For many, staying at one of the Jacksonville beach resorts is the way to go,
especially during the summertime, when the Florida
sun is anything but cool. Whether you are interested in luxury beach lodging
in Jacksonville or something a little more affordable, there is a beach resort
in the area for you. One of the best places to find an upscale beach resort
near Jacksonville is Ponte Vedra, which is less than 20 miles south of downtown
Jacksonville. There aren't too many choices for Jacksonville beach resorts closer
to the city, so you'll do well to keep regional destinations in mind.
If you are interested in staying close to the downtown area when it comes to
the Jacksonville beach resorts, then the One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa might
be your ideal fit. Recently renovated, this attractive beach resort near Jacksonville
can be found in the coastal community of Atlantic
Beach. From the moment you arrive, staff members are there to greet you,
and you will enjoy personal guide service during the length of your stay. You're
just steps from the all the shops and restaurants at the Beaches Town Center
when you stay at the One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa, and you'll also be within
steps of the sand. Comfortable accommodations, an inviting spa, and a delightful
signature restaurant are just some of the things that help to make the One Ocean
Resort Hotel & Spa one of the better beach hotels
in Jacksonville, and among the activities that you can enjoy during your
stay are golf, sailing, and horseback riding.
Atlantic Beach is one of the Jacksonville beaches, the other two of which are Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. While Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach aren't good places to look for a beach resort near Jacksonville Beach, they boast some good hotels and vacation rentals. As such, they are ideal destinations for Jacksonville beach vacations. Heading south of Jacksonville Beach, you will soon come to the Ponte Vedra Beach community. This unincorporated, coastal community is among the best places to find luxury beach lodging in Jacksonville. Ponte Vedra Beach is known for its resorts, and among the best are the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club (pictured), and the Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is an upscale beach resort and country club that sits on 300 beautiful acres. The 28,000-square-foot spa here is bound to satisfy when you need some pampering, and you can enjoy some world-class golf on the resort's two golf courses. When you're not indulging in spa sessions or teeing it up for a round during your stay, you can always take advantage of the tennis center, the gym, or the Olympic pool. Three restaurants and three bars also figure among the facilities. Over at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club, the rates are more attractive if you're looking to spend less, and you could hardly ask for a better golfing base. Nearly 100 golf holes surround the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club, and eighteen of them are part of the world famous TPC at Sawgrass Golf Course, which is the venue for the annual Players Championship Tournament. Six restaurants, four bars, numerous tennis courts, and an activities desk are among the facilities at this golfer's paradise.
Like the other Ponte Vedra resorts, the Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach is a wonderful beachfront retreat. The 66 guest rooms here are quite luxurious, and facilities include two restaurants, two bars, and three outdoor pools. One of the pools can be found on the beach and is for couples only. As such, you might look to make the Lodge and Club your honeymoon base after a Jacksonville wedding. Speaking of a good honeymoon base, the Amelia Island Plantation is definitely worth considering. Found northeast of Jacksonville on Amelia Island, this massive resort complex rests on 1,350 beachfront acres, which has a lot to do with its appeal. There are no less than ten restaurants to choose from at the Amelia Island Plantation, not to mention five bars and 20 outdoor swimming pools. The list could go on when it comes to the facilities and amenities, which is also true over at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, which is the ritzier of the Amelia Island resorts.
Amelia Island, like Ponte Vedra Beach, is a great place to look for luxury beach lodging in Jacksonville. These destinations might not exactly be found within the Jacksonville city boundaries, but they are close enough to make city visits easy. Don't forget to also consider the area beach rentals when trying to find luxury beach lodging in Jacksonville. Many of the condos, cottages, and homes that you can rent along the coast near Jacksonville are filled with extra amenities, such as a large patio, a Jacuzzi tub, granite counter tops, and large screen televisions.