just an old sweet song, keeps georgia on my mind
Favorite part of Coastal Georgia culture: The sweet Southern drawl. Southern hospitality. Kind manners. Also the way my hair feels in the salty air. (That’s not culture but it’s a thing!)
When people think of Georgia, they assume Atlanta. There is nothing wrong with that… Atlanta is the state capital, home to the busiest airport in the world (you’ve probably had a connection there at some point), and it’s an all-around awesome city. However, there is SO much more to this Deep South state. There is tons of agriculture and farmland. It isn’t known as the Peach State for nothin’! There are also beautiful coastal areas with quaint little towns and sandy beaches.
Drew and I went to Sea Island and we can’t get this adorable Southern island off our minds. We stayed at the luxury 5-star Cloister and it was lovely.
The Cloister opened in 1928 and has a Spanish-Mediterranean influential style. The resort is situated with the ocean on one side and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the other. The architecture is so beautiful, just see for yourself.
The Cloister says the height of their season is from March-October. The weather can be a bit unpredictable the other months of the year. We must of lucked out because it was sunny and 75 every single day we were there (we stayed 4 nights). It was so perfect because since it was their off-season, we felt like we were on a secluded private beach during our entire stay.
If you’ve been to the coastal region of the Deep South (including Savannah, Amelia Island and Jekyll Island) you know what Spanish Moss is. It looks like green soft strands hanging from big trees. We went bike riding through some residential areas on the island and it was Spanish Moss on Spanish Moss on Spanish Moss.
Look what we found! #TeamButler
Then we took the beach cruisers to where they belong…the beach!
There is nothing like a relaxing, amazing spa…and The Cloister has one of them. I think I somehow need to invest in an Epsom salt and mineral water tub….for Drew to use after football practice of course 🙂
leaving thoughts… the grass may not always be greener on the other side. But the sweet tea sure is sweeter in the south.
Where we stayed:
Where to eat:
Every restaurant on Cloister property is amazing.
Where to go:
Where to fly into:
BQK (you’ll probably connect in ATL.)
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