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Photo Courtesy of CobaltOne of the most important elements of any vacation is the food. Thankfully, there is no shortage of desirable dining destinations in Vero Beach. Some of our favorite hotspots include… Cobalt — Oceanfront eatery serving local seafood and craft cocktails. The Tides — Upscale seafood restaurant with award-winning wine list. Osceola Bistro — Local gem with globally influenced + creative fare. Citrus Grillhouse — Casual American bistro-style seaside restaurant. Di Mare — French and Italian fine dining destination. Looking for more ideas? Consult our list of the best date night restaurants in Vero Beach for more fine dining destinations in Vero Beach!
Photo Courtesy of Brandee Anthony via Grind & GrapeAny good day starts with a cup of coffee. And there's nothing quite like unwinding at the end of a full day with a glass of wine. You can do both at Grind & Grape, a unique coffee-shop-meets-wine-bar located just steps from the ocean. Stop by Grind & Grape for a cup of coffee and pastry to enjoy on the outdoor patio before your full day in Vero Beach begins. Then return in the evening for the perfect nightcap!
Photo Courtesy of Treasure Coast Culinary ToursSample the robust flavors of Vero Beach cuisine with Treasure Coast Culinary Tours. Embark on a 2.5-hour adventure in food as you enjoy six delicious tastings, including wood-fired pizza, craft beer, traditional Irish fare, Southern comfort food, seafood, and more. On this educational walking tour, you will have time to sit and relax at each stop while savoring various dishes and drinks. It's like a multi-course meal featuring the best selection from a variety of venues! Book your tour with Treasure Coast Culinary Tours for a unique culinary experience you won't forget.
Photo Courtesy of Florida Cracker Airboat RidesOne of the best ways to experience Vero Beach is by cruising along the sparkling waterways the region is known for. Florida Cracker Airboat Rides offers the airboat ride of a lifetime second to none other in Vero Beach or along Florida's Treasure Coast. Witness nature's wonders as you glide along the St. Johns River in the only real airplane engine-powered touring airboat in Vero Beach. This exhilarating and intimate experience is a popular attraction for both visitors and locals alike!
South Florida is known all across the globe for its impeccable golf courses. A visit to Vero Beach is not complete without playing a round of golf at one of the many pristine courses in the city. Book your tee time at Sandridge Golf Club, a beautiful facility with two 18-hole championship layouts designed by Ron Garl. Their dedication to the sport has earned Sandridge Golf Club a reputation as one of the finest public golf destinations in Florida. Both serious and casual golfers alike are invited to experience a pleasant round of golf at Sandridge Golf Club.
Photo Courtesy of Bradford Marine BahamasPort Lucaya Marina 190 Feet Maximum | Location | Fuel Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort 120 Feet Maximum | Location | No Fuel Bradford Marine Bahamas 400 Feet Maximum | Location | No Fuel Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina 100 Feet Maximum | Location | Fuel (Gas and Diesel) Grand Bahamas Yacht Club 200 Feet Maximum | Location | Fuel (Gas and Diesel) Knowles Marine Yacht Services & Boatyard 75 Feet Maximum | Location | Fuel (Gas and Diesel) Sunrise Resort and Marina 110 Feet Maximum | Location | No Fuel
Photos Courtesy of Grand Lucayan ResortStay at the Grand Lucayan Resort, located in the desirable Lucayan district just steps from local shops, restaurants and the Port Lucaya Marina. Lighthouse Pointe is the resort's newest all-inclusive seaside retreat, offering some of the best accommodations on the island in an unbeatable tropical setting. Choose from the Grand Lucayan's selection of restaurants and cocktail bars, and enjoy hours of relaxing in the sun, either by the infinity pool or on the warm sandy beach. Relax or rev up your workout at Grand Lucayan's Senses Spa & Fitness Center, featuring a luxurious spa and plenty of recreational options. Take it all in from your upscale room, facing the ocean, marina or land! located off the beaten path on the northern tip of Freeport directly along the coast. This 26-acre resort is teeming with tropical foliage, natural wildlife and pristine palm-tree-dotted beaches. Luxurious all-inclusive amenities include unlimited food and drinks in upscale restaurants and bars, a freshwater pool and jacuzzi, a theater, lighted tennis courts, a gymnasium, a sauna, boutique shops, a variety of water and land sports, and much more. Each guest room features a balcony or terrace offering breathtaking ocean or garden views.
Photo Courtesy of Garden of the GrovesStart your day with a bite to eat at the casual and enchanting cafe at Garden of the Groves. You'll have to switch your mode of transportation from boat to car, as you make a short drive to these enchanting botanical gardens. Enjoy breakfast or brunch amidst a gorgeous tropical setting, as the deck overlooks the ponds and waterfalls teeming with lush greenery and wildlife.
Photo Courtesy of Reef Course & Country ClubThe Bahamas is amongst one of the best settings to enjoy a game of golf (with South Florida at the top of the list, of course). Pack your clubs before your trip and hit the course at any of the area's pristine golf clubs. Local favorites include Reef Course & Country Club at the Grand Lucayan, Ruby Golf Course and Fortune Hills Golf & Country Club.
Photo Courtesy of Velaa Private IslandYou simply cannot get more exclusive and luxurious than a visit to a private island. Velaa Private Island provides the ultimate escape, as you encounter the stunning beauty of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Select from their beach villas located along the water or their floating villas stretching out over the ocean, and bask in the sun in your private pool and terrace. Get the royal treatment at the spa, go diving to experience stunning marine life, stay active at their sports facilities, stretch your body, mind and spirit at yoga, enjoy exceptional wines at the island's tower-like cellar, and cruise around the island. Choose from their wide selection of water sports, including sailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, parasailing, kite surfing and more. Between all of these action-packed activities, indulge in the creative plates at Velaa's collection of eateries.
