Archive for December, 2010

Christmas at The King and Prince

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is decorated for the holiday season.  There are numerous trees, poinsettias and garland decorating the entire hotel.

Toys for Tots dropoff location

Toys for Tots at The King and Prince

In the lobby is our 24 foot Leland Cypress Tree from Greene’s Tree Farm in Douglas.  Under the Christmas Tree, we had a collection of toys for our Annual Toys For Tots Drive.

In our lobby across from the Delegal Dining Room is a display of gingerbread houses.  Children from local elementary schools decorated gingerbread houses for us to display through the holidays.   The King and Prince Staff had a gingerbread building contest.  Seven departments submitted houses to be judged.  It was a great team building activity for our employees.  Houskeeping Department won first place and the Front Office came in second.  Honorable Mention went to the Food and Beverage Department for their replica of The King and Prince Hotel.

gingerbread house pictures

Gingerbread Houses at The King and Prince

To See all of our Christmas Photos, visit us on Facebook.

St. Simons Island Getaway Contest

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Want to visit St. Simons Island in 2011?

Enter to win a Getaway to St. Simons Island.  The getaway includes two roundtrip airfare from Atlanta, a rental car and Oceanfront accommodations.

To enter the contest:

Click here to become a fan of “Getaway to St. Simons Island” on Facebook.

And email your name and email address to getaway2ssi@gmail.com

It’s that simple!

The winner will be announced at 12pm on December 31.  The winner will be notified via email and will have one week to respond to redeem the prize.

The prize includes two roundtrip tickets provided by Glynn County Airport Commission on Delta/ASA connection flights from Atlanta-Hartsfield to Brunswick.  There are 3 daily flights to the Golden Isles, service provided by ASA/The Delta Connection, a 37 minute flight time and 50 passenger regional jet service.  A rental car will be provided by Avis of Brunswick.  Two nights accommodations will be provided by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  It will include an upgraded Oceanfront Room and breakfast buffet for two each morning with all taxes and gratuities.  One round of golf for two people, including green fee and cart, will be provided by The King and Prince Golf Course.

Prize Value is $1625.

America’s 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

St. Simons Island was just named one of America’s 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats on Yahoo Travel.

St. Simons Island, Ga.

Average highs of 62/62 in December/January

(Average water temperatures of 54/51)

One of four islands that make up Georgia’s Golden Isles (a collection of barrier islands just off the southeastern coast), St. Simons is known for its centuries-old moss-draped oak trees, historical landmarks, white-sand beaches, and 99 holes of golf. Cars are allowed on the island, but the leisurely pace of life here will make you want to stay away from anything with a motor. Instead, rent a beach-cruiser bike from Ocean Motion Surf Co. and pedal your way past King and Prince Beach, plantations, the lighthouse, and Christ Church, originally built in 1820. The ride covers about 14 miles, and there are plenty of stops to admire the scenery, so allow at least a half day.

Saint Simons Island Beach

St Simons Island Beach

One of four islands that make up Georgia’s Golden Isles (a collection of barrier islands just off the southeastern coast), St. Simons Island is known for its historical landmarks, white-sand beaches, and 99 holes of golf.

Courtesy Brunswick and The Golden Isles of Georgia

America’s 10 Best Islands

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

In AOL Travel’s August 2010 article of America’s 10 Best Islands, St. Simons appeared as the number 3 best island.

3. St. Simons Island, Georgia

Saint Simons Island

Fishing on St Simons Island

The largest of Georgia’s four Golden Isles, St. Simons has beckoned bluebloods and birders for a century with marshes, maritime forests, and Mediterranean Revival mansions. The island’s location made it a strategic maritime point: Explore Fort Frederica National Monument, where colonists won a major naval battle during the Revolutionary war and learn more at the WPA-built 1935 Old Coast Guard Station that houses the Maritime Center museum. Golfers can play hundreds of challenging holes between St. Simons and neighboring Sea and Jekyll Islands. Patrol the waters on a working shrimp boat, sail on a dolphin-watching tour, or just bask on pearly sands.

Fun Fact: The 104-foot St. Simons Lighthouse (a working navigational beacon operational since 1872) and its brick Victorian light-keeper’s residence were renovated in 2010.