Vacation in Your own Back Yard

Residents in the Jacksonville, Florida metropolitan area can enjoy a vacation close to home on Amelia Island Plantation

Amelia Island Vacation

Amelia Island Vacation

Amelia Island, FL – Local residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy a vacation experience! Amelia Island Plantation offers many resort activities and events open to the public presenting locals with the ability to vacation in their own backyards this summer! From shopping in boutique stores or enjoying a treatment in our holistic Spa to dining on fresh seafood at the Verandah or events such as wine or gourmet food tastings, Amelia Island Plantation is a great destination for locals and visitors alike! Our unique Segway experience tours, family or youth Nature Camps, tennis clinics or the aviation themed night spot the Falcon’s Nest, are great ways to escape and rediscover the destination we call home.

The Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation, located on the south end of Amelia Island, are always open to the public to explore. Boutiques such as Chico’s, Amelia’s Signature Shop for logo souvenirs and Shoe Visions for the latest footwear and accessories are awaiting local shoppers. Harrison’s Mercantile features current trends for men and women and labels from Brighton to Polo. Resort to Home showcases everything decorative to take the resort home with you. Marche Burette is an old-fashioned gourmet food market also serving coffee and breakfast; a lunch menu made of up of deli sandwiches, wood fired pizzas, salads and organic specials; or Cooper’s Handmade Ice Cream and Desserts!

After a morning of shopping and lunch at Marche Burette guests can move over to The Spa & Salon to enjoy an array of services at our full service, holistic spa. Bordering on decadent, our services range from our signature Himalayan salt stone massage to an organic ladies facial or a sweet sugar glow body treatment. To soothe tired feet from the morning shopping spree, locals can try reflexology or aqua chi. The Salon provides manicures, pedicures, spray tanning and hair care and makeup from jane iredale. The Spa also offers a unique yoga experience in our tree house overlooking the Spa’s meditation garden and offers a Nassau County resident discount. Even the kids and teens can visit us for treats like a Princess Pedi or a Make-up Application and Lesson for teens.

Spa and Shops of Amelia Island

Spa and Shops of Amelia Island

This summer is packed with events in the Spa & Shops area from gourmet food or wine tastings, outdoor Movies Under the Stars for the family, art lessons or our weekly Boardwalk Bash. The Boardwalk Bash, held every Friday night from 5:00-8:00 in the summer, boasts $1 beer, live entertainment and other drink specials. The Bash is the place to be for Happy Hour on Fridays!

For a spectacular dining experience amidst the canopy of live oaks and the courts of Racquet Park, the Verandah restaurant offers fresh seafood, southern delicacies and mouth watering desserts. The house specialties include The Verandah Red House Grouper topped with a soft blue crab crust and finished with a sauvignon blanc butter sauce or the Amelia Island Mud Pie with chocolate ice cream, flavored with Kahlua, brandy and Tia Maria in an Oreo cookie crust, topped with fudge.

Amelia’s Wheels extends guided Segway tours to all guests to explore the property of Amelia Island Plantation in a unique way. A variety of tours travel throughout the maritime forests, past the Atlantic ocean, under the canopy of live oaks and to the marsh side of Amelia Island. Tours include junior or family experiences and a Segway Nature tour guided by one of Amelia’s naturalists. The Falcon’s Nest is an aviation themed pub with fascinating memorabilia from the aviation world including a replica of The Songbird, a Cessna 310B flown by America’s favorite flying cowboy of the 1950’s, Sky King. With pub fare, a martini menu and great atmosphere, the Falcon’s Nest is the perfect place for locals to “fly by” for a good time with friends.

Amelia Island Golf

Amelia Island Golf

Golf swings can be perfected at the Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy. Located at the prestigious Long Point Golf Course, the Golf Academy program is developmental as well as corrective to improve your golfing career. And locals can improve their tennis game with a scheduled private lesson or group tennis clinics at Racquet Park.

Residents from Jacksonville, Georgia or Nassau County are close enough to enjoy a vacation experience at Amelia Island Plantation while still enjoying the comfort of their own bed by night!

Amelia Island Plantation, Florida’s natural island destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Amelia River, just 29 miles northeast of Jacksonville International Airport.

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