4.4 out of 5

"Initially, we booked a villa on the plantation that turned out to be far from the beach. Omni Hotel staff helped us upgrade to a condo/villa with dire ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star beach resort with 2 outdoor pools

Oceanside stay

With a stay at this Amelia Island resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of American Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery. Also, Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve is within 3 miles (5 km) and Big Talbot Island State Park is within 6 miles (10 km).

Golf course, indoor pool

This resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 9 restaurants. Relax with beach cabanas, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, mini golf, and children's pool.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

The 404 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and sofa beds. Entertainment options include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers provide the conveniences of home. Limited housekeeping is available.

Villa, 2 Queen Beds, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129 per night

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Villa, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Resort View

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villas of Amelia Island Plantation ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Bed in one of the 2 rooms we booked was awful; could feel springs in the mattress.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

Villa on the Beach

Pros: Treated very well by the staff, very well organized, helpful concierge!
Location: Long, clean beach on the ocean side, biking, kayaking, hiking, and several restaurants on plantation property. More shopping in town.
Initially, we booked a villa on the plantation that turned out to be far from the beach. Omni Hotel staff helped us upgrade to a condo/villa with direct beach access, for a bit more money per day - well worth the difference to be able to wake up and walk on the beach, and to see and hear the ocean from our balcony! We were able to use the amenities of the Omni Hotel, and their shuttle service allowed us to leave the car parked and get to activities and restaurants anywhere on the plantation.

Posted by , from Cleveland on May 22, 2017

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1 out of 5

I paid for a "villa" and I got an old hotel room

Pros: When you could get to the ocean, it was beautiful. Beautiful grounds and layout.
Cons: Don't try to rip people off and nickel and dime them to death. That is the most annoying thing EVER.
Location: Beautiful island setting with lots to see.
I booked the Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Travelocity with the promise of a resort view villa for a reasonable price including resort fee. I thought this was strange, and the hairs on the back of my neck raised, but I thought -- that's what Travelocity says, so....it must be true. I did not look at the total price as I was in a hurry to get this booked because my son and his wife had just had a baby. When I got there, I found out that my "villa" was an old hotel room on the 2nd floor of a condo complex with no elevator. Drag your 50-lb. bag with baby clothes in it up two flights of stairs. The "villa" had a small flat screen TV, dirty carpet and a small patio that hadn't been cleaned or cared for in awhile. A flyer in the room let you know that housekeeping was extra if you wanted it any sooner than every 3 days. No information on what kind of food was offered through room service, etc. I did not expect a beach front room for the rate, but I did expect more than what was given me. Also, at the end of the stay, I find out that the resort fee was not included in the price of the room, but the "overall" price. If I had known that, I would never have booked it. Beware!!! This place is a scam. I'm sure the people that actually want to pay the huge prices get a wonderful stay. Those of us attracted to a beach property for an affordable price just get disappointed. Today the price on Travelocity is higher. Good luck!

Posted by , from Ogden, UT on Feb 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice villa very close to beach

My husband and I stayed at The Sandcastle Villas. The room decor was beautiful. Going to sleep and awakening to the sound of the ocean was awesome! We toured Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. The hotel staff were very courtious and extremely helpful with recommending area sites and restaurants. Great stay! Great ocean view!

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL on Sep 21, 2015

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5 out of 5

My entire experience was Amazing

The reason for my trip was to celebrate my Mothers 65th Birthday!! Non stop excellence from beginning to end! 5 Stars

Posted by , from Smyrna Ga on Aug 24, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Pools and kid activities
Great stay, great pools and views from your rooms. Pretty clean hotel and good food! Would love to come again!

Posted by , from Waxhaw, NC on Jun 19, 2015

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4 out of 5

Don't miss this little piece of Paradise!

