Put your hats on, grab your sunglasses, put on your sunscreen and enjoy the coastal ambience. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a summary of how my vacation in Miami was.
Last weekend i had the opportunity to go for my very needed vacation, and i will tell you, it was worth every single penny spent. Someone told me that when you go for vacation you don't talk about the money, you just talk about the experience and that is what I'm going to do.
My crew and i arrived in Miami on Saturday, checked in at the Airbnb. It was my first time staying at an Airbnb and it wasn't disappointing. It was a spacious one bedroom apartment. It was close to everything; grocery stores, restaurants, beach etc. Saturday was a chill day, just went to the beach. Did i mention how warm the water was? People up here in the Pacific NorthWest wouldn't understand that. For a second i was ready to move down there. Being at the beach, the water, the weather reminded me of Mombasa. My fellow Kenyans know what i mean.
Later that day, we had dinner at a restaurant called Monty's Restaurant. It is known for its delicious array of foods, while being entertained by the live band. If you want to catch a beautiful sunset, its the place to be. The service was top notch, the ambience was just amazing and the FOOODDD!!! was just the best. I would definitely go back there whenever i go back to south beach.
Day 2, on Sunday, we decided to go out of our comfort zones to try out boat-tubing [not sure if thats the actual name]. It entails hanging on a tube that being pulled on the water by a boat. It was a little nerve-wrecking at first but once the adrenaline kicked in, it was amazing.
For dinner, we went to Nikki's beach restaurant. It is known for its chic decor, array of seafood and great customer service. For those who don't enjoy seafood like me, their food was average, but i atlas enjoyed the ambience.
Day 3, we decided to take a trip down the keys, Key largo to be specific. It was a beautiful drive, all you could see were just palm tree everywhere you go. We went to John Pennekamp State Park, whereby we took one of those glass bottom boat ride to one of the reefs in the atlantic called Molasses Reef. Honestly, the boat ride wasn't the most exciting thing we did. It was pretty boring but at least we saw a shark.
One of the recommendations we got from the locals is taking a ride down the keys. Apparently its very beautiful. I put it down in my list for the next time i will visit Miami.
The last day, we didn't do much, it was time to do last minute shopping before we fly back to reality. We had the opportunity to have lunch at this lovely Caribbean restaurant called Tap Tap Restaurant. From outside, you would think it is some sketchy place, but i tell you, the food was to die for!!!! The food made me homesick. They served some really nice plantains, did i mention the soft, tender goat meat and the fresh made juices that you actually taste the fruit. Tap Tap is another place to definitely go back.
At this point, you already know, i just went to Miami for the food. When you some good food, you gotta give credit. All in all, Miami was a great experience that i would want to re-do and discover other places that we didn't get time to discover.
"When you get the opportunity, travel a little, the world is too big to not be explored"