Best Jacksonville Resorts

Looking for the best Jacksonville Resorts? We've combed through them all to find the top resorts in the area so you can choose from only the best. 

Why Jacksonville?

The sun was barely peeking over the horizon when Sarah, our 28-year-old freelance writer from New York, stepped out onto the balcony of her oceanfront room at the Sea Breeze Resort in Jacksonville Beach. The salty air filled her lungs as she marveled at the sight, her adventurous spirit tingling with anticipation. "This is it, the perfect escape," she whispered, her excitement barely contained.

Jacksonville, Florida, is less Disney and more nature and culture.

What you'll find here:

  • 22 miles of beaches
  • a great collection of parks - national, urban and beachside parklands
  • quality fishing
  • explore the historical neighborhoods in the city
  • really interesting museums and street art scene

This city also makes for a great base for exploring the Northeast of Florida. It's a great spot for a family vacation with so much to do (and much of it free).

It also does really well for couples with quality restaurants, great romantic date options and interesting spots like craft beer breweries to visit. 

Best Jacksonville Resorts

Jacksonvale Beach Resorts

Jacksonville Beach is a city in Duval County, Florida. It is situated on a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the St. Johns River to the west.

This is a clean beach with lotys of space to stake a claim or plant an umbrella.as well as convenient bathrooms and life guards.

There are about a dozen beach resorts and hotels along the streatch. 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida Hotels: compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at Tripadvisor

Birding, outlet shopping, family fishing, adventure sports and great dinning and nightlife are only a few of the attractions on offer. Your visit may only involve a NFL jaguars game but whatever the call to this sun drenched piece of the south, we have the deals for you.

Video: Favorite Can't-Miss Things to Do in the Jacksonville Beaches


Where To Find Jacksonville Travel Deals 

Be sure to check in on any travels deals for resorts in Jacksonville, Florida. The winter season can often be a great time to find a deal here. 

 The following links are all great sources for travel deals.


Our Picks for Top Jacksonville Resorts

The Jacksonville area has a lot to offer in terms of resorts. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay with your family, or want to get away on your own for some peace and quiet, there’s a resort that can suit your needs.

With so many options, it can be hard to pick the best resort for you. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our top picks for the best resorts in Jacksonville.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach is a white sand beach coastal city. It is located about 12 miles south of Jacksonville and approximately 20 miles northeast of St. Augustine.

From golf to tennis, pools and restaurants there is something for everyone. With a variety of resort hotels that range from high-end resorts to budget-friendly vacation rentals, visitors will enjoy all the amenities they want with none of the hassle.

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Award for best hotel or resort in hotel in Ponte Vedra beach

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & SpaThe Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

This top Florida golf resort is located on a private beachfront at Ponte Vedra. In fact, there are eight championship level golf courses and over ten hotel restaurants await you.

It's not all about the golf though. 

This beautifully modern resort has a great spa, four pools to choose from as well as 7 different restaurants. 

Sawgrass MarriottSawgrass Marriott

At over 56,000 square feet to enjoy, this is quite a large resort with plenty of room to play at.  It gets good reviews and you can see the latest reviews here

Look for Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa pricing and deals at Expedia.

Guest Resort Review

Get ready to join the fun and lively couple Matt n Rach as they explore the luxurious Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in Florida! In this light-hearted and entertaining vlog, our dynamic duo gives us a glimpse of their exciting stay at the resort.

From the moment they arrive, Matt n Rach dive straight into the action - enjoying a delicious lunch at Pussers before giving us a tour of their room. The real star of the show, though, is the breathtaking view of the TPC Sawgrass golf course!

Throughout their stay, the pair takes full advantage of the resort's amenities. They visit the private Cabana Beach Club, go for relaxing walks on the beach, and indulge in mouthwatering meals at various restaurants, including a trip to the famous Ruth's Chris Steak House. Matt n Rach also appreciate the convenience of having shops and eateries within walking distance of the resort.

Whether they're lounging by the pool, catching a shuttle to the beach, or exploring the nearby TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, Matt n Rach keep the energy high and the laughs coming. Don't miss out on this fun and engaging vlog that showcases the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and delicious food at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa!

Sarah's Experience 

The sun was just beginning to rise as Sarah approached the lobby of the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The warm hues of morning light reflected off the sparkling water of the resort's pool, and a sense of tranquility washed over her. As she checked in, she couldn't help but feel excited for the adventures ahead.

