Escape to simpler times on this small island off the coast of Georgia, where Southern hospitality, impeccable service and fine dining greet you with open arms. St Simons Island is home to one of the US’s most acclaimed resorts, Sea Island, which first opened in 1928. The resort has the presidential stamp of approval, as it was the first US resort to host a G8 Summit. While you can feel the history within its walls, Sea Island has been modernly renovated without losing its Southern charm. Choose to stay in any of its accommodations: The Cloister, a Mediterranean-inspired palace of grandeur; The Lodge, with cozy and sophisticated rooms; The Inn at Sea Island, a fresh take on the more classic rooms; Broadfield, a farmhouse- and hunting-inspired stay; or rent a cottage. Regardless of where you plan to rest your head, enjoy the resort’s five-mile stretch of white-sand beach, pool, falconry, golf, horseback riding, water sports, private yacht and endless dining options, from the jacket-required Georgian Room to casual seafood haven Southern Tide.