~Bainbridge, Washington is the home of Pickleball and the place where three buddies and their families created the game back in the mid-1960s as a summertime diversion for bored kids, naming it after one of their family pets. Pickleball has ballooned into a full-fledged sport for all ages.
~On Monday, March 28, 2022 Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, signed into law Bill SB 5615, which made Pickleball the official sport of Washington. Gov. Inslee began by quoting the founding fathers, professing that all are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights. “Amongst those rights being the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of Pickleball,” he said to a chuckling audience.
~Caribbean Resorts have recognized the sport’s popularity and many are supporting Pickleball for individual play and group tournaments.
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“Been There – Got the Tee-shirt!” ~ Molly
Sandals South Coast Set on a 500-acre wilderness preserve, this adults-only, All-Inclusive Resort is Jamaica’s only all-beachfront, all-oceanview resort. Featuring Over-The-Water Bungalows, Latitudes° Over Water Bar, an Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel and Jamaica’s largest pool.
Sandals Ochi Two resorts in one, this adults-only All-Inclusive resort in Ocho Rios has a hot new beach club, 11 bars – including the Caribbean’s first speakeasy – and 16 totally on-trend restaurants. On top of that the resort offers free golf and transportation to the nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club – greens fees included.
Beaches Ocho Rios All-Inclusive, something for everyone in the family from a huge action-adventure waterpark to championship complimentary golf included at the Sandals Golf & Country Club. Twenty-two acres of lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous private white-sand beach, seven gourmet restaurants and five fantastic swimming pools.
Sandals Emerald Bay An adults-only All-Inclusive, all-suite resort offers accommodations that range from beachfront villas to charming bay house settings. Plus, this resort features a stunning 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course – greens fees included..
TURKS & CAICOS
Beaches Turks & Caicos This amazing family All-Inclusive resort features five magnificent villages boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters, and 10 impressive pools.
Hammock Cove The newest adults-only All-Inclusive boutique hotel on Antigua. Included are luxury villa accommodations, all meals, in-villa dining, premium liquor, wines and Champagne, various wellness, land and water activities, and all taxes and gratuities.
St James’s Club and Villas Tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua, this All-Inclusive resort features an upscale casual ambiance tailored as an exclusive hideaway that caters to families, singles and couples.
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed