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A Snapshot Of A West Palm Beach Resort Vacation

Updated on August 28, 2012
A typical condo suite master bedroom
A typical condo suite master bedroom

Keeping It Close To Home

As we approached forty years of marriage, we discussed different options in celebrating this important milestone in our lives. We talked about taking a train trip up north to tour lighthouses, a cruise around the Caribbean or visiting Orlando. All are great places to commemorate an important event, but after our options were considered, we went with a totally different choice.

Given the cost of travel these days, we decided to keep it close to home and celebrate in style (our's is a simpler way of life) while keeping the cost reasonable. We made a decision to reserve a resort spa package by the beach. Our choice was a recently renovated Marriott hotel on Singer Island in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The resort is beautiful and offers guests many of the attractions visitors look for in a Florida vacation. This includes a beach front ocean view, great restaurants offering popular tropical cuisine and water sport activities.

The condo suite we rented was quite nice and we felt like it was a home away from home because of all the conveniences. Rather than share a vast amount of information on the delights of the suite, I felt a photo tour would give you a better description of the highlights.

An Inside Look At A Condo Suite

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There are his and hers sink/vanity areas in the master suite bathroom. This was mine. Both the bathtub and shower areas are large and lined in marble and stone tiled. The modern kitchen has all the appliances of a home.An added bonus is a full sized washer and dryer.  The living room was comfortable and provided a good view of the ocean. The master closet provided lots of storage and fluffy robes. The refrigerator was stocked with a variety of beverages.  The Kitchen cabinets contained all the necessary cookware, dishes and small appliances to make a meal.
There are his and hers sink/vanity areas in the master suite bathroom. This was mine.
There are his and hers sink/vanity areas in the master suite bathroom. This was mine.
Both the bathtub and shower areas are large and lined in marble and stone tiled.
Both the bathtub and shower areas are large and lined in marble and stone tiled.
The modern kitchen has all the appliances of a home.
The modern kitchen has all the appliances of a home.
An added bonus is a full sized washer and dryer.
An added bonus is a full sized washer and dryer.
The living room was comfortable and provided a good view of the ocean.
The living room was comfortable and provided a good view of the ocean.
The master closet provided lots of storage and fluffy robes.
The master closet provided lots of storage and fluffy robes.
The refrigerator was stocked with a variety of beverages.
The refrigerator was stocked with a variety of beverages.
The Kitchen cabinets contained all the necessary cookware, dishes and small appliances to make a meal.
The Kitchen cabinets contained all the necessary cookware, dishes and small appliances to make a meal.

The Ultimate Experience

Above all, this is what it is all about!
Above all, this is what it is all about!

An Oasis of Tranquility

Spas originate from the Turkish bath ritual of ancient Greece and Rome. The bath was meant to cleanse and relax the body. They became very popular during the Victorian era. The experience went something like this:

  • Warm Room: heated, dry area where a person would sit while the skin's pores opened to release bad oils.
  • Heated Room or Sauna: Additional heat would increase body's perspiration allowing the release of additional toxins.
  • Cold Water Splash: This room would give the body a slight shock to increase the heart rate, which would then open veins for better circulation.
  • Body Wash/Massage: Patrons would then bathe, usually in a large pool-like bath with others, to cleanse the body. This was followed by a full body massage.
  • Cooling Room: Clients were then led to this room where they could relax in comfort before dressing.

The main reason we chose the resort was because we wanted to rejuvenate our bodies and enjoy a luxury spa experience. We have never done this before and thought it would be a fun post in our memoirs. Although spa treatments today do not follow such a detailed ritual, we found the options were similar in purpose. And, It does improve your overall well being as you enjoy the pampering!

Today spas offer clients health benefits such as aromatherapy with heated oil treatments that are meant to relax and soothe the body. Other services are yoga, pilates, mud baths and chemical peels.

It is highly recommended that you hydrate your body with plenty of water prior to your appointment. Arriving thirty minutes prior to your treatment allows you plenty of time to change into a robe and slippers and to store your personal belongings.

They do spoil you by providing you extras such as a sauna, whirlpool, sun deck, relaxation room, deluxe showers and tea and fruit bar. The spa and massage treatments are well worth taking your time to enjoy. I have posted the highlights of the spa treatment below so that you can get an idea of how the experience flows.

The Spa Experience Today

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Welcome to the Spa! Here you can shop for beach wear, jewelry or toiletries after your treatment. Spa guests are provided lockers in which to hold their valuables and clothing. A dressing room is supplied with mirror, bench and weight scale.Guests are provided toiletries such as lotions, shampoo, deodorant, combs and razors. The relaxation room is a serene area in which to read and sip on water, tea or munch on fruit.  The pineapple-cucumber water was wonderful!The massage room's darkened environment  and aromatherapy oils enable you to totally unwind during treatment.  After a massage, patrons enjoy a whirlpool or a quick nap outdoors. You can make use of the sauna and showers before exiting for the day. Cucumbers and a warm face towel are nice treatments available in the sauna area. The marble tables in the sauna room are heated and surprisingly comfortable.  They were so relaxing!Simple decor adds a sense of tranquility to the whole spa setting.
Welcome to the Spa! Here you can shop for beach wear, jewelry or toiletries after your treatment.
Welcome to the Spa! Here you can shop for beach wear, jewelry or toiletries after your treatment.
Spa guests are provided lockers in which to hold their valuables and clothing.
Spa guests are provided lockers in which to hold their valuables and clothing.
A dressing room is supplied with mirror, bench and weight scale.
A dressing room is supplied with mirror, bench and weight scale.
Guests are provided toiletries such as lotions, shampoo, deodorant, combs and razors.
Guests are provided toiletries such as lotions, shampoo, deodorant, combs and razors.
The relaxation room is a serene area in which to read and sip on water, tea or munch on fruit.  The pineapple-cucumber water was wonderful!
The relaxation room is a serene area in which to read and sip on water, tea or munch on fruit. The pineapple-cucumber water was wonderful!
The massage room's darkened environment  and aromatherapy oils enable you to totally unwind during treatment.
The massage room's darkened environment and aromatherapy oils enable you to totally unwind during treatment.
After a massage, patrons enjoy a whirlpool or a quick nap outdoors.
After a massage, patrons enjoy a whirlpool or a quick nap outdoors.
You can make use of the sauna and showers before exiting for the day.
You can make use of the sauna and showers before exiting for the day.
Cucumbers and a warm face towel are nice treatments available in the sauna area.
Cucumbers and a warm face towel are nice treatments available in the sauna area.
The marble tables in the sauna room are heated and surprisingly comfortable.  They were so relaxing!
The marble tables in the sauna room are heated and surprisingly comfortable. They were so relaxing!
Simple decor adds a sense of tranquility to the whole spa setting.
Simple decor adds a sense of tranquility to the whole spa setting.

It's Time To Relax: Forget About Everything!

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks like a very nice vacation spot. Love all the detailed pictures ~ they really do tell the story. Seems like it was a nice relaxing getaway.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a treasure of nice looking and enticing photos. You surely chronicled this vacation well. I felt so close! Voted up and awesome!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I am glad you enjoyed the photo tour of the resort. It was a nice alternative to the more costly options. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. Have a great weekend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I appreciate your votes of support and your visit. Your contributions are such a great boost to my hub posts. I thought that some people may just enjoy taking a peek into what a spa looks like behind the scenes. Have a great weekend, Rebecca.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow! I live very near this place! I'd love to go. I'm glad you shared your trip with us. I didn't see any mention of the cost, so I don't know if I could afford it. It is truly a beautiful place. I'm glad you had the chance to go there. Your photos were very good, too. I'll vote this UP, etc.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, Mary. There are many other fine resorts in the area, as you probably know, but this one gave us a reasonable package cost which included meals, spa treatments, exercise club usage, and many other extras. We managed to a lower cost (half of the summer season) at just under $500 for a two day vacation. It was a splurge but well worth the it for our celebration. Thanks for your votes of support and visit, Mary. You are such a great follower. I hope that you do get to enjoy a spa treatment here sometime soon --- mother's day? Take care.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. The West Palm Beach Resort sounds like paradise in heaven. A spa tretment leaves you fresh, rejuvenated and relaxed. The rooms are great, comfortable and gives a feeling of being at home. Excellent choice. Enjoyed reading.Voted up.

