|Subject: Miami Bound!|
I just checked at FLAirport (954 359-1200), downstairs coming out after you pick up your luggage there is the Airport Express desk, a shuttle service, the guy in the desk has a white shirt she tells me, fares vary but to give you an idea it is $17 per person to South Beach.
Regarding hotels near a mall and near the port if you are more specific I might be able to help you. What kind of shopping? What kind of hotel? budget? upscale? I would say that South Beach is fun, and at the same time there many small shops, like Banana, Gap, Armani ,Pottery Barn etc .
Aventura Mall is located between FL Airport and the Port of Miami, there are several chain hotels near by, Marriott for one. This is a nice Mall, however recently has lost Lord and Taylor, but there are several big shops including Bloomingdales, Macys, Sears, Penny and of course the usual Banana, Gap, Victorias Secret, Pottery Barn and tons more. A real mall. Hope this helps.
Graziella Miami Beach.