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2015 Amelia Island Holiday Activities

Looking for 2015 Amelia Island holiday activities? Well you've come to the right place. So far 2015 has been an absolutely fantastic year for Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Just to list a few of our highlights and accomplishments:   1. Earning the Condé Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Award as one of Top 25 Resorts in Florida. 2. Hosting another successful Fish to Fork Weekend. 3. Kicking off monthly farm-to-table dinners at the Sprouting Project. 4. Updating everyone’s favorite water feature.    

November 5, 2015 - Leave a comment

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The Bluebird Project: 2015 Update!

You may remember a post that we wrote in May of last year on The Bluebird Project, where a select group of bird lovers took it upon themselves to increase the Eastern Bluebird population on Amelia Island Plantation by installing a number of nesting boxes around the property. Well we're proud to say that through the efforts of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the Amelia Island Plantation Community Association, and the golf course managers, The Bluebird Project continues to be a huge success...

April 24, 2015 - Leave a comment

Blog, Community, Nature, Other

Sprouting Project Dinners

Enjoy an intimate southern-inspired farm dinner at The Sprouting Project, our culinary team's answer to local sustainability. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation's state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden and large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This once-in-a-lifetime event will showcase both the creativity and culture of our chefs in a lush, outdoor setting.

March 31, 2015 - Leave a comment

Blog, Dining

2015 Amelia Island Concours Week Dinner

  Amelia Island Car Connoisseur Wine Dinner Start your engines–the 2015 Amelia Concours Week is right around the corner...Join us as we kick off Amelia Island's biggest weekend for car enthusiasts with a chef-prepared six course dinner with wine pairings. Priced at $150 per person, the Amelia Island Concours week dinner will showcase inventive cuisine & fantastic wines from Omni Amelia Island's Executive Chef, Daven Wardynski and his culinary team. The event begins on Friday Mar 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Reservations can be made by calling Sunrise Café at 904.432.1468 or on OpenTable.com.

March 4, 2015 - Leave a comment

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Amelia Island Golf

  Say Hello to the Man, the Myth, the Legend...   Ed Bowe is no stranger to the game of golf. Under his leadership, the Amelia Island Golf Academy has reached new levels of professionalism and teaching insight. As an instructor, Ed's experience includes several years with Hank Haney, the coach for Tiger Woods as well as the previous director of instructor training for ESPN Golf Schools. He has been at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, teaching guests and club members alike, since 2007. Ed’s signature instructional style transcends skill level, and resonates with even the most novices of players. So whether it’s private lessons, group clinics, or golf school, whatever your need may be, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy with Ed Bowe is probably the answer you're looking for. Planning on playing a round of golf on Amelia Island during your stay? Be sure your golf game is ready by signing up for some one-on-one instruction with Ed. Reservations can be made by calling the Omni Amelia Island Pro Shop at 904.277.5907. In the meantime enjoy the following video tip from Ed on how to hit longer and straighter drives from the tee. Oh, and be sure to say hi to Ed on Twitter.    

January 23, 2015 - Leave a comment

Blog, Golf, Other

Doubles Boot Camp 2015

  We Want You...For Doubles Boot Camp!   Believe it or not, the idea for Doubles Boot Camp sort of came on a whim.  Senior Director, Scott Colebourne and I were just sitting around one day discussing tennis and coaching strategies. We spent some time going over the evolution of Roger Federer's hair and we talked about how technique takes a very long time to master. What most players need to win is better strategy and tactics. We both agreed that changing your tactical approach or game plan is much easier to accomplish than say, developing a better forehand or a stronger serve. Since most adult players frequently play doubles, we felt that a camp specifically catered to doubles tactics and strategy would be just what our tennis program needed. With many camps (ours included) people come to learn better techniques and improve their weaknesses, but we wanted to change it up a bit and offer a camp that taught players ways to win using their existing game. Ultimately, the goal of the camp would be to get players to ask “when” to hit that forehand instead of “how” to hit it, which in our minds is much more important.

January 5, 2015 - Leave a comment

Blog, Events, Other, Tennis

Nature Center Animals

Our staff is completely ecstatic over the addition of three new critters to the Nature Center. These new tenants, all reptiles by classification, consist of one Western Hognose Snake, one Banded Water Snake and one Florida Softshell Turtle. The snakes are from Southern Reptile Haven, a rescue center based in Jacksonville, FL, while the turtle was donated to us from a local home. One thing is for sure...our new friends will be in good company with the other Nature Center animals as their roommates!

December 16, 2014 - Leave a comment

Blog, Nature

2014 Amelia Island Holiday Dining

This Holiday, We'll Set The Table Looking for some fantastic culinary options on Amelia Island for the holidays? Let the chefs at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation take care of you. Whether you’re vacationing down south for the winter or you’re a local islander, our culinary team is offering a number of ways to fill your belly with good cheer. From Christmas morning brunch to dinners-to-go, we’ve got your holiday season covered.

December 11, 2014 - Leave a comment

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