Places In Miami that will Change Your Life
Miami is a city with bright sunshine, vibrant art and culture, a buzzing dining scene, and yes, stunning beach views. Even though you tend to spend a few hours or more in the city taking pictures in front of murals in Wynwood it is widely becoming a place for wellness travel and transformational experiences. We have compiled a curated list of our favorite transformational hotel experiences in Miami where you can seek and find deep meaningful growth that you can take home with you and share with friends and family.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Faena Miami Beach’s one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars, lounges, and world-class theater offer an impressive lineup of rich entertainment and unique experiences, including ambitious original productions, hands-on cooking classes, nightly live music, concerts, meditations and more.
1 Hotel South Beach Miami
Occupying the entire oceanfront block of Collins Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, 1 Hotel is at the nexus of two Miami beaches. To the south, it’s the frenetic decadence of South Beach with its nightclubs, restaurants, and revelers. To the north, it’s Mid-Beach, the up-and-coming terrain of sophisticated hotels and elegant eateries. It puts luxury travelers in an ideal position to take advantage of everything Miami Beach has to offer while staying slightly out of the fray for a quiet night’s sleep.
1 Hotel is at the frontier of eco-luxury with a 900-meter ‘living wall’ composed of 11,000 varieties of local plants crawling up the façade. Nearby, beneath the port cochere, white Teslas (electric cars) are docked in their charging stations. An expansive whitewashed, sun-drenched lobby, composed of natural wood and comfortable canvas sofas, is appropriately elegant. The 15 square-meter main pool, on an elevated plaza, puts the ocean at mesmerizing eye level. The narrow rooftop pool is an equally splendid hideaway with 360-degree views.
Some of the largest rooms in South Beach are found at this 426-room resort. Executed beautifully by design firm Meyer Davis, they immediately put you in Zen mode with rustic-edged wooden tables, gold coral sea fans printed on the walls, and reclaimed Colorado beetle kill pine wood, naturally dyed a cornflower blue due to the insidious bugs.
Beds are plush and pretty, on raised platforms begging to be used, while the bathrooms are equally inviting and oversized with Calacatta marble soaking tubs, rainfall showers with peek-a-boo windows, and trough sinks. While not every room has a balcony, many do, and an ocean-facing room is far superior to the city view.
The Confidante Hotel
Originally built in the 1940s, The Confidante is a nostalgic and playful celebration of its retro-glam roots. The Miami Beach retreat is ideally located between the hustle of South Beach and the bustle of Miami’s hip art districts. Enjoy vibrant mid-century modern décor, rainfall showers, and views of either the Atlantic Ocean or Miami skyline. Upgrade to an Ocean View Suite for a wraparound corner balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sprawling ocean vistas.
Lounge under a colorful cabana or bungalow at one of our two heated outdoor pools— including an adult-only pool. Poolside service includes a personal attendant so you can bask in the sunshine with specialty cocktails and casual cuisine.
Enjoy direct access to famous Miami Beach and our Art-Deco inspired beach chairs, along with service from a personal attendant. Get active on the Miami Beach boardwalk—the perfect place for strolling or bicycling.
Combining everything that’s great about Miami, The Backyard lets you al fresco dining, craft cocktails, and great energy in our stylish outdoor lounge area. Good vibes culminate by night amongst the palm trees with a refreshed evening ambiance.
Work up a sweat in our indoor/outdoor fitness center. Guests enjoy exclusive access to virtual fitness classes from Miami’s top fitness studios. Stream from your hotel room, poolside, or around our grounds.
Limited Time Only
Acclaimed Miami-based art dealership and gallery, Marcel Katz Art (AKA The Art Plug), has partnered with French NY-based art consultant and Salvador Dali expert Bertrand Epaud, to debut the first-ever Dali sculpture museum to exist in Miami here at The Confidante Miami Beach!
Coined ‘The Real Surreal,’ the exhibit features a collection of rare and treasured works of modern art created by one of the most famous figures in art history: world-renowned Spanish Surrealist icon Salvador Dali.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
At Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, innovative wellness and balanced indulgence come together in one extraordinary beachfront setting. With the largest spa and wellness facility on the Eastern Seaboard, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort elevates the traditional spa experience through cutting-edge technology, medically-focused treatments, unique therapies, and access to doctors and wellness experts all under the same roof. At the heart of The Spa is our Thermal Experience, which mirrors European wellness traditions by using the restorative properties of water to promote well-being.
Our comprehensive spa and wellness resort provides the perfect escape while you stay in our spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom luxury apartments, which are among the largest accommodations in Miami Beach. Each luxury apartment benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking breathtaking views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the Miami skyline, as well as a separate living room, fully equipped kitchen, and spa-like bathroom.
At our indoor and outdoor dining options, local ingredients take center stage for healthy, delicious dishes of the highest integrity. Enjoy fresh juice from The Corner Store, savor a beautifully-composed salad poolside, dine on contemporary Mediterranean cuisine at the Strand at Carillon Miami, and order a late-night treat up to your luxury apartment after an evening out. At Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, optimal health is savored and celebrated, and we welcome you to gather, mingle, and indulge in balance.
The Standard Hotel
Located on Belle Isle, steps away from the action of South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is its own private paradise set amidst peaceful tropical gardens and the Biscayne Bay. The breezy, soothing guest rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs. Spa services meld the traditional with the holistic with a variety of treatments from facials and massages to astrology and health coaching. The Gardens offer a place to lounge in the swings or by the fire pit. The main pool is the center of our outdoor hydrotherapy playground also featuring an arctic plunge pool and waterfall hot tub. The Lido Bayside Grill offers a perfect warm-weather, sun-kissed global-inspired menu with incredible views. There’s also a juice café and gym with the latest Peloton equipment.