The Shores Resort & Spa is a unique hotel resort located along the edge of Shores Barrier Island, in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida. Featuring 212 guest rooms, it is the only AAA Four-Diamond hotel in Daytona Beach, bringing you luxurious accommodations and the Daytona Beach views and atmosphere.

This unique hotel and spa resort offers dining, relaxing, and sheer comfort to its guests and would suit couples looking for a romantic retreat as well as families wishing to spend quality, fun time together. There is an outdoor saltwater pool, Jacuzzi and cabanas along the beach to enjoy the white sands and sparkling Atlantic Ocean, while sampling one of the many drinks available from the Tiki Bar. The on-site spa offers many services to pamper guests and soothe away their stress. The Shores Resort & Spa has something for every traveler’s need or desire while away on vacation.

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1.The Shores Resort Rooms & Suites

The Shores Resort Rooms & Suites  

Within the walls of The Shores Resort & Spa lie luxurious, lavish accommodations fit for a king. With over 500 square feet of living area, each room comes complete with a four-poster feather pillow-top bed for a great night’s sleep. You can relax in your room and watch a television show or movie on your 42-inch flat screen TV with DVD player included.

You can bring along your iPod since the room is equipped with an iHome player. With easy access to free Wi-Fi throughout the entire resort, you can stay connected whether it be for business or pleasure. The bathrooms are done in an elegant Italian marble and feature doorless showers. If you happen to forget any of your toiletries at home, the room comes equipped with some of the most luxurious toiletries for you to use. To keep your belongings secure, you have use of the in-room safe for the duration of your stay. Rooms may also include a mini fridge and coffee maker for your convenience and enjoyment.

If you opt for a room with a view, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. For a gorgeous view over the city, you can request a room on floors from five to nine. If you only wish to see the beautiful waterways, you should be sure to request an oceanfront room, since the ocean view rooms would also include some city street views as well. If you are looking to have your own personal cabana, you may wish to reserve a Cabana Room where you will enjoy a cabana attached to your room on the pool deck or beach entrance.

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2.Dining at The Shores Resort

Dining at The Shores Resort  

Guests at The Shores Resort & Spa will enjoy the beachfront dining experience of Azure, the on-site restaurant which serves up tempting ocean-inspired dishes in an elegant setting. You can opt to eat in the dining room or outside on the patio overlooking the ocean. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for added convenience.

Many past guests rave about Lou’s omelets for breakfast. There is a private room available, The Sandpiper room, which is oceanfront and opens to the Azure Lounge as well. Should you wish to enjoy a meal in your room, you can order from Azure for 24-hour room service. At poolside, the Tiki Bar has a delicious snack type menu which also includes s’mores.

Guests can sit back and enjoy the casual oceanfront atmosphere at The Azure Lounge, which is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. They offer an extensive drink selection, something for every taste. The décor is done in rich wood furnishings and features plasma televisions for guests viewing while lounging in the bar area. The outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy a cool beverage while overlooking the ocean. If you wish to enjoy your drink poolside, the Tiki Bar is the perfect place to order your cocktail and enjoy the breeze, gaze at the fire pit or just relax in an Adirondack chair.

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3.The Spa

The Spa  

Indulge is the resort’s on-site full service day spa which offers many packages and treatments to help melt away your stress and enhance the enjoyment of your vacation. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is best to make reservations for your treatment to ensure you receive your desired time slot and treatment option.

The spa is 2500 square feet and boasts six treatment rooms in total. There is a Vichy shower for guests to enjoy, as well as the Indulge boutique for any luxurious spa products you wish to purchase. They offer a couple’s package, the Bliss, which includes an 80-minute massage in their couple’s room using body oils and essential oils to enhance the experience. After that, couples soak together in a claw foot bathtub, by candlelight. This is followed by an essential oils pedicure and glasses of champagne to sip on together while hydrating their faces with a Lavender masque.