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      Sanjida Alam 5 years ago from Bangladesh

      Amazing place!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Vellur, it was well worth the trip as we felt like a million dollars after our treatments. I think next time we will just sit and enjoy watching the ocean waves roll in a little longer. Thanks for coming to visit and for your vote of support. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello Sanjida! Thank you for visiting the hub and for leaving a comment. It was an amazing place to visit for us and we enjoyed the special treatment. BE well and safe today.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I smiled the whole way through this hub! The resort looks and sounds wonderful. I'm glad you got away to treat yourselves. And congrats too on the 40 years, happy anniversary!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This spa looks heavenly to me. I think that it was a great choice for your anniversary. Beautiful pictures. Voted up!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wow with so many luxuries and comfort...it sure is a good time to relax and be happy.

      Good pix.

      Wishing you and your better half many more blissful years together......cheers!!!

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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Absolutely phenomenal hub and resort. It was if I was there with an exquisitely designed spa and condo that would cater to anyones celebrating tastes. Your pictures and descriptions were so inviting I wanted to pick up the phone and make a reservation. Marriott definitely has added all the personal touches with this one along with most of their other resorts, but this one is not to far of a drive for me:))) Congrats on 40 years and here's to making it another 40. Voted all the ups and thanks.

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      Happy Anniversary, teaches12345! It is nice to hear that you were able to treat yourself. Forty years is really something. I wish you many years of happiness and contentment on this occasion.

      The place where you went looks great. I could almost smell the relaxation when I saw the photos. Palm Beach looks good right about now :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      It was a nice but we really enjoyed the steamy hot towels that they give you after the massage the most. Guess you can get these at home too, but it's not the same. Thanks for the well wishes. I appreciate your stopping in to this photo tour hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Yes, it was a convenient, cost-saver for us. The pictures don't really do the whole experience justice but you get the general idea of what transends in a good spa. Thanks for the vote of support and your sweet visit, Pamela.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello Ruchira. It was almost as good as being in a castle for us. Thanks for the well wishes. Have a great weekend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Charlu, you deserve a vacation, go ahead and make the call! Thanks for your contribution to the hub topic and for the votes of support. Just wanted to share the spa experience with others, it's worth the trip. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, North Wind, and thanks for your sweet well wishes. It's not too far from home .. stop in some time. Take care and be safe out there.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Happy anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate. The resort looks so relaxing and well set up. Your photos show clearly what a terrific place this is. So nice to be pampered and rejuvenated, I bet you felt as though you had been away for a month by the time you arrived home all refreshed.

      Thank you for sharing

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      How absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to both of you. I think these pictures are stunning, and you made a great choice. Pamper and rejuvenate... What could be better? Voted up all the way.

