Luxury Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

January 15, 2013 | By

Massage treatment Room with private bath and showerMassage treatment room with private bath and shower

Massage treatment room with private bath and shower

If you are looking for a quiet getaway not too far from home, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.  Amelia Island is about 40 minutes from the Jacksonville, FL airport.  The Ritz-Carlton is a beautiful hotel that sits atop the dunes and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a great location for couples, families or a girls weekend at the spa.  You name it.  I had the great pleasure of spending some quality time in the spa (Louis, you did a great job!).  The spa features a private pool, which is great for those that don’t want to share a pool with families.  However, the main pool is a welcoming place for children of all ages.  There is a “splash zone” with fountains…  I know many an older child that would have loved to spend some time there.

The Salt Shop

The Salt Shop

In addition, I highly recommend you stop by The Salt Shop for the afternoon salt tasting.  My husband and I went and were completely enlightened regarding the many health benefits you receive from salt.  Not to mention impressed by the selection of gourmet and house infused salts.

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island has a resident pirate, who visited the lobby on Friday evening to toast the beginning of the weekend.  Kids and adults alike gathered around for a picture with the pirate and his macaw!

The staff at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island truly go out of their way to make everyone’s visit a memorable one.  They are friendly, outgoing and helpful at every turn.

Because Andavo Travel is a member of the Virtuoso luxury travel network, we are able to offer you the following complimentary amenities when you book your stay through one of our travel advisors.

  • Upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 spa credit, to be utilized during stay