By Charmaine Hibbert
It’s always a heart stopping moment when you open the door to your hotel room, it’s that air of excitement and trepidation but as I open the solid door to my room I am confronted by the beautiful orange sunset over one of the rivers that flows through the Streamsong resort.
Situated about 50 miles southeast of Tampa, Streamsong is just gorgeous. You just cannot fail to be drawn in by the beauty of nature surrounding this fabulous resort. The lodge features 216 custom-built guest rooms and suites where you get spectacular views of the surrounding lakes and wildlife. But what I found so brilliant was how Streamsong has redefined the concept of what a resort should be by using the four elements - earth, water, air and fire to create the ultimate in luxury living.
Streamsong is the ultimate getaway, the perfect way of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It features four casual and fine dining restaurants, bars and even a rooftop lounge. But any regular readers to my reviews will know that aside from eating, indulging in spa treatments is my favourite part of any trip. Come on, whose going to say no to some much needed pampering?
AcquaPietra - the Spa at Streamsong comprises of no less than eight indoor treatment rooms, six unique pool experiences and a hair and nail salon. Sheer bliss is the only way to describe the experience. In fact you will be left speechless, transported to a world of serenity and oneness.
Streamsong offers a range of packages so you can treat yourself or your loved one. Packages also include a bridal package, golf spa packages and couple's spa packages as well. Duration depends on the packages you choose – times very from 80 minutes to 4 hours.
'Endless Love' is my favourite on the couples spa package list. Just such a lovely way to reconnect with your significant other and just let the stresses of everyday life melt away.
You will know by now that I am a huge lover of a massage or two, I think they are a must for your wellbeing! I would recommend the Deep Tissue Massage and the Hot Stone Massage. I get very tense which takes its toll on my body and these two treatments really do help to release tension leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Obviously I cannot speak for you men out there but I hear that when James comes in from playing he loves nothing better than a foot massage. I would also recommend after all that golf you wind down with a good old spa treatment. Trust me it’s a must. Women aren't the only ones who need a bit of pampering in their lives. Going by what James has told me – and you can read from his reviews here – Streamsong not only offers fantastic class spa facilities but two great golf courses, now that has to be a winning combination.
1000 Streamsong Dr
T: +1 888-294-6322
Hotel photos © Streamsong Resort Photographer
Course photos © Larry Lambrecht