Calling all parents: Looking for a quick flight, a relaxing beach vacation (chic, not cheesy), educational opportunities for the little ones and great value for your summer vacation? This season, sun-drenched Bal Harbour offers all of the above, with exceptional style and savings. Beachfront hotels vary from over-the-top elegance to nostalgic Americana, with price tags to match any budget. Better yet, they’re all offering incentives to stay longer and save – meaning more money to spend at the iconic Bal Harbour Shops!
The brand-new, luxurious St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has a “Sunsational Savings” offer, including the fourth night free, a $100 resort credit and a Royal Cabana for one day. Rates start at $499 per night, through October 1, 2012. Its “Love Your Family” package, with a $50 resort credit, a Royal Cabana for the full stay and a choice of a SPG Kids Pass or St. Regis Kids Club Pass for the full stay. Rates also start at $499 per night, through October 1, 2012. With white-glove service, 243 oceanfront rooms with balconies, the 14,000 square foot Remède Spa and spacious poolside cabanas to fit the whole family, the resort provides an elegant experience for families seeking the finer things in life.
Just a short stroll down Bal Harbour Beach, the five-star ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa is offering the fourth night free, with complimentary Wi-Fi, no resort fee, and a beach and pool experience that includes beach cruisers, chairs and umbrellas, chilled scented towels, infused flavored ice water, cooling mists and a kids sand dune play area. Children will be pleased with kid-friendly eats at the resort’s new restaurant, Mister Collins, and adults can indulge at the 10,000 square foot ONE Spa. Rates start at $349 through September 30, 2012.
For guests seeking out the quintessential American family beach vacation, the historic Sea View Hotel is offering the fourth night free with free continental breakfast. With newly renovated rooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and legendary milkshakes at the poolside snack bar, the whole family will love their stay. Rates start at $239, through October 31, 2012.
And at the nearby Bal Harbour Quarzo hotel, set along the Intracoastal Waterway, the savings increase the longer you stay. Guests will receive 10% off a one-night stay, 20% off a two-night stay, or 30% off a stay of three nights or longer. Rates start at just $220 per night for a junior suite with a king size bed, through November 30, 2012 – an exceptional value for this chic boutique hotel which offers spacious accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and new beach service.
Creative activities keep the kids learning in Bal Harbour, while parents enjoy the world-class shopping, dining, beaches and spas. The innovative Bal Harbour Beach Camp, the Miami Children’s Museum’s satellite kids club at The Sea View Hotel is great for fun-seeking three-to-10-year-olds, with themed sessions ranging from “Green Team,” where kids learn about recycling and gardening, to “Let’s Imagine,” a creative journey to conjure the world of wizards, fairies and dragons. Families can also enjoy South Florida’s longest running outdoor concert series with “Jazz at MOCA,” at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, on the last Friday of each month.
Family-friendly dining can be found at Bal Harbour Shops’ restaurants La Goulue and Carpaccio and local favorite Books & Books also features a weekly story time for kids on Sundays at 12:30 pm.
Just steps from Bal Harbour’s hotels, Haulover Park is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of family fun. Families can fly kites high above the pristine beach or spend an afternoon out on the water with a boating or fishing charter.
About Bal Harbour
A name forever associated with the ultimate shopping experience, Bal Harbour, Florida has developed into a must-visit travel destination with the addition of new hotels, gourmet restaurants, and celebrated cultural programs. With more than 100 of the most famous brands in fashion and jewelry, the open-air Bal Harbour Shops are a haven for fashionistas and well-heeled travelers. This chic enclave offers a range of stylish beachfront accommodations, including the exquisite ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, the boutique Bal Harbour Quarzo, the iconic Sea View Hotel and the spectacular new St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. New additions to the bustling restaurant scene include celebrity restaurateur Stephen Starr’s Makoto restaurant, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa’s Mister Collins and J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. For more details, please visit online.