Staycations gone glam at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Life can be a real beach, can’t it? Especially right now – COVID, elections, homeschooling, and an encroaching holiday season that promises in-laws. MAKE IT STOP! Well, my darlings, what we need is a staycation. There is something about being in your hometown but feeling like you are a million miles away having the time of your life. Your kids are having a blast and you and your significant other are gazing into each other’s eyes, feeling the world slip away – or maybe it was that third Prosecco, but either way, you are in it to win it, mama.
For October, we decided to highlight the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa – otherwise simply known to locals as the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort. Now, this absolutely stunning resort is the epitome of a tropical getaway. From the sugar-white sand and stunning views, to the sensational accommodations, this wonderland is a sprawling expanse of luxury. Let’s take it from the top, shall we?
After completing a $320 million dollar renovation in 2017, the resort is now a Balinese style luxury property owned by, of course, JW Marriott. There are 810 divine rooms and suits, two award winning golf courses, four sparkling pools, an adult only experience, a fabulous salon and spa, and that is only the elevator pitch.
Culinary offerings, you ask? Aside from the addition of five new restaurants – such as Ario, Maia, and Kane Tiki Bar & Grill – the brand has also added Tesoro, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant in the Lanai tower exclusively for adults.
With the arrival of Executive Chef Eric Vasta, who is expertly crafting the resort’s culinary program, the resort has now positioned itself to be a thriving foodie destination for those with an epicurean lifestyle from around the world.
Relaxation? There is nothing quite like the resort’s The Spa experience. Based on four core values: calm, indulge, renew, and invigorate – guests are invited to experience a range of full-service and express treatments. Additional spa programs include daily beach yoga, Fitness on Demand, floating pool yoga, meditation, and curated wellness retreats throughout the year. You may want to take a look at this program and schedule accordingly – it could be a fabulous work retreat for your employees!
What about the glam and beauty? When Dad is off enjoying one of the two award winning golf courses guests have access to, why not get pampered? Now, I’m not saying you don’t play golf either, but why not look like a majestic unicorn whilst doing so?
Oh, my couture queens, let me introduce you to the The Salon. Owned and operated by Jessica Clarke, this is the mecca of glitz. Here you will find a range of talented stylists.
Enter Senior Stylist Jennifer Rich. This Tamer of Tendrils can literally work magic on your hair and leave you feeling like Carrie Bradshaw ready to slay the day. A truly skilled colorist, Jennifer can transform you like the unique butterfly you are. Leave your room Betty and come back Veronica, should you wish!
Let us not exclude our mini me. After all, a little mommy-daughter time in a salon is super special. Lynn and Haily are all about the braids and fairy hair (tinsel hair) while mama gets a cut and blowout.
Ready to have your mind blown? Jessica Clarke offers something called One Night Strands® – where you can actually rent hair extensions for the day! Don’t you worry, we are going to go more in-depth on this next month, but yes, you can have waist length hair for a day or whatever special occasion you may have. I KNOW! I dropped my pen and did a slow clap. Stay tuned for that exclusive article ladies.
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We are not done yet – there is another layer of luxe to this story. There is an adult only experience awaiting you in the Lanai Tower, called “Paradise by Sirene, A Curated Escape Exclusively for Adults at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.” Let that sink in for a minute. I go straight to 50 Shades of Grey, but hey, it’s my staycation and I will fantasize if I want to. With this experience you get a neat little wristband that allows you access to the rooftop pool, your own personal beach butler, and my favorite – everyone is 21 and over. Sweet bliss. Parentalcation.
Now, if we are having a family moment, this fabulous resort also has 10k alley, a 12,000 sq. ft state of the art entertainment area. This is not just for the kiddos. The space has been designed to mimic a modern distillery. The heartbeat of the gastropub is a circular bar with quite the impressive menu. They have craft beers, delicious bourbons, and yes ladies, startle your friends and throw out the name Pappy Van Winkle 23. A rare spirit indeed, and your bourbon drinking friends will practically go running!
You can also order pub fare fit for a king while you watch your kiddos (or participate yourself) go bowling, play arcade games, and have an over the top experience. This is no ordinary venue – this is done the JW Marriott way, luxury meant to immerse your senses and shoot you into the stratosphere. Mission accomplished.
So, Staycation anyone? Visit the JW Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Marco Island, Florida for your next staycation and get lost in the luxury. Remember, paradise is only a reservation away. Enjoy, my darlings!
JW Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
400 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, Florida 34145