Restful & Refined

Recharge seaside at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a sanctuary of oceanfront living and top-notch accommodations

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, quite literally has the ocean at its doorstep. The exclusive residential community is sited along the Atlantic coast, just 22 miles southeast of Jacksonville and an approximately 40-minute car ride from the Jacksonville International Airport.

For visitors in search of a seaside Floridian escape with top-notch conveniences, Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts offers two oceanfront properties: the AAA Five Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and the AAA Four Diamond Lodge & Club. And while each property offers its own distinct experience, Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts offers reciprocal access, so guests at one property can enjoy the amenities of the other.

The historic Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, which rings in its 90th anniversary this year, comprises 249 guest rooms in 10 low-rise buildings that sprawl along the coast; open your patio door and the sand will be only steps away. Dining options are plenty, but for dinner don’t miss the signature Seahorse Grille, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Located just 1.5 miles (a quick golf-cart or car ride) away, The Lodge & Club offers equally showstopping views, with 66 rooms and suites. The property includes The Sea View Grille, which offers panoramic views, a fire pit on the oceanfront lawn, and banquet and meeting facilities.

Whichever accommodations you choose, recreational activities are abundant and in close proximity. Enjoy an afternoon of oceanfront golf or play tennis at The Racquet Club. In celebration of The Inn & Club’s 90th anniversary, the resort is also offering themed dinners, balls and special events throughout 2018, in addition to a diamond aruvedya facial and 1920s-inspired cocktails. Get the royal treatment with a 90-year Anniversary Grand Celebration Package, which is priced at $90,000 and includes a private helicopter tour, a three-night stay in the penthouse suite, a personalized spa experience and private dinners, among a slew of other exclusive experiences.

If it’s relaxation you’re after, soak in the sun on the beach or at one of the six on-site pools—four at The Inn and two at The Lodge. Or visit The Inn’s 30,000-square-foot, award-winning spa and choose from more than 100 treatments. Between the two top-notch luxury resorts, options here are generous, and you may find yourself returning each season for a fresh experience or two.