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Amelia Island Named Top 10 U.S. Island by Travel + Leisure Readers

Dec 05, 2018 11:34AM
Amelia Island has placed among the Top 10 Islands in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World's Best Awards. Amelia Island finished in the #6 spot, making it the highest-rated Florida island in the publication’s annual competition. In the Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida category, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was ranked #7. The recognition from Travel + Leisure adds to an impressive list of recent accolades for the destination.

Travel + Leisure announced the results of its 2018 World’s Best Awards on July 10, ranking the best islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines and airports in the world. The World’s Best is a travel awards program based on an annual reader survey allowing readers to rate airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, hotels, islands, tour operators, and safari outfitters, ranking the best travel experiences in the world.

“Amelia Island continues to enchant visitors, resulting in a growing list of accolades and recognitions,” said Gil Langley, president and CEO of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re honored our island continues to be recognized among the travel industry’s best, and to offer world-class events and experiences for visitors and locals alike.” For the complete list of winners visit