St. Augustine Journals

Florida's Golf Spas: Yesterday and Today

A December 2005 trip to St. Augustine by BijanBayne

Quote: In Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, one may experience spa luxury, contemporary style, or travel back to the Fountain of Youth, the first great treatment.

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

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THE FLORIDA SPA EXPERIENCE: THEN AND NOW The Fountain of Youth has always been in St. Augustine, Florida, where Don Juan Ponce de Leon found the natural spring he thought the Taino natives of Puerto Rico referred to in their lore. It was the height and healthy apperarance of the Timocuan tribe that convinced the explorer he was in the right place. A century ago, industrialist Henry Flagler began developing The Sunshine State, from St. Augustine to Palm Beach. St. Augustine's Lightner Museum occupies the site of one of his earliest spa resorts, which housed the world's largest swimming pool, steam rooms, and saunas. Tourists of all stripes still visit northeastern Florida to turn back their...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 30, 2006

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
(904) 285-1111