The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Southern hospitality in a luxurious oceanfront setting.
With its dramatic setting on an isolated barrier island, this luxury resort offers the opportunity to really feel as if you've gotten away from it all. The pool area looks as if belongs in Hawaii and is beautifully juxtaposed against the rugged backdrop of the dunes. The guest rooms are traditional in style, done with botanical prints and flowered fabrics. All include private balconies, and many have direct ocean views. The Club Level Lounge has an entirely different tone with its classic, modern furnishings. The Ocean Bar & Grill serves casual fare complemented by views of pelicans and dolphins. The Golf Club of Amelia Island offers an 18-hole PGA championship course that takes full advantage of its dune setting. Dive-in movie pool parties and turtle education classes are among the kids' program activities. The 30,000 square-feet of function space can be arranged for business or pleasure. Additional treats include a full spa, nine oceanside tennis courts and sunrise Tai-Chi.