We love Fourth of July and always make a point to explore new resorts and experiences each year. This year we tried Monarch Beach Resort having heard such fun things about their Fourth of July festivities.
We checked in on the 3rd and bee lined it for the beach. Beach access is by jumping on a cute little trolley that winds you through the resort to the beach. They have the sweetest set up including loungers, anoraks and The Monarch Bay Club with yummy cocktails and local menu. I had big plans of parking my booty under an umbrella with a glass of rose, but the girls were ready to party.
After getting properly sandy, I snuck away to the spa for a facial. To say I was giddy was a massive understatement!!!! I was welcomed with a Detoxifying Ginger Elixir shot made with lemon and ginger juice, black pepper and raw honey. To follow the ginger shot, I sipped a Soothing Green Elixir made from celery, cucumber, pineapple, apple and kale juice. So refreshing! The Miraval Spa is pretty legit! With full service treatments including Diamond facials and Hydrafacials, massages , yoga and endless fitness classes. It even has a DryBar to keep your tresses looking perfect!
I had a Hydrafacial and it was the dreamiest! I would say one of the most luxurious facial experiences I have ever had! My skin was left decongested and glowing and the scalp massage was beyond divine!
The next day was the fourth and we hit the ground running with pool time! What I loved about the resort is how easy access everything is from morning coffee and healthy snacks at the Part & Parcel market to super attentive pool staff. This mama was so happy! The girls right away made some new friends. We split our time with festive waterslides, snow cones, the pool and endless fun in the kids club. They got crafty with USA Sand art and Patriotic glitter tattoos. That evening we got ourselves cleaned up for a magic show. The kids were mesmerized! After our minds were blown with the magic, we headed up to enjoy a massive, delicious Fourth of July BBQ buffet and fireworks show! There is nothing like sitting under the stars with your people watching fireworks. My heart is so full watching the girl's faces as the fireworks explode.
The next morning, my mom and I tired Aerial Yoga. We were both a little intimidated but have always wanted to try it. How bad could we be right?! We had the best time! The funny thing was that we surprised ourselves with what we could do. Everything is very mind over matter and once we got over the little fear that came we were able to conquer a couple really cool poses and stretches. There was even a handstand involved. So to say we are submitting our applications to Cirque de Solei....game on!
Overall, we had the best trip! The hotel is beautifully styled, has impeccable service, yummy food and a million activities to keep all ages busy and excited! We will definitely be back!