The 13-mile long Amelia Island offers a different side to Florida. Uncrowded golden sand beaches, verdant salt marshes and coastal maritime forests filled with wildlife make it an appealing destination all year round. Meanwhile, the Victorian architecture of downtown Fernandina Beach exudes charm.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is perched on a beautiful stretch of Atlantic coastline. The island’s most luxurious resort celebrated its 30th birthday in 2021 and with it came an extensive revamp by design powerhouse Wimberly Interiors (responsible for the restoration of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express amongst other notable projects.)
The Atlantic Suite is one of the resort’s best. Refined parquet flooring, vaulted ceilings, statement lighting and dark lacquer furniture are softened with textiles inspired by the natural world. A stone fireplace in the lounge adds a touch of drama in the winter months while the two private balconies overlooking the ocean are sunspots in the summer.
As is customary with The Ritz-Carlton, suite guests gain exclusive access to The Ritz-Carlton Club. Hosted by a dedicated concierge, every guest is catered for, with special visits from a pirate captain and candy seashells for the kids and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the adults.
Atlantic Suite guests will also benefit from a dedicated private area on the beach complete with refreshments and lunch delivered straight to your sun loungers.
The hotel’s holistic spa has a stellar reputation and offers everything from reflexology to meditation retreats, as well as a host of beauty and relaxation treatments inspired by the island's surroundings. Try the Ocean Healing Treatment which combines sea salt exfoliation with a warm stone massage for deep relaxation as well as glowing skin.
To get to know the island’s ecosystem better, book an Ecology Field Trip, a day-long expedition with the resort’s on-site expert naturalist.
|Company||The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island|
|Location||Amelia Island, Florida 32034, USA|
|Price per night ($)||5,000|
|Number of bedrooms||One bedroom |
|Features - in suite||Dining room |
Walk in wardrobes
|Leisure facilities - Hotel||Fire pit |
|Luxury and privacy options||Packing/unpacking service |
|Size of master bed||King (152 × 198cm) |
|Number of bathrooms||Two bathrooms |
|Number of floors||One floor |
|Disability aids||Accessible parking |
Adapted bathroom features
Entire unit located on ground floor
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Hotel facilities for disabled guests
Step free access throughout suite
Upper floors accessible by elevator
|Food and drink facilities - Hotel||Private Dining |
|Number of restaurants||Six restaurants |
|Business facilities - Hotel||Board room |
|Number of dedicated staff||One member of staff |
|Exclusive guest services||Dedicated concierge/guest relations manager |
|Views||Sea views |
|Outside space||Balcony |
|Luxury brands||Nespresso |
|Sustainability initiatives||Recycling systems - Food |
Recycling systems - Glass
Recycling systems - Metals
Recycling systems - Paper/card
Recycling systems - Plastic
Local charity support
76-100% (Energy - Renewable sources)
Linen and towel reuse programs
|Bed linen brand||Frette |
|TV size||65" |