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Awards & Accolades

Golden Isles

2015
Travel + Leisure selected the Golden Isles as the #3 Best Islands in the Continental US and Canada.

Sea Island

2016
The Cloister was picked as one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2016.
2016
The Lodge at Sea Island was picked as one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2016.
2016
The Cloister, The Lodge, Georgian Room, and The Spa at Sea Island have all received "Forbes Five Star" rankings for the eighth consecutive year, making it the only resort in the world to have received this honor.
2016
The Lodge at Sea Island was named the #1 Best Hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report.
2015
The Cloister, The Georgian Room, The Spa at Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island have all received "Forbes Five Star" rankings.
2015
The Lodge at Sea Island was named one of the Best Hotels in the USA by US News & World Report.
2014
The Cloister was selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the "World's Best Hotels" in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
2014
The Lodge at Sea Island was picked as one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2014, 2009 and 2010.
2014
The Cloister, The Georgian Room, The Spa at Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island have all received "Forbes Five Star" rankings.
2013
The Lodge at Sea Island was selected as the #2 Top Resort in the South by Condé Nast Traveler.
2013
The Cloister on Sea Island was selected for the Condé Nast Gold List for Georgia Hotels & Resorts.
2013
Condé Nast Traveler selected The Cloister in a readers poll as one of top hotels and resorts in the world.
2013
The Cloister on Sea Island's spa was selected as one of the top resort spas in the United States.
2013
The Cloister was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as the #3 "Top Resort in the South."
2012
The Lodge at Sea Island was chosen as one of the top golf resort destinations in the world by Condé Nast Traveler.
2012
The Cloister made Condé Nast Traveler's readers poll for the Top Southern US Golf Resorts in 2011 and 2012.
2011
The Lodge at Sea Island made Travel + Leisure's T+L 500 list in 2010 and 2011.
2011
The Lodge at Sea Island was selected as one of the "Top 25 Southern US Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler.

St. Simons Island

2016
St. Simons Island made USA TODAY's list of 2016 Best Coastal Small Towns. St. Simons Island was ranked #2.
2016
Expedia has named St. Simons Island as the #9 Most Beautiful Town in America.
2015
St. Simons Island was selected as one of the best U.S. islands for family vacations by Condé Nast Traveler.
2015
Trip Advisor selected St. Simons Island as one of the most affordable vacation rental destinations that you need to visit this summer.
2015
St. Simons Island was selected as one of the 50 Best Small Towns by Country Living.
2015
St. Simons Island was selected as one of the "Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2015" by Smithsonian Magazine.
2014
St. Simons Island ranked #6 in Coastal Living's list for the Happiest Seaside Towns.
2014
Travel + Leisure selected St. Simons Island as America's #1 Most Romantic Town.
2014
St. Simons Island was the #1 Favorite Beach Town in America, as chosen by Travel + Leisure
2013
St. Simons Island made Travel + Leisure's list of America's Favorite Towns at #3.
2013
St. Simons Island was chosen as the #5 best island to visit in the United States.
2013
St. Simons Island was chosen as one of the best weekend getaways and coastal road trips by Southern Living.

Jekyll Island

2014
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island was chosen as one of the most secret beaches in the South by Southern Living.
2014
Driftwood Beach was selected as one of the beaches that you need to see to believe by Trip Advisor.
2013
Jekyll Island Club Hotel, located in the Jekyll Island Historic District, was selected as one of the best resorts in the South by Condé Nast Traveler.
2012
Jekyll Island Club Hotel made Condé Nast Traveler's list for the top Southern US Golf Resorts.

Little St. Simons Island

2015
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island was voted one of the Best Hotels in the South in Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.
2015
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has received a 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
2015
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island was named to Trip Advisor's Hall of Fame as a five-time winner of a Certificate of Excellence.
2014
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island was voted one of the Best Hotels in the South in Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.
2014
Coastal Living Magazine selected Little St. Simons Island as one of the best family beach retreats.
2013
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island made Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for Georgia Hotels and Resorts for 2013.

Historic Brunswick

2016
Historic Downtown Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration earned the top ranking on USA TODAY's Best 4th of July Festival.
2014
Brunswick was selected as one of America's Most Romantic Towns by Travel + Leisure for its quaint atmosphere and wide variety of annual festivals and events.

I-95 & Surrounding Areas

2014
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation in Brunswick was selected as one of the best historic Southern Plantations by USA Today.