Looking for a getaway in The Palm Beaches that will make the whole family happy, even the family golfers? Then you’ve got to check out the PGA National Resort and Spa. We recently went there for a mini vacation and loved everything about it. Fabulously Frugal SheBuysTravel especially loved the spa treatments. Check out her hotel review of PGA National Resort, why she loved it and thinks it’s a great deal for the whole family.
I recently took my four-year-old son on a mom and me vacation to explore The Palm Beaches. While I there, I knew I wanted to fit in some relaxation for myself even though traveling with a kid isn’t always the most relaxing. PGA National Resort was the perfect place for us because it combines luxury with family friendly. I did plenty of kid friendly things with my son at the resort, but also had the opportunity to lay by the pool and get a spa treatment! The best part is that this was all at a very reasonable price point that works well for families.
The Rooms at PGA National Resort
There are 6 different types of rooms at The PGA National Resort and Spa. You can get anything from a regular guest room, a spa suite, a media suite, or a club cottage. We opted for the guest room since we didn’t need additional dining and living space.
The guest room had everything we needed, including a beautiful view of the pool.
Prices start as low as $119 a night and kids stay, eat, and play golf for free all summer long.
The hotel always have special deals running so make sure to check out the reservations page to see what package you can get right now. Special packages are offered for golf and spa treatments. My husband is dying for us to go back so he can play on the PGA golf course. I personally wouldn’t mind doing a spa and golf package either!
- Balcony or terrace with most rooms
- iPod dock/clock radio,
- Coffee/Tea Maker
- Soaps and lotions from the spa
- Mini fridge
- High-speed internet access
- Individual air conditioning and heating controls
- Iron with ironing board
- Hair dryer
- In room safe
- Free local calls
This is by far the best pool I’ve ever experienced on vacation. It is peaceful and serene enough to be enjoyed by adults, while also being kid friendly.
The zero entry level pool is shallow throughout half the pool. They allow floats and have a basketball goal in the pool for older kids. For smaller children, they have a small splash pad pool that still manages to feel peaceful when the kids are running around and acting crazy.
The pool has towels on site and amazingly comfortable lounge chairs.
There are 9 culinary concepts to choose from at PGA National Resort and Spa. One, Ironwood Steak and Seafood, is only one of two Palm Beach restaurants to earn the Wine Spectator Award! Since I went with my 4-year-old son, we opted for more kid friendly meals. It’s just another reason for me to go back soon with my husband for a getaway.
We ate dinner at Cafe Pronto, located in the lobby, where were picked up a salad and a sandwich to share. Cafe Pronto is open 6 am to 9 pm and is the best place on the property to get a good cup of coffee.
For breakfast, we dined at Palm Terrace. They offer a beautiful buffet selection.
The buffet is made complete with an omelet bar and a waffle bar. It should come as no surprise that my 4-year-old jumped at the chance to eat the waffle.
The Spa at PGA is a European influenced full spa and salon that offers offer 100 different ways to relax and indulge.
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Start your spa experience off with lunch at The Waters of the World Cafe in The Spa. They have a healthy selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches that will leave you feeling refreshed.
SheBuysTravel Tip: Make sure to factor in enough time to enjoy the mineral pools.
The Waters of the World pools are a must do! It’s a collection of mineral pools with salts imported from around the world. There are healing mineral pools, a Dead Sea pool with magnesium, calcium, bromine and potassium, and The Pyrenees Pool that is ten times saltier than the sea.
What Works For Families At The PGA National Resort and Spa
- Family games located near the pool
- Kid friendly food located in restaurants and the cafe
- Pack and Plays available and rooms are spacious enough for them
- In room fridge
- Summer deals where kids eat free and play golf for free
- Close to family friendly activities off site
- Parking is nearby so you don’t have to valet unless you want
We especially loved the games located outside. As a mom of an early riser, it was nice to have fun ways to entertain my child without immediately jumping in the pool.
The lobby even had a big tic tac toe game that entertained us for a while.
What Doesn’t Work For Families At The PGA National Resort and Spa
The resort is geared towards golf and spa treatments. While there is plenty for kids to do, it’s mostly geared towards adults. This doesn’t mean it’s not family friendly, I’m just saying you may find yourself wanting to go back without the kids too!
PGA National Resort and Spa is such a versatile resort that it works for romantic getaways, family vacations, girls’ trips, and weekends alone. It’s certainly a resort that I’m looking forward to visiting again and again.