Posts Tagged ‘Oceanfront Dining’

Introducing: ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar

Friday, March 14th, 2014

ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant St Simons Island

 

We are excited to announce that ECHO is now open! Resort Executive Chef, Jason Brumfiel has been hard at work preparing new menus and gearing up for the opening of ECHO Restaurant on St. Simons Island. This new restaurant located at our resort combines casual outdoor oceanfront dining with comfortable indoor seating and a beautiful new ocean view bar. The menu features fresh produce and many local products on the menu. This fun, new restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after work or to meet up with friends on a Saturday night and listen to live music. Whatever the occasion, ECHO is THE place to be! For more information, visit their website.

 

Chicken Dumplings at ECHO Restaurant

Chicken & Dumplings

ECHO Dining Room

The new dining room at ECHO

Flatbread Pizza and Wings at ECHO Restaurant

Enjoy wings or a flatbread pizza by the bar.

ECHO Bar on St Simons Island Georgia

Patrons enjoying our new bar!

Getting back to Nature on your Georgia Vacation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

DJ Jones and his wife MJ visited us last month.  He wrote a beautiful article that highlights our history and naturally beautiful location – as well as a Friday night dinner of steamed crab legs.

The hotel has survived fire, war, and decades of change, yet it still shines amongst an American coastline that’s become dominated by one soulless mega-resort after another. The key to the King and Prince’s success is simple: the resort possesses something which can’t be bought through the latest trends in hotel design and often takes decades to attain… Character.

Which would be the highlight of your weekend?  All-you-can-eat crab legs or gazing at the moon reflecting on the ocean from your oceanfront room at The King and Prince?

Read the rest of D.J.’s story on his blog, The World of Deej.

All You Can Eat Crablegs at The King's Tavern

All You Can Eat Crablegs at The King’s Tavern at The King and Prince, St. Simons Island

Georgia beach vacation

Moon over St. Simons Island from The King and Prince Resort

Return of “Southern Culinary Traditions”

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Sucheta Rawal, contributing blogger to Cuisine Noir, recently visited The King and Prince Resort and spoke with Chef Jeff Kaplan regarding our Southern Culinary Traditions.  Sucheta also enjoyed our Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Southern Charm Sunday Brunch.

(Chef Jeff) Kaplan believes in cooking with local ingredients and supporting local farmers and businesses. His initiative to bring fresh and seasonal ingredients to the island has completely transformed the menu at the resort. He personally visits the Saint Simons Island Farmer’s Market and picks up produce to cook with, then orchestrates them into a Southern culinary symphony. The dishes are enhanced by locally sourced honey from the Savannah Bee Company, peaches from Lane Southern Orchards, and wild Georgia shrimp from City Market Seafood.

For this and more mouth-watering posts, visit Cuisine Noir.com.

Oceanfront Restaurants on St Simons

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St Simon’s Island, Georgia

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St Simon’s Island, Georgia

St. Augustine News writers Lee and Laura visited The Resort from June 10th through the 13th.  Read on and share with them in their escape filled with fun, food and relaxation.

 

A month ago when asked if Lee and I wanted to go to The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia I said “where.”  We had no idea that this wonderful resort with the most charming people even existed.

It took some doing to get there though.  Oh no, it is just off a major thoroughfare and the roads are well paved.  It was the torrential downpour of rain that challenged us.  Luckily, Lee was driving at the time.  It was suggested that I bury my head in my latest Nook selection and not to wear out the floor carpet with the imaginary break on the passenger side.  Lee said that we traveled through Jacksonville, however, the entire city was a blur to him.  Not one building seen by his eyes, only the tail lights in front of us with the hazard lights in full use.

Suffice it to say we arrived slightly tense and somewhat cramped and immediately proceeded to our 4:00 appointment at The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince for a couples massage.  We understand this renovated cottage is a new addition to the resort. We were greeted with warm southern hospitality, comfortable white robes and foot ware, water with lemon slices, and heated aroma therapy neck wraps.  After time to unwind in the relaxation area we were brought into the couples massage room.  The travels thus far left us wanting therapeutic, deep tissue massages to work out our knots and tension.  Our therapists, Bucky and Sonia, were very accommodating and talented. An hour later we were escorted back to the relaxation area and were adorned in neck wraps again and a fresh bottle of water. The tension quickly melted away so that we were able to begin our vacation in the best of body and mind.

