Ocean Front Views
Every single room at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort has an ocean view—all 404 of them. The horseshoe-shaped hotel ensures everyone has a front row seat to watch the majesty of the Atlantic. So go ahead, slide open your balcony door, have a seat, and take it all in. Want to get a little closer? Grab a chair at the three-tiered heated pool and enjoy the friendly deck service. To get your toes in the sand, be sure to reserve a cabana on the beach. Stay until dark and enjoy a private beach bonfire.
Whatever you’re craving, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is sure to deliver. Serving up fresh fare from 10 on-property restaurants, the resort offers everything from Caribbean-inspired seafood at the oceanfront restaurant, Verandah, to hand-tossed pizzas at Slice, a create-your-own-pie and surf boutique. For a farm-to-table experience, don’t miss a tour of the Sprouting Project—a hydroponic greenhouse where executive chef Daven Wardynski indulges his fancies for organic produce and beehives. Be sure to enjoy breakfast at Sunrise Cafe to get a taste of the delicious palmetto honey.
Stretch your legs
Once you park your car, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort makes it pretty easy to leave your keys with the valet for the duration of your trip. Getting around is simple with convenient trams, bicycles, and seven miles of meandering pathways that connect you to shopping, dining, golf, tennis, and excursions.
Seeking a different perspective? Sign up for the Seabreeze Segway Tour with Amelia’s Wheels. Not the hands-free hover board your child got for Christmas, this is the two-wheeled (with handle) original. After a safety lesson and some skill tests around the parking lot, you and your brave, well-balanced self will follow experienced guides along live oak-canopied trails that lead to maritime forests or oceanfront vistas. For boaters, sign up for paddleboarding or kayak excursions through The Nature Center. Looking to indulge fantasies of riding horseback on the beach? Book an outing with Kelly Seahorse Ranch through the resort concierge.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers plenty of family fun—just ask for the weekly resort guide when you check in. It’s chock full of activities designed to entertain you and your kiddos—together or separately. The resort offers kids’ camps for tots or teens so you can get your spa or golf swing on while they are fully engaged with supervised crafts and games. For combined play, there’s nothing better than pool or beach time. Marsh side, don’t miss Heron’s Cove Adventure Golf, the touch tank at the Nature Center, dock fishing, and games on the pool deck.
Did someone say spa?
Whether you book a single treatment or the entire day, the spa will leave you refreshed and revitalized. Traditional treatments include Swedish and Hot Stone Massage. For something a little different, try the Plantation Blossom Ritual. It begins with exfoliation, is followed by a foot massage, and ends with a body massage.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers three championship golf courses and was ranked a Top Golf Resort in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. Ocean Links winds along the dunes with narrow fairways and greens offering five oceanfront golf holes. Beginners or experienced golfers can up their game at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy. Sign up for private or group instruction.
Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, and the Williams sisters have all stepped on the courts at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The tennis program, operated by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, has been recognized as one of the finest in the world, named the “No. 2 Tennis Resort on Florida’s East Coast” and a “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” by Tennis magazine. Programs include adult and youth camps, private lessons, and tournaments.