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Florida Vacation The VIP Treatment at Trump International Beach Resort Miami

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Day five in Florida started off with the most amazing sunrise ever.

I was busy typing away on my computer when Maddie came bursting into our room looking for my camera to capture it. I’m so glad she did! 

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Once Pete and Ashley were back from CrossFit, and we were all ready for the day, Pete and I headed to the adult pool area. We were checking out of Margaritaville soon after, so we wanted to get a better look at this area before we left. The pool up there with the ocean view in the background is really something to see!

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We didn’t stay long since we had promised Emmy and Ash that we would go to the beach for a bit too!

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Every room at the resort comes with two lounge chairs and an umbrella, and Em had no problem taking advantage of it. You just walk up to to the beach and an attendant sets you all up.

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Of course, that didn’t last long and she was up and going again!


We hurried back to the room and packed up. Of course, Em stopped for some fruit infused water as we checked out. This is totally her “thing”. She loves welcome water and have some whenever we are coming or going. If you really want to thrill her offer her, some punch and a cold towel… she will probably start dancing right there in the lobby.


Our Florida tour took us to our next stop, travel partner, Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles. It far surpassed my expectations, and they were already sky high! I can’t even count how many times I have heard about this resort over the years. It is pretty much a Miami luxury family resort mecca. Known for their luxury accommodations and unparalleled service, they cater to families, and it is evident every moment you are here.


Knowing that their guests are traveling far with little ones, they make check in so easy. We were quickly on our way up to our two bedroom suite. Here is a quick peek at the girls’ bedroom… and that view above is right from our bedroom!

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Trump International Beach Resort is known for their personalized service. It’s not uncommon for them to make special surprises for their guests celebrating special occasions. We are aren’t celebrating anything on this trip, but this didn’t stop them from arranging for some wonderful welcome gifts personalized for each of us. 

Trump International Beach Resort really offers a VIP experience and this was just the beginning of ours.

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Here are the girls trying on some of their gifts. The attention to details is remarkable. The girls all got a bottle of sunblock which is something that is always needed.  This went perfectly with their beach bags of fun. But, they didn’t just give them all the same things, they actually crafted a really special collection of surprises for the girls… and Emmy’s sunblock was had picked for her sensitive skin. They know their guests and they know how to make you feel relaxed and refreshed.

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We are often treated to some really fun experiences, but one thing that the girls have never grown tired of is room service. As they were opening their gifts, there was a knock at the door… and placed right outside our door was a tray full of fresh fruit, handmade desserts and sandwiches, that were all vegan. The chefs here are not classically trained vegan chefs… but they all go above and beyond and throughout our stay they have impressed us with their creativity in making some very impressive meals.

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The only thing that could compare to this meal was having this view to eat it with!20160513_160144


After lunch, we toured the resort. We saw the two pools and we gazed upon the beach. The clouds were high and they created a soft shadow that made the colors of the waters bounce from bright blue to deep blue and an aqua green too!

Em wanted to jump right into this pool!


The grounds are impeccable and have a very Miami/tropical flare!

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We are so excited to play in their pools tomorrow!

Dinner was served at Neomi’s where we dined on a full vegan meal. They don’t have a standard vegan menu, but go above and beyond to accommodate dietary restrictions. That is actually putting it lightly… I asked them more about how they make guests with different dietary needs feel welcome on their property, and their answers blew me away.

Normally when we tell a restaurant that Maddie and I are vegan, a couple things happen. The first thing is that they question exactly why we are vegan. They want to know if there are allergies, or if it is just a lifestyle choice. For me it is allergies and sensitivities and a choice not to consume any animal products. That conversation always leaves me frustrated and sets the mood for the meal. Here they came right out and said that they don’t ask. If you tell them you are gluten free (or whatever dietary restriction you have) they assume you can’t have gluten regardless of the reason. It it that level of care that sets Trump International apart.

The second  thing that amazed us is that we weren’t served rice and steamed vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, we actually love rice and veggies, but to be served a full meal that we all could eat was a perfect example of the VIP luxury treatment at Trump Miami. 


They even noted that we don’t regularly drink alcohol (especially not the kids ha!) and had non-alcoholic margaritas waiting for us. I can’t even tell you all how delicious they were. There were mango margaritas with Tajin along the rim that was so out of the world amazing. Served on the rocks with the perfect amount of sweet, salty, and spicy that balanced out all the flavors. I could have had 5! Totally not kidding.

The other margarita was a watermelon with mint accent. So refreshing! 


Our meal started with table side guacamole! 


We ate every last bite of it!


Followed by stuffed squash flowers, I hadn’t had these since becoming vegan.  It was such a pleasure to experience them again. They were the perfect mix of flavors!


