Yours truly thoroughly enjoying my daycation

 

 

After  four months pretty much in lockdown, don’t you feel you need to mix it up? I sure do.  So no coincidence all of the posts about scenic drives and walks, daycations and staycations, with more to come. One of the better days we’ve had since March was the daycation with the SLS South Beach day pass last week. It was super fun, easy, we enjoyed very good service, and felt totally refreshed.  Plus, with the safety protocols in place at the resort (social distancing, masks, sanitizers throughout), we felt secure. There are a wide choice of passes depending on the amenities you want and number in your party. Here’s our first person experience and the options.

The beach was almost empty, water more transparent than I can remember it.

We booked in advance which is essential, since they limit the number of people daily for social distancing. Our car was valeted, and off we went to the front desk to check in complete with an ID. The front desk person escorted us to the pool concierge who took us to the beach, stop #1. With afternoon rain not infrequent, we went to the beach first and early, at 10 a.m..

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Beachside cabana

The beach attendant took us to our socially distanced chairs with umbrella and a bucket of a selection of waters on ice. The beach was pristine, with very few people, and the water more transparent than we could remember. We were offered a menu of food, drinks and signature cocktails, and the wonderful attendant Frederick frequently checked back to see that everything was fine, making us feel totally pampered.

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Note: This is to show the pool and cabanas. The photo was taken prior to social distancing which is in effect now.

 

At Noon the rain came. To the rescue the attendant who gave us rain ponchos and an umbrella so we could make our way to the pool area. We staked out a pool cabana, sheltered from the rain, and got fresh towels and towel covers for the couch cushions. Mr. W enjoyed the lap pool, one of two, getting in his exercise before lunch and I read my accumulated magazines.

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Lap pool at the SLS South Beach

Next up, lunch at Hyde Beach in the covered patio overlooking the pool, with appropriate social distancing. We enjoyed  a glass of Sancerre, guac, turkey BLT on multi grain bread and mahi mahi sandwich, finished off with espresso. After lingering, by then it was 4 p.m. and time to go home. They called for our car which arrived in a matter of minutes and off we went home, feeling as if we had truly been away.

 

Got you interested? Here are different daypass options. Another good feature is you can cancel about a day before with no penalty. You get a credit with resort pass. For more information and to book a resort pass, click here. And here are the options you can book for an SLS South Beach Day Pass:

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Starting at $45, Day Pass includes:

  • Reserved pool chair
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Poolside food and drink service
  • Complimentary assorted snack samples on the hour
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary wifi

Adults only

 

Starting at $50, Beach Pass includes:

  • Reserved beach chair
  • Umbrella
  • Food and drink service
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary wifi

 

Starting at $250, Cabana includes:

  • Day Passes for up to 6 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded poolside cabana with sofa seating and lounge chairs
  • Complimentary bottle of prosecco
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Complimentary assorted snack samples on the hour

 

Starting at $200, Beachside Daybed includes:

  • Beach Passes for up to 4 people (all amenities included in the Beach Pass)
  • Beachside daybed and 2 lounge chairs
  • Complimentary bottles of water

 

Starting at $375, Playcation Package includes:

  • Day Passes for up to 6 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded poolside cabana (all amenities included in the Cabana)
  • Signature SLS guest room for day use from 10am to 6pm

 

Starting at $475, Daycation Package includes:

  • Day Passes for up to 6 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded poolside cabana (all amenities included in the Cabana)
  • Signature SLS guest room for day use from 10am to 6pm
  • Miami Spice dinner experience at Bazaar or Katsuya for 2

 

About the SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue: SLS South Beach is considered one of the “go to” spots on South Beach. Conceived by trendsetting designer Philippe Starck, it features restaurants by chefs José Andrés and Katsuya Uechi, as well as the Hyde beach club that’s known as a top spot for pool parties.

 

Valet parking is $20 for up to 6 hours, then $30 for 6-12 hours.

3 comments

  1. Don’t you miss something???? ME! Ahahah, Really stunning daycation. I loved reading your article. A way for me to go somewhere splendid

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