A Bit About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

I’m busy editing about an hours worth of video I took on my recent trip to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. There should be about two quality minutes of tape for me to share with y’all which will (hopefully) include a turtle marching across the beach, a turtle ziplining with a magnum of champagne in his hand (really!), me and another Jessica figuring out what Topping Off means and a bunch of writers racing each other on Segways.

While I’m busy editing and preparing a proper post I’ll give you a little photojournal of the trip.

This is an afternoon view from my room. From every room really.
As a California girl it's strange and beautiful to see the sun rise over the ocean
If you don’t love waking up early there’s a consolation with a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean
The breakfast buffet features a gluten free grains selection
The breakfast buffet features a gluten free grains selection. They’re very sensitive to the high maintenance traveler (me)
We also had a breakfast over the marsh, which is beautiful
We also had a breakfast over the marsh, which is beautiful
The boathouse reminded me of a horror flick when I applied a filter...
The boathouse reminded me of a horror flick when I applied a filter…
Kayaking was fun. Yes, I kayak in a dress
Kayaking was fun. Yes, I kayak in a dress
Cliff Drysdale helped me with my groundstrokes
Cliff Drysdale helped me with my groundstrokes
It took me a while to get the hang of the Segway everyone else was much better
It took me a while to get the hang of the Segway everyone else was much better
Smoked duck salad from 29 South Eats
Every afternoon there was a treat for us in the room. Fresh peaches and cream were appropriate since we were a stone’s throw from the Georgia border
Notice anything funny about this hardhat?
Dinner at Racquet Park took my breath away
Dinner at Racquet Park took my breath away
The table looked magical as the sun set
The table looked magical as the sun set
All of the food was local and regional with a sophisticated flair
After sunset I felt like I was living in a movie. A good movie
After sunset I felt like I was living in a movie. A good movie
Dinner at the Marsh View Bar and Grill. Their new deck is bigger than most houses
What's a beach vacation without a firepit and s'mores?
What’s a beach vacation without a firepit and s’mores?
If your flight is early in the morning they'll send you off with a breakfast box
Omni will pack you a breakfast if you have to go to the airport in the (horrible) pre-dawn hours.

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve been kayaking once, at Byron Bay in Australia, and I wore a skirt. This particular kayaking expedition also included surfing waves in the kayak, and swimming in the ocean. In a skirt. With my worst hangover ever. In a skirt.

    • Why do I feel like that could have made a great video?

  2. Lorena Costino

    It all looks amazing – the tables, the peaches, crab cakes, goodie box….all of it. Want to go!!!

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