Weekend Getaway: Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach


There are many ways to say, “I love you.” But saying it with a weekend getaway is sure to get the point across. If you’re bold enough to sweep your sweetheart off their feet with a surprise escape, Acqualina Resort and Spa is a tropical option with plenty of romance. With 4.5 beachfront acres and private poolside cabanas, you can settle in and leave the world behind, with your honey in tow.

Just an hour outside bustling Miami, Acqualina Resort and Spa provides a respite from the hectic, demanding city lifestyle that can make romance harder to come by. Pull up to the expansive driveway, hand your keys to the valet, and commit to some quality time with your sweetheart as soon as you step through the threshold. Marble lobby floors lead to a check-in desk where you pick up the keys to your waterfront suite, with a balcony just overlooking the lapping waves of the ocean. But before retreating to your room, you’ll want to relax and rid yourself of any tension and stress.

Just past the front desk lies the entrance to the spa, where you book some quality time for you and your love to begin your weekend on a relaxing note. Slip into your plush spa robe and slippers: your outfit for the day. Refreshing cucumber mint tea, the flavor du jour, pairs surprisingly well with the signature lavender cookies — a small treat to enjoy together before beginning your indulgent day.

Enjoy a private escape in the dimly lit suite made for two, as you sink into the lavish couches where you’ll begin your exfoliating foot scrubs. The scent of orange blossom is invigorating throughout your decadent foot treatment, and you select different scents for the oils and scrubs that will smooth your skin during the massage treatments. Together, you melt into the parallel warmed massage beds and lose yourselves to the perfect relaxation of the moment, before rinsing off in a luxurious steam shower.

Pack a bathing suit and spend some time together between treatments lounging by the spa’s private pool. Take in a view of the ocean and swaying palm trees, which beckon even the busiest couples to relax, hold hands, and take in the beauty of the outdoors. Cuddle up with a dip in the outdoor Jacuzzi, or splash around under the Roman waterfall — a surefire way to unwind and reconnect.

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Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160

(305) 918-8000

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