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

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia: Perfect Winter Vacation Destination

As I turned onto Torras Causeway which connects the city of Brunswick, GA to St. Simons Island, GA, I felt a rush in my heart, then pure relaxation.  I didn’t have a heart attack, I was home.   Quite a reaction to home, right?  My actual ‘home-base’ is in the northern suburbs of Atlanta but my home-away-from-home is The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, just a 5 hour drive from Atlanta.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf ResortGETTING THERE:
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island
Georgia, 31522



Crossing the causeway I saw beautiful White Herons near the shoreline and in the marsh, stalking their soon-to-be lunch and possibly a Bald Eagle soaring above the trees which took my breath away.  If it wasn’t unsafe to stop in the middle of the causeway, I would have pulled over to stare at and document the incredibly beautiful animals gracing me with their presence.  Finishing my drive on the causeway I exited onto Kings Way, officially on St. Simons Island now, rolled the windows down and took in the sights, scents, and sounds of the island.   Driving on Kings Way is like driving through a tropical rain forest with residential communities filling in the spaces.  After about a mile I stopped at one of the few stoplights on the island, enjoyed a view of Pier Village, St. Simons Island’s place-to-be for residents and tourists alike.   Knowing I had to get to my destination and that I’d make my way back to the eclectic yet quaint shopping and dining district later,  I gently pressed the gas pedal when the light turned green and went on my way down Kings Way until it turned into Ocean Boulevard.  Then, I felt it in my soul; I was almost home.  Less than five minutes later, and no more than 7 minutes after crossing onto St. Simons Island from Torres Causeway, I stopped the car, opened my door, and took a deep breathe while looking up at the beautiful King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort that I and my family have become so fond of over the last four years.

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

Visiting The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has become at least an annual occasion for my family so as I embarked on my most recent trip to the island, I wondered what I could possibly learn or experience at the resort and on the island that I haven’t already?  I was in for a surprise!  During this trip I received educational insight from local residents, historians, entrepreneurs, and artists including Curt Smith, Lighthouse Historian, Cap Fendig, life long resident of St. Simons and island host via way of trolley and boat, Cap’n Larry Credle, who runs educational shrimp boat excursions on the Lady Jane, a family MUST-DO!  I listened in awe as Mr. Smith shared details of when, in 1941, Germans sank five Allied merchant ships off Georgia shores, Georgia’s closest brush with actual combat operations in World War II.  The Naval Air Station Glynco in nearby Brunswick, GA was home to blimps that flew thousands of hours on coastal and maritime patrol.  A visit to the St. Simons Lighthouse and Maritime Center are a must for families with children who want or need to learn about the Georgia’s rich coastal history.  If your child, or yourself, is interested in history, a stop at the Lighthouse is a must-do!

King and Prince accomodations

The lavish accommodations make guests feel like royalty, even the young one’s receive a crown upon checking in.  Mom can sneak away for a relaxing massage in the Royal Cottage with treatments starting at just $50 for a 30-minute massage.   Dad can get away for a round of golf before setting out on a kayak tour of the marshes later in the day.  After being treated like a King or Queen, the family can relax by the pool and enjoy light snack by the pool served by The Sea Shack Bar and Bites.   ECHO, the resort’s restaurant, also offers patio seating near the pool area, weather permitting.  The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is the only beachfront hotel on St. Simons Island giving guests an exceptional view from any angle.  Most rooms, villas, and rental homes on the property have at least an ocean view.  For large families, the available rental homes provide everything your family needs for a week-long, or longer, stay including a fully supplied kitchen, plenty of seating, ample closet and bathroom space, and easy access to all of the resort’s amenities.

King and Prince food and drink

St. Simons Island offers endless opportunities to dine in local hotspots that combine fresh seafood with traditional southern cuisine such as the Shrimp and Grits dish complete with Andoyille etouffee and Sapelo Farms greens served at The King and Prince or Homemade Empanadas served at Del Sur, a new restaurant on St. Simons Island.   The second morning of our visit, we enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast at the Sandcastle Café, where owners, Tim and Melissa, have operated for 26 years. 

