The Amelia Island Plantation has always been noted for its environmentally conscious development, which is evident in the 1,350-acre resort and residential community. Opened in 1972 as Florida's first green resort, its winding roads and paths meander through a canopy of live oaks and woodlands that shelter natural brush and lush landscaping.
The property, nestled between the dune-swept beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and natural salt marshlands of the Intracoastal Waterway, is now under the Omni brand and has just undergone an $85-million re-imagination featuring a new arrival sequence upon setting foot in the lobby. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking fire and water features; and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean provide an unparalleled start to guests beach vacation experience.
The resort's accommodations include deluxe hotel rooms to three-bedroom villas and penthouses that offer guests to the area a wide variety of lodging choices. An on-property transportation system conveniently links guests to the many resort amenities the spa, restaurants, shops, health and fitness center, pools, tennis and golf.
Of course, one amenity stands out above the rest miles of beautiful white sand beaches are accessible to residents and visitors alike.
The Plantation is also a residential community that contains over 600 single-family homes, over 950 villas and 400 undeveloped home sites. Its final phase of development will be an oceanfront neighborhood that will include three new oceanfront villa buildings, as well as, 33 oceanfront and fairway home sites.
Although Amelia Island Plantation is an all-inclusive resort, you are just a short drive away from wonderful sightseeing opportunities on Amelia Island, including Downtown Fernandina Beach's 50-block Historic District with additional shopping, the Amelia Island Museum of History and Fort Clinch State Park.