South-east Florida’s key city has numerous options for the youthful crowd that flocks to South Beach in search of a party, but much for families, too. Eden Roc Miami Beach is a luxurious retreat in a prime position on the oceanfront. It offers a cluster of swimming pools, has kayaks and paddleboards for hire (£23 an hour), and boasts an Ocean Garden with direct beach access.
Price: Family-sized water-view rooms, sleeping four, cost from £228 per night.
For the ultimate in style, check in to The Setai, which is surprisingly child-friendly in its own subtle way, with cuddly toys, kids’ slippers and bathrobes in the room, cookies and milk, games on the beach during family holiday seasons and bespoke concierge and restaurant services.
Price: Art Deco Building suites for a family of four cost from £434 per night.
Similarly well-located (a block back from the sea on Collins Avenue), but at a decidedly lower price, Circa 39 is one of those chic boltholes Miami does so well. Refurbished in 2013, it has teak lounge beds laid out around a courtyard pool.
Price: Family rooms (sleeping four) cost from £97 per night.