Amelia Island Plantation Blog


Holidays at Omni Amelia Island

#HolidayFundays! Twinkling lights, cooler weather, delicious sweets, tacky sweaters... the holidays are finally here! Join us in celebrating this holiday season and the start of 2017 with a full assortment of amazing food, fun and festivities for the entire family.  Right now is the perfect time to get away and make new memories with your loved ones at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.  

2016 Amelia Island Labor Day Weekend

LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES • SEPTEMBER 2-5 "Winter is coming" and the 2016 Amelia Island Labor Day Weekend is the last chance to celebrate summer! Come bask in the sunshine, relax in our oversized infinity pool and help yourself escape reality by taking in the beauty of Amelia Island. Whether you've already booked a stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort or are still looking to make plans, we have a ton of activities that are sure to end your summer with a bang!

Amelia Island Valentine’s Day

Romance seems to just happen naturally on Amelia Island. Perhaps it's the setting. The location practically invites you to fall in love while enjoying its secluded shores, picturesque sunsets and sunrises, and all-around natural beauty. Maybe it's the tempo; relaxed and easy, it persuades you to slow down, take stock and appreciate what (or who) is right in front of you. Then again, maybe it's just something in the air, intoxicating old lovers and new ones alike. Whatever the reason, Amelia Island lends itself to romance and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, you're probably in the market for some romance.   Luckily for you, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort takes all of the work out of an Amelia Island Valentine's Day surprise. All you need to do is plan your trip. Once you and your sweetheart get here, we'll take care of the rest.

2016 Amelia Spatacular Month

Amelia Spatacular Month Returns! Everyone deserves to treat themselves on occasion and perhaps there's never been a better time to do so...Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Amelia Spatacular event returns to Amelia Island for a limited time only. From January 4—February 10, 2016, local residents from the Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville area will enjoy select $99 treatments at both The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island & The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Omni Spotlight: Dana Gatty

As the Lead Therapist for Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Dana Gatty spends his days catering to others' minds and bodies. Last year he developed the Strength Restoration Treatment protocol for The Spa in an effort to add a truly therapeutic offering for guests looking to enhance their flexibility and range of motion. The session proved especially beneficial to anyone suffering from stiffness or low back discomfort as it helps to restore balance across all major muscle groups attached to the pelvis. Incorporating active isolated stretching, Thai massage, and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Strength Restoration helps restore tight muscles to a more healthy length and in a more effective manner than with just traditional massage. The treatment has become a favorite among golfers who particularly like the treatment's ability to loosen their swing and add distance to their drive! We’re proud to feature Dana in this week’s blog…     Name: Dana Gatty Occupation: Lead Therapist at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Best part about your job: Our team and our guests both understand the need to maintain our bodies, minds and spirits through natural methods. Advice for people wanting to get into your field: Most therapists have nurturing personalities and are natural born givers. As a result, many tend to neglect themselves. Taking care of our bodies and following the same advice that we give to our clients will help prolong our career. Tips for our readers: Drink lots of water every day and remember to stretch, stretch, stretch! The older that we get, the more important it is to stay flexible and hydrated. Also, try massage yoga or acupuncture treatment before resorting to surgery. Hobbies: Golf, fishing, hiking and music. Favorite shows, books, movies: Big Bang Theory, the Bible, Groundhog Day Favorite bands: Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Earth Wind & Fire Favorite dish: Anything Italian! Best thing about Amelia Island: The peaceful and quiet nature of the island. Not to forget downtown Fernandina Beach! One thing our readers should know about you: I've been happily married for 25 years this September. My wife and I have three wonderful children and five grandchildren (with a sixth one on the way). Experience the benefits of Strength Restoration Treatment for yourself. Call The Spa (904-432-2220) and schedule an appointment with Dana today. Your body will thank you for it!  

Valentine’s Day on Amelia Island

  Hearken back to those days of yore, when you first fell in love. How fond are those first memories that you shared with your loved one? Dinner dates and movie nights happened on the regular and your Valentine was constantly showered with tokens of your affection. It was a budding romance, made up of mix tapes, handwritten notes, and lingering kisses. You pictured yourself spending the rest of your life with this person, growing old together, starting a family…

Natural Slice Pizza Now Offering Delivery

Think about some of the defining moments in our history…there was the fall of the Berlin Wall, Prince’s first album, Ross & Rachel tying the knot. Yes, the list goes on and on. We can only speculate for the most part about what great achievements will take place in 2014, but we can attest to at least one triumph of humanity that has already occurred. That’s right kids, Natural Slice Pizza and Surf Shop is now offering delivery (as if you didn’t already know). This is big news, especially to the folks living on the south end of the island, who have been plagued by a pizza draught for years on end now.

Love Our Locals at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

We could all stand to learn something from Mr. Rogers. I mean, the man knew a thing or two about community. Well in the spirit of such, let Omni Amelia Island Plantation start by saying thank you. Thank you, fellow islanders for being our neighbor and for helping us support this wonderful community. That’s why we’re offering a very special “Love Our Locals” event at The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. Join us from Friday, December 13 until Sunday, December 15 for a weekend of discounts and specials on items throughout our shopping village along with an $89 room rate (plus tax)…just in time for the holidays! Enjoy a 50-minute Swedish massage at the Spa for only $99 and receive a 10% discount on all retail items. Shop at Harrison’s Mercantile, Amelia’s Signature Shop, Natural Slice, or Marché Burette and receive a 20% on all merchandise. Additional Specials include…

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