The Mayfair House Hotel & Garden is located within the iconic Coconut Grove neighborhood. Known as 'The Grove', it is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in Miami, renowned for its lush, natural beauty. Look closely and you’ll also discover the early beginnings of Miami’s history and its Bahamian roots around every corner. The best way to experience the Grove is on foot—or on two wheels. Discover shopping, art, and dining experiences that connect you with the heart and soul of the neighborhood. No matter how long your stay, there is something extraordinary to experience in Coconut Grove.
Indulge in the Ultimate 24-Hour Coconut Grove Experience
Sip and Savor at Panther Coffee
Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the Mayfair Grill by Lost Boys & Co., an opulent establishment that sets the stage for a day of luxury and leisure. Afterward, treat your palate to the finest coffee the world has to offer at Panther Coffee, a hidden gem renowned for sourcing, roasting, and meticulously crafting small-batch coffees that are as rare as they are exquisite.
Visit the Pioneer Era at The Barnacle Historic State Park
Explore the Pioneer Era at The Barnacle Historic State Park, a charming waterfront sanctuary that pays homage to Ralph Middleton Munroe, the trailblazing pioneer who shaped Coconut Grove's destiny. Stroll a few blocks and discover the park's rich history, enveloped by the serene beauty of Biscayne Bay.
Take Home a Treasure from Coconut Grove’s Boutiques
Immerse yourself in the lifestyle boutiques of Coconut Grove, where you'll find everything from quaint local bookstores to hand-rolled cigar shops and bespoke clothing boutiques. Here, shopping is transformed into an art form, offering a departure from the ordinary.
Weekend Like a Local at the Coconut Grove Saturday Farmer’s Market
For a truly quintessential Coconut Grove morning, venture to The Grove's Saturday Farmer's Market at Glaser Organic Farms. Delight in organic produce, artisanal delights, and handcrafted vegan treasures that are as delectable as they are Instagram-worthy.
A Once in a Lifetime Local Experience at Shore-to-Door Fish Market
As the sun reaches its zenith, embark on a journey to the clandestine Shore-to-Door Fish Market, accessible via a leisurely bike ride from the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. This exclusive seafood haven, open only on weekends, promises an unforgettable dining experience, albeit one shrouded in mystery. Be sure to arrive early, as the day's catch determines the menu.
Spot a Peacock on the Coconut Grove Walking Tour
Uncover Coconut Grove's secrets during a self-guided walking or bike tour using the Know Your Grove App, or indulge in a guided Coconut Grove Architecture Tour for a deeper appreciation of the neighborhood's design and heritage. Along the way, you might even encounter one of the 80 indigenous Peacocks that grace Coconut Grove with their presence.
Discovery History at Coconut Grove Cemetery
As your journey through Coconut Grove's history continues, you'll pass by the enigmatic Coconut Grove Cemetery, a burial ground dating back to the early 20th century, where Bahamian settlers rest eternally. This cemetery's unique 12 anthropomorphic "head and shoulder" stones are a rare sight, found only in Miami-Dade County. Notably, Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" music video drew inspiration from this very cemetery.
Passagiata at CocoWalk
Conclude your day with a "passagiata" at CocoWalk, the heart of The Grove, where outdoor entertainment, high-end shopping, award-winning culinary experiences, and live music converge to create a world of luxury. Be sure to savor a handmade gelato from one of the charming ice cream shops.
Dine Seaside and End the Evening with a Private Sunset Boat Charter
Elevate your evening by dining seaside, followed by a private sunset boat charter on the serene Biscayne Bay. The Regatta, our staff's top pick, offers a breathtaking backdrop as boats nestle in the nearby marina, and the sun gracefully dips below the horizon. Wrap up your enchanting evening with a nightcap at SipSip, the rooftop bar at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden, where you'll be enchanted by the view overlooking Biscayne Bay.
This is just the beginning of your lavish Coconut Grove journey. Continue your exploration with our exclusive 48-hour and 72-hour experiences, immersing yourself further in the lap of luxury and the art of leisure.
48 Hour Experience in Coconut Grove
Seafaring Adventure at Bayshore Landing
Kickstart your Miami weekend by savoring the exquisite sopas benedict from the Mayfair Grill's brunch menu. Elevate your experience with a thrilling twist as you embark on a day of aquatic adventure. Biscayne Bay, found at Bayshore Landing, beckons with the promise of luxury yacht charters, jet ski escapades, paddle board serenity, and the grace of wind sailing.
As you soak up the sun and sea breeze, don't miss the chance to explore The Coconut Grove Sailing Club, where the most picturesque Miami moments await, destined to adorn your Instagram feed. Charter a Yacht, Jet Ski, Paddle Board, or Wind Sail at Bayshore Landing.
Glimpse into the Lives of the Elite
After your morning aquatic exploits, stroll down the marina and step aboard a 90-minute cruise tour that will introduce you to the stunning residences adorning "Millionaires' Row," Biscayne Bay's captivating history, and the allure of Fisher Island, among other gems of the coastline.
Jaguar Restaurant – A Latin-American Extravaganza
For a late lunch that transcends the ordinary, immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Latin America at Jaguar Restaurant. Here, each dish is a journey through treasured recipes from across the region, crafted with the freshest ingredients and presented with unparalleled service.
