Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Marriott.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is second to none. I want to make that clear right out of the gate. I mean, the name says it all. “Golf Resort and Spa”. It’s the place to go when you need some serious down time, and it has everything you’d want in a resort for both adults and kids. My husband and I recently got to experience Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa for ourselves, and it was the best trip we’ve taken in quite a long time.
Sawgrass Marriott – A Paradise in Our Backyard
Living in Florida is wonderful for all kinds of reasons. The ocean, the wildlife, the weather – barring hurricanes, of course. But one of the best parts of living in Florida is how close my family is to all sorts of wonderful destinations. We only live a few minutes outside of Orlando, so we can easily hit any of the theme parks whenever we want. And while that’s fun, sometimes you want a change of pace. That’s what my husband and I got at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa. It’s miraculous.
Let me start with the views. Oh my goodness, those views. The resort is situated next to the ocean, so my husband and I got breathtaking views every morning and evening. It was so wonderful to sit and watch the sunrise with our coffee and the sunset with a nice glass of wine. It made for the perfect beginning and end to every day.
Sometimes, you want a pool to swim in instead of the ocean, and Marriott Sawgrass has them. The best part is they’ve made it perfect for kids and adults. The resort has one pool for adults only and another big, big pool for all ages. Again, the scenery is fantastic, and with plenty of seating and the nearby American Gator Club for eats and drinks, you could spend the entire day hanging out at the pool. Fun!
Big Time Fun for Kids
Sawgrass Marriott remembered the kids, too. Mighty Oaks is a playroom located on the bottom floor of the hotel, and it’s designed for kids aged 4 to 12. Featuring fun crafts and activities, movies, video games, and a ton of cool toys, Mighty Oaks is perfect for the little ones, and it ensures that the entire family has a wonderful time.
I don’t know about you, but I love a resort without the uppity resort feel. You know what I’m talking about. You get to a resort, and it’s spectacular, but you feel a little bit like you’re interacting with “Stanley spelled with a C” from Couples Retreat. Marriott Sawgrass is NOT that resort. They have super posh, luxurious amenities and rooms, but they are also totally laid back, so you can relax instead of trying to make sure you’re sophisticated enough to be on your own trip.
Mini Golf AND Championship Golf
Fun for the whole family is everywhere at Sawgrass Marriott. They even have a min golf course. That means that the whole family can get out and enjoy a nice round of “golf” full of fun and laughter.
And when the family is practicing their putting skills, the grown up golfers can enjoy access to the adjacent TPC Sawgrass championship golf courses. Everybody gets a chance to hit the green!
If your on a couple’s trip, Sawgrass Marriott has gorgeous, posh, and most importantly, romantic rooms and suites that make it easy to relax, have fun, and rekindle the romance. Top of the line amenities and beautifully appointed rooms are the only thing you’ll find here.
If you’re on a family trip. The resort offers villas perfect for a family. They feel more like a condo than a hotel room, so both parents and kids can feel right at home. They have two villa options: two bedrooms and a full living room with kitchen area, or one bedroom with attached living room and kitchen area.
Close to Everything
In addition to being by the ocean, Sawgrass Marriott is also within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. There’s a Publix right across the street, as well as restaurants and shops. So you can be sure you have everything you need, even in a pinch. And the immediate access to everything means you don’t have to drive.
Oh wow, the food. Marriott Sawgrass employs top of the line chefs in their restaurants, and it shows. The food is some of the best I’ve ever had. It’s flavorful and totally upscale, but there are options for children. So even the pickiest in the family will be able to enjoy dinners.
As a blogger, one of the first things I notice is the presence of lack of a convention center, and Marriott Sawgrass even has that covered. They have an absolutely ginormous convention center perfect for all types of business and blogging uses. As a frequent attendee of blog conferences, that’s important to me. Fingers crossed that a future conference will take me there!
Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa – Like No Other
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa. Between the sunrises and sunsets, the beautiful room, the beach, the pool, and the fine dining, we had an amazing couple’s trip, and we’re both incredibly excited to get back there as soon as possible. If you’re looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or a fun-filled family getaway, Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa is the place to go!