Sea Island: Located off the coast of Georgia, Sea Island is a luxury community of resorts, cottages, cabins, upscale residential communities, and plentiful recreational activities situated on five miles of private coastline. The venerable establishment with an 80-year history of excellence is among the most honored accommodations in the world. Listing out the accrued accolades of distinction received by Sea Island over the years would include many of the travel industry's highly regarded publications, such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Mobil Travel Guide, Golf Digest, and numerous others. The fabulous family-operated institution's pedigree is recognized by so many that an award in recognition for across-the-board achievements in hospitality could be its namesake. President Bush chose it to host the 2004 G8 Summit of World Leaders. What better validation of the resort's overall greatness could be extended?
Sea Island offers four distinct presences with the Cloister, the Cottages, the Lodge at Sea Island and the Lodge at Cabin Bluff. The Cloister is the epitome of deluxe family resorts with all the activities on the island coupled with spacious well-appointed guestrooms, and various fine-dining options. The Cottages are lavishly styled three- to nine-bedroom residences for guest seeking a home-like setting while vacationing. The Lodge at Sea Island features 40 guestrooms and suites that overlook either the Plantation Golf Course or the Atlantic Ocean. Along with deriving the benefits and perks of the Cloister, a personal butler also is on duty to ensure appropriate pampering around the clock. The Lodge at Cabin Bluff has a main lodge and eight cabins, There also is a coastal 50,000-acre game preserve located an hour away from Sea Island.
Sea Island has three championship golf courses, clay tennis courts, a full-spa and fitness club, and three swimming pools. The renovated 65,000-square foot spa also presents wellness classes that include recipes for preparing nutritional meals and access to archived recipes. Water-related amenities include sports fishing and yacht cruises on extremely seaworthy vintage vessels. There are bicycling and hiking paths and an equestrian center with a full range of horseback riding options fit for novices and experienced riders. The Sea Island Shooting School offers both private and group lessons taught by certified instructors. Gamesmen will love the mile-long 10-station shooting course. Skeet, trap and five-stand practice sessions are available for experienced shooters.
Sea Island is the definitive quintessential luxury-resort destination for families, getaways, and corporate affairs. The next time you have a few spare hours handy. Read about all the awards and commendations that have been bestowed upon Sea Island. It truly is an amazing place to experience.
For LxM James Rothaar