Sea Island

Awards & Accolades

Let us show you how we've earned our stars.


Here at Sea Island, a “friendly little hotel” on the southern coast of Georgia, we take our stellar brand of genuine hospitality and effortless southern charm very seriously. So we are delighted when others take note. And we couldn’t be more proud.

Awards for The Cloister

  • The Cloister at Sea Island, Forbes Five-Star 2009–2017
  • The Cloister at Sea Island, AAA Five-Diamond 2015-2016
  • One of Top Ten Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013–2015
  • The Georgian Room, Forbes Five-Star 2008–2017
  • The Georgian Room, AAA Five-Diamond, 2016
  • The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, 2014
  • The Georgian Room, Best Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, 2014
  • #4 Family Resort in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2015
  • #1 Family Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2011–2014 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World, Condé Nast Traveler, 2012
  • #1 Best Beach Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Awards for The Lodge at Sea Island

  • Forbes Five-Star, 2002–2017
  • AAA Five-Diamond, 2001–2016
  • #1 Hotel in the U.S.A., U.S. News & World Report, 2014, 2016; #5 Hotel, 2017
  • One of Top Ten Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013–2015
  • The Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, 2014
  • Top 10% Worldwide for Traveler Feedback, TripAdvisor

Awards for Golf

  • Top 100 Courses, Golf Magazine, 2016
  • Top 25 Golf U.S. Golf Resorts, Cigar Aficionado, 2013
  • #2 America’s Top 50 Courses for Women (Seaside), Golf Digest, 2013
  • #100 Best Clubfitters, Golf Digest, 2013
  • Dr. Morris Pickens, Top 10 Sports Psychologists, Golf Digest, 2013
  • #5 Best Golf Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Platinum Premier Resort, Golf Magazine, 2012
  • #4 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest, 2011

Awards for The Spa at Sea Island

  • Forbes Five-Star 2009–2017
  • #3 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2014
  • #4 Spa Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, Readers’ Choice Awards 2014
  • #8 Top U.S. Resort Spa, Condé Nast Traveler’s, Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
  • Top Ten Luxury Spas in the World, Fodors.com, 2012

Sea Island Properties

  • “The 20 Best Second Home Resorts in the Country” list for 2013–2015, Barron’s