There’s something about this place that’s timeless. There are deep connections to nature, to tradition, to a warm welcome. To gracious and heartfelt hospitality.
Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge.
The Cloister At Sea Island is a private five mile long coastal vacation spot in Georgia. Sea Island is well known for its championship golf course, which after recent improvements, is now better than ever before.
There are a total of 54 holes, which include the 18 hole Plantation Course which opened in 1998, and was designed by Rees Jones. The 18 hole Seaside Course was renovated by Tom Fazio and re-opened again in 1999. You can learn to play golf at this course, or just play and polish your game.
The Sea Island resort also offers a spa with several fitness facilities. You can participate in special classes as well as personalized fitness and wellness programs.
The Forbes Five-Star Spa at Sea Island is a 65,000-square-foot haven for guests and members seeking a sanctuary of unparalleled elegance and serenity. The Spa’s expert staff of therapists, consultants, and providers offers a wide array of massages, body and skin care treatments. A strength and cardio studio features over 5,000 square feet of training equipment and fitness classes that are held each week in four studios dedicated to personal training, yoga, and Pilates. The fitness center also features an indoor lap pool and three squash courts.
Other activities around the resort include tennis, horseback riding, sunset cruises, boating, fishing, shooting school, kayaking, swimming, and even diving lessons.
Sea Island is one of the very few resorts in the country that offers private horseback rides on the shore and along the dunes. This not-to-be-missed Sea Island experience is a unique way to explore the ocean beach habitat of the Georgia coast. Riders age 10 years and older are invited to participate in this invigorating activity, Additional tailored experiences are offered to both skilled and novice riders.
Sea Island also offers a family destination where kids can choose from several different vacation activities. Children can play afternoon tennis free of charge and even participate in complimentary golf and tennis clinics. During the summer, spring break and even holidays, the resort is happy to provide a program for kids ages 3 – 11.
Sea Island’s Junior Staff devotes full attention to imaginative and engaging programs that children of all ages find enchanting. Popular activities include Camp Cloister, Cookie Cutters, Air Rifle Bull’s-Eye Hour, Under-the-Sea Workshops and Archery.
Teenagers are encouraged to mix and mingle during sports tournaments, movies, kayaking tours, golf, and tennis lessons. Spa treatments, cooking classes, nature hikes and many other events at Sea Island are designed to foster family participation. Customized itineraries are available.
Resort rooms and food
The Cloister at Sea Island offers you over 250 guest rooms and suites that are situated in various houses on Sea Island. The Retreat House, Hamilton House, and Harrington House are all located on the beach, while the newer guest houses and Terrace Houses are all located between the beach and the tennis center.
Guests that visit Sea Island can also stay at the Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, which opened in March of 2001. The Lodge offers guests 40 luxurious rooms and suites that are situated above the clubhouse with golf course and even ocean views.
The main dining room at the Cloister offers live music and dancing during warmer months. The Terrace dining room, located at the Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club serves continental cuisine with a Southern twist.
Late spring, summer, and early fall are by far the best times to check out the Cloister at Sea Island. Sea Island is an hour drive by car from Savannah, Georgia and one hour away from Jacksonville Florida.
Private aircraft can also land at the McKinnon Airport on St. Simons Island, which is four miles away from the Cloister. No matter how you get there – you’ll be glad you did!
Sea Island’s culinary program is a food enthusiast’s paradise. The resort’s nine restaurants feature a distinctive menu of delectable cuisine.
Georgian Room (The Cloister)
Offering breathtaking elegance and sophistication, the Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room is reminiscent of an Addison Mizner estate dining room. Among its features are a stately fireplace with a carved stone mantel, hand-painted china, gold and crystal chandeliers and impeccable tableside service. The menu features flavorful refined Southern cuisine complemented by an extensive selection of wines from The Cloister Cellar.
Georgian Private Dining Room (The Cloister)
This private dining room, which serves up to 10 guests, features arched leaded-glass windows, a hand-painted mural and large center table.
Black Banks River Bar and River Bar Lounge (The Cloister)
The simple elegance of its wood-topped tables and bar combined with beers on tap, an extensive wine list, single- malt scotch and a fine selection of bourbon and whiskey make the River Bar The Cloister’s premier casual gathering place. The menu features light snacks and appetizers, perfect for sharing around the table.
Southern Tide (The Sea Island Beach Club)
Sea Island’s ocean-side restaurant overlooks the dunes of Sea Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Honoring the traditions of Sea Island, Southern Tide taps strong southern influences to offer mouthwatering comfort dishes, fresh seafood, and an overall taste of coastal Georgia.
Colt & Alison (The Lodge at Sea Island) High-back leather chairs and cozy banquettes invite relaxation while guests enjoy the panoramic views of Plantation Course’s 18th hole and the glow of a wood- burning fireplace. Colt & Alison dinner patrons savor masterfully prepared USDA wet- and dry-aged beef and fresh seafood, all paired with an extensive selection of wines by our resident sommeliers.
Oak Room (The Lodge at Sea Island)
This oak-lined venue’s relaxed ambiance comes from its hand-painted murals, leather ceilings, wood-burning fireplace and outdoor terrace with sprawling views of the Plantation Golf Course and St. Simons Sound. The tavern menu ranges from local fried shrimp and to a classic Cobb salad and award- winning Shrimp and Grits.
Tavola (The Cloister)
Tavola pays homage to its rustic Italian concept with a warm and inviting ambiance where guests can interact with the chef who tosses pizza, slices house-cured prosciutto, and bakes mouthwatering olive ciabatta in the open kitchen.
Wonderland (The Sea Island Beach Club)
The Wonderland sweet shop turns Sea Island into every kid’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with ice creams and over 65 varieties of candy. Delight in any of Wonderland’s sweet treats, from ice cream to malts, and milk duds to milk shakes, including Sea Island’s classic Gold Brick Sundae.
Sea Island’s Snack Shack’s varied menu features casual fare such as amazing burgers, “Go Dawgs” hot dogs, sandwiches, cool salads and sushi. Located in the heart of the Sea Island Beach Club, Snack Shack appeals to beach and pool goers with seating on the terrace overlooking the family pool.
It’s time to start planning some family luxury for your next vacation!