An Amelia Island Resort That Puts You in Touch With the Past and Present


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Steeped in history and natural beauty, Amelia Island is not just home to museums, forts, nature paths, eco-tours, golf courses and more, but to one of the most exquisite Florida resorts – The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Guests of this gorgeous barrier island resort will discover a treasure trove of attractions and activities to keep visitors enthralled from one gorgeous sunrise to the next. Situated along 13 miles of pristine, picturesque Atlantic coastline, Amelia Island is the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands along the eastern U.S. seaboard. Once a vibrant Victorian village by the sea, Amelia Island also owns the unique distinction of being the only U.S. city to have been under the domain of eight different nations, and is still known as the Isle of 8 Flags. Today, this luxury resort in North Florida is perfect for nature lovers and those who thrive on sun, sand and outdoor sports. Our resort’s location offers an abundance of things to discover.

Pool and Beach Services

Enjoy poolside perfection by reserving your private pool cabana and other amenities at the tranquil resort pool.


Private Poolside Cabana Experience

Guests may enjoy a full day in their very own private cabana at the pool. Explore the amenities that are included with your private poolside cabana.

Outdoor Pool

Take in the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the deck of the outdoor pool. With multi-level seating areas and a dedicated kids’ play area, this is the perfect family-friendly location to relax in the Florida sun. Recreation attendants offer a variety of complimentary amenities throughout the day.

Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Spa Pool

The picturesque spa pool features lap lanes, underwater music, a therapeutic whirlpool with a cascading waterfall, and luxurious seating options. Spa guests receive complimentary access to this exclusive, adults-only oasis. A daily pass may be purchased for $40 to $50 per hotel guest. Poolside food and beverage service is available. Open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Beach Access and Rentals

Three private boardwalks provide guest access to a quarter mile of pristine oceanfront, buffered by a natural landscape of sand dunes and sea oats. The following rentals are available at Center Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Lounge Chairs

  • Umbrellas

  • Cabanas

  • Day Beds

Where Golf Blends With the Beach

The Golf Club of Amelia Island

Golfers find one of North Florida’s few resorts that unites their love of the sport and the sea at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The Golf Club of Amelia Island features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA Tour veteran Mark McCumber and golf legend Gene Littler. The course offers challenging yet fun play with strategically placed bunkers and shifting ocean breezes and is lush and meticulously maintained. For golf tee time reservations, please call the golf shop at 904-277-0012.

Aerial view of a large building facing the ocean with lush greenery behind it
The Golf Club of Amelia Island

Par 72

Length 6,6692 yards

18 holes

Rates are seasonal and subject to change

The golf club is also home to The Academy, where personalized golf instruction is offered for players of all levels. For golf instruction please call The Academy at (904) 277-0012


Dan Hackney PGA: Lead Instructor
Professional Golfers Association of America
Class A Professional

Certified Performance Academy Instructors:
Trevor Hedges
Chris McDonald
Chase Garner 

Individual Private Lessons - $165 /guest/golfer
1 hour

Individual Private Lesson - $95 /guest/golfer 
30 minutes

Golf Clinic - $70 /golfer/guest 
1 hour

Lesson Packages - $775 /member/golfer 
Includes five (5) individual private lessons

  • Individual instruction

  • Group instruction

  • Private Clinics

  • 2 & 3 Day Golf Camps

  • Junior Golf Camps

  • Golf Fitness Programs

  • Club Fitting

  • Club Repair

  • Demo Clubs, sponsored by Titleist Golf
Ritz Kids

As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’”At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island our kid-friendly experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of Amelia Island, Florida. Immersive and adventurous, the experiences provide your child with enthralling activities during your family resort vacation on the East Coast. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from sand dunes and ancient forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Ritz Kids introduces our young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the supervised program entertain kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week. Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally. Activities, hours of operations, and pricing are subject to change. Please contact Ritz Kids for further details.

