The small and charming Bal Harbour Village covers approximately just one third of a square mile, and has long been a hideaway for the rich and famous. It offers a beautifully maintained strip of primarily high-end luxury condos on the beach just south of Haulover Pier at the north end of Miami Beach between the ocean and Biscayne Bay. Incorporated in 1946, the village of Bal Harbour offers residential homes, gated communities, low-rise apartments, and high-rise and oceanfront condos. Villagers also enjoy shopping and fine dining in adjacent Sunny Isles Beach.
Bal Harbour is best known for world-class shopping at the Bal Harbour Shops, Miami’s luxury shopping destination since 1965. Ranked the number one most productive shopping center in the country (based on size), the stores include Tiffany and Bvlgari, Escada and Prada, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. The most exclusive shopping south of Palm Beach, Bal Harbour Shops was the first un-enclosed mall built in a courtyard style with a 2-story open center to let in sunlight and ocean breezes. This open center gives the mall a unique tropical feeling, and stays surprisingly cool even on the hottest days. The central tropical garden courtyard also offers several popular restaurants where you can dine an watch for celebrities.
Currently near the end of an impressive revitalization, many of Bal Harbour’s landmark hotels and condos have either been replaced with incredibly impressive new-and-improved versions of the old and well-loved sites, or completely re-done with the finest all-new luxury buildings. Bal Harbour is the total escape into luxury.The town itself has that vacation feel and offers two beautiful hotels, The Sea View, and The St. Regent (opened in 2008 on the site of the iconic Sheraton Bal Harbour).
The 27 story St. Regis Resort and Residences is new and an exciting addition to Bal Harbour. One of the newest luxury oceanfront condominium is One Bal Harbour, on the northern most tip of the island. The building is in a prime location offering truly spectacular views.
Bal Harbour gives you that South Florida luxury vacation feeling but maintains its small town appeal.