Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Z_CNHI News Service

August 22, 2013

St. Simons Island: A jewel in Georgia's Golden Isles

(Continued)

The lighthouse is easy to access from the Village; it dates to 1872—rebuilt after Confederate forces destroyed the 1801 original to prevent Federal access. There are plenty of bike lanes and walking paths -- indeed 20 miles of paved paths throughout the island, some under those live oak canopies.

You might pedal to the Maritime Museum in an old Coast Guard Station. It’s a handsome place and the exhibits vary from maritime to military history to ecology. They’re welcoming even for children.

So is The King and Prince, with four pools overlooking the ocean, and two more with the villas on either side of the historic main building.

The 1-foot-deep pool surely was designed for families like mine with toddlers, but I saw adults enjoying a simple soak too. Moms preferring their resort appearance to underwater immersion seemed comfortable with kindergarteners in the three-foot pool, hairdos and makeup proper.

At The King and Prince, expect easy-access Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, ocean-facing balconies and patios. Then find surprises, like phenomenal playlist for music that plays throughout the landscaped swimming pool gardens at the edge of the beach.

Amid these softly-playing 60s, 70s, 80s tunes, romantic or family conversation is possible, but they’re just the right pitch to have you dancing a bit en-route to the next pool or patio bar.

Christine Tibbetts covers travel for the CNHI News Service. Follow her at www.TibbettsTravel.com

Text Only
Z_CNHI News Service
Biz Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast