Bal Harbour, Florida
Miami is a sexy city, but South Beach can be a little hectic for newlyweds. Travel 15 minutes north, and you’ll arrive in an area that’s chic, refined and incredibly luxe—Bal Harbour. This oceanfront playground is home to an elite community of hotels, shops and restaurants—the perfect honeymoon haven. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa is one of the most private hideaways, a boutique property with 124 guest rooms all with breathtaking oceanfront views. Understated luxury abounds at ONE, which features modern, warm decor and an incredible in-house art collection valued at more than four million dollars. If you crave a hotel with more in-your-face dazzle, try the St. Regis Bal Harbour. The area’s newest gem was designed by Canadian-based firm Yabu Pushelberg and will leave you breathless the moment you enter the opulent, deco-style mirrored lobby. There are 243 rooms and suites, all with ocean views and butler services available. Other not-to-be-missed experiences: treatments at the 14,000 square-foot Remède spa, dining at the Jean-Georges J&G Grill and a perusal of the wine vault stocked with 2,500 premium vintages. And let’s not forget shopping—the Bal Harbour Shops, the most famed luxury mall, is right across the street. Here you’ll find everything from Chanel to Prada and Harry Winston, as well as amazing eateries like Makoto and La Goulue.