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Elegant Island Living “Best Of” List 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Elegant Island Living Best Of issue

Local island magazine, Elegant Island Living has published their “Best Of” issue for 2015 and we are happy to be named with the best of the best! The publication’s faithful readers have named us “Best Of” in the following categories:

Best Hotel: The King and Prince Resort

Best View From A Restaurant: ECHO St. Simons

Best Restaurant With A Beach Vibe: ECHO St. Simons

Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course

Best Massage: Nancy Champagne (Royal Treatment Cottage)

We would like to thank all of our guests and restaurant patrons. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We look forward to many more wonderful years on St. Simons Island!

5 Unique Wedding Registries

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Top Wedding RegistriesWhen we think of wedding registries, we often think about the usual places like Macy’s, Target, Bloomingdales and Bed Bath & Beyond. But what about expanding your horizons and registering for not just household items but also experiences, art or even to help others? Here are our top 5 picks for unique wedding registries that you will want to check out!

Add some culture & art with a registry through The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. You’ll be able to register for beautiful reprints from your favorite artists as well as unique lamps, stunning vases, tea kettles, flatware, candles and more! You’ll be able to add items from artists like Keith Haring, Frank Lloyd Wright and Henri Matisse.

Simplify your life with a registry from Zola. Through their site you can register for housewares, honeymoons and lots of other fun things to  make your new life together a great adventure! It is a one stop shop which will make things much easier for not only you, but your wedding guests too!

Support small businesses with an Etsy registry. You’ll be able to decorate your house with some uniquely beautiful items like this abstract painting or a custom family name sign.

Say “I do” to giving to your favorite charities with The I Do Foundation. For those couples that want to help others when they get married, this registry allows you to choose your favorite charities for your friends and family to donate to in lieu of giving gifts to you. Your guests can learn about the charity, their mission statement, how they help others and even their financials so they know that their gift is going to a legitimate cause.

You can’t go wrong with a registry from Amazon! Tried and true, Amazon remains one of America’s favorite ways to shop! You can find (and register for) pretty much anything under the sun and it can be shipped to their door….or yours! Can’t find what you are looking for? Did you know that you can add items from other websites to your Amazon registry?

For more wedding tips or to learn about oceanfront weddings at our resort, visit our website!

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 5

Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! This is the final installment in our popular “ABC’s of St. Simons Island” blog series. Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

W. Whimsical– There is no place like St. Simons Island. Residents and visitors will tell you this time, and time again. The Tree Spirits on the moss-draped oaks and the island’s love for the arts are just a few of the ways the island will show you it’s whimsical side.

X. RelaX–  Ok, so we know it doesn’t start with the letter “X” but who can deny the feeling of relaxation that you get as soon as you step foot onto the island? Hit the beach, pull up a chair and listen to the waves lapping at the shore. Need some more R&R? Head over to The Royal Treatment Cottage for a massage!

Y. Youth– Whether you are  young, or young at heart, St. Simons Island will bring out your younger side. Get back to the basics, turn off your electronics and take a bike ride past coastal creeks, try your hand at crabbing by the pier or try skim-boarding.

Z. Zoom!– Zoom and zip your way around the island in your own (rented)  golf cart. It is the best way to see and experience our coastal town. High Tide Carts offers 4 and 6 passenger carts for rent from 1 hour up to 7 days!

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the ABC’s of St. Simons Island as much as we have enjoyed writing about it. To find out more about the island, hotels and activities, visit our website.

Celebrating Five Years of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

 

We are pleased to announce that we have been added to TripAdvisor’s 2015 “Hall of Fame” for receiving the “Certificate of Excellence” five years in a row. TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. We would like to thank all of our guests who have reviewed our property and given us feedback.

To plan your getaway to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website!

Pre-Order Your Copy of “The Princess and the Crab” Today!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Princess and the crab

 

Commissioned by the Resort’s owners for their children, “The Princess and the Crab” is a wonderful memento for your family and friends.

A delightfully inspired re-imagining of the beloved princess-and-the-frog fable (with a lovable, wise crab as the co-star), the book is wonderful, whimsical and wise. While the tale is fun, author Grace Gore Sturdivant’s use of historical island sites in the unfolding story brings learning to the book’s magic and meaning. Adding to the appeal are its delightful illustrations by ED Hose of St. Simons Island.

This children’s book includes 48 pages of delight, weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.

Place your order today and you will receive an email upon the books arrival at the resort and prior to shipping to you. The book is $20 per copy and can be purchased by visiting the resort’s online gift shop.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 3

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Stand Up Paddle Boarding St. Simons Island

M. Mildred Huie Museum– Mildred Nix Huie was an impressionist painter who made St. Simons Island her home in the 1960’s. Along with fellow artists, they founded the Left Bank Art Gallery which began a tradition of sharing a love of the arts with the Golden Isles community. Today, you can visit her original studio, the Mediterranean house and view many of her original works.

N. Nature– St. Simons island is known for it’s love of nature and the abundance of animals and birds living on the island. Because of it’s location the island is a prime spot for bird watching. You can often glimpse rare birds that are not native to the area but are passing through during their migration. The island is also home to deer, alligators and many species of fish. You can also spot dolphins and North Atlantic right whales close to the shore!

