Hilton Head Island Named #1 Island in the U.S. for 4th Year in a Row

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islandsaccording to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value. What all of the destinations on this year’s list have in common is a decidedly laid-back vibe.

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The Influential Men Who Helped Make Hilton Head Island and Greater Bluffton so Special

Our very own John Reed, considered by many as "the man who made Greater Bluffton come to life," has been and continues to this day, to be an integral part of making the Greater Bluffton area such a special place to not only visit, but to set roots down and build a life.

"Since 1989 Reed, together with a long list of financial, development and consulting partners, has put in place five exceptional large-scale private communities in the geographic area known as Greater Bluffton. These include Colleton River Plantation, Belfair, Berkeley Hall, Hampton Hall, and Hampton Lake. Additionally, Reed and his associates played a major role in the commercial development of Belfair Town Village and major commercial sites along Buckwalter Parkway including Berkeley Place and Buckwalter Place. And still, while having turned CEO control of The Reed Group to his son Pratt earlier this year, Reed continues to keep his hand in shaping the Greater Bluffton area with new projects in The Argent Tract and other places." - Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine

Hilton Head Ranked #1 Best U.S. Island

Hilton Head Island ranked #1 in World's Best Islands in the Continental U.S. by Travel & Leisure.

Come visit for a weekend, or stay a while and set down some roots right here in the Lowcountry, with Hilton Head Island just minutes drive from Bluffton.

"The lush island’s fervent fans treasure the ability to hop on a bicycle and arrive at an award-winning golf course or a perfect, secluded perch from which to spot dolphins. Rent a house or book a stay at the Inn & Club at Harbour Town — The Sea Pines Resort, a boutique hotel that is long on Southern charm. “You can do as much or as little as you want,” wrote one visitor of this ideal family destination, while another chimed in, “My favorite place of all time!” - Travel & Leisure Magazine