Here is a picture of the large lobby area...notice the huge colorful Christmas balls hanging from the ceiling!
Even the check out/check in counter had a beautiful display behind it, including life-like and true-to-size soldiers....shocking at first!
The area next to the coffee shop was beautifully decorated with a sleigh with a santa bear pulled by huskies...magnificent!
Even the shops in the Beau had beautiful displays.
Yes, it's the right time of the year to visit the Beau and make sure you join their M Life Club on-line before you go. There are several hotel/casinos connected to the M Life Club...many in Las Vegas and the more you gamble, the higher your tier in the Club. We've managed to reach the Pearl (or 2nd) Tier....not big gamblers but the
Beau Rivage sends us several great offers throughout the year.
This time, we received an offer for a round-trip flight from West Palm Beach to Biloxi, 3 nights in the beautiful hotel, shuttles between the airport and hotel, and free play when we arrived at the casino. By the way, the free play covered the cost of our package so we were able to enjoy this mini vacation free! (except for the $$ we gave back to the Beau, of course).
When we arrived at the M Life Players Club, we were given our free play (covering the cost of our trip), plus an additional $200 in free play (their Christmas gift to Pearl Players during the first half of December) and a beautiful Beau Rivage microfiber jacket, another gift to Pearl players.
Each tier of the M Life Club has different offers for players....we've noticed the big players sitting in first class on the plane and the limos are waiting to take them to the casino. (We're just on the 2nd tier so we ride the bus.) But what a terrific 3 days.....oh, and when you play, you're also rewarded with "comps" which can be spent on food or in some of the shops!
While we were there, we also went next door to the Hard Rock. Peggy received a Christmas offer in the mail from this casino and on one day, she picked up a free 3 pc. cookie sheet set....
and on another day, the Hard Rock gave her an electric Oster turkey roaster free!
We took turns dragging it back to the Beau....that baby was heavy --it roasts a 20# turkey!--and it felt like the turkey was also in the box.
We also took some time away from the slot machines by grabbing a cab to the Edgewater Mall on Beach Blvd. It's a whopping $18 cab ride (next time we'll call Uber) but we DID have a singing karaoke cab driver who serenaded us until cars started honking. Just another crazy adventure, folks!
The Mall itself wasn't decorated very well for Christmas (but remember, we just left the spectacular Beau) but we found a lovely shop called "My Oh My" filled with Christmas trees, each decorated with a theme....
The Cowboy Tree The Beach Tree
In a main part of the Mall we spotted this beautiful horse -- it's made from the driftwood left after Hurricane Katrina.
Our singing cab driver also pointed out several wooden sculptures in the center median on our way to the Mall which had been carved from the dead trees after Katrina. Biloxi and Gulfport were devastated....the casinos were built on barges in the water....but most have rebuilt on land and both cities seem to have recovered very well. We still miss the Grand Casino/Hotel in Gulfport which was totally destroyed.
After doing a little Christmas shopping, we headed back to the Beau and sat in the bar playing slot machines and sipping Kahlua and cream made by our favorite bartender, Jimmy.
We headed out to take a few more pictures of the lobby area....
And we discovered this neat interactive photo machine. You can take selfies with several foregrounds and post them in facebook, in emails, etc.
After each long day at the Beau Rivage, it was great to come back to our beautiful, huge, clean room with comfy beds!
Thanks, Beau Rivage, for a great trip and Merry Christmas from
the Travelin' Sisters!
the Travelin' Sisters!