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After pushing open the glass doors and entering The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, you’ll pass a small shop selling yoga pants and beauty products on your way towards the dark green marble-topped reception desk and waiting area. If you need to wait to check in, you'll be asked to make yourself comfortable on one of the two gray loveseats facing the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa's front desk. Water features on either side of the waiting area emit tranquil sounds as water darts from the mouth of fish sculptures into the basin. Help yourself to some refreshing iced tea from the glass urn on the table next to the sofa, or peruse the skincare products available for purchase.
The waiting area can get busy, especially since it’s the main conduit to both the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel and the salon where haircuts and pedicures are offered. But you likely won’t be spending much time at all in the waiting room. When we went for our recent spa visit, we breezed through this area, as the welcoming valets immediately ushered us right into the locker room to change into our robes and slippers.