I just recently got back from a few days at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club thanks to being married to Mr. Diamond. His company held their yearly board and strategy conference at this wonderful place and you know what? Spouses are welcomed and encouraged to come along. Shocker, I know! The companies that he has previously worked for do not have this in their mindset and I was rarely invited to anything unless Chris made a point of taking me along.
It makes me happy to know that he is part of a “family” and that I am included in that. Chris and I are a team and when I need support he supports me. When the shoe is on the other foot I am there for him. That is why it is nice to know that I matter to the company as well and that I am viewed as part of the team.
We stayed in a lovely room with a balcony view of the beach and while the weather was not totally sunny skies the entire time I still found plenty of time to be outside on the beach or on the balcony.
The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club has a rich history and was originally the site of a massive mining operation. The National Lead Corporation was a vital part of the efforts in WW1 as they mined valuable ore that was found laying beneath the dunes. The company purchased the outpost that had been set up originally as a frontier mining town along with other land. Once the war ended the company sold off bits and pieces of the land.
In the 1920’s land planners came together to come up with a great way to develop the area into a resort by maintaining the beauty of the area. In 1928 the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club came into existence and folks from all over came to enjoy the sun, sand, surf and sports that were associated with the resort. It is a beautiful place and the history lives on.
I hardly took any pictures of the resort itself which is a shame but I promise when I go back I will. Along with the fabulous rooms they offer a spa, golf course, tennis, swimming pools, beach (my favorite) and shopping and some amazing dining options.
I think the thing I loved the most was the kindness and courtesy that was extended by the staff. Every single person I encountered went above and beyond to ensure our stay was over the top wonderful. When our room service tray fell off the box someone from housekeeping was there in two minutes to vacuum the broken glass which was probably a good thing considering my recent injury record.
The meetings went well, I made some great new friends, had some beach time and enjoyed some much needed R & R after the activities of the past couple of months.
Now it is your turn. Tell me what your favorite get away place is. A beach? A resort? A cabin in the woods? A place you return to year after year? All comments go to help support our Comments for a Cause – Lava Mae.