July 29th, 2015
Although we could write a long list of reasons why everyone should visit our island paradise, we whittled it down to our top five:
5. Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets. Even if you aren’t a morning person, we recommend waking up early and watching the sunrise. You can view it from the beach, from our pool deck or even from your oceanfront balcony! Although you can sometimes catch a gorgeous sunset from the resort, the best place on the island to catch one is from the pier in the village.
Sunrise from the beach
Beautiful sunrise captured by http://www.atlantamoms.com/
Sunset view from the pool deck
4. 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!
The King and Prince Golf Course
3. Delicious Food. With a variety of options to choose from, you will never leave the island hungry! From Italian at Tramici, to coastal cuisine at Halyards and Crabdaddys, to award winning BBQ at Southern Soul, to oceanfront dining at it’s best at ECHO, you will find delicious food around every corner.
Oceanfront dining at ECHO
2. Pristine Beaches. Our beaches are relatively undeveloped. You will not find high-rise buildings along our shore. Just seaside cottages and homes. We have small waves which are perfect for young swimmers and our shores littered with footprints…..not trash.
1. Outdoor Activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy on our small island. We have miles of bike paths around the island, golf, fishing, paddleboard lessons and rentals, kayak tours, parks for the little ones to enjoy and even a shrimp boat you can hop on to explore our waterways!
July 28th, 2015
Meeting planners have a large list to check off when choosing a resort to host a meeting or conference. Usually, the most important factors on their list are cost, location, Wi-Fi/Internet access, meeting room capacity and number of hotel rooms. Our oceanfront Georgia resort is able to meet the needs of not only the meeting planners, but attendees as well.
Our historic resort has hosted thousands of meetings and convention through the years. We have accommodated groups ranging in size from 5 to 400 and the types of groups and conferences we host cover everything from church groups to state and government meetings, association conferences and company retreats.
We know what is important to meeting planners, so here are just a few reasons to book your next group or conference with us!
Cost- With hotel rooms ranging from a standard room with a queen bed all the way to a 5 bedroom home (and everything in between) we are able to offer hotel rooms at many different price points for our guests. Our sales managers are also wonderful at their jobs and can help you find the dates that will meet your price range.
Location- We are an hour from Jacksonville International Airport and an hour and a half from Savannah/Hilton Head Airport. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport also has flights daily from Atlanta and it is a great option, as the airport is just minutes from the resort. Along with several airports close by, we are also 20 minutes from I-95 which makes us easily accessible from anywhere!
Wi-Fi and Amenities- Internet access is very important to our business travelers and for that reason, we offer complimentary wireless Internet across the resort….and even on the beach in front of the resort! We also have a business center with printers for those last minute printing needs. ECHO is our onsite bar and restaurant and it is a great place to meet with friends or co-workers after a day of meetings. Looking for live music? Just take the elevator down to ECHO where we offer live music throughout the year! Need to relax? Step outside to 4 oceanfront pools or go for a jog on the beach in front of the resort. There is also an 18 hole golf course at the north end of St. Simons Island that is owned and operated by the resort.
For more information about hosting a meeting or a group at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.
July 23rd, 2015
They say that the bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” on her wedding day but we know a lot of brides these days don’t go the traditional route. Here are some of our favorite unique ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day! For more wedding tips, visit our website.
Blanc de Bleu adds a unique twist to your toast! This blue sparkling wine with a hint of blueberry flavor is the first of it’s kind in the United States. It’s such a fun way to add blue to your reception!
These Finn peep toe pumps from Badgley Mischka will add some sparkle and color to your look.
We love the contrast of this blue hydrangea bouquet against the bride’s white dress.
Make your blue sweet by adding it to your wedding cake. This ombre blue floral cake from Amy Beck Cake Design is a feast for your eyes and taste buds!
Since your wedding day is about celebrating, we know you will eat, drink and be merry….how about serving up some blueberry mojitos for your guests?
July 17th, 2015
Travel + Leisure Magazine has named the Golden Isles as one of the best islands in the US and Canada! For those who don’t know, the Golden Isles of Georgia include a group of barrier islands (St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons Island) and the mainland city of Brunswick, Georgia. We have the honor of being #3 out of the top 5 islands and we know that our guests will agree that our beautiful island deserves this title. With pristine beaches, several golf courses, great fishing, charming southern hospitality and some of the best restaurants around, it is easy to see why the Golden Isles was chosen as one of the best! To view the article, visit their website.
July 12th, 2015
“Sounds by the Sea” with Sam Rodriguez: Sunday, July 12th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are free. For more information, visit their website.
“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove All Stars: Sunday, July 19th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.
Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm- This crawl features work from over 100 artists! Bring your friends and start at any gallery listed. Trolleys will provide transportation between each gallery. Galleries participating are: Wallin Gallery, Palmer Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Glynn Visual Arts and GVA Gallery. For more information, visit their website.
Paint Party at The King and Prince, Presented by ECHO: Thursday, July 30th from 6-9pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- Let your inner Picasso out with a glass of wine and sign up for this fun event! The $55 fee includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call ECHO to reserve your seat at 912-268-5967.
July 9th, 2015
Mary Liz and Barron’s ceremony took place at Lovely Lane Chapel with a reception at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. The resort and the beach created a beautiful backdrop for their special day. Thanks to Peacock Photo & Video for capturing these unforgettable moments. To see more of Mary Liz & Barron’s photos, visit Peacock Photo & Video’s blog.
June 30th, 2015
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!
June 30th, 2015
When 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!
June 19th, 2015
Alissa & Kyle chose a late spring day to get married on our beautiful oceanfront lawn with the Atlantic ocean as the backdrop. Their friends and family were able to witness them say “I do” before they partied the night away to the sounds of “Trotline” in the historic Delegal room. Stout Photography captured their special day.
June 18th, 2015
ECHO has quickly become a favorite spot for both locals and visitors of St. Simons Island. The oceanfront location means you can take in the expansive view and enjoy the ocean breeze while you dine on some of the freshest cuisine on the island! The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as seating near the bar for those looking to grab a drink and a bite. The restaurant often has live music in the evening. Check their schedule to see if your favorite local band will be playing soon!
Need another reason to visit? Once a month, the restaurant offers “Paint & Play” which is a fun painting event for adults! Get Your Muse On hosts this girls night out event where you are given step by step instructions to paint your masterpiece on canvas! The cost of the event includes drinks, appetizers and all painting supplies. Visit ECHO’s Facebook page for more information and pricing.