Sarah's first encounter at the resort was with a charming couple, Tom and Linda. They regaled her with stories of their unforgettable experiences at Sawgrass. "The golf courses are top-notch," Tom boasted, while Linda raved about the luxurious spa treatments. Sarah jotted down their recommendations in her trusty notebook, eager to explore everything Sawgrass had to offer.


The Lodge & Club

This 4 star beach side resort on the south side of Jacksonville in Ponte Vedra Beach caters for adults and is a great choice for families.

The Lodge and Club Ponte Vedra

This is both an elegant and historical resort with lots to do including golf, tennis, a spa and located right on the beach.

For families:  there's a kids pool and a summer camp for kids (making your vacation just that little bit easier). 

Adult have their own pool and quite a number of great dining options here from grilles to beach side snacks to the chef's table. 

Reviews are excellent here, so you'll be in good hands. You can check the latest reviews or book here

Sarah Review

After a day of golfing and pampering, Sarah ventured to The Lodge & Club. Nestled along the picturesque coastline, the resort's stunning architecture and unparalleled ocean views took her breath away. Sarah struck up a conversation with a fellow traveler, Gina, who gushed about the resort's world-class amenities. "You simply must try the gourmet cuisine at the Sea View Grille," Gina insisted. "And the beach yoga classes? Pure bliss!" Sarah added these suggestions to her growing list of must-dos.


One Ocean Resort & Spa 

Top Atlantic Beach Luxury Resort

This 4-star resort is all about delivering a luxury experience. 

It has luxury suites, a great spa with luxury treatments (and view of the beach) and award-winning dining.

One Ocean Resort and SpaOne Ocean Spa at One Ocean Resort in Atlantic Beach near Jacksonville

You can choose to stay in the beautifully modern rooms with a variety of choices on the views or the suites. It's pet friendly and family friendly too. So everyone can come. 

This is also a great wedding resort. They have a beautiful facilities and a great wedding team to help those planning their special day. 

Reviews are just excellent here with one recent reviewer calling it their favourite vacation spot in NE Florida. 

Check out the latest reviews and bookings for One Ocean Resort and Spa here

Sarah's Experience

Eager for even more relaxation, Sarah's journey continued to One Ocean Resort & Spa. From the moment she arrived, she was captivated by the resort's contemporary design and commitment to personalized service. She met a vivacious family in the lobby, who praised the resort's impeccable attention to detail. "The staff even left a cute, handwritten note and chocolates in our room," the mother shared with a grin. Sarah couldn't resist adding these thoughtful touches to her ever-growing list of highlights.

Best Jax Beach Hotels and Resorts

Ah, Jacksonville Beach! Let me tell ya, it's a real mixed bag. On one hand, you've got miles of sandy shores perfect for catching some rays, riding the waves, or just dipping your toes in. The nearby dining, shopping, and nightlife are a hoot too! But be warned, my friend, Jax Beach can get as crowded as a can of sardines during peak season. You might find yourself playing a not-so-fun game of musical chairs with parking spots, and the water? Not always crystal clear, if you catch my drift. All in all, it's a great spot for those who enjoy a lively atmosphere, but if you're looking for peace, quiet, and an unspoiled beach, you might want to keep searching.

Top resorts and hotels on Jacksonville (Jax) Beach. 

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront Resort

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront ResortFour Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront Resort

The Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront is located on the beautiful Jacksonville Beach boardwalk.

This one offer the best access to Jacksonville including the town center and Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier.

The resort itself is pet friendly,  has access to the beach, a great pool, fitness center and all the amenities you would expect of a small but great 70 room resort. There are also a lot of dining options in the area. 

This resort gets great reviews and you can check out the latest reviews for Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront Resort and or look at more hotels like this on Jacksonville Beach here.

Sarah's Experience

Sarah checked into the Four Points By Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront Resort. The laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff immediately put her at ease. As she strolled along the pristine beach, she bumped into a group of surfers waxing their boards. "This is the best place for catching waves," one of them explained, adding that the resort's proximity to local attractions like the Jacksonville Beach Pier made it an ideal choice for active travelers.



Margaritaville Hotel Jacksonville Beach

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The Margaritaville self describes as trying to create the vibe of an 'an island paradise' by emplying devices like 'Tropical decor' to keep the beats and the mood upbeat and lively.

These are"premium accommodations' and there is enough around to pull off that all inclusive island vibe to a degree.  A range of dining, and a some laid-back luxury. 

From snug to cozey to rockstar there is an island vibe for everyone and a Jimmy Buffet inspired frozen concuction to suite every mood. 