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Congratulations on your years of wedded bliss! Looks like you had fabulous accommodations for your anniversary "trip". I've been to Florida a number of times, but haven't had the pleasure of spending time in West Palm Beach. The resort looks beautiful. Thank you for the tour! We'll take a cue from you and celebrate an upcoming special occasion at a local resort. Great idea...and great Hub!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Congratulations--wow--40 years. Looks like you had a great time--thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm sure the spa treatment was great as well. Happy anniversary and many many more.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Happy anniversary, teaches, and thanks for an enjoyable hub. The spa looks like a wonderful place to visit. What a great place for a special celebration!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Your photos are terrific. I love the look of the place.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks, Rosemay, for your sweet well wishes. I posted this article because I wanted to share the spa experience in this part of the country. Hopefully people looking for a resort vacation will find this useful. I appreciate your stopping in to leave a comment. You are so kind.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, Skarlet, yes it was well worth the trip to recieve such pampering. It's a small piece of heaven on earth. Thanks for your support and votes on this hub. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I think most people head to Miami or Orlando when in South Florida because of the many options in entertainment. West Palm is in the middle so it's not often thought of as a vacation spot. It does hold some really nice resorts and offers a good deal of attractions. Hopefully, this hub will be of use to those seeking this information. Lindacee, thanks for the well wishes, we truly had a great celebration here.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hey, anginwu! Awww, thanks so much for the kind well wishes. It was a great time and we plan to do this again on our next milestone anniversary. You are a great friend for stepping in to read the hub and for leaving a comment. Be well and safe out there.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      It is a great place for any celebration. It does have a really nice gazebo setting for weddings and lovely outdoor gardens/beach area for parties, etc. Thanks for your well wishes and visit. I appreciate your helping to support my posts. Take care, Alicia.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Breakfastpop, maybe we could hold an inn session here sometime! Thanks for your loyal support of my hubs and your kind visit. Be well and safe!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A beautiful and luxurious resort. Dare I ask how much this cost? Must've been a pretty penny. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This area of Florida is a tourist business during the winter months and hot summer season. During off-season times you can often catch pretty reasonable deals. We took advantage of this and booked a $500 two-day spa package deal, which included meals, massage treatments,all day spa usage and welcome package. It was a splurge for us but it was a good value. During season the price will double and may not include the extras like meals and spa usage. Thanks for the visit and for your added contribution in asking great questions. Always a pleasure to host a good friend.

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      kennynext 5 years ago from Everywhere

      The beach is calling me now. These are great pictues and makes us want to go.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Kenny, you should make it a priority for your next vacation. You would truly enjoy the pampering and have a great time on the beach. I appreciate your stopping in for a look around and for your support.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for the info. Actually, that's not a bad deal for a two-day package.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary - it looks and sounds so relaxing and that view, wow!

      A very happy anniversary to you both, thank you for sharing with us and voted up, best wishes Lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, Movie Master! I thank you for the well wishes, we did enjoy ourselves. You just can't beat an ocean view for any celebration. Thanks for your supportive votes and visit. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hey teaches.. I want to go.. LOL Looks wonderful.. have a great time... Love your hub and the pictures it is very inviting.

      Congratulations on 40 years of marriage.

      God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello Deborah, you should go! You made me laugh with your enthusiasm. Thanks for the well wishes, we have been very blessed through the years. Thanks for stopping in and for your support. Take care and God be with you.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your 40th anniversary. The place does look lovely and just the kind where you could really relax and enjoy yourself. Thanks for the share. Have a lovely day!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thank, Sof, for your well wishes. It does prove what they claim, a relaxing spa experience and resort. Well worth the cost and visit. Thank for stopping in, I enjoy hearing from you. Be safe and well.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sorry I'm so late; missed the notification on this one. This is what Bev and I need to do; finding the time of course is the problem but that's our fault. Great hub and I'd love to be there right now.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Don't worry, Billybuc, you are always a welcome visitor. I noticed that a couple of my hubs had never sent me alerts that comments were on them. I have to go back and check on the others. Don't know if this is part of the virus HP is experiencing or just some glitch. Anyways, you two deserve a spa vacation! It's not a regular thing with us, but after so many years you have to do something to celebrate. Thanks for stopping in to comment. Your support means much to me. Blessings.

