A coastal town resort delivers delight–and a taste of the sea in Ponte Vedra Beach
THE VIBE: Thanks to its 93-year history, there’s an old Florida energy to this sprawling beachfront property, which boasts 262 rooms, nearly all with ocean views and pops of yellow in a Mediterranean motif. With two eighteen-hole championship golf courses; a tranquil, 30,000 square-foot spa; tennis courts galore; and more than a mile of coastline to explore, there’s plenty of space for socially distant relaxation.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Along with the pristine Atlantic shoreline, the property is spread out over nearly three hundred acres ready to be explored by bike, foot, kayak, or with a golf club in hand. Jacksonville is a twenty-minute drive if you’re looking for city exposure.
THE FOOD SCENE: Nearly a dozen eateries pepper the property, so all you have to decide is your preferred view. Windows offer a dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic inside the grand second-story Seahorse Grill, where you’ll find a wraparound aquarium and standout dishes, like scallops alongside mascarpone grits, plus steaks and pastas. Book the chef’s table for a front-row seat to the kitchen and a ten-course tasting menu. At the Golf Club Dining Room, watch as players attempt a challenging par-three while lunching on conch chowder and club sandwiches. There’s also a Surf Deck Grille steps away from the pool; the Tavern for french 75s and craft beers; and a Beachside Snack Bar for burgers and dogs to go.
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