1 . One Ocean Resort & Spa

Atlantic Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (904) 247 - 0305

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From the soft sand of the beach to the indulgent treatments in the on site spa, One Ocean Resort & Spa offers you a luxurious Florida vacation.

The perfect touches of luxury are all around at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida. From indulgent massages at the on site spa to stylish suites with floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic, everywhere you look you will find comfort and beauty. You will also find a wide variety of activities sure to make your vacation memorable. Gourmet dining is available on site with options like chili crusted ahi tuna and foraged mushroom flatbread. Take a swim in the ocean at the beach. Let the kids have fun at the resort's Kids Club. The choice is yours at One Ocean Resort & Spa.

Address

1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Population

12,655

Elevation

10 ft.

2 . Laterra Resort and Spa

St Augustine, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (904) 940 - 9990

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It’s kind of like your own personal villa on the Mediterranean – except you don’t need a passport (or a huge budget) to get there! This is Laterra Resort and Spa, pure luxury in the center of St. Augustine’s World Golf Village. And your destination for a soothing, fun-filled Florida resort vacation!

The resort is located along the eighth hole of the spectacular King and Bear course in World Golf Village – the only course in history to be co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer! It’s more than just a championship golf course. It’s 7,279 yards of legendary links, surrounded by verdant open meadows and century-old live oaks. And no matter which of World Golf Village’s courses you choose to play, you’ll enjoy complimentary range balls, a GPS in each golf cart, locker room lounges and more. After your day on the links, take advantage of pure relaxation at the PGA Tour Spa Laterra. Grab a massage, or just chill out in the infinity pool. Enjoy views of the gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired courtyard from your private balcony and take in the splendor of your surroundings on your NE Florida vacation. This St. Augustine resort is luxury at its finest.

Highlights

Choose from hotel rooms or one-, two- or three-bedroom suites with gourmet kitchens, spacious baths and private patios or balconies. Inspired by Mediterranean style, rooms and suites feature motifs of either rich terra cotta or deep azure, and offer hand-finished, custom decor in the living and dining areas.

Related activities

At the PGA Tour Spa Laterra, you can indulge in a soothing massage in one of three private floating cabanas, enjoy the infinity-edge pool bounded by a nature preserve or escape in the romantic couple's spa treatment room.

Fun facts

The Slammer & Squire course winds its way through preserved wetlands and woods, and was designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed in collaboration with Hall of Fame members Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead.

3 . The Renaissance Resort

Miami, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (305) 531 - 0000

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The Renaissance Resort describes the atmosphere after their $10 million renovation as “Colonial Asian.” We’d rather just call it stunning. Incredible. Gorgeous. A treat for your senses. No matter which way you cut it, this Florida resort in the heart of World Golf Village is truly spectacular.

There’s a reason they call it World Golf Village. The King and Bear and Slammer and Squire courses, featuring collaborations by four World Golf Hall of Fame members are some of the most beautiful and well-known courses in the U.S. And the Renaissance Resort is the flagship resort of World Golf Village, so your beautiful accommodations are just seconds away on your Florida golf vacation. You’ll find plenty of space and luxury to relax after a long day on the links in your guest room or suite. But with all the incredible activities in and around the resort, you’ll want to get out and explore! Head down to Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant. It’s themed to reflect Bill Murray’s famous role in Caddyshack, but the food at this establishment is no joke! Experience the history and beauty of St. Augustine during your stay at this spectacular NE Florida resort.

Getting there

From I-95 North, take Exit 323. Merge right onto International Golf Parkway. Make a right at the first stoplight, which is World Golf Village (WGV) Boulevard. Follow WGV Boulevard 1.8 miles; this leads directly to the resort. From I-95 South, take Exit 323. Go west on International Golf Parkway. Make a right at the first stoplight, which is World Golf Village (WGV) Boulevard. Follow WGV Boulevard 1.8 miles; this leads directly to the resort.

Related activities

The World Golf Hall of Fame, located in the heart of World Golf Village, is the ultimate destination for the celebration and recognition of golf's greatest players and contributors. Through a combination of both traditional and interactive exhibit areas, the World Golf Hall of Fame has something for everyone. Exhibits educate and entertain, while paying homage to the legends of the game.

Highlights

St. Augustine, America's oldest city, also holds the distinction of being one of the nation's most charming. St. Augustine was founded 42 years before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia. It existed 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Thus, it is the oldest permanent European settlement on the North American continent.