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      teaches12345: You SO deserve all of this! What a wonderful tour! LOVE the photos! VERY familiar with the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" It was such a hit when it came out. I haven't been to West Palm Beach since I was 12 years old. My grandparents took me to Florida and I remember it as one of the best vacations of my life. Voted up and awesome! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, Sparkles! You definitely are deserving of a vacation and the beach is waiting for you. Thanks for your support and visit. Enjoy your day. Blessings!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Happy Anniversary, Teaches :) Thank you for sharing all the beautiful photos! I hope to get to visit a real spa one day.. it sounds amazing :) The hotel looks immaculate, I can't decide if my favorite thing was the deep bath tub or the sauna but of course the best part was that it was by the beach! Thank you again for sharing :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hey Jamie, thanks for your well wishes. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes the beach is the best part, and you don't have to really pay for that therapy. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Be safe out there.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ahhhh! Great photos and engaging writing. Lovely! Voted up and beautiful. :^)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, clevercat! thanks for taking the time to stop in for a visit. I appreciate your comments and votes of suport. BE well and safe (love you kitty pic).

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Having purchased a Condo w/a view a few months back, Singer Island is not far from us. First let me say, A Warm Congratulations on 40 years of Marriage, it looks like you Celebrated in Style. I loved the pictures and the very Informative Hub you have written on this lovely Resort Spa, Teacher. The Marriott should give you a FREE visit now for giving them such a glowing presentation. Thanks for sharing!

      I now look forward to Following your Hubs.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      B. Malin, thanks for the follow and I will hop over to view yours soon. You live in an ideal spot that many people dream about. Thanks for the warm wishes and your supportive comment. Enjoy those ocean views!

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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      That is a lovely hotel. When I graduate from radiography school I want to treat myself to a little vacation. This location will be going on my list!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Yes, Bedbugabscond, you should treat yourself to a resort/spa vacation after you receive your degree! Thanks for coming in for the tour. I appreciate your support and it's good to see you here. (No bed bugs were found at this hotel! he, he, he)

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Happy anniversary and congratulations, Teaches! It sounds like you and your husband had a lovely time. I loved this article, I almost feel like a took a vicarious spa vacation myself lol! And I love the video.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Molly, you need to indulge in a spa vacation! Thanks for your well wishes and sweet visit. Have a good day.

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Great hub, great photos. Another great way of breaking out from the stresses of life. Thank you for sharing this here at Hubpages.Remain blessed and best regards.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I am always glad to see you, Cristina, on a hub visit. I highly recommend this type of vacation to the weary and worn. Thanks for coming in for a tour. Be blessed and safe.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      What great photos! How I enjoyed them along with this relaxing vacation. I felt as though I were there. I could smell the ocean and feel the sand massaging my toes. Voted up and across, but not funny.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks vocalcoach, for your visit. Wish I could be there today as I could use a good spa treatment. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Be safe and well.

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      leahlefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      This makes me want to go on vacation again - it looks so delightful! I miss the beach - we drove to Myrtle Beach over spring break, and it was so relaxing. Love the photos!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have never been to Myrtle Beach, but I imagine that it would give you the same relaxing vacation. Thanks for the visit and support. You can never have too much beach time!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Congratulations on your 40 years of marriage. Looks like you had a fabulous celebration and relaxing one at that spa. We will be celebrating 42 years this October. My...how time flies! A spa treatment for a couple of days sounds heavenly! Voted up and beautiful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Congratulations to you as well, Peggy. You do deserve a spa vacation! Thanks for stopping by here. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Take care dear friend.

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      billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

      What an incredible holiday that must have been - I can imagine it was hard to leave it and get back to the real world - B.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hey, Billips, it sure is nice to see you here. It was a bit of heaven on earth for a short time. Yes, it was hard to come back to reality. I guess I will just have to return there again next year! Take care, dear friend.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This was really wonderful. Excellent pictures. I have been on the heated marble tables on 2 different cruises and they are truly amazing. I now understand why lizards and turtles like to lie on rocks warmed by the sun! Congratulations on 40 years together!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I never thought of it, but I guess we do now know why lizards love to lie on warm rocks. It was so unbelievable that I truly enjoyed the comfort of those heated hard tables. Glad I'm not alone on this. Thanks for your upbeat visit and comment, Karen. Thanks for the well wishes.

