We might be aging ourselves by asking this question, but do you remember the song “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s? You know, “vacation all I ever wanted!” Now that we’re coming out of the pandemic just in time for summer, this song seems to be on loop in our heads, desperate for these rainy days to end so we can hit the pool or beach. This summer, instead of hitting the road for a getaway, try being a tourist in your own city by trying one of these daycation ideas or staycation packages at some of the best hotels in Miami.

Daycation

Okay, get this, have you heard about Daycation? Daycation is a Miami-based online marketplace that offers a curated network of beautiful, on-demand hotel amenities that you can book either online or through their mobile app. The Day Pass package perks vary based on location but typically include pool access, a pool chair, beach access, poolside food and drink service and access to the hotel’s business and fitness center.

Epic Hotel

Cancers, Leos, and Virgos take note, if you have a birthday coming up you’ll want to roundup your group of friends and have them chip in for a fancy cabana at one of these participating hotels: Royal Palm South Beach, Kimpton Palomar South Beach, SLS South Beach, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort and more. Daycation is definitely a stress free way of enjoying your weekend without breaking the bank or when you just need a change from your typical work from home situation.

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

If you’re planning to live like the rich and famous this summer or just want to go all out, non-guests who visit the St. Regis Bal Harbour can now book an Oceanfront Day Villa and enjoy the pool and the beach for $750 a day. We know this might sound like a hefty price but you can’t beat the amenities. The resort offers a family-friendly pool and an adults-only Tranquility pool. The villas are air-conditioned which is necessary in this Miami heat. Poolside services include special sunscreen spritzing, refreshing cold towel presentations and more.

St. Regis

National Hotel Miami Beach

We heard the National Hotel is newly reopened but that’s not the best part. Now, it’s also an adults-only sanctuary with reimagined public spaces and the Cabana Wing is complete with 36 poolside rooms and suites. These premium, shaded cabanas come furnished, you know, for the banging Instagram pics you’re going to take. Towel service, sparkling wine, fruit platter, bottled water, and complimentary wi-fi are also included. The highlight of this is the low $187.75 price tag that comes with the cabana. An absolute steal for you and two friends. Of course, if you just need to take a “sick day” from work, individual day passes are $45 per person during the weekdays (Monday-Friday).

The National

1 Hotel South Beach

When a daycation just isn’t enough, the 1 Hotel South Beach is offering a staycation deal that we will surely be taking full advantage of. Awarded #1 in Conde Nast Traveler’s top 10 hotels in Miami, this hotel offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami. The rooftop pool and activities offered just can’t be beat. Book a stay for two or more nights and receive complimentary valet for one vehicle, daily breakfast for two, and reduced daily resort fees. 

1 Hotel

The Confidante Miami Beach

Pet lovers, here is your chance to travel with your furry friend and save some money. The Confidante Miami Beach is a playful oceanfront oasis that pays tribute to Miami Beach’s 1950s glitz and glam with its vibrant mid-century design. Amenities include two heated swimming pools (one for adults only), private plush cabanas and bungalows, beachside service and a rooftop indoor/outdoor fitness center and fitness terrace. We’ll take the cabanas with a side of margaritas, please! Their Park & Stay package offers daily valet parking plus waived pet fees built into the rate (offer valid through 2021).  

The Confidante

Cover photo of the SLS South Beach via Booking.com.


As a Miami native, Noelani graduated from Florida International University and has worked in Public Relations for just over six years. She decided to pursue her passion for writing by starting a travel blog called The Traveling Chismosa where she shares her love of travel and fashion. In her spare time, Noelani loves to plan a good getaway, break a sweat in a pilates class, and shop like it’s nobody’s business. You can find her on Instagram as @lanii.soto.