For some getting away is a frequent luxury, for others it may be less often then desired. It’s nice to know there are local places that give a feeling of being far away, even when the destination may actually be only an hour’s drive.
Short trips close to home can be just what the doctor ordered when life’s frequent stresses and busyness seem to engulf. My husband and I have been married for over 20 years with 3 older children, and we have found our best sanity when we get away every few months as a couple. New York City and the Jersey Shore are our go to for local destinations. We can talk, listen, laugh, and refocus on each other which has been crucial to the longevity and health of our relationship.
This hotel continues to please with clean rooms, delicious food, and warm hospitality. It is close to home for us with an hour’s drive without traffic from the North Jersey area. We have also frequented this hot spot for a day trip to use the spa and beach, as well as for a weekend getaway with the nearby boardwalk,
Pier Village with shopping/restaurants, nearby amusement park and wineries.
There is something for everyone including couples, and families. It is a luxurious wedding destination, business meeting center, and memorable for family reunion gatherings.
For peace and tranquility there is a serene Spa to lighten your load. They also have an indoor pool and an outdoor rooftop pool for those who want to cool off. The outdoor rooftop pool has a whirlpool hot tub and bar with attentive wait staff. We found the staff to be very friendly and hospitable.
She came up to us at the roof top hot tub with samples of the nutrient-rich drinks for us to taste. As a foodie and nutrition expert this discovery suited me perfectly! She proceeded to tell us that the colorful and thirst quenching juices were a new endeavor; which started as a result of her making her own juices at the hotel that staff members fell in love with.
The hotel is trying the specialty drinks out on the weekends currently, but plans to serve them daily after Father’s Day weekend when the beach high season is underway. The Aquaviva Juice Bar will be serving from 9am until 4pm daily on the 2nd floor near the Spa and rooftop pool.
If you plan to go for the day, check out the tranquil spa treatments, and of course the natural juices/smoothies which would be a nice addition to your zen filled day! You will leave feeling like a new person from head to toe!
You can request extra protein added to the drinks like pea protein powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter. They will also make smoothies with almond milk, or coconut milk. The possibilities are endless and the staff is excited to be offering these healthful drinks to adults and kids.
Juices and smoothies capture the natural components of the fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and enzymes.
These drinks are meant to refresh, de-bloat, hydrate and energize the body! Check out the pictures of the juices we tried and the elegant hotel highlights…Next time you are looking for a get-away not too far from home I highly recommend the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch NJ for a memorable experience!
Please mention Janet and Mark from Nutopia, LLC sent you when you visit the Aquaviva Juice Bar area! For more information, contact Jose Cardoza.
What is your favorite smoothie or juice blend?
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