A Family Affair

By Michelle Payer

From grand parties to family dinners, reunions, or “just because” – there’s never been a better time to celebrate, lift glasses of champagne, and dance under the stars. If Acqualina Resort feels like a grand escape, then the North Dunes are its private island retreat, situated steps from the sand. Sink your toes in the manicured lawn and feel grounded to nature in this seaside sanctuary. Sip champagne before a lavish presentation of porcini-crusted tenderloin, Branzino with olive oil, white wine and cherry tomatoes or myriad culinary options. Everything tastes better when you’re surrounded by family under swaying palms, with smiling, intuitive service ensuring every glass is filled and every need is met. Should your vision include a unique poolside gathering, consider the Center Pool, with red-canopied cabanas that are transformed into elaborate food stations, creative cocktail bars and live music venues, giving guests the entire pool deck from which to celebrate.