The Golden Isles has been named to the list of Top Islands in the Continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure's 2022 World's Best Awards readers survey for the 8th consecutive year in a row! With our miles of beautiful beaches, picturesque landmarks and mouthwatering local cuisine, it's no wonder St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Brunswick secured a spot on the list this year. The Golden Isles was also #1 on the list in 2020, and we're hoping to continue our streak in 2023! Vote now for the 2023 awards.

Visitors have been traveling to our stretch of the Georgia coast for decades, searching for a sense of tranquility, escape, and belonging that transcends the mundane and the ordinary. We've heard it said by many who visit that they seem to breathe more deeply and begin to relax immediately upon arriving in the Golden Isles. We wholeheartedly believe your stress level is much lower when you're at sea level. 


Whether you're here seeking quality time with family, solitude on a private island, or a romantic getaway to commemorate life's milestones, the Golden Isles is home to many hotels, restaurants and activities to fulfill any desire. After all, we earned our spot on the list based on our natural attractions and beaches, activities and sights, restaurants and food, people and friendliness, and value.

When you're ready to plan your trip to the Golden Isles of Georgia, we're here to help you figure out how to get here, find the perfect place to stay, and plan activities to fill your days. We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Isles, and we hope you love our islands as much as we do!

What Makes the Golden Isles the World's Best?