Just because I grew up in San Antonio, doesn't mean I don't still love exploring it. We traveled back to San Antonio for my mom's wedding right before Christmas and enjoyed the pre-wedding prep at La Cantera Resort. Listen, I'm not going to lie to you, the breakfast was my favorite part but I was too pregnant hungry to actually get any photos of it. Like, my eyes went wide and all I saw was the food. I have no shame.
But luckily, I took time before breakfast to go and snap some photos of the property while everyone else was still asleep. It's such a lovely property. I stayed here the night before my wedding as well, but we stayed on the main property and I still had about a million things to do so I didn't end up getting to explore it.
This time since there were several of us staying for pre-wedding activities we opted for staying in the Villas, which are basically the suites of the property. I've stayed in suites before, but this was something special. I've honest to god never experienced better customer service or better amenities. We were greeted so kindly, immediately, and offered cocktails on the house. I opted for coffee, of course, given my swollen belly and affinity to the caffeinated beverage.
After checking us in, they had the audacity to ask me if we wanted complimentary smores kits to enjoy by the fire pit. *stares blankly* Is that a real question? So obviously we made smores by the fire pit once it got dark. It was honestly the best time, sitting around with my siblings, my husband, my mom, and all the kiddos, enjoying funny stories and listening as my mom suggested "Thor" as baby boy Balbontins name for the 54th time since finding out we were having a boy.
The staff catered to our every need and even brought my mom a handwritten card and warm cookies once they found out we were there celebrating her upcoming wedding. I'm telling you, the customer service was stellar and so genuine.
The Best Amenities
of the Villas at La Cantera Resort
Complimentary valet parking, Complimentary personal resort cart, high-quality baby gear for families who are traveling, Bvlgari Personal care products, a heated pool and hot tub, Harman Kardon bluetooth speakers, Rivolta Carmignani luxury bedding, Nespresso VertuoLine coffee, private patios, insane televisions and way too comfortable lounging areas.
I mean, you guys, this place seriously was what dreams are made of. I wish I could fully express the phenomenal experience I had here. Not one single complaint. In fact, I hadn't planned on documenting this trip for my blog originally. I was just planning on enjoying each moment and being fully emerged in the experience until I was just so fricken impressed I knew I had to start documenting it and share it with you guys.
So basically, you're welcome, because I just introduced you to your next best vacation ever. I'm already planning my next trip here post-baby, kid-free, just with Daniel. Anniversary trip here we come.
But back to this trip. My only regret is that we didn't understand the full level of how amazing it was going to be, and book an extra night to fully experience it.
One thing we did get to experience before we left though, was Loma de Via Spa, which made my mom feel like a queen on her wedding day. Between hair and makeup, golf cart rides around the property, a delicious breakfast buffet, and ummm, the best coffee shop ever, we ended our stay at La Cantera Resort with all of the heart eyes and plans to come back as soon as possible.