BOLD Favor Magazine June 2016

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T ravel, L uxury and A dventure Get th e Royal Treatm en t on th e Gorgeous Georgia Coast - Part 1: St. Sim on s Islan d's Posh an d Recen tly Ren ovated Ocean fron t Kin g an d th e Prin ce Golf & Beach Resort By Cathy H . Bur roughs, World T ravel, L uxury

destinations with private beach, award-winning golf course, partially heated pool complex, as well as smaller private pools and hot tubs, balconies, verandas, old fashioned wooden swings, tennis courts and exquisite and varied guest rooms ? on most on its 4-acre grounds and gardens. T he dramatic updates to the many of the rooms, villas and guest houses which are all richly tapestried with plenty of amenities, just steps to the hotel's exclusive beach and blustery ocean access and long sea views of the hotel's common areas. T his combination honors at once the hotel's naval history while introducing a decidedly current, sleek and sophisticated ambiance, noticeable as soon as you enter the elevated sunny atrium and newly stone-paved lobby. Its living room with imposing fireplace, and brand new contemporary nautically-inspired restaurant, the airy and elegant Echo and bar add gravitas. O utdoors, alluring new

H ead to the coast, to Georgia's secluded barrier islands ( for a fabulous summer or anytime get-away, as the weather is balmy year round, just 4.5 - 5.5 hours drive from Atlanta. O ne of our dearly loved island haunts is located on the largest of these islands - St. Simons ( T he picturesque and easily walkable seaside St. Simons Island and its villages boast a fishing pier, a pristine beachfront, an 1872 lighthouse and brims with history, culture, wonderful restaurants and intriguing places to shop and discover. It has been dubbed one of the "Top 10 Islands in the U .S." by Conde N ast and "America's Favorite Beach Town" by Travel and Leisure. It is easy to understand why our all time top place to stay on the island, and its only oceanfront resort, the splendid and historic K ing and the Prince Beach & Golf Resort ( is the recipient of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Listed on both the N ational Registry of H istoric Places and H istoric H otels of America, the M editerranean style hotel, once a dance club and center of the island?s night life, has definitely upped its game with its "castle makeover." N ow one of the region's most sublime Atlantic O ceanfront Page 44 4 WEBSITE.COM/MAGAZINE

furnishings, umbrellas and pergolas redefine the oceanfront pool and sun deck complex and the updated landscaping breathes new je ne sais quoi to one of our all-time favorites. While there be sure to enjoy both indoor and by the water under the stars dining with the hotel?s completely revamped menu for breakfast, lunch, late night romantic dining, or a later www.BOLDFavorM

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