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Farm to Table at Our Oceanfront Restaurant

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Resort Executive Chef Jason Brumfiel recognizes that there are many local and regional resources available to create an outstanding menu and dining experience at The King and Prince. He has recently started tapping into these resources and has been highlighting many local farms on our menus. Here are a few local farms and companies we are happy to be supporting.

Sapelo Farms in Brunswick, GA has been producing local, sustainable agriculture since 1947. The 180 acre oasis consists of open pasture as well as a conservation wildlife habitat. Heritage breed chickens, percentage Boer goats and Santa Gertudis cattle roam the fields while the flower gardens are home to 50 Italian Honey beehives. Fresh, local produce and herbs are available through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership. Some produce that is grown on there farm is:broccoli, cabbage, beans, kale, carrots, arugula, squash, melon & mustard greens.

City Market Seafood has been serving the coastal community of Brunswick, GA since 1948. Brunswick was known as the “Shrimp Capital of the World” and to keep up with the demand for the sweet Georgia shrimp, City Market purchased a packing house right on the banks of the Brunswick River in 1987. Shrimp boats would unload their daily catch for it to be packed and processed. The business has been owned and operated by the same family since the 40′s and prides itself in supplying some of the finest seafood on the East Coast. Seafood can be purchased from their store on Gloucester Street in Brunswick and you can also have fresh shrimp shipped to your door from their website.

Sweet Grass DairySweet Grass Dairy is a grass-fed, family owned dairy farm located in Thomasville, GA which was founded in 2000.In 2005, Jeremy and Jessica Little took over the operations and it is clear from their success that dairy runs deep in this family business. Jessica is the daughter of Al & Desiree Whener who come from a long line of dairy farmers by way of Western New York after Al’s ancestors immigrated from Germany.
Today, they have a desire to change American’s perspective on food by educating the public on their efforts to raise grass-fed cows who are treated humanely and like a member of their own family. Their hand-crafted, old world style cheeses highlight the high quality milk that is used for their delicious cheese. Products include: “Green Hill” a Camembert style cheese, Nature’s Harmony Fortsonia Cheese, “Lovely” Gruyere Cheese, Asher Blue Cheese and Thomasville Tomme just to name a few.

Holiday Photo Contest: Enter to Win A 2 Night Stay!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

If you have always wanted to spend a few nights at our oceanfront resort but have never had the chance, or if you have stayed with us before but it’s time for some R&R, here is your chance to win a 2 night stay in an oceanfront room!

Oceanfront room

 

 

Step 1) “Like” us on Facebook. 

Step 2) Email a photo of your holiday decorations to: Kingandprinceresort@gmail.com Please include your name and phone number (so we can contact you if you win). The photo can be indoor or outdoor decorations, just show us your holiday spirit!

**One entry per household please. Contest ends at 5pm on 1/2/14. Winner will be announced on 1/3/14.**

The Top 5 Reasons to Visit St. Simons Island During the Winter

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Any time of the year is a good time to visit our island paradise but here are our top 5 reasons why St. Simons Island should be on your list this winter.

Beach on St Simons Island5. Quiet Beaches.  Wintertime gives islanders and visitors alike the chance to enjoy our pristine beaches without the crowds of the summer. Whether you are going for a morning walk or reading a book, you may find that while there are others on the beach, it is peaceful and calm. St. Simons Island was also named one of America’s 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats by Yahoo Travel.

4. Coastal Beauty.  Although we are partial to St. Simons, it is by far one of the most special and beautiful places in the U.S.. It is easy to get lost in the beauty of the Golden Isles. From the salt marshes to the maritime forests, pristine beaches, as well as splendid sunrises and sunsets. Nothing compares to the beauty that is all around you-and in the heart of the people on St. Simons Island. When you visit, be sure to take time to learn about the history of the island by visiting the Lighthouse or taking a tour of Fort Frederica. If you are up for an adventure, take a guided kayak tour with Southeast Adventure Outfitters.

3. Moderate Temperatures.  While lows can get into the 40′s, temperatures normally range from the 60′s to 80′s during the winter months in the Golden Isles. While it does rain, skies stay mostly clear and sunny which is great for golfers and those who like to walk on the beach. Who doesn’t love a nice, sunny day? There are plenty of days filled with sunshine on St. Simons Island.

