A Guide to a Couple’s Getaway on St. Simons Island

St Simon’s Island is a magical place to getaway on a romantic trip, a relaxing vacation or seaside wedding. With pristine and quiet beaches, world-class and spas, rich history and fantastic dining options, St. Simons is an ideal vacation destination for couples.

~Beaches and Waterways:

East Beach is the most popular site for a beach wedding. It is the deepest on the Island and at low tide has ample room for a ceremony or a quiet stroll.

East Beach

Neptune Park, overlooking St. Simons Sound, is the Island’s most popular park. Visitors can picnic, take a trolley tour of the island, fish off the pier, walk the pathway, or relax on a bench while spotting native wildlife.

Neptune Park

~ Accommodations:

Celebrated for romantic escapes, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is a luxurious oceanfront resort with an unparalleled assortment of amenities. It offers specials for every season and resort packages for golfing, massages, breakfast and more. The King and PrinceBeach & Golf Resort is the perfect destination for memorable wedding weekends. It offers endless amenities and locations for everything from bridesmaid brunches to big band receptions and everything in between.

The King and Prince Resort

St. Simons Inn by the Lighthouse boasts 34 stately, uniquely decorated rooms. We also offer special amenities, like breakfast, and discount sightseeing passes.

St. Simons Inn

~ Spas

Relax and restore your body and mind with a rejuvenating spa day with a couples massage.  The Royal Treatment Cottage at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers massage therapies and treatments, both traditional and customized.

~ Step Back into History

A perfect way to explore St. Simons is to uncover its rich and romantic history. Tour the Island and step back in time and view antebellum homes, distinguished live oaks and a working lighthouse that has guided travelers for centuries.

The St. Simons Lighthouse still serves as an active aid to navigation for ships entering St. Simons Sound. The Lighthouse Museum is a two-story Victorian structure that was the home of lighthouse keepers from 1872 until the 1950s.

 

 

The A.W. Jones Heritage Center serves as Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s headquarters. Exhibits on local history are on display in the Gallery Hall and other educational programs in our Event Hall. The Hall is also available for weddings and other events.

 

~ Dining

ECHO, located at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, is the island’s only oceanfront restaurant and bar. Serving classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, the atmosphere is casual and friendly. Perfect for drinks after coming in from the pool or an evening out.

For more than 20 years Crabdaddy’s has been a St. Simons Island favorite among locals and island visitors. House specialities included local fresh grilled, blackened, steamed and fried seafood; hand selected steaks with local farmer chosen vegetables, locally requested family recipes and “to die for” desserts.

~ Shopping

The Pier Village Market is home to 15 different shops within “the huts” in the village of Saint Simons Island and serves as the downtown social hub .

 

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