Amelia Island Convention Visitors Bureau
Media Release
Hayworth Public Relations
[email protected]
October 7, 2020

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2020) – Amelia Island, Florida has once again found itself on familiar footing, ranked among the Top 10 U.S. Islands by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. More than 715,000 people voted in the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, putting Amelia Island in the #9 spot on a list of 29 other popular island destinations such as the Big Island, Nantucket, and Hilton Head. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

“During these extraordinarily challenging times, avid travelers are spending a lot of time dreaming of their next great trip, and it’s reassuring to know Amelia Island’s charm and stellar reputation are keeping us top-of-mind – and top-of-list – as one of the best island destinations in the U.S.,” said Gil Langley, president and CEO of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Now more than ever, our hoteliers, restaurateurs, shopkeepers and other tourism partners have banded together and are working hard to provide an exceptional, ‘top 10’ travel experience to our devoted visitors.”

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its Readers’ Choice Awards today, Oct. 6, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world.
“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler U.S. and U.K. print editions.

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

About Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travel. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit

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Eleanor J. Crommer
Eleanor J. Crommer
1 year ago

WOW, excellent choice to call home.

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