Melding together a delicate blend of quaint charm and timeless taste, Ponte Vedra Beach is a sophisticated, seaside wonderland less than an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville. Featuring a seemingly endless collection of activities, the area is of course known best for its world-class golf. Indeed, Ponte Vedra is nearly synonymous with golf and an idyllic destination for those who want to polish their game while also indulging their passion for fun and relaxation. While Ponte Vedra may be home to both the PGA Tour and the Players Cup, don’t let this beach community fool you – the resort town is home to a bevy of luxury hotels, spectacular beaches, quintessential shopping, fine dining and an abundance of white-hot nightspots that together create a destination that’s sporty, chic and decidedly decadent.
Where to Stay
Since its debut in 1928, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been a grand dame dedicated to wowing guests with her signature style of seaside luxury. Offering world-class golf, tennis, swimming, cycling and a wide array of children’s programs; the resort also features an excellent spa where guests may choose from more than one hundred blissful treatments and services, awe-inspiring ocean views and some of the toniest shopping this side of Fifth Avenue. As equally well-suited for business travel as it is for holiday, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s executive services include a 25,000sf, state of the art conference center, multilingual staff, and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 350.
Steps away from the Inn & Club is the Ponte Vedra Inn & Lodge. As elegant and lovely as its sister property, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Lodge is an intimate, bespoke oasis designed to showcase the very best of Florida’s northeastern coast from within a boutique hotel setting.
Situated adjacent to the unparalleled greens and tees of TPC Sawgrass, Marriott’s Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa puts a modern spin on the quintessential golf holiday. Recently renovated, the hotel’s freshly updated rooms and suites feature floor to ceiling windows that frame show-stopping views – and for those who’d like even more space to unwind, the resort’s spacious one and two bedroom villas afford sprawling luxury wrapped in an upscale, residential setting.
Where to Dine & Drink
With no shortage of fine dining venues throughout the entire area, Ponte Vedra is a gourmand’s dream come true. Ponte Vedra’s wide array of restaurants offer visitors the luxury of choice, providing options perfectly suited to whatever fare strikes your fancy.
For prime beef aged to perfection and served with all your favorite steakhouse accoutrement, Ruth Chris is sheer bliss – a restaurant where traditional service meets innovative touches to ensure even the most discerning meat lover is sure to leave sated and smiling. For an utterly decadent dining experience, try Ruth Chris’ Tomahawk Ribeye – an incomparable favorite that’s broiled to perfection before being expertly carved and served tableside. Should your tastes run to lighter fare, have no fear… the menu at Ruth Chris’ also offers seafood and vegetarian options.
If you’re craving an evening of European specialties that are tres bon, say oui to the charm of Orsay. Featuring a menu of French-inspired, seafood classics there’s little not to love at this area favorite. Locals and visitors alike love the eatery for the house specialties – including memorable Prince Edward Island Mussels that are served in a rich broth fragrant with wine, garlic, and thyme. If you’re in the mood for something a bit heartier; give Orsay’s sigh-worthy lobster pot pie a try and see why devotees say the dish redefines the very concept of ‘comfort food’.
Try Flask & Cannon for cocktails crafted with a 1940’s flair, or if it’s salsa you crave plan a visit to Cuba Libre where dancing, live music, and an impressive rum selection come together to create the area’s hottest ultra-lounge. Start with booking Cuba Libre’s signature, VIP service and to truly feel like a star; arrive in style with door-to-door, luxury ground transportation that makes any night out feel like a red-carpet event.
Getting There & Getting Around
From Jacksonville International Airport, visitors can reach the best that Ponte Vedra offers in less than an hour – and less time traveling means more time to enjoy your holiday by the sea. Services at JAX include commercial flights as well as both charter and private aviation services.
The journey to Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville area is made even more alluring when you include the comprehensive selection of ground transportation services offered by Jax Black Car Transportation. With conveniences like airport ‘Meet & Greet’, 24 Hour Concierge Services, and professionals that can whisk you to and from meetings, events, restaurants & anywhere you’d like to go with ease; Jax Black Car infuses luxury into your Ponte Vedra holiday with their exceptional staff and a growing fleet of luxury vehicles, including a sleek, new Tesla.