The beachfront Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is just minutes from downtown Miami, but feels as if it’s on a secluded island. Guests enjoy all the benefits and privacy of staying at a private resort, yet are close to popular restaurants and destinations in Key Biscayne, Brickell, and South Beach. It’s a draw for families or couples who would rather not be in the hustle and bustle of Miami.
Guest rooms, suites and residences feature island-inspired décor, spacious layouts and
balconies with resort, island or ocean views. The oceanfront Lightkeepers restaurant, named for the Cape Florida Lighthouse, highlights Florida ingredients. In the Rumbar/Lobby Lounge, guests are transported to 1940s Havana with live Latin music, palmetto ceiling fans, and more than 85 varieties of rum, plus piscos and cachacas. The resort also features a tennis center, a spa, and two oceanfront pools. The spa dedicates nearly half of their treatment menu to local, time-honored wellness practices and indigenous ingredients.
Best Bet: The hotel is popular with Miami locals, too, for dinner and tequila—its Mexican restaurant, Cantina Beach, offers over 100 varieties of tequila.
Visit: 455 Grand Bay Dr.; Key Biscayne, FL, 305-365-4500; www.ritzcarlton.com