Amelia Island is a beautiful natural getaway in the northeastern angle of Florida. With the same shape of Manhattan, it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Moreover, the entire Island has preserved maritime areas, sand dunes and gorgeous long beaches.
A little isle with a unique history, Amelia Island has been under the dominion of 8 different flags: the French, the Spanish, the English, the Mexican and the Americans. During the years it became a crucial spot for shipping routes, English farmland and an international port. In addition it was a playground for pirates. During the British rule, the island was named “Amelia” after Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II. Visitors can learn more about the fascinating past, visiting the local Museum of History.
For instance, the historic Fernandina Beach center, is perfect for shopping in local boutiques or to try café and restaurants with their fresh seafood. It is a charming seaport village with Victorian architecture and multi coloured mansions.
In addition, travellers can choose from charming bed and breakfasts to stylish hotels and elegant resorts. Secondary, Amelia Island offers a program of events, to music and food festivals. One example is the “Concours d’Elegance” showcasing rare vintage automobiles.
Amelia Island is also the perfect location for weddings and special celebrations. A stunning natural set or luxury venues are available for an unforgettable day.
What to do
Full of extraordinary wildlife and natural treasures, this island offers different types of vacations. Sunshine, mild temperatures and a constant sea breeze, are ideal for a relaxed day at the beach. Moreover, for dynamic people, Amelia Island is perfect to enjoy surf, kayak or hiking excursions. Visitors can also discover the island riding a horse or renting a bike. In addition, it is really famous for its golf courses for golfers of every level.
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