South Beach jet set vibes, oceanfront Art Deco architecture and Downtown design on holidays to Miami

Candy coloured loungers and swish private cabanas line the white sands of Miami Beach. There’s Champagne on tap, pool boys delivering cocktails and Art Deco architecture thrown into the mix.

Our hand-picked Miami holidays take you from hotels with palm-lined pools and ocean views to luxury spa resorts. Wear sneakers and play beach volleyball by day but expect to get dressed up to the nines come dusk for access to Miami’s exclusive clubs. If you’ve ever wanted to try SoulCycle, this is the place to do it, but if you’re more inclined to sink into an oversized sofa with a glass of wine watching a pastel pink Miami sunset, that’s just fine here too. The throngs of crowds on South Beach are there for good reason – this is Miami’s most popular spot; but there are also shiny new kids in town. Follow the scent of sun tan lotion to Mid Beach and you’ll find couture cafés, industrial style restaurants and artisanal bakeries.

Holidays to Miami aren’t just about the beach. There’s an influx of celebrity-chef restaurants, luxury stores and art galleries in the Design District, the historic 1920’s Venetian Pool in Coral Gables and plenty of Latin flair as you sip a cortadito in Little Havana’s Cuban neighbourhood. Whether you come Instagram-ready for the sleek steel and glass façade of the Institute of Contemporary Art or the space-age curves of Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, want a dose of Mediterranean architecture on Biscayne Bay or opt for a sultry mix of surf, sashimi and sunsets, you’ll discover that Miami is not just a city with style, but fast becoming one with serious substance too.

Want the inside scoop on Miami? Our tailor-made experts can create carefully curated city breaks to Miami, as well as multi-centre holidays combining it with other US destinations, and road trip holidays around the sunshine state.

Read more

Miami Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Miami

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau offers a glance into the city’s glitzy Golden Era, while showering guests in mo...

Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Biscayne Bay

Perfect for anyone seeking luxury and glamour, the EPIC hotel lives up to its name.

Royal Palm South Beach Miami - A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Elegant and laidback, right on Collins Avenue and steps from Ocean Drive.

Solé Miami, a Noble House Resort

Set on Sunny Isles Beach with plenty of ocean views.

The Gates Hotel South Beach, A DoubleTree by Hilton

Sleek and modern accommodation with a canal-side location on the famous Collins Avenue.

Hyatt Centric South Beach

A sleek, modern design, rooftop pool and close proximity to the beach, bars and shops make Hyatt...

The Savoy Hotel & Beach Club

Private beach access, two ocean-facing outdoor pools, and stunningly-designed suites are just som...

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Wellness and tranquillity are paramount at this stress-dissolving haven featuring a variety of we...

Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach

Close by to all the must-hit spots of South Beach, but far enough away from all the hubbub, Kimpt...

Beacon Hotel South beach

Where pastel-shaded Art Deco buildings blaze neon in the night, Beacon Hotel South Beach is a tim...

The Betsy South Beach

The Betsy sits beachfront on the northernmost end of Ocean Drive. This landmark hotel offers a pa...

1 Hotel South Beach

This in-demand property fuses an eco-conscious aesthetic with luxurious amenities and some of the...

Holidays in Miami

hotel
  • Miami
  • 5 Star

The Fontainebleau offers a glance into the city’s glitzy Golden Era, while showering guests in modern luxury. On-trend dining options, a pristine section of private beach, huge pool complex, pumping nightlife, and sumptuous spa services await.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4.5 Star

Perfect for anyone seeking luxury and glamour, the EPIC hotel lives up to its name.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4.5 Star

Elegant and laidback, right on Collins Avenue and steps from Ocean Drive.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4 Star

Set on Sunny Isles Beach with plenty of ocean views.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 3.5 Star

Sleek and modern accommodation with a canal-side location on the famous Collins Avenue.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 3.5 Star

A sleek, modern design, rooftop pool and close proximity to the beach, bars and shops make Hyatt Centric South Beach an affordable option.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4 Star

Dream Miami South Beach captures the Art Deco essence and vivacious atmosphere of Miami’s most iconic locale.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4 Star

Private beach access, two ocean-facing outdoor pools, and stunningly-designed suites are just some of the highlights this historic and iconic boutique hotel has to offer.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4 Star

Wellness and tranquillity are paramount at this stress-dissolving haven featuring a variety of wellness-focused amenities alongside a stunning location on Belle Isle.

hotel
  • Miami
  • 4 Star

Close by to all the must-hit spots of South Beach, but far enough away from all the hubbub, Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach offers a relaxed and refined Miami beach holiday.