Photo Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood ResortLas Ventanas al Paraiso is the ultimate tropical getaway, offering a wide range of accommodations along the white-sand beaches of Los Cabos. In addition to the desirable services offered to all resort guests, there are a number of upscale amenities available at an additional charge, including golf, a spa, tennis instruction, beach cabanas, desert excursions, horseback riding, a beach cinema, yachting, surfing, sailing, sunset cocktail cruises, pets' luxury programs, a Mini Cooper rental, and much more. Experience these amazing features within a three-bedroom oceanview suite, three-bedroom oceanview villa, or even the Ty Warner Mansion. This 28,000-square-foot mansion is poised directly on the water's edge, offering panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Ty Warner guests enjoy the services of a round-the-clock staff, including a personal assistant and butler.
Croatia has become a popular travel destination as of late, especially in Dubrovnik, a walled historic city along the sea. Look out over turquoise waters teeming with colorful sailboats, run your finger along ancient buildings, and take in the cool ocean breeze on the beach's white sand. Escape from this bustling city to Hotel Croatia Cavtat located on a pine-forested peninsula overlooking the unspoilt Cavtat Bay just thirty minutes south of Dubrovnik. This exquisite resort hosts two private beaches, an outdoor pool, a spa, and five upscale restaurants. Take it all in by booking the Ambassador Suite, offering sea views and an expansive terrace.
Photo Courtesy of Corte di GabrielaWalk through the cobblestone streets of Venice, Italy, surrounded by charming canals teeming with gondolas. Enjoy your visit in this captivating and romantic city to the fullest with a stay at Corte di Gabriela, a luxury hotel set in a distinguished 19th century palace in the heart of Venice. Corte di Gabriela hosts 11 exclusive suites, featuring exquisitely furnished rooms that offer a refreshing blend of historic and modern design. Book your stay in one of the luxury rooms, where you'll find meaningful and attention-grabbing decor pieces and beautiful touches of design by Philippe Starck or Mies Van Der Rhoe. Get swept away by the captivating charm of Venetian culture within your temporary home in the heart of the city.
Photo Courtesy of Helena Bay ResortIf you have yet to visit New Zealand, it should be added to your travel bucket list immediately. This large island nation in the Pacific Ocean is filled with majestic mountains, rolling hills, bright green vegetation, teal blue waters, and exotic wildlife. Become immersed in the area's natural beauty at Helena Bay Resort, an exclusive oasis along the pristine coastline of New Zealand's North Island. In fact, Helena Bay Resort was named the best new hotel in the world by the luxury global research group, Luxury Travel Intelligence. Experience this world-renowned hotel with a stay in one of their villa suites or junior suites. The two villa suites have extensive balconies with views overlooking the ocean, fireplaces, a minibar, a separate living room, and much more.
Photo Courtesy of The ConservatoriumExperience the breathtaking architecture and enchanting culture of Amsterdam, a city laced with historic canals, bicycles, flower stands, houseboats, and tall, skinny seventeenth-century buildings. Dwell in the midst of it all at The Conservatorium, crowned the number one luxury hotel in the Netherlands. Located in the Museum Square district, The Conservatorium offers immediate access to the Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark and Amsterdam's most indulgent upscale shopping. The hotel itself is a work of art, featuring Art Nouveau interiors and eye-catching contemporary design by designer Piero Lissoni. Indulge at the hotel's impeccable eateries and bars, and relax at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre with a spa, fitness center, lounge bar, and more.
With a trip to Napa Valley, you can experience one of the world's most desirable destinations without packing your passport. This renowned wine region hosts a myriad of vineyards, resorts, spas, hot springs, upscale eateries, and many more luxurious attractions. Experience the wonders of this area with a stay at Bardessono, a contemporary luxury resort nestled in the heart of Yountville, which is completely surrounded by vineyards. Your comfort and satisfaction is the utmost priority at this hospitable hotel, and every one of their 62 rooms was designed with the guest experience in mind. Your stay is maximized with in-room spa services, an on-site restaurant with farm-fresh ingredients, a rooftop pool, gardens, and much more.
Photo Courtesy of Virgin Limited EditionNecker Island is a private island paradise amongst the British Virgin Islands. Experience the wonders of the Caribbean in this gorgeous, exclusive setting — whether you book an individual room or reserve the entire island. During select weeks throughout the year, the island has "Celebration Weeks," where you may book an individual room and share the island with other couples and families. Otherwise, you may reserve the entirety of Necker Island for 34 people total, in which you will have access to the Great House with eight bedrooms and one master suite, sleeping a total of 18 guests. Further accommodation includes a bunk room, six Balinese-style houses, and two Temple Houses. This is the perfect arrangement for a large family reunion, wedding, or a private getaway event.
Photo Courtesy of The Chedi AndermattFor a change of scenery, head to the Swiss Alps for a cozy vacation amidst a beautiful mountain setting. The Chedi Andermatt is a luxe hotel nestled in the Alps just 2 minutes from the ski lifts at Naetschen and 4 minutes from Gemsstock Mountain. Experience the ultimate in luxury within the hotel's gorgeous interior combining Alpine chic with Asian expression. The posh accommodations feature wood, leather and stone accents to create a cozy environment for guests. After an active day spent at the slopes or exploring the many attractions of this scenic area, unwind at the spa and grab a bite to eat at any of the Chedi's extraordinary restaurants.