Posts Tagged ‘Resort Amenities’

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

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.

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


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!

Patti Davis Writes About Stay at King and Prince

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

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

By Patti Davis

April 7, 2011

“What kid in all of us wouldn’t want to find treasure?” – Cap Fendig, St. Simons native and 2008 presidential candidate

St. Simons Island is that gleaming treasure.  Choose a five hour drive, or a quick flight from Atlanta, as you travel back to a more gracious era. If St. Simons is the treasure, then the crowning jewel is The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Opened as a seaside dance club in 1935, you feel enveloped in history as you step inside the grand lobby. Overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, it is not hard to imagine Jay Gatsby holding court while enjoying a gin and tonic at the bar.

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The King and Prince Resort


With a wide variety of rooms, villas and private cottages, the resort has something for everyone. You may select a romantic king-bedded room facing oceanfront or a cottage for the entire family that has a full kitchen with all the amenities. All you have to do is pick up some fresh Georgia shrimp for the grill.

Four outdoor pools and two hot tubs dot the property, with an additional heated indoor pool adjacent to the lobby. If golf is your passion, complimentary transportation whisks you to the resort’s Hampton Club Golf Course, while giving you a guided tour of the island as an added bonus. Do you crave a massage? Wander over to the cozy Royal Treatment Cottage to release any stress.

The Friday night seafood buffet at the Delegal Dining Room is not to be missed. Trays are laden with crab legs, fried and freshly shucked oysters, boiled, fried and sauteed shrimp along with a carving station and an impressive array of side dishes and desserts. A signature dish of pecan-encrusted tilapia in an amaretto sauce had me wishing I had asked for the recipe. If you are looking for a place off-property, try Saltwater Cowboy, just outside the entrance to the resort for delicious steak.

The King and Prince truly is the epitome of southern charm.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia, 31522
Reservations: (800)-342-0212
Direct: (912) 638-3631

The Royal Treatment Cottage

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

HandsandHeadThe Royal Treatment Cottage is the latest edition to our luxury guest amenities. We are thrilled to present the new luxury massage treatment services to our guests!  You’ve requested it, and we listened.  Your luxury beach vacation just got a little more luxurious.

One of the historic beach cottages on our grounds has been renovated and designed with you in mind.  Your relaxation, your enjoyment, and your recuperation were all in our minds as The Royal Treatment Cottage was created.

We know that sometimes the littlest details can make all the difference.  Guests are provided with amenities such as robes, sandals and totes as well as bottled water.  The casual atmosphere invites you with all the warmth and elegance of a quaint beach cottage.  The fireside relaxation lounge and quiet treatment rooms ensure a calming experience.

Our treatments focus on all of the most preferred massage disciplines including side-by-side massages for couples and custom therapies. The licensed massage therapists will help to melt away your tensions, aches, and pains.  Whether it is a deeply satisfying Swedish Massage, a Reflexology foot treatment, or an Aromatherapy Massage we hope you feel the benefits to both body and soul.  Alleviate your stress and restore your well-being at The Royal Treatment Cottage.  We invite you to get away to our serene ocean side spa retreat!