Translated from original article: Globo.com
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Bal Harbour is an exclusive destination for anyone going to Miami. Balancing tranquility and excitement, the region is perfect for those looking to discover the city in a unique way. It’s just two square kilometers long, but a scene so complete that it can fill your entire weekend.
Among sophisticated stores, cultural programs, haute cuisine restaurants, renowned spas, 5-star hotels and peaceful moments on the beach, see the itinerary for a weekend beyond unforgettable in Bal Harbour:
Fridays in Bal Harbour Miami
If you are looking for comfort, sophistication and foot in the sand, check in at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour. For dinner, the hotel itself offers delicious options, such as the Artisan Beach House, which has the same funky soul for which Miami is so well known. The cuisine is mostly based on local products and features delights such as octopus served with carrots and yogurt; lamb ribs with roasted eggplant and tomato jam; and salmon with avocado and crispy potatoes.
Saturdays in Bal Harbour Miami
To dedicate a morning to cultural programs is easy. Miami has an impressive range of art galleries and the Bal Harbour region offers its residents and guests the Art Access Program, an initiative that guarantees free access to 17 of South Florida’s best cultural institutions and museums.
When hunger strikes, walk towards Bal Harbour Shops, the famous open-air shopping center that brings together the biggest luxury brands and has excellent restaurant options. The French brasserie Le Zoo has a menu filled with typical French recipes like onion soup au gratin, steak tartare, escargots, and irresistible desserts.
If the desire is something lighter, the right address is Makoto, a Japanese restaurant that offers fresh and thoroughly prepared dishes. After lunch, update the closet in the boutiques of the Bal Harbour Shops corridors, such as Prada, Dior, Missoni, Balenciaga, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Alexandre Birman.
Between one purchase and another, you can cool off in the Bianca Gelato ice cream maker or enjoy chocolates and coffees from Vasalissa Chocolatier. To end the day with a flourish, book a table at Atlantikós, a Greek restaurant inside St Regis Bal Harbour.
Cheer for a sunny Sunday and start the day with your foot in the sand. The advantage of waking up at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is that only a few steps separate you from the Miami Sea. To rest between meruglo and another, yoga and meditation are good tips. The resort’s bicycles are available for those who want to explore the surroundings and guarantee the exercise of the day.
The morning of well-being is completed with an invigorating treatment at the spa at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, the Exhale Spa. There are several procedures available, and the exfoliating body treatment is one of the most requested in the place. The brunch at Artisan Beach House will conquer your taste buds and end your stay in style.