HEN you arrive at Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, a 32-story gem that lies in Sunny Isles Beach, just north of Miami Beach, you come into a decorative world of beauty. The walls are adorned with spectacular works by well-known and emerging contemporary artists.
Joan Sonnabend, wife of Sonesta chairman/CEO Roger Sonnabend, has spent more than three decades curating a collection of about 1,000 pieces. They are on exhibit at all 26 upscale Sonesta properties in the U.S., Brazil, Peru, St. Maarten, Egypt and St. Lucia.
Pick up a walking guide of the collection and enjoy a self-guided tour of Sonnabend’s world of art.
The Trump Sonesta is at 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160. Toll free 800-766-3782. www.trumpsonesta.com.
This places the resort 17 miles from both the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami International Airports. Nearby are the affluent communities of Golden Beach, Bal Harbour and Aventura with world-class shopping venues of Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall, Surfside Shops and Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall.
There are lots to do and enjoy at the resort. For young guests ages 5 to 12 there is the Just Us Kids Program, supervised by trained counselors. For the rest of us there is the grotto-style pool complex with waterfalls and whirlpools, as well as 25 air-conditioned cabanas, the Atlantic Ocean beach, and water sports that include jet skis, catamarans, wind surfing and kayaks.
And then there are the Everglades. We took an airboat ride to explore a part of Florida we’d never seen before – alligator territory. If you want to discover crocs and other exotic creatures in the wilderness of Everglades National Park, book a unique airboat ride with Everglades Safari Park Eco-Adventure Tours at 305-226-6923 or visit www.evsafaripark.com.