4 . Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort

St. Augustine, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 658 - 6037

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This resort proves to be an ocean away from ordinary with a beautiful sandy beach, an ideal location just a few miles from historic St. Augustine, and a bevy of outstanding accommodations. Enjoy aquatic adventures, sightseeing, and relaxation at this tropical paradise!

Overlooking the shimmering shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort is teeming with activities! Tan on the onsite beach or make a splash in the ocean with swimming, deep sea fishing, and a host of water sports. Stay dry visiting the historic St. Augustine's galleries, shops, and 16th Century Spanish fortress. After a day of recreation, return to the resort for relaxation. Take a dip in the sparkling pool, enjoy ocean views from your private balcony, or sip a cold drink at the tiki bar. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant before returning to your spacious room and surfing the web with free high-speed wireless internet. And, business becomes pleasure when you meet at the beach in the resort's 4,000 square feet of meeting space!

Address

860 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Extra Stops

The nearby St. Augustine is a sightseer's dream! Narrow brick streets wind through this 450-year-old city, showcasing Colonial Spanish and British architecture.

Related activities

The beach offers a slew of sandy fun! Wax up your surfboard and ride some waves, comb the beach for seashells, or simply stroll along the 14 miles of shoreline.

5 . Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 234 - 7842

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It’s time to take off your watch, grab your sandals and your vacation hat and truly enjoy your NE Florida vacation. At Ponte Vedra Inn and Club you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to a simpler time, when vacationing meant all play and no work. This Florida resort will make you anything but dull!

This classic resort has been a staple for families on Ponte Vedra Beach since 1928. Over the years it developed from a quaint seaside village into a luxurious, AAA Five Star-rated resort that is sure to spoil you. And since we love being spoiled, there’s no better place to enjoy your Florida family vacation. Kids love horseback riding on the beach, building sand castles and swimming in four heated pools. But this is a playground for kids of all ages! Two distinct seaside courses make up 36 holes of championship golf you’ll have to see to believe - check out the signature par-3, 157 yard island hole. Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is also home to north Florida’s original spa, appointed in 1987. And dining here is more than just food – it’s a gourmet work of art. This is your upscale Florida family resort!

Fun facts

The Golf Academy was created with the purpose of advancing the game of golf through instruction. The curriculum is as varied as are the students who enroll. Beginners are introduced to the fundamentals and basic skills necessary to immediately start playing and enjoying the experience. Mid-handicappers are placed on an accelerated learning track where advanced swing theories are reviewed and practiced, cutting strokes being the ultimate goal. Low-handicappers can expect a more detailed, technical approach to the game where sophisticated concepts are fully explored.

Highlights

The Gallery of Shops located at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club features more than 5,000 square feet of exciting retail space. Four shops, set in an elegant environment of marble floors, stately columns, soft lighting and fine wood finishings await the enthusiastic shopper.

6 . Amelia Hotel at the Beach

Amelia Island, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (904) 206 - 5200

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We like quiet beaches. We also like quiet hotels, quiet towns – OK, we just need some peace and quiet! At Amelia Hotel you’ll indulge in pure tranquility amid the beautiful scenery of Amelia Island. Away from tourists, alarm clocks and work – your Florida vacation just got a little simpler.

You’ll definitely want to start and end every day at the beach. In fact, we won’t be surprised if you spend the whole day there! And since it’s right outside your door, this won’t be a hard task to accomplish. Take a morning stroll along the calming waves. Lay out in the sun with a good book and sink your toes into the white sand. Or go horseback riding along the shore for a unique seaside experience. This is a simpler way of life on your Florida vacation. Flat screen TVs, Jacuzzi tubs and Tempur-Pedic™ mattresses make you want to spend your nights in at Amelia Hotel. But if you’d like to get out and explore, there’s tons for you to do on Amelia Island. Visit Crab Trap, the hotel’s sister restaurant for southern-inspired seafood dishes that will make your mouth water. This Amelia Island hotel is perfect for relaxation!

Getting there

From I-95, take I-95 to Exit 373 - Route 200 East. Turn East onto A1A, (crossing the Intracoastal Waterway). Continue on A1A. Turn right onto Sadler road. Continue till it ends at the beach. Amelia Hotel is on your left.

