Saint Simons Island, Georgia – It Must Be Hurricane Proof

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

When its time to relax look no further. Life moves at a gentler pace and most days, the islanders have no idea what “hurry up” means. Great for last minute trips, affordable Weekend getaways, weddings, honeymoons. Just about something for everyone

St. Simons Island is one of Georgia’s Golden Isles, lying midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The islands are a popular resort playground, offering a mix of natural beauty, rich history and quaint charm, coupled with the allure of inviting year-round weather.

Visitors are enchanted by the natural canopy of moss-draped live oaks and the memorable Tree Spirits, hand-carved images of weathered faces that immortalize the area’s sailors who lost their lives at sea.

 It’s is also a very affordable destination. 

 

 -In the Summer Months –

June – August

Things tend to get busier as expected but with that said the island still tends to have a laid back feeling similar to South Padre Island on the southern tip of Texas.

Georgia Florida -College Week- –  The football  game draws thousands of students and fans to this little island due to the game is always held in nearby Jacksonville, Florida on Halloween. It is a really fun weekend if you’re into football.

– In theWinter Months-

September – May 

St. Simons is a lot quieter, the beaches are beautiful and peaceful,  you will experience no waits for activities, rentals and restaurants. You’re  also going to see a price huge price break on hotels and rental houses. Because you are so far south there are plenty

Nearby Airports

Brunswick, Georgia (BQK) About a 1/2 hour drive east.

Approximately 20 minutes away on the mainland, serviced by DeltaSavannah, Georgia (SAV) – About a 1 hour drive north.

Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)  About a 1 hour drive south.  Southwest Airlines have great ticket prices

 

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Driving to St Simmons Island, Georgia. –  Perspective. –

Just five hours from Atlanta, Georgia St. Simons Island is an easy driving destination from cities around the South. It’s nice to have a car in case you want to do a day trip to one of the neighboring islands.

WHERE TO STAY IN ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Thats An Easy Question

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

The King and Prince offers guests a complete resort experience, including oceanfront dining at ECHO, beachfront activities to horseback riding, tennis, biking and fishing.

One of the best things we loved about The King and Prince is that the beachfront is approximately 40 short yards to the beach

Gracious Georgia Resort Accommodations

The King and Prince offers a wonderful choice of gracious guest accommodations in many distinctive settings. Our various accommodations include ocean front and resort view guest rooms, seaside cabanas, luxurious two- and three-bedroom beach villas, and luxurious guest houses. Click here for further details on the Luxury Accommodations.

Accommodations by Room Type

Accommodations by Building
St Simons condo rentals

From seaside to poolside, and from rooms with a sense of history to those with sensational ocean vistas, The King and Prince will delight you with a wide selection of room types.

 

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The Delights of Dining on St. Simons Island

St Simons restaurants

ECHO

The resort’s oceanfront dining experience is ECHO, serving classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. St. Simons Island’s only oceanfront restaurant entertains broad, sweeping views and indoor/outdoor dining. ECHO pays tribute to The King and Prince and St. Simons Island’s naval history during World War II.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, ECHO brings a fresh flair to St. Simons’ restaurant scene. The bar is open daily, and serves the island’s finest handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Our culinary team’s local-first philosophy and longstanding relationships with coastal farmers and purveyors creates a one-of-a-kind menu of seasonal favorites like Shrimp & Grits and Braised Beef Pot Roast.

Sea Shack Drinks

The Sea Shack Bar + Bites (open seasonally)

For a lighter fare, grab and go from the poolside Sea Shack Bar + Bites. Choose from tasty selections such as the shrimp wrap or watermelon salad. Then enjoy your lunch by the pool or on the beach.

The Sea Shack Menu

Pizzeria 201

Room Service

Available daily from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm (Pizzeria 201 available from 2:00pm until 10:00pm)
For those that prefer to dine in the privacy of their own room or balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, our in-room dining is another romantic way to spend your evening with that special someone. Or maybe you just don’t want to leave the comfort of your room and want to call it a day. Choose from our traditional In Room Dining Menu or try one of our delicious gourmet pizzas from Pizzeria 201!

In Room Dining Menu

Pizzeria 201 Menu

St Simons Holiday events

Holiday Dining

Additional dining options are available by reservations for the following holidays: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.

 

OTHER HOTELS WE APPROVE ON SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA   

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OTHER HOTELS WE APPROVE ON SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

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OTHER HOTELS WE APPROVE ON SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA  

 

 

THINGS TO DO ON ST SIMONS ISLAND 

YOU CERTAINLY CAN’T EAT THEM, BUT THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN TO CHASE AROUND AND CATCH AND RELEASE!

