If you want to show mom that you care this Mother’s Day, send her on a trip. Celebrate her in proper style on May 12 at these high-end hotels that know how to pamper with shopping sprees, spa treatments and sweet treats.
Give mom the gift of ultimate indulgence at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Cancun hideaway. The beachfront property’s Four-Star spa observes Mother’s Day all month long with a special pampering package.
The luxurious half-day offering begins with a 60-minute Thermal Experience, including stints in the aromatic steam room, sauna, ice fountain, cold plunge pool, solarium, coed outdoor spa pool and vitality pool with hydro-massage nozzles.
Next, mom will savor a 50-minute personalized massage, a 50-minute facial tailored to her specific skin type and, to top it all off, chocolate truffles and a glass of champagne to toast to a memorable day.
Book mom the El Palace Shopping experience from this Four-Star Barcelona grande dame, and she’ll thank you later when she returns with gifts galore.
The retail retreat includes round-trip transfers to La Roca Village, a luxury shopping mecca 30 minutes from the opulent hotel with more than 140 international and European boutiques covering everything from high fashion (Armani and Jimmy Choo) to exclusive home goods (Le Creuset and Villeroy & Boch).
Other extravagant extras include a VIP shopping card (which carries a 10 percent discount) and hands-free shopping service (staff holds purchases until she is ready to leave).
Sure, you can give mom a box of candy, or you could treat her to a whole day of chocolate indulgences at this saccharine Four-Star Hershey, Pennsylvania, stay.
Sweeten her up with the Four-Star spa’s Chocolate Escape Package. Treats include a whipped cocoa bath, chocolate sugar scrub, chocolate fondue wrap and a 50-minute cocoa massage. A nutritious lunch in the spa’s Oasis restaurant balances out those rich offerings.
If you book the treatment on May 12, you and mom can start the day with Mother’s Day brunch at the hotel’s Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant, The Circular. And yes, the dessert station is loaded with cocoa-infused delights, like chocolate cream pie, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse parfait and more.
Does mom love nothing more than to lose herself in a good book? Then this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Taipei tower will thrill her to no end.
Eslite, a well-known retail brand in the city, started out selling books, so of course, its namesake hotel is packed with them. She can enjoy a restful afternoon in the tome-lined Lobby Lounge, or you could reserve her the Library Suite, a bibliophile paradise with its own private collection of reading material.
To entice mom out of the hotel, book her the Taipei City Life Tour. This 3.5-hour deep dive into the city features a walking tour of the Songshan Creative and Cultural Park, a bike ride to a former-military-village-turned-art-center and a visit to Yongkang Street to explore its tucked-away shops and food spots on foot.
Brunch and jazz are a match made in Mother’s Day heaven, and you can find both at this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Plymouth, Massachusetts, refuge.
On May 12, listen to the smooth sounds of the Jose Allende Trio as you peruse an expansive raw bar (including oysters, shrimp and tuna), a cheese and charcuterie station, made-to-order omelets, waffles and a grand dessert buffet.
To up the wow factor even more, book mom the Mirabeau 500 package, which includes a $500 credit to use at the luxurious spa and $100 wine card for the resort’s self-service vino stations.
For sun-worshipping moms, there’s perhaps no better place to soak up some rays than at this Four-Star Palm Beach resort, where she’ll find a private beach, three gorgeous pools, two golf courses, more than two-dozen tennis courts and plenty of water sports (stand-up paddle boarding is particularly popular).
Treat her to the Boca Raton getaway’s Sip, Sun, Spa Package for some extra pampering. A $400 credit to the Four-Star spa ensures she can indulge in the Ritual Bath — a communal experience beginning with an aromatherapy soak followed by a circuit in a Swiss shower, a plunge pool and Jacuzzi — and a $100 restaurant credit will allow her to choose where to savor a post-spa lunch — scenic SeaGrille serves up fresh local fish with a side of ocean views.
In addition to an array of regularly offered outdoor activities (zip lines, golf links and ropes courses), Nemacolin will host a Mother’s Day Succulent Workshop on May 11, where mom can design her own terrarium to take home.
For some extra inspiration, book the resort’s Frank Lloyd Wright Package. The offer includes guided tours of two of the architect’s most renowned projects, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, both 20 minutes from the property.