PHOTO: This could be you if you win the latest hotel giveaway. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa)
They can’t all be gems. Some family vacations play out like a good old-fashioned Griswold disaster. Thankfully, there is a resort out there that gets that sentiment.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa wants to turn your vacation frowns upside down with a contest that asks you to dig deep for those holidays you would much rather forget.
The contest is called Vacay Replay, and it begins with you taking a glimpse at the resort’s Facebook page.
There is a handy little tab where you can post your photos or videos with what a press release explains as a “not-so-memorable family vacation” story, and for embarrassing yourself and your brood that had to suffer through that long ago holiday, the resort will give away a grand prize that is, well, grand.
You have until November 3 to dig deep for that tale of the flat tire you had in the middle of nowhere or that suspect continental breakfast that turned a vacation at the beach into one relegated to the hotel room.
While you have to worry about transportation and incidentals, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa offers a sweet deal to reboot your family vacation.
The grand prize offers five-nights and six days at the resort with accommodations for up to four in the Ocean View guestroom.
Besides being able to kick your feet up in luxury, you also get a daily breakfast buffet for four, a dinner for four; and a two-hour jet ski rental to splash around. There is a little something for parents as well with a pair of 50-minute seaside sanctuary treatments and something for the kids with two days at the Kids Club.
The incentives continue with a full day pass on the local water taxi, dinner for four at The Foundry, a round of golf for four and even a snorkeling session.
It’s a treasure trove for families that want to get out and explore the beauty and grandeur of the area, but first, you better prove that one of your previous holidays was a real stinker.