I haven't been yet, but I'm going this year! I hear you can get pretty close to the players and I've seen some excellent photos from those who have attended. From what I can tell Amelia Island is a beautiful place, as well.
Linnie's been though and can tell you more
*Sonja calls Linnie* "Linniemeister come and help out..."
Went for the first time last year, and I'll just say it's one of the nicest tourneys I've been to (Eastbourne being the other). Very laid back, and you can get close to the players Yes, Amelia Island is quite beautiful, too.
I suggest if you want to go, order tickets now. The semis are nearly sold out. It also may be worth your while to check out lodging now, as well.
Amelia Island is fantastic. I went a couple of times in the early 1980s, including the year Chris beat Martina 6-0, 6-0 in the final. My best friend went during the early 1990s(BK - Before Kids), and said it was still a great tournament with a great atmosphere. Go! You won't regret it.
Mishar, staying on the plantation itself is pretty expensive, but it is definitely closer. This year, 4 of us are renting a condo for the week, which is about 10-15 minutes from the tourney. The second website I mentioned has plenty of condos listed.