Monday - TRASH BASH - When we throw something away, where is away? What really happens to our trash? Learn how to help save our planet through art, games and, you guessed it, TRASH.

Tuesday - OCEAN MYSTERY - Ever wonder why ocean creatures look so strange to us? There is a reason-the ocean is full of mysteries and through challenge activities and games, we reveal the mysteries of the ocean.

Wednesday – SHARKS - Discover the world of sharks through games, activities and videos; learn about different kinds of sharks, why they are so misunderstood and how important they are to us and to the ocean.

Thursday - CORAL REEFS - Discover who the security guard is, the doctor is and who is responsible for keeping it all clean by playing games like Race to the Reef, while exploring the inner workings of a coral reef.

Friday - MYSTERIES OF THE MICRO WORLD - Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to an ant or a bug? We must look like giants. Imagine all the little things they see that we cannot because we are too big?

Saturday - CELEBRATE NATURE - Nature inspires creativity in many ways. In this activity look and listen to nature, as well as create your own art, music and dance as we explore the natural world around us.

Sunday - WHAT GOOD IS A TREE - Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein lead you in variety of games and activities that emprises how important trees are and why they are so special.

Children should bring bathing suits, shoes, sunscreen and extra dry clothes.

Season of Wonders | Nov 1 - Feb 28: Thursday – Sunday 

Spring to Treasure | March 1 - April 30: Daily

Summer of Discovery | May 1 - Labor Day: Daily

Autumn to Remember | September 5 - October 31: Daily

Our full-day program takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes juice, snacks and lunch.The program fee is $175 per child.

Our half-day program is available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the days that Ritz Kids is offered and includes juice and snacks. The half-day program fee is $100 per child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional fee.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within six hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

Kids' Night Out
  • Children ages 5-12 get a break from mom and dad with supervised movies, games and more during Kids’ Night Out available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening.

  • Kids’ Night Out is $100 per child and is complimentary for Club Level guests with advance reservations. Dinner is included. Program hours may be extended to 10 p.m. for an additional $25 per hour, per child with advance notice.

  • Cancellations must be received within six hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account. 24-hour advance reservations are requested.
In-Suite Camping Experience

Nurture your child’s imagination and spirit of adventure by adding an indoor pirate campout to your suite. Pirate-themed campout includes:

  • Pirate-themed tent with porthole window

  • Double feather bed, Ritz-Carlton Signature Pillows, waffle blanket and Frette linens

  • How I Became a Pirate by Melina Long and David Shannon

  • Treasure Chest & Pirate Map

  • Battery-powered camping lantern

  • Plush animal

  • Advanced reservations are recommended and based on availability. The Pirate Campout package cost is $125.00++ per night, subject to 24% service charge and 11% tax. Pirate Campout is recommended for children ages 4-10 with a maximum of one tent per suite. All amenities are intended for guests to keep with the exception of the tent and bedding. Additional amenities are available for a fee of $75 per child.

  • To add the Pirate Campout to your reservation or learn more information, please call (904) 277-1100.
Pirate Tuck-Ins
  • Share a private bedtime story with a buccaneer princess bearing treats and a keepsake with your very own Pirate Tuck-In.

  • Pirate Tuck-Ins are available for reservation from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings. $65 per child, plus $35 for each additional child.

  • 24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the Pirate Tuck-In start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.
Kids Time

Crafty Crew
Create a special souvenir to commemorate your island vacation on the Coast Lawn. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fee applies. Daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Shark Tooth Hunt
Search for fossilized shark teeth along the coastline. Offered daily at 4 p.m.


The pristine coastline at this north Florida hotel provides a picturesque setting for an array of activities and experiences. In and on the water, resort guests can learn to surf or stand-up paddle, explore the island by boat or kayak or relax at the oceanfront pool. The 18-hole championship golf course also takes advantage of the pristine coastline at this north Florida hotel provides a picturesque setting for an array of activities and experiences. In and on the water, resort guests can learn to surf or stand-up paddle, explore the island by boat or kayak or relax at the oceanfront pool. The 18-hole championship golf course also takes advantage of the beachfront setting to offer challenging and scenic play. Younger guests are given special attention with pirate tuck-ins, daily activities and Our Space, a family-friendly game room.

