Ahh, summer. A season of travel, adventure, late nights, and exploring new places. I thought about it long and hard where I would want to vacation this year. I knew it had to be somewhere by the beach (hello, I’m part mermaid), somewhere warm, and somewhere I could completely unwind. It didn’t take much thought actually-“MIAMI” kept ringing in my head. A place I have visited a few times in the past but never felt like I was able to completely absorb it. What really took up a lot of time was finding WHERE to stay. I scanned page after page of boutique hotels and resorts when I finally came across a little piece of paradise…Eden Roc.
Upon arriving on a Wednesday afternoon I was greeted with hospitality and a genuine kindness that never fell short during my week long stay. The resort was beautiful and I could tell right away that I made the right choice when booking. Some of the best things you can find at Eden Roc are the four (yes, FOUR) swimming pools, a Starbucks INSIDE, and pool staff that will spritz you down in the heat, clean your sunglasses, fetch you water, and make you feel like Eden Roc is your home. And if home is where the heart is, then I definitely left a piece of mine back in Miami. It was a much needed getaway for my mom and I so we decided to just relax and plan our days based solely on our emotions. We spent time laying under umbrellas by the water, dancing to the music in the hospitality suite, and sharing pure bliss as we let the waves carry us around in the ocean.
The view from our balcony. We stayed on the 19th floor with an ocean view and getting to wake up to that every morning made us feel like royalty. And yes, that is a sand volleyball court down below!
Everyday we sat at the Cabana Beach club where we ordered Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, and people watched.
My favorite pool was the one above the Cabana Beach Club. I think that’s because it was a 21 and up only ;)
One of my other favorite spots was the pool right by the sand volleyball area.
As soon as I saw these hammocks I was like, yeah this place just gets me ;D haha
I got their cheesecake more than once while I was there. SO good.
One of my favorite parts was having this fruit plate sent up to us. We sat on our balcony eating fruit and drinking champagne while watching the sky change colors as the sun went down.
Seriously, how amazing is this sunset view?
During my stay I paid a visit to their resort spa and WOW. It was absolutely tranquil and gorgeous. I got a hydrafacial which I highly recommend trying if you go! You also will get a chance to unwind in their relaxation suite.
We were totally spoiled on our last day there as we got to experience a delicious lunch prepared special by their chef and kitchen staff. I don’t say this lightly–the food is GREAT.
I miss this place already and can’t wait to visit them again soon! Miami itself is such an amazing and diverse city. Getting to experience it all over again at Eden Roc was the icing on the cake.
Traveling to Miami? Book your stay with Eden Roc.
Thank you to our friends Jomary Jimenez, Jessica Van Horn, and Giancarlo Avila for making our stay even better than imagined.