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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach, which are both located just north of Miami Beach, offer hotels and resorts that fit every vacation style. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, a top family vacation spot or an extended stay hotel for business travel, you’ll find a check-in for every whim.

Bal Harbour

Beach Haus Bal Harbour

If you want to vacation as if you live in Bal Harbour, the elegant, waterfront Beach Haus Bal Harbour has bragging rights to residence-style studios and one- and two-bedroom units, which are great for families or extended stays. Each of the “hauses” are within walking distance to the beach, and you can zip around on one of the hotel bikes to explore the neighborhood. You’ll also be conveniently close to high-end shopping center, Bal Harbour Shops.

The Ritz-Carlton
Relax on the beach at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour

The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is a high-end option for privacy and pampering. It’s perfectly perched at the tip of Bal Harbour, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sun yourself on a beach bed on the semi-private beach, then retreat to exhale Spa for a barre workout and a relaxing spa service. Have brunch or dinner at Artisan Beach House for fresh seafood and another chance to soak up those incredible views.

Sea View
Lounge at the Sea View Hotel's beach and pool

Sea View Hotel

For something more boutique-style, choose the tropical-cool Sea View Hotel, where you can stay in a newly renovated guest room overlooking either the Atlantic Ocean or glistening Biscayne Bay. A vacation here is meant for lounging on the beach or floating in the pool, where you can kick back at the pool bar for a cocktail or catch a game on the TVs. Pro tip: You can also rent a cabana for the day.

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Spend a luxurious day by the pool at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Those seeking opulence and stellar service will find both at the oceanfront St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Relax at one of two infinity pools (one is reserved for adults only), or hide away in an oceanfront day villa with butler service. When it’s time to dine, indulge in a Greek-inspired meal at Atlantikos, and don’t miss the Champagne sabering ceremony at the bar each evening to celebrate the end of another perfect day.

Acqualina Recreation Pool
Relax by any of Acqualina's three pools

Sunny Isles Beach

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Like a grand dame presiding above four beachfront acres, Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach is a luxurious haven for active families or couples looking for a romantic getaway. Recalling a seaside playground that you’d find in the Mediterranean, the resort’s standout features include an oceanfront living room dotted with red-and-white sofas, chairs and umbrellas, as well as three pools. The resort offers strong programming for kids, and couples are treated to indulgences like an adults-only pool and a Royal Spa Suite for private pampering. If you choose to dine on-site, choose from Il Mulino New York for an Italian feast, or creative Japanese fusion cuisine at Ke-uH restaurant.

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

You’ll discover non-stop fun along with a taste of nostalgia at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, which has been a fixture in Sunny Isles Beach since 1968. Relax under tiki huts on the beach or soak up the rays on the sprawling pool deck. Families will enjoy all of the daily activities, as well as the resort’s prime location next to the Newport Fishing Pier.

Sole Beach
Spend a day on Solé Miami's beach

Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort

Luxury abounds at Solé Miami, where guests can unwind and work on their tan at the private beach club, or keep up with their workout routine at the fitness center equipped with sauna and steam rooms. Take a dip in the oceanfront pool. It’s a perfect place for sipping cocktails at the built-in bar. Cap off another day in paradise at BALEENkitchen, an oceanfront restaurant that also boasts a great happy hour.

Trump International Aerial
Bring the whole family to Trump International Beach Resort

Trump International Beach Resort

This condo-hotel caters to the entire family, with roomy suites fitted with kitchens and laundry facilities. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Trump International Beach Resort presents many ways to enjoy the waterfront lifestyle, with an expansive pool dotted with waterfalls, air-conditioned cabanas and hot tubs, along with comfy chairs and umbrellas on the beach.

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