We’ve gone to downtown Miami, we’ve gone to South Beach…but nothing shouts relaxing luxury getaway quite like the stunning coast of the Atlantic Ocean Florida Riviera. Acqualina Resort & Spa is where you head after too many headaches, after the late nights and long bored boardroom days.

The sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida’s Riviera makes Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach the perfect luxury escape. Where else do you get a fresh glass of champagne upon check-in? Nothing says ‘Welcome’ quite like a sip of bubbly while overlooking the ocean from your veranda.

Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 97 impeccable hotel rooms and suites and world-class luxury hotel amenities, including two oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and plenty of cabanas to go around.

Situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Acqualina is just five minutes from the world famous Bal Harbour Shops and only a hop skip and jump (especially if you’re in a Lamborghini from Signature Car Collection) to the vibrant daytime activities and nightlife of Miami Beach, South Beach, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.

Each suite here is a comfortable little slice of heaven. The richly appointed accommodations feature classic furnishings with fresh modern elements…every room has a very elegant ‘at home’ feel, complete with private terrace, marble floored bathrooms the size of a Manhattan one bedroom and magnificent views of the Riviera. The décor feels just right—classic, crisp and clean without being over the top dramatically modern.

Acqualina houses the critically acclaimed Il Mulino New York restaurant downstairs for ‘fine dining’, but we fell in love with their brand new Tuscany-inspired marketplace, Piazzetta. It transports you to an Italian town square smack in the middle of Southern Florida. The marketplace and restaurant offers light meals, bottled wines, olive oils, sauces, caviar, brick oven pizzas, crostinis, paninis, salads, meats, your typical Italian fare. True Italian fare—light breaths of air in every hand kneaded bite of crust, house-made ricotta and enough Gelato flavors to last a lifetime.

The atmosphere at Piazetta evokes an all-day dining experience in a casual and social setting. There are typical tables, but you can also dine sofa side, or hop to the gelato counter for desert. It’s a fine dining experience with a very laid back attitude of convenience, comfort and luxury. Piazzetta’s Maître D’ Stefano Righi makes the entire experience something special, fluttering in and out of the dining room and making sure everyone makes the right wine choice or tries the new gelato flavor for desert.

Acqualina Resort & Spa is the ultimate definition of grand estate living. This summer, escape to the Florida Riviera. You’ll never want to leave.