AMELIA ISLAND: Browse some sweet options for Valentine’s Day dinner, spa treatments, confections and/or overnight stay on this northeast Florida barrier island
Besides the simple act of taking a walk holding hands on the empty winter beachfront on Amelia Island (as seen here, often tinted pink around twilight), here are additional suggestions of things to experience with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
Amelia Island’s Bed & Breakfast Inns are Romantic Venue for Couples: Here’s just a sampling…
Florida House Inn (historic district, downtown Fernandina Beach)
Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner at Florida House Inn, limited seating available (public invited). The Inn will offer a three course meal as well as a champagne bar in the courtyard. Call 904-491-3322 to make your reservation. https://www.facebook.com/floridahouse.inn
Amelia Island Hoyt House B&B (historic district, downtown Fernandina Beach) Valentine’s special:
”Love is in the air…” plan for the weekend of February 14th. A stay at the Hoyt House gets you VIP seating at David’s Restaurant when your stay is 2 nights or more and a complimentary bottle of champagne.” Call and book your Hoyt House room & David’s dinner reservation (904) 277-4300.
Dine at David’s, without an overnight stay, call 904-310-6049 for reservations. See David’s Valentine’s Day menu, (Amelia Island’s newest fine dining restaurant with Grammy-nominated sax player, private wine room and beautiful cocktail lounge (by the owners of Hoyt House).
Read more about all of Amelia Island’s charming B & B Inns: “Amelia Island is haven for romantic getaways. Amelia Island is lucky to be home to eight unique and charming bed and breakfast inns…” See more from the Tourist Council’s website for a glimpse into each of Fernandina’s B&B inns.
Sweets for your Sweetheart?
Peterbrooke Chocolatier – Chocolate covered strawberries and lots more. https://www.facebook.com/peterbrookeameliaisland?fref=ts
Fernandina Fantastic Fudge – Also offering chocolate covered strawberries and lots more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fantastic-Fudge/127826013565?fref=ts
Great Harvest Bread also has treats – sugar cookies and “Heart Surprise” tea cakes for your Valentine. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Great-Harvest-Sweets-for-your-Sweeties.html?soid=1107894918971&aid=_UsYY8tguUI
Happening at Amelia Island’s luxury resorts (featuring golf, spas, tennis and oceanfront locations. Note that the general public can enjoy fine dining and spa treatments without a stay at these resorts):
Omni Amelia Island Plantation – Romantic meal “To Go”!
Want to stay home but not cook? Order a romantic dinner for two “to go” at Marché Burette, Omni Amelia Island Plantation: (Orders must be placed by February 8, 2013). According the blog of Amelia Island Planatation, “You’ll fest on two 6 oz. beef wellingtons with demi sauce, oven roasted potatoes, green bean almondine, raspberry crème brulee and chocolate crunch cake with your bottle of choice of our house chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon and a fresh cut rose for your special someone! Orders are $100 each and must be placed by February 8th for pick-up Thursday, February 14th from 12:00-4:00 pm.” https://www.facebook.com/notes/amelia-island-plantation/march%C3%A9-burette-romantic-dinner-for-two-to-go/10151393479726049
Verandah, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 904-261-6161: Have you checked out the Verandah since the recent remodel and introduction of a new menu? Enjoy their featured Valentine’s Day special — Grilled Whole Maine Lobster “Thermidor” with spring onion, bacon & green beans for $39. (Note: Amelia Island Equity Club Members get 25% off all wine by the bottle on the evening of Valentine’s Day.)
Or how about a Valentine’s paddle? The AIP resort is offering a “Romantic Sunset Champagne Kayak trip with the Amelia Island Plantation’s Nature Center on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Enjoy a spectacular view of Amelia’s sunset while paddling through the golden salt marsh. Learn about local birds and wildlife and complete the romantic tour with a glass of champagne for $75 per person.”
Call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation at 904-261-6161 for more information on these Amelia Island Plantation Valentine’s Day 2013 specials!
Salt at Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton. Experience one of the top dining experiences in North America, right here on Amelia Island, Florida. (Salt just earned AAA 5 Diamonds in 2013, a rare honor. Only 53 restaurants in all of North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) achieved 5 Diamond award! Consider that 29,000 restaurants were rated and less than one-third of 1% earned 5 Diamond status!!!)
For Valentine’s Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has put together some special ways to celebrate. (For more information call (904) 277-1100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.)
Four-Course Tasting Menu at Salt. Four-course aphrodisiac tasting menu for the occasion featuring Japanese Hamachi; Hawaiian Sea Bass; Bone-in Beef Tenderloin; Pineapple Carpaccio and Mille Feuille. $115 per person. $170 per person with wine pairing. (904) 277-1100.
Exclusive Romance Package with Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Ritz-Carlton Romance Package, including a welcome bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and turn down service with rose petals on the evening of your arrival. Start your morning with breakfast in bed or dine at Café 4750. Daily parking and 2 p.m. late checkout are included. The romance package begins at $409. (904) 277-1100.
Fire by the Dunes. Duneside private fire, complete with blankets, s’mores, hot chocolate and high-powered celestial binoculars to watch the stars in the sky…or in each other’s eyes. Should you desire another log on the fire or another drink, simply call the attendant who will be nearby to handle your requests. Two-hour beachside bonfire is $175. (904) 277-1100.
Couples Spa Treatment – Massage, Champagne and Chocolate Wrap. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island has come up with a luxurious chocolate wrap treatment that will leave your skin silky smooth with a hint of chocolate. Enjoy side-by-side treatments in a private suite at the spa along with a full body massage and warm oil scalp massage. The attendant cocoons the couple with a thermal blanket to let the chocolate seep into skin. Would you like champagne with your experience? Enjoy a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Two hour, 30 minute treatment: $390 per person. (904) 277-1100.