What to do around the Diplomat Beach Resort

June 13th, 2017
Filed Under: Grand Convention | Guest Post

rachel picotBy Rachel Picot, Theta Kappa-Florida Atlantic University, Executive Office Intern

Who’s excited for Alpha Delta Pi’s 166th Anniversary Grand Convention at the Diplomat Beach Resort? I sure am! I’m Rachel, a sister of the Theta Kappa Chapter at Florida Atlantic University and an Executive Office Intern this summer, as well as a native to sunny South Florida.

From the beautiful beaches to the trendy art districts and everything in between, I promise, South Florida won’t disappoint! I love trying out new food and if you’re like me, the Diplomat Beach Resort is already a perfect spot for new cuisines. The resort has fabulous restaurants including:

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  • Point Royal, a Coastal American Restaurant & Bar by Geoffrey Zakarian



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  • Monkitail, a contemporary take on the classic izakaya, featuring shareable small plates and sushi by celebrity and famed chef Michael Schulson.



I’ve also included a list of my favorite spots around the resort, too!


My favorite lunch café:

  • Aruba Beach Café (Lauderdale-by-the-Sea)- I recommend the Hibachi Chicken Teriyaki!


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My favorite casual seafood dinner spot:

My favorite brunch restaurants:


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My favorite ice cream shop:

  • Surf N Spray (Hollywood)- I recommend their pistachio soft-serve ice cream!


surf n spray

Things to do around the resort:

  • Paddle Boarding

You can rent Stand-Up-Paddle Boards/ Single& Double Kayaks by the hour at the Hollywood Paddle Board Club.

  • Art

Miami Wynwood Walls Art District (about 18 miles from the Resort)

Wynwood Walls is a trendy district of huge, colorful outdoor murals created by artists around the globe!

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  • Beaches

Going to South Beach for the day is always fun! It’s about 16.5 miles from the Resort. There is beachside food, shopping, and beach volleyball!

south beach

La Olas Boulevard is similar to South Beach, but is located in Fort Lauderdale and has beachside food and shopping!

fort lauderdale

  • Shopping

The Aventura Mall is 4.3 miles from the Resort and it features high-end luxury stores.

adventura mall

The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale (13.2 miles from the resort) is for everyone from the conservative spender to the high-end buyer.

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Have fun exploring the Sunshine State! I’m so eager and excited to connect with sisters from all over the world and experience Grand Convention for the first time! Don’t forget your swimsuits & sunscreen!


The Diplomat Beach Resort



  1. sandydavis1851 says:

    I absolutely MUST have some of that pistachio soft serve! Great article, sister!

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