Upscale Bal Harbour Village on the northern fringe of Miami Beach, is trying to lure visitors this summer and fall with offers for families.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, which opened up in January, has its "Sunsational Savings" offer, which includes a fourth-night free, $100 resort credit and a "Royal Cabana" for a day. Rates start at $499 per night, through Oct. 1. The resort also has its "Love Your Family" package, with rates from $499, a $50 resort credit, use of a Royal Cabana for a day, and a choice of a Starwood Preferred Guest Kids Pass or St. Regis Kids Pass for the full stay.
The hotel is one of four in the village. Up by Bal Harbour Beach is the five-star One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, which is also offering a fourth night free, along with free Wi-Fi, no resort fee, and a beach experience that includes the usual (chairs, umbrellas) and the rather unique -- chilled scented towels, flavor-infused ice water, cooling mists and a dune area for the kids to play in.
Another hotel, the historic, Euro-style Sea View Hotel noted for its milkshakes, also has a fourth-night free offer at its newly renovated resort, along with free continental breakfast.
The fourth lodging option is at the Bal Harbour Quarzo hotel, on the Intracoastal Waterway, where guests get 10 percent off a one-night stay, 20 percent off two or 30 percent off three or more nights. Through Nov. 30, rates start at $220 a night at this boutique hotel that offers a new beach service this year and has free Wi-Fi and outdoor pool.
The village also has the Bal Harbour Beach Camp, a satellite children's club of the Miami Children's Museum run at the Sea View Hotel for those aged 3-10, with themed sessions. Family friendly eats are found at the Bal Harbour Shops' restaurants, that include La Goulue and Carpaccio. The Books & Books store runs a weekly story time for kids every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. And Haulover Park, between the Atlantic and Intracoastal Waterway, is a favorite of families to hang out flying kites or go out on the water on fishing charters.
For more information and booking options, visit www.balharbourflorida.com