The omni amelia island plantation welcomes "southern gentlemen"

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (September 12, 2011) – Nestled among Spanish moss-draped live oaks and lush salt marshlands, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation  presents “Southern Gentlemen,” inspired by old Southern traditions reminiscent of Rhett Butler. Bordered by sparkling Atlantic waters and the intracoastal waterways, the luxury resort invites men to retreat to Northeast Florida’s barrier island – sans Scarlet O’Hara – for a Gents-only getaway. 

The “Southern Gentlemen ” package includes:

  • A backwater fishing excursion
  • Private catch of the day fish fry with Falcon’s Nest chef
  • Complimentary Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Basil Hayde or Woodford Reserve bourbon and locally brewed Landshark and Intuition beer tasting at the Falcon’s Nest
  • Round of golf at the Oak Marsh or Ocean Links golf course
  • Luxurious oceanfront accommodations for two guests

Gents can begin their excursion by reeling in redfish or flounder for the night’s supper on a guided expedition. The fisherman then transform into golfers evocative of Bobby Jones, driving and putting through the resort’s Oak Marsh or Ocean Links course. Designed by Bobby Weed and Pete Dye, the greens and fairways border the ocean, marshes and wooded interior of the island. Part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, the courses allow glimpses of osprey, blue heron and snowy egrets. As dusk falls, the sportsmen turn debonair during a private bourbon and locally brewed beer tasting in the aviation-themed Falcon’s Nest, while a personal chef fries the day’s catch.

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation also offer the opportunity for vacationers to become adventurers with countless recreational activities, including horseback riding along the Atlantic shoreline, kayaking tours around Amelia’s barrier island or assisting in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist. A large, two-tiered poolscape and beach club, shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops, nine culinary options from fine to casual dining and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa create the ultimate getaway.

 Rates start at $359/night based on double-occupancy for a minimum two-night stay, are subject to availability and cannot be combined with other special offers and discounts. To book the “Southern Gentlemen” package, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com .

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s award-winning island destination recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature. A certified Green Lodging Destination, the resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Just north of Jacksonville, Fla., the 1,350-acre resort features three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 tennis courts; a large, two-tiered poolscape and beach club; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation features 249 oceanview guest rooms. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers one-, two- and three-bedroom villas featuring ocean, golf or resort views. 

 For more information about the Omni Amelia Island Plantation please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit the website at omniameliaislandplantation.com .

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