Bridget Kapinus, an Andrew Harper Travel Advisor, just returned from Miami where she spent three days at the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach. Selected as a 2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner, this lavish 98-room resort resides inside a 51-story tower and is fronted by 400 feet of white sand. The resort's panoramic ocean views, expansive spa and spacious grounds are just a few reasons why this property is one our readers' top beach resorts in the world.
Insider's Tip: Take the house car to Hollywood, home of the 2.5-mile seaside Broadwalk.
Overall impressions of Acqualina: Fantastic property with excellent service and a beautiful beach.
Favorite moment: Checking in with our welcome Champagne and walking out onto the gorgeous terrace on a bright sunny morning.
You can't stop thinking about: The Acqualina spa. It was so relaxing and smelled like heaven.
Favorite meal or meals: Flatbread pizza and a white sangria at the Costa Grill in the shade.
Favorite restaurants, museums or sightseeing: Walking in downtown Hollywood. The town is a bit touristy but overall has a laid-back surf vibe with shops, restaurants and live music. It is absolutely worth it!
Surprising fact or tidbit: Hollywood beach has live bands on the weekend.
Brought back/souvenir: Margaritaville T-shirt of course!
What to pack: Your best warm-weather clothes and sandals.
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