We had the absolute best time at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. We recently took a family trip down to SoCal and it was the perfect getaway!! The moment we arrived, it was just… WOW!! Every corner was a dream and the aesthetic was everything!
It really had a family-friendly feel, coupled with the ability to still feel romantic/exclusive for parents. We stayed almost entirely at the hotel and, I swear, I never felt like I wanted to leave for a second. They had everything: gorgeous pools, cabanas, restaurants, open space for outdoor games, the beach, and so much more!!
Our first day was pretty chill, but the second day we had the most amazing roast and toast at AVEO Table + Bar! It was the perfect place to just relax, have a nice night out with the family, eat some insanely good food, and drink some wine. The staff there are so amazing as well!! They took such great care of us and seemed genuinely kind and happy to be there.
I mean just look at this food!! We ate every meal at the resort and it was NEVER a bad one. Everything we ate felt like we were at a five star restaurant, even simple meals by the pool like french fries or fried chicken. See for yourself.
Some of my favorite moments were the most simple. Chilling in our cabana, watching the kids play in the pool or playing soccer with the whole family on the grass were moments I will forever hold in my heart. I’ve always dreamed about being able to travel more as a family and this trip really opened my eyes to how much God has blessed us to be able to do things like this.
After only a couple days, this place became a beautiful escape for the whole family. It was amazing to do something new with everyone that we all could enjoy. Ben and I truly felt like we were on a glamorous couples retreat, while the kids felt like they were in their own kingdom where they could drive in cool golf cart transportation, do crazy acrobatic jumps into the pool, and then go run off into the ocean. We never once felt bored or like there was nothing fun for all of us to do.
I will forever be grateful for memories like this with my family! I so appreciate the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort for making my family feel so at home while giving us a gorgeous beach getaway. It’s definitely a place I plan on returning to in the near future!!