Sea Island GA - The Ultimate Island Resort

When on Sea Island GA, be prepared for more than a vacation. You're in for the treat of a lifetime! Since 1928, this barrier Island has earned its legendary reputation as the place for families to celebrate the outdoors at the best of the Georgia beaches, play golf and tennis at top flight facilities, and be pampered by genteel service.

Life is good at Sea Island.

The resort is part of a cluster of islands off the Georgia coast known as "The Golden Isles" – Sea Island, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. The immaculate white sands stretch for five miles of private beach.

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Long known as a favorite beach vacation destination and golfer's paradise for the affluent and well-heeled, Sea Island keeps on winning awards and accolades as a top family beach resort and exclusive golf retreat. On the corporate level, Golf Digest recently ranked Sea Island as the No. 1 destination for business meetings and golf in America.

Where to Stay on Sea Island, GA

The resort offers two luxury hotels, The Cloister at Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island.

Each hotel was created with an elegant and formal design, yet the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable - you're made to feel "at home" rather than in a big hotel. The excellent staff and gracious service is a key part of the wonderful island experience - southern hospitality at its finest. Dining at any of the resort restaurants at Sea Island is an event to be remembered.

The Cloister at Sea Island is the larger of the two island hotels. This elegant resort literally takes you back in time with its exquisite decor. High, vaulted ceilings with wooden beams, plush poster beds, and hand-woven Turkish rugs set the stage for a charmed vacation. The Cloister is very family oriented, and features all sorts of unique activities including the Beach Club, a 5-star spa, state of the art tennis complex, horseback riding, and much more.

The Lodge at Sea Island is the place to stay if your group's priority is golf. Walk right downstairs to the pro shop, get your tee times, and start playing on your choice of the island's 2 main golf courses. The Lodge has the warm atmosphere of an English manor, complete with butlers assigned to each room. Even so, you'll find this hotel offers a wonderfully relaxed ambience, a bit more low-key than the Cloister. Overlooking the island's golf courses, each night you can listen to the lodge's bag piper on the fairway – marking day's end and the time for relaxing evening cocktails.

You also have a choice of luxury beach cottages on the island. The cottages are a perfect choice for families or groups wanting the privacy of a personal setting plus all of the resort amenities. Wherever you stay – cottage rental or hotel – as a resort guest you have access to all of the superb resort dining, golf and recreation offered anywhere on the island.

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Things to Do on Sea Island

Besides simply enjoying the magnificent beaches or exploring the island by bike, there are loads of unique activities to choose from - at Sea Island Resort, you can do everything... or do nothing!

The Golf Learning Center offers clinics to help you master your game. Get invaluable instructions from nationally ranked teachers at this state of the art facility, complete with top-flight golf courses and video studio.

Sea Island Golf Club- For over 80 years, the island has featured some of the best courses in the nation. In total, there are 54 holes to play. The Seaside Course and the Plantation Course are at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, along with the Golf Learning Center. The private Retreat Course is located just across the street and is available to resort guests on a limited basis.

Boating, sailing and paddleboarding is a perfect way to spend a day. Take a guided nature tour through the salt marches, or schedule a private yacht cruise along the island waterways. Take a sunfish sailing lesson, attend Sea Island Sailing School, or rent a sailboat, catamaran, or windsurfing board.

Fishing charters feature some of the best fishing off the Georgia beaches. Choose from inshore fishing for trout, speckled perch, whiting, redfish, and flounder. Go offshore in search of cobia, barracuda, dolphin, sailfish and mackerel. Fish the beaches near shore for shark, bull redfish and tarpon.

If you're an equestrian, horseback riding is a dream come true. Ride on the beach, take trails among the dunes and marshes, or enjoy riding in the ring - it's all part of the day at Sea Island resort.

The tennis here is as good as it gets. The Cloister at Sea Island features the Cloister Tennis Center with eight courts. Renowned tennis pros offer clinics and lessons for young and old, beginners and advanced. Weekly round robins at the tennis center are a huge hit, complete with a social and refreshments.

Get lessons or rent practice sessions for target shooting and sporting clays at the Shooting School. They offer a great junior program, and the Air Rifle Bull's Eye Hour is a favorite for the kids.

At the end of the day, lose yourself to a signature spa treatment that only The Cloister Spa can deliver. Massages, aroma therapy, vitamin, mineral and protein-packed treatments - all expertly done to restore relaxation and harmony. The treatments vary for whatever you need - from a body wrap or soaking bath and massage, to deep-cleansing facials. They even have a nurturing massage designed for expectant mothers!

Know Before You Go:

In keeping with the tradition of extraordinary style at Sea Island, GA, certain things are expected from their guests such as dressing for dinner in the main dining room. Also, reservations are needed for many of the resort's activities.

Sea Island is 85 miles south of Savannah and lies just above Jekyll Island, GA.

From Jacksonville, Fla. drive 70 miles up I-95 North, to St. Simons Island, GA and go across the causeway that links the two islands together.