The South tends to attract travelers with hospitality, calming natural settings and fun outdoor recreational activities. Well, Travel & Leisure has released its “World’s Best” list for travel, and when it comes to resorts, the South won big.
From hotels to resorts to safari lodges, here are the best resorts based on location, food and value.
The Cloister at Sea Island, Sea Island, Georgia
With children’s activities, multiple spas, beach clubs, bike rentals and a top-tier coastal experience, The Cloister at Sea Island is a boutique lodge with seven cottages. It offers the experience of being at a secluded village nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and a golf course. Visit seaisland.com for more information.
The Swag, Waynesville, North Carolina
At just about a mile above sea level in the Great Smoky Mountains, The Swag is the perfect mix of luxury and nature, with horseback rides, hiking, wine tastings and more. Click here for all things Swag.
Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands, North Carolina
This European-style Relais and Chateaux property is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Well known for their suites, cottages and vacation homes, Old Edwards Inn & Spa offers premium amenities from farm-to-table dining to a world-class spa. For more informartion, visit oldedwardshospitality.com.
Primland Resort, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
The Primland Resort is a collection of resorts in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy golfing, plenty of activities for the kids, sporting clubs and more on this private 12,000-acre mountain estate. Visit aubergeresorts.com to learn more.
Salamander Resort & Spa, Middleburg, Virginia
With 340 acres of outdoor space, guests can enjoy golfing, an equestrian center, lawn games, zip lines, wineries and more. The Salamander Resort is the perfect family destination and a top family reunion spot for 2022. For more, check out salamanderrestort.com.