Posts Tagged ‘St. Simons Island Activities’

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.

Family Reunions at The King and Prince

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Family reunions are a great way to explore a new place with the ones you love! Here is why St. Simons Island and The Golden Isles is the perfect place to hold your family reunion.

1. Good weather, year round. With mild temperatures and sunny days, you will find that the weather is generally good all year long! This means you’ll have more time to get outside, hit the beach, explore the island, play golf, relax by the pool or go shopping!

2. Activities Galore. The good weather leads us to the 2nd reason you should consider hosting your family reunion at The King and Prince. The island is loaded with activities everyone will enjoy! The resort offers 5 outdoor pools and beach access as well as children’s activities during the summer. We have a golf course at the north end of the island, tennis on site, and we are close by to many more fun activities. You can rent bikes at Ocean Motion Surf Co. and plan a scavenger hunt, play mini-golf or shop ’til you drop in the village. Looking for something extra special? Hop on board Credle’s Adventures Shrimp Boat for a 2 hour cruise through calm waters.

3. Miles of Beaches. St. Simons Island is known for its beautiful, clean, sandy beaches which is the perfect place for a day of fun in the sun with your family. Let our culinary team pack picnic lunches for your family so the only thing you have to worry about is applying your sunscreen!

4. Private Dining at Our Resort. Celebrate your family with a special evening of food, fun and dancing! We have several dining facilities to choose from including the Delegal dining room, the Lanier Ballroom, The Solarium or an outdoor event on the oceanfront lawn. Our menu options are endless and if there is something that you would like that isn’t on the menu, our chef would be happy to work with you!

5. Accommodations for Everyone. Our resort has many options to choose from when looking for the perfect accommodation for you and your family. From standard rooms all the way to five-bedroom houses and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Our hotel rooms will hold 1-4 people and our beach villas will accommodate up to 6. All villas and homes have fully stocked kitchens, living rooms, washers and dryers. What more could you need? Take a look at our accommodations page to see all of the options!

Volleyball at The King and Prince

Say ‘I Do’ to Oceanfront Fun on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Celebrate your wedding on the beach on St. Simons Island!

Celebrate your wedding on the beach on St. Simons Island!

Few wedding venues tout the beauty, southern hospitality and variety of oceanfront activities as St. Simons Island, Georgia. Flaunting breathtaking views of the Atlantic Coast, brides and grooms discover that’s there’s no shortage of places to exchange vows and things to do around the island.

St. Simons Island itself is small with a laid-back atmosphere, but boasts a variety of activities for everyone: massages, boat tours, golfing, shopping, art galleries, gourmet dining and much more. When inviting guests to a destination wedding, why not make it a vacation for them too?

Brides and grooms may charter different boat tours around St. Simons Island. From dolphin gazing, fishing to other water sports, there’s an Atlantic Ocean expedition to suit almost every seafaring appetite. Or charter a trolley and check out the scenery of the island and its rich history.

Along the St. Simons Island pier, a slew of restaurants, boutiques and other places of interest comprise the historical town. Enchanting landmarks such as the St. Simons Island’s lighthouse, the Coastal Maritime Center and Fort Frederica convey a compelling account on the area’s place in American history.

There are a variety of places to get married on the island, such as the romantic and picturesque Christ Church. The King and Prince Resort provides the perfect spot for a reception plus gives your guests an amazing getaway experience. Our expansive beachfront provides everyone with a prime spot to bask in the sun and enjoy the ocean views. Several swimming pools, dual tennis courts, massages and our oceanfront restaurant specializing in seasonal, farm-to-table dishes will make this an occasion that all of your guests will remember!

Christ Church

Christ Church on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Spanish moss as a breathtaking backdrop.

Off the Beaten Path

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A born and bred New Yorker, Mosaka Williamson was not sure what to expect on her sojourn through Georgia.  She could only spend one night with us, but the quaint charms of our island left her hungry for more!  We are honored to be featured on her blog, Socially Superlative.

The vibe of the resort in true Southern fashion is very  laid back. Many people go there just for the simple pleasures of walking on the beach or exploring in the Pier Village, where there are several shops, restaurants and a fishing pier. However, the resort is surrounded by many fun and interesting recreational activities, historic sites, and attractions that offer something for everyone.

We’re glad we could host “Mo” and her friends for a dash of southern hospitality and a chance to kick back and relax on their press trip.

