Luxury Holidays in Miami: an Overview

The best American cities have something in common - a population that appears to consist entirely of actors starring in their own (award-winning, naturally) screenplays.

Had Bill 'all the world's a stage' Shakespeare visited Manhattan he'd have loved the 'I'm walkin' here!' mock grumpiness of New Yawkers and seen the piquant poignancy in the thwarted dreams of endless wannabes in Los Angeles.

These cities are more than the sum of their bit parts but they are nothing compared to Florida's finest, a city where the sheer self-confidence of the locals, despite the economic shoeing of the last few years, reaches epic proportions.

It is, quite simply, all about me in Miami, with several scenes playing out at any one time - the buzzing contemporary art scene, a dance music scene threatening to rival that in Ibiza, the extremely sexy Cuban exile scene, and a gay see and be scene. It all adds up to one of the best urban environments for a luxury holiday anywhere in the world right now.

Best of all, Miami is the gateway to many of our favourite destinations in Latin America. Rather than passing through the monster that is Miami International Airport and being made to feel like a terrorist in transit, why not spend a night or two in Miami on route to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru or Ecuador and enjoy one of the coolest combos of destinations anywhere on the planet.

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Visit The Wynwood District

Known for its many colourful murals, the Wynwood District is Miami's art mecca, home to the highest concentration of street art in the country. Stroll along vibrant streets home to a hip young crowd and enjoy the funky art galleries, chic clothing boutiques, stylish bistros and late-night bars. Make sure to attend the monthly Wynwood Art Walk and experience a night of iconic street art, culture and food.

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Miami Day Tour

Get a feel for Miami's eclectic tapestry of neighbourhoods on a day tour. Visit Coconut Grove, Miami's original neighbourhood and the oldest inhabited area in the city, and soak up its warm laid back atmosphere with charming boutiques, quirky galleries and sidewalk cafes. Visit Little Havana, Miami's vibrant Cuban heart, and admire the stylish 1930s architecture in the Art Deco District, home to over 800 'Miami Modern' buildings

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Soho Beach House

Spend the day soaking up the sun at the swanky Soho Beach House overlooking iconic Miami beach. Founded as a private club for the film and creative industries, this art-deco hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing beach day and world class people spotting. Swim laps in the pool, enjoy waiter service at the beach, dine at the rooftop taqueria and tequila bar and have a late afternoon coffee at the Cuban bar.

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Enjoy Miami’s Nightlife

Experience Miami's music scene at Bayside Marketplace, a more relaxed alternative to South Beach which is famous for its nightlife. Stretching along the waterfront among the superyachts are numerous restaurants and bars, and there is live music on offer every night. Or to experience a taste of Cuban culture (the island is only about 100 miles away), spend an evening in the neighbourhood of Little Havana.

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A Note on Price

A weekend in Miami will cost around £900 per person, but you can also easily spend three weeks of complete luxury on holidays in the USA which cost in excess of £10,000 per person.

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