The resort presides over stunning views of the Atlantic

Planning Your Trip

Situated on Key Biscayne and flanked by the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to the south and Crandon Park to the north, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach (even though it’s only a few minutes’ drive). Whether you plan to hide away at the resort or venture inland for a night on the town, here’s what you should pack for your visit.

Aerial view of ocean, beach and south pool.
Aerial view of ocean, beach and south pool.
What to Pack
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Bring an umbrella. Miami may average a balmy 77 degrees, but it also sees its fair share of rainstorms — about 128 days each year.

Beach Vacation

Perched on miles of golden beaches, it’s all about the sun, sand and relaxation here, and visitors would be wise to pack accordingly.


  • Bring a bathing suit (or two). You’ll probably spend much of your time at one of the two pools or lounging on the beach, drink in hand.

  • Pack a smart pair of sandals that can easily transition from the beach to lunch or dinner.

  • A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are essentials, particularly if you’re out on the water paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking.
Weekend Getaway

If you’re looking to get a real taste of Miami, pack for a few different situations:


  • A beach day necessitates a bathing suit and the accouterments, but don’t forget to also pack a kaftan, shawl or light linen shirt to ward off any chill from air conditioning indoors.

  • For a day walking around South Beach, focus on clothing in light fabrics like cotton and linen to help beat the heat, and stow a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated on the go.

  • Miami is famous for its nightlife, from clubs to fine dining, so pack a few pieces that are meant to impress — vibrant colors and bold patterns are practically de rigueur.

Beyond time at the beach, there is so much to do without ever leaving the resort. Don’t forget to bring these essentials:


  • If you’re going to play 18 at the challenging par-72 Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne course just minutes from the hotel, bring a light waterproof layer in case of a surprise shower.

  • Whether you’re lounging at one of the two pools or at the beach, be sure to bring your swim essentials and plenty of sunscreen.

  • If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll want to get involved in the Ritz Kids activities. Make sure they have a comfy pair of sneakers, a bathing suit and a hat, and consider a rash guard with SPF to protect their skin during long days at the on-property water park.
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
What to Reserve
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

At The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, it’s all about good food, relaxation and fresh air. Book a few experiences before your visit to really enjoy everything the resort has to offer:

Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Located just 15 minutes from the big city bustle of Miami, Key Biscayne concentrates myriad opportunities for relaxation and recreation in less than 7 square miles. The barrier island’s picturesque town is bookended by stunning wilderness parkland filled with natural beauty and historic sites. Here, you can soak up the sun on one of the nation’s most-acclaimed beaches, hike the grassy trails of a tropical hammock, and perfect your skills on the golf course or tennis courts — all in the same day, if you’re so inclined. But why rush? This island’s attractions are best experienced at a more leisurely pace.