I bet based on that title you’re thinking that I walked away with a pile of cash. Spoiler alert…I didn’t, but I did win big in other ways!
I stayed at Pala Casino Spa & Resort just outside Temecula over Labor Day weekend and it was just what the doctor ordered! Want to know my top 5 reasons to come here? Pool, pool, pool, pool, and pool! Why, because Pala Casino has 5 pools! If I could live here, I would, just for the pools! What’s really neat about the pools, is that they’re heated with in-water chaise lounges and built-in shallow seating. The pool area also offers two hot tubs, daybeds, cabanas, and poolside service from the cafe.
I’ve heard good things about the spa here at Pala before, but I can tell you now that I’ve been here, it actually exceeded their reputation! After checking in, I was escorted into the locker room and given a private and secure locker with a bathrobe and slippers to wear during my visit. I eagerly prepared for my massage and it was the most relaxing 50 minutes I’ve had in a very long time. I love their use of essential oils throughout the massage process as it really helped me to block out everything else and relax into each touch. Since I’ve never truly had a whole spa experience before I didn’t even prepare myself for all the extra amenities they had to offer. Post massage, they have a beverage station to hydrate yourself and there are coed hot tubs outside. But the true indulgence was within the walls of my locker room. Saunas, steam rooms, and outdoor showers oh my! I chose to continue my relaxation in the hot tub, followed by an iced facial washcloth scented with cucumbers and essential oils. Simple but very indulgent, soothing, and exactly what I needed!
Dinner was at Sushi Sake, the walk-up sushi bar in the casino area. I’ll warn you that it is in the smoking area near some slot machines, but if you aren’t too sensitive to the smoke, then you’ll be fine. Would you try a sushi pizza? If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s on their menu! Their rolls are BIG and filling, so keep that in mind when you’re ordering. I don’t know about you, but I often get a little overzealous when ordering sushi because eventually, all that rice catches up with you, haha.
It was #SundayFunday so my brunch included a breakfast burrito and a Miami Vice. What’s a Miami Vice? A glorious mix of Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada, and it’s the perfect beverage for a poolside brunch. What’s so special about my burrito? WELL, since you asked, lol, it was served with some yummy potatoes and deliciously fresh salsa!
I’m planning my next getaway to Pala Casino already because I miss their pools and spa soo much! What looks most exciting to you about Pala Casino? Let me know down below, I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time, happy eating and staycationing!