I have only ever transited though Miami, but never spent any length of time there. I think it will now be a regular destination for Irek and I as we absolutely loved the vibe and of course, the heat! We had the most amazing stay at Carillon Miami Beach… I can confidently say that it’s within my top 5 favourite hotels we’ve ever stayed in. Below are some highlights from our time in Miami…
The grounds at Carillon were stunning. There were beautifully manicured gardens and palm trees everywhere, tons of lounge areas, and incredible views of the ocean from almost every angle. The hotel is situated right on the beach, and there is a lovely walking path right in front that stretches along the entire strip.
There are two beautiful pools at Carillon, both of which overlook the ocean. It’s the perfect place to soak up the sun, listen to an audiobook and just chill out. Irek and I spent most of our time lounging by the pool and cooling down (it took us a bit to adjust to the tropical heat!).
We didn’t get to spend too much time at the beach, only because 2 days really flies by! But, we were able to squeeze in a couple hours one afternoon and had a lovely time listening to the waves crashing on the shoreline, and watching the pelicans scavenging for their afternoon snack! It was quite the spectacle and I would have been content watching them all day long.
I absolutely loved our one bedroom suite at Carillon. The bed was the comfiest I’ve ever slept in, and the jacuzzi tub was lovely… It was the perfect way to end the night and put ourselves into a meditative state. The suite itself deserves a 10/10 and if you visit Carillon I highly recommend it.
I was so impressed by the amazing vegan dining experience the chef prepared for us. It was one of the highlights of our entire trip… The flavours were on point- simple but yet so delicious. I also loved the buffet breakfasts – they had the best cold-pressed juices, smoothies and such a great selection of fruits, nuts, seeds, breads etc. The room service was also very impressive… there wasn’t one single meal that Irek and I didn’t enjoy. The chefs easily accommodated our dietary restrictions (no meat, dairy, eggs, honey) and never compromised the flavours. A huge thank you to the talented Carillon chefs! We can’t wait to come back and enjoy some more amazing vegan meals.
Irek and I truly loved Carillon Miami Beach. If you’re looking for a hotel right on the beach but want to be a little bit away from the party vibe in South Beach, this is a perfect option. However, it’s only a short car ride away, so if you’re looking for the best of both worlds then this is definitely it… A great location in my opinion.
Lastly, before wrapping this up, I have to mention the amazing sound and healing massage I received, as well as the beautiful sunrise meditation I participated in. Both experiences touched me, and brought about some strong emotions. Make sure to get involved in some of these activities if you do visit Carillon – you won’t regret it.
A huge thank you to Carillon Miami Beach for hosting Irek and I. We’re already discussing plans to head back so we can spend more time enjoying all that the hotel has to offer!
Thanks so much for reading- sending everyone lots of love.
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