Now, time to actually check in.  The entire front desk staff was wonderful.  With all the bellmen busy seeing to other guests, front desk staffer, Clarence went beyond the call of duty to help us to our room before the next cloud burst could drench our luggage.

We entered our room through medieval wood doors to find a beautifully renovated, spacious ocean view room complete with a personal hand written note from the room steward, Antoinette. She was a joy and made every attempt to see to our needs during our three night stay. Internet access was effortless to join. The large flat screen tv was well positioned for viewing in the smartly arranged space of furnishing and finishes.

Sugar Marsh Cottage confections

I must take a moment to mention the two gold foil boxes of heaven from Sugar Marsh Cottage Specialty Confections, Inc. left for us compliments of the resort. The first box we opened contained delicious Chocolate Dipped Signature Gourmet Shortbread Coquilles.  It took everything I had not to hide in the closet and eat them all.  Knowing my long term relationship with Lee would be in jeopardy if I did not leave him some.  The second box contained White Chocolate Orange Angle Wings and Sea Stars.  Both were definitely a special delight.

The meals at the King and Prince are incredible.  The dining areas overlook the western most point on the Atlantic’s eastern seaboard. Cargo ships can be seen coming and going through the channel for Brunswick, GA. For dinner I ate the chef’s signature Low Country Shrimp & Grits.  This being my first venture into grits I was hesitant.  But, they were great.  I am a starch addict and cannot have a meal without pasta, potato or rice.  Now I have another choice, and fix them with cheese and I am in heaven.  Lee had the garlic rubbed rib-eye cooked to perfection with au-gratin potatoes that were the perfect texture with just the right amount of cheese.

The breakfast buffet had more choices than most we have been to, including eggs made to order.  Luckily peaches were is season and we were able to feast on peach strudel until I could not pass another bit through my lips.  Of course our second morning I started with the peach strudel first.  Why pussyfoot around? Read More>>> 

The King and Prince’s Newly Restored Pools

Monday, March 26th, 2012

We are excited to announce the opening of our new state-of-the-art luxurious oceanfront pools!  All through the winter, the pools were renovated and we have been anxiously awaiting the finished product.  Along with the pools, we have opened the Ocean Terrace Grille for a true oceanfront dining experience.  The terrace, just steps away from the ocean, is an ultra casual dining option.

Michael Johnson, Vice-President of Resort Operations, states “The staff of our Resort has been anticipating the unveiling of this spectacular pool complex renewal for many months. We are all thrilled with the results created by our designers and landscaping artisans. Excitement is high as we eagerly await our Spring and Summer guests’ arrival, anticipating their desires whatever their age.”

The new pool complex includes three unique pool offerings surrounded by various seating options for swimmers, readers and water spectators. It will tempt all of the senses with well designed amenities:

  • Sound – ambient music system that allows guests to also enjoy the waves crashing beyond the Hotel’s sea wall
  • Smell – landscaping that embraces aromatic flowers and indigenous plantings
  • Sight – broad open sightlines for pool guests and guestrooms around the deck
  • Touch – contemporary new finishes throughout the deck, pool and outdoor seating
  • Taste – the new Ocean Terrace Grille offers a refreshing menu of Southern culinary traditions

This past weekend we had our fist visitors to the complex and they loved it!

The first children jumping in the new pool!

 

Simon & Sam, the first swimmers

 

Sundeck

 

Lounge Chairs under Pergola

 

Lounge Chairs by Pool

 

Children’s Wading Pool

 

Sandbox

 

Oval Pool

 

Kids in Wading Pool

 

Deck overlooking the beach

 

Ocean Terrace Grille

 

Ocean Terrace Grille

 

Pools

 

Memorial Day is on the way…..

Friday, May 14th, 2010

So what are your plans?

Here at The King and Prince we are gearing up for a great kick-off to the summer season. Join us this Memorial day with your family and friends for some R&R at the ocean’s edge.

Relax by one of our 4 outdoor pools, dine poolside at The Paradise Beach Bar & Grill, let us pamper you at The Royal Treatment Cottage and don’t forget to enjoy our great Friday night Seafood Buffet and the Southern Charm Sunday Brunch!

There’s still time to reserve your room for Memorial Day! Reserve today and begin the countdown to fun in the sun at The King and Prince