Day of Pampering at Gaylord Palms Resort’s Relache Spa #gaylordpalms

by Carrie with Children with 18 comments

Today, I’d like to give a special thanks to the folks at the Relache Spa at the Gaylord Palms Resort.  It’s there, a few weeks ago, where I actually sat down, relaxed and let someone else be in charge for a few hours. I left feeling refreshed and ready to start new.

Relache Spa at Gaylord Palms

This spa was the nicest one I’ve ever experienced… by a landslide.  The Forbes Travel Guide rated it four stars and it’s well deserved.  From the personable staff, the luxurious surroundings and those comfy, plush robes – I felt like a princess.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have the Everglades Hot Stone Massage – it just sounds so Florida-y and as I found out later, it is also their most popular massage at the spa.  This 80-minute service includes a full-body message that relaxes each part of the body in a calm, peaceful setting with hot (but not too hot) stones – a perfect combination.

Gaylord Palms Resort Everglades Hot Stone Massage

image courtesy of Gaylord Palms Resort

After my massage, I was taken to the tea room with lounge chairs, soft music and an assortment of beverages and tons of magazines.  What I was surprised to learn is that patrons have use of the spa’s amenities for the entire day no matter the time of your appointment.   I could have stayed in that room all day, it was a perfect setting.

Gaylord Palms Relache Tea Room

image courtesy of Gaylord Palms Resort

I was so comfortable in the tea room, that I almost fell asleep so I made my way back to my locker and checked my phone. I had a text message from a friend telling me that I “had” to take a shower while I was at the spa.  I wondered what was so cool about a shower, but I made my way there.  I soon realized what she meant… this wasn’t just a shower, it was an experience in itself complete with mood lighting, four water spouts and even music.  I used the settings to sound like a nighttime thunderstorm outside – so cool.

Gaylord Palms Exterior Resort

Before I knew it, it was time for me to start getting ready for dinner (more on that another day!), so I sadly got myself ready to go.  As I was leaving, I promised myself that I would pamper myself more often and that spa days shouldn’t be a once a year thing for me.  There’s nothing like taking a day off and letting the outside world slip away for a few hours.

Visit and be sure to follow along on Facebook and on Twitter at @GaylordPalms.

What’s your favorite thing about a Spa Day?


** My husband and I stayed at the resort, courtesy of the Gaylord Palms.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **


  • Andrea Kruse

    That Spa looks heavenly! My favorite thing about a spa is the peace, quiet and relaxation. That just doesn’t happen around this crazy house.

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes! I know exactly what you mean – the quiet and relaxation doesn’t happen very often here either!

  • Bridget A

    I’m jealous, never had a spa day!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh Bridget, I hope you can experience it one day! It’s a splurge, but so worth it!

  • Angela

    It’s been a while since I’ve had a spa day. I think I spend all day in that beautiful tea room!

    • Carrie with Children

      I could have stayed in that tea room all day! Such a relaxing (and quiet) place!

  • Melissa

    How gorgeous! So glad you got to get some relaxation time in!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! It was a very relaxing afternoon… I’m ready to go back again!

  • Becca - Our Crazy Boys

    I love being able to get away -spas are always so quiet and peaceful. It’s nice to step outside life for a bit!

    • Carrie with Children

      You are so right – it’s nice to step out of “reality” for a little while!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    What a wonderful spa! It sounds like you had an amazing time and that shower would be incredible. I’ll have to keep this resort and spa in mind whenever we are in the area.

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes, Tesa! You all should check out the Gaylord Palms next time you are in Florida. Your kids would love the pool area – three slides!

  • Hanan

    Sounds just lovely! I’d love to have a spa day. Maybe one of these day =P

    • Carrie with Children

      You should splurge and have a spa day, Hanan! You deserve it!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    Talk about an escape from the hectic pace of an every day! That place is phenomenal!

  • Kerri @SavvyMomNYC

    I desperately would love a SPA Day! This place looks wonderful!

    • Carrie with Children

      Hope you can take a spa day soon, Kerri! Thanks for reading