Awards & Accolades

Amelia Island has become a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike and both the island and its partners are the winners of countless awards. See how others have ranked Amelia Island, and then come experience it for yourself.    
  • #3 Top Continental U.S. Island in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, 2021
  • 6 East Coast Beaches to LIve your Best Life at this Summer by Marie Claire, 2021
  • #3 Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Florida East by Global Traveler Wherever Awards, 2021
  • #9 Top 10 U.S. Island by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2021
  • Top 25 Islands in the U.S. for an Affordable Getaway by ShermansTravel, 2021
  • Top 10 Best East Coast Beaches for Families from Maine to Florida by Trivago Magazine, 2021
  • Favorite Beach Town, Florida East by Trazee Travel, 2021
  • The 46 Most Quaint and Charming Beach Towns in America For Your Best Vacation Yet by Good Housekeeping, 2021
  • America’s Best Beach Towns by Trips to Discover, 2021
  • 19 Gorgeous Islands in the US you can Drive to by MSN Lifestyle, 2021
  • 10 Most Underrated Romantic Destinations in the US by MSN Travel, 2021
  • #6 Top 15 Islands in the US by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, 2020
  • Favorite Beach Town, Florida (East) by Trazees Travel, 2020
  • Top 10 U.S. Islands (#9) - Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler, 2020
  • Amelia Schoolhouse Inn was named #7 of Top 10 Best New Hotels by Southern Living, 2020
  • Top 10 Islands in the U.S. (#6) -  Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World's Best Awards



Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.