Around the Resort
Esencia Wellness Spa
Holistic Wellness is key. Esencia Wellness features a spa and fitness center to inspire personalized renewal, deep relaxation and refined for the mind, body and spirit. Be sure to book your appointment.
Esencia Fitness
Let the ocean views be your motivation while working out on the state-of-the-art Artis Line TechnoGym equipment. Or, if classes are your thing, our studio offers group and private options. View the weekly class availability and schedules online.
Pool Side
Swim at one of the three luxurious pools onsite, rent a cabana, or take advantage of the chairs and towels, bikes or Foosball, ping-pong, cornhole and ladder golf available upon request that are included in your resort fee.
Local Events
Enjoy live music every Friday evening in the Lobby Bar, or the poolside DJ every Saturday and Sunday. See more events around the Miami area by viewing the Local Events link.
Miami’s Local Attractions
Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace is a two-story open air shopping center located in the downtown Miami, Florida with over 150+ shops and restaurants. The banks of Biscayne Bay wrap around the property with the City of Miami marina at its side. It is recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau as the number one most visited attraction in Miami.
Zoo Miami
This 340-acre zoo showcases more than 3,000 animals including koalas, tigers, and elephants in large open-air exhibits.
Miami Seaquarium
Overlooking the breathtaking Miami skyline, the Miami Seaquarium is a 38 acre seaquarium committed to Marine conservation. Enjoy swimming with dolphins and seals and watch animal shows and educational presentations.
Perez Art Museum Miami
Visit Miami’s flagship art museum, a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum was founded in 1984, aiming to fill a void in a young city in which no contemporary art museum existed.
Little Havana
Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to cigar-smoking patrons. On Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street), locals discuss politics over dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park, dubbed Domino Park by locals.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
A beautiful Gilded Age estate in Biscayne Bay surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, along with a gorgeous view of the shoreline. A National Historic Landmark, visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and connect with Miami’s rich history.
Bayfront Park
A dazzling park located on the east side of Biscayne Boulevard, Bayfront Park houses an electronically controlled pepper fountain, a tower for illuminations, and three important monuments, including the Challenger memorial, the Touch of Friendship monument, and the World War II memorial.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
Enjoy a vast collection of rare tropical plants, and exhibits. Be sure to stop by the Wings of the Tropics exhibit and be transported to a world filled with tropical butterflies flying to breathtakingly beautiful flowers.
Coral Castle Museum
An everlasting mystery built single-handedly by Edward Leedskalnin from 1923-1951, the Coral Castle features over 1,100 tons of coral rock carved into astonishing sculptures. It is said that nobody ever saw Edward building the Coral Castle, and some believe that he had supernatural help. When asked about this, Edward’s response was always that he “knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids”.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Hosting a 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream aquarium, visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to see a variety of sea creatures. Be sure to visit the amazing 250 seat planetarium to be taken on visual joyrides that both excite and educate.
Marlins Park
Completed in 2012 and considered a jewel of Major League Baseball, Marlins Park is a 37,000 seat, three panel retractable roof facility in the heart of Miami. Take a tour of this modern ballpark, visit the Bobblehead Museum, or just make a stop at the team store.
Dining in Miami
The Deck at Island Gardens
Waterfront, Chic open-air lounge at a luxe yacht marina, for wine, cocktails & refined Mediterranean fare.
Lure Fishbar
Enjoy award winning shellfish and sushi while overlooking the gorgeous Miami shoreline. If you are not a fan of seafood, do not fear, as the Lure Fishbar also offers mouthwatering steaks and impressively juicy burgers.
Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Featuring an outdoor terrace, sip on handcrafted cocktails and locally brewed beer while enjoying delectable homemade pizzas, flatbreads, and wings, in a comfortable, relaxed, and welcoming atmosphere.
Dolce Italian Miami
Enjoy 5-star Italian food that simply melts in your mouth. Dolce Italian offers outdoor seating, and a happy hour Thursday – Sunday. A relaxed and intimate atmosphere, Dolce Italian does not disappoint.
Tap 42
A pub style restaurant that offers lunch, dinner and brunch!
Cvi.Che 105
Known for our vast selection of creative and unique ceviches, among several other traditional dishes, CVI.CHE 105 has risen to represent Peruvian gastronomy in one of the most important destinations in the United States, conquering the most demanding palates locally and nationwide.
Il Mulino
Upmarket restaurant serving classic, regional Italian cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Baleen Kitchen
Upscale restaurant in the Portofino Hotel combines a seafood-heavy American menu with harbor view