Located on the southeast coast of Georgia, since 1928 Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences — The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island is the only resort in the world to receive four Forbes Five-Star awards for 12 consecutive years. Since beginning to keep honeymoon registers and records in the 1940s, Sea Island has hosted more than 40,000 honeymoon couples, drawn to its stunning and secluded yet easy-to-reach location. In today’s world, Sea Island’s attributes have become even more desirable, including being a private beach resort with an expansive, lushly landscaped campus surrounded by ocean, river and marshes.
Accommodation options include 265 elegant rooms and suites at The Cloister, a Mediterranean masterpiece on Sea Island; 43 rooms and suites and seven new cottages at The Lodge, a romantic, boutique property nestled between the Seaside and Plantation golf courses on St. Simons Island, as well as 150 cottages on Sea Island, with from one to eight bedrooms, many with pools, offering the privacy and flexibility of an individual home while being close to amenities and the beach. A recent $30+ million enhancement program — which included the new cottages, new Golf Performance Center, and new oceanfront pool, at The Lodge, and redesigned Plantation Course — also included the refurbishment of many of The Cloister guestrooms, all reflecting the elegance and traditional architecture of the hotel.
The choices are as plentiful as they are delicious, with dining options to suit every location, activity and mood, from Forbes Five-Star elegance to breezy beachfront charm, playful poolside dining to gastro-inspired sports grill, oceanside seafood to rustic Italian, and from a warm, intimate steakhouse to riverfront French brasserie.
This perennial Forbes Five-Star resort provides an abundance of space and an array of outdoor activities that is second to none. The saying goes that while you can’t snow ski at Sea Island, you can enjoy virtually every other imaginable amenity, including golf on three championship courses (Seaside and Plantation Courses are home to the RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR/FedEx Cup event each fall), Beach Club with three pools (there seven overall, including one indoor), Forbes Five-Star spa, nature center, tennis center, fishing, boating, sailing, paddleboarding, Shooting School, bowling alley, and an abundance of nature-oriented experiences, including dolphin tours, falconry and Hawk Walks.
The only recipient of Forbes Five-Star recognition in Georgia, the 65,000-square-foot Spa at Sea Island is elegant yet welcoming, brimming with options ranging from high energy to easy does it. In its 23 treatment rooms, it offers a full range of massage and body treatments, skin care, options just for gentlemen, full hair and nail salon, and, of particular note for honeymooners, are services offered in the couples suites. An outdoor labyrinth, water and garden atriums provide a restful setting for contemplation and relaxation. The expansive Fitness Center includes a full array of strength and cardio equipment, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, hydrotherapy pool, labyrinth, locker rooms, steam, and sauna, Pilates studio and instruction, yoga, personal trainers, cryotherapy, and multiple daily classes for fitness and nutrition.
Sea Island offers many wedding location options. Couples exchange vows along five miles of private beach, under a canopy of ancient oaks, in The Cloister Gardens, overlooking the river, in the quaint and cozy Cloister Chapel, or in The Cloister’s historic Spanish Lounge. Receptions are grand in the ballrooms, casual on Rainbow Island, or more intimate and elegant in the Clubroom. The Sea Island Wedding Team nurtures each wedding and reception with the bride and her family, providing everything needed for a storybook event.
We welcome children of any age at the resort any time of the year. The summer months and holidays are the most popular times for families to enjoy Sea Island.
The nightly rate and resort fee include accommodations at The Cloister or The Lodge, unlimited access to the Fitness Center, access to the Sea Island Beach Club with its three pools and five miles of private beach, shuttle transportation between The Cloister, The Lodge (golf courses), complimentary use of BMW cars as available, Wi-Fi and local calls, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas, morning and afternoon refreshments, and access to PressReader, with over 6,000 newspaper and magazine titles.
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