Main pool complex at The King and Prince

Steep Climb to a Spectacular View

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Annette White has delighted us with many entertaining posts on her blog, Bucket List Journey.  One bucket list item that she needed to check off was a climb to the top of a lighthouse.  Perfect!  St. Simons Island is home to a fully functioning lighthouse, built in 1872.  129 steps up a cast iron spiral stairway led Annette to some glorious views.  This magnificent piece of history is located about a mile south of The King and Prince Resort – great stop for a bike ride!

Read more about Annette’s journey in her blog post, Climbing a St. Simons Island Lighthouse.

St Simons Island Lighthouse

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

BBQ and a Bike Ride – a Southern Island Adventure!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Annette White visited us recently, and she nixed the idea of R&R on her free time, opting instead for a beach bike ride.  She also walked a block away from the resort to the scrumptious Beachcomber BBQ for dinner one night – complete with red wine in a plastic cup!

Read on, and we dare you to not feel the beach breeze and taste the tangy BBQ…

 

The King and Prince Shines in Southern Food Festivals

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The King and Prince culinary staff has had a busy September!  The kitchen buzzed with activity through the constant flow of fall travelers, conventions, weddings and other gatherings.  In addition, they had the pleasure of participating in two local festivals – the Shrimp and Grits Festival and the inaugural St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival.

On the Friday night of the Shrimp & Grits festival, our staff worked tirelessly to prepare one of our signature dishes for the voting masses.  Their hard work paid off when we won the People’s Choice award for Best Vendor!

On the next weekend, Chef Jeff and his team showcased several delicious treats, including Cajun Wild Georgia Shrimp Skewers on Sweet Corn Salsa, for the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival.

This Festival, whose proceeds went to benefit  Hospice of the Golden Isles, asked our own Food & Beverage Director Vinny D’Agostino to be their master mixologist.  With the help of our talented bartenders, Vinny introduced festival goers to our signature cocktails, featuring 13th Colony Southern Corn Whisky, among others.

We can hardly wait until next year!

Legend surrounds you…

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Legend surrounds you…

When you are embraced by the majesty of the Tower Room, or open your balcony door, you will feel as if you’re on top of the world; you can almost sense the legends and hear the past. By being in the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, you stand in the middle of history. You can imagine those first visitors in 1935 as they came in droves to enjoy the seaside dance club; you will sense the feel the pride and loyalty when, in the 1940s, the King and Prince served as a naval coast-watching and training facility during World War II.

And when you step outside the next day, after an amazing breakfast at The King’s Tavern, you can hop on the St. Simon’s Trolley and head to the historic Lighthouse. You can embark on a tour that will bring you into the intriguing and mystical Christ Church, which traces its origins all the way back to 1776. The magnificent wooded grounds enclose a cemetery of the earliest settlers to St. Simon’s – settlers that have tales to tell of battles, life and love. Then on to Fort Frederica for a history lesson to the extreme, where you will learn the monumental place this island holds in American history. From outdoor activities to the numerous unique shops and art galleries, a tour of St. Simons is an experience you will want for days on end.

Kindness surrounds you…

With a staff of amazing, friendly people who wish nothing more than for you to have the vacation of a lifetime, you will be constantly pampered. From massages in our Royal Treatment Cottage to relaxing with coffee in the elegant atrium lobby before heading out for the Friday Evening Seafood Buffet in the oceanfront Delegal Room - the historic centerpiece of the Resort – featuring original stained glass panoramas depicting scenes from St. Simons rich history and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean…the King and Prince staff offers nothing but warmth and charm.

THIS is Artistry!

Sunrise on St. Simons Island

St Simons Island Sunrise

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Why You Should Visit St. Simons Island

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Claudine Williams visited us last April.  Here’s what she has to say about her getaway on TripWolf.com

I drove through a dozen small towns to get from Atlanta  to the coast of Georgia. At first, I thought the towns were quaint pit-stops along miles and miles of road. Sometimes I’d see horses grazing on land along the two-lane highway. I kept thinking that there had to be a faster route to St. Simons Island. Couldn’t I take I-95 there? I barely saw any cars on the road as I trudged along at 45 miles per hour. I was tempted to go faster, but I knew that Georgia cops were nothing to play with.

I was to stay in the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. I had been grinding, putting in 16+ hour days writing, dealing with deadlines. At night, I usually fell asleep with my laptop on my bed, so I was more than ready to see what St. Simons Island and the King and Prince had to offer.

