Amelia Island Plantation Blog

September Amelia Discovery Deal ADDs Fun to Your Fall

Having first introduced the Amelia Discovery Deal in August, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is reaching out to local residents again with another special bundle of discounted activities and dining credits for the month of September. Come discover all the fun that can be had right in your own backyard and ADD a little enjoyment to your fall! Our September ADD includes a one-hour tennis clinic with Cliff Drysdale Tennis professionals, your choice of  massage or facial; and lunch at Marché Burette, all for $110.

Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championship

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, may people start to think about all things FALL - from cooler temperatures to everything pumpkin-flavored to the long-awaited return of football season.  But for tennis enthusiasts, something else is also on the horizon.  The Amelia Island Women's Tennis Championship is returning to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation September 22-29th! Presented by Emanon Records, the women's professional tennis event is coming back to Racquet Park for it's fourth year.  The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit event  has quickly become a fixture on the local tennis calendar, providing great spectator opportunities for tennis enthusiasts.  The Amelia Island event features rising women competitors contending head-to-head on the tennis resort’s 23 Har-Tru courts over a week to crown a champion.

August 26, 2013 - Leave a comment

Events, Tennis

Labor Day at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

If you're looking for some end-of-summer fun this Labor Day weekend then you're in for a treat at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation!  From live music and a Shrimp Boil to family activities and a golf scramble, we have lots of fun lined up this Labor Day at Omni Amelia Island Plantation to finish off your summer and send you into the fall dreaming of your next summer vacation. On Thursday, August 29th kick things off with our dance party to learn the famous Tanner the Turtle dance by the pool and then treat your self to a traditional Shrimp Boil at Marché Burette from 5-8pm with local shrimp, corn, potatoes, onions and sausage.

August 22, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Events

Fall Escape to Discover the Flavors that are “Authentic Amelia”

Omni Amelia Island Plantation invites epicureans to tempt your taste buds with an “Authentic Amelia” escape, starting at $409/ night, bookable now - Nov. 1, for stays now - Nov. 31, 2013. Offering unmatched local “foodie” excursions, including true farm-to-table and docks-to-dish experiences, one-of-a-kind dining opportunities and luxurious ocean view accommodations, Omni Amelia Island Plantation dining delights promise to polish off the perfect Northeast Florida stay with our new Authentic Amelia package!

August 14, 2013 - Leave a comment


Summer Spa Special at The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Have you gotten stressed about the kid's going back to school?  Is the end of summer tension making your back tight?  Or maybe you slept wrong.  Just need a reason to relax?  The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation has a Summer Spa Special that gives you the perfect reason to pamper yourself!  Enjoy our most popular Swedish massage for just $99* through the end of August! The Swedish Massage promotes relaxation, enhances circulation, relieves muscle pain and tension, and improves flexibility. Call the Amelia Island spa today and mention the Summer Spa Special to receive this great discount and watch all your stress and cares melt away under the luxurious touch of one of our specialized therapists! * Offer may not be combined with any other discounts and there are no substitutions of service  

August 12, 2013 - Leave a comment

The Spa & Shops

Amelia Island Wine Festival

My favorite part of traveling is stimulating your senses out of their regular routine. In particular tasting the flavors of a new place whether that be in the local foods or the area's beverages like a neighborhood microbrew or a region's wines.  I've traveled to Napa and Sonoma Valley to taste their wines.  I just returned from a trip to Tuscany (yes, a blog is coming) to sip on fine Italian vino.  But there are so many wine regions, varieties and vintages I have yet to sample. But don't worry, if you can't catch a plane to zip around to every wine region, you're in luck!  The second annual Amelia Island Wine Festival will be held October 12, 2013 at The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation from 11am to 5pm! With a new location at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the Amelia Island Wine Festival will feature dozens of award-winning wines from the premier growing regions of Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. You can learn about the wines and wineries from wine industry representatives, sample some of the wines of returning Florida wineries, and purchase a bottle or case to prolong the pleasure long after you return home.

August 9, 2013 - Leave a comment

Community, Dining, Events

Travelogue: Visiting the Rum Capital of The World

To visit Puerto Rico is to experience a nation stuck in political and cultural limbo. One thing is clear throughout the island though, and that’s the national drink of choice. From chilly, lime-kissed silver daiquiris to flaming cinnamon coffees, rum is central to the Puerto Rican way of life. It runs through their national fabric much like it ran through my veins during my recent visit. The pride the island has for this distilled sugarcane spirit is unmistakable – which I can relate to as a Texan!

August 1, 2013 - Leave a comment


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