2. Great Prices. If you are looking for a great deal on a hotel room, house or condo, prices will usually be lower during the winter. Nightly, weekly and even monthly rates are often more affordable. Whether you are a family looking for a fun getaway, a couple looking for a romantic weekend away or snowbirds staying for a few weeks or months, you will find lower rates a great way to save some money while having a fantastic trip.

Golf Course St Simons Island

 

1. Golf. With over 200 holes of golf to be played on St. Simons Island and the surrounding areas, the Golden Isles are a golfers paradise! The King and Prince Golf Course on the north end of St. Simons offers some of the best golf around and they often have specials available for resort guests as well as visitors.

St. Simons Island Restaurant Guide – Part 1

Friday, November 15th, 2013

St. Simons Island is a food-lovers paradise. From fresh seafood to restaurants using farm-to-table ingredients, you can dine like royalty at many spots on St. Simons Island. Here are some of our picks for places to dine (along with some favorite menu items) when you are on Island Time.

Crabdaddys Seafood

 

1) Crabdaddy’s Seafood- Located just a block from The King and Prince, this island landmark always serves up delicious seafood and great service! Crabdaddy’s is a favorite among resort guests and locals. Staff Pick: Try the Teriyaki Steak & Scallops for their take on “Surf & Turf.”

 

 

 

Brogens

 

 

2) Brogen’s- If you are looking for a fun, casual place to catch the game and grab a bite to eat, Brogen’s is the place to go. They have a great selection of burgers, salads and sandwiches and their menu will not disappoint. Their prime location in the pier village area makes Brogen’s a great location to grab a bite and then do some shopping or people watching. Staff Pick: The Mushroom-Swiss Burger.

 

 

 

Halyards Restaurant St Simons Island

3) Halyards & Tramici- Whether you are in the mood for seafood or rustic Italian cuisine, executive chef and owner Dave Snyder has you covered. Halyards highlights a seasonal dinner menu full of fresh catches that were caught locally earlier that day and farm fresh produce. Tramici serves both lunch and dinner in a fun atmosphere. Enjoy fresh baked bread while you wait for your delectable entrees to arrive and whatever you do, don’t forget dessert! Staff Picks: Halyards- Try a cup of the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque followed by an entrée of Wild Georgia Shrimp with Gayla’s Grits. Tramici- Order a large bowl of P.E.I. Mussels to share and don’t forget about their homemade pizza.

 

 

blackwater grill4) Blackwater Grill- Located in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island, Blackwater Grill is a treat for your taste buds with their Cajun and coastal cuisine. Their spicy and savory menu items have kept locals coming back for over 13 years! Staff Pick: Crawfish Etoufee.

 

Welcome Wounded Warriors to St. Simons Island

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

American Flag

At 9:30am on Saturday, November 9th, approximately 50 wounded veterans and their families will be driving over the F.J. Torras Causeway to enjoy a day of fun at The McGladrey Classic. Visitors and members of the community are being asked to line the causeway and cheer these heroes on as they drive on to St. Simons Island. Bring flags to wave as they drive by, or make a banner to hold up as we welcome them to our community for their special day.

If you are an active duty service member or veteran and are interested in attending the tournament at a discounted rate, visit the McGladrey Classic website for more information.

Travel & Leisure Names St. Simons Island One of America’s Favorite Towns

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Lighthouse

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

The readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine voted St. Simons Island one of America’s favorite towns. The secret about our quaint, coastal community is finally out! Why do you love St. Simons Island?

To read the full article, click on the link.

A Visit to Cumberland Island National Seashore

Monday, October 28th, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning recently aired a segment about Georgia’s most beloved treasure, Cumberland Island National Seashore. If you are staying with us for a few days, we recommend a day trip to the island. You are sure to leave with a greater appreciation for this national treasure.
To view the video, click the link. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50156569n

To see GoGo Jewelry in person, visit their store located in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island.