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort

A Family-Friendly Island

St. Simons is a laid-back island with a family-friendly vibe. There are no high-rises on the island, just plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, homes, a couple of golf courses, parks, and the beach. Unlike most beach communities, the majority of the people there are year-round residents. When the weather’s warm, residents head to the ocean for little rest and recreation. They meet under the trees in Neptune Park, the public park. The park has a playground, miniature golf, and a  pool. It is one the top hang-out spots in St. Simons. The cute shopping and entertainment district is the other hot-spot.

 

Shopping district on St. Simons Island

Shopping district on St. Simons Island

Lucky for me, island’s popular King and Prince resort is also near the ocean. I knew that I was getting closer to the resort when I saw a  golf cart driving down road. My room was not ready when I arrived at the hotel, but the first desk personnel offered to call my cell phone when it was all set.

King and Prince Resort and Spa

View from an oceanview room at the King and Prince Resort and Spa

A few minutes later, I moved into an oceanfront room with a king-sized bed. I opened the sliding glass doors and looked out at the pool and beyond at the ocean. The view was glorious, and so was the ocean breeze.

Touring St. Simons by Trolley

My car safely parked in the resort’s free lot, I took a trolley tour of the island, a cool way to see what the island is all about. With the windows wide open and a breeze blowing, we drove under massive canopy trees that reminded me of the Old South, ladies with parasols and gloved hands. Actually, people who love history would probably enjoy the trolley tour. The tour takes visitors to points of interest like the maritime center, the old lighthouse, and Bloody Marsh Battle site, the site of a 1700s battle between the British and Spaniards.

Maritime Center on St. Simons Island

We explored the island’s history at the Maritime Center

Seafood lovers would love the plentiful seafood at the island’s many restaurants. Shrimping and fishing are popular pastimes. I rode on the Lady Jane, a shrimping boat, and I felt just like Bubba from Forest Gump. I happen to love shrimp, so I was happy to learn that the shrimping industry is alive and well in Georgia.

A shrimp net from off the Georgia Coast

We went shrimping off of the Georgia coast

 

Before lunch at Haylards Restaurant, Chef Dave Snyder showed off a recent catch.

 

One Visit and You’re Hooked

When I think of the plentiful  seafood and the peaceful living on St. Simons Island, I want to hop in my car and take another trip to the island. The next time I visit, I’ll make sure that I take the Interstate to get there faster.

Fishing on St. Simon's Island

Cap Fendig demonstrates fishing techniques.

 

St. Simons Island

The easy life on St. Simons Island in Georgia

Family Travel: The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island Family Activities

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your family vacation!  Alicia Hagan celebrates our Family Friendly atmosphere on her blog, The Mommy Insider

Family Travel: The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island Family Activities

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For the next few days I am enjoying a stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.   Located on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia, this beautiful island is ranked as one of the top 10 in the country. With family-friendly adventures and amenities, there’s a potential to create many memories while visiting this island.  The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is on the list of historic places register in the United States.

The King and Prince Beach and Gold Resort

 

I’m looking forward to going shrimping aboard the “Lady Jane” with Captain Larry CreedleWednesday. Besides going shrimping on an authentic shrimp boat for the first time, I will learn about fishing ecology, which my 12-year-old son will appreciate learning about once I get home.  He loves anything to do with fishing so he’ll be thrilled to learn about shrimping.

Here is a brief overview of what The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and St Simons Island, GA has to offer.

Coastal Outdoor Adventure Camps 

This camping adventure strives to teach children how to appreciate nature, how to fish and how to swim. With a different theme every registration date, the Coastal Outdoor Adventure Camp is a family fun part of The King and Prince Beach Resort. There are multiple registration dates throughout the year, so that you can coordinate them with your vacation.Read more about Coastal Outdoor Adventure Camps here.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort pool and sandbox

Resort Activities

From yoga classes to swimming, there are dozens of options for families at this resort. There is a special activity coordinator that can help your group develop a schedule of child-friendly adventures.  Learn more about King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort activities here.

The King and Prince - St Simons Island


Bike Trails 

The King and Prince Resort is filled with beautiful forests and coastal shorelines. You canrent a bike from local bike shop, Ocean Motion, and take one of the scenic bike trails through certain parts of the island. The real point of interest is that your family can rent a bike called a surrey, which holds up to 9 people. It’s an amazing opportunity to bond with your family while exploring nature on vacation.

The King and Prince Resort doesn’t disappoint!