Located in the northeastern angle of Florida, with the same shape of Manhattan, Amelia Island is a beautiful natural getaway. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the entire Island has preserved maritime areas, sand dunes and gorgeous long beaches.
A little isle with a unique history, Amelia Island has been under the dominion of 8 different flags: the French, the Spanish, the English, the Mexican and the Americans. During the years it became a crucial spot for shipping routes, English farmland, an international port and playground for pirates. During the British rule, the island was named “Amelia” after Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II. Visitors can learn more about the fascinating past, visiting the local Museum of History.
The historic Fernandina Beach center, a charming seaport village characterized by Victorian architecture and multi-colored mansions, is perfect for shopping in local boutiques or to try café and restaurants with their fresh seafood and unique recipes. Guests can choose from charming bed and breakfasts to stylish hotels and elegant resorts. Amelia Island offers a program of events, from the “Concours d’Elegance” with rare vintage automobiles, to music and food festivals and it is a perfect location for weddings and special celebrations.
Full of extraordinary wildlife, natural treasures, sunshine, mild temperatures and a constant sea breeze, Amelia Island can offer a quite vacation or a dynamic sport holiday. Visitors can ride horses, play tennis and golf, swim, surf, hike, take kayak excursions, rent bikes or enjoy a massage and yoga classes.
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