Couple horseback riding on beach.
Island Adventures
Couple horseback riding on beach.
Island Adventures

Celebrate an individual path or journey as a couple within a nurturing environment of privacy and exclusivity with your own personal wellness retreat. Designed as a unique expression of your goals, these personal wellness retreats include yoga and guided meditation sessions led by Yoga Nidra experts Liam and Radha Gillen. Whether you are just beginning your journey or traveling a familiar path, the resort provides the serene backdrop to enable your personal growth and success.

For more information or to reserve this package, please email

Beach Horseback Riding

Enjoy a serene horseback ride along the shores of the Atlantic. Amelia Island is one of the few places where beach horseback riding is permitted. Press 5019 to schedule this memorable experience.

Eco-Kayak Island Waterway Tour

Experience unspoiled natural beauty on a guided kayak tour through the scenic salt marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway. While paddling through the calm waters, you'll receive an interactive overview of the local eco-system and indigenous wildlife. Please call Riptide Watersports at (904)897-5687 for reservations and more information.
$85 per person /180 minutes

American Beach Bike Tour

From an opera singer who saved a beach, to a dune named “Nana” and a legendary nightclub played by musical greats Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong, the colorful history of American Beach provides a fascinating backdrop for a guided bike tour through one of Amelia Island’s oldest neighborhoods. Founded in 1935 as a summer escape for African-Americans in the days before desegregation, their stories live on thanks to the dedicated group of individuals who fought to preserve the historic community.

Bike Trails

Whether your rent a beach bike or bring your road bike, one can enjoy over 40 miles of bike trails on the island. To rent a beach bike contact (904) 321-5013. 

Transportation and tour guides are provided for all off-property activities. 24-hour advance reservations are required and can be arranged online or by calling (904) 277-1100. When submitting an online request, please specify the desired activity.

Plan Your Trip to Amelia Island, Florida.

Florida’s Atlantic coastline offers warm weather and warm water; both ideal for spending time outdoors and in the sea. When packing for a weekend getaway, it’s best to come with a few essentials in your bag.

Child making sandcastle on the beach.

Shopping at Amelia Island: Discovering Unexpected Treasures

The Shops at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island are a retail haven for high-end enthusiasts and luxury connoisseurs. You will be captivated by the beautiful gallery of shops and their inventory of the world’s top designers. Our exclusive hand-curated collections are sure to captivate your attention and delight your senses.

The Sundry

A destination for visitors and discerning locals alike, you’ll find everything you could possibly need from golf balls to Charleston Sea Jewels with their dazzling hand-embellished home décor.



Southern Tide

At Southern Tide, Amelia Island, exceptional craftmanship and classic style are the hallmarks of the lifestyle collection for women, men and boys. The UPF +50 performance shirt is made of a soft, anti-wrinkle and moisture wicking material that is perfect for any “on-the-go” activity. The look of Southern Tide is elevated enough for a night out to dinner in Salt, and casual enough for a bite to eat in Tidewater Grill.

The Boutique

Exclusive, curated collections from around the world stylishly complement your resort ensemble. Discover the best-of-the-best from designers Heidi Klum, Stella McCartney, Trina Turk, Diane Von Furstenberg, Cherie Dori, Christiana V, Gigi NY, Tom Ford, Gucci, Mystique, Bulgari, Bond Fragrances, Asprey of London and Jared Lang. Personal shopping and stylists are available.

The Signature Shop

Gentlemen can discover shopping in a relaxed, friendly yet exclusive environment of craftsmanship and luxury. Effortless style can be achieved with the tailored American clothing found in The Signature Shop from designers like Robert Graham, Bugatchi, Ted Baker and Southern Tide. Knowledgeable staff are on hand help you find your look.

