SOUTH BEACH SANCTUARY
A relaxing refuge on the Sunshine Strip
In the heart of Miami Beach, but two short blocks off Collins Avenue—a respite from the main drag.
This is not the big splashy lobby to see and be seen. If that’s your scene, head over to sister property 1 Hotel where the lobby bar Drift is all flash and flair—a five-minute walk away.
With a private beach, sequestered pool, and bedroom balconies, there are plenty of places to soak up the sun. But the most sumptuous of all spots can be found in your suite, where the bed offers cloud like comfort. From your terrace you might have a view of Collins Park, part of the Historic Museum District, replete with colorful sculptures and picturesque green space.
Sushi in Miami Beach is not hard to come by—there seems to be a tempting spot offering raw fish around every corner. But Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in the Plymouth adds a spin with the addition of dishes like oxtail fried rice and fried chicken with wasabi honey, the latter being a specialty of the house. You’ll find the sushi standards and a wide-range of sashimi on the menu, as well as more creative combinations, like lobster and black caviar maki. Let the chef decide and be rewarded with an omakase spread full of surprising flavors. Complementing the South-meets-sushi vibe is a wide variety of sake selections and a cocktail menu that skews refreshing. The Cucumber-Hi, for instance, is simply shochu, cucumber juice, and honey simple syrup. The Plymouth Voyager—gin, yuzu, creme de cacao, coconut water and soda water—provides some welcome hydration to offset the alcohol. Beyond Blue Ribbon, the Plymouth Cafe provides poolside sustenance such as burgers, fish tacos, and plenty of salads and sides. While cozied up in your cabana, you’ll need liquid refreshment: good thing the Midnight Spritz (vodka, Aperol, St-Germain, and lemon), despite its name, is appropriate any time.
INSIDER TIP: Fast track your relaxation with a Singapore massage at the Setai, just around the corner.
WHAT TO ORDER
Kampachi Usuzukuri––thinly sliced raw amberjack with ponzu sauce.
Fried chicken with wasabi honey is the house special, while the omakase sashimi sampler is the house experience. Go for both.
Dig into a bowl of green tea ice cream and finish it off with a mai tai for two.
- by TLP Editors
- by Amber Chase
- by TLP Editors