Video: Margaritaville Hotel Jacksonville Beach

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at Tripadvisor

All Inclusive Jacksonville Resorts

While there are few all inclusive resorts in snd offers in Jacksonville the Margaritaville Hotel Jacksonville Beach does offer promotions regularly like the $25 one-time F&B credit & bottle of champagne when you stay 2 nights or more.

Resorts on Amelia Island (Close to Jacksonville)

Amelia Island is very close to Jacksonville and accessible by road or car.

There are a few beautiful beachfront resorts here that are worth a look if you're looking at staying in the Jacksonville area. You're not right in the city here but you are right on the beach. 

Omni Amelia Island Resort

Omni Amelia Island Plantation ResortOmni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Omni Amelia Island Resort is one of the most comprehensive resorts in this north part of the state. The complex is massive in size and while Jacksonville is the largest city area by boundary size this is surely one of the biggest resorts in the state.

The resort is also big on service and delivery winning a whole host of reputable travel awards. While not in Jacksonville itself, the barrier island of which it occupies the northern tip is within easy reach.


The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Resort

The Ritz -Carlton, Amelia Island is a classic beach resort close to Jacksonville, Florida. This resort can be summer up as peaceful waterways, beach, sand dunes and amazing food. 

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island ResortThe Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Resort

The Ritz-Carlton is the other great resort on Amelia Island. The beach really is serene and creates a wonderful ambiance that seems far removed from the everyday.  

It's perfect for families with kids or for a romantic getaway, a round of golf on the 18 hole course, or a little indulging at the full service spa. Don't miss out on eating at the AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Salt. 

More information on the The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island 



Neptune beach Resorts

Neptune Beach is a coastal town in northeast Florida, located near Jacksonville. It offers a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. The town has a number of restaurants and shops that are fun for the whole family. The beaches are some of the best in Northeast Florida with white sand, blue water and great views. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to do like fishing or kayaking on the Intracoastal Waterway or biking on the bike trails.

Seahorse Oceanfront Inn

Of the resorts on Neptune beach the Seahorse Oceanfront Inn is a good choice for couple's getaway or family vacations. 

There is a big pool and an award-winning on site bar and restaurant.

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at Tripadvisor

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Best Time To Visit Jacksonville, Florida

Great times to visit Jacksonville Florida are:

  • March to May
  • September to November

You'll find pretty nice weather, but it will be a bit less busy than peak season. 

Peak season for Jacksonville: June to August.

Low season: Winter

A Few More Options in Jacksonville

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Omni Jacksonville HotelOmni Jacksonville Hotel

If you are looking for a Jacksonville resort / hotel style property this 354 room luxury property has a lot of attractive attributes. If you want to stay in the city, here you can enjoy the sundeck or step out onto the St. John’s Riverwalk. The Everbank Field and Jacksonville Landing and other major sporting venues are also close by.

More information on the Omni Jacksonville Hotel


Hampton Inn, Jacksonville Fl

The Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-95 South, is a great budget option to explore the sixty-eight miles of coastline and 300 miles of rivers and waterways by boating. Close to the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier and the World Golf Village in nearby St. Augustine.


Helpful Jacksonville Resources

Visit the official tourism website for Jacksonville  to learn more about what's on offer in the area and any events that may be happening during your stay. 

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If you're looking for alternative destinations near Jacksonville Beach, I've got two fantastic options.

First up, we have the charming and historic St. Augustine, just about an hour's drive south of Jacksonville Beach. As the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine will transport you back in time with its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial architecture, and fascinating historical sites. Don't forget to visit the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century fortress that's seen its fair share of action! Oh, and the food scene? Chef's kiss – imagine dining al fresco in a quaint courtyard, sipping on some Spanish sangria. Sounds dreamy, right?

Now, if you're more into eco-adventures, let me introduce you to Amelia Island. Just a hop, skip, and a jump (around 45 minutes) north of Jacksonville Beach, this barrier island is a true gem. With its lush maritime forests, pristine beaches, and abundant wildlife, you'll feel like you've discovered your own little paradise. Take a kayak tour through the salt marshes or saddle up for a beachside horseback ride. The cherry on top? The charming Fernandina Beach, a historic town with delightful shops, restaurants, and that irresistible Southern charm.

So there you have it, my friend! Whether you're a history buff itching to explore the past or a nature lover seeking a wild escape, both St. Augustine and Amelia Island offer splendid alternatives to Jacksonville Beach. Happy travels!

About the Authors

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Avid travelers who love to find a deal, Ricky and April Wright love to share about awesome experiences in amazing places. Ricky worked in resorts for decades which led him to prioritize guest experience combined with great locations. The result is awesome, hand-picked resorts for you to visit. 

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