We love to travel (as many of you have probably noticed by now) and though we love to check out new places we often find ourselves in Florida. Before we moved to Chicago two years ago my husband (Joe) had taken a position based in the greater Miami area and we were thrilled. What’s not to love about the sunshine, palm trees, sunny days and beach life?! Our excitement was short lived when we found out his contract was cut short. Until the next opportunity to live in the sunshine state slides our way we continue to visit, soaking up as much sunshine and beach time as we can.
We went back to the Miami area last month and had the pleasure of staying in Doral, an area we had not experienced before. This is a quick drive from Miami International Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Miami and 35 min from Miami Beach. This area boasts numerous golf courses and a more relaxed atmosphere than the bustling vibes of Miami.
Our first night in the area we stayed at Trump National Doral. This property, a renowned golf resort, is situated on four courses: The Silver Fox, The Red Tiger, The Golden Palm and “one of golf’s most iconic courses”, the Blue Monster. One of the other noteworthy amenities is the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center; complete with LED lighting for evening play on the driving range and a club fitting area.
While Joe does love to golf we chose to take our time and enjoy the beautiful pools, equipped with luxurious cabanas and water slides; perfect for the entire family. We spent very little time in our room and as much time as we could poolside where we enjoyed delicious, fresh fare and cocktails while soaking up the sun.
There is no question of how good you will sleep after a day full of golf thanks to one of the most comfortable mattresses we have experienced at a resort. Pair that with room darkening curtains after a hot shower in the luxurious bathroom and there is no wonder why we suddenly felt like we were on a vacation fit for a King & Queen.
There are two separate pools, one for the families and one for adults only make for a perfect getaway no matter what type of vacation you are looking for. Take your kids to on tropical adventure with a waterslide, basketball hoop and more while you enjoy sunbathing next to the zero entry pool. No kids? No problems - the adult only pool with full service cabanas and jacuzzi provides the perfect retreat for those of us looking for a little more of an adult friendly afternoon.
We may be 34 and 40 but you better believe we still tried out the water slide for ourselves and had a BLAST! Who says fun is only for the little ones?!
There is no question that you will feel like you are on holiday when you visit one of Trump’s properties. One needs not to be partial to a certain political party to enjoy some of the best and most friendliest staffed resorts. Everyone who assisted us made us feel welcome and at home and were never without a giant smile on their face.
We would absolutely come back to this property and even bring our friends and families; there is a little something for everyone!
Check out this video I took when I went down the water slide:
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Hi, I'm Ashley!
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! I love to travel, meet new people, and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City!
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