The publication created their list of the best hotels “using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.”
Following the resort in this year’s rankings are the Jefferson in Washington, D.C. and the ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas. In 2014, the Lodge at Sea Island ranked number one but dropped to the second place spot in 2015.
The resort has 40 luxurious rooms outfitted with oriental rugs, European style decor and spacious bathrooms. Each room has 24-hour butler service and sweeping views of the ocean.
One of the biggest draws to the resort is their championship golf courses. There are three world-renowned 18-hole courses on the property.
If getting some R&R is more your style, you’ll have to check out their Spa. The Forbes Five-Star Spa and Fitness Center is 65,000-square feet of pure heaven. They offer your typical spa treatments along with some more unique services like a guided walk geared toward self-discovery, yoga classes and a golf performance therapy center.
If you choose to spend your days lounging by the water, you have your pick between the beach (which is only steps away from the hotel), or the expansive pool area.
The resort isn’t just ideal for adults, though. They have a large selection of family activities available, like fishing, skeet shooting lessons, horseback riding, boating, tennis and squash. There are a number of restaurants available on site so you never really have to leave, but if you’re looking to get away for the day, the Lodge is only 85 miles south of Savannah, Ga.