Located on one of the islands along the Venetian Causeway off Miami Beach, the Standard Spa is perfect for organic falalfel eating, kaftan wearing types, and actually anyone else with an eye for the aesthetic and a sense of style.

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland
Image of Will Boocock

Will, Kate B and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

There are 150 rooms in low-rise buildings and each has a pathway leading out to the meditation garden and the gorgeous infinity pool. There are quite a few room categories, ranging from a standard garden room to a Bay View Suite. Top of the pile, though, are the bath terrace rooms, which pretty much do what they say on the tin - with baths on the terrace (with a curtain across for a little more privacy). The rooms themselves are simply designed with wooden floors, raised white beds, gossamer curtains and a great airy feel. The idea is that guests only really use the rooms to sleep in and spend the rest of time in the spa and other common area.

The food across the board is designed to be healthy and wholesome and the Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill is inspired by traditional Mediterranean diets and lifestyles, with a menu filled with organic meats and fish, olive oil, fresh herbs and bio-dynamic wines.

The Standard offers an enormously vast array of activities, spa treatments and workshops. From acupuncture, life coaching, Pilates, pedicures and massages to a steam room, hammam, sauna, infinity pool (overlooking Biscayne Bay), plunge pool, hot tub, paddle boarding, fitness centre and bikes to rent. There is a beautiful garden with swings and a fire pit, a mud lounge designed for those who like the idea of covering yourself in clay and finally a great little shop in the lobby selling super cool brands of sunglasses, swimwear and gifts.

Why we love it

Image of Alexandra Heriot Maitland

The Standard Spa has a great chilled out communal atmosphere - picture cool media types tapping away on their Macbooks while sipping on detox smoothies.

Alexandra, Original Traveller


Key Info

Number of rooms


Eco Rating




Other places to stay in Miami

The pool at SLS South Beach, luxury hotel in Miami

SLS South Beach

Located in one of the tallest Art Deco buildings on Collins Avenue, SLS is uber cool and one of the go-to hotels of the moment, for the in crowd anyway.

The beach at The Setai, luxury hotel in Miami

The Setai

Although a little calmer than its party animal neighbours (some say boring, others say phew), the Setai’s location in the heart of Miami’s South Beach is spot on.

Poolside at The Tides, luxury hotel in Miami

The Tides

Located on Ocean Drive (the good end), Tides is just across the road from the beach and within walking distance of all the places a first time visitor should go.

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

COMO’s first foray into America, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is a new luxury hotel in, as the convoluted name suggests, Miami.

The Betsy, Miami

The Betsy

The Betsy is a beach side hotel located at the end of Ocean Drive, in Miami’s ever so cool Art Deco District, that’s just undergone a swish refurbishment (hello new rooftop pool).

Start creating your tailored trip today

Will, Kate B and Alexandra are our Miami experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online