Amelia Island Voted as a Top 10 North American Island for Four Consecutive Years

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (November 3, 2010) – Amelia Island, Florida has been named the #5 North American island in the 2010 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.  This is the fourth consecutive year Amelia Island has been ranked in the awards’ Top 10 island destinations, finishing this year ahead of Hilton Head, S.C. and St. Simons, Ga.  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a 444-room Amelia Island resort, was also named in the awards, voted #24 among Top U.S. Mainland Resorts. 

            “We are excited to have Amelia Island included in the top 10 North American Islands for four consecutive years,” said Gil Langley, President of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “We work diligently to make sure we meet visitors’ expectations and are thrilled the readers of Conde Nast Traveler are endorsing the destination.”   

            Readers in the survey evaluated their favorite island destinations on activities, atmosphere/ambience, beaches, friendliness, lodging, restaurants, and scenery.  Out of a possible 100 points, Amelia Island, Fla. scored a 77.4.  The top resorts category rated properties based on food/dining, location, overall design, rooms, service, activities and facilities.

            The awards are based on the results of the Readers’ Choice Survey, in which more than 25,000 travelers voted this year.  Winners will be published in the November issue. 

-Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau-



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About Amelia Island

Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.  Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, 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