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Top Luxury Experiences in Northeast Florida

Northeast Florida is known for its profound history, amazing beaches and great golf. From Amelia Island to Jacksonville and from Ponte Vedra to St. Augustine, miles of beautiful Atlantic Coast beaches lure travelers to come relax and recharge. Here is our list of the most luxurious hotels, spas, shops and restaurants along the First Coast of Florida.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Located on a grand stretch of the island’s 13 miles of coastline, the world-class resort features 444 well-appointed guest rooms (including 43 Club rooms, 42 suites and two Presidential suites), four restaurants and lounges, 32,000 square feet of function space, the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Spa, a fitness center, tennis courts

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Long Point Course Par: 72; yardage, 4,927-6,775. Designer: Tom Fazio. Oak Marsh Course Par: 72; yardage, 4,983-6,580. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed. Ocean Links Course Par: 70; yardage, 4,341-6,108. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Ocean Course: par-72; yardage, 4,967-6,871. Designers: Herbert Bertram Strong, Robert Trent Jones and Bobby Weed. Lagoon Course: par-70; yardage, 4,571-5,574. Designers: Robert Trent Jones and Joe Lee. Open to Inn guests and Members only.

Casa Monica Hotel

The city’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel rises like a Spanish castle over Matanzas Bay. Built in 1888 and restored in 1999, it offers luxurious accommodations, a heated outdoor pool, dining at the renowned 95 Cordova restaurant and access to the exclusive oceanfront Serenata Beach Club.

TPC at Sawgrass

Home of the PGA Players Championship, Sawgrass has been honored by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine as one of the Top 10 Best Golf Resorts in the World. Stadium Course Par: 72; yardage, 6,954. Designer: Pete Dye. Dye’s Valley Course Par: 72; yardage, 6,864. Designers: Pete Dye and Bobby Weed.

Restaurant Orsay

This contemporary French bistro  earned a James Beard nomination for its house-made charcuterie, a raw bar that features oysters from both coasts and the Gulf, appetizers such as escargot and foie gras, and main entrées like Prince Edward Island mussels frites, Carolina trout, lobster pot pie and cocoa rubbed venison.

Matthew's

Chef Matthew Medure mingles Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean and Deep South flavors at this highly acclaimed restaurant in San Marco. Splurge on the chef’s tasting menu with three or five courses while enjoying impeccable service. AAA Four Diamond winner. D (daily)

St. Johns Town Center

More than 1 million square feet of upscale shopping and dining in a lifestyle-center setting include stores such as Apple, Coach, Lacoste, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie, West Elm and a Nordstrom. Valet and free personal shopper services available.

TIAA Bank Field

Tour the home of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars. The stadium boasts the world's largest big screen TV and plays host to the annual TaxSlayer Bowl, concerts and special events. Tour times and prices vary.