Things to do at St Simons islands

A hidden gem just a few hours drive from Atlanta, GA or Jacksonville, FL is this group of four beautiful barrier islands on a 100 mile coast of Georgia called the Golden isles. This comprises of St Simons island, Sea island, Jekyll island, Little St Simons island and Historic Brunswick.

Thanks to The King and Prince resort for having me at their property, I was able to experience this beautiful town and their Southern hospitality.

The King and Prince resort sits at the oceanfront over looking the Atlantic ocean. I was at the Oceanfront room and trust me, it was the best room I have stayed in. Lots of coziness and the most beautiful sunrise from my bed.
You can read most about my stay by clicking here.

The Echo at St Simons is the only oceanfront restaurant at the island and is an in house restaurant at The King and Prince. It sits both indoors and outdoors and the food is a delight to even look at. Every dish is made to look their best and taste even better. The flavors were a delight to the senses with the perfect ambiance to relax and enjoy your meal. I would drive back 5 hours from Atlanta just to dine there. It was THAT good.

I had one entire day to explore the city. There are quite a few places to visit in and around St Simons. First we went to the Lighthouse trolley and boat tour to catch some sight of dolphins. Since the weather was a bit doubtful with high tides in question (it was safe to get out in the waters and so hence we did), we were the only ones at the tour that day so basically got a private tour 😍 
The Lighthouse trolley and boat tours have a few tour options like the historic city tour, ghost tour, dolphin tour etc. They are the #1 land and sea tour company in the golden isles and I can see why. The staff is an absolute delight. Captain Fendig is well versed with the waters and gave us a lot of history and information on the entire trip. We did get to see the dolphins. The marina was quite beautiful too with restaurant options to dine there.

An upside down ship. Interesting sight.

From there we hopped on to see the St Simon islands lighthouse museum. The Society serves as guardian of Coastal Georgia history. We climbed up the 103 feet tall lighthouse to get a breathtaking view of the city. The museum below was quite informative and interesting to learn how this island played a crucial role during the 2nd world war. We climbed up with my 2 kids and they enjoyed the journey a lot. 
The rest of the evening was spent on the beach by the resort and ended with a dinner at the Echo restaurant.

St Simons islands has an abundance of history and interesting places to see. Golf is also a huge part of this city and celebrated by all. The driftwood beach at Jekyll island is just a few minutes drive from here and is a must visit too when you are in the area. This is a city you can come down to unwind and relax your body and mind. I will definitely be going back to this little paradise soon.

Disclaimer- I was provided complimentary/discounted stay and dolphine tour. All opinions are entirely my own.

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