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9 Kid-Approved Activities for the Best St. Simons Island Vacation Ever!

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Summer Vacation on St. Simons Island
Summer vacations on St. Simons Island, GA. Photos provided by guests/previous photo contest winners.

Kids can be our toughest critics. If anyone is willing to tell you something isn’t fun, it’s going to be them. Shoot, sometimes they’ll say they aren’t having fun even when we know darned well they are. Here are several ideas to make sure the next time you pack the family up and head to St. Simons, you have the best trip ever!

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~ Build a Sandcastle ~ 

Or sand angel. Or dig a hole to China. Maybe your little one wants to see how many buckets of water they can run and dump in the sand. Doesn’t matter really what the game is; just bring a bucket, a shovel, and some sunscreen and they’ll be set for hours! If you don’t have room to bring buckets and a shovel in your carry-on, we sell them in our resort shop. If you have room to pack lots of beach toys, check out our list of beach must-haves for kids!


~ Explore the Island’s Bike Paths ~

A paved network of winding bike paths is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island and the Live Oak tree canopy makes plenty of shade as you and the fam trek around like locals. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from The King and Prince Resort). Call 912-638-5225 for more information. (Note: The tides on St. Simons Island make for hard sand that allows for biking on the beach. Definitely something unique you can enjoy here and not other beach destinations.)


~ Take a Swing on the Greens~

Depending on age, they may not be quite ready for a full round of 18 but we find our sidekicks are pretty darn content hitting range balls + cruising the golf course with Dad.

[Note, the Hampton Club offers youth camps during the summer. Contact the golf course at 912-634-0255 for details or click here.]


~ Tree Spirit Scavenger Hunt ~

Remember that bike adventure we just talked about? This is a TERRIFIC activity to couple with it! All you need is the map and your camera since you know you’re going to want proof of every Tree Spirit discovered. Tip, start in the Village area at The Golden Isles welcome center (529 Beachview Drive) so you can pick up a map.

Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

~ Become a Junior Ranger at Fort Frederica ~

Throughout the year, Fort Frederica offers special events and programs for kids such as the award-winning Junior Ranger program. Also offered is a historical archaeology day-camp during the summer. History is cool + kids have a blast here. Besides, nothing will make you appreciate the size of your home quite like seeing the size of living quarters with a shared fireplace!


~ Swings + Sundaes  ~

It’s important to pause while on vacation to make sure you soak it all in. We recommend grabbing a frontrow seat to the Ocean and ordering a Shipwreck Sundae from ECHO. [At $5, this activity can fit into almost any budget AND you can pretend it’s for the kiddos!]

Ice Cream Sundae at ECHO
Shipwreck Ice Cream Sundae at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA.


~ Explore the Open Water ~

Every family is a little different but St. Simons Island has options for everyone! From Dolphin Tours with Cap to shrimping aboard The Lady Jane to classy cruises on the String of Pearls to fishing charters with Liquid Assets, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Golden Isles from the water. Interested in seeing more options? All of our Water Activities can be found here.


~ Climb the Lighthouse ~

It’s not everyday you can  see, climb, and explore a Lighthouse or the Keeper’s Dwellings. Make sure to notice what’s below you as you make your way around at the top. Bonus: You can use your birds eye view of the entire Village including the Neptune Park Fun Zone, miniature golf, and the fishing pier to plan your very next Island adventure!


~ KP Kid Perks ~

Staying at The King and Prince Resort? You and the kiddos will have access to our main pool area which has 2 kiddie pools + a sand pit in addition to our main heated pool. During the Summer, you + the fam can enjoy full pool service from the Sea Shack (think frozen drinks, kid’s menus + more) plus a variety of kids activities throughout the day by the pool deck.


Still want more? If you’re curious to see ALL of the activities our Island has to offer? Click here  for our most comprehensive list broken down by category.

Explore St. Simons Island During Your Next Meeting or Retreat

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Beach on St. Simons Island

When meeting planners are looking for a location for their next event, they are looking for several things. Some of those are price, amenities and of course, location. Our resort is conveniently located just minutes off of I-95 and just steps from the ocean’s edge! Because of our proximity to the ocean, and the abundance of activities and sight-seeing on the island, it makes our resort the perfect meeting destination. Here are some places worth seeing while you are attending your next meeting.

Shrimping aboard The Lady Jane: This is a one of a kind tour that you will not experience anywhere else! The two hour tour takes you through St. Simons Sound where they drag the nets and show you what is living in our waters. What will you see besides lots of shrimp? Jellyfish, baby sharks, puffer fish, blue crab, horseshoe crabs and maybe even a sea turtle! Individual tickets can be purchased or you can ask them about a private tour for your whole group.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: Visit one of only three working lighthouses in the state of Georgia. The lighthouse and museum is located in the pier village area which is one mile from our resort. Take a tour and learn about the rich maritime history of the island. Don’t forget to climb the 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view.

Sailboat Rentals: Take advantage of our location by renting a sailboat or taking sailing lessons from a pro! Barry’s Beach Service offers sailboat rentals as well as sailing lessons, paddleboard rentals and kayak rentals. Give your attendees something to talk about for months to come with this unique experience.