One of the best Florida weekend getaways, One Ocean Resort & Spa is located in Atlantic Beach and boasts 193 rooms and suites, over 10,000 square feet of meeting space and is only 25 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport. The cruise terminal is within easy access for anyone departing or arriving from a cruise ship. There is a beachside heated pool along with beautiful white sand beachfront access to the Atlantic Ocean.

With so many activities available, guests will never be bored or looking for something to do, especially with downtown Jacksonville only a short drive away. On foot, it is an easy walk across to Beaches Town Center for shopping, dining and even nightlife. To relax and rejuvenate, guests can enjoy treatments or even full days at the on-site spa.

1. One Ocean Resort Rooms & Suites

One Ocean Resort Rooms & Suites  

Each one of the 193 rooms features floor to ceiling windows, treating guests to stunning views every day of their visit. The room décor is casual, yet artistic and chic with elegance. The beds are custom made especially for One Resort & Spa. For added room and comfort, guests could opt for a Corner King Balcony room which features one king sized bed and plenty of room to move about.

In the room, guests are given use of soft, plush robes for lounging and an iPod docking station to enjoy music while taking a break in their room. The balcony provides gorgeous beach views for breathtaking sunrises. There are also some rooms with limited views, if having a perfect view of the ocean is not of utmost importance. These rooms are just as well appointed as the others in the hotel, but at a slightly lower rate. Each room comes with a safe for securing your personal belongings, including your laptop.

Inside each room is an amenities cabinet with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks tailored to each guest’s preferences. If guests wish to have a refrigerator or microwave in-room, these are available upon request. While on vacation, guests can kick back and relax in their room or suite and watch HD television channels on the 42 inch plasma television included in each room.

There is no need to leave work behind since the ergonomic desk and wireless Internet will keep you up and running while away from home. The bathrooms are spacious and come with luxurious toiletries for guest use, as well as a hair dryer and fresh towels daily.

2. Dining at One Ocean Resort

Dining at One Ocean Resort  

Guests at One Ocean Resort & Spa will enjoy an elegant, artsy atmosphere at the on-site restaurant, The Azurea. The menu is created with inspiration from European, Caribbean and American flavors. The menu items change with the seasons to keep up with food trends and the freshest ingredients.

Guests will love the ocean views from every seat in the restaurant, making this a memorable dining experience. From Sunday to Thursday guests can choose to have the “Chef’s Adventurous Palate,” which is a carefully selected menu straight from Executive Chef Ted Peters and his team. It is best to call ahead to determine availability and to make reservations. The dress code is business casual and men are required to wear long pants.

If guests wish to venture away from the resort for dining, the Jacksonville area has many fresh, unique cuisine options which allow guests to sample local fare and experience mouth-watering meals.

When guests just want to enjoy a meal in their room, they can order from the 24 hour room service at One Ocean Resort & Spa, who will be glad to help you. The room service menu is extensive and exquisite, offering breakfast items such as Maine lobster Benedict or roasted vegetable frittata with Asiago.

For lunch there are lighter options available from sandwiches to soups and salads. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the dinner menu is in effect and consists of gourmet options such as Coriander-rubbed Ahi Tuna with Cipollini Onion Risotto. Guests can even order dessert if they choose.

Azurea Lounge, attached to the Azurea Restaurant, is the perfect meeting spot for guests to enjoy a fine selection of cocktails and wines while overlooking the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the memorable sunsets as evening approaches. It is a very chic lounge with an outdoor veranda for enjoying a drink and a cigar if one chooses, while staying cozy by the fire pit. The community seating within the lounge allows for maximum opportunities for socializing and mingling.

The Lobby Coffee & Wine Bar is a relaxing spot for guests to enjoy a java or cool, refreshing cocktail made by award-winning bartenders. If guests prefer to stick close to the pool area, there is the Pool Bar & Grill to satisfy and quench their thirst and hunger alike. The lighter menu offers appetizers to go along with tasty cocktails or selected beer.

3. The Spa at One Ocean Resort

The Spa at One Ocean Resort  

At the Spa at One Ocean Resort, guests can unwind, relax and rejuvenate with one of many treatment options or even monthly specials. There are full day spa packages available if guests are looking for a full day of pampering and tranquility.

There are various massages to choose from in the many massage treatment rooms. Guests can choose from hot stone massages, Thai style massages and their signature Seashell Massages which include hot stones plus use of recycled sea shells to soothe tired and tense muscles, joints and wash away stress. There are packages available including Beauty Bliss, Men’s Defense and the Ocean Breeze Refresher.

