AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2015) -  Warm days, cool evenings and warm ocean waters make Autumn on Amelia Island such a special time, that locals call it The Secret Season. To acquaint visitors with autumn on Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is offering the Autumn Breakaway package with rates starting from $319.00 per night, with a daily $100 resort credit.

"Autumn is a wonderful time to break away to Amelia Island," says Will Wiest, Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. "The weather is ideal for golf, biking and exploring the island. It is the perfect season to enjoy with loved ones before the rush of holiday season."

Located on a barrier island just thirty minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, is less than a two hour flight from many cities.

No matter how long you stay, there are numerous opportunities to turn special moments into lifetime activities. Here are five destination suggestions from the resort concierge:

1) Immerse Yourself in Nature.
Experience the thrill of a guided kayak tour down Simpson Creek spotting Roseate Spoonbills, White Egrets and Herons just before they take flights. The creek meanders through the majestic beauty of Talbot Island State Park.

2) Beach Horseback Riding.
Amelia Island is one of the last locations in Florida with horseback riding on the beach. Try the Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia State Park with a private trail leading to an isolated beach where you ride under the watchful eyes of experienced guides.

3) Surrender to The Spa.
Follow the ebb and flow of the tides with Heaven in a Hammock, a signature treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island. It combines the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with light massage, rocking and stretching. This treatment soothes tension and induces deep relaxation. Book any treatment and stay for the day. You will enjoy soaking in the sun at The Spa's salt water, adult-only pool and rejuvenating in the eucalyptus-infused steam room. 

4) Explore Amelia Island by Bike
Amelia Island has more than 40 miles of biking trails, from smooth scenic coastal paths to rugged trails. Fort Clinch, located on the northern top of the island offers six miles of bike trails under magnificent moss draped trees.

5) Savor a Six-Course Wine Dinner with a 360 Year Old Winery
This Autumn, Salt restaurant will host an exclusive Winemaker dinner on October 18 featuring the legendary Antinori Wines from Tuscany, Italy. A family representative will share stories about wine and the winemaking spanning the 27 generations and present six wines paired with a spectacular six course tasting menu created by Chef de' Cuisine, Rick Laughlin.

The Amelia Island Breakaway vacation package with starting rates at $319 and a $100 daily resort credit for adventure, relaxation and everything in between in Florida. For more information, call 904-277-1100 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida's premier oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this Florida luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, tennis, children's recreation programs, and 446 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, MD, currently operates 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. (800) 241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information:

Joe Murphy
Director of Public Relations
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Tel: (904) 321-5018
Fax: (904) 491-1567