"Splendid St. Simon's Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Simons Island by rexvaughan
Saint Simons Island Travel Guide: 73 reviews and 158 photos
St. Simon's Island is one of the "Golden Isles" off the coast of Georgia and a truly lovely and interesting spot in many ways. It has beautiful wooded areas populated with these incredible live oak trees festooned with Spanish moss which give them a nice but, in the night, a spooky look. There are a couple of good historic sites (Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh, Christ Church), nice beaches, outstanding golf courses, a wonderful old oceanside hotel and some really great restaurants. At its core it is a peaceful and serene place, but there are tons of people coming to live or visit. I hope it doesn't get overpopulated and over developed.
Almost adjacent to St. Simon's is Sea Island. It is not for the financially faint hearted as the lots here are priced in the $ millions before you even think about building a house on it. It is lovely just to drive through and admire the expensive (and sometimes beautiful homes). The Cloister Resort is here and is the location where the G-8 Conference was held in 2004.
One of the beauties of the island is the wonderful trees, shrubs and flowers that grow here, many of which you will not see further inland or north. This is a bottlebrush bush in the middle median of the main street in the village. There are of course great palm trees, live oaks, oleander as well as more common varieties.
- Pros:Both lovely and historic
- Cons:Too many people
- In a nutshell:Something for everyone
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