Bal Harbour Review

You always hear about Miami Beach, Florida, but Bal Harbour Village is a secret of the region that offers travelers many amazing experiences.

Located on the northern tip of Miami Beach, this village is really a haven for people who enjoy the finer things in life, so treat yourself.

What can you find in Bal Harbour?

It’s filled with resorts, hotels looking out to the ocean, trendy shops, and quality restaurants. However, you can also find natural treasures here in the form of serene beaches that make you feel a million miles away from your trovubles.

If that sounds like a dream come true, then you’ve got to explore Bal Harbour Village for yourself. Here’s what you can expect.

Bal Harbour Top Reviewed Things To Do

panoramic view of bal harbour

How To Get There?

Miami International Airport is approximately 11.96 miles away from Bal Harbour.

It takes just over half an hour to get there by car. Here are the sites to see when you get there.

Enjoy A Slice Of Art

Bal Harbour is about class and luxury, but it’s also about art.

Here you’ll find trips to art museums, such as the Museum Of Contemporary Art, but you can also enjoy annual art exhibitions displayed right on the beachwalk where people love to cycle and run.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

bal harbour shopping mall

Big-name brands and top-quality boutiques – that’s what you’ll find in the area, and you’ll love that the Bal Harbour Shops are located across two floors but still offer natural treats, such as ponds, fountains, and palm trees.

Visit The Beach

restaurant of bal harbour

You can’t visit Bal Harbour without visiting Bal Harbour beach!

It’s a clean and relaxed beach with picturesque views of turquoise water which are perfect to relax in because the beach isn’t crowded.

You can also enjoy surfing or jogging along the path that goes from the northern part of the Bal Harbour to the southern tip of the area.

Imagine getting a bit of exercise while breathing in delicious salty air and not having many people around. Bliss.

What To Eat

If you’re keen on enjoying fast food, you’re out of luck because you won’t find fast-food joints in this town.

However, there’s a variety of cuisines to enjoy and some memorable restaurants where to dine.

  • Brasserie La Goulue has delicious French food, but if you want something different, try the tuna pizza and ginger lamb chops at Makoto, a Japanese restaurant located in the Bal Harbour Shops.
  • Another top restaurant to try is Carpaccio, where you can watch people from the terrace while eating delicious pasta and fish. It’s also one of the most reasonably-priced places to dine in this glittery part of the world.

Where To Stay

hotels at bal harbour

Luxury accommodation is what it’s all about in Bal Harbour. The Ritz-Carlton hotel is a must with its beautiful white beaches and views of the Atlantic ocean.

You can have a pampering session at the spa or reserve yourself a private cabana at the semi-private beach. 

The St. Regis hotel is another great place to stay. The hotel is 27 stories above the Atlantic ocean.

Enjoy views of the ocean from your balcony and make use of signature butler services.

If you feel like something a little more laid back, head over to the BH Burger Bar to get your junk food fix.

Additional Tips

  • If you’re keen on dining at Makoto, make sure you make reservations to get a lovely table.
  • If you want to taste delicious wine, make sure you visit St. Regis as they have a selection on offer that’s beyond compare.
  • Parking at Bal Harbour Shops cost $1.50 an hour with a validated ticket and $5 without one.

Related Questions

Are there places to party in Bal Harbour?

You won’t find many places, but one fun thing to do is to go see live music at The St. Regis Bal Harbour resort while enjoying martinis with your friends.

What’s “Unscripted Bal Harbour?”

tips to do in bal harbour

It’s a public art program that was established in 2012.

It hosts events and programs to celebrate renowned artists who have turned Miami into a cultural destination.

As a guest, you can get Art Access cards to visit art fairs and local museums.

Bal Harbour Review: Conclusion

If you’re traveling to Miami, Florida, then you have to go visit Bal Harbour.

It’s the destination to be in if you want to spoil yourself with delicious food, luxury accommodation, and tranquil beaches that give you a much-needed break from it all. Go on, you deserve it.


Bal Harbour Review 1

Anna McKinnon

Anna McKinnon and Paul Souza were childhood friends, and have spent the last twelve years travelling the world off and on. They’ve travelled to over 41 countries and 200 cities combined, with most of those trips being together. Anna’s father was in the military, so she’s used to the nomadic lifestyle, while Paul’s parents travelled from Brazil back in 2003 to plant their roots in the United States. They both remember all the legwork as children, and have a huge appreciation for what it takes to chase your dreams.