What we love
Big is indeed beautiful and clever! And we love that no matter how small we are in comparison, our needs and wishes are as important as if we were royalty.
Setting the scene
In an unusual architectural triumph, every one of the rooms at St Regis Bal Harbour has an ocean view, each from balconies. And perhaps that is one of the reasons it earned the Forbes five-star and AAA Five Diamond Awards for 2014; that and its impeccable attention to detail, unwavering butler service, sumptuous food, and an enviable location, just across the road from the Bal Harbour shops and restaurants. With over 200 rooms it's surprisingly unencumbered by size, in fact its sheer presence as it stands proudly on Miami's famous waterfront is more that of confidence than anything, and after years of experience and satisfied customers, it should be.
As all the rooms are oceanfront, that's one thing you can check off your priorities list. So then it's all just down to size, how many, and how much. How many bathrooms, size of bed, maximum occupancy, whether you want a butler.
With a hotel of this size it's not surprising there is an array of restaurants, all as grand as the rest of it. J&G Grill is a contemporary bar and grill, and is overseen by Bradley Kilgore, Chef de Cuisine. It serves the finest quality meats, freshest seafood, vegetables and local ingredients all combined perfectly to create an exquisite dining experience. Atlantico is for breakfast serving traditional French pressed teas and brioche French toast marinated for 24 hourse for a bread pudding-type centre. For light snacks throughout the day whilst on the beach Fresco Beach Bar & Grill takes the stress out of sunbathing. And for winding down at the end of the day, visit the only live music venue in Bal Harbour, St Regis Bar, where you can find well crafted cocktails and rare vintage wines.
From its central location near the famous Bal Harbour shops and right on the world renowned Miami beach, St Regis Bal Harbour is a teaming hub of amenities, from private cabanas and day beds on its 1,000sq ft stretch of private beach to the two outdoor infinity pools. An athletic club for all things active and body pumping to the 14,000sq ft Remede Spa with a full range of treatments, as well as a salon.
Children are welcome at St Regis Bal Harbour, where there is a children's club for guests from 4-12. Known as the Sea Turtle Club it incorporates all aspects of educational learning and play through interactive games and computers, sports, cooperative games and team building.
St Regis Bal Harbour is 15 miles from Miami International Airport.
- £1360pp for 3 nights room-only in a Deluxe Ocean View Room, including flights and transfers