The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
Amelia Island, Florida, United States of America
At a Glance
Enjoy the exclusive club level benefits including a designated beach area with your own attendant
Large resort with plenty of family friendly activities and facilities
Situated right on the beach so sun, sea and sand are never too far away
Fantastic kids club as well as games area called 'Our Space' with arcades, air hockey and a movie theater
All rooms have balconies looking out to the ocean
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Florida is a year-round destination with balmy winters, but summers can be hot and humid. The best time to visit Florida is between March and May and in December when it is warm and sunny, before the weather begins to get too hot. Hurricanes and other less serious tropical storms can strike Florida any time in the summer up to the end of November, however the risk is greatest between August and October.
To start planning your vacation to The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
Sitting on thirteen miles of pristine white-sand beach, Ritz Carlton Amelia Island offers a family retreat perfect for soaking up the famous Florida sunshine. Stay active with watersports on the beach or head to the spa for some well-deserved downtime.
Located in the very north of Florida, Ritz Carlton Amelia Island offers guests an idyllic getaway. With the sprawling landscape and scenery echoing that of Georgia which lies just a few miles north, Amelia Island has a southern ambiance and charm that other beach destinations in Florida may lack. Beaches are fringed by palm trees, driveways are dotted with oak trees draped in moss and the towns are characterful, with an obvious Southern charm.
Amelia Island itself is a relaxing and peaceful place to unwind for a few days. Surrounded by scenic salt marshes, this barrier island is a haven for wildlife and water-based activities such as kayaking and boating which makes this an excellent place for families. Head out on an island adventure, discover the downtown history of Fernandina Beach or play a round of golf. However you wish to spend your time on the island, you will be delighted at every turn.
Offering a great variety of restaurants, guests can wake up to great breakfast options, enjoy lunch by the poolside and retreat to the hotel after a day on the beach to indulge in top-notch dining and fine cuisine. Those staying in club level rooms will benefit from complimentary continental breakfasts with tea and coffee, evening h'ordeuvres and a dessert hour too, all with excellent sweeping views over the Atlantic. For the rare rainier days or in the evening, kids (and adults) will love the games area, named 'Our Space' where they will find arcade games, an air hockey table and a spacious movie theater complete with a large selection of DVDs.
Even though the hotel has all you need to stay entertained, guests will enjoy heading out to downtown Fernandina Beach, a great little shopping district with excellent restaurants, delicious ice cream parlours and indulgent fudge shops.
There are 446 rooms and suites at Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. Each room has a balcony and a partial or full ocean view with opportunities for scenic sunrises. The Fire Table Terrace Room not only has a balcony, but a lovely firepit overlooking the dunes of the beach. For added exclusivity, Scott Dunn recommends guests opt for the Club Level rooms for extra amenities.
The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island has a Ritz Kids Club which offers its youngest guests excellent activities throughout their stay, including a Kids Night Out. They will enjoy water and land based activities, as well as learn about the fascinating ecology of the island.
There is also a family room called 'Our Space' which features a private movie theater open until 9pm.
You can also add an indoor pirate camp-out to your room, where a pirate themed tent, double feather bed, a camping lantern, treasure chest and pirate map, a pirate book and plush animal can be set up in the comfort of your own room or suite.
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island has five dining options; Ocean Bar and Grill, a casual outdoor restaurant perfect for poolside dining, the Lobby Bar, a place for light bites and made-to-order sushi, The Pub, a casual spot for gourmet burgers and the casual Coast restaurant where seasonal seafood and pasta is served. There is also a fine dining restaurant, Salt, which features dishes carefully seasoned using more than 40 salts from around the world.
There is a spa, fitness center, tennis courts and golf course. There is also an indoor, outdoor and spa pool as well as easy beach access.
The hotel offers island adventures on paddle-boards, kayaks and boat excursions. Families will also love surfing lessons and bike trails.
There are weekly resort activities (some for an extra fee) including morning nature walks, arts and crafts, adult tennis drills, kids nights out, cocktail making and sandcastle competitions.
Bryony Butler (Staff)
Location & directions
Amelia Island, Florida, United States of America
The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island is located on Amelia Island in the northern part of Florida.