Related Onsite Offerings

Choose one of Amelia Hotel’s special packages! Family fun, romantic encounters and golf packages are available for the ultimate savings on your Florida vacation!

Highlights

Really want to indulge? Reserve the Terrace Suite and relax in the Jacuzzi tub, enjoy your bubbly next to the fireplace in your own private lounge and wake up to the oceanview of your own private balcony.

7 . Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Amelia Island, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (904) 277 - 1100

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We were overwhelmed by lavish luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Resort at Amelia Island. In a good way, that is. Sun-drenched beaches, a full-service day spa, a heated pool and courtyard lined with lush foliage and upscale guest suites to die for are just the beginning on your Amelia Island vacation.

This resort is full service, where Southern charm meets the sea and live oaks meet white sandy beaches. And with four restaurants and lounges, a fitness center, championship golf course and endless activities right outside your door, you’ll never have to step foot outside the resort. As a guest at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, you’ll receive preferred tee times at the beautiful Golf Club of Amelia Island! Melt away your cares and distractions at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, where unique services, like the “heaven in a hammock” massage combine the tranquility of the Atlantic with elemental, refreshing products. Then check out the daily Chef’s Adventure menu at Salt restaurant for an adventurous seven-course gourmet meal, paired with fantastic wines. This is the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island resort – the ultimate in luxury on your NE Florida vacation.

Getting there

From Jacksonville International Airport, take I-95 North and travel approximately seven miles to Exit 373, Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach/Callahan Exit. Take a right onto A1A (SR 200) East. Travel east on A1A for 9.6 miles to the Thomas J. Shave Bridge. Cross the Intercoastal Waterway and travel 3/4 of a mile to the first traffic light. Turn right at the light onto Amelia Island Parkway. Travel 2.5 miles to a fork in road. Veer left at the fork and travel 1.5 miles to the traffic light. Cross through the intersection traveling 3/10 of a mile. The resort is on the left.

Fun facts

Located on Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Florida, was once a vibrant Victorian village by the sea. Amelia Island also owns the unique distinction of being the only U.S. city to have once been under the domain of eight different nations, and is still known as the Isle of 8 Flags.

Highlights

The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. A dedicated concierge attends to your needs in a relaxed lounge environment. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, hors d' oeuvres, beverages and sweets) and access to a computer station - it is the ideal place to conduct business, plan a family outing or simply unwind.

8 . Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Amelia Island, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (904) 277 - 4851

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This is how you really want to spend your Florida vacation. And when you see the quaint seaside bed and breakfast that is Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, we’re willing to bet you’ll agree. The 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards sure did when they voted it the No. 2 Hotel in the U.S.!

The main house, constructed in 1890’s “Nantucket shingle-style,” is literally surrounded by rolling sand dunes and calm Atlantic waves. Some of their main attractions are barefoot beach walks, kite flying, sleeping in late and reading on the porch – how could you not have a relaxing Florida beach vacation? You’ll know it’s morning when you’re gently awakened by chirping sandpipers outside your window. Enjoy the NY Times delivered to your room each morning. Then head down to the oceanfront sunroom for a full breakfast with incredible views. Spend your day leisurely exploring Amelia Island by bike. Then end your day walking along the beach to an incredible seafood restaurant, soaking in your oversized tub, cuddling by the fireplace and lavishing in pure relaxation on your romantic NE Florida getaway. Elizabeth Pointe Lodge is an Amelia Island bed and breakfast that makes it all possible!

Getting there

Access route A-1A from I-95 or from any point along the Florida East Coast. Follow it over the bridges to Amelia Island. The address on A-1A is 98 South Fletcher Avenue, on the ocean side.

Highlights

Adjacent to the Main House is the Ocean House, the newest luxury destination that houses four deluxe sitting room suites. Done in a West Indies decor that is reminiscent of the Caribbean, the king bed “floats” in the middle of the Tradewinds and Breezes suites. All suites also feature private baths with “Air Jacuzzi ” tubs , flat screen TV’s, a desk and a CD player. The Serenity and Hibiscus suites have ocean view decks. Breezes and Tradewinds have private decks facing directly oceanfront.

Fun facts

The Pointe was recognized as one of "the fifty great beach resorts" in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

9 . Ginn Hammock Beach Resort

Palm Coast, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 246 - 5500

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From a distance, Ginn Hammock Beach Resort looks like it’s straight out of a dream. A sparkling lazy river winds in and out of lush palms amid Mediterranean structures and an incredible golf course, with blue Atlantic waves crashing in the background. Welcome to your Florida family resort vacation.

