Have you been on a vacation since your honeymoon? Spent a whole weekend just the two of you? Time alone as a couple is important for a healthy relationship. Even if you don’t have kids, it is hard to find time to truly concentrate on your relationship with all of the other distractions in your life – work, family, friends, pets. This is why a vacation at a couples resort is such a great idea.
Pocono Palace couples resort
If you follow me on social media, you probably saw our photos from our recent trip to the Land of Love – Pocono Palace. Pocono Palace, located in Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, is one of 3 couples resorts owned by Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. My husband and I were invited to stay at Pocono Palace so that we could share our experience with the Newlywed Survival readers*, and boy do I have a lot to share! Today, I will let you know about the romantic room and delicious meals we enjoyed. In the next post, I’ll tell you more about the activities and entertainment the resort has to offer.
A great thing about this couples resort (besides the fact that no children are allowed), is that it is all-inclusive. For one price, you get a spacious suite, unlimited breakfast and dinner, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and nightly entertainment. The only time we had to think about money was for tips, and alcoholic beverages.
Romantic Champagne Tower Suite
When we arrived at Pocono Palace, we were so excited to see our room. I had checked it out online and couldn’t imagine how they could fit so much into one room.
Why is it called the Champagne Tower Suite? Well, take a look…
Our room was 4 levels and not only included the champagne glass whirlpool bath, but also had the following awesome features:
- Cozy log-burning fireplace
- Glass-enclosed, heated heart-shaped pool (see below)
- Dry sauna
- Massage table with heat lamp
- Round king-size bed with celestial ceiling
- Combination shower/steam bath-for-two
- Plus, other unique features.
How can you not feel romantic in a room like this? At night, we would sleep in our round king-size bed under the stars. The ceiling above the bed had little lights that looked like stars on a dimmer switch. These lights were also above the champagne glass tub!
If you turn off all of the lights in the room, you have a nice dark room which allowed us to sleep a long time. After waking up at 10:30am, we decided to have a very late breakfast. As I mentioned before, breakfast and dinner are included in the package. We decided to make the best of this and try to eat tons at both meals and skip lunch. This was really easy with all of the wonderful food provided!
Breakfast is a buffet. I’ll be honest, I am not big on buffets. I hate when all of the food gets cold and things sit for too long. I was really happy that this was not the case at Pocono Palace. Everything was hot, fresh and delicious. They also featured different mimosas, and I decided to have the peach one. A great way to start the day, don’t you think?
The dinners were excellent. The first night was a buffet featuring numerous options including a carving station and a soup bar. My husband and I had never seen a soup bar like this before. You choose the items you want to include in your soup – chicken, vegetables, noodles, etc. and they add either vegetable or chicken broth to your bowl. We loved it – I got to have tons of noodles and chicken, and my husband could include pretty much everything. There was also a dessert table with cakes, truffles, strawberries and whip cream, and cheesecake. Yum!
The next night, we ordered from a menu and we both chose the bacon wrapped pork served over arugula (shown above). Afterwards, we enjoyed the sundae bar. I felt like a kid choosing all of my toppings. The waitstaff and dining attendants were very friendly and helpful. We really liked the woman at the dessert table and sundae bar. She seemed like she enjoyed her job and was joking around with us.
Overall, we really enjoyed our romantic room and great meals. If you’d like to find out more about the 3 couples resorts in the Poconos check out their website and connect with them on social media:
Make sure to look for my second post about the Pocono Palace couples resort where I’ll share all of the activities they provide.
Have you ever been to a couples resort? Do you think you’d like to go to the Land of Love?
* Disclosure: We stayed at the Pocono Palace free of charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine or my husbands.