There truly is a package suited to every need or whim. With package purchases, guests have access to men’s or women’s VIP suites, lounges to sit back and relax, waters infused with delicious fruit, herbal tea and even a healthy selection of snacks.

If guests are attending during daytime hours, the spa has a light, delicious lunch menu available. Guests can have simple manicures, pedicures and hair treatments done as well at the spa.

4. Family Vacation Ideas

Family Vacation Ideas  

At One Ocean Resort families are welcomed and well taken care of right from the beginning. The Guest Historian will contact families ahead of their arrival to find out each person’s preferences for snacks, drinks and other amenities so they can be placed in the room before their arrival.

The Sea Turtles Kids Club will have children engaged and enjoying every minute of their vacation time at One Ocean Resort & Spa. It is an educational experience where children get to explore ocean wonders through hands-on, interactive activities. The children start off with a lesson, followed by an art or science project. Afterwards, children will enjoy outdoor activities which tie in to their lesson of the day.

The children finish off with either lunch or dinner, depending on which time slot they are attending kids club. Parents must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance and there is an additional per day charge.

5. Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

One Ocean Resort & Spa has wedding specialist on staff to help make wedding dreams come alive. The resort offers group rates to accommodate wedding guests and bridal party members as well. The wedding will reflect the bride and groom’s personality and preferences from beginning to end.

Any size wedding can be accommodated from 20 to 200. There are several options for ceremony sites including right on the white sandy beach of the Atlantic Ocean, to the coastal patio. The resort offers all-inclusive ceremony packages to make the process as easy as possible. Even if couples choose to have their ceremony elsewhere and just host the reception at the resort, there are ample photo locations the happy couple can take advantage of for very memorable wedding photos.

For an unforgettable reception event, there are multiple ballrooms to choose from, including the Atlantica Ballroom which has over 3,700 square feet of space. Receptions can be held indoors or outdoors, including spaces with amazing ocean views. There is over 10,000 square feet in total of meeting or event space for guests to utilize. The coordinators on-site are professional and eager to help plan any event at One Ocean Resort & Spa.

One Ocean Resort & Spa is located within a short drive of over 70 premier golf courses, both private and public. Jacksonville is a golfer’s dream come true. Golfers can also enjoy the beautiful landscaping and sparkling lakes in St. Augustine, Ponte Verda Beach or Amelia Island and test their golf skills. In May each year, golf enthusiasts and pros alike, gather on the perfect grounds of TCP Sawgrass in Ponte Verda for the PGA Tour, The Players Championship, which is only 20 minutes from Atlantic Beach.

World Golf Village is located in St. Augustine and is home to courses such as King & Bear, an 18 hole course designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus and Slammer & Squire which was designed by Bobby Weed. The World Golf Hall of Fame is also located in World Golf Village for golf enthusiasts to browse and admire. Visitors will enjoy the IMAX Theater, the PGA Tour Golf Academy and the many choices of golf inspired shopping, dining and other activities.

Queens Harbour Golf Course is a Jacksonville favorite amongst visitors. It is a unique combination of tidal marshlands and old Spanish oak trees. It is a challenging course for anyone wishing to test their skill on this championship course.

6. Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

One Ocean Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly resort and a member of Florida’s Green Lodging Program. They are committed to environmental preservation of water, reducing waste and keeping pollution to a minimum. The resort boasts achievement in meeting six benchmarks in sustainable areas of operation.

Guests at One Ocean will be given the service of a docent for the duration of their stay. Their docent can assist with anything guests require from a morning newspaper delivery to arranging reservations and recommending dining options. Pets are more than welcome at the resort. Services are available to allow even your pet to experience a memorable vacation. The resort offers walking services, a pet menu for in-room dining and even fluffy beds for your pet’s comfort. There is a $75 per day pet fee to ensure pets receive top notch attention.

There are plenty of activities to entertain and engage guests. There is horseback riding along the beach, fishing, kayaking as well as rental of surfboards and jet skis. For anyone wishing to stay active with their exercise routine, the 24 hour fitness room will assist with that goal. There is a $27 per day resort fee which helps pay for such things as the docent service, parking and free WiFi access throughout the entire resort.

Rooms start at $210 per night.

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1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, website, Phone: 904-249-7402

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