If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that will leave you wanting more time, look no further than the Golden Isles of the state of Georgia. St. Simons Island, 18 miles long and just a mile and a half wide, the landmass rests amicably on the Atlantic seaboard, beckoning visitors through its moss-dripping oaks to the islands only beachfront resort, The King and Prince.
And, oh, what a resort this is! You’ve heard of “southern hospitality,” right? I suspect it might have originated here. From the moment you enter the elegant atrium and are warmly greeted in “low-country” style, you become more than a mere guest – you become part of the King and Prince family.
The King and Prince originally opened as a dance club in 1935, served as a navy observation post during WWII, and transitioned into a hotel in 1941. The only hotel located directly on the waterfront, the King and Prince maximizes its 200+ rooms, many with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, with surf crashing just feet from the rooms. Built with Mediterranean-style architecture, the hotel was renovated and expanded in 1972 and 1983, as well as just completed an extensive updating of culinary and common areas. The resort was awarded one of the Historic Hotels of America in 1996.
The spacious guest rooms are tastefully decorated in an elegant coastal theme. Opt for the coveted “cabana rooms” – two-tiered ground level suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace where guests can sip their morning coffee as they watch the sun rise, as well as a swing for a romantic viewing of the sun’s final appearance of the day.
The weather on St. Simons Island remains mild throughout the winter, making it a desirable destination for all seasons, and there are a multitude of things to do, right on the property….