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After a long trip away from home on our South African safari, I was excited to be back home and spend a quiet weekend away with Chris at the Newport Beachside Resort. While Sunny Isles Beach isn't too far away from us here in Miami, it's far enough away that it's too far to drive to for a day, so we don't visit as often as I'd like! As excited as I was about spending the weekend there, I had to cut my trip short and head home for an emergency root canal due to an abscess. I'm just grateful that it didn't happen while I was in South Africa - or even worse, on the 18 hour flight home! We did spend one lovely evening in Sunny Isles Beach, and I can't wait to plan a return trip back - one day just wasn't enough!
If you need help figuring out what to do during your stay at the Newport Beachside Resort, just head over to the concierge's desk. They have the inside scoop on all of the activities and tours available in the area!
Of course, I do have some ideas to share!
Things to do during your stay at the Newport Beachside Resort
Visit the Ancient Spanish Monastery
Location: 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
The Ancient Spanish Monastery, originally known as the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, was built in 1133 AD in Sacramenia, Spain. After the revolution in the 1830s, it was sold and converted into a granary, and in 1925, William Randolph Hearst bought the cloisters and outbuildings. The buildings were dismantled and shipped to the United States, where they eventually found their way to Florida and were rebuilt!
Play in the Game Room
There is a game room for the kids once they wear themselves out from playing in the surf, and don't be shy - parents can enjoy the old school arcade style games found there too!
Take a Walk to Pier Park
Location: 16501 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 - adjacent to Newport Beachside Resort
The Beach Bar at the Pier is a lovely restaurant situated right on...you guessed it, the Pier! People must walk past the outdoor seating area to get to the fishing portion of the pier, so you might as well stop for a drink or a bite to eat!
Relax on the Beach
You'll receive access to complimentary beach chairs and cabanas with your stay at the Newport Beachside Resort, so make the most of it! Sunny Isles Beach offers lovely turquoise water, soft sand and plenty of shade under the palm trees.
Pamper Yourself at the Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon
Location: 16701 Collins Avenue, Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Are you looking for the ultimate in relaxation? The Aveda Seven Seas Spa is located inside the Newport Beachside Resort and offers everything from facials and peels to salon services like hair styling, manicures and pedicures, but of course they also offer many different types of massage.
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
Why yes, I would love to stay there. It looks amazing 🙂
That looks so beautiful! You know, I'm not sure if I could make myself leave!
Laura (Lauras Little House Tips)
What a wonderful resort. Sorry about your abscess they are horrible. I'd love to visit this resort. Blogging under a cabana is my idea of a work out haha 🙂
When I think about paradise, I totally imagine pictures like this! My sister and I were just talking about Newport!
I would love to go there someday. Groupon is an awesome way of traveling or doing anything at a discounted price.
I have never heard of nor have I ever been to the Sunny Isles Beach but you have made me want to !!
Wow what beautiful views they have. And that Aveda Seven Seas Spa looks really cool. We're heading to Florida next weekend and I can't wait.
I would love to go there! I'm going to check into this when we go there.
Now this is a vacation I want to go on. Thanks so much for sharing... sounds perfect to me 🙂
That place looks so lovely! So sorry to hear about your tooth. I hope you are feeling better! Hopefully you can return there soon and finish your relaxation 🙂
Such a great place. I;d like to go there with my family. I swear these pictures make me travel hungry
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
Wow, there sure is lots to do there! I'd love to tackle that view first, I could sit and stare for hours!
Beautiful resort you visited!! I love anything that has sunshine and a beach!
I am sending this to my husband for a post deployment get away idea. we both love Newport!
Emily @ Baby Dickey
Oh it looks gorgeous! I check groupon getaways often for little weekends away with the husband, it's great!
I would love to come visit Newport Beach. I am always checking Groupon for a getaway
That looks amazing. I could really use a little relaxation. This week has been crazy.
That spa looks amazing! I could so use a getaway like this.
Looks like a magical place. I haven't been in Miami in a while, but we used to stay in Sunny Isles the times we have gone there
I'd definitely be able to relax and recharge there. That spa would be sweet!
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide
What a beautiful resort! I am adding it to my bucket list!
Oh no... your poor tooth. But this resort sounds amazing. Love that they have a game room 🙂
The Newport Beachside Resort looks so amazing. I would love to spend a week here and relax.
This looks so beautiful. You would have to drag me away.
jenny temcio at dapperhouse
I honestly though I would have to travel abroad to get a beach this nice. Florida however is within driving distance! WOW!
Looks like a great place to relax at! It looks amazing!
The Newport Beachside Resort looks great. I bet my entire family would love to go there. I think anything that's on the beach is great. I also love that they have a game room - the arcade games would be awesome!
These are all things I would do. But probably most popular with me would be the pool.
Cathy @ Our Mini Family
This resort looks incredible! I could really use a getaway! I have never bought a vacation from GroupOn before.
sign me up! i could use a vacation right about now!