Posts Tagged ‘The King and Prince Resort’

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

The magical allure of St. Simons Island

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Tom Plant of WINEormous.com has written a series of blogs about his visit and the southern culinary traditions he enjoyed… and he can’t wait to come back!  Global Writes published his latest article about his unforgettable experience.

It’s only been a few months since my visit, but I miss Saint Simons Island, Georgia, tremendously. The majestic King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort was my home for my all too brief visit, and I left feeling officially spoiled.

Let us spoil you!  Call 800-342-0212 today.

Atlanta area vacationers, fly Delta and avoid the long drive!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Did you know that Delta Airlines services Brunswick Golden Isles Airport directly from Atlanta?  A 40-minute flight puts you a 20-minute drive from The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  If you’re traveling between August and December, check out this deal!  For more information, visit www.delta.com.  The airport code is BQK.

Glynn County Airport CommissionAIRPORT UPDATE 

July 24, 2012

 

 

Gateway to Georgia’s Golden Isles

BQK

Brunswick Golden Isles Airport

FREE PARKING

www.flygcairports.com

FLY BETWEEN ATLANTA & BRUNSWICK

FOR JUST $173.60!

Plan now for August-December travel

Brunswick Golden Isles Airport to/from Atlanta

Roundtrip just $173.60 including ALL taxes/fees

The fine print:

  • Purchase by July 30
  • Fly Monday-Saturday
  • Travel between August 21 and December 13, 2012
  • Limited availability
  • Blackout Dates: Sept. 3, Nov. 17, 20, 21, & 24 – 26

St. Simons Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 15th, 2012

“Atlanta Moms” blog founder Alicia Hagan has a fun and unique idea to explore St. Simons… make it a scavenger hunt!  Read this and more of Alicia’s stories at www.atlantamoms.com

Make a Trip to St. Simons Island Fun and Educational with a Scavenger Hunt!

by Alicia on JUNE 8, 2012

Since my recent trip to The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island I have been very interested in the history of St. Simons Island.  St. Simons Island is a fun and historical destination that your whole family will enjoy. This special destination graces the corner of Georgia’s coast and was called “San Simone” by 16th century Spanish explorers.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

With it carries many historical sites and monuments such as the beautiful St. Simons Island Lighthouse which dates back to 1804. Unfortunately, the original lighthouse was destroyed by the Confederate Army in 1862. A new lighthouse was then erected twenty five feet from the original site in 1872 and is a welcome sight for visitors who want to climb the 129 stairs to the top to get a spectacular view of the whole island.

Christ Church - St. Simons Island, Georgia

Other interesting landmarks include the Christ Church which was first erected back in 1820 although history states that religious services were being held on that site prior to 1776. The first structure was partially destroyed by the Union Army between the states and the current church was rebuilt in 1884. You can enjoy the current Christ Church with its beautiful and glorious stained glass windows. The grounds of the church is set in a natural wooded surroundings with a cemetery that includes graves from settlers of years ago.

Maritime Museum on St. Simons Island

A fun adventure with tons of history for adults and children alike can be found at the beautiful Maritime Center. Here you can visit seven galleries full of information about the beaches, marshes and forests. Learn their relationship to factors with the area coast guards and historic military.There is so much to do and a lot to learn when visiting St. Simons Island as part of a family vacation. You can take a trolley ride throughout the area to visit various memorable sites including the lighthouse and museum.
The Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation offers a glimpse into the lives of the planters and slaves some 200 years ago. You can tour the home on this plantation as well as all the old farm equipment still displayed in the barn.

Have fun that’s also educational, with a St. Simons Island Scavenger hunt!

St. Simons Island Scavenger Hunt

A great activity would be a fun scavenger hunt at which time you can locate major points of interest such as the lighthouse, museum, the church and the famous Gascoigne Bluff. The Gascoigne Bluff is a Native American campground. During Colonial Days, this area became Georgia’s first naval base.

During your St. Simons Island scavenger hunt you and your kids can have fun by making notes of each point of interest visited, gathering memorabilia and taking photos to reflect on all you have learned. Compare your findings with those who joined in this activity to see who got the most information and varying types of historic collectibles.


Other great activities families can enjoy while at this beautiful picturesque vacation destination:

  • Swimming or walking along the endless beaches with undisturbed nature and miles of unspoiled, perfect coastlines.
  • Your family can go bicycling along the coast as well as canoeing, kayaking and many other water sports that are great for adults and kids.

The beauty of St. Simons Island is breathtaking.  There aren’t too many vacation destinations where your family can enjoy so many activities for fun and have a historic venture, all in one.

Spring Break & Easter on the Georgia Coast

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This past week brought many spring breakers to St. Simons Island.  With many schools  on break, The King and Prince was filled with families and visitors looking for some sun and fun.  We had many festivities planned all week long for our guests.  From sunrise stretch to face painting and beach games, there was something for everyone to enjoy.   The brand new pool complex was packed with people soaking up sun and enjoying tasty treats from the Ocean Terrace Grille.  To celebrate the holiday weekend, The Resort put on an Easter Egg Hunt with the a special visit from the Easter Bunny.  It was a great week for young and old alike.   Take a look at the fun:

Holidays at The King and Prince: 2011 Edition

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

It has been another great holiday season at The King and Prince!  Right after Thanksgiving our staff worked hard to decorate the hotel with trees, garlands, poinsettias and our huge tree in the Resort lobby. We also had gingerbread houses on display created by local elementary students and King and Prince employees.  Festivities throughout the month included visits with Santa, a choir performance and a family holiday party. Here are some pictures from the month long festivities.

 

 

 

 

 

Brunswick Stewbilee in Brunswick, Georgia

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

This past weekend, The King and Prince Resort competed in the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee.  The event was on Saturday October 22 at the waterfront Mary Ross Park in Brusnwick Georgia (15 minutes from the Resort).  There were numerous festivities all day long.  The kick off was a one mile fun run and a 5K.  Following this was the “Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade.” Owners showed off their pets in a variety of creative costumes.  An employee of the King and Prince, Amanda’s pet won first place in the small dog category for being dressed as an Animal Cracker.  It was adorable! There was live entertainment all day and of course the main attraction, the brunswick stew contest!   There were 32 cooking teams that supplied their stew for the competition.  We served up over a thousand samplings to attendees.  It was our first time competing in the contest and are proud to say we were a finalist!  Our stew (and decorations) were definitely first place in our book!

K&P Staff at Stewbilee

Mrs. Kathy passing out the samples

Awesome volunteers!

Vinny serving it up

‘Stewy’ the boar

Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island, Georgia 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort participated for the very first time in the Shrimp and Grits Festival on Jekyll Island. The event was three days long from September 16th to 18th and began with a $3 sample night on Friday. Live music continued all 3 days with arts and crafts vendors as well. There were thousands of people who attended, it was kid friendly and had a great vibe. The festival is held at a perfect time of year and is located on the gorgeous, historical grounds of Jekyll Island. The King and Prince served up Shrimp & Grits in a Tasso Cream Sauce all weekend long and it was fabulous! We were thrilled that our recipe was liked by all and are looking forward to serving it in our restaurant in the near future. Our Food and Beverage Director, Vinny D’Agostino and Executive Chef, Robyn Gomez are very excited about entering the cooking competition next year and hope to see you there. Want to try our Tasso Cream Shimp & Grits at home?  Here’s the Recipe for this amazing dish.

Gift Basket Ideas for Your Destination Wedding at the King and Prince

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Since you won’t be able to greet all your guests personally upon arrival, a welcome bag (or peach basket on St. Simons Island, GEORGIA) is a great way to touch base with them right away.  Here are a few suggestions on what to include.

(1) A Welcome Letter.  Tell your guests how happy you are that they’ve made the trip with a short and sweet note.  For simplicity’s sake, use your computer to type and print the letters, but sign each on in ink for a personal touch.

(2) A Detailed Schedule.  List all of the weekend’s events, including any optional ones.  Be sure to mention any extra costs for activities such as tours, lessons, sports activities, and so on.

(3) Key Contact Information.  Tell your guests how to reach the people you’ve designated as go-to contacts.  Don’t include your contact info — most people won’t feel comfortable bothering you, and you’ll have enough on your mind already.

(4) Map of the Area.  The resort and the island have a lot to offer.  Make sure your guests make the most of their trip.

(5) Info on Local Transportation.  The trolley schedule and the phone numbers of local taxi companies will help your guests get around when they’re on their own.

(6) List of Local Restaurants.  Include restaurant descriptions, locations, phone numbers, and price info along with a selection of menus from places that deliver.

(7) Local Entertainment Guide.  Pick up the latest copy of Elegant Island Living and High Tide Guide for guests to be in the know.

(8) Thematic Snacks.  A taste of locally made food and drink will introduce your guests to the destination’s delicacies and help them avoid raiding the minibar.  Try to include both savory and sweet things to satisfy different cravings.  And since your guests are on vacation too, it’s nice to greet them with a celebratory drink — a bottle of wine or a beautifully labeled bottle of lemonade.

(9) Destination Essentials.  Anticipate little things your guests will appreciate having at the King and Prince:  sunscreen and a pair of flip-flops or a visor at the beach; a sweet-smelling bug repellent for the golf course; a token to pay putt-putt down at The Pier.  And no matter where you are, disposable cameras and bottled water are always welcome.

Courtesy of The Knot

Christmas at The King and Prince

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is decorated for the holiday season.  There are numerous trees, poinsettias and garland decorating the entire hotel.

Toys for Tots dropoff location

Toys for Tots at The King and Prince

In the lobby is our 24 foot Leland Cypress Tree from Greene’s Tree Farm in Douglas.  Under the Christmas Tree, we had a collection of toys for our Annual Toys For Tots Drive.

In our lobby across from the Delegal Dining Room is a display of gingerbread houses.  Children from local elementary schools decorated gingerbread houses for us to display through the holidays.   The King and Prince Staff had a gingerbread building contest.  Seven departments submitted houses to be judged.  It was a great team building activity for our employees.  Houskeeping Department won first place and the Front Office came in second.  Honorable Mention went to the Food and Beverage Department for their replica of The King and Prince Hotel.

gingerbread house pictures

Gingerbread Houses at The King and Prince

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