I love it when Florida shows up in national polls about something cool — like a readers’ survey about the best of something. Like the best island.
Like Amelia Island.
I just learned that in the new 2012 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, our own Amelia Island ranks among the ‘Top 10 U.S. Islands’, which puts it on par with Maui, Nantucket and Hilton Head.
And that's not just this year. They've been making the list for the last six years in a row!
Guess what else? Amelia Island also shows up in two other categories: Among the Top Florida Resorts is the 25-room, oceanfront boutique hotel, The Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, and the 446-room beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
If you’ve been to Amelia Island before, you know how special it is, with a lovely downtown shopping village, diverse restaurants, a nice selection of bed and breakfasts, wonderful beaches, and history in abundance — including the Palace Saloon and intriguing Fort Clinch State Park.
If you haven't visited Amelia Island, here's your reason to go.
And 46,000 Condé Nast readers would agree.