St. Simon Island

Old Jan 13th, 2003, 02:30 PM
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St. Simon Island

We're heading to St. Simon Island for about 4 days. We have 6 adults and 3 kids. I'm wondering where would be a nice place to stay other than the King & Prince & possibly some good restaurants. Any "must do's" there?

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Old Jan 13th, 2003, 04:10 PM
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Yes, drive over to Sea Island and visit the Cloister, its not well known but should be. Also take a day trip to Cumberland Island which is extremely remote. I think its Cumberland that has an old Carnegie Estate that also serves as a hotel. I dont know about you, but I wouldnt pay 300. in Georgia with no air conditioning, but this time of the year thats not an issue. Jekyll Island is also interesting and Millionaires row where all the captains of industry built "cottages" in the 1890's. I might have dated info but the King and Prince is probably one of the nicer ones. Theres also a lot of Condo's that are handled by local realtors. Sea Island is dominated by the Cloister resort, if you can swing it by all means stay there!
Old Jan 13th, 2003, 04:20 PM
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Cumberland Island is beautiful and a wonderful day trip. Just wander the paths, watch the wild horses, deer, and other animals, look at the ruins of Dungeness Castle, and enjoy all the unspoiled wilderness!
Old Jan 13th, 2003, 04:54 PM
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I live on Jekyll Island which is next to St. Simons. You might want to check the rates at the Cloister. It is an expensive place.
For pretty good seafood in a funky setting go to the Crab Trap on St. Simons. Mullet Bay is ok, and for good homestyle cooking, try Barbara Jeans, around the corner toward the pier from Mullet Bay. Go there around 5 or so, as it is a small place and fills up fast after 5 or 5:30.
Drive over to Jekyll for a day. Rent bikes and ride around the island. Check out the historic district. You can take a guided tour on little trams that give you the history, etc.
If you go to Cumberland Island, you will need to drive down to St. Marys and take a ferry to Cumberland. The Park service operates the ferries. There are no public facilities nor food, etc. so you will have to take your own.
This is a good area to rest and relax for a few days. Hope you enjoy.
Old Jan 13th, 2003, 05:23 PM
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Teri, one place I forgot to mention to eat ( if you like steak) is Bennies Red Barn on Frederica Rd. When we want good steak, that's where we go. There is a waiter named Alvin who has been there since the dawn of time. He has a parking spot by the front door with his name on it. They only open at 6 p.m.
I can't vouch for the desserts but the steaks are very good.
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 01:23 AM
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Try the Sea Palms condominium resort on Saint Simons (with the ending "s").

John-Eric-The Cloister on Sea Island not being "well known"? Among other presidents who visited, George Bush (sr.) honeymooned there. Low key, old money.
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 08:47 AM
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Yes, A, my grandparents had a home on Sea Island for years and years so I'm well acquainted with it, but had the Christ Jesus visited the island I STILL dont think its that well known. I mean how many posters here have heard of it?
Old Feb 5th, 2003, 08:15 AM
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I would take a day trip to Jekyll Island. You can ride bikes around the island and there is a neat "driftwood beach" on one end of the island. The historic area is fun to browse through also.
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