Inspired by Wimbledon? Fabulous Tennis Hotels

 

Tennis courts

The start of Wimbledon this month is sure to see many tune in to see fellow Brit Andy Murray try to retain his coveted 2013 Championship title after becoming the first British man to win the tournament in 77 years. The Wimbledon Championship, held annually at the All England Club in London since 1877, is the world’s oldest tennis tournament and widely considered the most prestigious. It is one of four Grand Slam tennis events, along with the Australian, French and US Open, and is the only Major still played on grass, the game’s original surface.

The tournament is a highlight in the British sporting calendar. Every year the nation embraces the Wimbledon spirit, whether it’s queuing for hours to get a ticket for ‘Henman Hill’, eating strawberries and cream or dusting off rackets and hitting some balls in the park. Whether it’s a week’s private tuition, the chance to go head to head in tournaments, or to simply enjoy a few friendly games in the sun, venture further than a local tennis club this summer and book a holiday inspired by its tennis.

Sani Beach Club, Halkidiki, Greece

The new sports complex near to the Sani Beach Hotel features six floodlit clay courts and qualified tennis instructors who offer professional coaching for groups and individuals, as well as organising guest tournaments and equipment hire. There is the option to buy partner courses or family packages and for children there is a teen programme and a kids camp.

 The five star Sani Beach Club. The price starts from £1,579 per family of three. The offer includes a complimentary upgrade to full board, an exclusive free child place and seven nights in a Garden View Bungalow, based on a departure date of 20 October 2014. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet, airport lounge access and private resort transfers.

Sheraton Algarve Hotel, Albufeira, Portugal

The Sheraton Algarve Hotel is home to the Pine Cliffs Tennis Academy which features five floodlit courts located in beautifully landscaped grounds of the hotel. The Academy is run by a team of qualified tennis professionals who can arrange matches for solo players as well as clinics for guests of all ages and skill levels. All players are offered a free consultation on the right equipment for their style of play and stringing services are available.

Sovereign is offering a saving of up to £483 on a holiday for two to the five star Sheraton Algarve Hotel. The price starts from £999 per person for seven B&B in a Deluxe Room, based on July 9th departures, and includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate coated strawberries and an exclusive 20% accommodation discount,  return flights from Manchester with Monarch, airport lounge access and private resort transfers. 

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos, Cyprus

The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort is home to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, which has nine floodlit tennis courts and offers a range of private coaching and group lessons to suit adults and juniors of all levels. The pro shop stocks the latest equipment and apparel from sponsors Nike and Wilson and there is a 24 hour re-stringing service

Sovereign is offering a saving of up to £1,276 on a family holiday to the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort. The price starts from £3,845 per family of four and includes an exclusive free child place, a complimentary upgrade to half board, a second child stays free offer (3-17 years), UK airport lounge access, private resort transfers and seven nights in a Junior Suite. Based on 26 August 2014 departure, the price includes return flights from London Gatwick with Thomas Cook

Hotel Jardin Tecina, La Gomera

This five star luxury hotel features four floodlit tennis courts which can be reserved for guests by the hour. The hotel also offers professional tennis courses for adults and children for those who fancy working on their serve. Sovereign is offering a saving of over £330 and a complimentary upgrade to half board on a holiday for two to the five star Hotel Jardin Tecina. The price starts from just £895 per person for seven nights, based on a departure date of 14 September 2014 and includes ferry transfers from Tenerife, return flights from Birmingham with Thomson, airport lounge access and private resort transfers.

Grilled Salmon with Alyeska BBQ Sauce

Grilled Salmon

In honor of National Fishing & Boating Week (June 1 – 8) and Father’s Day (June 15), I wanted to share a tasty Grilled Salmon with Alyeska BBQ Sauce recipe from Alaska’s premier luxury fishing lodge, Waterfall Resort and the resort’s Chef, Isaiah Phillips. The resort is gearing up for its 2014 season (June 13 – August 18), and offers the ultimate salmon fishing adventure in its unparalleled location in Ketchikan, AK. Waterfall Resort is honoring the occasion by offering 25% off its King Salmon Fishing Package through the peak of king salmon fishing season in June. Travelers will save nearly $1,000 per package, with rates starting at $2,572 for an all-inclusive three-day, two-night stay, available June 19 – June 25, 2014.

