The Resort at Longboat Key Club
By Aimee Heckel
It’s not too late to step up your gift-giving game — big time. If you’re looking for the most amazing way to spoil your mom (or the mother of your children) this Mother’s Day, the Spa Travel Gal has just the answer.
Every month, we talk to Ava Roxanne Stritt, the founder of SpaTravelGal.com, the most influential voice in spa travel today. She offers us her favorite luxury travel inspirations for the month. This month — what else? She’s got Mother’s Day on the mind.
Flowers and breakfast bed are lovely, she says, but a spontaneous vacation will make this Mother’s Day one to never forget. Here are Stritt’s favorite Mother’s Day excursions this year.
1. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Why Mom will love it: This resort is a blast, with live music in the evenings and even free salsa classes. Of course, then there’s the casino, for endless excitement and fun.
How to save money:
A night here starts at $209. Save money with these travel coupons.
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2. Sarasota, Fla.
Why Mom will love it: The beach, the spa, the water, custom cocktails — even a private jet rental option.
How to save money: Book an Opal Collection Spa Package, which includes one night’s stay, breakfast and a $100 spa credit, and you can get a 15 percent discount on retail spa items.
3. Miami, Fla.
Why Mom will love it: Sign her up for the Mother of the Year package, which includes two Starbucks drinks, two beach chairs, an umbrella, cocktails, beachside lunch, valet parking and a Swedish massage.
How to save money: AAA members can get up to 20 percent off, using the promo code Z2H.
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