Arguably the least formal, most female-friendly hotel in the Ritz-Carlton collection, this deluxe oceanside retreat, located on a barrier island east of Jacksonville, fronts 13 miles of broad sandy beach ideal for strolling. Revitalize with an Amelia Honey Butter Wrap, one of the Spa’s signature treatments; dine at Salt, where the menu features local seasonal ingredients enhanced by infused salts; cuddle with warm blankets around a beachside fire in the dunes. S’mores optional. Resort guests have access to The Golf Club of Amelia Island, a well-groomed layout woven through a subtropical forest of palms, pines, and oaks. Shifting ocean breezes subtly enhance the challenge from the Ladies’ tees at 5,039 yards. After golf, visit historic Fernandina Beach to experience a quaint seaside port.
Amelia Island, Fla.