5 Romantic Tennis Getaways

5 Romantic Tennis Getaways

  5 Romantic   Tennis  Getaways

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Romantic tennis, anyone? 

What could make a romantic getaway for two even better? Well, pristine tennis courts in a beautiful tropical setting is one way to get the attention of the tennis obsessed traveler in love. When our world returns to normal and covid-free vacations are back in full swing, consider taking your significant other to one of these incredible resorts equipped with all the tennis you can handle. Here are five of the best you’ll find in the world, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

1. Omni Rancho Palmas Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, California)

Escape to the Coachella Valley at the Omni Rancho Palmas Resort & Spa, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of  mountains and palm trees. 444 Spanish Colonial-Inspired rooms treat you to elegance and comfort while experiencing a relaxed desert lifestyle.

Images courtesy of Omni Rancho Palmas

 A myriad of activities in the area include golf, premier shopping, rock-climbing, guided hikes and plenty of other options for the adventurous types seeking full days. For a slower paced vacation, the resort hosts a world class pool and spa that is sure to ease the stress of day to day life. 

Most intriguing to us, of course, is the spectacular tennis facility where 18 courts sprawl across the beautifully manicured grounds. Blue skies and mountain peaks serve as the backdrop to a casual hit, or a variety of clinics designed for a wide range of skill levels. It also offers a Pro Shop, racquet stringing, private lessons, and 7 lit courts for any lovebirds looking for some late night tennis. 

2. Carlisle Bay Resort (Antigua)

Relax on the white sand of Antigua as you gaze out at the turquoise water and emerald green rainforest, wondering why you spent so much time stressing over your double faults and questionable racquet pronation.

Images courtesy of Carlisle Bay Resort

Carlisle Bay Resort is located on a horseshoe bay on the South Western shore of the island of Antigua, showcasing a haven of tranquility and seclusion in this Caribbean wonderland. With a plethora of activities, you’ll never need to step foot outside of the resort to keep yourself entertained, including Cara Organic Beauty Spa, yoga pavilion, water sports centre, library, and private screening room. This is of course if you can pull yourself away from the beachside relaxation. Tantalize your palate at the wide range of dining options, from casual on-the-beach dinners, to high end fine dining.

In our opinion, however, you really get your money’s worth when taking advantage of the nine dazzling tennis courts just a few steps from the Caribbean seaside. Take in the beauty with your significant other and enjoy a set or two before treating yourself to a couples massage. Four of the courts are lit for night tennis for those who enjoy a cooler temperature when on the court. Equipment is complementary and various clinics are available for all levels, including private sessions, cardio tennis and group lessons.

3. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, California)

Immerse yourself in comfort and luxury at the exquisite Omni La Costa Resort & Spa just north of San Diego in Carlsbad, California. Take advantage of the award-winning resort spa and enjoy two championship golf courses, as well as eight immaculate pools.

Images courtesy of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Unwind and pamper yourselves with a host of attentive amenities that you and your partner can enjoy together. If you’re feeling recharged, take in the waves at one of the nearby beaches or delight in some California retail therapy. Seven mouthwatering restaurants give you plenty of options for dining, where you can overlook the hills of La Costa or watch the golfers tackle the back 9.

All of this plays second fiddle to the tennis facility that boasts 17 courts, including hard courts, clay courts, and a 1,000 seat stadium. Seven of the courts are equipped with lights for night tennis, and the club offers ball machine and racquet rentals. Private lessons, group lessons and daily clinics give you the option to work on your strokes, or if you prefer some one on one hitting you’re welcome to occupy one of the many courts. A marvelous getaway for two tennis players in love.

4. Curtain Bluff (Antigua, West Indies)

Depart to paradise and board a plane arm in arm to Curtain Bluff in Antigua, West Indies, where this glorious Caribbean resort awaits. An enchanting island utopia tucked away on Antigua’s southside, you will be treated to breathtaking views surrounded by the opulent Caribbean sea.

Images courtesy of Curtain Bluff

A haven for those seeking relaxation, water sports, island beaches, and of course tennis. Treat yourselves to one of their glorious suites that include private plunge pools, sweeping veranda’s, and private sunbathing. Rejuvenate in their 5,000 square foot spa that is only feet from the sea, or unwind in one of their beachside yoga classes. You’ll be hard-pressed to run out of activities, as the resort includes snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming pool, squash courts, waterskiing, shuffleboard and a fitness center, among others. Two world renown restaurants will delight the senses, and nearly 4,000 bottles of wine are featured in one of the finest wine cellars in the Caribbean.

Once you’re through marveling at this exquisite oasis, grab your racquet and head to one of four championship hard courts, all lit for night play. A dedicated pro shop sits just steps from the water, and private lessons are available. You’ll be forgiven if you lose focus on the ball, as you look to a backdrop of palm trees, turquoise water and lush, green hills. 

5. Maya Ubud (Bali)

Grab your partner and your racquets and run off to this otherworldly tropical dreamland. Deep in the heart of Bali, Indonesia, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa transports you to a world of lush landscapes and euphoric river valleys.

Images courtesy of Maya Ubud

Choose between forest views, jacuzzi suites, or heavenly pool villas to catch up on your rest, and once recharged take in one of the many relaxing activities the resort has to offer. Enjoy morning yoga, cooking classes, afternoon tea, and forest trail hikes. Or, take a walk through the jade-coloured foliage to the wellness spa pavilion where invigorating spa treatments are offered within the confines and raw beauty of the rainforest. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, consider one of their dining options, including nourishing spa-inspired dishes, internationally themed dinners, a terrace bar perched above the Ubud valley, and an open-air dining pavilion. There’s also a cake shop if you needed another reason. Choose dining in private tranquility, and have breakfast set afloat in your luxury pool, or savor your dinner prepared by a private chef on your in-villa grill.

While this resort doesn’t offer the multitude of tennis courts that some of the other destinations do, it more than makes up for it in location. The lighted hard court gives you serene forest backdrops and stunning surroundings to play a set or two. Equipment is provided and the locker room includes showers. Play hard, grab a recovery meal from the cafe, and maybe head back to the spa for a post-game massage. After all, you’re on vacation.

Have you been lucky enough to visit any of these resorts? Or did we miss any that we should visit? Let us know in the comments!

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