The biggest little secret in Miami just might be the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa. Situated at the tip of its own 20-acre island, this luxury resort offers understated elegance and privacy amid lush tropical vegetation and the glistening Biscayne Bay. It is such a hidden gem that even resident Miamians are often surprised to discover its charms.
Your room awaits you with all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury resort, and then some. Property guests enjoy a sparkling outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Bay with a Hydro-Massage Whirlpool, an Island Beach Area with powder white sand and ultra comfy cabana and lounges. For some activity there's a scenic waterside walking/jogging path, a Patrick McEnroe Tennis Center with 11 Har-Tru Tennis Courts and one U.S. Open Hard Tennis Court, a boutique-style tennis shop, an 85-Slip Marina, and a state-of-the-art 6,000-square-foot fitness center.
The Spa at Grove Isle
Nothing could further enhance your experience of calm and repose at the hotel more than a treatment at The Spa at Grove Isle.
Along with the expert knowledge of The Spa at Grove Isle's professional staff therapists, the healing properties of flowers and spices are used liberally to enhance each spa experience. Indonesian, Thai and Balinese influences are also present in this organic oasis, which offers a full line of body treatments, salon services, facial care, spa rituals, and massage therapies. The Spa at Grove Isle is one of only five Watsu pools on the east coast. Treat yourself to a renewing experience that will last until your next visit.
Every dining experience from a casual lunch, to Sunday brunch, to an evening dinner is a special occasion at Gibraltar Restaurant. The indoor and outdoor dining venues offer unparalleled views of the bay. By day, the swaying palms and sparkling water, by night, the fiery torches, and glimmering lights from across the bay entice your appetite for the island cuisine of executive Chef Raphael Melendez.
He uses global island influences to inspire his dishes that are full of Florida flair. Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas is presented buffet style with such uncommon items as steak with caramelized onions. Lunch menus are offered poolside, as well as bayside. Dinner at Gibraltar Restaurant is one of the most romantic venues in all of Miami. Tables are nestled in secluded outdoor nooks to maximize privacy. Strategically placed torches and candles add to the drama, mystique and romance.
The sound of the bay gently lapping and sensual mood music further set the scene. Many a proposal has been accepted over dinner in this exquisite location. But don't wait for a special occasion to enjoy the magic of Gibraltar Restaurant.
A Final Surprise
The property is graced with distinctive art and outdoor sculptures by internationally known artist Toby Heller of the Heller Estates Organic Winery. You can taste his wines at the Gibraltar Restaurant. At The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, you are minutes away from the buzz of Coconut Grove, yet you can retreat to the secluded charms of this island paradise. No wonder its many repeat guests want to keep it a secret. You will too, once you've experienced it's allure.
The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Four Grove Isle Drive
Coconut Grove (Miami), Florida 33133
Grove Isle Hotel and Spa suites look out onto Biscayne Bay
Grove Isle Hotel and Spa pool where guests can relaxe in privacy
At Gibraltar Restaurant Chef Raphael Melendez uses fresh local seafood
Enhance your stay with a sunset view across the Bay
Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss
Diane Sukiennik is an internationally recognized writer, coach, keynote speaker, consultant, educator and licensed therapist. She is the author of The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 11th edition, Prentice Hall, the most widely used text in colleges and universities in the subject area. A self-proclaimed 'leisurologist,' she speaks French and Spanish, is an avid world traveler...(Read More)