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Relax, Reconnect, and Rejuvenate

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Patricia King’s article describes the King and Prince in great detail from its accommodations and dining to the relaxing amenities.

Relax, Reconnect, and Rejuvenate at the King and Prince

Posted on April 12, 2011 by savvytraveling

The King and Prince Beach Resort

An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The historic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is the only luxury hotel on beautiful and charming St. Simons Island, GA, located 60 miles north of Jacksonville, FL; 65 miles south Savannah, GA. It is situated at the southeast end of St. Simons Island, where the island’s best beaches are. There’s so much going on at King and Prince that their activities merit a separate article.

Now in its 76th year, the King and Prince is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Guest Rooms

On arrival, we were greeted at a hotel reception desk and shown to our room.  The room was spacious and very well furnished with a comfortablesofa, coffee table, a work desk with two chairs, a big flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a room safe and a bed, of course. The bathroom was huge and the toiletries provided were beautifully presented in environmentally friendly packaging.

There was also a small balcony with two chairs and a table. This was very

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King Ocean View Room

comfortable both for snacking and for being able to use our computers outside. The resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout so this was very handy, as it enabled both of us to go online at the same time.

For those who don’t take their own computers everywhere with them, the resort also provides a business center where guests can go online using the resort’s computers, which are equipped with printers in case you need to print anything out.

During the check-in process we were given an attractive map of the resort to help us get oriented. As well as the guest accommodation, there are several public areas for guests to eat, drink, and play, or just sit quietly enjoying the superb views of the white sandy beach facing the Atlantic Ocean.

There is an array of guest accommodations (including seasonal and special discounts) for every style and budget:

  • Resort Guest Rooms Located in the historic buildings with ocean, partial ocean or resort views, the resort’s most economically-priced guest rooms offer one king or two queen beds, yet offer the luxurious décor.
  • Beach Villas and Guesthouses:  These two- and three-bedroom villas offer a patio or balcony with either an ocean front or partial ocean view, combining living and dining room and a fully equipped kitchen with place settings for eight. Both the North and South Villas include their own pools and separate gated parking areas. 
  • Resort Residences:  The King and Prince presents these seven gracious Guest Homes, each with its own highly unique ambiance and features.

The resort has three swimming pools:  A heated indoor pool and hot tub, and two outdoor pools.

Dining

The historic Delegal Dining Room, famed for its stunning stained glass window murals and ocean vistas, hosts the resort’s “Southern Charm Sunday Brunch” as well as the Legendary Friday Night Seafood Buffet and other holiday buffets.

The other restaurants:

  • The Atrium Café Opens daily at 6:30 a.m., featuring Freshly Brewed Starbucks Premium Coffees, Tazo Teas, fresh fruit, pastries, juices and energy drinks. Allowour baristas to assist you in your wake up process each morning;
  • The King’s Tavern is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers the only ocean front dining on St. Simons Island. Offering a delicious selection of fresh local delights, dine ocean side choosing from chef inspired soups, salads and sandwiches or try the signature Low Country Shrimp & Grits,
  • Paradise Beach Bar and Grill Open daily at 11:00 a.m. March through October weather permitting.  This is where island time truly begins and where food and fun become one. This is ocean front dining at its best. Enjoy an ultra-casual lunch with a wide variety of choices, as well as their signature cocktails like the King & Prince Lifesaver or the Confusion in Paradise.

The Royal Treatment

 

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The Royal Treatment Cottage

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Massage at The King and Prince

For those who like being pampered there is the award-winning Royal Treatment Cottage, which offers a wide variety of treatments.  Most of the treatments are derived from traditional Eastern traditions dating back thousands of years and given a contemporary take. You can choose from the custom cottage, Swedish, therapeutic or sports-specific treatment, as well as reflexology and aromatherapy.

The setting is an historic beach cottage on the resort grounds just steps from the sands and seabreezes of the Atlantic. Here an intimate seaside retreat has been created where the utmost attention is given to experiences that soothe and treatments that rejuvenate.

The front porch with its comfy chaises invite you into the calming atmosphere inside where the casual warmth and refreshing decor of a quaint beach cottage are right at home with its indulgent and therapeutic elements. A fireside relaxation lounge, changing cabanas and quiet treatment rooms all ensure a tranquil experience. And while at The Royal Treatment Cottage for their treatments, guests enjoy the use of robes, sandles and totes for personal belongings. Complimentary bottled water is provided with juices and teas available.