Exploring the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
After your culinary sojourn, set out for the enchanting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This sprawling estate, spanning 50 acres of lush grounds, boasts an Italian villa and a mesmerizing forest. Spend an afternoon steeped in opulence as you explore over 70 uniquely decorated rooms and delve into the grand history, including its intriguing connection to the infamous sinking of the Titanic.
As your first day of luxurious "Groving" like a local comes to an end, find your haven of relaxation poolside at SipSip, the rooftop restaurant and bar nestled within the Mayfair House Hotel and Garden. SipSip pays homage to the Bahamian roots of Coconut Grove and treats you to the most breathtaking sunset vistas over Biscayne Bay.
An Exquisite Brunch at GreenStreet Café
When the elite gather to see and be seen, they choose GreenStreet Café for an extraordinary breakfast and brunch experience. Here, an exclusive menu and meticulously crafted cocktails await, all within a vibrant and lively ambiance. For those who prefer to indulge in a leisurely morning, we recommend securing a reservation to ensure you don't miss out on this extraordinary experience.
A Botanical Expedition at Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden
Following your indulgent brunch, consider renting the Moke from the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden, your gateway to an extraordinary journey. Destination: The Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden, the sole member of the prestigious National Botanical Gardens not located in Hawaii. This lush oasis, open by reservation only, boasts plants prized by the perfume industry, vibrant magenta blossoms of the pink trumpet tree, and the intriguing textures of the jakfruit's hard hexagonal projections. Immerse yourself in the exotic beauty of the canary yellow royal poinciana from Guyana. Here, you'll also discover the very place that David Fairchild, known as the "Columbus of American Horticulture," once called home.
A Leisurely Ride Back to Mayfair
For those who choose not to explore in style with the Moke, don't worry. A delightful alternative awaits as you hop aboard the Coconut Grove Trolley. Not only is it a convenient mode of transportation, but it also offers a fun opportunity to explore Peacock Park, create your own trolley cocktail bar crawl, or embark on a boutique shopping spree.
A Fountain-Side Luncheon at Mayfair Grill
Lunchtime beckons, and the Mayfair Grill awaits with an enchanting dining experience. Dine in a picturesque setting, surrounded by the serene ambiance of the lobby garden. Savor the flavors of South American cuisine paired with refreshing cocktails, all serenaded by the soothing sound of the atrium fountain.
A Glimpse of Automotive Luxury at The Collection
After your sumptuous meal, indulge in The Collection. Here, luxury vehicles reign supreme, and whether you're window shopping or in the market for the extraordinary, this showroom will leave you in awe. Marvel at the exquisite lineup featuring Ferrari, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Maserati, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Pininfarina.
Retail Therapy at The Shops at Merrick Park
For those seeking wearable luxury, The Shops at Merrick Park offer an unparalleled shopping experience. Explore a curated selection of high-end boutiques, including Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co., L'Occitane, Cole Hann, and more. It's a paradise for discerning shoppers.
Little Havana Salsa Dancing
No weekend in Miami is complete without a visit to the iconic Little Havana. Enter the world of Ball & Chain, a historic venue with a torrid history as intriguing as its contemporary allure. On weekends, delight in live music, a daily quartet band, and lively DJs. For weekday visitors, don't miss the chance to join a free salsa class—an experience that captures the vibrant spirit of Miami.
Stay tuned for the grand finale of your extravagant 72-hour Coconut Grove experience, as we unveil the pinnacle of luxury and leisure in this vibrant neighborhood.
72 Hour Experience – Complete the Ultimate Coconut Grove Three-Day Weekend
A Luxurious Day in Miami's Paradise
Embark on a day of pure luxury along Miami's pristine coastline, renowned for its expansive sandy beaches. Begin your journey after savoring a delectable breakfast at Mayfair Grill. Your destination? The enchanting world of South Beach, where several exclusive day beach clubs await your arrival.
South Beach: Where Decadence Meets Impeccable Magnificence
In South Beach, indulge in a world where decadence, glamour, and power converge, enveloping you in inimitable magnificence. Step into the meticulously restored Queen Miami Beach, nestled within the iconic Art Deco architecture of Henry Hohauser. Here, the past seamlessly intertwines with 21st-century splendor, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled grandeur.
Exploration in the Wynwood Art District
As you journey back to Coconut Grove, immerse yourself in the vibrant urban landscape of Miami's Art District. Make a stop at the Graffiti Museum or take a leisurely stroll through the legendary Wynwood Walls adorned with world-famous large hand-painted murals. This quintessential Miami neighborhood is a testament to the inspiration drawn from artists around the globe.
A Golfing Experience at the Links at Key Biscayne
For those seeking to avoid the sandy shores, or perhaps just the sand traps, a visit to Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne is an absolute must. This public championship 18-hole golf course, nestled on the paradise island of Key Biscayne, offers breathtaking views and greens that are both challenging and accommodating for golfers of all skill levels.
Dining Excellence at Brickell City Center
After a rewarding round of golf, venture to Brickell for a leisurely lunch. Brickell City Center awaits with its four levels of high-end shopping and dining experiences, ready to satisfy every appetite. Among the array of award-winning restaurants that line the streets surrounding the city center, our staff favorite is Sexy Fish. This establishment boasts one of the most innovative cocktail menus, co-designed with its sister restaurant in London, UK. During the evening, dress to impress, while daytime attire exudes a country club chic, ladies in heels only—a touch of sophistication that sets the tone for a truly luxurious Miami experience.