Relax in Luxury on St Simon’s Island, Georgia at the only beachfront hotel on the island! The King and Prince is the epitome of southern hospitality in an island setting!
The King and Prince is a landmark in St Simon’s Island, Georgia. I had the honor to be one of 14 journalists invited on a press trip to explore the hotel and the island. It boasts inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, and is on the ocean with beachfront, oceanside pools (5 of them!), and the only oceanfront restaurant on the island, ECHO. And, if you enjoy golf, you will have many reasons to love the King and Prince! Gorgeous emerald fairways amid ancient forests and saltmarshes, and a welcoming staff and clubhouse. The award winning golf course has four signature holes among the creeks and marshes of St Simons, and it has been called the best marsh front course on the East Coast. There are also tennis courts and a seasoned tennis pro, Pride Evans, who can give private or group lessons. BONUS: I have never seen such an incredible tide! It goes in and out twice a day, 8 to 10 feet! One can walk almost a mile out at low tide.
I’m not a golfer, but I do love historic buildings, especially when they are on the ocean! The King and Prince opened its doors in the fall of 1935, and has quite a history! Big Bands played at the dance club, so popular in the 1930s! It added 110 guest rooms in 1941 and opened its doors to the public. German Uboats were sighted from the hotel during 1942 (what a sight that must have been!), and the hotel closed to all except the United States Navy. It became a radar station.
The hotel has changed hands several times, and been added to through the years. The latest renovations have brought the King and Prince‘s firmly into the 21st century while maintaining its air of charm and authenticity. While enjoying time at the hotel, a visit to The Royal Treatment Cottage is highly recommended! Treatments include massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology!
My room was in the historic part of the hotel, and I had a lovely balcony right over the beach! I loved my stay, and I hope to go back. I cannot thank the King and Prince enough for an absolutely wonderful and relaxing experience at the resort. Being hosted by the resort certainly made me feel special! Be sure and stay at the beautiful King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort when visiting the fascinating island of St Simon’s!
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