The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

I am a firm believer of speaking things into existence and I feel I did so when visiting The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. I had been staring at the beautiful photos for over a year and when I finally got the opportunity to visit I was excited! I knew of the Golden Isles, but I had never been to St. Simons Island, which is absolutely quaint and gorgeous! This resort is a jewel and a must when visiting.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Location

The King and Prince Beach and Gold Resort is located on St. Simons Island. It is about 25 minutes away from the Brunswick airport, an hour or so from Jacksonville, Florida, an hour and a half from Savannah, Georgia, and 4 hours from Atlanta. St. Simons Island is easily accessible by car. Once there you can either drive or bike around as there are 21 plus miles of bike paths. The town is so quaint with the nicest people. Southern hospitality at it’s finest.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The King and Prince is part of the prestigious Historical Hotels of America. It started out as a club in the 1930s before turning into a hotel in 1941. Not too long after it became a naval training and coast watch facility before turning back to a hotel and expanding. It has been through 81 years and it shows through the beauty of the resort and the amazing people who work there.

Entrance/Front Desk Area ©2016 HollyDayz
Entrance/Front Desk Area ©2016 HollyDayz

As soon as I arrived everyone was greeting me and showing their true southern hospitality. Check-in was very quick. The lobby area was very nice. A business center with iMacs, living room type area with a fire-place was directly to the right. It was very warm and inviting. There is plenty of plush comfortable seating.

Fireplace ©2016 HollyDayz
Fireplace ©2016 HollyDayz
Lobby ©2016 HollyDayz
Lobby ©2016 HollyDayz

A little further over was a bar and the resort restaurant, ECHO which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. It was so beautiful and all the natural light was filtering in from outside. The entire staff was extremely accommodating not only making great suggestions but, fixing problems as quickly as possible. The King and Prince is also doing their part in going Green! As soon as I laid eyes on the resort I knew I wasn’t going to want to leave, my room sealed the deal!

ECHO Bar ©2016 HollyDayz
ECHO Bar ©2016 HollyDayz
Outdoor Seating ©2016 HollyDayz
Outdoor Seating ©2016 HollyDayz

Rooms

There are several types of rooms to choose from. The King and Prince have oceanfront, suites, and premium rooms. There are also partial ocean views, resort view, standard rooms, and even beach villas and full on residences. My room was located in the Historic Building which used to be the location of the original front desk and lobby area.

Historic Building ©2016 HollyDayz
Historic Building ©2016 HollyDayz
More seating in the Historic Building ©2016 HollyDayz
More seating in the Historic Building ©2016 HollyDayz

Walking into my room I was very excited. The room was a great size and looked directly out onto the beach. I immediately opened the back door and walked outside. The view was incredible! There was a bench swing and I had my own patio to sit outside and enjoy the beauty. I then went back inside to check out my room.

Enjoying the amazing view ©2016 HollyDayz
Enjoying the amazing view ©2016 HollyDayz
Patios ©2016 HollyDayz
Patios ©2016 HollyDayz

Once I came back in the room I took a look at the living room area. The couch was comfortable and there was a television and a table. Walking up a couple of steps was my king sized bed with a couple of welcome chocolates waiting for me. A very nice work desk was right across. There was another television and a mini fridge in the room. Two complimentary bottles of water were on the desk that I quickly put in the fridge.

Couch in the Living Room Area ©2016 HollyDayz
Couch in the Living Room Area ©2016 HollyDayz
King Sized Bed ©2016 HollyDayz
King Sized Bed ©2016 HollyDayz

There was a nice sized closest with a safe inside for all precious valuables. The bathroom was a great size and came with double sinks and plenty of counter space. There was also a coffee/tea maker in the bathroom with cups, Starbucks coffee, and Tazo tea. I was happy to be able to make my morning tea. A few times while get dressed with no background noise in the room, I could hear the sound of the ocean.

Double Sinks ©2016 HollyDayz
Double Sinks ©2016 HollyDayz

I had the opportunity to peak into a few other rooms at the resort and they were wow worthy. The vast majority of the rooms have some type of ocean view. If you are traveling with a group of friends or family there is plenty of space to spread out. 2 and 3 bedroom villas exist, fully equipped with a kitchen and washer and dryer. Villas are individually owned and operated, each having its own personal touch. Both villa buildings have gas grills, private pools, gated parking, and a hot tub.

Kitchen ©2016 HollyDayz
Kitchen ©2016 HollyDayz

The Historic Building also boasts the Governor’s Suite, which is on two floors. The first floor has a nice spacious living room area, half bath, and a wet bar. Once up the curved stairway the room has a king sized bed and jetted tub. Both floors have incredible views of the ocean.

1st floor of the Governor's Suite ©2016 HollyDayz
1st floor of the Governor’s Suite ©2016 HollyDayz
2nd Floor of the Governor's Suite ©2016 HollyDayz
2nd Floor of the Governor’s Suite ©2016 HollyDayz

There are so many beautiful rooms throughout the resort to accommodate different needs. Even if a suite or villa is not needed there are so many spacious rooms to choose from.

