This Oceanfront Resort on Florida's Amelia Island Is One of Its Most Luxurious Stays — and It Now Has a 25,000-square-foot Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island just debuted a new luxury wellness space, ideal for retreats and relaxing stays.

<p>Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island</p>

Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

Amelia Island, the lush barrier island along Florida’s Atlantic coast, is a serene and unspoiled destination with stunning beaches, sand dunes, marches, and maritime forests. The island’s natural beauty makes it the ideal place for a wellness getaway, and now its most prominent luxury stay, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, has introduced a reimagined spa and wellness programming focusing on holistic experiences.

The expanded facilities boast 25,000 square feet of modern spaces comprising a bright, light-filled gym with a private training studio, a yoga and meditation space, a beauty salon, hydrotherapy facilities, and treatment rooms.

“Seeing an uptick in our guests’ desire for holistic wellness experiences while staying on property, we made the decision to completely revamp our spa and wellness center with expanded wellness spaces, new signature spa treatments, and a roster of new fitness classes and other programming. Our tailor-made wellness journeys and experiences were carefully curated to best optimize our guests’ wellbeing and we know our guests will leave the property feeling refreshed and energized,” Gary Virden, the property’s director of spa and recreation, said in a press release provided to Travel + Leisure.

<p>Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island</p>

Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

The reimagined programming aims to improve the mind, body, and skin through customized workouts massages, and facials. Some of the highlights include a full-body red light therapy that uses low-level laser technology to relieve muscle tension and joint pain and fight inflammation; a bamboo massage; and a natural resilience facial using a variety of detoxifying and sculpting techniques.

Additionally, the resort offers overnight spa packages, half-day and full-day wellness retreats with spa treatments, forest bathing, sound therapy, facial workouts, and nutritious meals as part of a well-rounded experience.

The property is hosting a celebratory wellness retreat to kick off its new programming and celebrate the renovation that will take place from April 19 until 21. As part of it, guests will participate in meditation, yoga, and movement classes, beach walks, signature spa treatments, nutrition consultations, and meals (rates start at $450, exclusive of accommodation).

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, opened in 1991 and underwent a complete renovation in 2021. The 446-key resort is a favorite of families thanks to a large number of kid-friendly amenities, including its prime ocean-front location that allows guests direct access to the island’s beautiful beaches.

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