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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.


Caneel mar2015

Develop your tennis skills during your luxury Caribbean getaway to Caneel Bay Resort. Work with our outstanding Peter Burwash International Tennis staff, surrounded by lush U.S. Virgin Islands National Park land. Enjoy our 7 private beaches, massage cabanas, fine dining—all located on the secluded island of St. John. For information and reservations: 340-776-6111 or visit www.caneelbay.com

Doubles Boot Camps

Visit one of the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis programs in Florida for a Luxury Ladies Retreat this fall. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, October 11-15. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, October 4-8 or 18-22. Contact us for more information at 830-625-5911, x208 or visit  Cliff Drysdale Ladies Retreats


Rates and Reservations

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Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-277-1100
Toll-free: 800-241-3333
Fax: 904-261-9063
Web Link: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island


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©2017 Roger Cox


Caneel mar2015

Develop your tennis skills during your luxury Caribbean getaway to Caneel Bay Resort. Work with our outstanding Peter Burwash International Tennis staff, surrounded by lush U.S. Virgin Islands National Park land. Enjoy our 7 private beaches, massage cabanas, fine dining—all located on the secluded island of St. John. For information and reservations: 340-776-6111 or visit www.caneelbay.com

Doubles Boot Camps

Visit one of the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis programs in Florida for a Luxury Ladies Retreat this fall. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, October 11-15. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, October 4-8 or 18-22. Contact us for more information at 830-625-5911, x208 or visit  Cliff Drysdale Ladies Retreats




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Caneel mar2015

Develop your tennis skills during your luxury Caribbean getaway to Caneel Bay Resort. Work with our outstanding Peter Burwash International Tennis staff, surrounded by lush U.S. Virgin Islands National Park land. Enjoy our 7 private beaches, massage cabanas, fine dining—all located on the secluded island of St. John. For information and reservations: 340-776-6111 or visit www.caneelbay.com

Doubles Boot Camps

Visit one of the award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis programs in Florida for a Luxury Ladies Retreat this fall. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, October 11-15. Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, October 4-8 or 18-22. Contact us for more information at 830-625-5911, x208 or visit  Cliff Drysdale Ladies Retreats


©2017 Roger Cox