April 30, 2018
A busy mom is just about every mom. From carpooling to kid-corralling to keeping track of a teen—a mom’s job never ends. Ask any mother what she wants for Mother’s Day, and more than likely she’ll answer: “A break!” Thankfully, there’s a destination to fit every mom. Give mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day—a getaway that gives her a moment to indulge. Here are six picks, perfect for every mom under the sun.
For the Mom-to-Be | Playa Largo Resort & Spa
Mothers-to-be on the hunt for a relaxing oceanfront retreat for their babymoon getaway can make their way to Playa Largo Resort & Spa, a beach-chic oasis in Key Largo, Florida. This resort offers bright, gorgeous guest rooms reminiscent of a beach house with an Ameri-Caribbean aesthetic.
Expecting mothers can indulge in the best VIP-status treatment in the Upper Keys when they book their own two-story Bungalow at the exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel called The Hammocks, nestled in a secluded, lush enclave, yet still accessible to the main resort and just steps from the bay. Each Bungalow comes equipped with a private butler, ensuring every last need is met during their stay. To complete the experience, moms can book a “Mother-to-Be” spa treatment at Ocean Spa, where she’ll revel in a nurturing full-body massage using safe and effective prenatal techniques to release tension caused by overworked muscles.
For the Urban “Cool Mom” | Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami<
The launch point to endless urban and beach exploration, Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is an urban chic-oasis offering cool moms and their adult children a funky rooftop pool and sundeck, where they can reserve a private cabana with sweeping South Beach views. With floor-to-ceiling windows, moms will wake up to the vibrant colors of the famed Collins Avenue and the aqua Atlantic Ocean, before spending the day soaking up the sun and discovering hidden Miami gems at nearby Lincoln Road. For a moment of relaxation, moms can detox with top-notch spa services at Exhale Spa, before retoxing at DECK Sixteen, a buzzing, day-to-night social hub and indoor-outdoor lounge.
For the ultimate rooftop pool experience moms can indulge with the Centric Poolside Package (offered daily from sunrise to sunset), which has all the makings of the best pool day ever—$40 bottles of wine, prosecco and rosé, plus happy hour prices all day long, 50% off the pool menu, and discounted Bloody Marys, Sangrias, and Mojitos. Steps from the hotel, the hottest restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and cultural attractions await for the trendy mom looking to explore the chip and trendsetting neighborhood.
For the Culturally Diverse Mom | The Westin Playa Bonita
Mothers on the hunt for an upscale family-friendly vacation filled with rich local culture should visit The Westin Playa Bonita in Panama this Mother’s Day. Panama is one of Latin America’s most thriving, cosmopolitan destinations—and with no currency exchange and easy direct flights from many major US cities, traveling there is a breeze. Located just minutes from bustling downtown on a mile long stretch of golden sand, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, the property features multiple oceanfront swimming pools, a great spa, international restaurants, a Kids Club with activities ranging from stargazing to Spanish lessons, and rooms with views of ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal.
The resort just launched a Sand, Sloths & Skyscrapers package that allows family members of all ages to experience the beach, city, and rainforest all during the same weekend! The package includes beachside welcome cocktails for two guests, Gamboa rainforest tour with a visit to the sloth sanctuary, and a Casco Viejo tour, with Mother’s Day rates from just $250/night! To book, visit, here with promo code LAPKG1.
For the Overworked Mom | Marriott Cancun Resorts
This Mother’s Day, moms in desperate need of a break can pamper themselves with a retreat to the sparkling blue Mexican-Caribbean. At adjoined sister properties JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Marriott Cancun Resort, moms will enjoy an unforgettable tropical escape when they opt for the Mother’s Day Escape package. The package includes a welcome mimosa, an 80-minute massage at the 35,000 square foot, Mayan-inspired JW Spa, and a manicure and pedicure.
After some much-needed spa R&R, the package also includes a one-day private oceanfront Bali daybed rental, equipped with personalized service and just steps from the property’s pristine infinity pool. The package is valid for stays from May 6-21. A three-night minimum length of stay is required for this package. Rates start at $329 at JW Marriott Cancun and $259 at Marriott Cancun Resort. To book, please be sure that promotional code Z87 appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation at either property.
For the Tree-hugging Mom | El Mangroove, Autograph Collection
Moms who want a nature-filled escape this Mother’s Day should head to El Mangroove—a tranquil hideaway tucked between a tropical forest lined with virgin mangroves and one of the best beaches on Costa Rica’s coveted Gulf of Papagayo. The 85-suite boutique hotel offers everything a mother in need of some R&R could wish for: guest rooms with touches like in-room hammocks positioned right in front of windows where moms can curl up with their favorite book or watch howler monkeys hanging in the trees, a sweeping outdoor pool with private cabanas, two on-site restaurants, and a spa with 4 private outdoor bungalows overlooking the jaw-dropping outdoors.
This Mother’s Day, moms can book the resort’s ‘Spa Getaway’ package that includes daily breakfast, yoga classes and 25% off of spa treatments that are tucked away in the mangroves and allow guests to relax to the sounds of local wildlife in the background. Rates start at $264/night. Families looking to make their stay even easier can opt for the resort’s all-inclusive option, which includes three daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages for just $100/person per night.
For The Adventurous Mom | Barnsley Resort
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an adrenaline-filled weekend escape at Barnsley Resort. This 3,000-acre resort-meets-playground is located at the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and is treating adventure-driven moms to a special Mother’s Day offer, valid exclusively over Mother’s Day weekend. With this package, moms looking to explore their adventurous side will receive a daily $50 credit to be applied towards any of the resort’s heart pumping activities, which include horseback riding through the meadows, clay shooting across mine ponds, bicycling through the resort’s terrain, fly fishing and more.
On Sunday, make sure to spoil mom at the resort’s over-the-top Mother’s Day Brunch with mouthwatering entrees, unlimited sides, and a decadent dessert spread in the brand-new Georgian Hall. The Mother’s Day package starts from $309/night. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.BarnsleyResort.com.
Image Source: Playa Largo