Why it’s worth traveling for…
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and offset by sand dunes and sea oats, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (designed in a U-shape to resemble a sandcastle) is known for its unspoiled coastal beauty. Located on Amelia Island, the southernmost part of the Sea Islands chain, the ambiance here — live oak trees dripping in Spanish moss, Gopher tortoises lumbering across flower-laden dunes, shrimp boats, and 13 miles of pristine beach — feels more like Georgia than Florida. Opened in 1991 as the first (and only) luxury property on the island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, designated with two AAA Five Diamonds, continues to wow with its chic coastal decor, stunning rooms with private balconies and sea views, and Michelin-trained chef. Rise early to take in the spectacular sunrise, cruise on one of the complimentary bikes along lush island trails, play a round of golf, slip into the spa, have a drink at the toe-in-the-sand Dune Bar, or simply relax under sky-blue umbrellas on the pristine beach.
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034 United States
+1 (904) 277-1100
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a 40-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport.
Join our Ritz-Carlton chef on a private excursion with a local charter boat captain to neighboring islands for a day of fishing and angling, then bring it back to the hotel where the chef will cook it for you, Amelia Island style. End the evening with a private beach bonfire by the dunes, complete with s’mores, blankets, and binoculars for stargazing.
Coastal Chic, Elegant
Salt (Fine-dining cuisine by Michelin-trained Chef Okan Kizilbayir whose pedigree includes 3-Michelin starred Le Bernardin, New York City, and Blue, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, by Eric Ripert. Try his infused salts and signature Tasting Menus)
Coast (Seasonal menu featuring fresh-caught fish, pasta, steaks, small plates, and Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes; shrimp and grits)
Coquina (Housed under a stunning palapa, known for its fresh-daily ceviche and flavors inspired by the island’s time as a Spanish territory)
Tidewater Grill (An ode to the local tidewaters, serving fish fresh from the boat and prepared with Chef’s personal recipes. Try the signature Lowcountry Shrimp Boil (fresh Mayport shrimp, new potato andouille, and corn).
The Lobby Bar (Known for its First Call infused bourbon tasting and Smoked Old Fashioned served under a domed glass. Savor made-to-order sushi over ocean and dune views)
Dune Bar (Rustic, toe-in-the-sand, beachfront bar, just steps from the water. Enjoy signature cocktails, craft beer and lite bites)
First Drop Coffee & Brew Bar (Fresh-roasted coffee, juices, handcrafted smoothies and milkshakes, plus carry-away small bites, breakfast and lunch sandwiches)
Spa (Stellar 27-treatment room spa featuring signature ocean-inspired treatments, hydrotherapy pools, steam and sauna, exclusive spa pool)
Nidra Yoga (Signature yoga, Mindful Meditation Program, and special weekend retreats)
Three swimming pools (Outdoor, indoor, and exclusive adults-only spa pool)
Golf (18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA Tour veteran Mark McCumber and golf legend Gene Littler.
Fully equipped gym
Tennis (Oceanfront clay court)
- Unspoiled coastal beauty and Southern charm; stunning location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and windswept sand dunes Rooms feature ocean views, spectacular sunrises.
- Michelin-trained Chef, AAA, five-diamond Salt restaurant
- Renowned beach ecology programs (families/teens), and Ritz Kids program, (ages 5-12)
- Breathtaking wedding venue