Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Five Star Sea Island *****

Friends, I hardly know where to start!  My trip to Sea Island was just wonderful.  I rested, I relaxed, I slept late!  I think I took enough pictures to write posts for a year!  I hope to share some of them with you, bit by bit.   
(Thank you to Sea Island Company for the use of some of the pictures shown below.)

The Solarium--my tea time favorite spot!  

To start, I'd like to set the stage for those of you who have not been:
Imagine if Blackberry Farm is the fine country house then  The Cloister is the elegant beach house.  Southern, elegant, hospitable, and special are all words that come to mind.  Sounds great, doesn't it?

Mobil Five-Star
Five Stars you say?  Yes.
"Criteria to earn a Mobil Five-Star rating are stringent, based on more than 750 standards for hotels, more than 250 for restaurants, and more recently 450 different guidelines for spas, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. To achieve Mobil Five-Star status, properties must then meet or exceed Mobil's bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Mobil Travel Guide's expert inspectors."

Congratulations are in order.
The Sea Island Company received four different 5 Star ratings:
1.  The Cloister Hotel (this is a view from the back side)

2.  The Cloister Spa--absolutely unbelievable!

3.  The Georgian Room (Restaurant in The Cloister)
(Sorry for the photo duplication.)

4.  The Lodge (golf haven hotel on St. Simons)

This is just a taste of what is yet to come!  Any special request or questions about the stay, please leave a comment or send an email.  I always enjoy hearing from you.  


  1. I can't wait to see what other pictures you have in store for us! I will live vicariously through you for the moment, as we have no travel plans in the near future! sigh. I don't have any special requests or questions, just will enjoy what you have to share! :)

  2. Oh my goodness!! How lovely and heavenly and relaxing. I can't wait to see more pictures!

  3. WHAT!? That looks incredible! Why oh why did you not stuff me in your suitcase? I NEEDED to be there!

  4. It is heaven on earth!! Can't wait for future posts :-)

  5. My special request is that you take me with you next time! How glorious. Can't wait to hear and see more.

  6. Oh you're back! I've missed you!
    I am so thrilled for you and Mr. Green. I know you must feel so refreshed after such an amazing little getaway. I cannot wait to hear all about it!!!

    The pictures are incredible and I am drooling and dreaming!!!

    Miss you so much!!!!

  7. Yay! Welcome home. Can't wait to see/hear more about your vacation.

    glad you're back!

  8. How beautiful! Now I just wish I didn't live on the opposite coast! It looks like the perfect place to go for a grown up weekend away! And the tea salon looks dreamy. How was afternoon tea (if you tried it there)?

  9. We just missed each other!! - I was there this past Wed-Sunday. A valentine's surprise trip from my sweet husband :)
    I could just move right into that solarium. Pure bliss - love it so.


  10. Like a slice of heaven! i want to go!