There is a unique opportunity in northeastern Florida for a getaway that provides privacy and all the benefits and amenities of staying at a big resort at the same time. At the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation, you can stay in a luxurious private villa but have exclusive access to all the amenities of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. You really get the best of both worlds during your oceanfront villa getaway on Amelia Island.
About The Island
Found in northeastern Florida, Amelia Island is loved for its uncrowded beaches, world class golf courses, fantastic restaurants, historical destinations and festivals. The shoreline here is 13 miles long and the beaches are wide, framed by gorgeous sand dunes. Collect all the shells you want here. The water is pristine, and huge tidal pools form that are perfect for kids to splash around in.
For dining choices, there is a little bit of everything. In fact, there are two 5 Diamond restaurants in all of Florida and one of those is in Amelia Island. Whether you want a casual dining experience, ethnic food or local food, you will find it all here. Amelia Island is a popular destination for golfers from all over the world. There are multiple courses, some with holes on the shores of the Atlantic. Fort Clinch, one of the best state parks in Florida is here. Amelia Island is a world class destination.
About The Villas
The Villas of Amelia Island are simply luxurious. If you come here to get away from life, why not do so in privacy and luxury? There are a variety of one, two and three bedroom villas available to suit your needs. The villas include all the amenities you would expect in a hotel room. Some pets are allowed in some of the villas. The rooms in the villas are spacious, and the decor is modern and calming.
The Villas were created with a commitment to preserve the natural beauty of the area. This getaway in paradise exists in harmony with the natural environment. While staying here, you can take in centuries-old live oaks, the Atlantic Ocean, gorgeous beaches and lush marshes. They didn’t clear cut the area to develop. Everything here was built with the natural beauty of the area in mind.
Pick your villa based on where you want to be on the island or what you want to do. There are villas with views of the ocean, the marsh, the golf course, and more. There are actually 12 villas to choose from, such as the Shipwatch Villas. The Shipwatch Villas are on the ocean. There are one, two, and three bedroom villas available and many have oceanfront views! Relax by the pool or have your morning coffee out on your private balcony. The landscaping all around the facility is lush, green and just looks classically Florida.
The Shipwatch Villa on the ocean has a full kitchen so you can cook if you want. However, restaurants are nearby. The Falcon’s Nest is just a walk away. This family friendly pub is the perfect stop for a meal after a fun day of taking in the island.
We love that we don’t feel like you are in a dark, dungeon-like hotel room here. The entire place of Shipwatch Villa is full of gorgeous sunlight. No tacky, out of date furniture or ugly paintings anywhere to be seen! This place is well designed and lovely.
About the Activities
Visit the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort to enjoy the amenities there, included in your stay at the Villas.
Here you can swim and relax at the largest pool scape in North Florida. There is an infinity edge adult swimming pool, a 10,000 square foot family friendly pool, hot tubs and a splash park for kids. Make a reservation for some pampering at the spa and salon.
Visit the French style deli and go shopping in the shopping village onsite. All of this is off of 3.5 miles of private beach.
You can arrange many activities that will allow you to take in the best that Amelia Island has to offer. The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Program at the Villas is one of the top tennis programs in the country. Schedule a Guided Segway Tour to see the sights in a new way. Heron’s Cove Adventure Golf is miniature golf fun for the whole family.
Nature programs for the family include crabbing, fishing, treasure seeking, snake discovery, shark tooth hunts and more. Take a bike hike or a marsh walk. All this is available through the Villas of Amelia Island.
If you love to shop, there are lots of options here as well. This is not your normal boring shopping mall experience though. You get to shop at the most adorable little shops set in the perfect Amelia Island natural scenery.
With so many activities and sights to see all over the Villas and the Omni, you might want some wheels to get around. At Amelia’s Wheels you can rent bicycles, golf carts (or Island Hop as the locals call it) or Segways. There are wide bike trails that go pretty much anywhere you want to go.
Outside the Villas and the Omni, but still nearby, you can embark on an Amelia river cruise, tour the Marlin and Barrel Distillery where they make vodka and rum, take your kids to the Pirate Playground, go kayaking or paddle boarding, and ride horses on the beach.
Amelia Island truly is a gem. The natural beauty is breathtaking. There are activities that everyone will enjoy whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or with your family. Staying at the Villas is the perfect balance between the conveniences and amenities of a resort with the privacy of staying in a private residence. Add Amelia Island and a stay at the Villas to your to do list this summer!
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