Kids Painting Acqua Experience

Acqua Experiences

Diverse in culture and abundant in natural beauty, Miami is a paradise for travelers seeking authentic experiences without sacrificing luxury. With that in mind, Acqualina Resort & Spa recently debuted Acqua Experiences, a collection of highly curated lifestyle offerings at the resort and around Miami. Whether your preference is exploring the city’s world-renowned culinary scene or delving into nature, here are the best ways to discover South Florida with our one-of-a-kind Acqua Experiences.

Contact our Concierge to book your Acqua Experience today at 305.918.6860.

Wine Tasting With Sybrandt Windell

Join Sybrandt Windell,  Acqualina’s Director of Food & Beverage, as he takes you on a wine journey through different areas of the world. Each complimentary tasting will consist of 3 wines of the same varietal. The tasting experience is exclusive to all Hotel Guests and Residents and will be held at AQ overlooking the ocean, two Thursdays every month at 5:30pm. The format of the tasting is semi-formal with family style Hors d’oeuvre service.


Wildlife Experience

Acqualina guests and residents will experience an animal adventure like no other. During a presentation from expert exotic animal trainers, children, teens and families will learn interesting facts about the animals and have the opportunity to take photos together.

Available on select dates each month for one hour.


Arts & Crafts

Painting Workshop With Haena

Paint what you feel not what you are told is the concept behind this class taught by Miami Artist Haena Chen Biton of Painting Picnik. Haena will support guests through this free flowing abstract painting inspired activity where you’ll leave with a beautiful work of art.

The class is offered every Sunday from 11am to 12:30pm, $35 per participant

Learn to Swim

Swim season is year round in Miami. With our experienced instructor Oscar and his team from Miami Fitness, children will learn to master swimming skills in our Acqualina pools. Private instruction is offered for ages six months and older. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Available by appointment only, lessons are priced at $100 per hour.


Learn to Scuba Dive with Dara and Alejandro

Certified PADI instructors Alejandro and Dara from Squalo Divers, a PADI Five Star Dive operation, will take water enthusiasts on a fantastic scuba experience and introduce an amazingly plentiful marine world in the warm, pristine waters of South Florida. Guests can choose from three distinctive scuba programs. Costs range from $99 for a pool session to $599 for PADI certification.

Yacht Cruise with Captain Matt

Yacht Cruise With Captain Matt

Captain Matt of The Charter Agency has arranged for a private three-hour cruise exclusively for guests of Acqualina. It’s recommended to keep cameras close as guests will likely see a variety of dolphins, turtles, and local wildlife. The Yacht Cruise is offered every Monday. The minimum number of people is 5 and the maximum is 12. Cost is $180 for adults and $150 for children under 12.


Kayaking Tour With Lauren

Acqualina invites adventure seekers to partake in a private kayak tour of Oleta River State Park led by Lauren, one of the park’s expert lead guides. The journey will begin as guests paddle through the mangroves and head into the calm blue waters of Biscayne Bay. Upon arrival to Sandspur Island, an hour’s paddle ride away, guests can swim, relax, and enjoy a light snack. From there, kayakers will paddle through a beautiful mangrove creek before returning to the Outdoor Center. The private kayak tour is offered daily starting at 10am. Cost is $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under plus 18% service charge.

Miami Culinary Tours

Enjoy a taste of Miami with two distinctive culinary tours. The Magic City Little Havana and Latin Heritage Culinary Tour will take you into the heart of the sights and flavors that changed the landscape of Miami. Listen to historical accounts of different generations of Cuban Refugees, take a stroll down Calle Oche and see the epicenter of Cuban Culture in Miami while listening to live bands play Vintage Cuban music. Try a fresh, hand rolled cigar or taste the smoothness of authentic Cuban coffee or venture into Miami’s popular Wynwood Walls area for the Wynwood Food Tour. You will be treated to an array of local food offerings ranging from delicacies at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar to the delicious Salty Donut. The variety will keep everyone happy. Each tour is four hours and advanced reservations are required.

Shopping Tours

Miami’s Fashion Extravaganza

Our guides Myriam Angulo and Suzie Martinez of Couturista Travel will take guests on an inside look at Miami’s unique, multi-cultural fashion scene. Three distinctive shopping tours will provide a curated shopping experience through the unique districts of Miami. All tours include private chauffeured transportation, guide, lunch and activities. All tours will begin at the hotel inside the Spa Boutique.


Shopping Tours

Miami’s Fashion Extravaganza

1 person – $450 (private tour is from 10am to 5pm) | 2 to 10 people – $250 per person (from 9:30am to 5:30pm) | 11 to 15 people – $199 per person (9:30am to 5:30pm)

Secrets of Miami | Miami Design District & Wynwood | MiMo District & Upper Buena Vista

Art Tours

Miami’s Art Scene

Exploring Miami through the lens of a knowledgeable art expert is an ideal way to navigate the city’s sprawling contemporary art scene.  Local guide Betty Bricento of Couturista Travel will give you an insider’s experience where you can choose from everything including architecture, private art collections, contemporary art museums and even blue-chip artist studios. Tours include: private chauffeured transportation, guide and activities. All art tours begin inside the hotel at AQ Bar with a discussion about the original art collection.


Bedside Reading Story Hour

To complement our bedside program providing guests with complimentary best-selling books every month, we are delighted to offer story time for our younger guests with readings from some of the newest and most popular children’s books.

Select dates throughout the month.


Acqua Experience

Etiquette Class For Children With Stacey

Acqualina is delighted to partner with Stacey Mirander from The Etiquette Consultants to offer hands-on classes for children where they will learn the necessary skills and self-confidence to create a healthy character with classes focused on first impressions and valuable dining skills. Offered every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, $30 per child.

Pipe Photo Shoots

Photoshoots With Pipe

Miami “Photobiographer” Pipe Yanguas will capture the special memories and beautiful moments of guests staying at Acqualina. Pipe will use whatever moves the heart or drives their life as the theme for the photo shoot. He uses natural lighting and the photo shoot setting will be selected according to the guests’ preferences. Available by appointment only and must be booked 48 hours in advance.