As you can see, the resort has everything for those seeking tranquility and, as you’ll also see from my next articles about leisure activities and dining at the King and Prince, there’s lots to do. However, it’s worth a mention that the resort does not only cater to vacationers. You can also do business in this amazing environment.

There is more than 10, 000 sq. ft. of ocean front meeting, conference and function space, with premier catering, wedding, and special event services. The Sydney Lanier Ballroom can accommodate 70 to 350 people and offers teleconferencing, as well as state-of-the-art audio and video facilities.

Finally, it’s definitely worth mentioning the staff. The staff was truly excellent. They did everything they could to ensure the comfort of their guests, and I really couldn’t praise them highly enough.
I had spent four days at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, GA, fine dining at a fantastic hotel restaurants, touring the island and making new friends with the local residents I met in the village.  My nights were spent in the newly renovated room cushioned in a king-sized bed in the resort’s Oceanfront Building featuring dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the resort’s pools and the Atlantic Ocean.

On this last day I sat alone on the steps leading to the beach on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.  In the pre-dawn darkness, a cup of coffee in hand, I anxiously waited to greet the day.

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St. Simons Island Beach

The clear, starry sky had whispers of clouds.   The air was absolutely silent, but filled with the salty smell of the sea.  The deep purple night gradually gave way to shades of red.  Day was at last beginning.

As the sun rose, the first sight was the arc of yellow shimmered on the ocean like an impressionist’s painting.  Sea birds and people seemed to show up at the same time.  I caught sight of baby dolphins coming up for air as they made their way out to sea with the ebbing tides.  Flocks of geese made their way north in their famous v-formations.  It was the perfect end to a perfect vacation.

All in all, if you’re planning a luxury holiday in the Georgia Sea Islands I suggest you look a bit further than the usual well-known haunts and give St. Simons a try. And if you do decide to visit St. Simons, then where better to stay than the King and Prince Resort?

In a Nutshell:

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road

St. Simons Island, Georgia, 31522

Reservations: (800)-342-0212

Direct: (912) 638-3631

 Getting There:

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is located on historic St. Simons Island in Georgia and is easily accessible by either car or air. Island exits from I-95 are just 15 minutes from St. Simons. The Jacksonville International Airport is just 60 miles away and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is less than 70 miles away. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is a quick 20-minute drive, with three incoming Delta Connection flights daily.

Spotlight on The King and Prince

Monday, April 25th, 2011

 

This article by Sheila Gaspers published on the Tango Diva Blog introuduces St. Simons Island and King and Prince with some history and description of the area.  She then provides information on The King and Prince Resort and its amenities.

Spotlight: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort – St. Simons Island, Georgia

April 13th, 2011 by Sheila

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Georgia welcomes thousands of visitors to its coast each year. The natural beauty and the rich history of its barrier islands, treasured living sanctuaries, are important to the Georgia Coast’s continued universal tourism appeal and year-round draw.

Georgia Coastal Marsh

St. Simons Island is counted among Georgia’s four barrier islands that are accessible by car. This important distinction combined with St. Simons proximity to Historic Savannah, Atlanta and North Florida, has moved the island up the ranks to a top pick position as a preferred Southeast vacation destination.

Pristine family friendly beaches, miles of hiking and biking trails, unique shopping and unlimited dining options, combined with the region’s cultural, historical and natural assets keep visitors coming back for more.

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Prior to World War II, the island’s tourism efforts suffered; St. Simons struggled to compete with the newly fashionable hot spots like Palm Beach. Moreover, the island culture was lacking – essentially too conservative to retain and attract visitors and new residents.

It was only when the island’s only private beach and dance club, changed hands and rose to new hospitality heights that positive change ensued. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort celebrating over 76 years of service this year, has been instrumental in shaping and defining the island experience. The resort has received countless awards. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and an active member of Historic Hotels of America, the resort is true to its rich historical roots. An illustrious past and a reputation for superior service, refined accommodations and savory cuisine have elevated the King and Prince Resort to a status well worthy of its title as ”the island’s most cherished retreat”.

