The year of 2010 has meant lots of recognition for St. Simons Island. It has now been featured in a United Kingdom publication. St. Simons has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 10 Islands in North America and one of the Top 50 Islands in the World!

Condé Nast Traveler: 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards

Top Islands

The world’s top 50 islands hide a big secret: There are actually more than 3,300 of them, stretching from the South Pacific to the North Atlantic. Consider Bermuda, the top-rated islands in the Western Hemisphere—yes, islands. Comprised of 138 isles, it is, like many winners, an archipelago. There are 3 Caymans, 41 Tuamotus, 115 Seychelles, and a whopping 1,185 Dalmatians. The No. 1 winner (for the 14th time), Maui is the only island to score above 90 this year. Closer to home, several North American islands make their top 10 debut: Victoria, Florida’s Longboat Key, and St. Simons.

1. Kiawah, 83
2. Longboat Key, Fla., 80.3
3. Vancouver Island, 79.4
4. Nantucket, 78.2
5. Amelia Island, 77.4
6. Mount Desert Island, Me., 76
7. Prince Edward Island, 75.6
8. Hilton Head, 74.8
9. St. Simons Island, Ga., 74.6
10. Sanibel, Fla. 74.4

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