What: Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Why: I’ve always adored this sassy little boutique hotel. It’s a quaint oasis, smack-dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of what’s sometimes a chaotic vacation destination. It has an air of privacy to it that I’ve always appreciated. I love its pool, too, because it’s perfectly placed between the ocean and a few of its gorgeously raised seaside cabanas. Speaking of…
Those cabanas are the perfect place to lounge around during a weekend getaway, a day at the spa (I love their “Cafecitio Massage”) or for their newest creation that’s called: “One Last Fling.” Yep, it’s just like it sounds. The hotel maps out the last single moments of a guy or girl’s life with lite bites, fab bubbly, bottoms-up beer and of course, the beautiful beach. Does it get any better?
Ahhhh… marriage isn’t that bad! I’ve tried it a few times myself. Call me romantic, but I’d rather spend that quality time with my plus-one. Either way, it’s definitely a terrific place for a time-out, no matter what the season or reason.
Where: The hotel is right in the middle of all the South Beach excitement (on Collins Avenue.) You’ll not only be able to enjoy Art Deco buildings and walk to great restaurants, it offers some of the best people watching in the world. It’s way better than any airport. Take it from me, I’ve been around the globe a handful of times.
When: The Surfcomber is open all year round, but its “One Last Fling” package only lasts through December.
editor: Matthew Auerbach
producer: Jessie Rosario
photographer: Tod Phillip