Venetian Islands Hotels
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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