O. One of A Kind– Anyone who has visited the island and all of the locals will tell you that St. Simons Island is truly one of a kind. The natural beauty and the friendliness of everyone you meet combined with great shopping, many golf courses, outdoor activities, delicious dining options and pristine beaches creates the perfect island for everyone!

P. Paddleboarding– A favorite island sport, you’ll see paddle boarders out on the water nearly every day! Due to the small waves off of our shores, our location makes for an excellent paddleboarding experience. If you are looking for something unique, we recommend nighttime paddleboarding!

Q. Quaint Village– The heart of St. Simons Island is the pier village. Located just a mile from The King and Prince Resort, you will find a waterfront park, mini golf, many shops and restaurants and a pier for fishing, crabbing and people watching. The laid back and friendly feel of the village makes it the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Be sure to stay for sunset and watch the spectacular colors reflecting off of the water!

Click to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island part 1 and part 2.

Relax and Renew at The Royal Treatment Cottage

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Royal Treatment Cottage

The Royal Treatment Cottage is located on the property of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. This quaint cottage offers a variety of massage therapies including: Swedish, Therapeutic, Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Couples Side by Side massage.

Our team of licensed massage therapists are more than just highly talented at their craft. They each possess a sense of intuition and understanding that meld their individual healing styles and techniques with each guest’s own needs, both physical and emotional. The result is a soothing massage therapy experience that is uniquely enriching, personal, and rewarding.

The King and Prince prides itself on using Georgia-made products whenever possible. The Royal Treatment Cottage merchandise available for sale includes Salacia Salts bath and body products, and Southern Soy Candles, both of which are produced in Georgia.

For reservations, information or other questions about treatments and services, please call The Royal Treatment Cottage at 912.638.3631 or, visit them on Facebook!

The Royal Treatment Cottage

Massages on St. Simons Island

Inside The Royal Treatment Cottage

St. Simons Island Spa

Christmastime on St. Simons Island

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer at The King and Prince! We have several decorated Christmas trees across the resort as well as many other holiday wreaths and decorations for our guests to enjoy. To help our guests get into the holiday spirit, we also offer several programs including cooking demonstrations and a holiday cookie demo! Please visit our website for more information.

Seashell Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree at The King and Prince

Seashell Christmas Tree at The King and Prince

Mantel Wreath at The King and Prince

Seashell Ornaments

Joy Ornament

Noel Ornament

Wrapped Gifts at The King and Prince

Christmas Decorations on Mantel

Christmas Decorations at The King and Prince

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Garland on Mantel

Christmas Decorations at ECHO Restaurant

Book a Pet-Friendly Hotel and Bring Your Dog to the Beach!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Pet-Friendly Resort on St. Simons Island

Our guests asked for it and, we heard you! Our resort now welcomes dogs up to 50 pounds! Bring your whole family to the beach….including your pup. Fido will even get a special welcome gift!

Dogs are permitted in the Wynn Cottage, Familia Meadows House and select rooms in the Oleander Building. A pet fee does apply and hotel staff must be notified in advance that your pet will be joining you on your trip. For more information, visit our dog-friendly page!

Weekend Photography Workshops on St. Simons Island

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Barbara Marie Kraus Photography

When: November 14-16,2014 & December 12-14, 2014

Where: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Enjoy southern history, hospitality, and  photo adventures on the coast of Georgia! Join us for a weekend of guided photo shoots at beautiful historic sites on St. Simons Island. Learn about Island history while you capture dynamic images of pre-revolutionary ruins, antebellum slave cabins, and tombstones in one of Georgia’s oldest cemeteries. Capture images of the St. Simons Lighthouse and the sun rising form the ocean. Enjoy a sunset marsh cruise on an authentic shrimp trawler, photographing the creatures that live above and below the waves. Learn how to take great photographs with any type of camera. Designed for all levels of photographers, Barbara Marie Kraus will demonstrate tips and techniques used by the pros to get top notch results. Kraus is an award winning, published photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife, and adventure subjects. Her work can be seen on her website at www.BeachCottagePhotography.com.

Weekend Photography Workshop Itinerary:

Friday

  • Evening Meet and Greet in the King and Prince’s new restaurant, ECHO

Saturday

  • Morning photo shoot at local historic sites
  • Morning classroom session on composition basics and birds in flight
  • Evening sunset cruise

Sunday

  • Morning sunrise photo shoot on the beach
  • Continental breakfast
  • Morning history photo shoot at local sites
  • Morning classroom session on post processing methods to bring out the best in your images
  • Afternoon photo show and critique – you will prepare your own favorite photos from the weekend and share them with the group.

 

Rates:

The weekend package includes the following:

  • Two nights accommodations
  • Friday evening Meet and Greet
  • Sunday morning continental breakfast
  • Entry fees to historic sites
  • Photography instruction

For rates and more information, visit our website. Be sure to reserve your spot early, as this event will sell out!