Escape to a Little Island Off the Florida Coast
I bet that you only think of Florida as the ideal place to escape the winter cold? And even with only a three hour direct flight from cities in the Northeast, Miami isn't top of mind to visit in the humid, hot summer. But Amelia Island's cooler micro-climate, most definitely should be as destinations in Northern Florida have the opposite season as their counterparts in South Florida.
I love The Ritz-Carlton brand, so where else to recommend but The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island?
If you need a few more reasons to make reservations, I have them.
The Spa: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers a "sunrise seaside cabana experience." Relax during the organic massage while listening to the sounds of the ocean (oh my!). Refresh with a glass of champagne to greet the sun.
The Food: Their restaurant, Salt, is known for the forty salts used tableside to enhance the flavor of the Chef’s contemporary cuisine. Learn about the specialty salts in the hotel's "Salt Immersion" class.
The Cooking School: Salt chef de Cuisine, Rick Laughlin hosts a highly interactive cooking school with a small group of guests who rotate in stations while cooking their multi-course lunch.
The Adopt a Dune Program: This " feel good factor" lets families donate to nurture the beautiful dune-lined, barrier island beaches of Amelia via Community Footprints Dune Restoration Fund.
The BMW Test Drives: Vroom-vroom. Hotel guests have the rare opportunity to take a test drive in the sleek, new BMW models.
By Michelle M. Winner, AFAR Local Expert
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4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA