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“Georgia Sea Islands” Listed in National Geographic’s Top Rated List

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Georgia Sea Islands, which describes the islands off the coast of Georgia and includes St. Simons Island, were listed in the National Geographic Top Rated List for the first time ever.

Read about all 99 Coastal Destinations or about the Sea Islands rating.

Traveler’s annual destination scorecard focuses on 99 coastal areas, from Italy to Mozambique. A panel of 340 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship rates this geographically and culturally representative sample of the world’s waterside locales.

Score: 74

Native Americans, British soldiers, African slaves, and wealthy late 19th-century vacationers have all left their marks on Georgia’s sun-soaked barrier islands. Local residents have worked to safeguard relics of this multi-layered history. The islands’ ecology is also in good shape. Though pressure to overbuild is mounting, most islands remain either “undeveloped or tastefully developed.”

Here is a representative sampling of additional anonymous comments from the panelists. They are not necessarily the views of the National Geographic Society:

“Few places on the Atlantic coast are as well preserved as the barrier islands of Georgia. Cumberland Island is managed by the National Park Service, Jekyll Island is a Georgia state park, Sapelo and Ossabaw Islands are largely undeveloped, and even Sea Island and St. Simon’s Island are tastefully developed at low scale and density.”

“Very pretty and low-key. There is some development, but in general it seems to be under control. Beaches are wide and flat, and they slope gently into the water. This makes for relaxing, family-friendly beach activity. Towns can get crowded in high season, but they have retained a sense of cultural identity.”

“Beautiful setting and shaded by abundant live oaks. In addition to beautiful white beaches, the islands offer visitors access to many historic and archaeological sites. There has been pressure to overdevelop, but smart land-use planning has led to a nice mix of preservation and development.”

Enter to Win a Family Vacation at The King and Prince!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Do you have a funny story about a family vacation gone wrong? Become a fan of The King and Prince on Facebook, post your family vacation mishap story on our wall and you could win a 2 night stay in an Oceanfront Beach Villa! Contest ends 8/13/10. This is a $1,000 value!!!

The Ocean Front Villas offer a living/dining room combo as well as two bedrooms and two full baths.

Memorial Day is on the way…..

Friday, May 14th, 2010

***Update: Since this post was written, the resort and restaurant have undergone extensive renovations. Click here to view photos, menus, and more information about ECHO.

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.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. St. Simons Island, GA.

Relax by one of our 4 outdoor pools, dine poolside at The Paradise Beach Bar & Grill, and let us pamper you at The Royal Treatment Cottage!

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