Probably THE best resort we've ever stayed at.  Incredibly manicured gardens, golf courses, etc.  Beach was amazing.  Room had an incredible ocean front view.  The epitome of beach serenity.  Staff was very courteous and service oriented.  Not a single problem the entire week we were there.  Really liked the adults only pool area.  Only a few minor negatives.  After paying an expected resort fee, we were surprised to have to rent beach chairs at an additional cost.  We weren't aware that many restaurants and bars on the property did not accept cash.  Again, not a big deal that we had to charge things to the room, but it's easy to lose track of what you're spending when you do that.  Menus for restaurants on property didn't have much variety. We were on the beach, but very little seafood offered.  It would have been nice to have a shuttle to the town of Ferdinandina, which all of the employees raved about.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Sep 8, 2013

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4 out of 5

Beautiful resort but watch out for extra expenses

The Plantation at Amelia Island is an absolutely beautiful resort. BGreat for walks, bike rides, jogging, etc. The golf courses were lovely and very reasonably priced. All the hotel rooms had beautiful ocean views with balconies and the rooms had nice linens and facilities. We had absolutely wonderful service by all the hotel staff. There were several pools in a beautifully appointed area complete with fire pits . The restaurants were great and the food was top drawer. Here is the downside... We were charged a $125 "resort fee" which is not bad at all but we still had to pay $30 per day for our beach chairs and umbrella??? If you need things like bottled water to take to the beach, they will cahrge you $6 LOL. Hint, buy these items at Harris Teeter or at the Marche. As much as we love the Omni Plantation, they need to rethink nickle & diming the guests. Especially the ones like us who spent alot of $$$ there.Big tip... BYOB! Especially pool side. The drinks, even non alcoholic ones are pricey. Even by resort standards. Lastly, the room was very nice and clean except for spiders on the ceiling next to sliding glass doors that lead to balcony. Watch out because they are big!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Sep 4, 2013

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5 out of 5

wonderful trip

Pros: Free Internet
Villas were amazing. Was surprised this was on island. Definetely rent golf cart. Villas fully furnished. No convience store or grocery store on resort. If you don't have a car come prepared. The Market isn't the best.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Pros: Quiet, very pretty & updated decor
Cons: see my review
Pros - The hotel is very nice. The decor is updated and very pretty. The bed linens were nice and pretty. The beach is right out in front of the hotel w/ wonderful views from the room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our rooms were ready before 4:00 and we were able to ck in early. The beach was easy to access. The resort was quiet. Cons - The t.v. is on a computer system, so everytime I would change the channel, it would take a minute for the t.v. to respond to my remote, which was irritating. The bed was not the most comfortable. There is no fridge in the room, other than the one that is stocked with snacks & drinks for purchase. We asked for adjoining rooms and did not get them. Our bill was incorrect and two adjustments were made to it to correct it. While the beach is right in front of the hotel and easy to get to, once you get to the beach you have to walk way down to the far ends of the beach front area to access the "free" beach chairs. The chairs in the center of the beach access are reserved for paying customers. They probably had 30-40 empty chairs marked off directly in front of the hotel and then people cramped up under each other at the far ends of the beach area. Very irritating.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL on Aug 16, 2012

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About the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation

Location 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. Summer fun is a breeze at Villas of Amelia Island Plantation, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, and enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa. There are 9 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 3 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free self parking is available.

  • 404 guestrooms or units
  • 9 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 15 conference rooms
  • 80000 sq ft of conference space
  • 7432 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 16
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.) (51.2 km / 31.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Villas of Amelia Island Plantation offers 404 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include sofa beds. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Villas of Amelia Island Plantation has 9 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A golf course and outdoor tennis courts are featured at the resort. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Segway rental/tour on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

The Spa Omni Amelia has 20 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy and reflexology.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 20
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 175-350 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 175-350 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Amelia Island Plantation Villas
  • Villas Amelia Island Plantation Condo Fernandina Beach
  • Villas Amelia Island Plantation Fernandina Beach
  • Villas Amelia Island Plantation
  • Villas Amelia Island Plantation Hotel Fernandina Beach
  • Villas Amelia Island Plantation Hotel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.