Disclosure: We were invited to spend a couple days enjoying the Waterstone Resort and Marina in Boca, FL in exchange for sharing our honest opinion on Life with Lisa.
If you have never been to Boca Raton, Florida (fondly known as “Boca”) you are definitely missing out. Not only can you find some of the best shopping around at Mizner Park, The Shops at Boca Center, and Town Center at Boca Raton but you will find incredible eateries as well as nightlife. The Waterstone Resort & Marina is the place to stay if your wanting to shop with the girls for a fun weekend, enjoy the water recreations such as sailing, scuba, paddle boarding or kayaking or just want to get away from it all on a romantic weekend.
With the seamless blend of water and stone comes Waterstone Resort & Marina a dramatic re-envisioning of the former Boca Bridge Hotel.Waterstone Resort & Marina features custom-made furnishings and artwork curated specifically for the hotel, creating a contemporary, chic atmosphere unique to the conventional Boca Raton area.
Upon arrival we found the room perfect. The entire feel of the resort just made me relaxed. I loved standing in the lobby area watching all the families, couples, and women come in with all their shopping bags. It was evident from the start there was going to be some shopping going on during our stay so the front desk arranged for us to be dropped off at Mizner Park for the evening; complimentary, of course. They have free shuttle service within a 3 mile radius, including the beach!
We started our next day bright and early and explored both the city and the resort. Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway just 300 yards from the beach we had a hard time deciding if we wanted to enjoy the day by the pool or on the beach. We choose the pool. James sampled some of the drinks from the pool bar and we enjoyed a snack of Parmesan Truffle French Fries from the Waterstone Bar & Grill. It was great watching the boats come in and the draw bridge going up and down. There were even some boaters that tied up at the hotel to come dock and dine. It was such a relaxing day.
Later in the evening we got ready for our dinner at Boca Landing. The service was amazing and our waitress was so nice. The atmosphere was perfect as we choose a very early dinner and we were able to watch the storm come in over the water. The meal was amazing and the dessert was divine. We decided to sample some of the items on the menu such as the Petite Platter featuring fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, rock shrimp and ceviche. I’m just not a huge fan of ceviche but we devoured the other items. We also enjoyed the Charcuterie Plate for 2 with artisanal meats, cheese, duck pate, marinated olives, and veggies. The crusty bread made for the perfect accompaniment. Our main meal was the Grilled Filet Mignon with asparagus, whipped potatoes and a broken foie gras sauce. I loved the sauce as I’m a huge foie gras fan.
This is a place we plan on returning to – soon. It is just perfect for a quiet, laid back get away.