Our main course was these vegan tacos with house made corn tortillas. I loved how they kept the Miami flavors flowing with the eclectic use of all the different cultures represented in this meal….especially these tacos. All of the food we enjoyed at Trump Miami was what you would expect from a resort of this caliber. I totally understand why it’s a favorite among locals on date night and out of town guests. It is just that good!

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Really, we could have stopped right here and walked away having had an amazing meal and evening, but of course the chef didn’t stop there. He also wowed us with a creative dessert! 


We had banana cake with coconut sorbet and fresh strawberry tarts. These were both fantastic and you could taste every ingredient in them. They all played an integral part of the dining experience, and I am already desperate to have another mango margarita and strawberry tart. Actually, I’m ready to have all of this again. 


Here is our day 5 video!

What a great start to a wonderfully luxurious stay at Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Miami! 

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Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • What an amazing place to stay, I would love to stay here when I am in the area. The food looked amazing as well, delish!

  • I have never been to Miami but my middle child just said he wants to go to Florida this summer, it would be a 24 hour drive if we did find a way to get down there though. This looks like a great place to stay!

  • This by far is my favorite from all of the hotels that you showed us. The rooms are awesome and I love that they always go beyond the service that you expect from them. I love the meal that you had during dinner, it was exquisite!

  • We’ve considered a stay in NYC but my youngest got sick when we booked and we had to cancel because we were coming in from another state. I live in Florida and didn’t know there was one in Miami. Maybe we’ll check it out.

  • We have not been to Miami yet but your post sure makes me want to plan a trip soon! That resort looks amazing… the food alone looks amazing, but that pool area, not sure I would ever get our kids out of it!

  • The Trump vacation properties are always so so fun! I love how many things there are to do and how everyone feels like a celebrity. It looks like you had an AMAZING time! I am certainly jealous of the weather you had.

  • I LOVE anything that is right on the beach! This looks GORGEOUS! You all have such fun I would love to do this with our family!

  • This definitely looks like some place that I would love to stay and vacation at. I cannot wait to check it out myself! Thanks for sharing all the video too. It made it even that much more real. That food and tableside guac looks like heaven to me!

  • I am just like Em, I love welcome water, especially fruit infused water. So delicious. Sounds like y’all had a blast. Thanks so much for sharing

  • All that food looks like it’s really good. I love fruit infused water, and I love good food.

  • This is like my ultimate dream for a vacation. This looks amazing, and the food looks SO good. What a trip! Yesterday we had hail, so I’d love to be here right now!

  • i’ve always wanted to go to florida! looks like y’all had a blast and thanks for all the awesome info. will save in my florida folder for when I plan the trip.

  • You can not beat such beautiful accommodations and I love how spacious your suite was. It truly is the little touches that make a vacation so special.

  • This looks really nice. I have always wanted to visit Miami. I would be worried once I got down there I would never want to come back home.

  • Wow that view is unbeatable! The food looks really nice too. It sounds like such a relaxing place to stay all the way around.

  • Wow, a lot of those pic are just screaming “Miami”! You guys really look like you’re having the best of everything. Are those banana chips by the way? I think they are, but I’m just guessing!

  • You took some immaculate pictures! I am not just saying this all of your recaps really makes me want to this resort. Look a that pool that is amazing!!!

  • The resort sounds divine! How lovely they were with the attention to detail. I am sure you all had a glorious time!

  • The Trump International Beach Resort in Miami so like they have an amazing VIP treatment for everyone in the family. It looks like you all had a wonderful time there and I love how they really know their guests. I would love to stay there some day. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Those are such beautiful photos. The view is gorgeous! Miami is one of the places I’ve always wanted to go as well. From the looks of all these photos it makes me want to go that much more!

  • Oh my goodness, I’m so envious of your trip. I’ve always wanted to go to Miami and it’s actually near the top of my bucket list. When I do make it there, not if, but when, I’m going to stay at this resort. That’s what I call a heavenly vacation.

  • Such an amazing trip – you guys looked like you all had a blast. The resort is super beautiful. I’d want to go there! It’s a perfect place to go on a vacation with family.

  • Florida is definitely the place for me. I love all the fresh fruits that you had at your hotel. That would also be my type of thing. It all looks so lovely!

  • Perfect place! Very cozy and I can live here if given a chance ^ ^
    I’d love to stay here and reward myself after several productive months

  • Ok, you’ve given me yet another place to visit. I’m loving everything about this and I love the boychild would love it.

  • The fact that they are known for personalized service is worth making note of. How exciting would that be for them to recognize your special occasion while you were staying there!

  • This resort looks fabulous. Beautiful turquoise beaches, nice fruity drinks, good food, and pampering services. What more could you ask for vacation! I hope you had a great time.

  • I think it is so cute that your little Em loves fruit infused water. My kids would be the same way!

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