Start with history, alot of history, how about founded in 1766 and is credited as the first American resort. Add in wonderful food, a great spa, and mineral springs and you have The Homestead Resort.
We went here for the spa, or more specifically the Serenity Garden. A spa oasis featuring an adult only mineral pool, hottub, and reflexology path. (more about that in a minute)
Our room was large and as they put it Classically Decorated. Stripes, patterns, and flowers as far as the eye could see. Once you got past the pink wall paper, green patterned carpet, and plaid chair it was a really nice room. Very big with a King bed, desk and a little reading area as well as a large nicely tiled bathroom.
Oh and a balcony that was awesome. It was actually shared with the room next to us (not occupied) and big enough for a party.
The view was great (it was a view category room) we could see almost the entire resort area from our deck/room.
This resort is huge and has alot going on. Each day they have a full days worth of activities to keep you busy, unless you are going to the spa and we were definitely going to the spa.
What you see here is the amazing and so relaxing geothermal Octagon Pool that is fed by 2 hot springs that give the waters minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium. The water is naturally kept at 97 degrees making it so wonderfully relaxing. The pool was about 4.5-5 feet deep, and had stone benches all the way around so you could sit, relax and unwind.
Now for the River Reflexology Walk. This was a wonderful experience with stones carefully placed to soothe and massage the 15,000 nerves in your feet. Water just deep enough to cover your ankles and again at about 97 degrees. Rails ran on both sides to help you so you do not slip as your feet help you to relax.
Once you have fully relaxed outside, or even before or in the middle of your day the locker rooms offer heated relaxation chairs with large screens showing breathtaking waterfalls to help you melt away. They have a mineral infused dry sauna (pictured so awesome), a steam room, a cool down room with cool winds and mist from the ceiling and tropical showers.
Oh wait I forgot to mention the pedicure that I got. Toward the end of our day in paradise (I mean the Serenity Garden) I had a pedicure and it was great. My techs name was Kimmy and she was friendly and did a great job. We talked about the Homestead and her 8 years there. She started as a snowboard instructor. I could tell she had pride in the resort and I liked that she took ownership and everything about the resort she said "we" and not they..
After the pedicure it was time to go home, not because we were done, but mother nature had put a damper on the outside activities with a special light and sound show. They had closed the outdoor area and was not sure if the weather would clear so they could reopen it.
This was our first trip, but it will not be our last. We are already booked and looking forward to our next stay.
Want to experience the Serenity Garden for yourself? Contact us and we can help you get booked and then you can start to relax.