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Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Amelia Island, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

Poised on a bluff of dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this 443-room hotel Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Pool and Beach provides every guest with a view of the ocean from their balcony or patio. Steps away is a mile and a half of broad, sandy beach, its waterside recreation supplemented by six clay and three hard courts laid out just behind the dunes as well as an 18-hole PGA golf course, two heated outdoor pools, a fitness center, and new 27,500-square-foot spa.

South Carolina-born former college tennis player John Watson opened the tennis center in 1991 and ran the programs for five years. He returned in 2006 and has put in place game-matching (drawing on 100 or so local members) and daily clinics for adults supplemented during the summer and major holidays by junior clinics. "My goal is to develop more activity," he says, adding that he's looking at programs like Cardio tennis.
spaceThe Ritz Kids program includes such activities as bonfires on the beach, pirate tuckins and hayrides, while teens hae their own "Our Space" option with a separate room where teens can gather plus activities like surf lessons, bike hikes, and pizza and movie nights. There are several dining options, the newest of them Salt.
spaceMeanwhile, the historic houses, cobblestone streets, shops, and restaurants of Fernandina Beach are a short drive away.

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Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Toll-free: 800-241-3333
Fax: 904-261-9063
Web Link: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Four Seasons Nevis

Enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation, your way, at Four Seasons Resort Nevis with the new Nevis My Way package with daily breakfast for two and USD 100 daily Resort Credit. Use your credit to perfect your game on the court with tailored lessons with a Pro, participate in weekly clinics or reserve court times. Guests can also indulge at the spa, on the Golf Course, in five gourmet restaurants, and more. For reservations, please call 869-469-6238 or visit

Doubles Boot Camps

Visit the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis program at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation this spring. Doubles Boot Camps, February 10-12 and 24-26. Luxury Ladies Retreat, May 3-7. Adult Tennis Camps offered every day of the year. Contact us for more information about our amazing camp-organizers-come-for-free special at 904 277 5151 or or visit Amelia Island Tennis Camps

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