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Escape to a place of adventure, relaxation and everything in between

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA. (April 27, 2017) – This summer, get away to the beauty and serenity of Amelia Island and experience a place where Southern charm meets Florida’s warm ocean waves. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island may just be the perfect family destination for a classic summer beach vacation. Located on a barrier island only thirty minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, is a short two-hour flight from many U.S. cities. With its oceanfront setting on 13 miles of dune-lined beaches, the location immediately offers a respite from the stresses of everyday life. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers regular activities throughout the summer, and special celebrations during the holidays including the hometown Red, White and Deep Blue barbecue including live music and a spectacular fireworks show for Independence Day.

Extend a stay with the Stay Longer With Us package to enjoy savings for staying three nights or more. No matter how long the vacation, there are endless opportunities to share special moments.

  1. Natural Adventures.  For beach lovers, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is paradise found where the sand meets the warm waters of the Atlantic. Summer brings average ocean temperatures in the mid-eighties, ideal for boogie boarding, surf and paddle boarding. Enjoy leisurely days reconnecting with loved ones while collecting shells and fossilized shark teeth. The surrounding salt marshes and nature preserves create the perfect environment of bicycling, bird watching and hiking. There is even horseback riding on the beach and a private boat tour of Cumberland Island where wild horses roam. 

  2. Sandcastle Traditions. Gather the family together to create sandcastles on the beach with kits provided by the Resort. On May 28 and July 3, guests are invited watch professional sand sculptors build a masterpiece and then build their own creations with tools and tips from the professionals.

  3. Kayak the Creek. Experience the thrill of a guided tour kayaking down endless salt marshes and creeks spotting Roseate Spoonbills and White Egrets seconds before they take flight.

  4. Surrender to The Spa.  Follow the ebb and flow of the ocean’s tides with the Heaven in a Hammock treatment. By combining the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with light massage, rocking and stretching, this treatment soothes tension and induces deep relaxation. Book any treatment and stay for the day soaking in the sun at The Spa’s adult-only, saltwater pool and rejuvenate in the eucalyptus-infused steam room and wet lounge.

  5. A Pirate’s Life.  Learn about the Pirates who once ruled the Island with our Pirate Captain’s daily toast to celebrate the end of a beautiful day at the beach. Say an extra special good night to the children with a Pirate Tuck-in.  The tuck-in includes a visit from a Pirate, his macaw and his Princess who reads a bedtime story and serves a snack of chocolate chip cookies and milk. Make your reservations for the swashbuckling Pirate Party for a holiday memory the kids will always remember.

  6. Ritz Kids Experience.  At the Ritz Kids Center, children will learn about beach life and life beneath the sea based on proprietary programs from Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. Popular activities include feeding fish in two 200 gallon tanks and spotting gopher tortoises grazing in the dunes. Full and half day programs are available. Every Friday and Saturday evening the Resort offers Kids Night Out. Children will enjoy an evening of fun activities while parents slip away for a romantic dinner.

  7. Private Poolside Cabana.  Make the pool experience luxurious by reserving a private cabana for the day. Amenities include welcome beverages, 32” TV, personal cabana butler, chilled towels, light snacks, water and sunscreen.

  8. Take Your Taste Buds on an Adventure. Elegantly situated at the ocean’s edge, Salt is an AAA Five Diamond dining experience featuring Florida specialties with exotics, fine steaks and an endless array of global salts presented tableside. Foodies will delight in Chef de Cuisine, Rick Laughlin’s daily seasonal menu combining his select ingredients of the day.

  9. Courtyard S’mores with a Tour of the Night Sky.  End the day roasting marshmallows over the glow of an open fire with the sound of breaking surf in the background. Allow the resort’s Astronomer to guide your eyes through the night sky as you discover constellations, Saturn’s rings and the deep craters of the moon through a high powered telescope.  It’s a summer memory that will last forever.

For more information or reservations visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland or call 904-277-1100.