40 Island Ave., Venetian Islands
On Belle Isle, close enough to the buzz of South Beach to feel connected but not in the thick of it, this Standard has something of a cult following among New Yorkers craving a forty-eight-hour antidote for winter blues. At the wonderfully ’60s-style property, the emphasis is on communal relaxation: There are outdoor soaking tubs, a ninety-degree hammam, a cedar sauna. Rooms are spare, in true Standard fashion, but you’ll likely spend most of your time exploring the property anyway. (Plan ahead: Some rooms have claw-foot tubs on the patio.) There’s a pretty regular roster of classes on tap, too—if you’re up early enough, we recommend a sunrise yoga session or the sunset standup paddle boarding. Note that the Standard is adults-only.
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