Spring break if right around the corner, and for the active and fit traveler, there are fabulous golf, tennis and winter resorts. Below are some of our favorite active experiences at hotels with offerings for the sports lover’s ideal spring break.
The Elevate Women’s Ski Camp is the perfect way to ski this spring. An all-women’s week-long ski camp, Elevate Women’s Ski Camp invites guests to improve their level of skiing at the world-renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while relaxing and dining in at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa. Fit for all skill levels, the camp includes four days of world-class instruction by top women coaches and headlining pro-athletes, dinners, après ski meals and Pilates classes to stretch and strengthen worn ski legs. Skiers will receive world-class instruction and ‘tech tips’ for skiing, tactics and strategies for tackling any kind of condition or terrain.
The Pines is a cozy ski-in/ski-out lodge providing a warm, intimate experience, with just 60 rooms and a small selection of deluxe condominiums and town homes. The Osprey has the closest location to a chairlift in North America at 26 feet and welcomes guests with a sophisticated, alpine-chic ambiance. New this year, The Osprey Fireside Grill offers a full farm-to-table menu complete with a hand-selected wine list, perfect for warming up after a long day on the slopes.
Golfers will love this challenging course at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples with the Tiburon Golf Course, a renown Greg Norman-designed golf courses. With a golf psychologist available for individual sessions, golfers can perfect their game at a whole new level.
Half Moon, A RockResort is an ideal spring break getaway for families of golf lovers, as it offers a variety of programs through its Golf Academyincluding a two-hour family beginners’ golf program. The program includes an introductory clinic covering the basics of both the short game and full swing.
Fairmont Mayakoba, (a favorite of ours), is home to the expansive WillowStreamSpa, which offers a Golf Performance Treatment Massageto improve guests’ performance and avoid injury. With a combination of massage, stretching and acupressure, the treatments improves balance and swing rotation for distance and accuracy, making it ideal for the golf-loving spring breaker who wants to relax, while still improving his or her game.
What better way to enjoy a spring break vacation than at a charity event on the beach? This March, top tennis players (including Serena Williams!) will take the court at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami for the seventh consecutive All-Star Charity Tennis Event. Twenty-four amateurs are able to test their skills for the chance to challenge all-stars like Serena and Kei Nishikori. After a an afternoon of cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and great tennis, guests of the hotel can enjoy a meal at Cantina Beach where the on-site Tequilier hosts tequila tastings and pairings.
You’ll find something for players of every skill level at Rancho Valencia, Southern California’s No. 1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine consistently since 2008. Eighteen beautiful plexi-pave championship courts, make this the perfect destination for those who want to play a match or two over spring break. A staff of experienced USPTA and USPTR certified tennis professionals are eager to help players reach their full potential on the court with lessons and programs tailored to the individual. A few tennis offerings available are family tennis lessons, complimentary match play, daily tennis clinics, private lessons and more. For guests seeking even more, Rancho Valencia offers a Stay and Play tennis package combining a one night stay in the luxurious casitas with $175 tennis credit per person to use as they see fit.