Central + South America Miami Stroll along ocean drive, excellent spas, award winning restaurants, golden beaches Miami is a major international airline hub and many flights go via here on their way to Latin America and other destinations. Therefore we think it’s a fantastic option to squeeze in a holiday in Miami before or after a trip to either Latin America or the Caribbean. It will add another dimension to your holiday and it breaks up the flying time! There is an abundance of different things to do and see in Miami. Start by soaking up some rays on South Beach, famous for its celebrity spotting. From here take a stroll along Ocean Drive and experience Miami’s iconic Art Deco Buildings which sprung up during the 1930’s and 40’s. Miami is now recognised by many as the most important culture hub between North and South America, so the major museums, events and performance spaces are a must see during your time here. Little Havana is definitely worth a visit. The local Miami Cubans take great pride in their heritage, replicating many of the shops and restaurants they’d have back home. There are hundreds of fantastic restaurants to choose from which will please even the most discerning of travellers. When it comes to accommodation in Miami, you are spoilt for choice and there is something to suit everyone. Hotels of all styles are located here, from the glitzy and glam to the Asian inspired Zen-like retreats. And what’s even more exciting is that hotels like these keep on springing up, all over Miami. Places to Stay Highlights Location Places to Stay At cazenove+loyd, we have no vested interest in the hotels, lodges, boats, trains and tented camps which we select. We only choose what is right for a particular client. We visit each destination in our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with our clients on their return so our choices are continually refined. Here are just four c+l reviews. This is by no means a prescriptive list, but hints at what we look for and value in places to stay. The Metropolitan By COMO Henrietta Loyd was one of the first to try The Metropolitan by COMO, which opened in Miami in 2013 after much anticipation and intrigue. The hotel, overlooking America's most iconic beach hasn't failed to impress with water views to the back and front. The design of barefoot luxury has been mastered by contemporary Italian designer Paolo Navone. If you are looking for true elegance, you won’t be able to beat the Metropolitan, which has quickly become an essential Miami Beach experience and one of our favourites. Find out more The Setai South Beach, Miami is continuously welcoming new hotels to its famous strip of coastline, but despite their growing numbers we still rank The Setai as one of the best. Its Oriental inspired design with masculine tones of rich chocolate, cream and black sets it apart from the other luxury hotels located along the coast. The Setai is one of a few which can proudly boast of its title as a Leading Hotel of the World and in our opinion, rightly so. Find out more Highlights For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them. SOUTH BEACH The trendiest place to be seen in Miami, South Beach is vibrant, glitzy and buzzing. From the finest dining and ideal nightlife South Beach has it all and is a must visit on any holiday to Miami. Find out more PERSONAL SHOPPER Miami is well known for a variety of things, sun, sea, excellent nightlife and last but not least, shopping. Here you will have the choice of quaint boutiques to expansive shopping malls, Miami really does cater for every fashion whim. Find out more Location We know Miami better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favourite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member travelling in that particular country and link through to them and what they are up to, so you can get them to call you on their return. Best time to visit Miami Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Best time to go Miami’s weather patterns can be split into two seasons, the rainy and the dry. The rainy season runs from May to Mid-October where temperatures range from 24-31 degrees C. The dry season is slightly less humid and does experience cooler temperatures, averaging lows of 16 to highs of 30 degrees C. We tend to use Miami before or after an extensive trip to Central or South America as it works well with connecting flights to and from Europe whilst most North American cities have good direct connections to and from Central and South America. Meet the Team Central + South America Johnny Milly Chris Sarah We'd love to hear from you Our well travelled Destination Experts have extensive first hand knowledge of their destinations and can open doors that others simply can’t.