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Escape to luxury on Miami Beach with a Two-day cabana rental plus the following complimentary benefits. Read More

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Miami, FL – November 10, 2014 – Stephanie and Jules Trump along with Eddie Trump of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach hosted the 19th Annual I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. The evening featured a special performance by two time Grammy Award winner, Jon Secada and raised more than $685,000 to go towards the Dreamers goal of going to college. Read More


Miami, FL – October 15, 2014 – Stephanie and Jules Trump along with Eddie Trump of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach host the 19th Annual I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala on Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 pm at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa featuring special guest, two time Grammy Award winner, Jon Secada. This year's honorary co-chairs include Tom and Leslie Murphy, Tom C. and Suzanne Murphy, Sean and Jennifer Murphy, and Richie and Jill Schaeffer. South Florida philanthropists are invited to join the Dreamers for an evening filled with dreams and opportunities ready to come true. The "I Have a Dream" Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. We guarantee their academic tuition at a Florida state university for a 4 year degree or at an accredited trade school. This allows them to become proud and productive citizens. While only 50% of students in low-income communities are expected to finish high school and only one out of seven will graduate from college, many of our Dreamers have gone on to become teachers, social workers, secretaries, scholar-athletes, lawyers, and more. In many of our sites, we have doubled or tripled the local high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner, music and a live auction. Consistently one of South Florida's most highly anticipated annual events, funds raised at the gala benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami's Dreamers. In 2013, the I Have a Dream Gala raised more than $540,000, which ensures the ability to continue investing in the future of Miami's community, turning despair into dreams and obstacles into opportunities. For Sponsorship information or to purchase tickets to the I Have a Dream Foundation Miami Gala or become a supporter, please contact Stephanie Trump: / 305.937.7834. For more information, visit ### ABOUT I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION: The I Have a Dream Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. We guarantee their academic tuition at a Florida state university for a 4-year degree or at an accredited trade school. This allows them to become proud and productive citizens. The program adopts an entire class of Dreamers in an economically disadvantaged school. Once chosen, the foundation provides tutoring, mentoring, pregnancy and drug prevention programs during after school, and summer school, college preparatory classes and counseling to the Dreamers. Eugene Lang launched the I Have a Dream Foundation in 1981 at PS 121 in Harlem NY. Today, there are 65 cohorts serving more than 4,000 Dreamers in the U.S. and New Zealand. The Miami chapter of the I Have a Dream Foundation was founded by the Trump Family in 1995. The foundation adopted the entire second grade class (97 Dreamers) at the Charles R. Drew School in Liberty City. These Dreamers were provided with year-round (after school and summer) programs of academic enhancement, as well as cultural, social, and recreational activities, throughout their entire educational years. The Trumps' Class of 2005 defied all odds: from the class of 97 Dreamers, 83 graduated from 12th grade, 72 went on to pursue some form of higher education and 54 have completed two or four year degrees or trade school. Many are currently continuing to pursue higher education. In 2007, the Trump Family established the Class of 2020, adopting 100 Dreamers currently in 5th and 6th grades. Like the Class of 2005, the 2020 class of Dreamers now has the opportunity and promise of academic scholarship at a Florida state school or accredited trade school.   Read More

Acqualina - Calendar of Events

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January 14, 2015 - February 15, 2015. This Valentine’s Day, revel in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as the moon and the stars glimmer in the waves that gently crash against our pristine white shores. As a verdant oasis completely open to the sea, we have created the most idyllic setting for a romantic and serene Valentine’s Day dinner, steps away from the surf and under the stars. Embark on our alfresco dining experience with three savory courses only to be complete with a delectable dessert for two. Enticing all of your senses during this sensual evening, we are delighted to infuse Michelle Manzo’s sultry sounds throughout the night to achieve the ultimate romantic rendezvous. Saturday, February 14th Sunset Seating: 6pm Moonlight Seating: 9pm Ladies will be welcomed with a rose upon arrival and a gift of Macaroons upon departure $150 per person plus tax and gratuity Beverages are additional For reservations, please contact Dustin Lapekas at 308.918.6872 or Please click here for the menu Read More

