“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.”
~ Marcus Valerius Martialis
ABOUT AMELIA ISLAND
Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, Amelia Island offers an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding getaways. Amelia Island is 13 miles long and two miles wide, with preserved parklands at its northern and southern tips, making up nearly 10 percent of the entire island. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Nassau Sound and one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets, Amelia Island is edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes.
Treasured for her long stretches of quiet beach, natural beauty, unique history, and charming, seaport character, Amelia Island is consistently ranked among the best of the best, including No. 2 Top 10 U.S. Island (Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, 2018), the No. 6 Top U.S. Island (Travel + Leisure, 2018), Top Ten Most Romantic Destinations in Florida (Coastal Living, 2018) and No. 4 Happiest Seaside Town (Coastal Living, 2017). The island is home to an irresistible mix of spa, golf, dining, shopping and leisure activities, but for those who want pure rest, relaxation and quality time with loved ones, there is no better place than Amelia Island.
From the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and marsh side nature parks to upscale resorts and local yoga and fitness studios, this year, the Amelia Island Wellness Festival is taking advantage of a variety of settings throughout Amelia Island. Festival Headquarters at Central Park will offer a home base to explore the local area, engage with wellness experts and connect with the festival community. Festival venues are spread out across Amelia Island. Personal transportation recommended.
Just a 30-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Amelia Island is a quick and convenient option for air travelers. For those looking to drive, Amelia Island is conveniently located near I-95 and accessible from the mainland by a bridge crossing the Intracoastal Waterway.
Whether you prefer the luxury of an oceanfront, AAA Five-Diamond resort, the charm and personality of a historic bed and breakfast inn, the familiar comforts of your favorite hotel, the privacy of a beachfront condominium or villa or an evening camped out under the stars, you’ll find Amelia Island very accommodating. The island is home to a surprising mix of accommodations, each with its own unique character, amenities, and comforts, but all sharing a brand of Florida southern hospitality that is pure Amelia Island.