Fire Island has always held a special place in my heart. One of the reasons for this is because my parents met there. I can remember spending summers there as a child and loving the beach and the bay. I used to paint seashells and sell them on the beach. Fire Island is (and will always be) a magical place for me and my family.
Last summer when we went to Fire Island, we stayed at The Fire Island Hotel and Resort in Ocean Bay Park
It was such an awesome experience (for the kids especially) that I called the Fire Island Hotel and Resort this year and asked if we could stay there again for three nights during the first week of September**
The Fire Island Hotel and Resort booked us a cabin with a double bed and we were on our way to Fire Island!
But first we got on the Long Island Railroad and headed to Bayshore to catch the ferry to Fire Island.
We got off the ferry and headed to the Fire Island Hotel and Resort, which was a five minute walk from the ferry in Ocean Bay Park.
We were greeted by the lovely Molly at the front desk of the hotel. She becomes a super hero at the end of this vacation. You’ll see why later.
Molly handed us the keys and we headed straight for our room. As soon as I unlocked room #36 the kids already felt at home:
We headed straight for the beach which was steps away from the hotel. We opened our door and were able to walk directly out onto the beach, which was beautiful!
After the beach we headed back to the pool at the Fire Island Hotel and Resort Ari and Samara loved the pool!
After the pool, we were hungry so we cooked up some salmon on the grill that they have on the facility. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our lunch because we were really hungry. 🙂
One of the most awesome parts of staying at the Fire Island Hotel and Resort was that even when we weren’t at the beach or the pool, the kids always had a place to play. The view out of the window of our room reveals a fond grassy spot that Ari and Samara had fun running around:
We loved our stay at The Fire Island Hotel and Resort and we would absolutely come back again. It’s an awesome place for families. The kids loved it so much that they didn’t want to leave!
On our last night in Fire Island, something unexpected happened. The kids and I were on the beach, and my flip flops washed away into the ocean with the tide. I had no shoes to go home with! Molly, the wonderful woman at the front desk of the Fire Island Hotel gave me the shoes off her feet so that I could make it safely home. That’s love people, that is love.
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**Full disclosure: the above is a sponsored post from the Fire Island Hotel and Resort. I received three nights stay in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed here are my own.