Turnberry Isle: Truly Miami’s Hidden Gem

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Turnberry Isle: Truly Miami’s Hidden Gem

By Laura Carson Miller


Tucked away on 300 tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Turnberry Isle Miami is a Mediterranean-style retreat with a culture of authenticity, superior service and enriching experiences.

This expansive yet intimate resort is renowned for its two championship golf courses redesigned by Raymond Floyd, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant, a three-story Spa & Fitness Center, the elite Cañas Tennis, three relaxing pools, 40,000 square feet of meetings space, gorgeous beach club on the Atlantic and engaging kids camps – all within reach of 408 spacious guest rooms and suites. An Autograph Collection property, Turnberry Isle Miami is a recent Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel and recipient of Four Star Status for its award-winning Spa & Fitness Center.

In keeping with their promise to meet guests every need and desire, Turnberry Isle Miami now offers its newest spa experience, the Optimal Wellness Program, to provide bespoke health and fitness packages to guests who wish to incorporate healthy choices into their vacations. By partnering with a team of on-site physicians and nutritional, behavioral and spa experts, Turnberry Isle will now offer programming typically only available at destination spas in a resort setting. The programs are available in four to seven night packages for resort guests, spa guests, meeting groups and Turnberry Isle club members.

Designed to address the individual needs of participants, Turnberry Isle partnered with two leading South Florida physicians, Dr. Ellen Lebow and Dr. Michael Braun, to create and manage customized health plans based on clients’ personal goals and medical needs. Dr. Lebow is an anti-aging medical expert and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology while Dr. Braun is a board certified cardiologist and internist. Together these doctors developed the Optimal Wellness Program to create prevention-based treatments for guests.

“Launching the Optimal Wellness Program at Turnberry Spa elevates the spa experience for our guests by encouraging them to take control of their health and fitness in a relaxing and luxurious setting,” said Tammy Pahel, Spa Director for Turnberry Isle Miami. “What sets our new program apart is the fact that guests interact with their physicians throughout their stay. Every aspect of the stay is designed to provide guests with the knowledge and support to begin a rewarding journey. The luxurious resort setting also adds to the appeal of the overnight programming. Guests can take full advantage of every amenity Turnberry offers beyond the spa.”

Another exciting recent addition at Turnberry Isle Miami is CORSAIR by Scott Conant, the highly anticipated restaurant and second venture in South Florida by celebrated chef Scott Conant.

A departure from fine dining, CORSAIR by Scott Conant represents a new spirit of hospitality based on rustic, refined fare and a sense of effortless sophistication best defined by the Italian expression “Sprezzatura.” Lining the champion Miller Golf Course, the restaurant treats guests to dishes that are rooted in the farmhouse cooking of America and the Mediterranean while reflecting the aesthetics of the natural world using ingredients modified by the seasonal pantry of Florida’s rich landscape.

“The restaurant – through its name, menu, details and design – highlights the age of discovery, celebration of the local terroir and a revival of the honest values of cooking,” says Conant. “Our location alongside Turnberry Isle Miami’s lush rolling greens, in addition to Meyer Davis Studio’s superior design, bring to life the restaurant’s fundamental connection with the land as well as our mission to create a sense of luxury through simplicity.”

Why not schedule in some time (soon!) for the ultimate relaxation at Turnberry Isle Miami? With inviting temps most any time of year you can enjoy outdoor activities or make it a ‘sip and spa trip’ with emphasis on Turnberry’s top notch restaurants and spa offerings. Great for both a girls’ trip and a family vacation that will wow every generation, Turnberry Isle lends itself to a sophisticated departure from everyday life where you’ll make magical memories and forget all your cares. Now that I’ve given you something to look forward to – don’t delay – glorious Miami and Turnberry Isle awaits!