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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 – 2018
  • The Cloister at Sea Island, AAA Five-Diamond, 2015 – 2018
  • One of Top Ten Resorts in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013 – 2015, 2018
  • The Georgian Room, Forbes Five-Star, 2008 – 2018
  • The Georgian Room, AAA Five-Diamond, 2018
  • #3 Best Hotels for Kids, Harper’s Hideaway Report 2018
  • #4 Family Resort in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2015

Awards for The Lodge at Sea Island

  • Forbes Five-Star, 2002 – 2018
  • AAA Five-Diamond, 2001 – 2018
  • #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 Resort Courses, Golfweek, 2018
  • 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, 2016
  • Dr. Morris Pickens, Top 10 Sports Psychologists, Golf Digest, 2013
  • #5 Best Golf Resort, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Awards for The Spa at Sea Island

  • Forbes Five-Star 2009 – 2018
  • #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

Sea Island Properties

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

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