Venue of the Week: Acqualina Beachside Resort + Its Sweet Summer/Fall Savings

What's in a name? As Vanity Fair described it, Acqualina, a Florida beachside resort and spa,  is "a water lover's Paradise."

Sitting pretty with 4.5 acres of beach property in front of the Atlantic Ocean, Acqualina is the winner of AAA Five Diamond hotel for the third consecutive year.

The resort is located on Sunny Isles Beach, with very reasonable drives to both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. With architecture inspired by a Mediterranean villa, you have the luxury of Americana sites and city experiences, but a feeling like you're on the other side of the water.

And for those "water lovers," there are plenty of chances to hop right in. Resort water sports include an ocean kayak adventure, the Wave Runner, and more.

Then there's the spa.  The 20,000-square-foot two-story Acqualina Spa by ESPA has the Atlantic Ocean in direct view and prides itself on providing guests with "a tranquil sanctuary."

Of course, the Acqualina resort is also an ideal wedding location. On-site wedding planners will help the bride and groom plan the special day to a "T". The bridal party is welcome to enjoy the spa and Bal Harbour shops.  Acqualina's biggest selling point?  An awesome ocean backdrop - whether you have an intimate or large party in mind.

So what makes this sweet deal even better? From August 20 to October 31, 2012, you can book any of the resort's luxury suites and receive the third night free. Additionally, you'll also receive oceanfront accommodation, $40 body facial spa treatment credit per person per night, complimentary internet access, and more. Perfect for a quick getaway or even a honeymoon - the choice is yours!

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