A mandatory first start after checking in, is to head straight to the spa. With an array of services, 11 treatment rooms and 21,000 square feet how could I decide? Mental Note: This is the only acceptable form of stress on a vacation. I went with the spa’s signature Renaissance treatment, a 90-minute body ritual that will blow your mind. My treatment began with mineral-rich mud and aromatic oils and ended in a relaxing warm body wrap on a free-floating bed. Throw in a rosemary-infused Swiss shower followed by a soothing stretching massage and I was in heaven.
Sitting in the cart while slinging back margaritas counts as playing golf right? Ok maybe not to some. The golf course at the Grand is so amazingly beautiful I had to check it out. Hoping for a quick lesson from Phil Mickelson a frequent visitor and some decent pictures of myself looking like a pro, I set up our tee time. “All I need are some lessons,” I told myself. Cute outfit, check, pink golf balls, check and a round of drinks from the beverage cart check, check!
The Grand Golf Course is a challenging Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole par-72 course fit for all levels of play. Opened in 1999, the Grand Golf Club also provides avid golfers with a 2,000-sq.-ft. putting green and a 5,000-sq.-ft. practice tee. I should’ve started there!