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Coastal Georgia is home to some Forbes Travel Guide Five- and Four-Star resorts and it’s easy to see why. Lush greenery and views of the water paired with the finest Southern amenities make for a positively delightful stay. The Cloister is made for royalty, and The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club offers high-end sporting facilities and gorgeous views.
1. The Cloister. This 80-year-old resort is an icon of world-class resort luxury. Personal service, kids’ programs and an array of amenities leave visitors with a regal experience at Five-Star The Cloister. An impressive $350 million renovation included the addition of a magnificent spa, replete with 23 elaborate treatment rooms and exclusive product lines. The resort features wood-beamed rooms decorated with rich, jewel-toned Turkish rugs and plush, pillow-topped beds. Six dining options abound, including the Five-Star Georgian Room, as well as a casual raw bar and grill, where after-beach oysters and cocktails are the specialty. The five miles of private beachfront is the ideal setting for an afternoon stroll.
2. The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club. Generations of privileged travelers have made Sea Island their top vacation destination. Created in the spirit of European sporting estates, Five-Star The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club features first-rate tennis and equestrian facilities, three championship golf courses and exquisite dining options. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings and private balconies overlooking the rolling fairways of the Plantation Golf Course, St. Simons Sound or the Atlantic Ocean. Complimentary bicycles and 24-hour butler service solidify the top-notch customer service.