Hilton Head named Best Island in America

Dated: September 18 2021

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Hilton Head Island was named the #1 Island in America in this year’s Travel + Leisure rankings of the best islands in America.

The beautiful island in southern Beaufort County had been ranked at #3 last year after holding the top spot for years.

Travel + Leisure had lots of nice things to say about Hilton Head, and admitted that Hilton Head has been a "familiar farvorite for years."
“With 12 miles of pristine beaches, 33 golf courses, 60 miles of walking trails, as well as outstanding restaurants, museums and galleries, this South Carolina island has been popular with voters for years.”

“We can be as busy as we like or just relax and take in all the beautiful beaches and sea life,” said one voter, the magazine said.

Travel + Leisure also recommended that families vacationing on the island stay at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

“For a more serene experience, there is the 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, which was recently refurbished and offers tennis and golf,” the magazine said.

Hilton Head is in some pretty good company too.

Also on the 2021 list is Kiawah Island, South Carolina; Amelia Island, Florida; Long Boat Key, Florida; Nantucket, Massachusetts; the Golden Isles in Georgia; Mackinac Island, Michigan; the Florida Keys; Captiva Island, Florida; Sanibel Island, Florida; Outer Banks, North Carolina; and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

That's pretty special.

Hilton Head had previously held the #1 spot in the continental United States by Travel + Leisure for four years in a row; 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

The popular Beaufort County island was also recently named the #1 Island in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler...for the 4th year in a row.

Read the full Travel + Leisure article here. 

If you want to live on or near the #1 island in America, and where others take their vacations, we can help make your dream a reality by helping you find your forever home here in the Lowcountry. Call us at 843-521-2121 and one of our experienced agents can assist you in becoming a Beaufort local. We live the Lowcountry life...and we want to share it with you.

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