Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Mandarin Oriental Miami

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A fabulous Mandarin Oriental offering on the man-made island of Brickell Key with a private beach, fabulous food and an exceptional, luxurious spa with panoramic views.

Miami is an adrenalin-kick from the second you step off the plane, so having a tranquil space to lay your head at the end of the day (without sacrificing a central and oh-so fabulous location) is a wonderful bonus; the city’s Mandarin Oriental hotel offers just that. On the edge of mad-made island, Brickell Key at the mouth of the Miami River, you’ll be welcomed by a magnificent private beach while, indoors, all the heavyweight luxury trappings one can expect from the Mandarin Oriental group with a warm family feel. We highly recommend the two and three bedroom family suites if you crave some space or there are a fair few to your broad. They also come with some lovely, seriously indulgent extras such as a signature welcome drink for adults and an unpacking service on arrival.

For You -

Mandarin Oriental spas are infamous and with good reason. This Miami-based hotel is no exception to that rule. You’ll love it, particularly if you book into one of the six VIP spa suites with their sweeping views across Biscayne Bay (viewable from the hot tub of the Mandarin Suite should you book it, which also comes highly recommended for obvious reasons). Active guests and golf-lovers alike will adore the nearby Crandon Golf Course, which is available to Mandarin Oriental guests and offers golf lessons on immaculately manicured greens (just play early to avoid the searing Florida heat). Inside, you’ll find the fantastic fitness centre where both Yoga and Pilates are on offer. The clash of food cultures that has swept MIami over the years makes it, for us at least, a city well worth visiting. The Mandarin Oriental has some great offerings under its own pretty roof if you don’t want to venture out, including Peruvian and sushi, Asian fare or “Modern American” (think short rib Gyoza or octopus, crab or pork belly). Kids will love the Oasis Pool cafe with its light bites and sushi in the sunshine (as will you).

For Them +

The holistic spa will thrill if you’re there with teenagers, thanks to its treatments for teens that include manicures and pedicures, facials (for those aged 14 or over) and even the offering of belly dancing classes in the spa. Aside from the lure of the outdoor pool and private beach (always a winner with bigger kids), this is a great option if you’re travelling with tiny babies, too. As with all Mandarin Oriental hotels, everything from baby cribs to bottle warmers can be arranged to welcome you on arrival, so don’t cross this off your list just because your children aren’t relatively independent yet.