When people think of a beach vacation, summer is usually the
first thing to come to mind. However, a St. Simons Island getaway in the winter
is the ultimate serene, picturesque holiday escape. In fact, St. Simons Island
was named one of America's 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats by Yahoo! Travel!
Here are some of the top
reasons we love St. Simons Island in winter:
- Winter Melt Away
promotion – The King and Prince is offering special winter deals with room
rates from $129/night and several unique getaway packages from a photography
weekend to a mother/daughter retreat.
- Quiet beaches –
St. Simons is peaceful all year round, but the island takes on a quiet,
tranquil quality in the off-season perfect for taking a stroll on the beach.
Better yet, take your pet for a walk on the beach at any time of the day since
pet restrictions are lifted outside of summer months.
- Mild weather – With
an average high of 63 degrees in December and 60 degrees in January, the
weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Grab your clubs for a round of golf,
or rent a bike and tour the island on two wheels. Leave your worries at home and experience the
- Art and culture –
Glynn Visual Arts offers changing gallery exhibits, workshops and classes
throughout the year and numerous art galleries and island gift shops. Unlock your inner artist, and let the
- Cozy comfort – Have you experienced our gorgeous new lobby yet? Curl up around the indoor
fireplace, relax with a good book, visit with family and friends, or enjoy a
drink or bite to eat from our oceanfront restaurant, ECHO.
- Island cuisine – In addition to ECHO, there are a
variety of amazing restaurants in the area. What better time of year to enjoy a
bowl of hot crab bisque or shrimp and grits? The King and Prince also hosts a
variety of fun and delicious holiday culinary demonstrations!
- Holiday events – The
holidays here are truly magical from shopping on the island to the famous
beach-themed Christmas tree and gingerbread house contest in the lobby of The
King and Prince! Enjoy holiday concerts, visit Santa at the Sea Turtle Center,
or wait for Santa on the pier where he makes his annual entrance on a boat and
tours the island on a fire truck on Christmas Eve!
- New Year’s Eve –
Ring in the New Year with style! Choose from a variety of events from New
Year’s Eve parties to the annual Bluegrass Festival and much more!
- Make a New Year’s
Resolution – How about a making a resolution to try something new and adventurous?
Try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, a birding or shrimping cruise. You can even rent a sailboat, visit a
shooting range, or rent a bicycle and enjoy the beautiful island scenery. The
options are limitless to create a lifetime experience for yourself and your
Still not convinced? Let The King and Prince help you create
lasting memories! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get the
latest on island happenings, or call our concierge with any questions you might