Always A New (Acqua) Experience

By Michelle Payer

Acqua Experiences have long been a mode of self-discovery and self-expression. Now, with CDC and World Health Organization safety measures firmly in place, they’re even more carefree with classes and experiences reserved exclusively for solo guests and members of the same family. The newest adventure, AQUAMERMAID classes, available by appointment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 1 p.m and 3 p.m., fuses monofin and synchronized swimming into a memorable one-hour core workout for adults and a real-life Ariel experience for kids ages seven and older.

Children ages two to seven can “Swim with a Mermaid,” who leads games, poses for photos, and entertains little ones under the close eye of watchful parents. Kids who don’t yet know how to swim can learn on vacation in a safe, professional setting with Oscar and his team from Miami Fitness. As Miami’s azure waters are a global siren song for their underwater life, treat dad – and the whole family – to scuba lessons with PADI instructors from Squalo Divers, a PADI Five Star Dive operation. With the Atlantic Ocean being such an enormous part of the Miami – and Acqualina – experience, these are extraordinary – and private – memory-making adventures you’ll experience nowhere else. Reservations for all Acqua Experiences can be made through the hotel concierge..