A trip to the Bahamas is already enticing enough with the archipelago nation’s gorgeous beaches, bountiful corals, and warm untroubled days—but add some of the Caribbean’s best tennis courts into the equation and you have the makings of a perfect getaway. Experience the thrill of serving an ace or watching your opponent scramble after the perfect drop shot against the breathtaking landscape of the Bahamas.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
As one of the best resorts in the Bahamas it should come as no surprise that Atlantis Paradise Island Resort features tennis courts to match the resort’s grand splendor. Whether it’s a morning lesson or a sunset match on one of the resort’s six courts, you’re sure to be enchanted by the tropical backdrop of swaying palm trees and white sand beaches. After a hard-fought match, a trip to the Mandara Spa at the Atlantis for a luxurious deep tissue massage or afternoon in the Couple’s Spa Suite is the perfect reward.
Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort
A bit off the beaten path on the Abacos Islands is the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort. Here, hitting the tennis courts means working with experienced players to up your game. Daron Roberts, operator of the resort’s Treasure Cay Tennis Center, has a prestigious résumé that includes ranking as the number one junior tennis player in the Bahamas, a successful college career at the University of South Carolina, and a current certification by the Professional Tennis Registry. The resort’s instructor Ivan Russell has been teaching professional tennis for nearly three decades now, and is available for both lessons and challenging instructional matches.
At Grand Lucayan players of all ages and skill sets can expect to be treated to world-class tennis courts run by the pros. Hour-long lessons are available for children as young as six; the kids are taught the basics while the parents take time to unwind at the resort’s waterfront spa or grab a drink by the pool. More experienced players might seek a unique opportunity and challenge themselves to time spent on Grand Lucayan’s four courts, each featuring a different Grand Slam surface.
Away from the crowds of Nassau and the big resort hotels, The Dunmore on Harbour Island is one of the best resorts on the Out Islands and offers idyllic pink sand beaches and secluded vistas. In addition to the natural beauty and peaceful setting of this hidden gem, The Dunmore features a newly renovated tennis court that guests can reserve free of charge. A set out on the court is the perfect way to get a workout in before returning to the carefree environment of the Bahamas.