Fontainebleau : Making memories in Miami

Who doesn’t like going to Miami, with its beautiful beaches and beautiful people, the lineup of amazing eats in South beach or little Havana to the vibrant night life – it is a tropical paradise right here on mainland.  It is a great stopover if you are heading to the Caribbean or to a Cruise.  We love going to Miami end of summer when it is not that crowded.  The peak season for Miami is January through April – Typically, when more northerly U.S. states get cold, Miami tourism heats up.

We have been to Miami a couple of times.  We stayed at Eden Roc on Collins on one trip, the resort flawlessly blends tropical Miami style with decades of timeless glamour.  On a more recent longer visit we opted for the Junior suite in the Tresor Tower at Fontainebleau.  Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. It is a beautiful hotel, with elaborate grounds and pools, and a vibrant, fun nightlife.

The suite life

This Tresor Tower is luxurious 37-story high-rise offers breathtaking balcony views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami. Each suite gives you 500 square feet of plush comfort, including a sitting area and an extra full-size sleeper sofa. We had a little more room than a standard hotel room to explore Miami and build memories.  The suite’s convenient amenities, including a kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, sink and microwave perfect for a morning breakfast or coffee watching the sun come up.

The chic pool and beach

The pool at Fountaineblue is out of this world, since we were at the Tresor Tower the pools closer to the tower was more kid friendly.  The ones by the hotel is where the models and bikini bodies hangout. You can rent one of the chic cabanas for the afternoon and enjoy lounging while the kids frolic in the pool. The service around the pool area was top notch, we spent many a afternoon there. We loved waking up to the sound of the ocean, going for a morning walk on the boardwalk, hanging out in the pool, people watching and dinners at South beach.

We did a road trip to Key west one day, on another we went to a Marlins baseball game, we went on board a pirate ship to gawk at celebrity houses one evening and enjoyed a leisurely day visiting the Vizcaya museum and gardens.

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Checking out the view, from the room balcony from the Fontainebleau suite

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IMG_3350Fontainebleau pool scene was amazing with beautiful people, floats and awesome food!

 

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Evening at the Marlins ball park


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DSC_1014Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami – beautiful villa on Biscayne Bay.

3 Restaurants I recommend in Miami are

Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine
Located in South Beach, Havana 1957 offers traditional Cuban cuisine combined with the finesse of 1950s Havana. This uber-classy, throwback restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, along with the best mojito in town. They have fresh-squeezed juices, traditional Cuban breakfasts, staple Cuban entrees like pollo a la plancha (grilled chicken with onions and parsley), vaca frita (grilled, shredded beef), plus the usual sandwiches like croqueta preparada (a ham, cheese, and pork sandwich topped with croquettes).

Mr Chow at the W
Located inside the W hotel, Mr Chow is one those restaurant where you might run into celebrities. It white glove without being pretentious refined Chinese restaurant , it is always packed so better to make reservations. The kids enjoyed watching the noodles being made.  The meal was ok but the service was excellent.

Any restaurant on South beach that has paella
We went to this one restaurant that was playing some flamenco music, sorry don’t know the name and sat down for dinner. We had a wonderful evening watching the flamenco dancer over a bottle of wine and planning out a Spain trip. After the show we talked to the Singer and bought his CD. It was one of the best evenings in Miami.

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IMG_3224Dinner watching a Flamenco dance at South beach

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Mr Chow at the W in Miami, one of the best Restaurants we have been to so far

 

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On board the pirate ship to gawk at celebrity houses

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South beach, can’t leave without a picture here!

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