Amazing Resorts You Have to Visit in Florida, USA

Indulge in a stay at the famous Breakers Hotel on a trip to Florida
Indulge in a stay at the famous Breakers Hotel on a trip to Florida | © Ian Dagnall Commercial Collection / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Audra Clemons
30 November 2020

Endless stretches of pristine white sand beaches make the state of Florida a beacon for visitors. With an average of 237 days of sunshine each year, there’s a reason people flock from all over the world to vacation here. From infinity pools overlooking the beach to private islands, here’s our picks for the must-visit resorts in the Sunshine State.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Resort, Chain Hotel
4.5/5 (973 Reviews)
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Courtesy of JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort / Expedia

Pristine private beaches, two outdoor pools, twelve (yes, twelve) restaurants, a full-service spa, bike trails, water sports, outdoor tennis courts, two private championship golf courses – there’s nowhere quite like the JW Marriott Marco Island for an activity-filled Floridian getaway. Luxurious guest rooms and suites feature their own private balconies, and keeping the kids entertained is easy at the Tiki Tribe kids’ club. For an adults-only escape, choose the Paradise by Sirene Experience complete with beach butler service and exclusive rooftop pool access.

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At a Glance

Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

The Miami Beach Edition

Resort, Chain Hotel
4.5/5 (651 Reviews)
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Courtesy of The Miami Beach EDITION / Expedia
An urban resort for the hedonists, the Miami Beach Edition offers resort-style amenities with boutique service. Sleek and sophisticated, the spacious rooms, suites, and bungalows are a masterclass in clean, minimalist design. A luxury spa, two outdoor pools, and a range of dining options – developed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten – will delight any discerning guest. The party really gets going at Basement Miami, an underground after-hours, anything goes space, complete with a nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Amara Cay Resort

Resort
4.4/5 (916 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Amara Cay Resort / Expedia
Laid-back luxe awaits at the Amara Cay Resort. Right on the beachfront in the Florida Keys, this relaxed resort is all about slow living. Sleep easy in guest rooms decked out in soothing neutral tones with touches of rattan and wood for a tropical feel. Kayaks and paddle boards are included in the resort fee, so you can make the most of the oceanfront location alongside evening firepits for stargazing.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Business Centre
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Resort
4.5/5 (419 Reviews)
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami
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Decadent and dramatic, Faena Hotel Miami Beach is a theatrical, immersive experience right on Miami Beach. Overtly glamorous rooms include vibrant rugs, ocean views, and flashes of Faena signature red. The show continues at Los Fuegos restaurant with open-fire cooking, innovative Filipino dishes at Pao, and al fresco dining at Veranda. Hosting shamanic rituals at the spa/healing house, nightly live music, and even its own theater putting on ambitious original productions, Faena Miami Beach is one hotel you definitely don’t want to miss.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

Acqualina Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Luxury
4.8/5 (373 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach / Hotels.com
Inspired by Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, sophisticated resort Acqualina is the best way to immerse yourself in seaside living. Tuck into the freshest seafood at the beachfront restaurant or indulge in a detoxifying body wrap with marine mud at the ESPA spa. Even the kids’ club has signature “Acqua-inspired” adventures, including alligator tag and jellyfish arts and crafts. Decompress in the lush gardens, complete with three oceanfront swimming pools and cabanas to rent.
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Free Wifi
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton

Resort
4/5 (108 Reviews)
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JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Embrace the easy-going vibes of the Florida Keys at the Reach. Make the most of the resort’s unbeatable location on the only natural-sand beach on Key West by trying scuba diving, sailing, or just requesting another piña colada from the poolside concierge. Dive deeper into Keys’ culture at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, just half a mile from the hotel, and devour freshly grilled seafood at the hotel’s Four Marlins restaurant.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel
Map View
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is an intimate resort in the Florida Keys, accessible only by seaplane or boat. You can truly escape the rest of the world here – there are no TVs in rooms and guests are asked to keep phones on silent around the resort. Stay in one of this private island’s beachfront bungalows with thatched roofs, an outdoor shower, and views of the big blue. Snorkel with tropical fish or soothe tight shoulders with a massage at the Balinese-style SpaTerre.

Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (941 Reviews)
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in Vero Beach, Florida
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Located in the quiet town of Vero Beach along the Atlantic Ocean, the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa offers beachside service, well-thought-out outdoor lounge areas, and a top-rated spa. Oceanfront dining is a given here – the tuna poke at on-site restaurant Cobalt is divine, and you’ll want to come back here for their brunch burger complete with house-made chorizo. Every room is equipped with a yoga mat for your morning practice, plus you can bring your pet along, too.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Casa Monica Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (963 Reviews)
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One of the great marvels in old St Augustine is the Casa Monica Resort & Spa, which was built in 1888. The Moroccan-themed hotel showcases an ornate lobby, fountains, fresco paintings, and chandeliers. You’ll be treated to a glass of champagne at check-in, plus the hotel has its own private beach, Ponte Vedra. Dining at the resort’s restaurant, Costa Brava, is also a must. Make sure you reserve a table, as it is a popular locale – alongside the Cobalt Lounge where you can sip Moscow mules and listen to live jazz.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

The Breakers

Resort, Hotel
4.8/5 (797 Reviews)
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Courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach / Expedia
Located on the island of Palm Beach, the Breakers is an Italian Renaissance-style resort with a private beach. If you’re looking for a Mediterranean-style beach club that pays homage to St Tropez, then this is the place. Tennis courts, a championship golf course, elegant poolside bungalows, and on-site boutiques – including Ralph Lauren and Lilly Pulitzer – are just a few features that set the Breakers apart from any other hotel.
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Free Wifi
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

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  • Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

    Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel
    4.5/5 (338 Reviews)
    Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
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    Surrounded by billowing oak trees and 13mi (21km) of white sand, the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island luxury hotel offers Southern hospitality and charm that holds true to its ancestors. Offering marble bathrooms and Italian linens, four restaurants, and tennis courts, the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island is second to none. Make sure you pay a visit to the spa – their signature Heaven in a Hammock massage combines traditional techniques with gentle rocking to mimic the tide.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff

    The Setai

    Resort, Hotel, Luxury
    4.7/5 (348 Reviews)
    The Setai
    Courtesy of The Setai / Expedia.com

    This high-end all-suite hotel is located oceanside, in the heart of the Art Deco District of Miami’s South Beach. With a modern design and Asian touches – including antique jade and teak accents – the Setai is sophisticated with a peaceful ambiance. The Ocean Grill delights the taste buds with flavorful Italian cuisine – from grilled octopus to Maine lobster spaghetti. Meanwhile the Bar & Courtyard offers light bites and an open-air space to enjoy warm Miami nights with near-nightly lounge music.

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    Free Wifi
    Full-service spa
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    The Biltmore

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
    4.5/5 (945 Reviews)
    Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
    Courtesy of Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables / Hotels.com
    Within the community of Coral Gables, Miami, sits the Biltmore – a palatial resort built in the 1920s. Consistently topping the best-of-the-best list since 1926, the Biltmore has housed guests as notorious as Al Capone and as noteworthy as Franklin D Roosevelt. The half-acre (0.2-ha) Biltmore pool is the largest hotel pool in continental USA, complementing an exceptional golf course and award-winning restaurants.
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    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff

    Island City House Hotel

    Hotel
    4.7/5 (662 Reviews)
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    Courtesy of Island City House Hotel / Expedia

    The Island City House Hotel is the oldest operating guest house hotel in Key West. The property consists of the Arch House, the Island City House, and the Cigar House – each building lends its own history and style to the property. Unlike the larger resorts on this list, Island City House offers a cosier, most intimate stay, as well as being only a four-minute walk from the restaurants and bars at Key West Bight Marina.

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    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Concierge Service
    Laundry Facilities

    Black Dolphin Inn

    Hotel
    4.9/5 (156 Reviews)
    Black Dolphin Inn
    Courtesy of Black Dolphin Inn / Booking.com

    You’ll find the Black Dolphin Inn in a quiet neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach, on Florida’s Space Coast and just minutes from the ocean. This historic inn is set in a meticulously restored colonial-style mansion, with gardens opening out onto a private dock. Each luxury room is decorated with vintage furniture, original art, and spa baths. Breakfast is included, which on weekends includes a special grilled cheese breakfast alongside fruit, omelettes, and hot coffee.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Bar/Lounge

    Additional reporting by Lorna Turnbull.

    These recommendations were updated on November 30, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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