Get On The Bus To The Georgia/Florida Game!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

With the excitement of the 2013 Georgia vs. Florida Football Game just weeks away, we here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort know that traffic can be a drag. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will be providing transportation to and from the big game this year. Guests are invited to travel in comfort on one of our four motor coaches without the worry of navigating annoying big-game traffic or arranging for designated drivers. The King and Prince has you covered!

We will provide you with a delicious boxed lunch on the bus along with assorted mixers for the ride down. In Jacksonville, enjoy the famous “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!”

Have a great time at the party and the GA/FL Game this year without the worry of arranging designated drivers or hiring cabs with the knowledge that, with the King and Prince, you have a safe ride to and from the game. Not a guest of The King and Prince? Not a problem! You’re invited to the party too.

Bus tickets are $95 per person.

Please fill out the form below and fax it to the resort at the number listed or call the resort at 1-800-342-0212 for more information.

GO DAWGS!!!

*The King and Prince reminds you to drink responsibly*

Georgia Florida Bus Form

Redfern Village, Shopper’s Paradise on St. Simons Island

Friday, September 6th, 2013
Tibi St. Simons Island

Tibi Outlet Store on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island is known for its picturesque beaches and championship golf courses but did you know that the island is also home to great shopping?

Redfern Village is located right off of Frederica Road and is a quick drive (or a short bike ride) from our resort. Whether you are purchasing a gift for a friend, looking for the perfect outfit for a night out, or just want to treat yourself to something nice, Redfern Village has it all.

Moncriefs – Women’s Clothing

Two Friends - Gifts, Clothing, Accessories and more

Wild & Personal - Clothing Boutique

Viola’s Market - Gifts, Clothing, Kitchen Items, Accessories and more

The Vine - Garden Market & Design Studio

Tibi Outlet Store - Women’s Clothing

Davis Love III’s, Paddle & Putt - Stand Up Paddleboards & Gear

Wine Body & Soul – Wine Shop

The Queen Bee - Jewelry & Accessories

Cutie Patooties – Children’s Shop

Learn more about other St. Simons shopping areas here!

Explore St. Simons Island by Bike

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Many of our guests rent bikes while they are on the island-or even bring their own from home. Exploring the island by bike is a great way to get around during your stay or to explore the island just for a day. Ocean Motion bike shop sits right at the foot of The King and Prince Resort and they have many adult and children’s bike options available.

 

Route 1: The Marsh & East Beach

Georgia’s coastal marshland accounts for nearly 378,000 acres of land on the back side of the six barrier islands. The marsh behind East Beach is a wonderful area to view nature at its best. You will see fiddler crabs, shore birds such as egrets, sandpipers, gulls, oyster catchers and raccoons.

While riding through the East Beach neighborhood, you will see the quaint side of St. Simons Island.

The Route: Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard. You will stay on Ocean Boulevard for a little over a mile while you ride along the marsh. Then, turn right onto 15th Street in the East Beach neighborhood. 15th Street will dead-end into Bruce Drive. When you turn onto Bruce Drive you will be at Gould’s Inlet which is a nice place to watch the shore birds or relax on the beach (at low tide). Continue on Bruce Drive and then make a right onto 1st Street. You will then make a left back onto Ocean Boulevard to ride back to the hotel. (See map below)

Marsh & East Beach Bike Route

 

Route 2: Bike Ride to The Village

The pier and village area of St. Simons is the heart of the island. There is so much to see and do! This bike ride will take you partially along Beachview Drive which runs parallel to the ocean. Enjoy the sea breeze and look out for dolphins in the water along your bike ride. Once you reach the village, you will ride past the lighthouse and Neptune Park and into the heart of the village. There are several bike racks where you can leave your bike while you explore all of the shops and restaurants this area has to offer.

The Route: From the resort, make a left onto Beachview Drive. Beachview will dead-end and turn into 5th Street as you make a right turn. After you make the right, make a left onto Ocean Boulevard. Stay on Ocean Boulevard as you pass the elementary school and then make a left onto 7th Street. As you ride down 7th street, it will turn into Oglethorpe Avenue which will take you past the lighthouse and Neptune Park and finally into the village. (See map below)

Bike Ride to the Village