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(2013 - Winter/Spring Issue)


This isn’t your grandma’s Sunny Isles Beach.

With a new nickname—Florida’s Riviera—to match its recently rebuilt beachfront, Sunny Isles Beach still offers everything that Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack loved about it, with a decidedly younger attitude and family-friendly feel.

Memories live strong here, where the town’s tourism director gets calls from out-of-towners wondering if that little hotel where they honeymooned in the 1950s or ’60s still exists. It might, as some art deco hotels remain. However many have been replaced by luxury high-rise hotels, including several with condo-style accommodation featuring full kitchens. They’re perfect for families or those who want to prepare a sunrise breakfast or romantic dinner to enjoy on the terrace.

Name Your Pleasure

Of course, this walkable, 6.5-square-kilometre town on the north end of Miami Beach isn’t just for families. It also offers great restaurants and bars—check out the swanky Alba Lounge at Sole on the Ocean or visit the new Bella Beach at Trump International Beach Resort, a luxurious yet relaxed restaurant right on the sand. And don’t forget, you have easy access to everything you love about South Florida.

Warm weather and the glistening ocean probably top that list. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, water-lovers truly appreciate this spot—whether they’re admiring the glorious views from their new high-rise hotels, jet-skiing and playing volleyball or simply walking the gorgeous four-kilometre-long beach (with Wi-Fi access, if you need it).

If you want to hit South Beach every night, it’s just 20 minutes down Collins Avenue. For top-notch shopping, try the Aventura Mall just across the causeway, hip South Beach to the south or the ultra-exclusive Bal Harbour Shops just minutes away. For hiking and canoeing and some of the best mountain biking in the area, head to Oleta River State Park. It’s about five kilometres and a world away from its urban location, with swimming areas, picnic spots, fishing holes and overnight cabins.

Travel Planner

For more details, visit sunnyislesbeachmiami.com or sibfl.net or call 305-792-1952. For easy access, fly into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It’s less than 20 kilometres north, and you won’t even have to get on the highway to reach your destination. We suggest the scenic drive along the ocean! And Sunny Isles Beach is a convenient and fun stop before or after a cruise. If you don’t want to rent a car, a shuttle bus will take you from the hotels to the Aventura Mall and nearby movie theatres and restaurants.

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