  • Rating {{ ratingFilters.length }} chevron down
    • 3.5 Stars{{ratingsCountWith('3.5 Stars')}}
    • 4 Stars{{ratingsCountWith('4 Stars')}}
    • 4.5 Stars{{ratingsCountWith('4.5 Stars')}}
    • 5 Stars{{ratingsCountWith('5 Stars')}}
  • Holiday type {{ holidayTypeFilters.length }} chevron down
    • Beach{{holidayTypeCountWith('Beach')}}
    • City breaks{{holidayTypeCountWith('City breaks')}}
    • Family{{holidayTypeCountWith('Family')}}
    • Honeymoons{{holidayTypeCountWith('Honeymoons')}}
    • Wellness{{holidayTypeCountWith('Wellness')}}
  • chevron down
    • Kuoni recommended
    • Name (A-Z)
    • Rating (High to Low)
    • Rating (Low to High)
    • Price (High to Low)
    • Price (Low to High)
  • {{ filter.text }}
  • Clear all
  • chevron down
    • Kuoni recommended
    • Name (A-Z)
    • Rating (High to Low)
    • Rating (Low to High)
    • Price (High to Low)
    • Price (Low to High)
  • {{ filter.text }}
  • Clear all

Get to know Miami and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT -5 hours

CURRENCY

US dollar

FLYING TIME TO DESTINATION

9¾ hours

RELIGION

Christianity

LANGUAGE

English; Spanish is also widely spoken

Where is Miami
Miami is in the state of Florida and consists of the City of Miami and the iconic ‘coastal city within a city’ of Miami Beach. It sits between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean part of the Atlantic Ocean, with the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Biscayne Bay separates Miami City from Miami Beach.

Read more

What to do in Miami
Between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue you’re treated to plenty of Art Deco and Miami Modern designs from the likes of Henry Hohauser and L. Murray Dixon. A 20-minute taxi ride over the McArthur Causeway takes you into the core of Miami to the Design District’s hip art galleries, street art installations and high-end shops. Mix a trip to Prada and Fendi with viewings in the Institute of Contemporary Art and shop like a billionaire art collector in the magnificently curated de la Cruz Collection. Whilst over this side, an architectural detour to the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on Biscayne Bay leads you to an extraordinary Mediterranean estate with 10 acres of grand European-style gardens, fountains and terraces.

Read more

Miami Beach
Back at Miami Beach you’re going to spend most of your time on South Beach for oversized cocktails, upscale restaurants and rooftop bars, with the best things happening between 5th and 15th Streets. White-sand beaches are standard here, and SoBe runs parallel to Ocean Drive. Other worthy beach contenders include Key Biscayne for Cape Florida Lighthouse, family-friendly shallow waters and watersports; Mid Beach for the stylish pool clubs and its elevated boardwalk; and the northern tip of Bal Harbour Beach for uncrowded white sands and a spot of shopping at Chanel before it’s back to stand-up paddleboarding.

Read more

Getting around
If you want to travel the length of the coastline or head across to the city and Downtown Miami, then you’ll be relying on taxis, buses or a rental car. Getting around South Beach itself is easy with Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue all walkable, or you can use the South Beach Local bus service, which runs throughout the day. Taxis are the best method of transport for bar and restaurant hopping. The Miami Hop On/Hop Off takes you all over Miami, from the beach to Downtown and Coral Gables to the Design District. You’ll find the Trolley electric bus in neighbourhoods including Coconut Grove, Wynwood and Little Havana. The Metrorail and Metrobus have good value seven days passes if you plan on using public transport a lot during your stay. If you fancy a more unique method of transport, water taxis will take you along Biscayne Bay and Downtown.

Read more

Shopping
There’s the flashy new Brickell City Centre plaza and the mega shopping malls of Aventura and Dadeland for high-street, luxury brands and tech gifts all in one spot, but we also recommend the Design District and the Biscayne corridor for alfresco shopping with a mix of luxury brands including Cartier, Hermes and Louis Vuitton and an eclectic choice of art galleries, cafes and independent designer boutiques. Bal Harbour Shops on Collins Avenue is equivalent to Rodeo Drive – a high-end outdoor mall with the big department stores of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue too. In the heart of South Beach, Lincoln Road’s pedestrianised stretch is where everyone flocks for both mainstream and up market shops. Expect to pick up everything from cute swimwear to glam sunglasses and cool cover-ups to floaty sundresses.

Read more

Food & drink
Gourmet coffee shops, high-end candy stores, small-batch roasts, artisanal bakeries, seafood feasts and epicurean classics… experience it all in Miami. Sunset Harbour is where local South Beach residents hang out for post-SoulCycle cocktails, tapas and wood-fired pizzas, and you’ll find an enticing blend of Nuevo Latino cuisine and American classics pretty much every where you go. With plenty of acclaimed chef’s restaurants as well as legendary local favourite Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami certainly isn’t short on gourmet treats. The rooftop bars on Lincoln Road and West Avenue are a glitzy choice for craft cocktails and sunset views, but head to the Design District when you just can’t decide – ice-cream and crepes; casual pizzerias or seriously stylish restaurants from well known faces such as the Estefan’s and Joel Robuchon.

Read more

Miami Weather

Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec

January
52 mm
February
41 mm
March
53 mm
April
57 mm
May
93 mm
June
163 mm
July
119 mm
August
155 mm
September
162 mm
October
118 mm
November
55 mm
December
45 mm




  • chevron down
    • Kuoni recommended
    • Name (A-Z)
    • Rating (High to Low)
    • Rating (Low to High)
    • Price (High to Low)
    • Price (Low to High)
  • {{ filter.text }}
  • Clear all