Gold List 2010
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Amelia Island, Florida
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Tel: 904 277 1100
Fax: 904 261 9064
This U-shaped barrier-island resort on the Atlantic "is like a castle on the beach." Activities "should definitely include relaxing in an Adirondack chair overlooking the dunes." Traditional rooms all have ocean-facing balconies and gold, green, and coral color schemes. At the end of dinner at Salt, where the menu plumbs local seasonal ingredients, "we were given a bag of our three favorite salts." One massage at the spa uses a hammock for spine elongation.
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
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