Two Queens Sized Beds ©2016 HollyDayz
Two Queens Sized Beds ©2016 HollyDayz

Hotel Amenities

As I stated before the villas have their own private pools, hot tubs, gated parking, and gas grills. The entire resort has free parking. There are 3 other pools that have a great view of the ocean. I enjoyed sitting out by the pool, it was very relaxing. If you have kids they would also have a blast. There is a pool that is a foot deep and another 3 feet. There is even a little sand play area.

Kid's Pool ©2016 HollyDayz
Kid’s Pool ©2016 HollyDayz
3ft pool ©2016 HollyDayz
3ft pool ©2016 HollyDayz

Not too far away from the pool guests can enjoy food and drinks from on site restaurant ECHO and still be able to relax or enjoy the kids. There is also a really nice long couch with a fire pit.

Fire Pit ©2016 HollyDayz
Fire Pit ©2016 HollyDayz

On site restaurant ECHO is St. Simons only oceanfront restaurant giving you an opportunity to dine in and outdoors with ample seating. Like the resort, ECHO is rich is history. The name stemming from World War II, it was the former classrooms and office quarters. Using radar as a new technology was very important in communicating with allies, hence the name.

Crab Cakes Benedict ©2016 HollyDayz
Crab Cakes Benedict ©2016 HollyDayz

The staff led by Execute Chef James Flack are extremely nice and accommodate any dietary needs you may have. I got to indulge in many different food items that were delicious including crab cakes benedict with potato wedges, shrimp and grits, and a caramelized butternut squash bisque. Although I don’t really drink they have a full bar with many different beers and drinks to choose from. There was even a tiramisu drink I tried and it was pretty good!

Caramelized Butternut Squash Bisque ©2016 HollyDayz
Caramelized Butternut Squash Bisque ©2016 HollyDayz
Tiramisu Drink ©2016 HollyDayz
Tiramisu Drink ©2016 HollyDayz

The King and Prince also has a Royal Treatment Cottage to unwind with a really nice massage. It would be awesome if they did facials too. A gym is on site for all your workout needs, but I saw so many people taking walks and running on the beach during low tide. There is also two complimentary tennis courts on site. A pro is available for lessons.

Tennis Courts ©2016 HollyDayz
Tennis Courts ©2016 HollyDayz

Of course there is an award-winning golf course! The golf course is located about 25 minutes or so away from the resort. Not only are there 18 holes of challenging beautiful greens, but there is a driving range. Next time I have to go take some swings at the range! There is also a chipping and putting green.

In front of Ocean Motion ©2016 HollyDayz
In front of Ocean Motion ©2016 HollyDayz

As I said before there is a business area with iMacs. The resort also has free wi-fi. The Oleander Building is dog friendly. They do a great job with the up keep because you would never know a dog ever stayed in the room. St. Simons Island has over 21 miles of bike paths. Ocean Motion allows you to rent bikes, baskets, helmet, and a lock so you can cruise around and is literally steps away from the resort.

Solarium ©2016 HollyDayz
Solarium ©2016 HollyDayz

If you are looking for a place to hold a wedding or a business meeting it gets no better than this. They have several different beautiful locations to hold big or small weddings indoors and outdoors. With the incredible views The King and Prince have you wouldn’t be disappointed. There are also ample spaces to hold meetings!

Retreat Room ©2016 HollyDayz
Retreat Room ©2016 HollyDayz

The King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort is such a beautiful place. I have been to plenty of places that I have really liked, but this place captured my heart right along with the rest of St. Simons Island. Everything from the people, to the views, and more make this a more than pleasant place to be and wanting you to come back over and over again.

Gorgeous Sunset ©2016 HollyDayz
Gorgeous Sunset ©2016 HollyDayz

Have you ever been to the King & Prince?

Disclaimer: Thank you to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort for inviting me. All opinions and views are my own. 

55 thoughts on “The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

  • November 14, 2016 at 5:06 pm
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    Umm WOW!!! It looks and sounds amazing. The sunset is breath taking. Definitely looks like the best relaxing getaway you can get. And of course I was sold on the Crab Cake Benedict and tiramisu drink. Yummm

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    • November 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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      It is an amazing place. I loved it and look forward to going back to visit. The food was great.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 7:07 am
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    That place looks exsquite . Very nice decorum and it looks like there is so much to do and so many areas to explore . Southern hospitality is definitely real ; from a club to a resort that’s incredible .

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    • November 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm
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      There is plenty to do. Great place to kick back and relax and have some fun. Yes it is. They have come a long way.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 11:50 am
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    That is one stellar looking property. Love the final pool photo with the glorious Mardi Gras colors.

    Travel Happy!

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    • November 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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      Thank you. The sunset was gorgeous.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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    The view alone makes me want to plan a trip right now. I’d definitely be hanging out on the bench swing with a drink, in the pool, or by the bar and fire pit with friends. Based on the photos, the food seems very fancy so it will be an experience to remember. The rooms look to be decorated to where you wouldn’t want to leave, but going outside will make you not want to go back inside. I would say a visit is in the near future for me. And I hope I will have some chocolates waiting for me as well.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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      You would love it! Especially relaxing while looking out at the ocean with your drink in hand. The food was pretty fancy. Yea it is tough deciding to enjoy being out or in.

