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Escape to Florida’s Amelia Island


AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (June 23, 2009) – With an array of enticing new discounts and deals for summer and fall, many of Amelia Island’s award-winning accommodators are adding to the island’s enduring appeal.  Voted a Top 10 North American Island by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island is home to an eclectic collection of resorts, bed and breakfast inns and hotels, many of which line Amelia’s 13 miles of pristine shoreline and are now offering special packages and rates.  Summer and fall packages on Amelia Island include the following:


From July 1 through September 31, the 14-room Addison on Amelia is offering a “Stay for Three, Pay for Two” deal, which allows visitors to enjoy one night free when staying three or more nights. The beautiful bed and breakfast also offers an “I Need A Break RIGHT NOW!” special, which offers a 50 percent discount on the second night stay, when guests book within 48 hours of arrival.  For details on these and additional packages, visit


Nestled among 1,350 acres of natural island splendor, the AAA-Four Diamond Amelia Island Plantation is offering a Family Value Days package which includes a two-bedroom villa, family recreation, including Kids Camp Amelia, on-property Nature Tours bicycles and more.  As part of the package, kids under 13 eat free and kids under 16 play golf and tennis free with a paying adult. The package starts at $229 per night and is valid through the end of the year. The resort also is offering a fourth night free deal for visitors who pay for three nights. The deal includes a 25 percent discount on recreational activities, such as golf, tennis, nature tours, bicycle rentals and youth programs.  The discount is available through the end of the year and is subject to availability. For more details, visit


With its crystal chandeliers and beautiful antiques, the 10-room Amelia Island Williams House bed and breakfast is offering a “Celebrate the Fourth of July Barbeque & Beer” package starting at $462.  Available for the Fourth of July weekend, the package includes a 50 percent discount on guests’ third night stay, as well as a beer tasting in the courtyard on July 4 followed by an all-American feast of hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken and ice cream and brownies for dessert.  In August, the Amelia Island Williams House is offering a “Last Fling of Summer” package, which gives guests their third night free and registers guests to win a two-night future stay at the property.  Packages are subject to availability and must be purchased by phone. Information is available at or by calling (800) 414-9258.


The smoke-free Fairbanks House is offering summer and fall vacationers an incredible “Romance Package,” starting at $435 for two nights, including wine, chocolate covered strawberries, dinner for two, and lodging in a romantic room with a king bed and candles in the fireplace. To book this package, guests can call (904) 277-0500 or


Located just one block from the beach, the Hampton Inn Amelia Island @ Fernandina Beach is offering a Florida/Georgia Resident rate of just $99 for a standard room, Sunday through Thursday, until September 1, 2009.  The 82-room property is also offering a “Green Kids” package, starting at $139 on weekdays, which includes a “Bug House” with bug net, booklet of fun bug facts and much more. The Green Kids package also includes a wearable badge that allows kids to enjoy the benefits of being a “Green Kid” during their stay. To book packages, guests can call (904) 321-1111 or visit 


With its wraparound porches and tall bay windows, The Hoyt House looks out on the historic district of Fernandina Beach.  The beautiful 1905 bed and breakfast inn is offering a third night free for guests staying for two or more nights, with no black out dates. Guests can choose to use their free night during their current stay or on a future stay. The free night program is valid through the end of the year. For more information, visit  or call (800) 432-2085.


The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a luxurious, 444-room resort where Southern charm meets the sea, and where guests will find several value-packed offers. The Reconnect® package includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two and a $40 daily resort credit. The package starts at $249 per night and is available through the end of the year.  The Amelia Island Family Fun package starts at $727 and includes a two-night stay in a Coastal view room; welcome snack basket; breakfast for four each day; two half-day Ritz Kids sessions; one-day bicycle rental; family picnic for four; family movie night with popcorn, ice cream and sodas; and valet parking. To book packages, visit 


In addition to the packages listed above, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced a new Value Card program, offering visitors a wide range of discounts and incentives at more than 30 of the island’s most popular shops, restaurants and attractions. Value cards are available at the front desk at any Amelia Island lodging property.  For a full list of participants, visit


About Amelia Island

Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.  Its long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and pristine waters have made the island a favorite destination for outdoor adventure.  Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts.  The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries.  Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island.  For visitor information and online planning, visit


-Amelia Island Convention & Visitor’s Bureau-


* All packages are based on availability. Restrictions and black out dates may vary at each individual property. Please contact individual properties for restrictions and to book a package.


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