Liquid Hospitality Announces the Early 2020 Opening of JOIA BEACH on Watson Island in Miami

Joia Beach Rendering

Miami, FL – December 16, 2019 Hospitality veterans, Chris Paciello and Mio Danilovic of Liquid Hospitality, are thrilled to announce the opening of Joia Beach, a European-inspired restaurant hotspot, nestled on the breathtaking beachfront key of Watson island, adjacent to Jungle Island. Set to debut January 2020, Joia Beach is poised to become a premier culinary, entertainment and relaxation destination, offering the ultimate all-day venue of leisure and indulgence to locals and visitors alike.

I am so proud to add Joia Beach to Liquid Hospitality’s growing portfolio. – said Mio Danilovic, Partner, Liquid HospitalityWe have been working tirelessly to create a truly distinct experience at one of the most stunning locations in Miami and we can’t wait to share it with our future guests.

The spectacular setting at Joia Beach, designed by the worldly-renowned Francois Frossard, creates an idyllic backdrop for guests to lay out and soak up the sun on luxurious day beds overlooking the sparkling blue sea of Biscayne Bay, while enjoying a meal and refreshing creative cocktails. Upon arrival, guests will enter through a long and winding pathway encompassed by lush jungle greenery, which seamlessly opens up onto Joia’s pristine beachfront area. A chic, rustic theme will envelop every aspect of the new concept, where guests can look forward to an authentic European-inspired gastronomic selection carefully curated by Chef Erhan Ozkaya, available for both lunch and dinner. An expertly tailored menu of hand-crafted signature cocktails will also be available for guests to enjoy at the seaside restaurant’s staple beach bar, set against the unparalleled panoramic views of Miami’s skyline.

Joia will be a genuinely unique beach restaurant, bringing an incomparable experience on the sand to our growing audience.” – said Chris Paciello, Partner, Liquid Hospitality. We are excited about the opportunity to activate this spectacular untapped space with a concept that will really define all that is amazing about living in Miami.

The beach-side venue will also feature a sunset deck and lounge area, offering guests an active space to enjoy amenities that include beachside board games, full moon yoga, fitness classes led by world-class health and wellness facility Anatomy, live music and  weekly DJ’s playing curated playlists catering to a relaxing ambiance of chill beach vibes to lounge out to. Joia Beach will serve as a quintessential seaside hotspot – accommodating everything from group mingling and social happenings, to intimate romantic dining on the water, and exclusive beachfront pop-up events, all situated on the best stretch of sand on Watson island. There will be anchorages available for guests arriving by yacht, and an array of activities to enjoy such as beach volleyball. An eclectic ambiance paired with exceptionally delicious food offers a lively, fun and relaxing setting year-round. 

Joia Beach will be located at Watson Island | 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For more information please follow @joiabeach on social media or visit


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