The Shores Resort & Spa is luxurious, boasting some of the most beautiful woodwork I've seen in a lobby. It was clean and inviting. The wood was richly finished, making the space warm and very cozy. There were several sitting areas which seemed tucked away and private, despite the openness of the lobby. I was impressed.
When we walked into the room, we were greeted by soothing tones of yellow and blue, inspired by the view outside I'm sure. Chic furniture throughout made me feel as if I were in a cottage instead of a hotel. It was quite nice! The rails over the bed were dust free and so was everything else in the room. Two chairs and a table took up a corner and made a nice spot to have a cup or tea or read a good book. Of course, you should expect the view to distract you. It's really breathtaking! Pool towels were placed on the table so we could take them with us when we decided to go take a plunge in their awesome pool below!
While we unpacked our bags, the kids took it all in. They couldn't wait to go out and play on the beach! They watched a few cars drive on the beach and they noticed an ice cream truck and a food truck park to feed hungry beach goers! There was a truck parked near
the hotel and they offered rental beach chairs, umbrellas, and other beach toys. We rented a couple of chairs and an umbrella on our second day. We paid $20 for two hours. If we wanted the rental until 5pm, it would cost $30. Not bad for a day in the shade!
|the side windows open enough to allow the breeze and sound of the waves inside!|
When we arrived home, I asked Logan about his most memorable moments from the trip. He had a couple that stood out. The first was playing on the beach and the second happened to be the S'mores at The Shores! We were comped a S'mores kit and we opened it to see what was inside. It contained everything we needed to have small after dinner dessert.!
The kits are ten dollars and you can pick up your skewers at the Tiki Bar below. If you want to spend more than 15-30 minutes around the firepit, or you have a large family, I recommend buying your own ingredients. For couples and small families, this size is perfect.
There are two gas firepits and they were never crowded during our stay. They turn them off during bad weather, but I was told that they relight them afterwards. According to the staff, they are on all night!
The firepits overlook the Atlantic. It's a great place to hang out both day and night! We saw both couples and families take advantage of the magical firelight. It was a special place for all!
The Tiki Bar is close to the pool area, hot tub, and fire pit. The prices are what you'd expect to pay. I paid almost $9 for a not too great banana daiquiri, but the other drinks were quite good. It was nice to have a drink while we walked on the beach our first evening there.
The Tiki Bar was charming and it was everything you expect for a bar on the beach. For those that don't want to use the bar, I noticed a glass dispenser containing flavored water on a counter near the pool! It was self serve and they provided plenty of cups. The cabana rentals tempted us and if we had been there longer, we would have rented one for the afternoon. They looked very comfortable! We would have loved watching our kids play in the saltwater pool while we lounged in our private cabana!
After a great night's sleep, we slowly woke to a beautiful sight. The deep blue sea and sunshine awaited and there wasn't a cloud in sight! Logan moved to sit by the window while he waited patiently for Sam to wake. When he didn't, Logan gave him a wake-up call!