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BAIA BEACH CLUB
The tropical-modern bayside retreat Baia Beach Club is the centerpiece of the newly transformed Mondrian South Beach. It was brought to life by Miami-based designers Peter Oleck and Danny Cubes of OS Design Group, who sourced natural materials from around the globe and garnered inspiration from far-flung locales such as the Greek and Balearic Islands. Float through the open-air living space featuring a restaurant, lounge and bar outfitted with raw organic timber, handmade macramé fixtures and lush plantscapes. Membership has its privileges, among them daily access to the bayside pool/cabanas, spa and fitness center, while non-members can enjoy the sunset bar and restaurant.
PHOTO BY AURA GROUPE
1 BEACH CLUB
Luxury meets nature at 1 Beach Club at the eco-chic 1 Hotel South Beach, where members are transported to a Tulum-inspired space just steps from the ocean. The club’s design agrees with the hotel’s signature aesthetic of mindfulness and wellness, with sustainable architecture and natural materials gracing every corner. Members and hotel guests can tuck away on sprawling daybeds and chairs heaped with overstuffed pillows cloaked in hues of terra cotta, blue, neutrals and stripes, while flowy canopies and thatched umbrellas offer protection from the sun. Wave, an alfresco restaurant open to the public, is an ideal spot to join the beach party while devouring light fare like a seafood tower or mezze platter.
THE BATH CLUB
Founded during the Jazz Age of the 1920s and touting elite members like the Firestones and Maytags, The Bath Club on Miami Beach has a breathtaking new look. Commanded by the female design duo of Antrobus + Ramirez, the revamped club includes a sprawling beachfront, pool and spa, outdoor living rooms and multiple event spaces, as well as culinary and wellness experiences. The interiors impress with colossal antique wood doors, rich draperies and vintage leather armchairs, while the 1920s aesthetic extends outdoors to the water’s edge.
A day in the life of a member offers open-air dining beneath European-style trellises, lounging on rattan beach chaises as bar carts roll by and retreating to whimsical beach cabanas with tented ceilings perched by the ocean.