  • Creating an experience perfectly tailored to your interests, style and budget, our personal shopper and stylist will provide a stocked closet pre-arrival or a shopping experience from the comfort of your own guestroom or suite.

  • An expert stylist will compile your preferences and sizes. Within 24 hours, guests may return to their room to find their closet fully stocked with an array of designer clothing and fragrance from designers such as Lilly Pulitzer, Ted Baker, Heidi Klum, Stella McCartney, Trina Turk, Diane Von Furstenberg, Cherie Dori, Christiana V, Gigi NY, Tom Ford, Gucci, Mystique, Bulgari, Bond Fragrances, Robert Graham, Asprey of London, Bugatchi, Creed and Jared Lang.

Our expert stylist and personal shopper will provide:

  • Appearance consultation, styling and personal shopping experience

  • White glove jewelry presentation and private shopping engagement

  • One-on-one wardrobe consultation and closet editing

  • ESPA beauty and makeup consultation at The Spa

  • Access to exclusive trunk shows, special openings & fashion events

  • Last-minute gift shopping

  • Emergency resort style kits

The personal shopping experience incorporates the season’s most coveted items for men or women and guests will have the opportunity to purchase the items of their choosing. Group shopping experi-ences are welcomed.

Appointments for personal shopping are available anytime at: (904) 277-1098. Email

Lilly Pulitzer® at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Representing the timeless beach spirit of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island proudly hosts the Lilly Pulitzer Boutique. Renowned for vivid prints and fun, innovative styles, Lilly Pulitzer is the iconic American resort-wear company. Step inside the only stand-alone Lilly Pulitzer® storefront in north Florida and explore the gorgeous range of products for all women and girls, including footwear, accessories, swimwear, luxletic activewear and yoga-inspired apparel, dresses, and children’s wear inspired by the beach resort lifestyle. Amidst the bright, hand-painted murals by Lilly Pulitzer® designers, an innate sense of fun pervades the boutique as shoppers lose themselves in a journey of discovery and are tempted by irresistible indulgences and delightfully unexpected experiences. When at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, be sure to dress the part and make your beach memories last forever.

A woman in a colorful dress
  • The sunniest days of people’s lives are spent in Lilly Pulitzer.

  • When 21-year-old Lilly eloped with Peter Pulitzer, they escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and sand of Florida. In the shadow of Peter's citrus groves, Lilly opened a juice stand. To disguise the juice stains on her clothing, she had a sleeveless dress made from colorfully-printed cotton. The classic shift dress shot to international fame and demand when Lilly's old schoolmate Jacqueline Kennedy, now the First Lady, appeared on a LIFE magazine cover wearing a "Lilly" dress, the brand's popularity took off.

  • We invite you to step inside and experience the bright, hand-painted world and beautiful patterns of the only stand-alone Lilly Pulitzer® boutique in northern Florida. Explore the gorgeous range of products for women and girls including signature dresses, footwear, accessories, yoga and swimwear, all inspired by the beach resort lifestyle.
On-Site Outlets

Spa Reimagination

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will be closed from October 23, 2023 - March 1, 2024, for reimagination that includes a refreshed Spa and a new Wellness Center. During this time, Spa services will available in a private space on the 2nd floor and fitness center is available 24-hours.
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The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton

Phone:   +1 904-277-1087
8:30 AM-6:00 PM
Appointment required
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The Golf Club of Amelia Island

The 18-hole, award winning golf course at The Golf Club of Amelia Island combines spectacular scenery with exhilarating golf experiences. Designed by PGA Tour veterans Mark McCumber and Gene Littler.

Phone:   +1 904-277-0012
Tee Times :
7:30 am - 5:30p
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Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is open 24/7 with room key access and is staffed daily 7am - 6pm.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Swimming Pool


Resort Pool

Mon-Sun : 6:00 AM-10:00 PM

Adult Only Spa Pool

Mon-Thu,Sun : 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Fri-Sat : 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

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