SUNNY ISLES BEACH, June 12, 2018 – Diverse in culture and abundant in natural beauty, Miami is a paradise for travelers seeking authentic experiences. With that in mind, Acqualina Resort & Spa is delighted to debut Acqua Experiences, a collection of highly curated lifestyle offerings available at the resort and around Miami with options for families, couples and solo travelers. Whether your preference is exploring the city’s world-renowned culinary scene or delving into nature, guests of Acqualina will discover South Florida with one-of-a-kind Acqua Experiences.
“We are thrilled to launch Acqua Experiences creating great travel experiences that will be truly valuable and memorable for our guests,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO and Partner of Acqualina Resort & Spa. “Our experts are knowledgeable and passionate in their respective fields and will make each activity and tour interesting and especially fun for the entire family.”
A complete list of Acqua Experiences is as follows:
Painting By The Sea
Surrounded by sun, sand, and sea on Acqualina’s front lawn, guests will unleash their creativity during a painting class led by Miami artist Haena Chen Biton of Painting Picnik. In this free-flowing, abstract painting lesson, Haena will guide guests in painting what you feel and not what you are told. Influenced by nature – and Haena’s meditation techniques – participants will depart with a beautiful keepsake to remember their time in South Florida and at Acqualina. Cost is $35 per person. The class is offered every Sunday from 10am to 11:30am.
Lounging on a yacht with a glass of rosé or diving beneath the Atlantic in search of marine life, Miami is the perfect place to spend a day on the water. Captain Matt of The Charter Agency has arranged for a private three-hour cruise exclusively for guests of Acqualina. Captain Matt will drop anchor at a popular sandbar so guests and their friends and family can swim, snorkel, or jump on a paddleboard and paddle around the sandbar. It’s recommended to keep cameras close as guests will likely see a variety of dolphins, turtles, and local wildlife. The Yacht Cruise is offered every Monday and lasts three hours. Cost is $180 for adults and $150 for children under 12.
Kayaking Through Oleta State Park
For guests feeling adventurous and looking to take the scenic route through Florida’s largest urban park, Acqualina invites adventure seekers to partake in a private kayak tour of Oleta River State Park led by Lauren, one of the park’s expert lead guides. The journey will begin as guests paddle through the mangroves and head into the calm blue waters of Biscayne Bay. Along the way, Lauren will share interesting facts about Florida’s ecosystem. Upon arrival to Sandspur Island, an hour’s paddle ride away, guests can swim, relax, and enjoy a light snack. From there, kayakers will paddle through a beautiful mangrove creek before returning to the Outdoor Center. The private kayak tour is offered daily starting at 10am. Cost is $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.
Learn to Scuba Dive
Certified PADI instructors Alejandro and Dara from Squalo Divers, a PADI Five Star Dive operation, will take water enthusiasts on a fantastic scuba experience and introduce an amazingly plentiful marine world in the warm, pristine waters of South Florida. Guests can choose from three distinctive scuba programs which all begin with a pool session at Acqualina Resort. Children 8 and older can participate in the Discover Scuba experience, which takes place in the hotel’s pool where they will get an introduction to some of the fundamental skills of scuba diving. Costs range from $99 for a pool session to $599 for PADI certification.
Miami Beach Style
Cutting-edge fashion abounds in Miami, where the streets are filled with designer boutiques and the beaches play host to waves of stylish sunbathers. For eye-catching coastal style, Amanda Gutierrez is on hand to help guests find
Valid from: Now through 12/31/2019
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award and the AAA Five Diamond Award. The resort features three oceanfront pools; a marine biology inspired kids' program; three restaurants, including Il Mulino New York; and an award-winning ESPA Spa with relaxation lounges, crystal steam rooms, Finnish saunas, Himalayan salt walls and experience showers. Guests can experience a heightened level of modern elegance with Acqualina's opulent room design, inspired by echoes of surf, sand and shimmering water.