Golf, nature, beaches, swimming, hiking, kayaking, tennis, bicycling, and of course the wonderfully fun Segway tours provide you with plenty to do at this quite respite, just 29 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. And if that’s not enough there’s an incredible spa and did I mention shopping? If you’re looking for a great family vacation without leaving the United States, this may be just the location for you.
Lodging options abound. There is the standard hotel option, or perhaps you prefer a villa rental? The hotel rooms (each with a balcony) offer great views of the Atlantic Ocean with comfortable, pleasantly decorated rooms. Each villa is privately owned, so the decor varies from one unit to the next. Some of the villas are located around the three golf courses, so you have a view of the beautifully landscaped course. For those of you who want to be close to the courts, you can rent a villa that skirts the Racquet Park. Of course many of the villas are located beach front and offer grand vistas of the ocean.
Activities abound for families of all ages. In fact, this would be the perfect location for that multigenerational vacation you have been thinking about. Conde Naste’ Traveler called Amelia Island Plantation “One of the best places to stay in the whole world”. There is literally something for everyone at Amelia Island Plantation.
Getting around the Plantation is a cinch. Convenient trams are always available to take you from one place to another. Or, if you prefer, you can rent a golf cart and drive yourself! Amelia Island Plantation home of the Bausch and Lomb Championships, is known for world class tennis. The tennis center boasts 23 Har Tru courts and an expanded pro shop. I can’t think of a better place to work on your backhand! For those who prefer hitting a smaller ball, Amelia’s links offer 54 holes on its three courses designed by such greats as Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Bobby Weed.
The Nature Center offers programs for kids and adults alike. My favorite was the Nature Tour by Segway. It was so much fun! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out a lot of things we would have otherwise not noticed. Kids Camp Amelia allows Mom and Dad plenty of time to enjoy the facilities of the Plantation without the kids for a while. And there are so many things to do together as family. For the 4th of July there’s even an airshow!
Oh my! I completely forgot about food. There are numerous dining options for every taste and desire. Looking for a fun and casual place to take the family for dinner? Try the Falcon’s Nest. A romantic dinner by the sea? Amelia Inn Dining Room will meet your needs. Incredibly fresh local seafood? The Verandah restaurant comes to mind.
Amelia Island Plantation offers many packages as well as the standard pay as you go option. If your looking for a quite spot for a quick getaway, or a week of fun and activities with the family, Amelia Island Plantation is the place for you. Call our office today for the latest rates and information on stays and packages.