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Miami Seaside Winter Getaway – Kath Eats Actual Meals

Right here’s a recap of our Miami Seaside winter getaway!!

Our Miami Seaside Winter Getaway

Thomas and I escaped the cloudy blahs of Virginia’s midwinter for a 3-night keep in Miami Seaside. We booked the journey after our boosters however earlier than Omicron actually took off. Have been we fearful about getting it? Completely. However we determined to go anyway, with our KN95s in hand, particularly since 99% of our journey was outdoor. 

We determined to go mid-week so the boys can be at school in the course of the day (god prepared). Particular because of Nona and Grandpa for taking good care of Birch. (Mazen was at his dad’s.) 

How we picked Miami Seaside

We don’t wish to fly worldwide till the testing necessities are lifted, in order that restricted our journey to the USA. We thought-about Key West, the higher keys, and Fort Lauderdale, however Miami was the one spot with a direct flight. A 20-minute Lyft trip acquired us to our resort and saved a lot of journey time. We felt like we had been on an island the entire time, so it was an incredible alternative! 

This journey was free!

One motive we booked the journey was as a result of Thomas had a credit score from a flight he canceled in March of 2020. So our flights to Miami had been lined by that. And our resort was almost free because of bank card factors. Journey hacking FTW. (The worth of meals and drinks in Miami balanced this out – OUCH!) 

Our Resort: The Nautilus

We stayed on the Nautilus by Arlo

I don’t have the perfect observe report selecting accommodations, however we actually loved the Nautilus! We selected it as a result of that they had oceanfront balcony rooms. When climate is your high precedence, a balcony makes SUCH a distinction. I additionally discovered an incredible fee by the Chase Rewards Portal! 

Our room was nice and the mattress confronted the ocean with this view within the morning.

Resort professionals:

  • Good service, particularly KT on the seashore! 
  • Nice pool space with poolside food and drinks service; huge pool bar. 
  • The resort is beachfront and there are complimentary seashore chairs and towels.
  • Our room and bathe had been good; the balcony was fabulous. 
  • Robes and slippers (we needed to ask for them)  
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free bike leases
  • Espresso store café within the foyer was good for fast breakfasty issues

Resort Cons:

  • Espresso wasn’t included ($4) however the espresso from the foyer was VERY good espresso; there have been espresso machines within the room however we by no means made any.
  • The umbrellas had been $22 to improve on the seashore. That’s on high of the $30-ish a day resort payment. 99% of the yr you NEED an umbrella. The day beds within the entrance row had been $150.
  • We discovered that the drinks a couple of doorways down had been 2x as huge and stronger for fewer {dollars} much less. Cocktails on the Nautilus had been $18 every and fairly small (!).

Upon Arrival: Mimosas + Fish Tacos

We took the 6:30 a.m. flight out of Richmond, so we had been up at 3:30 a.m. to depart Cville! Once we lastly acquired to Miami Seaside at 11 a.m. (our flight had a delay) we had been ravenous for lunch. Our room wasn’t prepared but, so we had fish tacos and mimosas on the resort restaurant!

Wednesday: Pool Day

We spent the early afternoon by the pool. I had a scrumptious cocktail, began a brand new guide, and took a nap! 

Dinner at OLA

I gathered some suggestions from associates in addition to Instagram and made some dinner reservations. Strolling in all places is all the time an enormous precedence to us after we journey, so we tried to choose spots that had been lower than a 15 minute stroll. 

OLA got here extremely really helpful by my good friend Erin! The service was excellent, and the meals artistic and scrumptious. 

Corn Empanadas

These had been SO good, and the recent corn sauce was delish. We additionally LOVED the dinner rolls comprised of yuca and tapioca. That they had the perfect marshmallowy texture! 

Cuban Pork + Seared Tuna

The entrees had been costly, wealthy, and large! We couldn’t end. Scrumptious. My Rioja went completely with the pork. 

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie

This dessert was INCREDIBLE! I liked consuming the pie parts all blended up in a single chunk.  

Thursday: Seaside Day

We acquired so fortunate with the climate, as a chilly entrance got here by proper after we left. It was additionally alleged to rain all day Wednesday and we had loads of solar! We declared Thursday our seashore day. 

Simple breakfast

+ a lot of espresso and some bites of muffin. 

Seaside Stroll

The trail to the seashore was a tunnel of bamboo!

We walked about 2 miles to get the day going after which became bathing fits for the afternoon.

It’s a bit hilarious how we are able to go from being freezing in Virginia to saying it’s “too scorching” within the solar. The solar was intense and not using a $22 umbrella although! 

Lunch on the seashore

A plus is you can order meals from the resort delivered to you proper on the seashore. I had a chickpea salad, guac and chips, and a Corona (!) for lunch. 

We learn and napped

Completely happy hour by the pool

I’m not normally a cocktail drinker, however the Strawberry Pool Occasion cocktails had been so good! 

Bathe Hour

Dinner at Ocean Grill

We went to dinner at The Ocean Grill, two doorways down. The situation is prime with views of the ocean and the strolling path for individuals watching. The costs had been $$$$ so that you pay for that view!

We acquired a trio of small plates

Grilled Artichokes Three Methods, Eggplant Parm, and a Tuna Tartar. Plus bread and wine. 

Chocolate cheesecake for dessert!

Friday: Our Closing Day

The very best day contains an lively morning and lazy afternoon. We adopted that very same agenda on Friday! 

Breakfast Smoothies

We walked to Joe and the Juice two blocks away and acquired actually good smoothies. 

Bike Trip

We walked round whereas we sipped after which rode the boardwalk on two cruisers. It was nice to see extra of the world. I liked the outside gyms we handed!

Lunch at Excessive Tide

We walked a couple of doorways down from our resort to the Kimpton Surfcomber resort the place that they had an outside restaurant and bar referred to as Excessive Tide. The lunch was GREAT right here! We really virtually stayed on the Kimpton however opted for the Nautilus due to the balcony, which was a superb name. However the Kimpton was a celebration pad with an incredible DJ and louder vibe. And the drinks at Excessive Tide had been 2x as huge as those at our pool. 

Grouper Tacos, Yucca Fries + Contemporary Guac

Umbrella Splurge

Definitely worth the $22 haha. We had a stunning seashore day afternoon!

Gratuitous “On the best way to dinner” pics!

Dinner at Lure Fishbar

We each dwell for seafood, so Lure Fishbar on the Loews Resort was our remaining reservation. This will have been our favourite meal!

Kale Caesar

Crispy Sushi with Spicy Tuna

Tempura Shrimp Roll

Cookie Skillet!

Recharge + Chill out Winter Getaway

This journey was such an incredible combo of recharge within the solar and loosen up. We actually felt like we had escaped to an island regardless of nonetheless being within the USA. With nonstop flights and no testing necessities, I’d suggest this straightforward journey for a Miami Seaside winter getaway to anybody on the East Coast! 


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