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  • November 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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    This hotel looks absolutely fabulous., and the food and drinks look divine. I have to put this on my bucket list to visit,

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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      It is a great place to visit year after year.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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      You would enjoy it.

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  • November 19, 2016 at 4:33 am
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    What a wonderful place to stay chill and relax! I like color coordination in the interiors bright yet sober not so jazzy.
    The swimming pool is so unique.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm
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      I loved the pools especially over looking the ocean.

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  • November 19, 2016 at 5:20 am
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    What a great experience and resort. Love that there is so much to do. From activities like swimming, golf within the resort, to biking all around the area. The room looks heavenly and the crab cakes look divine. It is definitively a place I would like to spend time and enjoy. Great review.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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      The crab cake benedicts were really good and very filling. It was so nice, I could see it as an annual trip.

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  • November 19, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    Wow! I’ve never been to King & Prince but I like the idea of a tropical getaway without traveling real far.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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      It is a great place and the island is lovely.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:46 pm
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      I knew as soon as I got there I wouldn’t want to leave. Sadly I had to.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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      You won’t regret visiting it is gorgeous and a lot of fun.

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  • November 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm
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    The pool and fire pit are just two reasons that I would head to this resort. It looks just lovely for families too.

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    • November 19, 2016 at 10:08 pm
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      It is great for families! Plenty to do and enjoy.

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  • November 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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    I was recently thinking about a trip to coastal Georgia. I know there are beautiful places in theory but now I know one that I can visit. We love biking so we would be taking advantage of the bike trails for sure. We are going to pin this article to our dream US trip board. Thank you for putting it together.

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    • November 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm
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      Awesome! You should go. It is so pretty with plenty to see and is very relaxing. The food is amazing too.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm
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    This sounds like a great place to stay when in St. Simon. I love the quaint nature of the accomodations. The proximity to the water and the view are also great.

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    • November 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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      The views were amazing and yes right near the ocean so you could easily talk a walk.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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    that place looks as if it has everything! I love pools that look out to sea!

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    • November 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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      It does. Great to have fun and relax. I love pools like that too.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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    How was the crab cakes Benedict? I see that on menus sometimes and I have been reluctant to try it.

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    • November 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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      They were really good. Try it.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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    St.Simons is beautiful! I’m going to have to check out this beautiful resort. I’m in Ga so it’s only a hop and skip away!

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    • November 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm
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      I hope you do. It really is. Yea you are really close! You can enjoy it frequently.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm
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    OK crab cakes and a beautiful resort? I’m there! Looks like a fabulous place to visit.

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    • November 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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      It was I loved it and didn’t want to leave.

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  • November 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    This looks gorgeous! And the view from your room – wow! I certainly would love to stay there. Looks like there are great facilities too. That would have been amazing to hear the ocean in the background too – that’s one of my favourite sounds in the world.

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    • November 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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      It was!!! I loved the view. Every time I came in the room I would open the door so I could see out and hear the ocean.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    Such a lovely place to stay in, I always love a place that is close to the sea. I find the breeze of the ocean and the sound of the waves very calming. That crab cakes benedict looks really appetizing. 🙂

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  • November 21, 2016 at 1:08 am
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    This place looks amazing! I’ll have to keep it in mind when I plan a visit.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 1:29 am
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    What a beautiful place, it would be a perfect place for a weekend getaway.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 1:42 am
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    I’ve heard so much about St. Simons Island, but haven’t been there yet! It looks like a great area and this resort looks fantastic! I love the look of that patio and it’s great it went right out to the beach–that’s always a plus! The rooms and amenities look great, as well. Sounds like a fun getaway!

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  • November 21, 2016 at 6:16 am
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    This resort looks so nice, I love the decor and the oceanfront views. I’d definitely love to visit!

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  • November 21, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    What a spot! I thought the photos of the inside looked good enough to convince me, then I scrolled down and saw the outside with the pool and the view etc. Wow.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 9:59 am
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    this looked so calming

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  • November 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm
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    What a gorgeous and well appointed place, but I think my fave is the fire pit pic lol. Bookmarked to stay if I am ever in that area.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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    Fancy place to stay! I can imagine that it would be difficult to say goodbye to. You give a very detailed review too, something that I must start to do so myself. Thanks for sharing too!

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  • November 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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    Very nice photos and informative article. Never been to this place before or even close. But loved the post and enjoyed the photos. Looks like a lot of fun.

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  • November 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm
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    Great review of a wonderful resort. I’d been staring at picks of it for a long time too as a writer friend of mine wrote about ti. I really liked that they had a variety of room styles to choose from and pet-friendly rooms that smelled refreshingly clean. With the walkable beach, pools and fabulous dining, you wouldn’t have to leave the resort if you didn’t want to.

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  • November 23, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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    The sunset just blew my mind. Wish I could transport myself into this place just to view that sunset. The fire pit looks interesting to wind down with some drinks and socialize. Overall it looks like a lovely place to stay and relax and enjoy the sunsets in Georgia. I’m gonna recommend this to my friends and family who live there.

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