4 Reasons to Visit Little St. Simons Island GA

4 Reasons to Visit Little St. Simons Island GA

Georgia Select Registry – November 13, 2014

If you’re thinking about a beach vacation in the near future, then you might want to consider a trip to one of the barrier islands in the Southeastern US. Barrier islands have the benefit of feeling out of the way and secluded while still allowing guests to participate in all of their favorite activities. One of the most private and pristine barrier islands is Little St. Simons Island GA. It has so much natural beauty and charm that once you visit, you’ll fall in love. Here are four reasons to visit Little St. Simons Island GA.

1. It’s the Most Private and Untouched of Georgia’s Golden Isles

Off the coast of Georgia lies a group of barrier islands known as the Golden Isles of Georgia. These include St. Simon’s Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Little St. Simons Island. Of these four islands Little St. Simons island is the least developed, making it a pristine example of the beautiful barrier island environment. It’s also the only of the Golden Isles with no permanent residents. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, a Select Registry property, is the only settlement on the island so you can enjoy a private experience during your stay.

2. It’s a Nature Lover’s Paradise

Due to the untouched nature of the island, nature lovers will be delighted with the atmosphere on Little St. Simons Island GA. The barrier island environment will make you feel as if you’re in another world away from your hectic day to day. The island is home to plenty of salt marshes, sandy beaches, well kept sand dunes, and maritime forest. And with temperatures averaging around 66 degrees Fahrenheit (lows rarely drop below 40 in the winter) it’s the perfect getaway for those who prefer to spend most of their time outside.

Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy chances to see animals like Loggerhead Sea Turtles, who nest on the beaches from May to September. Otters, dolphins, and right whales can often be spotted off the shores of the island as well. In the freshwater ponds on the island provide habitats for tree frogs and alligators and provide drinking water for other wildlife like fallow deer. Bird watchers can be on the lookout for Bald Eagles, Red Knots, Piping Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Painted Buntings, Wood Storks, and more. The Lodge is committed to helping to conserve the habitats of these animals.

3. Outdoor Activities Galore

Whether you enjoy nature hikes, guided tours (the Lodge has a naturalist that will show you all the charms of the island), fishing, kayaking, biking, or simply relaxing on the beach, you can be sure you’ll have a good time while visiting Little St. Simons Island GA.

4. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

When planning all of your adventures on Little St. Simons Island GA, be sure to book your stay at the Select Registry property on the island. Because the island is privately owned and operated by The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, it is an exclusive and all-inclusive island getaway. Guests will make the island their home away from home with a number of accommodation options to choose from. Anyone wishing to visit the island should make their arrangements through the Lodge. The Lodge provides three daily meals and beverages, which are included in the stay. Breakfast and dinner are served family-style in the dining room, and weather permitting, lunch is served seaside.

The compound at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is made up of the following buildings: the Hunting Lodge, the Cedar House, the River Lodge, the Helen House, the Tom House, and the Michael Cottage. Individual guest rooms can be rented out in the Hunting Lodge, the Cedar House, the River Lodge, and the Helen House. The individual guest rooms have their own private baths and share a living space and outdoor patios with the rest of the house. Another popular option is to rent out entire buildings for family vacations or reunions and for bigger events the entire property can be rented. All together the property features 16 guest rooms that can accommodate 32 guests.

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