Monday, June 11, 2012

Girls Getaway to Vero Beach - Ceviche, Paella, Spa & Sun

As we started our weekend adventure, Kelli and I laughed hysterically as we unknowingly dressed in identical travel outfits (navy and white striped maxi dresses, silver sandals and tan leather purses).  Upon arrival, we checked in and made our way to the poolside bar where we met up with Rebecca and Zoe.  After visiting with them and a few cocktails, we made our way to our amazing ocean view suite to find chocolate treats in a graham cracker sand cute!

Once we changed from looking like twin sisters to our swim suits, we found our reserved poolside loungers and ordered lunch: Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Grilled Salmon BLT and Beef Sliders....all was amazing and tasted wonderful with our cocktails.

While poolside we got to experience the resort’s Splash Stylists, a program officially launched on Memorial Day.  This team of beach and pool attendants are dedicated to care for guest’s every sun-worshipping need. The Splash Stylists offer a host of services including frozen grape delivery, wireless call buttons for prompt food and beverage service, sunglass cleaning, a variety of sunscreens and beach reading to choose from, beach cabana set up and more.

After a few relaxing hours in the sun (and catching up on our celeb gossip magazine reading), we made it to the resort’s spa our 50-minute Couples Massage.  We selected our scent, Euphoric and Rejuvenating, and Robby and Ilene escorted us to the room where they provided amazing massages with Lava Shells.  Thank you so much...and the champagne finish was perfect!

After massages, we got ready for dinner at the resort’s new restaurant concept, The Wave Kitchen & Bar, an ocean-front dining space with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant offers a menu directly sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors.  It features classic selections, as well as select Cuban specialties developed by Costa’s owners, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, for their Estefan Kitchen cookbook.  We had the paella....incredible!!!! 

After dinner we returned to our room to find chocolate cigars and a soft, pink turtle in bed to snuggle with.

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