The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia

Posted On March 28, 2011 

Regain the ageless music of the nature, revive your senses, and cherish unique luxury by staying in this class Mediterranean resort on the American island. Originally planned by the Palm Beach artist Addison, The Cloister at Sea Island is an enduring oasis where both old and new world coincides in form of manicured gardens, patios, and terra cotta roofs. Besides the architectural wonders, this resort is also the land of the natural features like the winding rivers, miles of pristine shoreline, great ocean tides, salt marshes, and obviously a private Atlantic beach with superb sunsets.

Nestled on the Golden Isles’ private Sea Island, The Cloister at the Sea Island is the supreme luxury resort in Georgia offering a plethora of individual to family fun – shooting school to massage services to horseback riding. Accessible from Jacksonville in 75 minutes and in 85 minutes from Savannah, this elegant resort ensures superb pleasures, unmatched services, and high quality facilities without missing the first and foremost priority of authentic hospitality. Reachable in short drives are the nearby attractions such as St. Simons Island, Golf Club, Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Windsor Park, and Brunswick City Hall.


Welcome to the award-winning Georgia suites! And The Cloister at Sea Island is proud to be the holder! Succumb to the appeal of the 175 rooms as well as suites boasting a distinctive shore setting. You need to select from the River View Rooms, River & Cloister View Suites, Sea Island Suite, Black Banks Suite, Beach Club Rooms & Suites, and Ocean Villas Rooms & Suites.

River View Rooms are 700 square feet in size and boast hand-crafted Turkish rugs, high-speed wireless/wired Internet access, 45-inch LCD HD television, deep tubs, rain head shower, complimentary valet parking; while the River & Cloister View Suites are 950 square feet in area holding two queen or one king size beds. The River view ones are by the side of the Black Banks River offering great vistas of the golden swamp, river, and sunset; whereas the Cloister ones are along the gardens.

Black Banks Suite is 1,730 square feet in area with two bedrooms, living room, bathrooms, and balcony; while the Sea Island Suite being 2,200 square feet in area comes with one king bedroom, library, balcony, living room, and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

Beach Club Rooms offer deep tubs, while the suites have kitchens, stone fireplace, and balcony. Both are near the three pools, theater, coffee shop, ice cream parlor, and children’s center.

Ocean Villas Rooms offer open kitchens, balconies, washer/dryer, and two and three bedrooms; while the suites come with bedroom and bath combinations. All are in an isolated enclave featuring beach access as well as private pool.


The spa here offers a myriad of treatments that are based on global traditions. The main ones are Indian jasmine scrubs, Swedish stone massages, and Japanese basu baths. It also provides a fitness center, salon, an outdoor labyrinth replicating the labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral in France for strolls, and Wellness Cuisine center.

Kids and families will enjoy the refurbished Beach Club that is just placed before the private beach shore. Here, you will come across a big swimming pool, ice cream parlor, game room, an ocean view restaurant whose name is the same as the 40-year employee called Big George Drayton who greets all with a smile.

Recreation here is in form of tennis, golf, yacht cruises, horseback riding, wooden Cloister Belle, shooting lessons, sailing, boarding, cycling, and kayaking.


The Cloister at the Sea Island offers many choices. Georgian Room facilitates five-star meals as well as service amidst a fireplace, crystal as well as gold chandeliers, and faultless table setting. The dishes are served on silver flatware that is hand-painted by the Chinese. Do dare to taste the Chef’s Tasting Menu or experience the  Chef’s Table by prior reservations.

At 100 Hudson, the panoramic vistas of the Black Banks River pull the guests for a memorable dinner; whereas the Big George ocean side casual restaurant features outdoor seating, open kitchen, buffet, fantastic décor, and innovative dishes. Do taste the salads here and the Sunday lunch.

The Snack Bar is surely for family munching as it offers snacks like hotdogs, hamburgers, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches only during spring break and warm season’s weekends. No swimwear please! And finally, there is the Ice Cream Parlor offering sodas as well as ice cream until 6 pm, but except for January and February.

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