Dine at the Only Waterfront Restaurant on South Beach
While staying in South Beach, I can't imagine wanting to dine anywhere else but on the water. The DiLido Beach Club at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is the only oceanfront restaurant in the area.
Make your way to one of the brown and Tiffany Blue lined tables or plush couches with comfy pillows, set to leave you relaxed while taking in the gorgeous oceanfront views.
Sit right against the waves and sip sweet and fruity cocktails that are smoking with cool dry ice. Mixologist Ramsey Pimentel will match the perfect cocktail to your preferred choice of sweet and savory flavors. I had a passion fruit cocktail with fresh mint and pomegranate.
As you look out onto the sparkling blue waters you'll feel a cool breeze against your skin as you slurp oysters served with liquid nitrogen tequila.
Sing along to beach and reggae tunes as a guitarist performs with the emerald ocean as his backdrop. You'll really start to get into the South Beach vibe as you sample one of two ceviche's that Chef de Cuisine Andres Meraz spent almost two years concocting.
Finally, you can't end the evening without DiLido's famous mango sorbet. The cool and refreshing tastes are perfect while laying out by the water or as an after lunch dessert.
Foodies, remember to chat with the chef as he pops by your table. You'll begin to learn the local markets DiLido's sustainable cuisine comes from. It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset in South Beach.
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Let the Essential Oils Take You Away
The spa at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach offers unique treatments that will leave you relaxed and refreshed. The spa includes 14 treatment rooms, a luxurious relaxation lounge with tasty refreshments, a full-service salon and two couples suites.
The spa is known for the rhythm massage that uses swift and fluid motion to the sound of traditional Latin music.
An innovative treatment is the Raindrop Technique wellness experience. The treatment uses 11 different essential oils. As you lay on a warm table the therapist will drop the bits of oil onto your back and feet like rain. The mixture of peppermint, sage, thyme and other herbs are feathered into your muscle tissues before hot compresses are applied for greater absorption.
This extraordinarily potent treatment remains active within the body from five to seven days and is ideal for detoxification, spinal alignment and optimal immune system function.
Not only will the aromas open your pores and nostrils, the treatment includes deep stretching of your arms and legs, providing you with a complete and total detox of the body and the mind.
After your treatment is complete, be sure to stop into the steam room to really take in all that the Ritz-Carlton spa has to offer. The facility has been voted many awards, including the #1 spa in Miami.
A white sand beach, turquoise blue water and gorgeous people wherever you look. What's not to love about South Beach?
If you want to stay in the heart of the action, but not skimp on the luxurious details, then The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is the perfect escape for you. It's located where infamous Lincoln Road intersects the Atlantic Ocean.
Stroll down the pedestrian walkway on Lincoln Road and have every shop, boutique, café and bar at your fingertips.
A must-do: the Sunday champagne brunch on the resort's oceanfront pool deck. Enjoy mouthwatering seafood, locally sourced ingredients and handcrafted cocktails. Oh, and bottomless mimosas. Delish.