As if I didn’t hear it enough from #dailybabyavery’s doting grandparents, the Boca Raton Resort & Club officially confirmed the following last week:
Kids are the NEW South Florida VIPs when it comes to Boca Raton Resort activities.
Yes, it’s true. And it’s one of the reasons why I am extremely excited to bring you the Modern Boca Resort Mom series during the coming weeks (this is only post 1 of 3!), giving you an inside look into the latest and greatest VIP activities and amenities for both kids AND parents at The Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
I must admit that I’m a bit of a ‘fan girl’ when it comes to the Resort, as I imagine many Boca residents are. The Resort anchors our town and has been here pretty much since the beginning. Yes, it’s exclusive. Yes, it’s impressive. And, the good news is that I’m here to tell you that it’s also an amazing (and pretty reasonable) staycation option for you and your family this August & September!
Hotel rooms start at only $149 per night and the complimentary amenities available for the kids alone make this new family-friendly Boca Raton Resort and Club an ideal option for MBMoms and beyond.
I’ll give you the inside scoop on all of the fab dining options at the Resort AND how to take advantage of your valuable MBMom relaxation time at the Waldorf Astoria Spa on property, formerly known as Spa Palazzo.
In the meantime, let’s go on a little tour of the Boca Beach Club, shall we?
My Modern Boca Resort Mom experience started out with a day spent at the Boca Beach Club. Here, the Resort has launched Surf Boca (#surfboca) which offers private lessons, clinics and events for all ages and skill levels, which includes the kiddos!
My Goddaughter Allison, 4, lovingly agreed to be my MBMom reviewer for the day. Her parents are both surfers, so I figured she’d be the ideal girl for the job!
There were small(ish) waves on the day we signed her up for a private lesson at Surf Boca, one of the Boca Raton Resort activities, with Colin, which actually worked out perfectly for showing Allison the ropes.
First, instructions on how to stand up on your surfboard:
Next, getting in the water. Colin guided Allison into the perfect surfboard position, so she had the best chance of catching a wave and standing up. I figured she’d get one or two.
No. Not only did Allison catch a minimum of 10 waves (before exhaustion set in), she stood up on her FIRST TRY.
Boy, was I was a proud Godmother! I even thought ahead to bring our GoPro, so we got a great video of her as well:
Colin’s instruction was easy enough for a 4-year-old to “get” right away and older kids will love that he outwardly portrays a “cool surfer dude” image.
And, as Allison’s Mom said: “I would have really liked him when I was a teenage girl.” Take it or leave it MBMoms! 🙂
Boca Raton Resort Activities: Surf School Schedule (weather permitting)
- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.
- Private lessons 7 days a week from 10 am to 4 pm
- Clinics 7 days a week from 10 am to 11 am
The Surf School includes Billabong rash guard, customized video to view online, emailed photo and 1-hour rental use of a surfboard.
For more information or surf school events and reservations, call 561-447-3385 (Beach Club Water Sports).
Beach Club Dining
After the Surf Boca lesson, we were all starved. So, we rinsed off and walked over to Beaches, the poolside restaurant at the Boca Beach Club.
Because of the restaurant’s speedy and friendly service, Allison’s Mom and I immediately got what we wanted:
And so did Allison! Her lunch was served in an adorable beach pail with shovel.
But, in typical South Florida summer fashion, the skies decided to open up after lunch. So, we stuffed ourselves and had Allison take advantage of the Boca Beach Club’s INDOOR kids’ amenities during the afternoon.
Welcome to Quest Clubhouse, part of the Boca Resort’s Quest Club for Kids.
Part arcade, part library, part children’s entertainment mecca, the Quest Clubhouse has tons of fun, indoor activity options for kids of all ages.
The Quest Clubhouse has token-based arcade games, an air hockey table– even games where you can win prizes! Kids can play anytime between 10AM-5PM and you can leave them there (supervised) for a low, hourly rate.
I even hear that the Quest Clubhouse turns into Q, a teen nightclub (ages 10-17) every Saturday night from 6-10:00 p.m.! How cool!
Quest Club Library
On the other side of the Clubhouse lives the Quest Club library. This area is targeted to younger kids who might not be ready for neon lights and arcade games.
They even have a Build-a-Bear workshop in the space… Trust me, I was tempted to make a monkey.
It was a great day. I’m pretty sure Allison conked out in the car on the way home to Palm Beach. 🙂
The thing I noticed most about the kids’ amenities at the Boca Beach Club during our visit was OPTIONS.
And, I’m not necessarily talking about variety. I’m talking about the choice to let your kids do their own thing (safely supervised) while you head to the pool or get a spa treatment. The option and choice is yours as a Boca Resort guest this summer!
Disclaimer: Services and compensation were provided for this review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.