There are other packages available as well as individual treatments should you wish to only have a massage, or a facial treatment. Within the Spa, there is also a salon which provides facial and body depilation services, make-up applications, and manicures and pedicures. One unique feature of Indulge are their Ritual services.

These rituals include their seasonal aromatherapy soaks using essential oils and other bath blends for your complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Signature rituals, special to Indulge are “The Shores of Java”, “Radiance & Devotion,” and “Art of Caring”. These rituals should be reserved in advance. For a soothing, tension releasing massage, you can opt for one of many different styles available. An added bonus is if you wish to have your massage done in your room, you can book this ahead of time and feel comfortable within your own space, in your own time.

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4.Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

If you are getting married, The Shores Resort & Spa offers wedding and honeymoon packages for the happy couple. Wedding ceremonies are held at the open-air Ocean Terrace, which accommodates anywhere from two to 200 guests. The second level of the terrace is a perfect setting to host your guests for cocktails after the ceremony before heading into one of the gorgeous ballrooms for dinner and the reception.

There is the Grand Ballroom with its traditional layout and elegance, the ocean ballroom or the Intracoastal ballroom. Each one has floor to ceiling windows for views that are breathtaking. The food is of the highest quality and will be sure to please even the most discerning guest. For other events, including conferences, there are many options for groups of all sizes.

The 11 meeting rooms can accommodate groups from two to 765 people. Rooms and spaces are located both indoors and outdoors depending upon your needs, including two oceanfront boardrooms. There are full audiovisual capabilities as well as technical staff on-site to assist with your technical needs. The extensive menu selections will feed your guests/attendees and allow them to leave satisfied.

All guests of The Shores Resort & Spa can enjoy the Daytona area golf courses but especially the two LPGA courses close by. Not only are these courses amongst the favorite of golfers worldwide, but guests receive special discounted rates for these two courses. They feature 36 holes and combine two very different styles of course design to suit every golfer’s preference and to challenge even the pro.

The Champions course is a Reese Jones signature course which boasts tranquility within its marshy areas and beautiful nature-rich outlying space. There are many different water hazards and bunkers to challenge you along the way. The Legends course was designed by Arthur Hills and is a terrific balance of power, finesse, and fun and of course, strategy.

The green spaces are tight with many bunkers to keep the challenge level high as well as some type of water threatening your score at more than half the holes.

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5.Family Services and Kids Club

Family Services and Kids Club  

The Shores Resort & Spa is family-friendly and kid-friendly too. There is a Kids Club with fun programming all run by experienced counsellors to ensure your children enjoy their vacation in Daytona Beach. The activities are planned for all age levels to include all children. There are poolside activities such as crafts, games and trivia, and even beachside fun.

If Mom and Dad wish to enjoy a quiet, private evening out, they can register to have their children in a Kid’s Night Out activities which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. There is a nominal charge for this service, but children will take part in theme parties, have dinner and snacks and participate in many other fun, interactive activities.

The Shores Resort & Spa is both eco-friendly as well as pet-friendly. You can bring along your furry companion and have them pampered as well with the pet pampering services including pet massages.

There is a two pet per room limit, both up to 50 pounds each and can include dogs and cats. With the pet-friendly room there are treats, food dishes, and special bedding. There is a small surcharge for having a pet in your room. There is a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Daytona airport, the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, and the nearby attractions and shopping should you wish to visit during your stay.

Guests can access the fitness center on-site to keep up with their workout regime even while on vacation. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day and is equipped with free weights, cardio machines, and 42-inch plasma televisions for guest’s enjoyment.

Extra activities are available should guests be looking for a little bit of fun, including horseshoes, tennis—with eight clay courts and one hard court, bocce ball and shuffleboard. Guests can relax while taking part in complimentary Yoga classes held three mornings per week. Bikes, surf boards and paddleboards are available for renting as well.

Room rates start at $109 per night.

2637 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118, Phone: 386-767-7350

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