Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Coconut Grove, Florida

Miami Island Retreat in Luxury and Style

Diane Sukiennik, Associate Editor, Food and Wine Access
          Michael Reiss, Editor, Food and Wine Access




Grove Isle: A Secret Revealed

The biggest little secret in Miami just might be the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa.

Situated at the tip of its own 20 acre island, this luxury resort offers understated elegance and privacy amid lush tropical vegetation and the glistening Biscayne Bay. It is such a hidden gem that even resident Miamians are often surprised to discover its charms.

 


Grove Isle Hotel and Spa's well-appointed suites look out to the expansive Biscayne Bay.

Photo by Michael Reiss


Tucked among the palm studded property are 50 spacious guest accommodations all with balconies overlooking the bay. The low rise design feels more like a private residence harboring it's lucky inhabitants and you could be among them!

 


Grove Isle Hotel and Spa's pool is a serene oasis where guests can relaxe in privacy.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

Your room awaits you with all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury resort and then some. Property guests enjoy a sparkling outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Bay with a Hydro-Massage Whirlpool, an Island Beach Area with powder- white sand and ultra comfy cabana and lounges, a scenic waterside walking/jogging path, a Patrick McEnroe Tennis Center with 11 Har-Tru Tennis Courts and One U.S. Open Hard Tennis Court, a boutique-style tennis shop, an 85-Slip Marina,and a state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot fitness center.

The Spa at Grove Isle

 


The Spa at Grove Isle is a unique tropical healing space.

Photo by Michael Reiss

Nothing could further enhance your experience of calm and repose at the hotel more than a treatment at The Spa at Grove Isle. Along with the expert knowledge of The Spa at Grove Isle's professional staff therapists, the healing properties of flowers and spices are used liberally to enhance each spa experience. Indonesian,Thai and Balinese influences are also present in this organic oasis, which offers a full line of body treatments, salon services, facial care, spa rituals, massage therapies.

The Spa at Grove Isle is one of only five Watsu pools on the east coast of the U.S..

Treat yourself to a renewing experience that will last until your next visit.
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Gibraltar Restaurant

Every dining experience from a casual lunch, to Sunday brunch to an evening dinner is a special occasion at Gibraltar Restaurant.

The indoor and outdoor dining venues all offer unparalleled views of the bay. By day,the swaying palms and sparkling water, by night, the fiery torches, and glimmering lights from across the bay whet your appetite for the island cuisine of executive Chef Raphael Melendez. He uses global island influences to inspire his dishes that are full of Florida flair. Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas is presented buffet style with such uncommon items as steak with caramelized onions on offer.

 


Gibraltar Restaurant at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa affords stunning views of Biscayne Bay, perfect for al fresco dining.

Photo by Michael Reiss

Lunch menus are offered poolside as well as bayside. Dinner at Gibraltar Restaurant is one of the most romantic venues in all of Miami. Tables are nestled in secluded outdoor nooks to maximize privacy. Torches and candles strategically placed add to the drama, mystique and romance.

The sound of the bay gently lapping and sensual mood music further set the scene. Many a proposal has been accepted over dinner in this exquisite location. But don't wait for a special occasion to enjoy the magic of Gibraltar Restaurant. Create it!

Favorite Appetizers:

TUNA TARTAR - SESAME WONTON CRISP, AVOCADO, MELON,
WAKAME SEAWEED & CUCUMBER – FENNEL SLAW

GIBRALTAR CRABCAKE - LUMP CRABMEAT, LOBSTER SAUCE, TOMATO JAM

Favorite Entrees:

PAN FRIED SNAPPER - GINGER BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BOK CHOY,LEMON GRASS - COCONUT BROTH, LOTUS CHIP SALAD

CHARBROILED DOUBLE LAMB CHOP - TABBOULEH, HARICOT VERTS, MINTED PEAS,ESSENCE, GRAIN MUSTARD

Favorite Dessert:

FLORIDA KEY LIME PIE - SALTED GRAHAM CRUST, CANDIED LEMON,VANILLA WHIP


At Gibraltar Restaurant Chef Raphael Melendez uses fresh local seafood to create his culinary magic.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

A Final Surprise: The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa

The property is graced with distinctive art and outdoor sculptures by internationally known artist Toby Heller of the Heller Estates OrganicWinery (http://www.hellerestate.com) whose wines are featured at the hotel's restaurant, Gibraltar.

At The Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, you are minutes away from the buzz of Coconut Grove, yet you can retreat to the secluded charms of this island paradise. No wonder its many repeat guests want to keep it a secret, you will too, once you've experienced it's allure.


Enhance your stay with a sunset view across the Bay at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa.

Photo by Michael Reiss

 

The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
Four Grove Isle Drive
Coconut Grove (Miami), Florida (FL) 3313

http://www.groveisle.com/

reservations@groveisle.com

(Tel) 305-858-8300
(Fax) 305-858-5908

 


 
 

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