The King and Prince Resort, on St. Simon’s Island is the perfect secluded escape for busy parents in need of a relaxing vacation.  Bringing the kids is optional but never have I taken the kids to The King and Prince and regretted that my husband and I didn’t have enough relaxing time.   The beautiful view, resort ambiance, amenities, dining, and accommodations more than make up for the fact that the kids are with us the entire time.  The kids are happy because there is so much to do at the resort and you know that happy kids = happy parents!

The King and Prince hosts fun events during the year, including culinary classes, taste of Thanksgiving, holiday cookie parties, and a New Years Eve party.  You can follow along on their Facebook page for up to date event and activity information.

Do you see why The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is my home-away-from-home?

More articles to come in this series:

  • 10 must-go places and things to do on St. Simons Island when you’re staying at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
  • Enjoy great dining at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
  • Holiday events and activities at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
  • 3 Must-See Historical Sites on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Getting to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island
Georgia, 31522
(800) 342-0212

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is located on historic St. Simons Island in Georgia and is easily accessible by either car or air.  Island exits from I-95 are just 15 minutes from St. Simons. The Jacksonville International Airport is just 60 miles away and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is less than 70 miles away. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is a quick 20-minute drive, with three incoming Delta Connection flights daily.

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Note to readers: I was invited by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on a media trip and was provided lodging and meals.  All opinions are my own.

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 Creedle Wednesday. 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
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Children's 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
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA

Bike Trails 

The King and Prince Resort is filled with beautiful forests and coastal shorelines. You can rent 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!

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Alicia Hagan, Editor

Travel: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California

Park Hyatt Aviara - California
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I am staying at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, in Carlsbad, CA, 30 minutes north of San Diego for a couple of days.. What a beautiful resort!

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort offers a range of lodging choices, including “The Respire by Hyatt,” a series of hypoallergenic rooms. Rooms vary in size from Double and King sizes, up to the suite accommodations, including the Presidential Suite. Some rooms feature furnished balconies; and others, a terrace. Marble bathrooms are a feature of some rooms, as is teak furniture. And some rooms highlight views of the golf course and lagoon.

Park Hyatt Aviara - Pool and Kiddie Cafe view

Dining options include Vivace, a AAA-Four Diamond restaurant which features elegant Italian cuisine. Vivace is the resort’s signature restaurant. The Argyle Steakhouse, based out of the Aviara Golf Clubhouse, offers views of the 18th green and lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus. The casual California Bistro, as its name suggests, dishes up the state’s eclectic cuisine. The Ocean Pool Bar and Grill provides a dining option poolside, serving up American favorites complete with a children’s menu. I enjoyed a delicious, juicy hamburger with fries at the Lobby Lounge overlooking the overlooking the Palm Courtyard, for lunch.

On-site resort activities include a spa experience; tennis; the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, a nationally ranked course; the golf club and academy–complete with the Taylormade Performance Lab; and the Beach Butler, a complete beach experience provided by the resort including transportation, umbrellas, towels, and meals. The golf academy, run by Kip Puterbaugh, is the Western U.S.’s longest running golf school.

Other on-site activities include Camp Hyatt, a resort experience tailored to children; a game room; swimming pools; and a fitness center.

Off-site activities include the large variety of experiences available in Southern California. Highlights include hang-gliding, hiking, hot-air ballooning, sailing, kayaking, and whale-watching. Surfers will feel at home here, too.

Park Hyatta Aviara - Carlsbad, CA - Room with Mountain & Lagoon view

Nearby Batiquitos Lagoon, a wetland, is a nationally known migrating bird attraction which attracts over 130 species. Adults can enjoy touring the historic Spanish missions; the shopping in Del Mar and La Jolla; the museums of Balboa Park; the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; and the La Jolla Playhouse and Old Town San Diego. Children will enjoy a visit to the San Diego Zoo; the Scripps Aquarium; LEGOLAND California; and SeaWorld. Visitors can also explore an aircraft carrier nearby.

Enjoy your next visit to California with at least one night at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.

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Have you been to Park Hyatt Aviara Resort? What did you love about it? If not, what would you most like to experience at the resort? Share with us in the comments below!

Disclosure: I am not being compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.
Alicia Hagan, Editor

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