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Romantic Reasons to Visit Bali

Need a fabulous Valentine’s getaway idea? The amorous adventure of a lifetime awaits at the decadent destination resort of Viceroy Bali. There are so many romantic reasons to visit Bali, and here are a few: Tailor-made for lovers old and new, the accommodations, cuisine, amenities, surroundings, and service at this Balinese resort near the artsy town of Ubud set the stage for an enchanting escape that couples will remember forever. Viceroy Bali was recently named “Best Romantic Retreat” by AsiaRooms.com Hotel Awards and “Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel” in Asia by the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards. Need I say more?

Here are a few of their special touches:

  • Verdent foliage, heart-stopping views, gentle breezes, and warm nights
  • Villa suites with personal pools and pavilions for complete privacy
  • Helicopter arrivals and departures sure to make her heart flutter
  • Tech toys galore to entertain him while she’s blissing out in yoga class
  • Balinese couples’ massages at the spectacular Lembah Spa
  • 24 hour room service
  • Delectable dining experiences prepared under the direction of Chef Nic Vanderbeeken at the romantic open air CasCades restaurant
  • A sunrise trek near Batur Volcano
  • Balinese dance lessons

Intimate and relaxed, imbued with Balinese sensuality yet bespoke in all respects, this retreat is truly a dream destination.


Modern Honolulu Yoga Event: Tuesday Travel

Yoga in Hawaii this weekend? Take me please! Located at the gateway to Waikiki on the island of Oahu, The Modern Honolulu sets a new standard for lifestyle hotels with an innovative urban resort design that reflects sophistication and style. With amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and city skyline surround the hotel’s 353 guest rooms and suites, The Modern Honolulu offers the perfect destination. I am putting it on my Hawaii travel list!

The Modern Honolulu has partnered up with Power Yoga Hawaii to host a great Honolulu yoga event! Poses emPOWER, a Wanderlust inspired, all-day, yoga benefit at the stylish and sleek hotel. From 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, the event will be held at the resort’s Sunset Pool, offering seven yoga classes taught by the best yoga instructors and studio owners on Oahu. Each teacher will be paired with either a local musician or DJ. Access to each class will be granted with a $30 donation to Mental Health America of Hawaii to raise funds to stop youth suicide and bullying program. There will be a special raffle at the end of each class where one lucky winner will win a gift bag worth $100 filled with a variety of top items from Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, lululemon, and more. Following the event, there will be an extended happy hour and “Yoga Menu” with drink and healthy bite specials for guests to enjoy, including Homemade Granola Parfait, Egg White Scramble, Organic Chicken Breast Sandwich with Quinoa Salad, Ahi Tostada Salad, and more. This is calling my name. Can you tell?
In addition, The Modern Honolulu is pleased to offer participants “THE MODERN YOGI” room package, which includes:
  • 50-minute massage or facial
  • One time pass for a yoga class at Power Yoga Hawaii
  • Starting room rate is $425 for a City View Room
Space is limited and reservations are a must. To make a reservation, email poweryogahawaii@gmail.com. For a complete list of class schedule and package details, visit poweryogahawaii.com. Let me know if you go!!

Wellness Travel Blogger at Huffington Post: Tuesday Travel

BIG NEWS!!! I am still Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Travel magazine, and we are continuing in 2014! YAY! I also have some other news. I am now a Blogger at Huffington Post, a Wellness Travel Blogger. It’s been a blast so far. See my recent posts on 6 Best Beach Workouts in Cabo and 5 Summer Travel Destination with Kids. For more information, See Huffington Post Bio. And yes! ALSO, I am still developing recipes and doing food and travel spokesperson work and media for Ingredients, Inc!