The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located on a 13 mile barrier island in northeast Florida. This luxury beach vacation resort offers championship golf, attentive service and programs for families. The resort also features a tennis complex, Massage and Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor heated pools, three restaurants, and 1.5 miles of sand-dune lined beaches.
Golfers can play golf at the Golf Club of Amelia Island and at five other nearby courses. The course at the Golf Club of Amelia Island was designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler and incorporates the natural surroundings of the island, including sand dunes, palm trees and oaks.
The kid's programs is offered to families with children ages 5 to 12. The program features a number of activities, including beach games, arts and crafts, and nature programs. On Fridays and Saturdays, parents can spend romantic time alone while kids participate in the Kids Night Out program. There is also professional nanny service.
Resort Rooms & Food
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers 449 guest rooms, including 62 Club rooms and 43 suites. Although all hotel rooms offer ocean views from the room balconies or patios, you should book one of the direct oceanfront rooms for best views.
Vacation guests at the resort can choose from three restaurants, two lounges and 24 hour In-Room dining. The Grill, a four AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, features panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and offers a private dining room which seats up to 22 guests. Cafe 4750 serves regional specialties, and the Ocean Bar and Grill lets you watch dolphins while you dine.
Guests can enjoy warm Southern weather, sandy Florida beaches and several nearby golf courses. The nearby historic Fernandina Beach is a quaint seaside village with Victorian houses, boutiques and art galleries.
The resort is located about 25 minutes by car from Jacksonville International Airport and 10 minutes from the Fernandina Beach Airport which can accommodate private aircraft. Read More: Best Florida Beach Vacations.
Room rates vary by season. A Bed and Breakfast Package starts at US $259 and includes accommodation, breakfast for two and valet parking. Be sure to check for vacation packages in Florida. High season starts in October or November and lasts through March or April. Remember to book your spa treatments and golf tee times in advance during the busy months.