Courtesy of The Tides South Beach
Carla Torres
October 23, 2014

There’s a reason Miami is known as the Magic City: Lovebirds just can’t get enough of our warm weather and striking sunsets, along with the long walks on the velvety white sands—perfect for making magic happen. From exceptional service to romance packages, Miami’s most amoré-friendly hotels, meanwhile, will make sure that you leave sun-kissed and deeper in love than ever before. How so? It’s the little things that count. Things such as a private candlelit dinner on a secluded beach. Or, perhaps being greeted with Welcome Sunrise cocktails upon check-in, or gourmet bedtime snacks brought to your room. Whether it’s couples massages or Egyptian linens or breakfast from a private oceanfront balcony in bathrobes, plenty of luxe hotels have figured out how to spoil couples on a romantic getaway. Regardless of how long you stay or have been in a relationship, one thing is certain — you’ll want this to last forever. 

Villa by Barton G.

At first glance, you won’t believe this is a hotel—perhaps because it was the former mansion of designer Gianni Versace. Indeed, you’ll feel as if you’re the only guests staying in one of the unique rooms of this opulent Italian-style villa that seems world’s away from South Beach’s neon-ridden streets, which are just on the other side of the gates. You may not be the only ones in the thousand-tile mosaic swimming pool, which was designed by Versace himself, and lined in 24-karat gold. But that’s okay—sharing is caring. From approximately $695 per night.

The Tides

This intimate beachfront oasis guarantees direct ocean views from every room. In-room spa treatments, round-the-clock dining, and Nespresso machines mean you don’t have to ever leave your romantic chamber. Consider the Amber suite: the cozy penthouse suite boasts spectacular views, as well as a spa bathroom with wraparound windows and a soaking tub for two that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. From approximately $350 per night.

Mandarin Oriental

Nestled on the exclusive island of Brickell Key, the Mandarin Oriental is a cosmopolitan darling that dazzles. Your love-cation will look something like this: whisked away on the glass elevator to the VIP couples spa suite for dual massages, champagne and strawberries. Then, you’ll melt away on the private beach and let your butler pamper you (as in, the beach butler). When the hunger strikes, stroll along the mile-long walking trail that takes you to La Mar by Gaston Acurio—Peru’s most famous chef. From approximately $319 per night.

The Biltmore

This 1920’s Coral Gables haunt is  jaw-droppingly dreamy. Hand-painted frescoes on the barrel-vaulted ceilings grace the lobby of this Mediterranean chateau. Couples can peruse the courtyard and lavish gardens, melt the day away in the iconic pool—the largest in the country—or partake in some afternoon tea. There’s also Palme D’or, Miami’s longest running French restaurant. Miami, je t’aime. From approximately $199 per night.

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

For the ultimate romantic getaway, head to the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, an island off the coast of Miami and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. After a day of watersports or tennis, you can watch the picturesque sunset from the adult pool, golden sands or your private oceanfront balcony. World-renowned for its first class service and spa, the Ritz-Carlton is passionate about catering to its guests, offering both twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndowns. From approximately $419 per night.

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