Six premier resorts offering special deals for mom
Sure, you could do the usual, and bring some flowers and a card when you meet for brunch at the local favorite. But this year, why not go all out and treat mom to a beachside getaway at one of Florida’s premier resort destinations, where spa pampering, fine dining and sea breezes make for special memories.
Gale South Beach
Awaken mom’s inner supermodel with a weekend of pampering, shopping and beach time at one of the hottest boutique hotels in the heart of South Beach. Upon arrival at the Gale, she’ll relax with a welcoming glass of Prosecco and find a gift set from GuyandGirl spa waiting in the room. Following some retail therapy along Lincoln Road and a relaxing Swedish massage at Club Essentia Spa, she can relax with a complimentary libation at the Regent Cocktail Club and use an online shopping credit to pick out a new piece from jewelry designer Shandi Levy. After a night on Ocean Drive, she can sleep in to take advantage of a late check out.
Lowes Don CeSar Hotel
This Gulf Coast landmark is a regional favorite for Mother’s Day brunches, but why settle for just a Sunday drive and meal when you can extend the experience and treat her to a Spaliday weekend at a four-diamond beachfront hotel. A two-night stay comes with a $150 credit at the on-site Spa Oceana, which can be used for signature treatments such as the Sea of Life facial, Floral Blossom manicure or a massage on the hotel’s rooftop cabana. Come Sunday morning, she has two brunch options to choose from: a Mother’s Day edition of the hotel’s famous Champagne Holiday Brunch in the historic King Charles Ballroom, or a beachfront seating at the Sea Porch.
Boca Raton Resort and Club
This pink-walled waterfront landmark certainly won’t be the only hotel in south Florida offering spa-and-brunch packages for Mother’s Day, but it may be the best. The hotel’s Mother’s Day-cation package rewards guest with special rates between May 6 and 10, and includes a $179 credit at the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa, which has been named one of the top 100 spas in the world. Afterwards, mom will enjoy guest privileges at the Boca Beach Club, and access to the resort’s full range of amenities. The weekend’s hardest choice may be deciding which of the five available brunches to attend. Options include ocean-view dining at Seagrille, a sampling of Tuscan flavors at Lucca, a casual dining experience on the terrace at 501 East, a sophisticated three-course presentation at The Blue, or a lavish spread at the Boca Country Club.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Treat mom to a weekend at one of the world’s most prestigious beachfront addresses without breaking the bank. This Forbes Five-Star oceanfront resort is located in the exclusive enclave of Palm Beach, just a couple of miles from the new President’s vacation home. For Mother’s Day, Eau Palm Beach is offering special room rates starting a $199, with full access to all of the properties extensive amenities and services. Also in play is the unique “Queen Mother” spa package, which is a 90-minute indulgence that includes a hand-drawn bath of exotic florals, oriental teas, and precious oils combined with a hand washing and polishing of the skin, a delicate dry buff, and a warm butter and silk massage. To cap off a special weekend, there is a Mediterranean-themed Sunday brunch at Temple Orange Bistro.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Turn mom’s special day into a longer getaway by taking advantage of a 4th night free special offered during the Mother’s Day weekend. And since brunch will certainly be on the schedule, the resort includes an additional 20 percent off the popular Sunday Champagne Brunch as part of the package. The hotel spa is also offering special rates, with half-price savings on a Mother’s Day Pampering Package. This includes a 50 minute relaxation massage; a 50 minute Classic European facial and a 25 minute Tropical Salt Scrub, plus a complimentary upgrade of hot stones or aromatherapy with the massage. Afterward, she can relax with a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries and receive complimentary body soufflé gift package.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
To encourage spouses or children to share mom’s special day, the Amelia Island Plantation has assembled a roster of specials and perks for two that will be available to guests during the Mother’s Day weekend. Rent a bike to explore the island at Amelia’s Wheels and mom will get her own set of wheels for free. Ditto for a round of mini golf at Heron’s Cove, island nature tours and even snow cones at the pool deck. There is a mother/child tennis round robin on Saturday, May 11, and special savings at the resort spa when mom is accompanied by son or daughter. Sunday brunch isn’t forgotten either, and guests will enjoy a special seating at the Sunrise Café.