Spent a day and night at the lodge. Based on reviews I was expecting a lot - and the lodge delivered! The amenities were great, food was excellent and the staff extremely helpful and knowledgable. Upon arrival we were given a quick overview of the facilities while our bags were brought to our rooms. We rode the complementary bicycles to the beach which was empty except for one family. The afternoon and evening consisted of naturalist guided tours of the island. The guides have an enormous amount of information to share and are pleased to do so.
One of the best features of the lodge is getting to meet the other guests. Most of our fellow guests were birders who were happy to point out unusual species to us non-birders. The communal meals make it very easy to get to know each of the other guests.
Can't recommend it enough - but watch out for the gnats near the tidal creeks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prized for its pristine natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island is a private barrier island just off the Georgia coast. One of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles, Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of private beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. Privately owned since 1908, Little St. Simons Island has retained the charm and unhurried pace of coastal living. Moss draped live oaks and glistening marshes surround gracious accommodations in six charming cottages for no more than 32 overnight guests. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led experiences including birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beachcombing, fishing and swimming. Accessible only by boat, this extraordinary natural sanctuary-among the last of its kind anywhere- welcomes your discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge On Little St. Simons Island Hotel Saint Simons Island