Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation

39 Beach Lagoon Rd., Amelia Island, Florida, 32034, USA

This huge resort (1,350 acres) was folded into the Omni hotel chain and transformed by an $85-million renovation and expansion in 2013, including 155 additional oceanfront rooms and stunning oceanfront Beach Club pools. The emphasis is on family-oriented accommodations and activities, including golf courses (54 holes, some oceanfront), 23 Har-Tru tennis courts, and expansive spa facilities. Dining options have expanded to nine, including a private chef's kitchen, French-style market and deli, and pizzeria, all overseen by a chef who is dedicated to local and sustainable food. All hotel rooms are oceanfront, with private balconies or patios. If the sound of waves crashing on the beach doesn't lull you to sleep, the luxurious beds and bedding should do the trick. With ancient oaks, marshes, and lagoons, the resort is also a worthy destination for nature walks, cycling, fishing, and guided kayak tours. Extensive kids' programs give grown-ups a bit of time to themselves. Villas, which can be rented through the Omni, are privately owned, so availability, amenities, and decor vary.

PROS

  • all rooms oceanfront with private outdoor space
  • extensive kids' programs
  • largest poolscape in northern Florida

CONS

  • some facilities require a golf cart or shuttle ride
  • $25 a day resort fee for Wi-Fi, parking
  • remote from town

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Views, Family
Casual
On the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 904-261–6161 | 800-843–6664

HOTEL DETAILS

404 rooms, more than 300 villas
Rate Includes: No meals

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