When vacationing in Miami there are two things to think about, what you want to do and what she wants to do. Tourists and Touristas come to Miami Beach to shop, eat party and tan. Next time you’re in Miami change up the tanning regime and bronze that beautiful bod all over town. Get your tan on by the sea-sand, water or cement, for you slower folk, we were referring to a beach, yacht or pool.
The atmosphere of Miami Beach seems to attract the young and wealthy year-round, transforming the sandy beaches into a social sub-culture. The best part about South Beach is that it plays on a very European tradition, where less swimwear is more. You need to know that the beach breaks down into three areas between 1st and Ocean Ave and 23rd and Collins. The college kids have taken over 1st to 8th street, they enjoy their beer, playing catch and smoking joints. The area from 9th to 15th has been marked off by large, triangle rainbow flags for the gay men to frolic and soak up some sun. The late and great, gay designer Gianni Versace’s Mansions lies within those beach blocks and not just by coincidences. Then 16th to 23rd is the high-end resort-like beach area, this is for the extreme vactioner. The beaches behind the Setai, Delano, and ShoreClub are renowned for luxury, class, rest and solid relaxation. The service there will be over-attentive, the lounges lavish and the people dripping with wealth. From the beach you can order lunch from Joe’s (best stone crabs in the country) and have it served to you at your lounge chair, while a cabana guy spritzes you down with Evian water.
As far as the pool scenes go, there is great variation on Miami Beach. From sitting on the Setai Hotel’s dark wood decks and listening to mellow music, all the way to live DJ housemusic with a dance scene at the Shoreclub and everything in between. Most pools boast great music, fun day-time drinks and beautiful people.
As far as being on the water a.k.a yachting or speedboating, there are different ways to approach this situation. If it’s a need for speed then rent a Midnight Express Speedboat, renting jetski’s off the South Beach just doesn’t cut it after 20 minutes and who wants a life jacket tan? Or opt for a more luxurious yachting experience on a Mangusta Yacht, also rentable. Either way do like the Miamians do by beach, pool or boat and pop the bottles, enjoy the models, let loose and get your tan on!