Travel + Leisure's World's Best Islands in the Continental U.S.

World's Best Islands in the Continental US

Nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lie four beautiful barrier islands - St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island - and their mainland port city of Brunswick

Untouched stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands. Sparkling rivers teeming with birds, fish and other marine life flow calmly around these golden isles on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its pristine beaches, the Golden Isles is full of natural and historical attractions, decadent Southern cuisine and interesting guided tours to fill your days. 

With its unique landscapes and plentiful wildlife that beckon visitors to return for generations, it's no wonder Travel + Leisure readers voted the Golden Isles the #1 World's Best Islands in the Continental U.S. 

Discover Georgia's Golden Isles:

HOW TO GET HERE: SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Fly nonstop into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), just an hour from the Golden Isles of Georgia. Served by eight airlines with over fifty daily nonstop departures to twenty-five destinations, and several additional weekly nonstop flights and destinations offered seasonally, this user-friendly and welcoming airport exemplifies southern charm and convenience. Learn more.

Find details for how to get to the Golden Isles, or click the image below to find out what not to miss in each unique Golden Isles town before your visit.

The Golden Isles is conveniently located five hours from Atlanta and just an hour south of Savannah.

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