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      Lot Rillera 5 years ago from Philippines

      I love vacation especially with my love ones, it seems that you enjoyed much with your vacation teaches, especially with those so neat and beautiful place to stay. the pictures tells itself on how the place you've been is so cool and wonderful. thanks for sharing , voted up ! Lot

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Lot Rillera, I agree that vacations are enjoyable just because it's family togetherness. I think that we would have been just as happy watching old movie favorites and sharing a bowl of popcorn. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What a fabulous vaca! Great photos! My daughter and SIL stayed at Breakers in Palm Beach last weekend. It cost $450 for one night. The MIL's treat. I want a MIL like her! They had a nice time and felt like royalty for 24 hours. Thank you for sharing!:)

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This looks amazing teaches12345! My sister was just in Palm Beach I'll have to ask her where she stayed. Enjoyed the pics! Take care, Kelley

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Sunshine and Kelly, I am glad your families enjoyed their visits to South Florida. Hopefully the rains didn't interfere with their stay. The Breakers is a beautiful resort and it is almost like being in a castle. Thanks for your support if the hub!

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      StephenCowry 4 years ago

      I rarely say yes to go on a vacation at first, but now I feel like spending some more trips as I am already liking it. But, sometimes it's vital to check where you are going. Safety is very important to truly enjoy the vacation. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Safety first, always! This resort is on a Singer Island and away from all the tourist places along the coast. Very private and calm. Love it... hope you can visit some time.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Congratulations. It's a blessing to celebrate such a milestone and the Resort is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I wish you more decades of happiness together.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for the well wishes, Lady. It was such a wonderful visit that we will probably make this an annual event. Except that we will take our own food to make a great private dinner in the room and watch the ocean waves. Be blessed in your day's journey.

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      BJC 4 years ago from Florida

      Congratulations on the anniversary! Your hub was so descriptive I felt as though I was there. Loved the pictures - beautiful and detailed.

      Great hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks BJC, for the well wishes. We really had such a great time this visit, in spite of the rainy day. Glad you came by here. Take care.

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      BJC 4 years ago from Florida

      Now it makes me want to plan a getaway :)

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      teaches12345, this looks amazing! Looks like you picked the right place and Happy Anniversary!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Jools, yes we did pick a pretty good place, but then how can you go wrong when you're by a beach? Thanks for the wishes and for your support of the hub. Enjoy your evening!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your upcoming 40th wedding anniversary! I am sure that you have a very nice time.

      West Palm beach is beautiful. I was there last weekend as a matter of fact. We took my nephew to Rapids Water Park as well. This condo suite looks amazing! I love the fact that it has ocean view. The master bathroom is lovely as well as that master bedroom. closet look very spacious. The spa treatments are amazing followed by the sauna and a nice hot shower. I am in need of some relaxation as we speak. Voted up awesome! Are you from Florida?

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Happy 40th anniversary! It looks to me like you made a wonderful choice. This looks soooo goooood! Wish I was there right now! Your pictures do tell a great story. I hope you had a wonderful time! Voted up and more.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Lovedoctor, thank you for the warm wishes. We are planning a trip to Rapids Water Park this week with the grandkids. I heard it was a good place to go. This vacation was really just the thing we needed. Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a great weekend.

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      Audra Fisher 4 years ago

      Your trip sounded so wonderful! I think you should submit those pics to a travel site...showed the hotel very well!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hey, Audra! You have a great idea there, it has sparked my attention and on my agenda. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm back for a virtual vaca...one day I'll crash your party:)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Linda, you are welcome anytime! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing.

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