This review was written by the Experimental Mommy. While travel expenses were provided, all opinions remain 100% mine.
With two daughters involved in many different activities, my husband and I are able to get some quality time with each other about, um…..never. Quite honestly, I think the last time we spent the night together away from the kids was at least four years ago. Sad but true. So, I could not have been more excited to head to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS for some time to relax and reconnect.
With many kisses and hugs (and thank yous to my parents for watching the kids), we headed out the door for a quick road trip to the State next door. The Beau Rivage sits majestically on the Gulf of Mexico, reaches 32 stories and employs more than 3,800 people. Upon entering the hotel and casino, it is easy to see why this is one of the most popular attractions on the Gulf Coast.
First step: check in. We were told to head to the VIP check in desk which was filled with complimentary water, tea and coffee. The staff was very friendly and got us into our room in no time. We headed up to the 25th floor to discover we had one heck of an amazing view!
Our room was very spacious and included a King size bed with double pillow top mattress, a 32″ flat screen TV, free Internet access and a sitting area with table and chairs. I will say that the huge bed looked very inviting to this Mom who is constantly on the go (the thought of taking a non-interrupted nap was almost too hard to pass up).
Alas, hubby and I headed to our couples massage appointment at The Spa at Beau Rivage. Now, I have had a few massages in my lifetime, but this was hubby’s first time. His anxiety over it only made me giggle which made for quite an interesting appointment. Our massage therapists were wonderful and made us both relax and enjoy the experience. The Spa was beautiful and no detail was forgotten. My favorite part was that there is a co-ed area with lounge chairs overlooking the pool where you can have room service bring you anything your heart desires. And you know what? It was quiet and no one asked me to take them to the potty or get them a drink. #winning
After we were nice and relaxed, we decided to catch the Saints playoff game from our cozy room. Since the Saints lost, I think all of the good from our massages went out the window and our blood pressure skyrocketed. But it sure was nice to watch the ENTIRE game together without interruption.
screaming cheering during the game worked up an appetite so we headed to Stalla, one of the casual restaurants in Beau Rivage, for a bite to eat. About the restaurant:
Stalla, Beau Rivage’s new Italian restaurant, creates just the right recipe for an evening of classic Italian food: a reasonably priced menu of gourmet selections paired with premium Italian wines and excellent, attentive service.
Walking into Stalla, you can smell the wood burning oven and immediately get a cozy feel from the decor and lighting. The only thing I didn’t like about the restaurant is the seating for couples. We were having such a great time reconnecting and talking about things we never have time to discuss. But the seating for tables of two are along a wall and very close together making it very easy to hear the conversation next to you. That being said, the food was A-MAZING. Hubby and I opted for an appetizer of blue crab cakes which we devoured in a short amount of time. I finally decided on the Beef Tenderloin which had a port wine reduction giving it a very unique and tasty flavor…almost sweet. LOVE.
The next morning, we had a take-out breakfast from The Roasted Bean which had some great options including fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, biscuit sandwiches and more. We loved being able to enjoy a quiet breakfast while watching the calmness of the Gulf. While we hated to leave, we did miss our kiddos and were ready to head home for some hugs and kisses. The Beau Rivage Biloxi was the perfect getaway for my husband and I.