BEST MONTH TO TRAVEL: May
COUNTRY TO VISIT: USA
CITY – MIAMI
Miami is known for its white-sand beaches, warm climate, delicious cuisine, Cuban coffee, and its Latin-American influences. Some popular attractions include Miami Beach, South Beach, Zoo Miami, Bayside Marketplace, Little Havana, Ocean Drive, and Deering Estate. The second largest city in Florida, Miami is known for its rich heritage and many cultural influences. … It is nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” because of its high population of Spanish-speakers — Miami is the second largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking population.
FOUR SEASON HOTEL AT THE SURF CLUB
This 1930s-era Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club is in the northern Miami Beaches on Collins Avenue 9.2 km from South Beach and 20.5 km from Downtown Miami. Features include on-site restaurant, beach, and pool area.
Oceanfront dining is possible at the Amalfi Coast-inspired Le Sirenuse Miami and Champagne Bar & Lounge, which is a sister restaurant to the Michelin-starred Le Sirenuse’s La Sponda in Positano, Italy.
FOUR SEASONS EXECUTIVE SUITE – BAY VIEW
These comfortable suites provide plenty of room for both work and play, letting you tend to morning emails from an oversized desk overlooking the water and retreat to the quiet of your bedroom after the job is done. AMENETIES – Beds – One King Bed, One Sofabed or One rollaway and one crib. Occupancy – 03 Adult, or 02 Adults and 02 children. View – Biscayne Bay.
THE RITZ – CARLTON BAL HARBOUR, MIAMI
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami draws both inspiration and energy from the ocean, and offers an oasis of calm in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Whether you are visiting for a weekend escape, on vacation with your family or to host a meeting or social event, this luxury hotel is a coastal sanctuary providing a mesmerizing setting.
BAL HARBOUR SUITE
RESIDENTIAL-STYLE & LUXURY
Spacious two-bedroom suite with personal entrance and spacious living room, Large bedroom terraces with panoramic oceanfront views, Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dining room. Fee-standing soaking tubs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows enhance bathroom views, Exclusive Asprey bath amenities.
THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH
Located directly on the beach in Miami’s famous Art Deco district, this resort offers yoga and tai-chi classes. Suites are furnished in Asian-style décor.
Free WiFi and an iPod docking station are provided in every spacious suite at The Setai, Miami Beach. Rooms are equipped with espresso and coffee facilities along with a mini-bar.
Miami Beach Setai features 3 infinity swimming pools and a business center. The on-site spa offers a number of massages and treatments, including a 60-minute Nepalese Body Polish. Concierges are available to provide recommendations.
THE PENTHOUSE SUITE
Available exclusively upon request, The Penthouse situated beautifully atop The Setai’s soaring Ocean Suites, embodying the pinnacle of luxury and excellence and spanning the entire 40th floor. This illustrious four bedroom 10,000-square-foot sanctuary boasts a private roof-top pool with panoramic city and beach vistas, a gourmet kitchen, dining room for 10 guests. With ever-enchanting views and a dedicated Ocean Suites arrival staff, concierge and valet team ready to serve you, our penthouse defines global excellence. 10,000 square feet (930 square metres), with wrap-around views.
ACTIVITIES / SITE SEEING
HOMESTEAD MIAMI SPEEDWAY
Previously the host of the annual NASCAR Championship, South Dade’s Homestead Miami Speedway is a thrilling attraction all year round. Held once a month, Fast Lane Friday is a legal drag race down the speedway’s 1,760-foot straightaway and open to anyone over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license.
LOCK & LOAD
You might not expect to find a machine gun shooting range in the heart of Miami’s premier arts district, but that’s exactly what you’ll get in Wynwood at Lock & Load. The 14,000-square-foot gun range offers 24 firing lanes and a wide variety of fully automatic machine and sub-machine guns available to give you that heart-pumping action you are looking for. You’ll quickly feel that adrenaline rush with packages such as the Black Widow Package, the 007 or the penultimate Automatic Gratification Package allowing you to fire from many different automatic weapons.
