The Omni Amelia Island Plantation, located on the southern most of the Atlantic barrier islands in extreme northeast Florida, and across the St. Mary's River from Georgia, is one of Florida's premier resorts. Nestled among centuries-old Live Oaks, a maritime forest, vast tracts of salt marshes on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Omni Amelia Island Plantation is an old-world luxury resort with an AAA Four Diamond designation. A world-class facility, it stands on 1350 pristine acres overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic to the east and the beautiful marshlands of Intracoastal Waterway to the west.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation claims to be “Florida's greenest resort.” For sure, the 1,350-acre privately-owned resort is ever-conscious of its environmental responsibilities and has gone way beyond what might be expected to preserve and protect the miles of wide, shell-strewn beaches, salt marches and old-growth woodlands. The Plantation is comfortable with world around it and features four world-renowned golf courses, a world-class tennis facility, fine dining on-site, family recreation, entertainment, shopping, a 13,200 square foot luxury spa and a complimentary, on-property transportation system.
The Golf Courses:
36 holes of championship golf, like a necklace of emeralds cast among the towering Spanish moss-covered oaks, border the ocean, marshes and wooded interior of the resort:
And then there are two more great layouts close by:
These four courses currently boast seven seaside holes—more holes directly on the ocean than any other Florida resort. Between them they have won numerous awards, including Golf Magazine’s "Silver Medal," as one of the best golf resorts in the nation, Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the US" and Links Magazine’s “Best of the South" award. Amelia Island Plantation’s golf courses represent the best of the best of Northeast Florida, and they do it with little to no impact upon the local environment.
Lodging opportunities at Omni Amelia Island Plantation include a variety of accommodations, ranging from 249 deluxe front hotel rooms at the Amelia Inn & Beach Club to three-bedroom villas and penthouses with either beach or resort views. More details>>>
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa:
"Miles from stress - footsteps from the sea™," the new Spa at Amelia Island Plantation is a 13,200 square foot facility built in the old Florida architectural style to blend with the natural surroundings. The luxury spa features 25 treatment rooms, a meditation garden, sweeping views of lagoons and moss-draped oaks. The signature treatment is Watsu®, a unique signature concept for rejuvenation and wellness, and the facility, Watsu Island was designed exclusively for The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation. More details>>>
Including the Amelia Inn & Beach Club, the resort has more than 49,000 square feet of function space making the resort an ideal location for banquets, conferences and corporate outings. More details>>>
Amelia Island Plantation features eight restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes from the casual to fine dining. Room service is also available 24/7. Amelia Island Plantation: Full dining review>>>
Recreation is a huge part of what Amelia Island Plantation is about. The emphasis is the outdoors and outdoor activities. It’s the perfect spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, beach combers, hikers and anglers. Amenities include:
- Golf--currently 72 holes
- Tennis--23 courts
- Swimming--23 on-site pools
- Biking and nature trails--(more than seven miles)
- Three and one-half miles of Atlantic Beach
- Supervised youth program
- Health and fitness center
- Full service spa
- Fishing and sailing
- Horseback riding
- Nature tours with on-site full time naturalist
- Segway Safari Tours
Climate:Average daytime temperatures:
- Winter: December, January, February 67˚
- Spring: March, April, May 80˚
- Summer: June, July, August 91˚
- Fall: September, October, November 81˚
Specials Packages and Deals:
How to get There:p] The resort is just a short 45-minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles northeast of the Jacksonville International Airport.
The closest airport is Jacksonville International Airport (JIA), which is served by most major US airlines, including United, Delta, Continental, US Air, AirTran, American, and Northwest.
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Contact:Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
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