Blessed with a tropical climate and nestled along the sun-kissed coastline, Miami emerges as an idyllic haven for wellness enthusiasts. Beyond its inviting weather, what truly sets this vibrant city apart is its plethora of health-conscious offerings. From rejuvenating juice bars to delectable plant-based eateries, eco-friendly accommodations to world-class spas, and charming fitness studios, Miami boasts an abundance of options to support an active lifestyle. Whether your stay spans just a few days or an entire week, you’ll find yourself immersed in a whirlwind of experiences, darting between invigorating workouts, pampering spa sessions, and nourishing health cafés. For those seeking curated recommendations for their next adventure, read on for our H&H guide to Miami.
STAY & RELAX
Indulge in a luxurious retreat filled with relaxation, sun-drenched beach days, and gastronomic delights by checking into The Setai on Miami Beach. This esteemed hotel boasts unparalleled service, opulent accommodations, a breathtaking pool area, and a tantalizing restaurant, making it a newfound favourite among beachfront escapes. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage or the acclaimed Valmont facial “Luminosity of Ice” at the exquisite spa, and don’t miss exploring the fitness centre and charming spa boutique. For an eco-conscious oasis, consider The Palms Hotel & Spa, committed to minimizing environmental impact through sustainable practices. Enjoy spacious, elegantly appointed rooms with captivating ocean views, kick-start your day with outdoor yoga and meditation in the lush tropical garden, and indulge in a revitalizing massage at the AVEDA spa. Adjacent to The Palms is EDITION Miami Beach, boasting a lobby that exudes sheer elegance with its expansive white and beige interiors adorned with candles, lush foliage, and golden accents. Whether you stay here for its dreamy ambience or simply dine at Market At EDITION or Matador Room, it’s an experience not to be missed.
Additional noteworthy options include The Standard, known for its exceptional spa facilities, and Soho Beach House, an exclusive haven for Soho House members. Further along the beach, Urbanica Fifth offers a chic retreat with a charming rooftop pool and stylish accommodations. Venture into the vibrant Wynwood area and discover Sentral Wynwood, a contemporary gem boasting spacious rooms, a stunning lobby, and a rooftop oasis. Excitingly, on the horizon is The Well Harbour Islands, a project by the acclaimed wellness Mecca from New York City. Expected to open in 2025, this sprawling sanctuary will offer bespoke condominiums, office spaces, spa facilities, fitness areas, and more—a true haven for those dedicated to embracing a holistic lifestyle. With these exquisite options awaiting your exploration, start planning your next Miami getaway filled with relaxation, rejuvenation, and unforgettable experiences.
Begin your Miami adventure with an invigorating stroll along the stunning coastline of Miami Beach—a ritual that sets the perfect tone for the day ahead. Join the bustling morning crowd of runners and roller skaters, or find your own serene spot on the beach for a yoga or meditation session as the city slowly comes to life.
For an intense full-body workout, reserve a spot at JETSET in SOFI, Miami Beach, for a Pilates-inspired reformer class. This 50-minute session seamlessly blends strength training, cardio, and Pilates movements, leaving you feeling both challenged and revitalized. Afterwards, refuel at Pura Vida with a nourishing post-workout smoothie or juice. Alternatively, explore Reforming Pilates for a variety of classes catering to all levels, including HIIT Body Sculpt and Power Pilates. In Wynwood, don’t miss Pilathon and FORM50 Fitness for top-notch Pilates sessions. For a truly luxurious experience, indulge in a “Reformer On The Green” session at 1 Hotel South Beach or embrace the chic ambience of Fuze House, where you can choose from a range of innovative classes like yin & sound, sculpting arms and abs, HIIT Pilates, and ballet-inspired workouts.
SOL Yoga in Wynwood stands out as our favourite yoga studio—an infrared-heated oasis adorned in light hues with a touch of pink. Experience the gentle warmth and enhanced benefits of infrared heat, offering increased circulation and detoxification without the intensity of traditional hot yoga. Dynamic power vinyasas, heated Pilates, and yogilates sessions await, along with optional LED light therapy and acupuncture treatments. YO BK in Wynwood is another charming studio offering both yoga and Pilates, while Hanu Yoga Miami provides a serene space for hatha, vinyasa, and meditation practices, as well as teacher trainings. Miami Life Centre and State of Yoga offer further opportunities to deepen your practice, and don’t overlook Modern OM in Coconut Grove for a diverse range of wellness offerings, from kundalini yoga to sound journeys and ceremonial cacao sessions. Finally, for event hosting or to explore a variety of wellness events, be sure to visit The Sacred Space, nestled in the iconic Mayfair House in Coconut Grove. Discover their schedule of wellness events and peruse their shop, foundation, and Paradise Farms for a holistic experience.
No Miami wellness journey is complete without a visit to Pura Vida. With multiple locations scattered across the city, this health-conscious haven boasts a diverse menu featuring everything from nutrient-packed juices and smoothies to rejuvenating wellness shots, vibrant salads, and delectable treats. Indulge in their Super Greens Smoothie and oven-roasted salmon plate for a nourishing lunch, and don’t forget to grab a pack of their irresistible Oatmeal Chocolate PB Energy Bites on your way out. Craving the ultimate matcha and açai bowl experience? Look no further than Dreamer Miami, where fresh fruits and homemade granola take centre stage. For a taste of wellness innovation, venture to Café Smood in Wynwood, Dr Smood’s newest establishment, offering a sleek and contemporary setting along with healthy fare like avocado toast with salmon and refreshing green juices. Be sure to sample their lavender blueberry matcha and addictive “Sweet & Salty” treats. When it comes to smoothie perfection, SunLife Organics reigns supreme (try their mint chocolate chip). For more healthy and hydrating options, check out Devia Juice Bar and Under the Mango Tree. Need a quick and satisfying lunch? Sweet Green is a perennial favourite, especially for their Kale Caesar salad, while Whole Foods is your go-to destination for stocking up on wholesome snacks.
For an evening of culinary delight, make your way to Estiatorio Milos—a Greek gem nestled at the southern tip of Miami Beach. Here, you’ll savour an array of fresh seafood delicacies and indulge in authentic Greek yoghurt with honey for dessert. For a touch of elegance and timeless charm, consider dining at Nobu Hotel or Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House, where cosy atmospheres, stellar people-watching opportunities, and sumptuous menus await. Whether you’re seeking nourishment or indulgence, Miami’s culinary scene offers something to satisfy every palate and desire.
words by Matilde Wergeland