Especially when swimsuits, panoramic bay views and long-legged companions are involved...
Introducing Sky Lounge, a poolside hideaway perfect for an evening of chaise lounging, mingling and Peruvian drink-sipping, now open at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in the Grove.
Perched eight floors above the Coconut Grove fray and adjacent to the hotel's revamped Panorama restaurant, this outdoor lounge feels like the windswept pool deck of a luxury cruise ship, right down to the glass-enclosed terrace framing the bay.
With a friend in tow, you'll want to swing by just before sunset and settle into a pair of orange lounge chairs, perfectly positioned for watching the skyline slowly flicker to life. When hunger hits, segue to a candlelit table and order a slew of Peruvian delicacies like Anticucho de Corazón (beef heart with aji panca pepper sauce) and Langosta con Papaya y Mango, a lobster ceviche bathed in papaya and mango sauce.
It's hard to be in a bad mood when saying the word papaya.