Mother’s Day Hotel Stays

Treat the martriarch in your life to a stay at one of these gems in Vernon, Maui or Bath in England.
 

Photo courtesy of Grand Wailea

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Retreat, Vernon, B.C.

Perched atop a granite ridge, this getaway overlooks deep-blue Lake Okanagan on one side and faces the Monashee Mountains on the other. Echoing its dazzling exterior view, the hotel’s ceilings and chandeliers twinkle with Swarovski crystals. Rooms feature wood-frame beds and crystal wall and fireplace features, while bathrooms feature walk-through showers with glass doors and tubs adjacent to massive windows with lake or mountain views. The resort’s crowning jewel is KurSpa and its indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms and saunas. Its in-house café Barrique & Java transforms into an evening wine bar. For Mother’s Day, consider booking the Girls’ Getaway package, which includes a three-course dinner, a $100 spa credit and access to all KurSpa amenities. Rates from $335. —Gwendolyn Richards

The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England

A UNESCO World Heritage Site two-and-a-half hours west of London, the city of Bath features Roman-built baths and Georgian-era architecture. Here you’ll find the 18th century Gainsborough hotel with its honey-coloured, Bath-stone exterior. Rooms feature tall windows and Egyptian-cotton bed linen. Visit the property’s Spa Village Bath with its replica Roman mosaic floor, which protects the original underneath. Its self-guided bath-house circuit includes a thermal-pool soak and infra-red or traditional sauna stops. Cool off with lavender ice and then hit the steam room. Opt for a magnesium wrap with Turkish salt scrub and full-body massage. Finish with dinner at The Gainsborough Restaurant: smoked mackerel with compressed cucumber, salmon ballotine and horseradish mousseline and an aged gin cocktail. Rates from £285. —Diane Bolt

Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Fronted by Maui’s beautiful Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea resort gives visitors many compelling reasons to stay, from yoga and watersports to its nine swimming pools complete with caves, waterfalls and even the world’s first water elevator, an inflatable tube that lifts guests from pool level to the top of its waterslide. Hawaii’s largest spa has 40 treatment rooms and lives up to the resort’s grand name, with aromatherapy pools and luxurious treatments that employ local ingredients such as honey and macadamia nuts. Whether you’re celebrating mom this month or simply enjoying island life, make sure to ask for Table 70 at the award-winning Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant. Set over a saltwater lagoon, it’s one of the most transcendent spots on all of Maui in which to watch the sunset. Rates from $395. —Alyssa Schwartz

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