As I shared in my weekly update, we visited the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL a few weeks ago. We went for Scott's family reunion. This was our second reunion here, we loved it so much last year we returned again this year! It was an action-packed weekend but also relaxing at the same time. We were only there from late Thursday night to late Sunday night, next time we will definitely stay longer! We drove down Thursday after Scott got off work and arrived at the resort around 11:30 PM.
Below is a quick recap of our stay:
- Friday (Day 1): We toured the facility with Jenna, relaxed at the Cabana Beach Club, and had Dinner at Alice & Pete's Pub (delicious!). We were supposed to do the Hobie Cat but the weather didn't cooperate! We'll make sure to try that next time!
- Saturday (Day 2): We woke up and went to spin class (one of the best we've taken!), had breakfast at Vernon's, toured the apiary with Chef Matt, tried out the SurfStream® and then relaxed at the Cabana Beach Club. That evening we ate dinner at a BBQ restaurant and hung out by one of the fire pits.
- Sunday (Day 3): We started the day at the pool but it didn't stay open long because of bad weather! The boys were playing at The Stadium Course and were delayed about two hours because of the weather. Since we were running late and had a six-hour drive in front of us we got our dinner to-go from Alice & Pete's Pub (yes, again!) and drove six hours straight home (arriving at 4 AM)!
As I mentioned, this was our second time at the resort. We have a big spread of ages (from babies to retirees) come to the reunion and this resort has a little bit for everyone! There is always something to do no matter what. Below are just a few of the reasons we visited the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.
5 Reasons to Visit the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1. The Cabana Beach Club
Just a short shuttle ride away from the resort is a private beach club. There are pools, the beach (obviously), and restaurants! You can rent chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, and paddleboards!
2. The Pools
Have people in your party that do not like the beach? No problem! There are pools galore! You can choose between the pools at the resort or the pools at the beach! The SurfStream® is also at the resort near the pools. I was terrified of the SurfStream® at first but it was a blast!
Below is a short video of us trying it out!
3. The Golf Course
The guys in the family played at The Stadium Course and loved it. It was a great bonding experience for Scott, his uncle, and cousins. Scott was impressed with the clubhouse and loved the 17th hole!
4. The Bees
We loved our apiary tour with Chef Matt! Ever since we lived with my cousin (who had bees) for five weeks in between houses, we've been very interested in bees. You can just sense the passion in Chef Matt when he talks about the bees. He was even kind enough to give us some honey to take home and we have already used it multiple times. We can't wait to come back one year and the apiary tour is a major attraction!
5. The Restaurants
We ate dinner at Vernon's twice last year, we ate at Vernon's for breakfast twice this year, and we ate at Alice & Pete's Pub twice this year for dinner! There are five restaurants to choose from and you will be satisfied whether you are at the resort, pools, or the beach. Food is always convenient, which is important for us! Not only is it convenient but it's also delicious. I normally don't like hotel restaurants but Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa had very good food!
We haven't been to the spa but I'm sure it would be our 6th reason to visit. We did take a spin class in the spa that was amazing! Maybe we'll do the spa experience along with the Hobie Cat next year.
If you are looking for a relaxing but adventurous (if you want it to be!) vacation in Florida, consider the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida!