Checklist: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, Florida
Updated: Mar 30
TravelAnne Resort Checklist
This property sits just outside of Jacksonville, across the Cumberland Sound from Georgia. The resort is located on this barrier island next to the Atlantic Ocean. Well known for its towering sand dunes and multitude of outdoor activities.
By: TravelAnne Staff Writers
Editor’s Note: While this hotel is a part of the origin al Ritz Carlton formula, the new renovation has more than achieved present day luxury status. This is one NOT to be missed!
TravelAnne Resort Checklist
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, Florida.
Site Inspection March 2021
Year built: 1991
Last renovated: 2021
Number of rooms: 446
Restaurants: 4 restaurants (some with outdoor options), 3 bars, and a coffee and juice bar with carry out items. New Michelin chef coming from Le Bernadin in New York to helm the gourmet restaurant.
Pool: 2 outdoor, 1 indoor and 1 whirlpool
Activities: Golf, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, tennis, biking, horseback riding, Ritz Kids program
Spa: YES! 27,500 square foot space. Their signature treatments include salt, honey and popular CBD. They also have their own beautiful outdoor pool, steam room
Fitness Center: Good sized facility with all manner of equipment. Separate weight room and indoor pool
Third party ratings: AAA 5-Diamond 2019, Forbes 4-Star 2019
Shopping: Sundries shop, spa shop & multiple other clothing boutiques including one that sells vintage designer handbags!
Extras: When you book through TravelAnne you will receive daily complimentary breakfast for two, $100 hotel credit and upgrade if available at check-in
Arrival Experience: Large port couchere with trickling fountain. Bellmen at hand to transport luggage and park your car if you wish
Safety & cleanliness: As part of the Marriott family, Ritz Carlton has instituted their “Commitment to Clean” protocols which include such things as electrostatic spraying, hospital disinfectants, continual cleaning of high touch and public areas. Of course mask wearing is required!
Soft goods: Renovation of all rooms including furniture and brand new 400 thread count Frette linens to be completed end of March 2021.
Room lighting: EXCELLENT! Lighting covered all corners of the room, plus good sized balcony. Particularly loved the lighted closet door when opening.
Technology in room: 37 inch flat screen TV , on demand video and viewing guide, iPod docking station with AM/FM clock radio and guest-tek wireless service
Bathroom: Newly redone with large shower, double sinks with all sorts of recessed lighting for night time, tons of fluffy towels and lighted make up mirror. Only caveat is that area is small for two people to navigate at one time.
Closet/drawer space: Good sized for spending a vacation week on property
Service: 8 out of 10
View: VERY pretty from our ocean view room! Good sized balcony, large enough to accommodate a table & a chair
Sound proofing: OK
Activities: 18 hole golf course, tennis facility, bikes, spa, exercise facility with classes, use of boogie boards, eco-touring, photography concierge and Ritz Kids program for young families
Spa rating: 9 out of 10. Try their signature “Heaven in a Hammock” massage. It incorporates zero gravity and touch therapy in a hammock and simulates movements of the tide
Treat yourself to a room w/ access to all the amenities of the club! Food & drink are made to order.
Presentations are changed 5 times each day. If more than you are looking for do remember that if you book through TravelAnne you will get daily breakfast for 2, $100 hotel credit & upgrade if available at check-in!