What a sight to behold—dramatic natural beauty virtually untouched by time. Miles of serene beaches turn golden at sunset. An endless labyrinth of waterways winds through vibrant marshlands. This is the Golden Isles.
A place to stroll, to paddle and to savor, it’s more than a beach vacation. It’s a place to indulge in all the golfing bliss you can handle, or simply soak in the sunshine of the four radiant islands and the historic mainland city. The Golden Isles is a place to escape, settle into the rhythm of the tides and go at your own pace.
Comprised of four natural barrier islands—St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island—each of the Golden Isles has its own charisma and personality for you to discover, and all are complemented by the mainland port city of Brunswick.
As the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island is surrounded by vast marshlands and rivers teeming with birds, fish, and marine life. These expansive marsh grasses and ancient oak trees create the perfect backdrop for challenging golf courses, friendly inns and luxurious resorts, and a variety of charming shops and restaurants. St. Simons Island welcomes all to its breathtaking vistas and relaxing vacation experience like no other.
As the only resort in the world to receive four Forbes Five-Star awards for thirteen consecutive years, Sea Island is where luxury meets timeless tradition. Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination for those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. The resort boasts Georgia’s only Forbes Five-Star restaurant, the Georgian Room, championship golf and Golf Performance Center, five miles of private beach, and much more. For decades, families have flocked to the private island for its abundance of activities, discovery, and wonder for all ages.
To the south lies Jekyll Island, once the site of a millionaires’ winter playground. Jekyll’s rich history is still alive and well and is the quintessential juxtaposition of old and new. Today, this unique state park is home to ten miles of beaches, more than twenty miles of bike paths, a National Historic Landmark District, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and coastal dining options to suit any palate. Jekyll Island is perfect for welcoming families with a variety of shops, coastal activities, and places to stay.
Accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island is a privately owned island that can accommodate up to 32 guests at a time. So close by, yet worlds away, Little St. Simons Island transports its visitors to another world with its 11,000 undeveloped acres and seven miles of private beaches. Explore untouched wilderness with knowledgeable naturalists; enjoy garden-to-table cuisine; and end each relaxing day with a spectacular view from the Lodge.
Venture into the historic port city of Brunswick to discover history as rich as the seafood. The centuries-old town features iconic Victorian style homes and architecture. Many locally owned boutiques, a brewery and distillery, distinguished galleries, and up-and-coming restaurants line the main street ensconced with pocket parks and squares. With shrimp boats heading out from the docks daily, there is always plenty of fresh, local seafood—and don’t miss the area’s namesake dish, Brunswick stew!
It’s no secret that Georgia’s Golden Isles is something special. Discover the untouched marshes and maritime forests, bask in the opulence of five-star amenities and dining, and savor the experiences and memories you create all along the way. Your visit is sure to be an extraordinary one—and it’s guaranteed that you’ll want to return again and again.
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