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Come for the Courts, Stay for the Views: Summer Travel Tips

Ahh, summer travel. What we envision as a relaxing poolside escape in a warm-but-not-hot locale can quickly become a planning nightmare. What destinations fit the budget? What activities are available for the kids? What is the weather like this time of year? These are just a few of the questions even the most seasoned travelers must tackle when it comes to arranging a summer vacation.


Our Experience Travel team is deeply familiar with the ins and outs of summer planning, so we’ve compiled a few tips to maximize your savings, beat the heat, and build out the perfect itinerary for your group.

Maximize Your Experience Savings

Budget is perhaps the most influential dictator of where to travel and how long to stay for your summer vacay. Luckily, Experience Members are eligible for extra savings when you book travel with our team so you can enjoy luxurious accommodations and first-class amenities at more affordable rates.


To take advantage of your savings on accommodations, you must book some on-court instruction during your stay. However, this can be as brief as a one-hour private lesson or a 90-minute clinic. We want you to enjoy your vacation and while we think your tennis, pickleball, or padel sessions will certainly be a highlight, we understand that not everyone wants multiple hours on court when they’re on a mission to relax and recharge. Our Experience travel agents can work with you to book as much or as little instruction during your trip as you’d like.


When organizing your visit, be sure to inquire about off-peak rates at resorts within our Cliff Drysdale Tennis and PBI Tennis portfolios to add even more savings to your trip. While these destinations may not boast prime summer weather, most make up for it with scenic views and a host of on-property amenities that are sure to keep you enjoying your vacation.


Finally, don’t forget that no matter where you choose to stay or how long you want to play, Experience Members receive 10% off all custom camp packages. Let the summer savings begin!



Escape the Summer Heat

While off-peak destinations may offer extra savings, sometimes escaping the heat and humidity is non-negotiable. Our Experience Travel team is well-versed in custom recommendations based on the climate and travel distance you’re looking for, but we’ve also included some seasonal locations below that offer cooler temperatures for a more enjoyable summer getaway.


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

With four clay courts, plush accommodations and an onsite wine tasting room, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara is ideal for a group in search of coastal luxury.


Rosewood Bermuda (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda)

Described as a “quintessential island retreat,” Rosewood Bermuda features world-class accommodations and four clay tennis courts, not to mention sweeping picturesque views of jewel-green hills and bright blue Atlantic waters. This destination is particularly ideal for East Coast travelers!


Carmel Valley Ranch (Carmel Valley, CA) 

This Carmel, California resort is nestled in Central California wine country and with seven hard courts and four pickleball courts, you can bring larger groups and even mix up your on-court activities throughout the trip.


Four Seasons Resort Nevis (Charlestown, St. Kitts & Nevis)

For a truly breathtaking tennis experience, this Four Seasons property in St. Kitt’s not only offers the epitome of first-class accommodations but is also home to the #1 tennis program in the Caribbean and the #9 tennis program worldwide.


Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, California)

Rounding out the list of heat-free summer venues is Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, where borderline perfect weather is met with some of the busiest court activity in the entire state of California. From choice shopping and dining destinations to spa sessions that revitalize the spirit, this Southern California escape affords travelers a scenic retreat on the coast of Carlsbad.


Mix Up Your Activities

Traveling to a CDT or PBI destination might just be the perfect opportunity to try a NEW racquet sport, or experiment with a clinic you’ve never done before. Each of our resort properties offer a full menu of regular clinics catered to a variety of levels so you can easily hop in and start playing.


Once again, we’re partial to the on-court portion of your trip, but we would be remiss to not mention that all our resort properties also feature unique activities and amenities on property, like charcuterie workshops at Chateau Elan in Georgia, swimming with dolphins at Hawks Cay in Florida, or fishing at Omni Amelia Island Resort. Be sure to ask your Experience Travel consultant the best venues for amenities that suit your group’s unique preferences!


Summer travel involves juggling a lot of factors, but our Experience Travel Team is on a mission to help take the stress off planning so you can get to swinging and sunbathing faster. Whether you learned a new way to save or found a unique resort destination to try, we hope this blog has given you some inspiration for planning this summer’s vacation.


Ready to book? Call our Experience Travel Team at 1-866-397-4040 ext 1 or view all adult custom camp offerings here!


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