Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while the flowers and breakfast in bed are always nice, why not sweep mom off her feet with a spontaneous getaway? From an adults-only retreat in Barbados to learning to salsa in San Juan, below are five escape ideas that will let her indulge.

See that view above! I know it well – it is the VIP Pool area just outside the Westin Playa Bonita Spa in Panama! At this hotel you can actually see the ships waiting in line to pass through the Panama Canal even from this pool or your room window. My tip for best room at this hotel is one of the Revival Suites – a spa suites that is certain to revive you before you leave the resort!


Where to goWestin Playa Bonita, Panama
What mom will love: Relaxation and healing therapies. Give your mom the gift of indulgence with Westin Playa Bonita’s Sensory Spa Experience, which includes five spa treatments ranging from 50 minute aromatic and hot stone massages to a 25 minute scalp massage   and facial exfoliation. In addition, moms will have daily access to the Hydrothermal Area featuring alternating hot-and-cold treatments that form a powerful and therapeutic element of the spa journey.
Book it now: Visit www.westinplayabonita.com. Rate starts at $240.
Where to go: San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – San Juan, Puerto Rico
What mom will love: Getting loose and learning to salsa with the San Juan Marriott’s complimentary lessons. By night she can show off her moves at the Red Coral Lounge, the resort’s lively lobby bar, with the hottest live music Wednesday-Sunday evenings (6-10 p.m.). If you’ve got the tots in tow, they can join in too. Salsa lessons are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. on the pool deck.
Book it now: Visit www.marriottsanjuan.com. Starts at $209/night.
Where to go: The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota, Florida
What mom will love: Being treated like a VIPThe resort’s Jet Away for the Day package includes a private jet rental from any Florida airport to the resort, spa treatments, limo transport, dinner, golf, tennis and of course, the sunny skies on a pristine beach. Bringing the kids? No problem. They can hang at Camp Loggerhead for their own mini-vacay.
Book it now: Visit www.longboatkeyclub.com/jetaway. Package starts at $8,500.

Where to go: Marriott Stanton South Beach – Miami, FL

What mom will love: Beachfront pampering. Mom can bask in the sun and let loose at this boutique-style SoBe hotel with the “Mother of the Year” package, which include a Swedish massage, 2 drinks from Starbucks, two beach lounge chairs & umbrella, cocktails and lunch by the beach and a day of valet parking. She deserves it.

Book it now: Visit marriottstantonsouthbeach.com. Rates start at $246/night plus $180 for the package (purchase at check-in). 

Where to go: St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, St. Kitts & Nevis
What mom will love: Who wouldn’t love to be pampered on an exotic tropical island boasting seaside lagoons and monkeys around every corner? While mom indulges in two luxury spa treatments at the Emerald Mist Spa, dad can hit the links with the resort’s “Golf & Spa” package including daily breakfast and welcome bottle of wine.
Book it now: Visit stkittsmarriott.com and enter promo code ES6. Rates start at $274/night.