Spa services include waxing (literally every part of your body can be waxed, from your eyebrows to your toes and every part in between, even “extra hair ‘there’ as the spa menu reads, can be removed from your body for a mere $15.00.)
Without a doubt, my daughters’ favorite part of the hotel was the magnificent infinity pool. Overlooking the ocean, the W pool is the perfect place to cool off and relax. At 9am, we were the first ones there on Sunday morning, most likely the other hotel guests were still sleeping it off. For a good two hours we had the entire pool area to ourselves. The padded lounge chair was the perfect place to unwind and the large umbrellas kept me from frying to a crisp.
Apparently, the W is big on peek a boo glass walls in odd places. As you come up the stairs from the living room area you are literally walking under a glass-tunnel portion of the pool. My daughters thought it was very cool that you could see the people swimming as you come up to the pool deck. There are also slats or windows at the bottom of the pool and the light from above filters down into the living room located directly underneath. At times you can see the silhouette of swimmers passing by.
The other hotel guests started trickling after 11:30am or so and most were singles in their 20’s to early 30’s. The pool heats up later in the afternoon and becomes the place to see and be scene when the DJ starts spinning, but our little family of four did not feel out of place or unwelcomed among the beautiful (childless) people.
For those who want to work out (more power to them, I’ll be at the pool!) there are treadmills, elliptical machines and free weights at Sweat. The bowl of complimentary apples and individually packaged headphones were available to plug in to the flat screens and were appreciated by my husband who got a great workout at the hotel and by running along the beach.
South Florida in the summer time is hot, REALLY HOT. Celebrity Mom’s and Dad’s like Kelly Bensimon, Katie and Tom, and others have been seen hanging out! Most days the temperature is already hovering around 90 degrees well before 9am. That makes for one hot mom. Literally. Once school lets out in the South, […]