Amelia Island Plantation Blog

Touching Clouds on Aerial Tour of Amelia Island

I have been best friends with the same girl since high school. Her name is Amy Surber. She has always been a daredevil and I have not. Whether it is skydiving, bungee jumping or trapeze school, she is always trying to talk me into something adventurous! She caught me off guard recently and I agreed to go power hang gliding with her. I suppose what really sold me was that it was an aerial tour of Amelia Island. Not only do I love Amelia Island, I work at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. We are just completing an $85 million Re-Imagination and I wanted to see all of the renovations from the air. Albeit, I’d prefer to have gone in an aircraft that had sides!

February 27, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Recreation

Dr Seuss Birthday Party Celebrates
Read Across America

Would you, could you, come and play?  Join Omni Amelia Island Plantation as we host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party to celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America program with a Seussical party at the new Heron's Cove Adventure Golf and Canopy Park on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm! Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Tanner the Turtle, the resort's recreation mascot, will host an afternoon of fun for the whole family on March 2nd featuring a bounce house, activities, crafts, guessing games, story time, Segway demonstrations, Seussical snacks and critter talk at the Nature Center.  For the second year, Tanner the Turtle has planned a whimsical afternoon of fun and interactive learning for kids of all ages.  The event is complimentary with crafts, games and snacks individually priced. Donate a Book, Save a Buck! Bring a gently used or new children's book to donate to BOOKS-A-GO GO, an international non profit organization that collects children's books to provide low income families, and receive $1 off a round* of miniature golf at the new Heron's Cove Adventure Golf! A great way to to try out the new putt-putt course at Amelia Island Plantation! *Discount is only good for $1 off one round of miniature golf per person, not based on the number books donated. National Education Association's Read Across America The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 16th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. So come one, come all, come big, come small to the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on March 2!

February 20, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Events, Recreation

Festivals of Speed Amelia Island
Motorsports Collection & Luxury Lifestyle Event

It's that time of year again when the traffic slows down on Amelia Island.  Locals or regular Amelia Island visitors know it well.  Each March, a selection of antique, collector and specialty cars descend upon on our coastal island for the annual Gooding & Company Car Auction and the Concours D' Elegance causing the traffic to slow down to both enjoy the sights of the passing vehicles but also to accommodate the antique cars that don't go much faster than 20 miles per hour! To add to the car excitement this year, we are hosting the new inaugural Festivals of Speed Amelia Island at Omni Amelia Island Plantation! 

February 19, 2013 - Leave a comment


Verandah Restaurant Reopens
Serving a Southern Twist on
an Amelia Island Seafood Restaurant

Southern.  Seafood.  Traditional.  Unexpected.  Sustainable.   The new and Re-Imagined Verandah restaurant at Omni Amelia Island Plantation has reopened and is serving up a fresh new twist for an Amelia Island seafood restaurant! The Verandah restaurant has been a long revered favorite for Amelia Island locals and guests alike for many years.  The Amelia Island seafood restaurant closed this past December to undergo its own Re-Imagination with a facelift of the interior design and a new spin on its food.  The Verandah serves a southern inspired menu, specializing in fresh traditional seafood and ingredients sourced from our neighboring waters, local farms and sustainable fisheries across the country. 

February 13, 2013 - Leave a comment


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