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Moms are among the hardest-working people on the planet, but sadly, their loving efforts often go unnoticed or underappreciated. Yet Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to turn that all around and do something truly special for your mom, the mother of your kids, or other women in your life. This year, instead of flowers and brunch, why not give the mom in your life something that she’d love but never give herself…a vacation getaway! Here are some great Mother’s Day resort getaways to really treat mom to what she deserves this year.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is on the barrier island of Longboat Key and offers plenty of rest and relaxation for Mother’s Day. Come to lay on the beach and enjoy peaceful walks through the gardens. You and your mom can book spa treatment here that includes traditional massages or custom facials, plus a manicure and pedicure.
If your mom loves nature and being in scenic, peaceful places, then perhaps a Mother’s Day retreat to the Barnsley Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia is in order. The Barnsley Resort is a 3,000-acre resort. There is a wide range of resort activities, including horseback riding, golf, spa treatments, fly fishing, bicycling, clay shooting, and more. These are all wonderful ways for you and your mom to reconnect with Mother Nature and each other.
Another great place in Florida to take mom for Mother’s Day is the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, an oceanfront hotel that offers sand, sun, and wellness. The onsite Opal Spa offers restorative treatments for you and your mom. You can also enjoy the secluded beach, tennis courts, and hammock garden when you stay here.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is a fun tropical escape for moms who want to ease their minds, bodies, and souls. For pure relaxation, set your mom up with a private oceanfront day bed just steps from the resort’s infinity pool. Luxurious suites feature locally inspired décor, elegant furnishings, and glittering views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa truly is the perfect setting for a dreamy tropical getaway with a long list of perks, including private beach access and marine sports, as well as its proximity to world-famous attractions like ancient Mayan ruins, exclusive shopping malls, and lively nightlife.
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day escape somewhere warm, then consider making a trip to The Julia in Miami. This is an adults-only (18+) boutique hotel that’s in the heart of South Beach and perfect for spending quality time together. Guests who stay here can use beach chairs at no additional cost, and there’s a wine and cheese happy hour in the lobby in the evenings. For dinner, you and your mom can walk to some great upscale restaurants near the hotel. Fuel up for a day of exploring the city with The Julia’s French-continental breakfast in the hotel lobby.
Located in Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl Resort offers timeless elegance and luxury, as well as plenty of time for beach-time bonding. There’s a luxe onsite spa with a menu that includes Swedish massages or custom facials with a classic manicure and pedicure. You and your mom can also take a sunset yoga class here to enjoy a memorable Mother’s Day together.
Book a trip to the Hyatt Centric South Beach, the perfect getaway for cool moms that love funky vibes and sweeping views. This is an urban-chic oasis with a rooftop pool, sundeck, and spa, and it’s near Miami’s hottest restaurants and nightclubs.
El Mangroove also offers a nature escape for moms, but this one is on the Costa Rican beaches at the Gulf of Papagayo. There are luxe suites at this boutique hotel, as well as in-room hammocks, private cabanas, multiple on-site restaurants, and a spa with four private outdoor bungalows. All-inclusive options are available here too.
To dive into a new local culture and enjoy a family-friendly vibe, consider taking your mom to the Westin Playa Bonita this year. Panama makes an excellent getaway destination because there are direct flights from lots of U.S. cities and no currency exchange to deal with. The Westin is just a few minutes from the downtown area but feels like a world away, with golden sand and surrounded by tropical rainforests. At the resort, you can frequent the oceanfront swimming pools, spa, and international restaurants and watch ships as they come to enter the Panama Canal. There’s a kids’ club onsite if you want to bring the little ones along.
Another fun idea is to surprise your mom with an international trip to Guatemala. The Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel is near the ruins at Tikal, Uaxactún and Yaxhá and offers a nature-inspired retreat that’s fun for Mother’s Day. There are bungalow suites here over the Quexil Lagoon where you can relax and enjoy each other’s company. Things to do nearby include hotel-guided tours of the ruins, jungle destinations, and to Monkey Island, which is actually what it sounds like and a ton of fun when you get to meet the friendly monkeys that live here. The onsite restaurant is called Shultun for your Mother’s Day dinner, and there’s an infinity pool with gorgeous views.