Sunny Isles Beach

New Developments and Summer Experiences Sunny Isles Beach is a top travel destination with a variety of activities to keep any vacationer pleased. Set 15 miles north of downtown Miami, Sunny Isles Beach is the perfect location for individuals who want to enjoy everything a luxurious beach setting has to offer. With annual festivals, outdoor activities and exquisite shopping, Sunny Isles Beach has plenty to offer for the perfect summer getaway. Take a look at some of the exciting news in Sunny Isles Beach!
The City of Sunny Isles Beach is proud to announce the grand reopening of the Newport
Fishing Pier, the only public fishing pier in Miami-Dade County. The completely re-built
Newport Fishing Pier reopened on June 15th
. With the reopening of the pier, visitors once
again have access to this popular recreational site for fishing, with a wide variety of species
caught, including Spanish mackerel, snapper, kingfish and bluefish. The pier features a
public fishing concession and a restaurant (opening by April 2014). The Pier’s Grand
Opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting and fireworks display over the beach.
Visitors to Sunny Isles Beach can experience one of the largest urban state parks in
Florida, located inside Oleta River State Park. Blue Moon Outdoor invites guests to try
stand-up paddle-boarding where they can experience the outdoors during the day – and
now, at night! Night Time Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours include boards with a light beneath
the boarders to help guide them and light the waters beneath them. Adventure seekers can
rent boards on their own or take a guided tour through Oleta River State Park on the
northernmost part of Biscayne Bay. Other great outdoor activities provided include
kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and camping.
Florida’s Riviera is gearing up for its 6th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest. This
year’s Jazz Fest will be held from November 15-17 and will celebrate “Women in Jazz.”
The event, produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach and the city’s partners, is expected to
attract more than 2,000 festival goers. Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fests have featured
renowned jazz musician David Benoit and American jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra, Ed Calle
and the Neville Brothers. Jazz Fest 2013 is sure to be an exciting occasion not to be missed!
A new park is set to open in Sunny Isles Beach during 2014 — Gateway Park. The park will
be the city’s “flagship” park and will greet visitors as they enter the City. It will function as a
multi-use space available for visitors and locals to relax and will feature a parking garage,
an interactive water feature, playground, walking path, indoor and outdoor restaurant
space, open lawn, butterfly garden and performance stage. In a city only 2.5 miles long, Sunny Isles Beach has more than 9 parks, which boast activities for families, individuals and
friends looking to spend time near or on the water.
The City of Sunny Isles Beach has recently approved a plan to replace the soccer field at
Senator Gwen Margolis Park with artificial turf. The benefits of artificial turf include lower
maintenance costs, increased playability and fewer injuries (due to the field’s even playing
surface and durability), and environmental benefits (i.e. they are pesticide-free and save on
water). The project has been completed and the field has reopened for use by the general
public. Hours of operation are 9:30am – 8:00pm daily and the new field has four soccer
fields marked (where three can be used simultaneously), to provide for maximum usability
with city programs. The City also runs various programs at this park, including Soccer
Camps during the summer, Recreational and Competitive Soccer during the school year,
and Adult Soccer Tournaments seasonally. Residents are welcome to utilize the field for
games and practice, as well, through the City Sports Field Permit Request.
Sunny Isles Beach serves as a great pre- or post-cruise destination. Many ships are coming
to the Port of Miami including the Regent 7 Seas, Carnival Breeze, Disney Oceania Cruises
and Celebrity. Starting this year, the MSC Divina will become a year round ship based out of
Miami, Florida. In January 2014, Norwegian’s “Norwegian Getaway” will also be launched as
a year-round ship based out of Miami, and the Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
has announced that Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess will call the Port her home starting
in fall 2013. With the arrival of these ships, cruise passengers can arrive a few days before
their cruise departure to enjoy spending time with their family in Oleta River State Park,
doing a bit of shopping at Aventura Mall, or they can enjoy a relaxing beach vacation upon
their return.
Couples interested in a destination wedding in Florida should look no further than Sunny
Isles Beach. Aside from the 4 and 5 star luxury properties available for a memorable
oceanside ceremony and reception, Sunny Isles Beach has hidden gems where couples can
tie the knot. For couples who crave a little bit of history for their big day, The Ancient
Spanish Monastery has everything that they may be looking for. The Monastery can
accommodate weddings of 10 to 150 guests depending on the couples’ needs. Unlike any
other Florida wedding location, guests can choose from an indoor wedding at one of three
chapels or one of five outdoor spaces in one of the Monastery’s lovely gardens. For another
unique wedding locale, the Dezer Collection offers a completely new spin on nuptials at the
Dezer Showplace and James Bond Gallery and Lounge, where parties can dine, dance and
revel at the Miami Auto Museum’s collection of outstanding classic cars. Sunny Isles Beach
makes for the perfect place for a wedding because of its charm, attention to detail and
specially crafted occasions.
ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA — The Acqualina Resort & Spa has announced the launch of
the pioneering Lifestage skincare products and new facial treatments at the Acqualina Spa
by ESPA, a 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star winner. The Lifestage treatments feature the
combination of ESPA’s latest facial massage techniques and Lifestage skincare to provide an
overall calming experience. Treatments are available in increments of 50 – 80 minutes and
range from $165 – $235. Acqualina Resort and Spa is an AAA five diamond resort which
offers guests a luxurious beach getaway. DOUBLE TREE by HILTON OCEAN POINT RESORT — The Double Tree By Hilton Ocean
Point Resort property has completed renovations to its mezzanine banquet and meeting
space, adding to its appeal as a destination wedding venue and small meeting location.
Renovations include new and vibrant carpeting, handsome wall coverings and artwork,
gorgeous lighting fixtures and a fresh overall color scheme. The revamped mezzanine
function area and its adjoining veranda inside of this spectacular hotel will be ideal for any
special event.
TURNBERRY ISLE MIAMI — Did you know Turnberry Isle Miami is home of Cañas Tennis
Academy, and features 18-hole championship golf courses originally designed by Robert
Trent Jones, Sr? The courses, re-interpreted by golf icon Raymond Floyd, feature contoured
fairways, clever doglegs, rolling greens, perfectly carved bunkers, strategically placed water
features and a variety of elevation changes to challenge and enthrall casual golfers and
enthusiasts alike. Not only does Turnberry Isle have state of the art golf, the resort also
offers their popular Kids Connection Program and is now a member of the Autograph
Collection – a portfolio of world-class, independent boutique and luxury hotels. For a once in
a life-time experience, tennis enthusiasts can sign-up for new fantasy clinics taught by
Guillermo Cañas, one of the most recognizable tennis figures in the world. While the tennis
players in the family learn from a world tennis pro, kids can take part in the new Kids
Connection program – where kids ages 4 and up will enjoy a variety of activities including
teambuilding, arts & crafts, sports, pool games, beach activities and more! Even the most
discerning little traveler will enjoy activities such as Koi Fish and Turtle Feedings with
Captain Koi and can participate in various hands-on cooking demonstrations with the
resort’s celebrated chefs. Families can all enjoy Dive-in Movie Nights at the Cascata Pool,
Putt-Putt Golf, and watersports including kayaking, paddle boarding and wave running. For
more details on these exciting activities visit:
MARENAS BEACH RESORT & SPA — The Marenas Beach Resort & Spa has added a
number of updated amenities to its property. All rooms are now equipped with new
televisions, balcony rooms have brand new furniture, and the hallways on the property have
updated carpet and lighting to welcome Marenas guests. Debuting a new chef, Mike Veloz,
the Caracol Restaurant features new flavorful creations and will be revamping its menus
within the next few months. Chef Veloz is a young, talented professional whose cuisine is
creative and eclectic. His background includes a number of roles at various high end South
Florida Hotel properties.
Beach Resort has a newly renovated lobby where guests can experience fun and unique
events. At “Cheese & Wine Thursday” guests receive complementary imported cheeses and
wines. With breathtaking views of the ocean, state of the art technology and warm and
considerate staff, visitors to the Ramada Plaza have everything they need to accommodate
their needs. The hotel’s famous TNT Lounge, is known to be home to many famous stars
and has been recently renovated to include LCD TV’s, live entertainment from local artists
and features their “MARCO POLO SPECIAL” which includes one appetizer, two entrees and a
bottle of house wine for $29.95.
SOLÉ ON THE OCEAN — At Solé on the Ocean, dine at Alba for an exquisite Sunny Isles
Beach experience. Chef Ralph Pagano treats guests to an Italian experience situated on the
Atlantic Ocean. Guests are invited to enjoy the very modern, sleek interior design. The
restaurant is nestled inside the resort and offers some of the best creative cocktails in
Sunny Isles Beach. Guests shouldn’t miss the “Wine Travel Food” Thursdays where they can
enjoy all you can eat AND drink for $35. TRUMP INTERNATIONAL BEACH RESORT — For a memorable experience in Sunny Isles
Beach, guests can indulge in a truly unique experience at the Trump International Beach
Resort. Known as one of the premier Miami Beach hotel destinations, Trump International
Beach Resort houses 360 guest rooms and suites, each capturing a stunning combination of
tropical charm with Trump details. If an oceanfront balcony view isn’t enough, enjoy a
dining experience right on the beach at Gili’s Beach Club. This oceanfront restaurant
features Mediterranean fare, perfectly paired cocktails, and customized lounge chairs, and
will enhance any guests’ stay in Sunny Isles Beach. In addition, Trump International
Beach Resort is pleased to be celebrating their ten year anniversary this month.
NEWPORT BEACHSIDE RESORT & SPA — Summertime is abuzz at the Newport
Beachside Resort and Spa. For first time visitors to the area or returning guests who
want to see more of Sunny Isles Beach and Miami, try a Big In Excursion. The Excursion
includes a stay in a deluxe one bedroom suite and a choice of a fun guided tour. Guests can
choose from the Parrot Jungle Tour which takes them to the home of 1,100 tropical birds or
a trip to the Miami Seaquarium where they can see manatees, sea sharks and more.

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