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Just as with everything else, The Cloister goes above and beyond when it comes to holiday decorations. Whether it’s Christmas or Fourth of July, activities and decorations take over Sea Island — it’s a tough battle to not to get in the holiday spirit.
During the yuletide season and well into New Year’s, The Cloister is decked out with poinsettias, garland and big red bows galore. It’s always tough to spend the holidays away from home, but the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel does a nice job of creating a warm and festive atmosphere.
The Colonial Lounge in The Cloister is practically covered from floor-to-ceiling with Christmas decorations, and a humongous evergreen by the stairs is elegantly decorated with ornaments and ribbon. There’s even a gingerbread castle for the munchkins — and by castle we mean a gingerbread house big enough for Santa’s elves.
Easter is one of the big holidays at the Sea Island hotel, even though the hotel goes all out for most holidays year-round. Still, many families head to the resort to celebrate this springtime event. In addition to the annual Easter egg hunt — in which tons of kids and, yes, adults compete — there are large pastel colored eggs on the columns of the buildings, in addition to a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Considering the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is all about history, it only seems fitting that Fourth of July would be a grand celebration here. Of course red, white and blue abounds, and there’s even a parade that you can take part in with your whole family.