I'm sure that most of you are fully aware of the Awesomeness that is Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, but there are still so many families that have no idea where it is and what it has to offer. Let me take you through our visit and share with you all the fabulous Family Fun we had at this amazing Resort. The property layout is Villa Style, which is my absolute favorite. Once you are checked in, you get back in your car and drive right up to your room. I love that! The rooms are so spacious and comfortable. We had two connecting rooms so the kids could enjoy having their own personal space and this makes Dad very happy because it's hard to share a bathroom with your Wife and 3 kids! Our rooms were on the ground floor with french doors that opened to our patios facing the pool. The easy access to the pool was a huge plus with 3 kids. The kids immediately got suited up for Splashtopia!
Splashtopia is literally a Summer Playground for all ages. Your family will never want to leave this place! My kids didn't even ask for snacks or drinks which is crazy because they are ALWAYS hungry! Splashtopia has a real sandy beach with plenty of beach toys for all of their younger visitors to play with. The beach leads down into a shallow pool then into the lazy river. The lazy river surrounds a large Splash Pad area and their 2 Water Slides. I was so excited to find out that my 3yr. old daughter was tall enough to take on the slides! She spent most of her time alternating between the 2 slides. There's also a large family pool that stays open until 10:pm. There are numerous cabanas for rent, plenty of complimentary poolside water and ice as well as a great spot to stop for lunch called the Splash Grill.
If you don't want to stop playing at Splashtopia long enough to eat, you can always wait until dinner time and order room service and a movie! The property also has a really nice restaurant called bluEmber that offers more of a mature atmosphere and directly across from bluEmber is the Palms Cafe. We loved the Palms Cafe. They serve Starbucks coffee!!! Need I say more? They also offer a wide variety of breakfast options, great lunch menu with brick-oven pizzas and light dinner fare.The property grounds are lovely. After our stop at the Palms Cafe we decided to take a little walk around the property and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is one of those Family Destinations where you'll never have a need to leave the property during your stay, but if you just want to get a little night time fun into your trip then you're in luck. The River is a great place for shopping and entertainment with a park-like waterfront and it's located directly across the street from Rancho Las Palmas' entrance!
Every single member of the Rancho Las Palmas staff was wonderful. We felt as if we were staying with family! I have to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Brenda Manley for welcoming us and making us feel at home. I also have to Thank Melissa Paden for chatting with me during my stay and making sure we were always happy. You gals are amazing and I can't wait to come back next Summer and next time we definitely need to meet at the Palms Cafe for coffee & treats!