Acqualina - Wedding Blog - Advice from our Wedding Expert

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Looking to capture the beautiful fall ambiance without the use of bright orange pumpkins? Here are just a few great tips that will transform your wedding from ordinary to très chic. Consider rich opulent fall color schemes that will capture your vision of the perfect fall wedding. Here are just a few color palettes to keep in mind when considering bridesmaid dresses, linens, flowers and so on: • Chocolate • Bronze, Gold’s, Copper • Deep Crimson, Burgundy, Purples, Reds & Greens • Pewter & Silver’s When it comes to centerpieces rather than focusing on matching colors opt for playing with different textures. Use natural elements and textures that will really highlight the spirit of autumn. Consider combining natural fragrances such as sage, basil, Scabiosa, rosemary and white majolica into your centerpieces. Natural elements such as bare branches create a beautiful fall effect and allow you to add embellishments such as romantic candles, crystals and an array of blooms. The Acqualina Wedding Team loves rustic-luxe, which is one of the “themes of the moment” and the contrast of hanging chandeliers from trees with antique furnishings underneath. One of our favorite features is the stunning custom made floral chandeliers which create gorgeous focal points for any Acqualina reception tent. When it comes to dining why not give your guest a taste of the season which will surely put them in the mood. Consider delectable delicacies such as butternut squash soup, pumpkin ravioli, autumn vegetables, etc. On a sweeter note consider seasonal favorites such as poached pears, panna cotta served with wild berries, apple turn overs and much more. Nothing says fall like an apple cider specialty cocktail – try a Cranberry-Spiced Cocktail, English Harvest of even a Gingered Apple Sparkler topped with mint and served in Mason Jars. Here is a specialty cocktail recipe from our team at The Bar at AQ by Acqualina: Pumpkin Spiced Martini • ½ Oz Vanilla Vodka • ½ Oz Butter Schnapps • Dash of Milk • 1 Oz Pumpkin Spice Liquor • ½ Oz Kahlua • Gram Crackers – Crushed • Cinnamon Stick Method 1. Combine all the ingredients and shake well over ice. 2. Crush the graham crackers in a blender to a fine dust. Take a chilled martini glass and dip the rim with butterscotch then dust with graham crackers. Strain the beverage into the chilled martini glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick & cheers! Read More

Bridal Checklist for Bridesmaids or Maid/Matron of Honor

An Important Checklist for the In-Charge Bridesmaids or Maid/Matron of Honor: Always keep these essential items in a small bag close by to deal with any emergencies (or almost any!) 1-Makeup – keep some makeup handy for any touch-ups during the long day 2-Small Mirror – some wedding venues might not have a mirror handy 3-Straws – very useful for the bride to drink without messing up her lipstick 4-Blotting Sheets – to keep bride/groom/bridesmaids picture perfect all day long 5-Mints/Breathe Spray – to keep the bride … and groom happy 6-Deodrant – a long day of photos and dancing could create a need for this 7-Dental Floss – a great addition if there is a meat dish being served during the celebration 8-Nail Polish – same color as the bride is wearing 9-Eye Drops – anti redness to dance the night away 10-Bobby Pins – make sure you have plenty of these if the bride has an up-do! 11-Tissues – essential for happy tears 12-Water – make sure the bride stays hydrated as she will be too busy to remember 13-Band Aids and Flat Shoes – make sure they match the brides dress 14- Calmness & Good Energy – this is a long day and if you are prepared everything will run smoothly and most importantly remember to have lots of fun Read More

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Pinterest is photo based website and smarphone application. It is a Virtual Pinboard. It allows users to organize and share all the latest and greatest ideas that you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and even find new recipes. Read More

