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Awards & Accolades

Acqualina’s atmosphere and amenities were created for guests to enjoy themselves to the very fullest. Every effort was made and detail pored over to ensure that when one stays at our 5 star Florida hotel, the impression is lasting and unforgettable. It is rewarding to see that our good intentions have been duly noted.

Recognitions for 2014

2014 Magellan Award - Spa Destination, Family Destination & Beaches Category

2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award - Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award - Acqualina Spa by ESPA

2014 AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award

2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 


Recognitions for 2013

2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award - Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award - Acqualina Spa by ESPA  

2013 AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award

2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 

2013 Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotels in the Continental U.S.

2013 Spafinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards - Winner in Best for Weddings and Best Interior Design

Recognitions for 2012

2012 AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award

2012 Andrew Harper's Reader's Choice Award - Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts

2012 Leading Hotels of the World Commitment to Quality Award in North America

2012 Hotel and Travel Index's Superior Deluxe Award

2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States

2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards - Winner in Best Beach Spa, Best for Accommodation, Best Interior Design and Best Spa for Men  

2012 Fodor's Choice Property Award

Recognitions for 2011

2011 AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award

2011 Andrew Harper's Reader's Choice Award - Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts

2011 Spa of America's Top 100 Spas of 2011- #1 in Florida, # 5 Beach Experience and #29 worldwide

2011 U.S. News Best Luxury Hotels in the USA

2011 Fodor's Gold Choice Award

Recognitions for 2010

2010 AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award

2010 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards - Winner in Accommodation & Interior Design - ESPA and Top 10 Favorite Spa Product Brands category.

2010 Fodor's Choice Gold Award - Best Hotels for Kids & Families - Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

2010 Silver Plume Award - Manager of the Year by Where Magazine

Recognitions for 2009

2009 Allure Magazine's Best Day Spa in Miami

2009 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards - Recognized for honors including Best Spa for Accommodations, Interior Design, Luxury, Romance, Best Spa Therapist, and Best Spa Manager

Recognitions for 2008

2008 Conde Nast Traveller - Top Spas in the Americas and Caribbean

2008 Sun Post's Best Resort in Miami

2008 Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards


"...Acqualina Resort and Spa is a water lovers' paradise..." - Vanity Fair

"Acqualina...fabulous culinary choices and breathtaking views of the Atlantic offer a very different Miami experience" - Global Traveler

"Acqualina... one of the Top 100 Exclusive Luxury Resorts" - Robb Report

"The popular Acqualina Resort has Sunny Isles buzzing with activity" - New York Times

"Acqualina, one of the most unique resort facilities in the world" - Miami Herald

"Acqualina mixes touches of Collins Avenue grooviness with old-world nostalgia." - Travel & Leisure 

"Acqualina Spa By ESPA...An ocean sanctuary, world-renowned for creating a surreal sense of bliss." - SpaFinder

"Acqualina Spa By ESPA...consistently placed among top spas in the world." - Town & Country

"Acqualina Spa By ESPA delivers the experience and the result." - ABC News

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