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.
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 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.
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.
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.