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Enjoying my favorite place, the beach.
March 2018, I had to attend a work conference in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Although it was work, being on the island, enjoying the scenery and food made it feel like I was on vacation; especially since my birthday was March 9, the day before we left for the conference. It’s like I got a free trip to a beautiful island for my birthday, and got paid while being there. Can you say GRATEFUL?! While in St. Simons Island I ate a lot of food, explored local shops and toured the historic area. Here is my visitor guide for St. Simons Island!
Good vibes only!
1. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
The King and Prince resort is the best hotel in St. Simons because it’s the only resort with a beach front view and access. The hotel has been around since 1935 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it’s old, it’s been renovated (I’m sure many times), so the hotel has its history style with a bit of modern spazz. I really enjoyed my stay at King and Prince because I had an ocean view room, and loved hearing the waves while going to sleep and waking up. The resort is also close to many restaurants and local shops, and has a heated pool! Since it was chilly when I visited, I was extremely happy they had a heated pool so I could swim laps.
The entrance sign as you pull into the resort.
A little history about the hotel.
I love small details, like how old fashion and cute the doors to the rooms are.
The hotel room.
More of the hotel room.
Vanity mirror area.
Bathroom photo game not strong haha.
The view from the patio at night.
The view from the patio in the day.
Echo is the restaurant and bar on the property of the King and Prince Resort. You can enjoy your meal with a great view of the ocean and/or can enjoy a beverage outside by the fire pit. I spent a lot of quality time at the fire pit with a Hennessey and Red Bull!
The Echo sign as you pull into the main driveway of the resort.
The lounge area for Echo.
Stay warm by the fire pit and cool down with a beverage.
The entrance to restaurant section of Echo.
Seafood soup, yummy!
My mom is too cute! She was so happy I was able to bring her with me to my work conference.
3. Mullet Bay
Mullet Bay is one of many seafood restaurants on the island. It has indoor and outdoor seating, and sometimes has a live band. I ordered a shrimp po’boy and it was delicious!
The entrance sign.
The front of the restaurant.
The patio of the restaurant in the evening.
Crabdaddy’s is walking distance from the King and Prince Resort and has amazing seafood dishes. I enjoyed my shrimp pasta with veggies. A few conference attendees got shrimp and grits, and said that dish was tasty as well.
The outside of the restaurant.
Shrimp and grits, appetizer portion.
Shrimp pasta with veggies.
5. Catch 228
Catch 228 is another great seafood restaurant on the island. When I arrived at the restaurant, I knew it was meant to be because they were playing reggae music haha. I had the BEST crab legs and stuffed potato wedges from Catch 228.
The inside of the restaurant.
The bar. You see the restaurant is packed, so you know it’s good!
Stuffed potato wedges.
My love for crab legs is REAL!
6. St. Simons’ Pier Village
After all that eating, be sure to tour the main strip on the island, St. Simons’ Pier Village. This area serves as the downtown social hangout and is popular for dining, shopping, gathering at the Pier or lighthouse, and/or fishing on the pier. Across the ocean from the village you’ll see Jekyll Island.
All the fishers hoping to catch something.
Do you see the lighthouse?
A close up of the lighthouse.
History about the lighthouse.
7. Palmer’s Village Café
Palmer’s Village Café is in the village, hence the name. It’s an awesome breakfast and brunch spot. Be sure to get there early or expect to wait 2+ hours for a table.
The artwork on the wall inside the restaurant.
Scrambled eggs and bacon.
Chocolate chip pancake.
8. Sandcastle Café
Sandcastle Café is another restaurant located in the village. It’s nice place if you enjoy the option of eating inside or out. We sat outside, enjoyed the weather, the village vibes and people watching of course. That’s always interesting haha. I had a really tasty clam chowder soup from this café!
A picture of the restaurant on the strip.
A mural on the patio of Sandcastle’s.
A portion of the menu.
Clam chowder soup.
9. Island Couture for Women, Island Couture for Men, and Blanc Du Nil
This is a 3 in 1 store special located on the village strip! As you’re walking by, you would think it’s three separate stores, but once you walk inside you realize that it’s all one store with three separate sections. As expected by the name, one part was for women, the other for men and the third was an all-white clothing store. Blanc Du Nil means White of the Nile. Talia, the store clerk, was so beautiful and nice! She made sure our shopping experience was pleasant. Tell her Beach Love Peace sent you!
The outside of all 3 shops located on the strip.
Island Couture for Women.
Island Couture for Men.
Blanc Du Nil.
My mom got herself an all white outfit for a trip she’s going on later this year.
10. Ocean Motion
Ocean Motion is a surf company walking distance from the King and Prince Resort. Although it’s a surf company, they also have bicycle rentals. My mother and I enjoyed touring the town, while getting a workout!
The front of the shop.
All the bicycles you can choose from.
Me in the village!
Thanks for reading my visitor’s guide for St. Simons Island. This is a great starting point of things to experience when you visit the island. If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment below or email me. Xoxo BLP Loves!