Monday, May 31, 2010



We've returned from our babymoon and we had a fantastic time. It was our last trip as a threesome and was a truly memorable experience. We wanted to make this trip special for our (almost) three year old little girl as these are her final days as an only child. I heard about the Nickelodeon Getaway at the Renaissance Esmeralda just outside of Palm Springs. This sounded like the perfect way to make our daughter feel special but also give mommy and daddy a chance to relax before the arrival of our newborn baby.

Nickelodeon Getaway
Upon arrival we were greeted by Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer. This was the perfect start to our fun-filled weekend. Click over to view a short video of my daughter when she first saw Dora. 

After spending some time with Dora we decided to hit the pool for some sun and relaxation. My husband and daughter enjoyed swimming and playing on the sandy beach while mommy enjoyed a (virgin) margarita by the pool. The resort grounds are truly beautiful with fire pits, palm trees and a poolside bar. It was quite relaxing!

We had just enough time for dinner before attending the mass sliming show hosted by Nickelodeon. Good times were had by everyone. Children were invited to compete in a game-show style competition culminating with the  popping of slime-filled balloons over their heads. This was followed by a pool-side or "dive-in" movie. It was the perfect ending to a fun filled day!

We made it an early night and retired to our luxurious room. We arrived to find another surprise waiting for us. Dora had stopped by and left a special backpack loaded with a Dora themed items including a book, pillow case and photo album (Spongebob Squarepants themed backpacks are also available). My daughter was so excited to receive all of these extra special gifts. We read her a the good night story and she fell fast asleep.

The next day was our character breakfast with Dora and Spongebob. The food was great and the children really enjoyed themselves. While my husband took boo boo out for more fun at the pool, mommy was treated to the Mellow Mama Prenatal Massage at the Spa Esmeralda.  This was the perfect way to be pampered after 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Needless to say, the whole family had a wonderful time and we plan to return soon.

Fun For Everyone
While our trip was primarily focused on fun for our daughter I'd like to share that the Renaissance Esmeralda does a great job of offering something for children and adults alike.  They do a superb job of providing entertainment for children, but they also have so much to offer adults.  There's a nightclub, Spa, Fine Dining, Family Dining, Sushi Lounge and more. The staff is very friendly and they really make you feel spoiled. The hotel has a brand new lounge area called "Stir". From Thursdays - Saturdays, Stir turns into a great place for tweens and older children your tween can enjoy all you can eat pizza and Wii gaming. After hours, Stir turns into a night club for adults.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
(760) 773-4444
44-400 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells CA 92210-8708

Amenities and Restaurants
● Esmeralda Spa, Fitness Center
● 3 Resort Style Pools and Sandy Beach
● Sushi Bar
● 2 Restaurants - Cava and Sirocco 
● Cafe Biscotti
● Pool Bar
● Lounge with live entertainment
● 36-Holes of Championship Golf
● Tennis
● Fitness Center

Nearby Activities
● Down Town Palm Springs is only 15 minutes away.
● The Living Dessert Zoo
● Knott's Soak City U.S.A.
● Children's Discovery Museum
● Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Fabumom was provided with two nights accommodation at the Renaissance Esmeralda.
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Mommyfriend Lori on June 3, 2010 at 10:31 AM said...

Sounded like a fantastic time, just in time! I think my kids would adore this vacay!

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