Travel + Leisure Magazine Names Amelia Island Among “World’s Best”

Amelia Island Makes Coveted List for Fourth Consecutive Year,
Voted No. 10 Best Island in Continental U.S. by Readers

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (July 20, 2022) – Located just off the northeastern coast of Florida, Amelia Island has been voted No. 10 among the “Best Islands in the Continental United States” by readers of
Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the most popular travel publications in the world. This is the fourth consecutive year Amelia Island has made the travel magazine’s “World’s Best Awards” list, now in its 27th year. The No. 10 finish puts Amelia Island in exceptional company, joining other notable destinations such as the Golden Isles, Georgia, the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. To see a complete list of the World’s Best Islands, visit

“By once again voting Amelia Island among the best in the country, the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure have made it clear this destination has what they value most in an unforgettable island getaway,” said Gil Langley, President of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Beyond our remarkable natural beauty and growing list of amenities and attractions, it is our local tourism industry’s commitment to delivering the kind of memorable experiences that have made Amelia one of the world’s best places to travel.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, one of the island’s top-rated resorts, was also recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure, being voted No. 9 among the “Best Resorts in Florida.” To read the list of Florida’s Best Resorts, visit

The World’s Best Awards is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual reader survey. The prestigious annual awards honor the top travel destinations, hotels, and companies worldwide. The winners will appear in the August 2022 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine and have been released on


About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.  Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters.  Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts.  The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries.  Forget the everyday getaway; come make memories on Amelia Island.  For visitor information and online planning, visit

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