- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Are you planning a trip to the ocean shore this summer? Will you be hitting one of the hottest beach resort locations for 2013? If you’re getting away to one of the top five destinations on Boca do Lobo’s list, you’ll need to pack the right resort jewelry. We’ve matched up the perfect item from the Pame Designs collection for each resort just for you. This week, we take you down to the white sandy beaches of Florida to tour the first destination.
St. Regis is well known for its five star luxury hotels, and the long-awaited resort at Bal Harbour is simply the newest pearl on the chain. It has already earned recognition as the 2013 SPG Member “best beach resort”. The location boasts quite a poolside experience. You can reserve a cabana to provide shade as you enjoy the Tranquility pool or one of two infinity pools. The website boasts that guests can even access butler service poolside. That conjures a funny image of a dignified servant in long tails trying to avoid getting splashed as he hands you an o-shibori to wipe your brow. There are also reflexology and massage “samplers” to whet your appetite for a full body treatment after a day of exercise at the resort’s Technogym® fitness center.
However, this resort is best known for the inimitable Remède Spa with amenities that will make even the most seasoned travel gasp in delight, and then let out that breath in a long sigh of relaxation. In fact, this resort is billed as one gigantic “spa without walls”, bringing guests unrivaled comfort in every room. This spa is a modern take on a very old theme. The Greeks had their “laconica” and the Japanese enjoyed the “onsen”. The first large-scale spa of note was actually a “thermae” constructed by Emperor Agrippa in Rome circa 25 BC. You’ll be enjoying a cashmere robe rather than a silk toga during your vacation, but you can give a nod to spa history with a Roman glass slice necklace.