Five-Star Style

By Lane Nieset

With its Mediterranean villa-inspired look and prime beachfront locale in Sunny Isles, Acqualina Resort & Residences is a seaside haven that has everything for a perfect escape without needing a passport. Sprawling across 4.5 acres bordered by the Atlantic’s white sandy shores, the luxury hideaway has a spa that rivals some of the best in the country and dining worthy of culinary capitals like New York. While Acqualina may feel like one of the state’s best-kept secrets, it’s continuing to come out on top.

This year, Acqualina was rated Best Destination Resort in the U.S. in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards; received Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Hotel and Five Star Spa ratings for the 11th consecutive year; and earned AAA Five Diamond status for the 15th time in a row. As if these accolades aren’t prestigious enough, Acqualina racked up a few others, including #1 Best Hotel and #1 Best Resort in the US in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hotel Awards. On Tripadvisor, Acqualina ranked No. 1 Beachfront Hotel in the US — making it in the top 1% of hotels worldwide — No. 2 Luxury Hotel in the US and No. 5 Hotel in the US. If reviewers on the world’s largest travel site are raving, you know you’re in for something truly spectacular during your next stay at Acqualina.