Sweeping ocean views, spectacular sunsets, and quiet magical moments…are the norm at this beautiful seaside resort.

A welcomed change from the urban jungle, island life is slow and easy. Everything is within reach by bike or foot. Serenity reigns supreme. One learns quickly that all schedules adhere to island time.

The King & Prince Resort is committed to keeping guests happily engaged. Activities abound! There are five pools, a fitness center, jacuzzi, tennis courts and miles of oceanfront beach.

And, to the delight of many…there is Golf…and a Spa.

The newly renovated 18-hole PAR 72 Golf Course is located offsite just minutes away on the north end of the island. The King & Prince Golf Course at Hampton Club, designed by legendary architect Joe Lee is best known for its unparalleled scenic beauty – dramatic moss-draped oaks, vast salt marshes, lagoons and lakes that are woven throughout the green. The near $4 million facelift enhanced and expanded the course; a new irrigation system, a chipping green, fairway bunkers and a variety of quality grasses were among the upgrades. Avid Golfers can take a sneak peak by accessing the 3D animated fly-over tour online. Director of Sales, Bud St. Pierre is a huge fan of the new hi-tech tour – “It’s an in-depth virtual tour where one can see bridges, bunkers, shapes of the ponds, sprawling live oaks, expansive marsh views and more. It even includes a full course map, score card and vibrant photos.”

Resort Guest Rates start at $79 per person (includes green fees and half-cart)

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The Spa, suitably named The Royal Treatment Cottage, operates out of a small converted 3 bedroom bungalow within the resort complex. Guests can enjoy massage treatments that span a variety of disciplines and techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Services are limited at this time so book ahead.

Location: St. Simons Island – Georgia Coast. Easy access from I-95 (exits 29, 36 or 39). Less than 70 miles from Jacksonville International Airport and the Savannah Airport.

Rooms & Rates: 195 Guest Rooms. Rates are Seasonal. Range: $119-$1000

Contact Reservations for Special Package Savings.

There is an impressive selection to please even the most discerning travel diva – from modern to historic, standard room to oversized suite, and ocean to resort views. The resort also offers a 2 or 3 bedroom villa complete with a full kitchen, spacious living area, patio and/or balcony, as well as, a private building pool and hot tub. For those who desire ultimate luxury and privacy, you can choose from one of six unique residences.

Visit the resort’s website for full descriptions and floorplans.

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My top picks for the ultimate girlfriend getaway: (1) The Tabby House, a luxurious Mediterranean style retreat with wrap-around porches on two levels; (2) the Wesley Cottage, a quaint one-story/one bedroom beach bungalow with kitchen, living & dining room, pull out sleeper sofa, as well as, a private backyard surrounded by its very own white picket fence; (3) The Oleander Building’s Ocean View Room, offering quiet comfort with 2 queen beds and private balcony.

Standard In-Room Amenities: Telephone, Digital Clock, Hair Dryer, Coffee-Maker, Large Flat Screen TV, DVD/CD Player, Mini-fridge, quality bath toiletries, and complimentary Wi-Fi Access.

Restaurants & Bars: You don’t need to look beyond the resort grounds for the finest authentic Southern cuisine and the Georgia Coast’s freshest seafood. Think Wild Georgia Shrimp…and you are a goner from the moment you arrive!

From formal to casual settings, the resort offers some of the best dining on the island.

The Friday Night Seafood Buffet is legendary and should not be missed!

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Hosted in a phenomenal historic setting, the resort’s oceanfront Delegal Room adorned with 11 stained glass window masterpieces depicting scenes of island history, this elaborate buffet dinner is an unforgettable sumptuous feast guaranteed to tantalize all your senses.

Do not dismay…satisfy those next day hunger pangs at the hotel’s Kings Tavern or outdoor Paradise Beach Bar & Grill.

Fresh, Healthy, Fresh and Delicious are on the menu 24/7!

The King and Prince Resort invites you to unwind in the sunshine and frolic in the ocean surf.

Relax, renew and revel in the simple pleasures of this Coastal Georgia gem.

Book your escape package today online or call: 800-342-0212

For all your Coastal Georgia travel planning needs, visit the Brunswick-Golden Isles Tourism website or call 800-933-COAST.

