Monthly Archives: April 2018

Espanola Suites Lets South Beach Travelers

As a longtime Miami Beach resident I have frequent visitors and guests and someone is always asking me for a recommendation on where to eat, shop, and of course where to stay. If you are a tourist traveling to South Beach for vacation or a local seeking a relaxing ‘staycation’ you have many options for accommodations. Miami has something for every budget and every lifestyle ranging from luxury high-rise hotel/residences to large all-inclusive resorts to quaint Art Deco style boutique hotels. Each one targeting and serving a unique audience with a specific set of requirements that will make their time away from home complete. One of my favorite places to send out-of-towners who will be in South Beach for more than a few days is Espanola Way Suites. This to me is one of the best ‘live like a local’ experiences South Beach has to offer.

Espanola Way Suites is located off the ‘strip’ in a lively, but intimate Spanish Mediterranean style village on Espanola Way and Washington Ave. From your balcony you can look down on the unique retail shops, restaurants and intimate cafes. It has been popular with the “bohemian” culture for many years because of the several artist lofts, design studios, theater productions and street performers that call the area home.

The area is historical, but the rooms are updated and modern. The furnished suites are spacious and fully equipped with everything you need for an extended vacation. Full kitchens heat up leftovers from dining out and all the tools if you decide to head to a local grocery store to shop and prepare your own meals.

You never have to worry about feeling crowded, there are only 12 suites in the hotel, ten of them are 1 Bedrooms and two 2 Bedrooms, giving it a real community feeling. The staff is very personable. They pay unique attention to your needs and you are treated like a resident, and not just as an overnight guest. You can truly live amongst the locals and feel a part of the vibrant Espanola community.

The beach is three blocks away and the shopping and dining of Lincoln Road is within steps. If you want to do more than relax you don’t have to go far. Each Saturday night people are literally dancing in the streets of Espanola to the music of local salsa bands. The nightclubs of Washington Ave. are nearby but not too close to that you will be disturbed by the crowds.

Andaman and Nicobar Beaches Travel

Andaman and Nicobar islands are a group of 572 islands which are located on the Bay of Bengal. There are some of the most lovely and unexplored virgin beaches which are famous all over the world, especially for their natural magnetism and natural beauty. These beaches are also famous for vast stretches of silvery white sand generously sprinkled with lots of greenery and dense woods. These places are also very popular for their tribal, local and aboriginal people who are of special interest to the anthropologists and the beaches are also an ornithologist’s paradise. Andaman and Nicobar islands in India are home to 242 recorded species of birds along with 58 species of mammals and 83 species of reptiles.

The best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar beaches is from the month of October to May. There are beach resorts, hotels and cottages for accommodation.

Andaman Nicobar Beaches are well connected with the main cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkotta through air transport. There are water transports also like ships from Kolkotta, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair.

Andaman and Nicobar is the most unique Island state of India. Some of its important beaches are

Radhanagar Beach

For an environment lover, Radhanagar and Vijaynagar Beach in Havelock are real exposures of unpolluted nature of Andaman and Nicobar. Just in front of Dolphin Yatri Niwas, there is Vijaynagar Beach and Radhanagar beach is 7 km away from Dolphin Yatri Niwas.

Harminder Bay Beach

These are the beautiful beaches. They are situated at Hut Bay Island at a distance of 100-km from the city of Port Blair. They are connected by Inter Island shipping services.

Karmatang Beach

This beach is being developed as tourist complex in Andaman Islands. It is situated at Mayabunder, northern part of Middle Andaman. It is 240 km by road and 13 km by boat from Port Blair.

Ramnagar Beach

It is a sandy beach of Andaman and it is situated at Diglipur Island. It is connected from Mayabunder and Port Blair by two daily boat services and twice a week.

Corbyns Cove And Chirya Tapu

It is one of the most picturesque sea beaches. This beach is an ideal for sea bathing and sun basking. Here the Waves Restaurant, the Peerless Resort nearby and the Hornbill Nest Guest House at a stones throw, provide a kaleidoscopic view of the blue waterfront.

The Essential Beach Travel

Travel is said to be one of those things which helps you to grow as a person. It enhances your perception of things and helps you see the wonder and beauty of the world that you live in. It also helps to broaden your cultural perspective and see how different parts of the world or even your own country live and exist with the environment in which they live. On a lighter note however, travel also relaxes the mind and can help you jump back after months and years of tiring work.

Among the many places that people love to travel to is the beach. A trip to the beach can give you valuable time to relax and unwind while at the same time help expose you to an environment that can be different from the fast paced hub of the city.

The first rule of a worry-free trip is making sure that you have good accommodations. It is especially helpful to book your room months in advance and if possible put a down payment on the room so that you don’t have to worry about your reservations going to someone else. Unfortunately, although a lot of flights are on time, you really can’t prepare enough for the weather and sometimes, Mother Nature just does not want to cooperate with your vacation plans. If your flight ends up being cancelled or delayed the resort you have booked at may give your room to someone else when you don’t show up on time. On a similar note, you should also make sure you take down their number so you can update them in case of delays.

The second important item to remember is to pack properly. Always pack light when you are traveling to the beach. Although you may be tempted to head to the beach with a whole wardrobe of clothes remember that you are unlikely to need a trunk full of jeans and formal wear. Bring light clothes. Even beach pants are typically thin and airy because the warm weather is best enjoyed with that type of clothing. Bring clothes that won’t weigh you down and bring an ample amount of swimwear with you. You can always get your hotel to do laundry for you so don’t overdo the packing. It also helps to bring some essentials such as sun block, toiletries and an extra towel. Some hotels charge for dirty towels and you may need some extra toiletries given that you are probably going to be doing a lot of swimming.