Mother’s Day is coming soon and I’ve been thinking about a gift for my Mom – something beyond the typical flowers, clothes and greeting card. My Mom loves travel just about as much as I do. It never takes any effort to twist her arm to go off on a getaway weekend or a new city or new country. So maybe a special weekend getaway for her for Mother’s Day?
Here’s a roundup of several Mother’s Day specials – there may be one that’s perfect for that special Mom in your life (even if that’s you!):
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts is offering the “Rejuvenating Yoga Beach Retreat” featuring beachfront accommodations on the world-famous Grand Strand, with easy access to Myrtle Beach’s 60+ miles of beaches, entertainment, dining, shopping and area attractions. Starting at $289, the package includes two nights, unlimited yoga, fitness classes, one-hour massage and daily breakfast to rejuvenate and relax in a pristine setting. (888) 571.4104
The Platinum Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – Inside The Platinum Hotel, the WELL Spa is offering specials from May 5-19. They include the I <3 My Mama special ($295, 210 minutes, Rewind Facial, Melt Away Message, Gel Mani, Chocolate Pedi, Champagne & Chocolate for Mom) and the Mom & Me special ($190, 50 minutes, Side by Side Melt Away Messages with Mom). (877) 211.9211
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada – Some of the activities mom’s can enjoy while here include:
- A massage at Vida Spa, all services are 25% off for moms that weekend
- Afternoon tea served in our Mallard Lounge with live music
- A decadent Sunday Brunch ($60 per person) with a complimentary mimosa for mom’s
- Complimentary glass of bubbles at dinner in our restaurants
The golf course will also be open that weekend and mom’s and dad’s can enjoy opening season rates from $115 per person, or $85 for a twilight round (after 3 pm). (800) 606.8244
Turnberry Isle Miami – Aventura, FL – Available May 10 – 12, Turnberry Isle Miami offers a special Mother’s Day weekend room rate of $249 per night. Upon check-in, Moms receive a Bloomingdale’s VIP Passport Wallet with an array of surprise perks to take advantage of just across the street at Aventura Mall. On Sunday, May 12, Turnberry Isle Miami hosts a lavish buffet with free-flowing mimosas. In addition, the queen of the house can enjoy beauty touch-ups, a trunk show featuring the latest spring / summer styles and trends from Bloomingdale’s Aventura and more… (855) 201.8027
High Hampton Inn & Country Club – Cashiers, North Carolina – High Hampton Inn’s special offer combines the best of family time with special perks just for Mom, including a $75 resort credit to apply toward a luxurious and relaxing spa treatment, the gift shop, or time on the links or tennis courts. For just $169 per night, double occupancy, this bargain package also includes three sumptuous buffet meals per day, including a special Sunday Brunch. (877) 452.1757
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – San Diego, CA – On Mother’s Day, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will be offering a special brunch for Mom from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., featuring Mom’s choice of house made Bloody Mary’s or Bellinis and a special take-home gift of a recipe and jar of Chef’s spring jam. In addition, Moms can also get pampered at Rancho Valencia with a special spa treatment offered throughout the month of May. The Spa at Rancho Valencia is offering a Mother Glows Best treatment: book any spa facial and receive a complimentary brow shaping, spa gift and 15% off any regular-priced retail item in The Spa’s gift shop.
Hawks Cay Florida Keys Resort – Duck Key, FL – At Hawks Cay, the royal treatment for mom includes:
- Mother’s Day Brunch at Ocean, including a professional family photo to add to your memory books. The dining experience embodies the feeling and flavors of coastal marketplaces of the Mediterranean. The family can dine inside or outside overlooking the Resort Pool and Fire Pit.
- Spa special – where mom gets a manicure and it includes nail polish for child. The only requirement is to relax, breathe easy and let the hotel’s staff of caring professionals take care of mom and the little one. Voted Best Hotel Spa in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure, Calm Waters Spa provides an exceptional yet unassuming escape with a wide array of great and calming spa services.
- Date Night with Mom – Indies Club will show an outdoor movie on the Sports Field under the stars for the whole family to enjoy together. Blankets and towels will create a nice laid back picnic feel, and popcorn will be provided. (888) 395.5539
Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach – Sunny Isles Beach, FL – Give your Mom the ultimate token of appreciation by pampering her with the All about Moms Vacation Package available exclusively from May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013. The package includes an oceanfront accommodation, four 50-minute body or facial treatments, one healthy spa lunch for two, in-room welcome amenity, and complimentary Internet starting at $650 per night for an oceanfront room with a minimum night stay requirement of three nights. (877) 929-9285
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay – Tampa, FL – Instead of the usual build-your-own waffle or pancake station, diners will be treated to fine northern Italian-inspired cuisine, impeccable service and an unparalleled setting during a champagne Mother’s Day brunch at the hotel’s award-winning signature restaurant, Armani’s. Diners can start by selecting from Armani’s famous antipasto misto bar followed by delicacies from a frutti di mare station, including various ceviches and even a caviar bar. In true northern Italian spirit, brunch will also include a scaloppini station, a risotto station and a variety of pastas served family style. Last but certainly not least, a decadent dessert display will feature both traditional and modern pastries, sweets and Italian gelatos. Diners will also enjoy bellinis de prosecco (sparkling Italian wine cocktails with exotic fresh fruit) as well as Etoile Rose by Domaine Chandon. (813) 207-8600
Mainsail Beach Inn – Holmes Beach, FL – Instead of just giving mom one special day, Mainsail Beach Inn on Florida’s Anna Maria Island is making a month-long offer to celebrate mother’s everywhere– a $250 American Express Gift Card. Guests reserving at least a three-night stay over a Sunday-Thursday pattern are eligible for the gift card which could be used to treat mom to some retail therapy on Anna Maria’s popular Pine Avenue, a spectacular dinner at the neighboring Beach Bistro or numerous other island activities. The offer runs the entire month of May and includes a starting rate of just $234* for a two-bedroom island suite. (888) 849-2642
The Brazilian Court – Palm Beach, FL – On May 12, celebrate Mother’s Day at Café Boulud, where a festive, family-friendly buffet will be offered from 11am until 3pm. Chef Jim’s holiday buffet includes a French version of the Classic Turducken stuffed with Foie Gras and Fresh Herbs, and other savory selections including assorted garden fresh salads, and flavorful charcuterie and cheese selections. Always enjoyable are the interactive artisanal pasta, omelet and carving stations, replete with all the trimmings. Save room for Pastry Chef Arnaud’s divine desserts. The Mother’s Day Buffet costs $68 per person, or $36 for children 10 and under. (561) 655.6060
Anything of interest here? I’ll share more as they come across my desk, so you’ll have lots of ideas for a wonderful Mother’s Day!