GHOST CRABS OF SAINT SIMONS

CANNON’S POINT PRESERVE

Cannon’s Point Preserve | Cannon Point Rd – Technically this is a nature preserve but it is on the site of the former Cannon’s Point Plantation. This 608- acre wilderness is home to the last intact maritime forest in St. Simons Island, 6 miles of coastal habitat for wildlife, shell middens dating back to 2500 BCE,  and the remains of the large plantation home and slave quarters built by John Couper in the 1800s.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND BY BIKE

 

Go on a hike, bike ride, launch a canoe, or explore the ruins and experience a different side of St. Simons 

Start on one end of the island and work your way to the other but don’t forget to stop for a snack and keep your eyes peeled for the famous tree spirits. Check out this map.

There are over 30 miles of bike paths on St. Simons Island so you can totally ditch your car at the hotel and cruise underneath the oaks without having to worry about traffic.

If you need to rent a bike while you’re in town, check out these two locally owned shops.

 

SAVE SOME WHALES

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED

Pilot Whales beached themselves Saintt Simons Island, Georgia  July 17, 2019.  Local and tourists to the rescue returning them to the sea.

Kayak and Paddle Board rental Companies   –   Click Here.  –

Evening Paddle Board Trips

FISHING ON SAINT SIMONS ISLAND

Try a Cast off the Pier, Need Some Gear, Rent Some Just Steps From the Pier

Or Maybe Head Out To Sea, Jump On A Fishing Party Boat Or Charter

 

Click Here – Fishing Equipment Rentals – Click Here

– Click Here –  Fishing Party boats and Charters. -Click Here. –

 

CLICK HERE-  LUNCH OR DINNER CRUISE INFO. –  CLICK HERE 

Let Your Hair and take a Cruise!

What better way to enjoy the end of a productive day’s excitement and fun than to jump on board an exquisite cruise with your family or loved ones. Kick your shoes off on a relaxing evening with a cool cocktail and enjoy a beautiful costal sunset.

These ships can bring you a unique cruise experience when it comes to fine dining on the waterfront.  You get to escape and feel the cool evening breeze in your hair. You will get a chance to enjoy peace and serenity and fine dining while enjoying the swishing of the sea waves.

CLICK HERE-  LUNCH OR DINNER CRUISE INFO –  CLICK HERE 

 

AROUND THE ISLAND – POINTS OF INTEREST

VISIT THE ST. SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE 

This wonderful tour has a special history lesson from Curt Smith, Lighthouse Historian.  What a wealth of information presented in a light hearted description about this historic and beautiful lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1807 and guarded over by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. 

129 stairs to the top surprisingly was quite effortless

view from lighthouse

View from the top of the lighthouse.

The Celebrated Christ’s Church

CHRIST CHURCH.

christ church

Such history in this church, it is said that John Wesley preached under the oak trees on this location.

 

One of the oldest churches in Georgia, Christ Church is one of the most popular historic sites on the island. The church is a beautiful gothic style tucked away in the monumental oak trees.

It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Christ Church is on the far north end of the island making it a great bike ride from the south/central parts of the island.

Don’t Miss – Fort Frederica National Monument

 

 Established in 1733 to defend the colony from the Spanish, Fort Frederica is now a national monument. Visitors can explore the archeological site and museum that features artifacts found at the site.

 Fort Frederica is also located on the north end of the island so it would be easy to visit before or after Christ Church.

SHOP IN THE ST. SIMONS VILLAGE

 

Make sure you browse  a few shops in downtown St. Simons.  It’s always full of color and fun things. 

 

A MUST!   Lady Jane

GO ON A BOAT TOUR WITH THE LADY JANE

Welcome aboard the LADY JANE, a United States Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. Once a commercial steel hull shrimping trawler she has been retired after years of loyal service to the shrimping industry. 

 She has been painstakingly refurbished for the purposes of eco- tourism, education, and conservation.  Take time out of the day and spend it aboard Lady Jane, while helping the captain and crew sort through the abundant sea life retrieved from the water on each trawl.

  From small bottom dwelling species to apex predators, each catch has new species to offer.  If you’re worried about bad weather, relax!  Each cruise will be in protected waters through the picturesque Marshes of Glynn and it’s tributaries .

Lady Jane provides an air conditioned cabin, restroom, large covered deck with ample seating, and room for you to walk from bow to stern while enjoying the view.

Experience unbelievable views of the marsh, and and it’s charm and amazement, when the nets came in, we got to peek at what’s under the water. 

Where is the best food…

SandCastle Café

 

Southern Soul Barbeque

 

Iguana Seafood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Sea Grill

 

Delaney’s Bistro

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Saint Simons Island is truly a Magical Place!  When you watch them recover from Devastating Hurricanes time and time again, you began to appreciate what this Beautiful area of the Great State of Georgia is made of.
Enjoy,
So Glad to Share.
Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

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