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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

August 05, 2015 16:00 ET

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Is Just Far Enough Away for Summer's Last Fling

Resort Credits for Adventure, Relaxation and Everything in Between at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, located just off of Florida's northeastern coast, may just be the perfect accommodation to get away for one last summer, seaside escape. Located on a barrier island just thirty minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, is less than a two hour flight from many cities. With its oceanfront setting on 13 miles of dune-lined beaches bordered by State Parks to North and South, the setting immediately offers a respite as summer winds down and autumn schedules beckon.

No matter how long you stay there are endless opportunities to turn special moments into lifetime activities. Here are six destination suggestions from the resort's concierge:

1) Experience a Sea Turtle Nest Excavation.
Share the wonder of a turtle release as volunteers dig out a turtle nest, count hatchlings and rescue baby loggerheads and set them on course for a journey out to sea. There are over 100 turtle nests ready to hatch this summer and your visit might coincide with one.

2) Kayak The Creek.
Experience the thrill of a guided tour kayaking down Simpson Creek spotting Roseate Spoonbills, White Egrets and Herons seconds before they take flights. The creek meanders through the majestic beauty of Talbot Island State Park takes where Timucuan Indians once camped living off nature's bounty and pirates sought backwater refuge from their pursuers.

3) Beach Horseback Riding.
Amelia Island is one of Florida's last beaches with horseback riding. Try the Sea Ranch in Amelia State Park with a private trail leading to an isolated beach where you ride under the watchful eyes of experienced guides.

4) Surrender to The Spa.
Follow the ebb and flow of the tide with the Heaven in a Hammock treatment that combines the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with light massage, rocking and stretching, this treatment soothes tension and induces deep relation. Book any treatment and stay for the day soaking in the Amelia Island sun at The Spa's salt water, adult-only pool, rejuvenating in the eucalyptus-infused steam room and wet lounge.

5) Say a Special Goodnight to the Children with a Princess and Pirate.
Finish the day with a visit from Princess Amelia and a Pirate who will read your little ones a bedtime story and serve a snack of chocolate chip cookies and milk. (The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island also offers special treasure hunts and Pirate Parties and Princess Teas).

6) Take Your Taste Buds on an Adventure.
With diverse and wide-ranging tastings, Salt is fast becoming renowned as a true foodie Mecca where Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin transforms Florida specialties and American Contemporary favorites into culinary works of art.

This autumn, the resort is offering The Amelia Island Breakaway package with starting rates at $319 and a $100 daily resort credit for adventure, relaxation and everything in between for the ideal Florida vacation. For more information, call 904-277-1100 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida's premier oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, tennis, children's recreational programs and 446 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit For information on The Ritz-Carlton Company visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 89 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joe Murphy
    Director of Public Relations
    4750 Amelia Island Parkway
    Amelia Island, FL 32034
    Tel: (904) 321-5018
    Fax: (904) 277-1145
    Email: Email Contact