You’ll wake up in your spacious, oceanview suite ready to greet a sun-drenched day on your North Florida vacation. Head down to the onsite Atlantic Grill for some breakfast, or prepare your own in the full kitchen at your private villa! It’s the perfect way to energize before a long day of fun-filled activities. A multi-level waterpark allows you to float, slide, splash and soak your day away. Or head down to the ultimate pool – the Atlantic Ocean for sandcastle building, volleyball, shell hunting or just sinking your toes in the white sand. Two beautiful 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, will challenge even the most practiced of golfers. Yet with scenic, undulating greens, oceanside holes and gorgeous surroundings, even beginners will want to check out the links! Welcome to Hammock Beach Resort – a whole new kind of Florida family resort vacation.

Getting there

From Daytona Airport, take International Blvd to I95 North. Take Exit I95 at #289 (Palm Coast and Beaches). Turn right (east) on Palm Coast Parkway. Cross the toll bridge - $2 (minimum) toll, cash only. At the third stop sign, turn right on 16th Road. Take the first left to the guard gate entrance of Hammock Beach Resort.

Entrance fees

At Hammock Beach™ Resort your Personal Concierge is the focal point for your entire service experience. Prior to arrival, your Personal Concierge will be in contact with you to make sure you have everything you need when you arrive. Whatever is required to make your visit memorable, a Personal Concierge is here to put your mind at ease. As part of the tipless policy, your Personal Concierge neither expects nor will accept any gratuities!

Related Onsite Offerings

Just a shell’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean, The Spa at Hammock Beach™ Resort draws from the bountiful resources of its unspoiled beaches. It was only natural fort them to align their spa products to what they find on the shores of the Atlantic. From thalassotherapy products rich with minerals from the sea to coquina-laden scrubs, they have sought out the very best to enhance your spa experience.

10 . Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa, A Marriott Resort

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 457 - 4653

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Buy a new cocktail dress, dig up that swimsuit and pull out those dusty irons – at Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa, A Marriott Resort, you’ll have the chance to play all day, and into the night. Championship golf, beach activities, luxurious dining – welcome to your fun-filled Florida family vacation.

Eight of the top golf courses in Florida are right on site at Sawgrass, making it the second-largest golf resort in the U.S. And as home and headquarters of the PGA Tour, you definitely won’t want to miss out on the action of 99 incredible holes! If golf isn’t your thing, there are tons of other ways to spend your time in NE Florida! Visit the Cabana Beach Club to experience sun-drenched beaches in pure privacy, or just lie out at one of four pools! Children’s programs allow kids to let their guard down and be themselves with a variety of fun and educational activities. Or sign up to be part of the Grasshopper Gang, so parents can steal some time alone at the spa! And a wide variety of onsite dining options mean you can dress up, dress down or relax. This is NE Florida resort vacationing at its finest.

Getting there

From Jacksonville International Airport, take Airport Road. Merge onto I-95 S via the ramp to Jacksonville. Stay on 95 until you merge onto J Turner Butler Blvd. Merge onto J Turner Butler Blvd (Exit 344)/SR-202 E. Exit onto SR-A1A S toward Ponte Vedra/St Augustine. Turn right at PGA Tour Blvd. Turn left to stay on PGA Tour Blvd.

Highlights

Designed by Pete Dye, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course is ranked among the top 80 golf courses in the world, according to Golf Magazine, and ranked #1 by Travel & Leisure among the Best Resort Courses in Florida. Receive instruction at the TOUR Academy at TPC Sawgrass, or match your skills against "The Most-Photographed Hole in the World," the No. 17, par 3 Island Hole.

Related Onsite Offerings

Don’t forget to visit the Spa at Sawgrass Resort. This 25,000-square-foot luxury sanctuary stands alone among Ponte Vedra spas - a Zen-inspired realm where personalized treatments, soothing music, and warm lighting accent a tranquil symphony of Eastern design elements. Enjoy a massage in one of 19 private rooms. Release the day's stress in the Jacuzzi or heated outdoor pool. Rejuvenate your spirit at this Ponte Vedra Beach spa, where a deep sense of enlightenment awaits.

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