Best Hotels in Florida
Courtesy of The Ritz Carlton
No. 5 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL
At this 444-room resort on a barrier island 35 miles from Jacksonville, staffers circulate with chilled towels and ice water at the pool. A roster of daily activities includes guided walks along sand dunes and tours of nearby Kingsley Cotton Plantation. Book a Garden View suite for a large terraces. The hotel's restaurant, Salt, stocks more than 30 varieties of its namesake, harvested worldwide.