Amelia Island Plantation

Nothing shy of spectacular, Amelia Island Resort is one of the most revered beach resorts in Florida. Tucked into an incredible, natural environment replete with peaceful salt marshes, magnificent maritime forests, and the brilliance of the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Island Plantation has a rich history and a unique, long-term relationship with nature. Embodying principles based on environmental consciousness, and combining them with a sustainable but luxurious lifestyle, this resort is one with nature as well as one with guests. Every detail has been carefully thought out at this stunning resort on Amelia Island.

Amelia Island Plantation is a luxury resort that has been carefully preserved since the early 1970s. Developers raised and set the bar for everything else that sprouted in its wake, offering a memorable retreat for beach vacations. Coastal development surrounding Amelia Island Plantation was initiated by two prominent businessmen from South Carolina that exemplified their famous phrase "In Harmony With Nature." Seeking an ideal balance between man and nature, the Amelia Island Resort plan focused, not only on the building's development, but was also tightly centered on conserving seaside dunes, savannahs and grassland, as well as tidal marshes, plant ecology, and animal life.

The end result is simply magnificent. The accommodations on Amelia Island throughout the plantation afford guests access to a wide variety of services. There are also countless outdoor activities that are indeed a major contributor to the resort's popularity. Guests will arise to kaleidoscopic sunsets and enjoy days filled with activities amid almost fourteen hundred acres of property. Enjoy guided eco-tours with experienced naturalists from the plantation resort on Amelia Island. Families can take part in numerous pool-side and beach-side programs, as well as a stocked games and multimedia room where there are always special events. Private swim lessons are also available at the Amelia Island Resort with licensed instructors. Nature programs and guided fishing tours are can be arranged for the curious and adventurous.

Amelia's Wheels—part of the resort on Amelia Island—offers transportation by bicycle and Segway rentals as well as extensive tours of the island's diverse natural areas by bicycle. Almost a dozen unique shops and boutiques combine to create an upscale shopping experience showcasing many top designers. Guests enjoying accommodations on Amelia Island at the Plantation also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with steam rooms, whirlpools, and saunas. Yoga instruction and a handful of special retreats offer a mind-body element to the already serene surroundings. The resort also caters to weddings and other special events.

The two of the most commanding features of the Amelia Island Plantation are, without a doubt, the golf courses and the sumptuous spa. The Plantation resort on Amelia Island offers an incredible lineup of spa services and treatments in an exceptional setting. The spa offers six specialty self-empowerment classes, extensive salon services, and an array of spa retreats. Part of the Amelia Island Plantation, the Amelia Island Golf Resort is one of the top golf courses in the state presenting 72 championship holes. The four distinct courses include Oak Marsh and Ocean Links—each has 18 holes—designed by Bobby Weed and Pete Dye, Tom Fazio's 18-hole Long Point, and Tom Jackson's 18-hole Amelia River.

There is simply no place in Florida as well-designed, well-equipped and as refined as Amelia Island Plantation. Anyone seeking luxurious accommodations on Amelia Island should note that there are several Florida vacation packages available through the Plantation. Many include spa and golf sessions. To enjoy the ultimate in opulence, privacy and pampering, the Villas at Amelia Island Plantation provide a home away from home, only you may not have as magnificent a view or attentive services as you will here in Florida's leading island resort.

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