Miami’s Coconut Grove is a laid-back, artsy place where residents run on island time. And who can blame them? This South Florida neighborhood’s sunny climate and palm-lined waterfront demand a leisurely pace of life, whether you’re slurping a frozen cocktail in the shade, doing free park yoga or sailing around Biscayne Bay. Here’s our guide on what to do in Coconut Grove.
Barely-there waves, consistent wind and water that’s never deeper than 13ft – the Bay of Key Biscayne is an excellent place try your hand at sailing. It’s quick to learn the ropes on an easy-to-maneuver 13ft Hobie Wave Catamaran, so you’ll be cruising around solo in no time. Experienced sailors can head further away from shore – look out for the incredible creatures of the South Florida seas, such as pelicans, bottlenose dolphins and eagle rays.
Enter the ‘secret garden’ on Hotel Arya’s stylish terrace, decked out with festoon lights, lanterns and shady trees. This hideaway is a super romantic spot, especially underneath starry night skies. The menu features European-style snacks and meals, such as prosciutto and brie cheese sandwiches, pear and blue cheese salad and tonnarelli pasta with lobster. Great with a glass of cold white vino – or for something non-alcoholic, you can’t beat the homemade lemonade.