After happy hour we headed over to the Lobby Loungefor a drink.
There were several business groups at the hotel. It made for great people watching.
We had such a big lunch, that we opted for some wings for dinner.
They are fabulous! I could eat these every day.
We also ordered some nachos, but they sucked.
Good Morning Sunshine!
Our room rate included breakfast in Cafe 4750. It was great, as expected.
The best part of breakfast was when our waitress sent us off to our room with 2 Diet Cokes and 2 cookies.
It was like she knew us.
We LOVE Diet Coke and cookies!!
It made our day!
After breakfast, I headed to The Spaand Chicken Legs played golf.
The Spa was SO relaxing. I got a massage the first day and a facial the next day.
Both services were great.
I was super relaxed when I left the spa both days.
BMW was doing a resort tour at the hotel.
You could reserve various BMW models for 2 hours at time – for free.
Chicken Legs had reserved us a beautiful BMW Z4. Nice choice!
It was great to drive down Fletcher Avenue with the wind in my hair!
We took our time and drove to Downtown Fernadina Beach for a little shopping.
Lunch was at The Surf. Someone at the hotel recommended it to us. It is a great beach dive. I got the Drunken Pirate Burger – it was HUGE! It was just a regular sized burger once I took off the onion rings. I loved the presentation! Chicken Legs got the Kahuna sweet and sour wings. They were delicious.
I love Sliders. It is directly on the beach (you actually park on the sand).
At night they have music outside.
We started with the chips and salsa. It was really, really good.
For entrees, Chicken Legs got the blackened fish sandwich and fries. He loved it.
I got the chicken sandwich. It was one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve had. I also loved the honey mustard.
I got an order of hush puppies. I LOVE hush puppies and these were great!
Another beautiful sunrise.
I met up with Chicken Legs on the golf course after my spa appointment. He loves for me to drive the cart. I agreed to meet him since it was his birthday trip. The course is beautiful and we played with some really great guys. They both had great stories and information about Amelia Island.
You have to take a ferry across the water to get there from the hotel. It is truly a dive. They have tons of cats hanging around outside (I loved them all). The food was actually really good. We started with the fried corn nuggets. They were served with powdered sugar and ranch dressing. We ate way too many of these! Chicken Legs got a Po-Boy and I got a chicken sandwich. I also got some hush puppies – YUM!
The flowers at the hotel were so beautiful.
We had a cocktail outside in paradise.
We ran across this sea turtle in the courtyard. He was on a mission to find grass.
Dinner was at our favorite place in Amelia Island – Arte Pizza.
This was our first time eating here since they expanded. We were worried it wouldn’t be a good. There was no reason to worry – it was a good as ever.
We started with an order of meatballs. They are so good! So tender and flavorful
Next, we ordered a sausage and pepperoni pizza. O-M-YUM!
The crust is thin and crispy. The toppings are delicious!
One tip about eating at Arte – the pizza comes out in just a few minutes. It is cooked in a blazing hot wood burning oven. If you want a salad or appetizer, order it first and order your pizza after you have finished eating it. We made the mistake the first time we went of ordering everything at the same time. It all came out together.
I will miss waking up in paradise every morning.
We took one last walk on the beach and headed back to reality.
We are already anxious to go back!
I have a reservation in December. I love the beach in the winter!!
Have you ever been to Amelia Island?
What are your favorite places to eat?
What are your favorite things to do? I need suggestions!