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October 23, 2013 10:00 ET

Amelia Island Voted Among Top Islands in US, World in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Amelia Island, Florida has placed among the Top 25 Islands in the World in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Amelia Island finished in the #24 spot in a list comprised of destinations such as Bora Bora, Santorini and the British Virgin Islands. For the seventh consecutive year, Amelia Island was also voted among the Top 10 US Islands in the Readers' Choice Awards, finishing #10 among other popular US islands destinations such as Maui, Nantucket, Kauai and Hilton Head.

Two Amelia Island hotels also placed among the Top 40 Florida Resorts: the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, a 25-room, oceanfront boutique hotel (#15) and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a 446-room beachfront resort (#8).

"It's always an honor to be ranked among the top destinations in the U.S., but to break into the Top 25 Islands in the World this year is especially gratifying," said Gil Langley, President of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It's encouraging to see our efforts pay off as we continue to promote our little island paradise to travelers around the globe." 

The awards are based on the results of the magazine's annual Readers' Choice Survey, in which nearly 80,000 travelers voted this year. The destination was ranked based on scenery, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging, activities and beaches. Winners will be published in the November issue of the magazine.

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

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