For “St. Simons Discovery” recommendations, please check my blog posts for insights – from fun outings to food – that will inspire and enhance your island adventure.

The Royal Treatment Cottage

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Ava Roxanne Stritt blogs her second article about The King and Prince.  This time she raves about her massage at The Royal Treatment Cottage.

The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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Welcome to The Royal Treatment Cottage

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Royal Treatment Cottage

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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Relax at the Spa!

When visiting St. Simons one must be sure to not miss The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Resort Golf and Spa Resort. When entering the cottage you automatically feel as if your dearest oldest friend called to invite you over to her island cottage and when she so graciously answered the door you found that she had turned her entire home into a spa cottage – just for you.

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Inside The Royal Treatment Cottage

Immediately upon entering it is as if the only goal here is for you to feel relaxed and at ease. Comfort seems to be a priority here and that is what you get. In the lounge you are offered a cup of tea or whatever your palette desires. Yes you can hear the ocean sounds here, since you are only a few feet from the ocean. Also it is only steps from The King and Prince Resort Golf and Spa Resort, which alone is a treat.

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The Royal Treatment Cottage Lounge

When you are ready to disrobe here, you are given a lovely tote with the name of the spa embroidered on it. Soon these lovely totes may be available to purchase to take home with you, but for now it will safeguard your belongings and travel with you throughout your experience. Don’t worry though you do not have to carry it yourself if you do not want to. For that matter, no one at The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Golf and Spa Resort on St. Simon’s Island expects you to lift a finger.

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Treatment Room inside the Royal Treatment Cottage

A massage here will leave you without a care in the world, so much so that you may need to not plan anything much for the rest of the day. Just enjoy your day of Zen from the beginning to end. The treatments here are customized to your own personal needs. If you are unsure of which to one to reserve the thorough masseuse will ask you a few questions to make sure your needs are met. Do not be shy about any questions here, since the feeling of being in a friend’s spa cottage continues throughout your visit. All here have a true caring touch whether making your ears feel loved during a massage to serving your tea.

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Treatment Rooms inside the Royal Treatment Cottage

Also found here are herbal neck wraps that are unmatched anywhere else. Drop by to pick some up for gifts. Also take a look at the lovely array of lotions with island aromas with either a soothing or uplifting scent.

To continue your experience stay at The King and Prince Spa and Golf Resort in one of their many types of accommodations that includes deluxe rooms, suites, villas and cottages. The most popular of which is the Tabby Cottage that sits just steps from The Royal Treatment Cottage.

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The Tabby House

For more information visit:

The King and Prince Resort

Treasures Found on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Ava Roxanne Stritt blogs about her recent stay at The King and Prince and the many activities she discovered on St. Simons Island.

Treasures Found on St. Simons Island – The King and Prince Resort

Monday, April 04, 2011

St Simons Island Hotel

The King and Prince Resort

When passing by a doorman when entering a resort you expect to hear “Be Our Guest”, but would you expect this out of each and every resident in the entire town? You have not just arrived to Fantasy Island, but visit St. Simons Island and you may wonder if you have found yourself in a mystical place.  A place where everyone may not know your name, but sure act as if they want to get to know you.  This has to be the most hospitable town around even for the South.  It is enchanted by many locals who are the most gracious hosts around; whether you are in their establishment or just crossing the street.  It is as if their goal in life is to make sure that each and every visitor to the island has the most enjoyable vacation of their life!

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St Simons Island Beach

Close your eyes, now imagine a sleepy little quaint southern town; add a historic resort The King and Prince, an ocean, a white sandy beach, fine dining with top chefs, loads of bike trails, plenty of nature and yes even a spa cottage.  The result is a place that many may not believe still exists.  While there one will discover that St. Simon’s Island is a real live breathing town with two schools, opening day little league baseball and community residents with lifetimes of stories.  When you travel to St. Simons, you too get to become a local.  Hang out by the village pier for the 5 o’clock breezes and you may even be privy to some local gossip.

In the coming days I will be sharing more about this amazing destination where one can get lost in being a foodie, a cyclist, an art lover, a beach bum and more!

I look forward to telling you about the treasures I found on the island while staying at The King and Prince Resort!