Step into the World of Bridal Blogging

Planning a wedding is an experience of a lifetime and blogging is an easy way to share that experience with your loved ones whether they are near or far. Read More


Brides looking to add some sparkle and sequins without spending too much on a linen should check out the new trend appearing on Pinterest which highlights a basic linen topped with a gold glitter table runner to add some pizazz!! Read More

Acqualina - Spa Blog - Advice from our Spa Expert

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Holiday Spirit minus the Stress!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful! To help ease you into the holiday spirit, I’ve included the recipe for my new found party favor, created a holiday gift guide, and listed ESPA’s latest age defying products and treatments. Happy Holidays! Read More

Nutritious & Delicious Thanksgiving Recipe

Every Thanksgiving I try to come up with something new and different to prepare.  This year I’m going to make a “Roasted Butternut Squash Salad" with a citrus vinaigrette. Read More

Kale Is The New Romaine

Kale is king!  This healthy superfood is gaining more recognition and popularity for a number of reasons and here’s why: Kale is high in fiber, low in calories and has zero fat! It’s packed with powerful antioxidants and is a great source of iron. It’s a terrific detox food packed with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy. I like to use kale in a variety of ways, such as in a green smoothie or kale chips which make a great tasting snack. I say “Kale is the new romaine”, I came across a restaurant in Key Largo this past week that had a Kale Ceaser Salad on the menu that was delicious! Try it in place of your favorite lettuce and let me know what you think. Here’s a great tasting kale smoothie recipe you can try at home: Kale Coconut Green Smoothie 1 Banana 1 Orange 1 Medium Carrot 3 Cups of Kale (remove stems) 8 Oz Unsweetened Coconut Milk or Coconut Water Method Pour the coconut milk into the blender followed by the chopped fruits and vegetables. Blend on high for 30 seconds Read More

ESPA Optimal Body TriSerum

Introducing ESPA Optimal Body TriSerum: A rich fusion of nature’s finest and most potent marine and plant extracts with the nourishment of Omega Oils. Ingredients such as the Tumeric Root, helps to even skin-tone and pigmentation whilst the Balloon Plant soothes and calms as the seaweed boosts firming collagen and elastin for exquisitely smooth and radiant skin. This formula works wonders for those with sensitive skin that is prone to irritation and redness ensuring skin stays beautiful, supple and satin soft to the touch. For optimal results use after a long relaxing bath and simply spritz over your entire body as a quick convenient moisturizer. Read More

Facials: luxury or necessity?

Many people consider spa facials being a luxury but not a necessity. Read More

Acqualina - Guest Reviews

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Amazing Experience

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April 2014 Guest Reviews

  “Acqualina is an amazing resort. The service is second to none. We look forward to returning. You are welcome to call me about my comments, but it is not necessary. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return!” Jean Cleveland 04/10/20114 “Acqualina Resort & Spa far exceeded our expectations. From the moment you enter the resort until the moment you leave, the staff are warm, friendly & professional. The rooms and pool area/beach are magnificent and comfortable. We had a wonderful time & hope to be back in the future.” Ellen Karmin 04/10/2014 “The service and my stay was exceptional!” Barbara Farrah 04/15/2014 “Excellent, luxurious hotel, up to the best far eastern standards.” Christopher Barnes 04/15/2014 “Absolutely the best of 3 of the highest rated hotels in Miami area. We will return.” Michael Hirsch 04/16/2014 “I am a repeat customer and love your property, but the service level has gone up a couple of notches, although it was always good.” Jerry Libbin 04/25/14 “The beach staff was excellent. It's a physically demanding job and they were very good- I have not experienced such a professional and hardworking team. All of the restaurant staff were very good as well.” Pamela Wheelock 04/30/14 “An amazing experience - we will be back!” Eric Spytek 04/27/14 Read More

