History of Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Built in 1971, the Amelia Island Plantation raised the bar for eco-friendly developments. Lead Developers Charles Fraser and Ian McHarg envisioned a resort community that not only paid tribute to its environment, but worked hard to maintain a natural balance with it as well. What they ended up with was a coastal paradise existing in complete harmony with its surroundings. To this day, The Amelia Island Plantation teems with authentic, natural beauty and remains sympathetic to surrounding plant & animal life. Each building, courtyard, and terrace was constructed with the environment in mind. The philosophy that each entity at the resort "embraces its site and becomes one with it” remains the principal mission of The Amelia Island Plantation and is the very reason it has been able to sustain such a pristine, natural environment for so many years. Known as the “Isle of Eight Flags,” Amelia Island has a rich and extensive history, with ties to Timucuan Indians, treasure-seeking pirates, shrimping pioneers, and Confederate soldiers.