Sunny side up
Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida is changing its face and is well set up to attract more Middle Eastern travellers.
Its casual but funky 1950s motels and small beachfront hotels are giving way to luxury apartment towers and hotels, according to the Sunny Isles Beach Resort Association. This area holds one of Miami’s most stunning oceanfront vistas, with miles of white sand beachfront and public parks, museums, restaurants, shopping malls, spas, sports stadiums, golf, tennis, boating and diving facilities.
Skyscrapers of cutting edge architecture now offer world class hotels and amenities including spas and fine dining - from vintage delicatessens to Argentine steakhouses.
Sunny Isles Beach is situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and is near South Florida’s two major ports, Port Everglades and Port of Miami.
The Newport Fishing Pier, designated an historic site in 1982, attracted celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Benny Goodman and Grace Kelly.
Annual events include the Miami International Film Festival and the
World Golf Championships - CA Championship at Doral in March,
The JVC Jazz Festival - Miami Beach in May, the Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival in June and in July there is the Miami Beach 4th of July Celebration at Bayfront Park.