August 2013 Guest Reviews

  “Thank you so much for such an amazing week! From my point of view as a guest you have provided us an overall five star experience.“ Ricardo Daneri 08/29/2013 "The best place in town!!!" Marina Lidia Schneider 08/29/2013 “This is a fantastic resort, great for kids and exceptional service! You have thought of practically everything a family would need on vacation!“ Urvashi Shivdasani 08/27/2013 “Very good valet, parking and security at this hotel." Robert Parienti 08/27/2013 “Thank you for a wonderful stay!! Spa services were excellent!" Michael Brooks 08/22/2013 "Excellent resort- one of the best!" Abed Baajour 08/21/2013 “The rooms are pure luxury to every detail. Fantastic and Beautiful views." Philippe Guyon 08/19/2013 “Perfection every time and I only hope that we can come back every summer!" Ken Arquelio 08/14/2013 “A great experience." Marilyn Oliver-Gaye 08/12/2013 “An excellent, peaceful and warm place to stay." Alvaro Caballero 08/12/2013 “What makes Acqualina stand above its competitors such as Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, and One Bal Harbour is the service the personnel provide that is above and beyond the normal job description…the people that make up the staff are what sets one property over another. As long as Acqualina remains this way it will be on the top of the industry." Rony Denis 08/08/2013 Read More

August 2014 Guest Reviews

  “Very friendly atmosphere.” Flavio Menezes. Sao Paulo BR 08/20/2014 “Your resort is simply the best with no other viable competitors in the south Florida area” Rudy Segna. Mahwah, NJ USA 08/22/2014 “Wow, we were absolutely blown away by our stay at Acqualina. From the concierge assistance before our arrival to the room upgrade upon our arrival to the personal service to the fact that everyone remembered our names, we just could not have been more impressed. The hotel was immaculate and no need was ever left unmet. I have already recommended Acqualina to many of our friends and despite our general travel rule about never visiting the same place twice, I will absolutely consider returning here.” Adrian Milton. Houston TX. USA 08/25/2014 “Gardens and buildings impeccably maintained. All your staff is exceptional. The quality of service is magnificent. This is very rare in present times. Congratulations!.” Guillermo Lopez. Houston TX. USA 08/25/2014 “We came to your resort because we had a bereavement and it was a truly relaxing and delightful experience. Your friendly staff helped lift our spirits at a time when they were very low. Thank you to all of them.” Elizabeth Dodge. Harpswell, MN USA 08/29/2014 “Staff was unbelievably friendly and professional! I have been to the finest resorts and this was the best.” Amy Shepherd. Tampa Fl. USA 08/30/2014 “From entrance, lobby, room, pool areas and grounds. Everything was functional and clean. Top notch at all areas. Your resort made our 25th anniversary a memorable tranquilly experience. Thank you for your exceptional resort, service and staff.” Warren Gray. Orlando FL. USA 08/30/2014 Read More

December 2014 Guest Reviews

  “ Very Lovely Resort.” Mrs. Cathy Mary 12/19/14 “Entire facility was immaculate.” Ms. Sarah Penland. FL. USA 12/15/14 “The resort was always immaculate and absolutely gorgeous. Best Resort Ever.” Mr. Kyle Jarrow. NY USA 12/7/14 “Always a pleasure to vacation at the Acqualina- a renewing and rejuvenating experience.” Ms. Diana LaPadula. NY. USA 12/7/14 “Everything was perfect!” Mr. Mike Carigny. Paris France 12/7/14 “Beyond our expectations. Every person we encountered in your staff were amazing. It was a harsh reality to come home!” Mr. & Mrs. Tom Steckel. MI. USA 12/6/14 “I've stay many times at Acqualina so far and plan to continue staying there! It is a great pleasure to stay at Acqualina Resort, we really feel at home, the readiness and service culture that every member of the staff has is remarkable. We will continue coming here forever, and will always recommend it to our family and friends for its superior service, facilities and location! Thanks to everybody!” Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Munoz. Santiago RM 12/2/14 Read More

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