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Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Recently my little family had the opportunity to experience the lush luxuriance of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. We spent a leisurely afternoon soaking up the sun at their desert oasis of pools and water features. So fun!

We started out with a trip down the lazy river. I was a bit concerned how well this would go with our 2 year-old daughter, Jax. She’s never been on an inner tube and prefers to spend her time in the water splashing and jumping instead of relaxing and floating. My worry was short lived when we saw the resort offered double-sided inner tubes. This allowed my husband and I to share a tube and put her in the middle. She laid on her belly and got plenty of splashing in!

Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

We took a break from the water to enjoy a poolside lunch brought to our shaded lounge chairs. The service was prompt, and surprisingly, our food came out quickly. It was delicious too!

Next we made our way to a small pool adjacent to a splash pad. This was where we ended up spending the majority of our day because Jax loved the splash pad, she preferred it to the pool. I thought it was brilliant to have one close to a pool allowing parents to swim and relax while keeping a close eye on their kids.

My husband and I took turns going to the slide because we could not pull Jax away from the splash pad. The slide was great, on the small side, but you still get good speed for a huge splash at the end. I love water slides and this one did not disappoint.


Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

The JW Marriott is an upscale resort and the luxury shows in every detail. The grounds are immaculate, the service impeccable and the pools pristine. We felt welcomed and pampered from the moment we checked in.

The resort is only a few miles from our home but we can’t wait to take advantage of the special rates they having going on right now. And you can get in on the fun too!

Now through November 23, 2014, the resort is offering the Fling & Swing Experience with rates starting at $169/night. The rate includes a $50 DAILY resort credit, a round of golf, FREE kids meals (with paying adult), and free resort fee. You will also get free parking, a free appetizer or dessert, free internet and free tennis. THAT IS A LOT OF FREEBIES!

Book here online and use promotional code ZJ5 to book the Fling & Swing Experience here or call 1-800-721-6996 and mention the code ZJ5.

Check out other JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort specials and offers here.

Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

I was not financially compensated for this post. The resort provided pool passes in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated here are entirely my own. 

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