The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation

39 Beach Lagoon Rd | Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-5477  [SEE MAP]Fernandina Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Resort has 23 tennis courts, three golf courses and a kids club
Few area amenities sit within walking distance
Located on Amelia Island (about 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville), this resort's villas each offer lush views of the surrounding trees, the golf course or the ocean. And the accommodations are large enough (offered as studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units) to room at least four vacationers, making this a great option for families. Guests love the plethora of activites available to travelers of all ages. Kids can make new friends in the Camp Amelia program while parents play a round on one of three golf courses. There are also 23 fast-dry clay tennis courts, nature programs, bike rentals and yoga classes at the fitness facility. If you prefer to do things as a family, sign up for a Segway tour of the island. And like any Florida resort worth its salt, The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation boasts a variety of restaurants. You'll find this Omni-affiliated property centrally positioned on the island between the ocean and A1A.
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Location
Fernandina Beach, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 314 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Secluded, wooded grounds envelope this extensive 1,350-acre waterfront property with restaurants, shops and a spa; some villas offer ocean views. A large variety of unit styles is available.

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This huge resort (1,350 acres) was folded into the Omni hotel chain and transformed by an $85-million renovation and expansion in 2013, including 155 additional oceanfront rooms and stunning oceanfront Beach Club pools. The emphasis is on family-oriented accommodations and activities, including golf courses (54 holes, some oceanfront), 23 Har-Tru tennis courts, and expansive spa facilities.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1454 have reviewed the The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1454 reviews 4.0 (based on 1454 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation evoke a classic beach vibe, with bright patterned fabrics making up much of the decor. Several buildings are located across the property, so many of the rooms and villas differ in style and amenities. Standard guest rooms have studio layouts with balconies or patios, coffee makers and Essential Elements toiletries, while larger villas come with separate bedrooms and kitchens. All accommodations overlook the ocean or the resort's golf courses, lake or tennis center.
  • Daily resort fee of $25 covers local phone calls and in-room Wi-Fi access and coffee service

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on Amelia Island about 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, this oceanfront resort gives guests access to a plethora of indoor and outdoor amenities. Few facilities sit within walking distance of the resort, however, visitors have access to a variety of shops and restaurants on-site. To get around the sprawling property, guests can take the resort's shuttle, which is covered by the daily resort fee.
  • Approximately 31 miles northeast of Jacksonville International Airport
  • Free self-parking and beach access provided
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

With eight dining establishments located throughout The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, guests will not have to travel far for meals. Those in a casual mood will enjoy Oceanside, which serves Caribbean cuisine with a Florida twist in a breezy beachfront environment. At Oak Marsh golf course's Marsh View Bar & Grill, diners can savor Southern-inspired fare while taking in marsh and golf course views. For a traditional breakfast buffet, there's Sunrise Café. And if the kids are in tow, consider grabbing a slice of pizza at Natural Slice.
  • Room service available daily from 6:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Marché Burette has casual breakfast and lunch bites, as well as a grocery and wine section
  • Falcon's Nest features pub fare in an aviation-influenced space with TVs, billiards tables and military aircraft memorabilia

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Guests of The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation have access to a multi-tiered pool area that's shared with the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. This pool area features an adults-only pool positioned above a family-friendly pool and splash zone. An heated indoor lap pool and a whirlpool are also available year-round in the fitness center.
  • Many villas include access to semi-private pools
  • Two outdoor hot tubs available
  • Family swim hours at indoor pool held every day between noon and 5 p.m.
  • Daily resort fee includes access to property's beach
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Guests of The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation can visit the full-service spa, which is shared with the resort's adjacent sister property. Standard massages, body treatments, facials and nail services are offered, as well as hair care, men's services and sports recovery treatments.
  • Spa and salon open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m.; Sundays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Saunas and steam rooms available in fitness center

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Guests of The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation can take advantage of a variety of family-friendly amenities, including bike rentals and a children's splash park. When parents need a chance to get away, kids can head to Camp Amelia, which features supervised games, crafts and nature activities for kids ages 4 through 12. The kids club is open daily between November and early September and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the off-season. In the peak season, lunch is included in kids club sessions.
  • Resort's Tanner the Turtle mascot greets kids throughout the property
  • Family activities like making s'mores on the beach and board game nights available weekly on Fridays or Saturdays
  • Lounge with foosball and air hockey tables and video games open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation offers the Health & Fitness Center, where a variety of cardiovascular machines that are equipped with built-in TV monitors are housed. Guests can also access one of 23 Har-Tru tennis courts as an additional fitness option. Other fitness-focused activities include fee-based nature walks, bike tours and kayaking and paddleboarding excursions.
  • Fitness center open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yoga classes offered for $18 per person
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Between The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, there's more than 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space in which to host corporate functions. Most of the property's meeting facilities are located in the Amelia Conference Center, which can host up to 1,800 guests. Several outdoor venues and the Racquet Park Conference Center can also be reserved for business functions. Additionally, meeting planners can coordinate team-building activities, such as luaus, beach tours and community service events, to help colleagues come together in a more casual environment.
  • Business center is accessible from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Number of meeting rooms28

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation welcomes cats and dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less in select accommodations. Guests will be charged a nonrefundable pet deposit depending on the size of their room or villa.
  • Pet fees start at $175
  • Only one pet is permitted in each pet-friendly accommodation
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the resort's 54 holes of oceanfront golf spread across three courses: Oak Marsh, Ocean Links and Long Point. Although Long Point is typically reserved for club members, guests of The Villas can reserve tee times a day in advance. All three courses are shared with the resort's adjacent sister property, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.
  • Golf courses open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Junior and family rates available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Couples wishing to host wedding events here will have many indoor and outdoor venues to choose from. Beach ceremonies can be hosted for an unlimited number of guests, and an octagonal venue with wooden beams and a stone fireplace is also available for banquets with up to 160 people. Though unaffiliated with the resort, the nearby Amelia Plantation Chapel can also be reserved for ceremonies.
  • Additional outdoor venues include a lawn and a terrace that overlooks the ocean
  • Music cannot be played after 10 p.m. at Walker's Landing
  • Bridal spa services available

Maximum wedding guest capacityNone

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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