Florida | Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13-miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination.

Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches and pristine waters whether it be just sunning on the beach or enjoying the many water sport options from parasailing, scuba diving or dophin watching. There is as much to explore on water as there is on land.

With 117 holes along the Atlantic Ocean (think of it as a 42 million square mile water hazard) the links of Amelia Island offer irresistible play for golfers of every skill. Alternatively, spend a few hours horse-back riding on the beach and in the dunes and bicycling on the many trails and paths.(Bike rentals are available throughout the island).

Stroll, shop and eat in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Down and around Centre Street, you’ll find a range of eclectic independent local businesses with genuine Southern charm.

Amelia Island serves up more than 70 independent restaurants, from the finest dining (one of Florida’s two five-Diamond restaurants) to charming bistros, local favorites, a blend of ethnic influences, and, of course, some of the world’s best and freshest seafood are all on the menu.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Amelia Island

moderate deluxe


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort covers 1,350 acres of lush landscaped grounds overlooking the Atlantic, and is just 29 miles from Jacksonville Airport.


A variety of accommodation is available, with a choice of deluxe oceanfront hotel rooms or villas. The 404 rooms in the Amelia Hotel have been recently renovated to add Egyptian cotton linens, flat screen television, iPod docking stations and new modern furnishings. The one, two and three bedroom villas are all unique and very spacious with some boasting a private pool. Guestrooms located within the villas are also available.


  • Falcon’s Nest: pub-style dining
  • Marche Burette: French-style deli
  • Marsh View Bar & Grill: southern-inspired casual fare
  • Natural Slice: pizzeria
  • Oceanside: poolside fare
  • Seaglass: small plates and handcrafted cocktails
  • Sunrise Café: buffet breakfasts
  • Verandah: seafood
  • Two pools, a splash park, two hot tubs and sundecks
  • Beach services
  • The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation
  • 54 holes of championship golf
  • Fitness centre
  • 23 tennis courts
  • Nature Centre
  • Camp Amelia: kids' club
  • Arcade centre

    From £134 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Deluxe Ocean View room. Other room categories available on request.

    Florida's A1A

    15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS

    Begins Jacksonville and ends Miami.


    Year round


    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated


    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Jacksonville. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel on Amelia Island.
    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation


    Amelia Island is the first beach destination located on the A1A route in the northeast of Florida. Close to Amelia Island is quaint Fernandina Beach, which is well worth a visit. For the rest of the time you may choose to enjoy a game of golf or just relax by the pool or on the beach.
    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation 


    Driving distance: 75Mi/120Km
    As the A1A extends south, enjoy a slight detour from the coast as it journeys through Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches to St Augustine. For your two night stay in St Augustine, we have selected a beautiful resort property. On your second day relax, relax with a round of golf, enjoy time by the pool and make the most of the wonderful facilities at this great resort.
    Hotel: Casa Monica Hotel


    Driving distance: 59Mi/94Km
    There are numerous small beach resorts dotted along the coast as you head for Daytona. You can enjoy a visit to Marineland of Florida around half way through your journey. Daytona is home to the infamous speedway races, beginning with the Rolex 24 and ending with Daytona 500, all taking place in January and February. Take a walk along the Main Street Pier or the oceanfront boardwalk, or relax on Daytona Beach - one of the best in Florida, so it’s ideal for a day of relaxation.
    Hotel: The Shores Resort & Spa


    Driving distance: 128Mi/206Km
    After New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, A1A stops and gives way to nature and technology at the Canaveral National Seashore and NASA Kennedy Space Centre. South of Cape Canaveral, the route starts again around Cocoa Beach. From here it’s just a leisurely drive to Vero Beach. We've included another 'non driving' day, so plenty of time to relax once again and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast of Florida.
    Hotel: Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

    DAYS 10, 11 & 12 PALM BEACH

    Driving distance: 79Mi/127Km
    Between Vero Beach and Palm Beach you will pass through dozens of small beach communities, with the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Florida Intra-coastal on your right. Whilst in Palm Beach you are close to some of the finest shopping you could imagine. Complemented by fine restaurants, this really is a millionaire's playground. We've included a total of three nights at The Breakers, so not only can you enjoy Palm Beach but can also take advantage of the magnificent facilities and surroundings of the hotel.
    Hotel: The Breakers

    DAY 13 MIAMI 

    Driving distance: 85Mi/136Km
    With today’s journey taking you through famous resorts such as Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, you will need to allow plenty of time for the journey. Even though you are not driving too many miles, there is lots to see! As A1A comes to an end in Miami Beach, it’s perhaps appropriate that you’ve arrived in one of Florida’s liveliest resorts, so it’s time to party! South Beach is great fun, both by day, and, especially by night.
    Hotel: Loews Miami Beach


    Whether you choose to spend today shopping or just relaxing on the beach, you are sure to look back on your A1A memories and look forward to your next visit. Take the short drive to Miami Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK. 


    From £2155 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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