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While breakfast and lunch are not served at The Spa at Sea Island, complimentary light refreshments such as bottled water, orange-infused water, tea, red and green apples, and healthy housemade energy bars (nutritionist Joyce Mattox collaborated with chefs to make flavors like pineapple coconut and chocolate coffee) are provided at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa. If you’re craving something more substantial, there are a number of excellent restaurants within walking distance of the Sea Island spa, which is located within The Cloister hotel.
For breakfast or dinner, the best restaurant is Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Georgian Room, where executive chef Daniel Zeal creates contemporary cuisine with a classic Southern twist. Start off your spa day with an omelet studded with large local shrimp, cheese, tomatoes and greens. One of the more casual options is Southern Tide, which offers a breakfast buffet with staples like eggs, French toast and more, as well as a lunch menu with fresh seafood (oysters), sandwiches (peach-tea-smoked chicken) and salads (deconstructed Caesar). The Cloister’s River Bar serves shared charcuterie plates, soups, salads and a number of low-carb plates, such as a bun-less chicken breast sandwich, for lunch and dinner. The newest restaurant at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is Tavola, a rustic Italian dinner spot. Our favorites light dishes include the ricotta-stuffed gnudi finished with pomodoro and specks of pecorino, and the primavera pizza that’s topped with pesto sauce, zucchini, squash, heirloom tomato and spoonfuls of goat cheese.