Luxury Coastal Island Resort Invites Families to Experience the Isle of Eight Flags

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (February 21, 2012) – Tucked beneath canopied live oaks and surrounded by lush saltwater marshes and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation introduces the “Pirates & Princesses” package, encouraging family togetherness while embracing the vibrant history of Northeast Florida’s barrier island, characterized by pirates, princesses, soldiers and fisherman. Whether treasure hunting or storytelling around a beach fire, families can don pirate patches and sparkly tiaras now through December 31, 2012.

Little ones are greeted with pirate patches and royal tiaras at check-in, while a fun pack of beach gear waits in their room. After unpacking, families can unwind and curl up for a private movie screening with in-room popcorn. The following morning, vacationers transform into adventurers, visiting the on-site Nature Center to learn about Amelia Island’s natural treasures. Explorers uncover the buried jewels of the 1,350-acre resort, hunting for native seashells and shark teeth where live oaks meet the Atlantic coast. After treasure seeking, parents and kids seek the sun, toting a fun pack of beach gear to the resort’s 3.5 miles of wide, uncrowded beaches. Mom and daughter enjoy princess talk and pedicures at the nature-inspired spa, or father and son explore maritime forests as they reel in silver carp and large mouth bass at Aury Island, the property’s hidden fishing gem.

In the evening, parents slip away to a romantic dinner at The Verandah, savoring a seasonally inspired three-course dinner with locally caught seafood, while young princesses and pirates enjoy their very own “Just for Kids” dinner party. After dinner, families can stroll the dune-swept shores before settling into beach chairs around a fire for marshmallow roasting and s’more making.

The “Pirates & Princesses” package includes:

  • Pirate patches and princess tiaras at check-in
  • Beach gear fun pack
  • Private in-room movie and popcorn
  • Romantic parents-only dinner at The Verandah and “Just for Kids” themed dinner party
  • Beachside fire with Southern BBQ and s’mores
  • Spa pedicures, or bike and fishing pole rentals
  • “Treasure Seekers” adventure at the on-site Nature Center
  • Luxurious oceanfront room at the beachfront resort or spacious villa accommodations
  • Three-night stay for a family of four

Rates start at $245/night, do not include resort fees and taxes, are subject to availability and cannot be combined with other special offers and discounts. A Thursday arrival and three-night stay is required. To book the “Pirates & Princesses” package, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the 1,350-acre retreat is recognized for offering a upscale resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. The property sits on three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches and includes 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; 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. With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views. 

For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com

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