Acqualina is the #1 best destination resort in the U.S. for two consecutive years


SUNNY ISLES BEACH, August 18, 2023 –Acqualina Resort & Residences, the ultra-luxury resort located in Sunny Isles Beach, has been recognized as the Best Destination Resort in the U.S. in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today.

“We take immense pride in the distinction of being acknowledged as the Best Destination Resort in the nation by our cherished guests and the readers of USA Today marking our second consecutive year,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO & Partner. “We have worked very hard to achieve and maintain a high level of excellence and I am so proud of our incredible team.”

Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from and relevant expert contributors.

In addition to the USA Today award, Acqualina is also a proud recipient of the Forbes Five Star Award for both the hotel and spa for the 11th consecutive year and the AAA Five Diamond for the 15th consecutive year. Along with these prestigious accolades, US News & World Report named Acqualina the #1 Best Hotel and #1 Best Resort in the U.S. in their annual Best Hotel Awards and Tripadvisor named Aqualina the #1 Beachfront Hotel in the U.S.

Acqualina Resort stands as a destination within itself, exuding the allure of a Mediterranean villa with beachfront elegance. For more information, please visit

About Acqualina Resort & Residences
Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, the alfresco Costa Grill, Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, the new Avra Miami, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and AcquaMarine, an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. 

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Acqualina Resort & Residences