The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

It’s tough to out simply why this inn has this sort of air of mystery. maybe it’s the complimentary chocolate chip and oatmeal-raisin cookies waiting for visitors. Or perhaps it’s the wood-paneled lobby living room overlooking the sea, where visitors obviously gravitate to chat, sip coffee, read the newspaper, or have a drink. regardless of the purpose, this 444-room belongings is pure AAA 5 Diamond magic. The grounds have played host to presidents, vice presidents, and first women. It’s the spot Jacksonville’s elite pick out for the occasional weekend getaway. The Ritz is placed approximately half-hour from Jacksonville international Airport and about 20 mins from the quaint fishing village of Fernandina beach. All rooms have ocean or coastal perspectives, that means that your room faces the ocean both without delay or from an angle. (The coastal views are quality, and the rooms a piece less expensive.) All rooms have non-public balconies. The big toilets are done in grey marble. Room facilities encompass high-priced 400-thread matter, Egyptian cotton linens, iPod docking stations, plush robes, espresso and tea chests, european bathtub necessities, 37-inch flat display TVs, visitor-Tek wi-fi carrier, two times-each day maid provider, and, of path, 24-hour in-room dining. Play golf and tennis, bob around in either the heated outdoor pool or the heated atrium pool, workout within the health and gym with a private teacher, or take pleasure in a spa service. Kiddies need now not be bored (or a buzz-kill), the children’s pool and playground, nanny carrier, and the Ritz kids day camp provide masses of diversions to hold them occupied. The inn staff additionally has lots of amusing setting together themed weekends and excursion activities. as an example, during the winter holidays the pastry chef creates a massive gingerbread residence, huge enough to walk into, for the motel foyer, and the lodge gives sleigh rides on Florida snow (a.ok.a. the white sandy beach) entire with a bonfire and warm chocolate on the give up of your sleigh experience. Don’t leave out the weekly Sunday brunch, which has been named “nice Brunch on the first Coast” by Water’s area magazine.