MIAMI SPEED BOAT ADVENTURE
For a high-octane adventure, step aboard Thriller Miami’s 42-foot speedboats and fly past sites like Port Miami, Star Island, Monument Island, Fisher Island and South Beach. Touted as “The World’s Most Exciting Tour Boat” you will cruise from Biscayne Bay to the open Atlantic Ocean at speeds of up to 50 mph. Located at Bay side Marketplace, just east of the band stage, these 45-minute tours are an adrenaline-pumping way to see Miami’s most intriguing sights from the water.
The crafts by the Native American tribes of Miccosukee such as sturdy baskets woven from sweet grass, beaded jewellery, palmetto husks, dolls in patchwork dress, patchwork clothing, keychains and bags and the hand-carved toys, bowls, spoons and other woodworks are souvenirs of living history. On a tour through Miccosukee Indian Village, you will see how these crafts are made and also buy the handicrafts.
The most obvious attraction for fashion fans is beachwear in Miami. Several fashion designers and influencers, including Bruce Weber, a world-renowned local resident, Lazaro Hernandez, and Gianni Versace, have influenced the city’s fashion. Not only are there many boutiques and designer stores in Miami, but there are also pop-up stores that get in the picture every now and then. They present new and fresh designs in beachwear, swimwear, and the like that young people may like.
No matter whether you a newbie stogie or a sophisticated aficionado of premium cigars, Miami has you covered with everything from local hand-rolled cigar sticks to Cohibas, Monte Cristos to Havanas. You will hit a jackpot at Calle Ocho of Little Havana on the 8th Street with authentically crafted cigar cutters, presentation boxes and crafted humidors, many of which feature the exotic wooden Indian figure. Get one cigar or joint to smoke or a bundle of three and more in a crafted box as a souvenir in Miami.
If you’re the kind of traveller who can’t see a bowl of ice cream without whipping out your smartphone, you’ll be in seventh heaven in made-for-Instagram Miami. Of course, there’s the pastel-pretty Art Deco architecture of South Beach, which looks good enough to eat. But we’re talking about stuff that’s literally good enough to eat. Miami is a multicultural feast of flavours, from Little Havana to Little Haiti.
Here’s a seasonal dish that’s served from October to March in seafood restaurants the length and breadth of Florida. The stone crab yields what might be the most tender and succulent meat of any of its sibling crustaceans. Served cracked and chilled on ice, Florida stone crab claws can vary in size, and the sweet, lobster-esque flesh needs barely any seasoning.
In Miami – how could it be otherwise this close to the Atlantic? – fish-eaters are spoiled for choice, both in terms of quantity and variety. No wonder Miami New Times has a “best seafood sandwich” category as part of its Best of Miami Awards. One place we’ll return to again and again is Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market – its mahi-mahi sandwiches are the best thing since sliced bread. And whether grilled, blackened or fried, nothing beats a freshly cooked grouper filet wedged between two freshly baked buns.
This is probably the most authentic Miami dish of them all. The Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that originated in cafés catering to Cuban migrant workers in Key West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Made with fresh Cuban bread, yellow mustard, roasted pork, baked ham, Swiss cheese and sliced dill pickles, the Versailles Restaurant is famous for its version of this classic Miami dish.
KEY KIME PIE
Attention all you sweet tooths out there. If you’re coming to Miami, do not leave without trying at least one heavenly slice of key lime pie. The dessert is Miami in a mouthful – in fact, it’s the flavor of Florida. We suggest you stop by the Icebox Cafe in Miami Beach, where they will happily serve up a nine-inch-deep key lime pie.
COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
The White House late last month said the US will lift all travel restrictions for incoming non-citizens and non-immigrant travellers from November 8, with only limited exceptions.
They will be required to be fully vaccinated and produce proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to boarding a flight to the country.
Passengers will need to show their vaccination status, and the airlines will need to match the name and date of birth to confirm the passenger is the same person reflected on the proof of vaccination, according to an official statement issued earlier.
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