The Mondrian’s pool party has definitely moved in phases, as it’s been everything from the hottest Sunday in the city to a scenic afterthought of a hotel amenity. With the opening of Baia Beach Club, it put itself squarely back on the pool party map, as the swanky bayside Mediterranean eatery has once again made the Mondrian a top choice for rosé all day. You don’t have to drop hundreds at Baia to be part of the action, but having a table definitely helps recruit any sunbathers you think might enjoy a light lunch.
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to sunset
Cost: Reservation and menu prices vary.
Skyline views at hotel pools are hard to come by in Miami, with the bulk of the city’s most sought after pools sitting on the ocean side of South Beach. The grand exception is the Mondrian, whose weekly pool parties end with spectacular sunsets over Biscayne Bay and the steel and glass towers of downtown. Even before the sun goes down, the Baia Beach Club is an ideal spot for a lazy Sunday brunch. Just make sure to wear a swimsuit, as the endless rose can sometimes lead to impromptu cannonballs into the pool.