Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

We live in New England, we know how lucky we are. Mountains, beaches, woods, and beautiful historic cities are all within a very reasonable distance, no matter where you live. We know we live in the best place on earth, and are always happy to share that opinion. Well, here’s another reason to brag. Travel + Leisure named 4 islands in New England in their Best of 15 list! Tally it up. 26.6% of the best of the best are in New England.

Every year, the publication asks it’s readers to express their opinions on their travel experiences in a survey, in their World’s Best Awards.In this particular category, Travel + Leisure had readers rate islands based on things like the beaches and other natural attractions, activities available, food, how friendly the people were, and the bottom line…how much bang for your buck.

The people have spoken, and named islands in  Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island as the best. Nantucket ranked the highest coming in at #3. It was followed by Mount Desert Island in Maine, coming in at #7, Martha’s Vineyard at #8, and finally Rhode Island’s Block Island at #14. Well done, New England. Well Done. Now, you know…New England Has 4 Of The 15 Best Islands In The US!



  • Nantucket Island

    Nantucket is always getting accolades for something. Just last week Vogue named Faraway Nantucket as one of the country’s most charming boutique hotels. The “charming” is what brings people to the little island off of Cape Cod, year after year. It’s so quintessential New England, it looks photo- shopped. Life runs at a leisurely pace here. The beaches, light houses, towns and roads are the things movies are made of.  There’s plenty to do, and nothing to do. Visit HERE to get there.

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  • Mount Desert Island, Maine

    Visit Maine boasts “Mount Desert Island is without compare, as the mountains truly meet the Sea here and offers one of the most spectacular settings on the entire East Coast (if not the most spectacular).” It’s home to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.

  • Martha's Vineyard

    Martha’s Vineyard gives you all the charm and quaint you need with all the fun you want. It really does has something for everyone. The island is known for it’s great beaches, biking paths, There are sweeping cliffs and lively towns. Quiet, spacious spots with room to roam, and of course great fishing. Fish for more on MV HERE. 

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  • Block Island, Rhode Island

    Known for having some of the “most unspoiled beaches in the country,” Block Island offers so much, for so little…of a place. And is considered the most dog friendly of all the islands. Grab your pup and hop on a quick ferry from the mainland to your island paradise. Cold beer flows, lobsters roll and nature trails call.

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    Only a short ferry ride from the mainland, Block Island offers the quintessential island experience. Think food and drinks overlooking the ocean, boutique-lined streets, spectacular natural sights and some of the most unspoiled white sand beaches in the country. Hop on a bike or moped and get exploring charming streets, dramatic cliffs, quiet beaches and pristine nature trails.

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