Amelia Island Plantation
P.O. Box 3000
Amelia Island, FL 32035-3000
(800) 874-6878 or (904) 261-6161
Fax: (904) 277-5945 www.aipfl.com
Resort Overview: This beautiful, environmentally conscious resort is located on the Atlantic Ocean about 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The 1,350-acre privately-owned resort and residential community features miles of wide, white sand beaches; world-renowned golf and tennis facilities; a children's program for kids ages 3-10; dining; family recreation including miles of bike trails; shopping and entertainment; and a complimentary on-property transportation system. This is an excellent property to consider if you're looking for a self-contained resort with top-notch facilities or a good place to hold a spring, summer or fall family reunion.
Accommodations: Amelia Island Plantation offers guests a wide variety of lodging choices, ranging from deluxe hotel rooms to three-bedroom villas and penthouses -- with a choice of ocean or resort views. Suites, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units are also available. Guests may choose from a total of more than 650 guest accommodations on property. Rates vary by view, location and season, and range from $152 per night for a resort-view hotel room for two persons in low season to $546 per night for a ocean-view three-bedroom villa for six persons in high season. Special packages and deals are available, so call or visit the web site for more information.
Restaurants: The Verandah is Amelia Island's fresh seafood and family-style restaurant. Kids' menus are available here, and kids eat free with a paying adult at selected times during the year. Specials at the resort change nightly. The Beach Club Grill is another family-friendly spot, with casual dining by the pool. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more. For casual counter service for breakfast or lunch, try The Coop, an indoor-outdoor eatery featuring sandwiches, salads and burgers. Guests looking for a fancier oceanfront dining experience will enjoy The Dining Room at the Amelia Inn & Beach Club, a dressier alternative for dinner. The restaurant features aged prime beef, fresh seafood, and chef's selections of the day. A superb Sunday brunch and daily breakfast buffets are also offered. Other dining options include The Golf Shop Restaurant for breakfast and lunch, Roberto's Pizza, and room service.
Children's Programs: Amelia Island Plantation's "Kids Camp Amelia" is offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. year round. There are also special sessions on Sundays during holiday periods. The program is available to children ages 3-10. Generally, age groups are "Minnows" (ages 3-4), "Sandpipers" (ages 5-7) and "Chameleons" (ages 8-10). The camper to counselor ratio is: 3-4 years, 5:1; 5-7 years, 7:1; 8-10 years, 9:1. Activities include sea shell scavenger hunts, guided nature walks, swimming and day trips. Parents can also arrange for pre-screened babysitters through the resort. In addition, a "Just for Kids" themed dinner program for kids ages 3-10 is offered on Wednesday through Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. from March 1-September 6, and every Friday and Saturday from September 10-February 26. Children must be toilet trained to participate in the Just for Kids program. The resort offers junior golf and tennis clinics, and selected pre-teen and teen activities are available during the summer months and holiday seasons.
Golf: Amelia Island Plantation currently offers 54 holes of championship golf on property. Recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the best golf resorts in America, the property's courses capture the natural elements of the island's terrain while allowing players of varying skill levels to create their own golf experience. The 36 hole Amelia Links course was designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed, while the 18 hole Long Point course was designed by Tom Fazio. This Long Point course was named by Golfweek magazine as one of "America's 75 Best Resort Courses". Amelia Island Plantation has seven holes playing along the Atlantic Ocean - more than any other resort in the U.S.
Tennis: Amelia Island Plantation has 23 courts available for guests.
Swimming: In addition to the 3 ½ miles of Atlantic Ocean beach, Amelia Island has 23 on-site pools. The pool deck at the Amelia Inn & Beach Club comprises two large free-form pools with an additional wading pool for kids and an outdoor spa. Most of the condominium complexes also have their own pool areas.
Other Activities and Amenities: Other activities available at Amelia Island include more than 7 miles of biking and nature trails; paddle boats; fishing and sailing; horseback riding at nearby Seahorse Stables; kayaking; nature tours with a full-time naturalist; a health and fitness center; and shopping.
More Information: For more information on Amelia Island Plantation, call 800-874-6878 or visit their website at www.aipfl.com.