Sea Island, Georgia
The Lodge at Sea Island
To the Manor Reborn
What it is
A 58-room bastion of luxury with a seafront pool and 18-hole putting green, plus all the thrills of iconic Sea Island proper.
What it isn't
Devoid of history. You’ll be able to spot the former antebellum plantation’s ruins on the grounds, where live oak trees dripping with spanish moss stud the grass.
What we think
The beauty is in the details, and the people behind Sea Island must know that down to their toes. Rarely is an experience this well-planned, from the intricate architectural touches that call to mind a modern Hearst Castle (exposed wood rafters; soaking tubs tailor-made for lingering in the marble baths) to the smile-inducing perks (a bagpiper trilling at twilight; s’mores o’clock every evening around the fire). Although the property was inspired by British estates, we find it’s thoroughly the best of its own region, including a steakhouse among its five on-site restaurants that services dry aged USDA Prime beef.
You're here because
Each room has 24/7 butler service—you never know when you’ll need something at 2 a.m. And you’re besotted with the down bedding and Molton Brown products in the bath.
There are spas, and then there is the 65,000-square-foot spa at Sea Island. Sitting back in your plush robe alongside a gurgling koi pond, you can think of no better way to relax after a pilates and cryotherapy session. That is, until, your therapist finds you for your Balinese massage, facial and peel. You almost don’t recognize yourself.
Restaurants & Bars
In the Lodge:
Colt & Alison - Southern-inspired steakhouse
Oak Room - Southern favorites and signature dishes
In the Cloister:
Georgian Room - Refined Southern dining
Tavola - Family-style Italian
River Bar - French Brasserie-inspired
In the Beach Club:
Southern Tide - Coastal Southern cuisine with fresh local seafood
Flip Flop Bistro | Snack Shack - Eclectic menu with international influences
The Men's Locker Room - Considered by many PGA touring Pros as "the greatest Locker Room in golf", it's one of the best kept secrets at the resort. Serving lunch daily with a full bar and its world-famous popcorn enjoy the cigar room with views of the ocean and putting green.
Oak Room Bar - Southern favorites and signature dishes
At the Cloister Beach Club families can take part in many activities using their three swimming pools, water sports, and five miles of private beach.
On the southern tip of this barrier island, just a mile from St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and about 50 feet from Seaside Golf Course and Plantation Golf Course, both famously immaculate options for a round.