Remember in June when I had the pleasure of visiting the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, FL? Well, if not than you need to get a refresher course
I have one other spectacular place of the hotel to tell you about and that’s THE SPA.
THE SPA at PGA National is one of a kind – out of this world, amazing.
First, it smelled amazing when you walked in. Like a flower threw up. I loved it.
After checking in, we were escorted into the women waiting area. There were plush, comfy couches, orange water, tea, fruit, and more. The waiting set up was relaxing alone.
We got a full tour of all the amenities on our side which included a showers that I could practically live in and sit under the water for hours. Also, each shower had a separate (but attached) changing area with clothing hooks and a bench. And, you also had signature shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and shaving cream in each stall.
There was also a steam, sauna, and whirlpool room. That’s not exactly my cup of tea (sweating to death… yeah, no thanks) but I know a lot of people find that type of thing relaxing and love it after a good work out or swim.
After our tour we changed into our fancy robes. The robe was 100 times too big for me so I wish they would offer a size option so I don’t feel so swallowed up. Just a suggestion though
I had an ah-mazing Swedish massage by a woman named Rommi. She was the sweetest Ukrainian lady who has been with the spa for over 19 years. I had a great time chatting it up with her and in no time my massage was over and I felt sad. I felt so great afterward though. Rommi got out all my knots and so much tension in my neck it was a great feeling.
Waters of the World. Even saying it you probably have no clue what I mean by that. By that I mean an tranquil “spa guest only” 6 pool area!
When you walk out to the pool you are greeted by an attendant who walks to you where you want to sit, places your towels on the chairs, brings you sunscreen, cold wash cloths, and constantly refills your orange citrus water. For the life of me I cannot remember the gentleman’s name that was outside that day but he was so nice and did his job perfectly.
So the 6 pools:
- A regular chlorine pool (the big round pool in the center of the picture)
- a Hot Cold Plunge (two smaller pools to the left)
- hot tub (top pool under gazebo. Also pictured below)
- Salies De Bearn, France Mineral Pool (middle pool below hot tub. Also pictured below)
- Dead Sea, Israel Pool (smaller round pool on the right)
Dead Sea: Isreal: For centuries, travelers have bathed in these mineral-rich waters. Famed for its salutary effects on irritated skin and anxious minds, the waters soothe discomforts arising from today’s hectic lifestyles and environmental stresses.
My thoughts on the Dead Sea: Isreal?
We didn’t spend much time in this pool but it was pretty nice. It was cold and to be honest, it was dirty. There was a ton of bugs and leaves floating in it. We told the outside attendant but nothing ever came of it being cleaned. We were out by the pool for the majority of the day and the following day and it was in the same state the whole time. Such a shame too because I wanted to experience the anti-stress minerals.
Salies De Bearn: France: High in the Pyrenees’ Mountains, the naturally occurring salt waters of Salies-de-Béarn have long attracted health seekers. The Pyrenees salt pool helps moderate fluid retention, body temperature changes, and mood swings.
My thoughts on the Salies De Bearn: France?
Loved this pool. Love love love. We spent the a good time in this pool the whole time. It was a perfect temperature, and I could instantly feel my skin becoming silkier. It was probably all in our minds but we did feel happy while in the water. Smiling and laughing more, and felt more relaxed once we got out.
I didn’t go into the regular pool at all, and also, I skipped the Hot Cold Plunge. Something about getting into 105* water then jumping into 56* water didn’t scream “smart” or “fun” to me. lol. Again, not my cup of tea.
All-in-all, I had a fabulous time at THE SPA at PGA National Resort. I highly recommend a visit there. If not for a massage definitely just for the relaxing day next to the pool without screaming kids. If I remember correctly you can buy just a pool package for $25/day and it’s definitely worth it if you ask me.
Disclosure: I was invited to stay at the PGA National Resort to experience THE SPA. Most expenses were paid. I did not receive any other monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and do not reflect the experience you may have.