The perfect destination for a tranquil beach getaway, Florida’s shores offer a chance to relax and unwind with a tropical cocktail as you dig your toes in the soft white sand and feel the tranquil ocean breeze. You have your pick of beach surroundings, from the party-filled Miami to the quiet shores in North Florida, where you can visit celebrity-filled restaurants or pamper yourself in a luxurious spa. A combination of 5-star amenities with ocean views, these are the most luxurious beachfront hotels in Florida.
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A sprawling 140-acre resort in Palm Beach, The Breakers was originally constructed as the Palm Beach Inn in 1896 by Henry Morrison Flagler. Here you’ll find 538 rooms. Couples can enjoy its oceanfront grounds with nine restaurants, four swimming pools, 12 boutique shops, an 18-hole golf course and 10 tennis courts.
One of the most luxurious beachfront hotels in Miami, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is where you’ll be treated like a celebrity. Some of the highlights of this resort include spacious guest rooms and suites with oceanfront balconies, two infinity pools and three on-site dining options. You’re just an arm’s length away from the boutique shops at Bal Harbour Shops and lively clubs in South Beach. Recharge with a pampering body treatment at Remede Spa or indulge in Greek delicacies at Atlantikos.
A luxury resort in Palm Beach, Four Seasons Palm Beach lives up to its brand name with spacious rooms, ocean views and top-notch service. You’re spoiled for choice in where you want to swim, as a freshwater pool area sits just minutes from the beach. Soothe your skin at the on-site spa or indulge in Italian cuisine at the on-site Jove Kitchen & Bar before winding down in one of the contemporary rooms and suites featuring down bedding and flatscreen TVs.
The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury sanctuary in Naples. You’ll find 446 well-appointed guest rooms and 47 suites to choose from, in addition to miles of pristine beaches to explore, seven restaurants and an on-site spa. Spend your days exploring the quaint downtown area and natural landscapes before retreating to your spacious room with balcony views of the Gulf of Mexico.
In operation since 1928, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Jacksonville is an iconic hotel with a storied pedigree. You’ll find a wide array of amenities at this hotel to keep you busy, from the 15 tennis courts and 36 holes of golf to the luxurious spa and four oceanfront swimming pools. Exuding opulence and stateliness, the 249 rooms each offer dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean. You have nearly a dozen options for when hunger strikes, from fine dining to cozy cafes, while stand-up paddleboards, fat tire beach bikes and ocean kayaks are available when you’re up for an adventure.
Acqualina Resort & Spa gives the full 5-star experience, as the luxury haven is nestled on 4.5 acres along the Sunny Isles Beach. Recently named as one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in the World, guests can choose from 98 spacious guest rooms and suites, with upgraded rooms featuring stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Lounge at the beach or at the resort’s three oceanfront swimming pools, where private cabanas with personalized services are also available. II Mulino New York serves award-winning Italian cuisine, while AQ Chop House by Il Mulino blends a modern steakhouse with Mediterranean flavors, and Costa Grill on the beach offers a menu of laid-back American bites. Unwind with a luxurious massage at 20,000-square-foot, two-story sanctuary at Acqualina Spa by ESPA.
A beautiful nod to the Gatsby era, Boca Raton Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort was built by famed Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner in the 1920s. An enclave of luxury and seaside charm, the Mediterranean inspired property sits just a few steps from the stunning South Florida coastline. It’s delightful pink exterior lures you in, while its luxurious rooms, 11 award-winning restaurants and its 50,000 square foot Waldorf Astoria Spa with caviar facials will having you coming back for more.
Nestled on seven picturesque acres in front of the Atlantic Ocean, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa boasts spacious rooms with coastal chic furnishings and decor, a personal concierge and ocean views. You won’t want to miss experiencing its famous 42,000-square-foot Eau Spa that features a tropical garden with hanging chairs, luxury cabanas, waterfalls and Jacuzzis in addition to adorable rubber duckies and a scrub and polish bar. Dine on farm-to-table cuisine at Angle, or head to Temple Orange for a fusion of Mediterranean and Floridian flavors.
Nestled on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Henderson Park Inn is a luxurious hotel with Victorian-inspired furnishings and a large veranda with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. This adults-only all-inclusive resort boasts an intimate ambiance with only 36 spacious suites, where you’ll find panoramic views of the Gulf and white sand beach. Enjoy complimentary wine, grapes, and chocolates and take in the surreal views of Florida’s famous sunsets on your oceanfront terrace.
Consistently voted one of the top family-friendly resorts in Florida, South Seas Island Resort is a massive 335-acre property on Captiva Island surrounded by water. This full-service resort feels as luxurious as the name suggests, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find another resort in the state with more activities. Explore this property on a trolley to the 18 swimming pools, water slides, private restaurants, shops, golf course, a full-service spa, and a nature center where you can observe live animals. You’ll lay your head in low-rise accommodations that are spread throughout the property where you can easily reach the 2.5 miles of picturesque beach and mangrove areas.