Family Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Family Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Let the warm sunny days and the balmy evening breeze awaken memories of childhood, when imagination took flight, dreams ran wild and a summer vacation could last forever.

At this Southern seaside resort, you'll discover a historic island untouched by the passage of time, where pirates and princesses roam the halls and ancient oak trees whisper secrets of legendary adventures and crashing waves tell tales of creatures from the deep.

Through August 31, capture the spirit of the season with the “Summer of Discovery” as the hotel features a variety of activities designed to delight guests of every age.

A Pirate's Life. Each Friday, children accompany Princess Amelia on a treasure hunt spanning the far corners of the resort, before raising a glass with Captain Luis Aury in a rousing pirate toast to begin the weekend. Say a special good night to the children with a Princess and Pirate Tuck In who will read your little ones a bedtime story and serve a snack of chocolate chip cookies and milk.

New Ritz Kids Experience. The Ritz Kids Center has been reimagined with three dimensional murals, two 200 gallon fish tanks where kids learn about ocean life and reef fish, play games, physical activities that explore dune life, the coastal eco-system and life beneath the sea. Full and half day programs, as well as Kids Night Out are available.

Natural Adventures. For lovers of the outdoors, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is paradise found. Enjoy long leisurely walks along the pristine beach collecting shells and fossilized shark teeth. The surrounding salt marshes and maritime forest create the perfect environment of kayaking, bicycling, bird watching and hiking.

Surrender to The Spa. Follow the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides with the Heaven in a Hammock treatment that combines the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with light massage, rocking and stretching, this treatment soothes tension and induces deep relaxation. Book any treatment and stay for the day soaking in the sun at The Spa's salt water, adult-only pool, rejuvenating in the eucalyptus-infused steam room and wet lounge.

Take Your Taste Buds on an Adventure. Elegantly situated at the ocean's edge, Salt is an AAA Five Diamond dining experience featuring Florida specialties with exotics, fine steaks and an endless array of global salts presented tableside. Each night Chef de Cuisine, Rick Laughlin, creates an Adventure Menu combining his select ingredients of the day. For your pleasure, the wine sommelier matches a glass of wine for each course. The finale to the Adventure Menu is a signature soufflé touted as the “finest soufflé south of Manhattan” by Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf.

Discover With You Package. The resort is offering this package to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life.

• Overnight accommodations
• Daily American breakfast for two each morning in the restaurant (breakfast gratuity and tax not included)
• $100 USD hotel credit per night
• Salt Amenity (one per stay) and invitation to participate in daily Infused Salt Tasting in The Salt Shop
• Valid through December 31, 2013
• Starting at $474 USD per night

For more information call (904) 277-1100 or visit the website