Where to Spring Break for Sports Lovers

Where to Spring Break for Sports Lovers
The below are experiences at hotels with offerings for the sports lover’s ideal spring break.

Where to Swing a Raquet:

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami | Miami, FL (pictured)

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.

Ticket prices start at $95 per person for the All-Star Charity Tennis Event

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, Calif.

With a renowned tennis facility that offers something for players of every skill level, Rancho Valencia has been rated as Southern California's No. 1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine consistently since 2008. A setting of bouganvillea and citrus groves offers a serene, scenic backdrop for the 18 beautiful plexi-pave championship courts, making 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 a dynamic tennis experience, 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.

Where to Golf:

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples | Naples, FL

Golfers rejoice at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples with the Tiburon Golf Course, a renown Greg Norman-designed golf courses. Golfers will have the luxury of playing on the very course that the PGA Tour Franklin Templeton Shootout and the CME Group Tour Championship are hosted each year. With a Golf psychologist available for individual sessions, golfers can perfect their game at a whole new level. To seal the deal and get their game ‘up to par’ golfers can also order a custom golf clubs, made to order and based off of an individual’s swing to help improve their game.

Half Moon, A RockResort | Montego Bay, Jamaica

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 Academy including a two-hour family beginners’ golf program. The program includes an introductory clinic covering the basics of both the short game and full swing. Families can perfect their game together with individual coaching from one of the golf pros that are exclusive to the Golf Academy, and finish off the day lounging at the private beach.

Fairmont Mayakoba | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba, a AAA Five Diamond Award winning tropical resort is home to the expansive Willow Stream Spa, which offers a Golf Performance Treatment Massage to improve guests' performance and avoid injury. This massage is exclusive to Willow Stream Spa and endorsed by world-class golf instructor David Leadbetter and professional golfer Charles Howell III. 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.

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club | Cape Cod, MA

Home to Cape Cod’s only Nicklaus Design golf course, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is a great destination for golf enthusiasts this spring. The resort offers the Ocean Edge Golf Academy where players of all levels and ages can participate in half-day workshops with a dedicated staff, private lessons with PGA golf professionals, or nightly events such as ‘Wednesday Women’s Workshop,’ ‘Monday & Wednesday Night Pee Wee Golf,’ and ‘Friday Night Fun.’ This spring, Ocean Edge Resort is offering a 15% off Spring Break special when two nights are booked between April 8th and April 30th at The Mansion at Ocean Edge, adjacent to the historic Victorian-style Nickerson Mansion, or one-bedroom villas at The Villages at Ocean Edge Resort, which feature kitchenettes, washer/dryers and separate bedroom and living areas complete with pullout sleep sofas.

Where to Extend Your Winter:

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa | Jackson Hole, WY

The Elevate Women’s Ski Camp is the perfect way to keep the winter fun rolling right into 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 luxury at the AAA Four Diamond 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. Over the camp, skiers are filled with world-class instruction and 'tech tips' for skiing, tactics and strategies for tackling any kind of condition or terrain, equipment discussions, and fun!

The camp with lift access starts at $1,125

The Pines Lodge, A RockResort and The Osprey, A RockResort | Beaver Creek, CO

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 is boasting the closest location to a chairlift in North America at 26 feet and welcomes guests with a sophisticated, alpine-chic ambiance that continues into each and every guest room. The Osprey offers 45 luxurious accommodations and two penthouse residences, sophisticated alpine-chic décor, a premier après scene, and posh, yet playful services and amenities. 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.