Monday, February 23, 2009

Sublime Spa

As the Sea Island Company puts it, "In our fast-paced world, it is easy to lose sight of what is most important - our health and wellbeing. But Sea Island Resorts brings you back. The Mobil Five-Star Cloister Spa and Fitness Center is a transformative sanctuary of simple elegance and serenity. It is a much-needed retreat designed to reconnect you with living life optimally."

Yes, I agree--"living life optimally".  I think I'll adopt that as my new motto.

Here's what is seen on the walk into one of the most luxurious places on earth.
This fountain continues through the center of the floor of the main reception area.  Notice the window in the photo below--see the small grating in the center--the fountain continues into one of the indoor pools.

Sea Island Co.:  The Cloister Spa at Sea Island Resorts is a haven of health, fitness, and well-being – where personalized treatments, services, and hospitality extend well beyond your stay. Our magnificent, 65,000-square-foot facility provides an environment where you can rest, restore, and reconnect. From vibrant fitness classes to reflective connections with nature to revitalizing treatments, you’ll see why we’re a world-class choice among Southeast luxury spa resorts. Our skilled teachers, guides, and providers seek to craft a “spa of one” for each guest, so that you may rediscover your health, vitality, and radiance. The Cloister Spa offers program choices to build upon, versus a menu of services to choose from. Let us guide you to a holistic treatment for renewal of your mind, body, and spirit. A favorite among Southeast spas, our features include:
A labyrinth garden.  How tranquil.

"Our saunas, steam room and pools enhance your journey and encourage you to linger, relax and reflect. Every detail is designed to impart the highest enjoyment of life, inspire your best self and leave you renewed with a fresh perspective."

The Cloister Spa, Mobil Five-Star, 2009.
Best for Class & Best for Luxury, Luxury Spa Finder, 2007.
Best Spa Fitness Programs, Mobil Travel Guide, 2007.
Top Spas in North America for 2007, Mobil Travel Guide, 2007.
Hot List: Hot Spas, Condé Nast Traveler, 2007.

Not too shabby. Anyone want to have a bloggers convention here? I'm game.


  1. Someday...someday
    Thanks for letting me pretend

  2. I'm in for the bloggers convention...
    My BFF and I try to go to a spa every year and we are looking for one to celebrate our 40th birthdays (we are planning well in advance thank you very much) and this looks like it could be a winner!
    Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I love the quote too. Living Life Optimally - sounds good to me!

  3. hi there! just stopping by to let you know i tagged you on my blog!

  4. This is high on my list of places to visit. I have heard that Sea Island is struggling a bit with the high cost of the renovation and the low state of the economy, so we need to support it!

  5. The spa at the Cloisters is absoltely ezquisite! I LOVE it there.

    * I took many of the same photos ;)

    Frr some reason, I am having trouble posting on you blog

  6. Oh no you must STOP with these picks. I have spent the afternoon potty training Caspar. It's just all too much! ;) Does the spa have an outreach / sponsorship program for harrassed British Mothers?

  7. Oh, I could just live there! I want to go visit now that I've seen all your pictures from your vacation!

    Oh, and come over and see my Tucker Blair giveaway! So cute and oh so preppy!!

  8. Love it, thanks for the pics. I have been thinking about planning a trip there for a few years now.

  9. Count me in! This looks lovely ~ I'm willing to try something new ;)


  10. ooooo i could sooooooooo use that right now! thanks for the WONDERFUL distraction and constant love.

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  12. This looks beautiful!! Your pictures are fabulous!! Oh how I would love to spend some time there!!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your suggestion to use mirror paint for my "mercury glass" birds! I found it and repainted them and I'm so happy with the results!! Thanks again and have a blessed day!!


  13. Believe is just as beautiful in person!!! We went there on our honeymoon and it was THE BEST!!! You should definately have a blogger convention there! I remember the shrimp being the size of my head!!! So fun to see these pics and dream of going back one day! Hahahha...when I win the lottery!!!! or maybe a 10 year anniversary???!!!!

  14. Bloogers convention there... sign me up! YOur pictures are beautiful, I'm so happy you had a wonderful time :)

  15. I like that motto and vote YES for the blogger convention! Thanks for the note while I was gone! I am looking forward to getting caught up with you :)

  16. Granny,
    Brilliant idea!
    Do move forward with organizing a blogger convention on SI...I will be there with bells.

    Thank you for checking-in last week. It was very thoughtful and much appreciated during my "thoughtful" moment.

    Mrs. NR

  17. Wow, that looks fabulous! I think we could all use a day at that spa!