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What's Happening at Sea Island

  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Stay connected with your favorite island!

    Whether near or far, Sea Island is always at your fingertips. Use our social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more to stay connected with your favorite island!

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  • Thanksgiving at Sea Island

    November 25-29, 2015

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

  • Christmas with The Grinch

    November 27 - December 25, 2015

    Welcoming All to Who-ville

    The Grinch—the infamous grouchy, green character from Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”—makes an appearance during holiday festivities at Sea Island this year. The Beach Club will be transformed into Who-ville,  and The Grinch, himself will participate in various activities on the property including the Reindog Parade.
    Adding to the celebration, Camp Cloister will offer classes dedicated to making Grinch ornaments, building Who-gingerbread houses, themed tie-dye, cookie baking, hat-making activities and special book readings. Sea Island will also encourage guests to grow their hearts three sizes this season by filling out and mailing a “good deeds” postcard.
    For each postcard mailed, Sea Island will donate a book  to a child in need in the Golden Isles community. 

    Keep up on all the latest Grinchy happenings, at #grinchatseaisland

    Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    November 27, 2015
    5 - 8 p.m.
    Colonial Lounge

    Celebrate the lighting of this year's Cloister tree while ennjoying the four-piece Equinox Jazz Ensemble. Santa Claus and The Grinch will be available in the Solarium for pictures in front of the Cloister Gingerbread House. This is one annual holiday tradition you do not want to miss.

    Reindog Parade
    December 21, 2015
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Beach Club

    Join the Activities Staff for the Thirteenth Annual Reindog Parade. Be sure to dress your dogs in their Christmas best because prizes will be awarded. The Grinch will be joining us as our honorary judge!

    Children's Christmas Party
    December 24, 2015
    10 - 12 p.m.
    Cloister Ballroom

    Visit with The Grinch, Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at this annual party. Enjoy fun crafts and games, snacks and live entertainment.

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  • Christmas at The Cloister: A Holiday Designer Showcase

    December 6, 2015

    The halls of The Cloister will be decked with more than boughs of holly by the talents of industry-leading, Southern interior and event designers. The lineup includes Garden and Lifestyle Expert Carmen Johnston of the Southern Living® Plant Collection; Charlestonian and owner of WED Katie Huebel; Chris Johnson and Emily Warren of Warren-Johnson Interiors in Metter, Georgia, Clinton Lane Rice freelance interior designer in Atlanta, e-based Maggie C. Griffin of Maggie Griffin Design; Devan and Justin Martin of Only Options Valdosta; Savannah native Sebrell Smith of Sebrell Smith Designer Events; and Laurie Byrne of Atlanta’s LB Originals. Designers will be available to discuss décor and this season’s holiday home trends. Christmas Carolers, a gingerbread house and a special appearance from Santa at 5 p.m. will add spirit to the most wonderful time of year. This event is complimentary and the public is welcome with advance reservations here.

  • New Years at Sea Island

    December 28, 2015- January 2, 2015

    Enjoy a variety of holiday activities for the whole family! Click here to download the complete schedule of events.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • 2016 Geopolitical Conference

    January 15 - 16, 2016

    The Sea Island Geopolitical Conference brings together a group of political and economic experts from the U.S. and the U.K to deliver a two-day program of panel discussions and inspirational talks that will explore the theme of 2016, “The Top 10 Geo-Political Concerns facing the West." The conversations will consider Russia's likely movements in 2016, the slowing down of China's economy, the instability generated by ISIS, the price of cheap oil, the US Presidential Election, the power of Silicon Valley over Main Street as well as other current events.

    Noted speakers come from the fields of economics, history and politics including Dr. Pippa Malmgren, Dr. Adrian Woolridge, Dr. Mark Haynes Daniell, Professor H.W. Brands, and Dr. James Benedict. The event is hosted by Simon Jacot de Boinod, Founder of Forum.

    See webpage for full bio

    Speaking Schedule:

    Friday, January 15
    The Cloister Ballroom

    5 p.m.
    Doors open. Cash bar.
    5:30 p.m.
    Program Introduction
    5:40 p.m.
    Dr. Pippa Malmgren
    6:30 p.m.
    Dr. Adrian Wooldridge

    An Intimate Dinner with Geopolitical Speakers

    Friday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Clubroom

    Get to know the speakers personally during this three-course dinner with Dr. Mark Haynes Daniell speaking at the conclusion of dinner. There is a charge for dinner.

    Speaking Schedule:

    Saturday, January 16
    The Cloister Ballroom

    4 p.m.
    Doors open. Cash bar
    4:30 p.m.
    Program Introduction
    4:40 p.m.
    Professor H.W. Brands – Author of Reagan: The Life 
    5:30 p.m.
    Dr. James Benedict
    6:00 p.m.
    Panel Discussion: Chaired by Dr. Mark Haynes Daniell, with all guests
    6:45 p.m.
    Book Signing for all Speakers

    Programs are complimentary; there is a charge for dinner. Reservations are required for all three events, 912-638-5111.

  • Creativity Conference Weekend

    February 12-13, 2016

    Expand your horizons and stimulate your mind by engaging with extraordinary thinkers and innovators from the arts, sciences, and media during Sea Island's third annual creativity weekend. The two-day program includes talks, Q&As, activities, and socializing with visionaries across many different fields.

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  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    September - November 2015

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  • Planning Guide

    December 2015 - February 2016

  • Sea Island Thanksgiving Squash Camp Featuring Squash Legend Peter Nicol

    November 25-28, 2015

    November 25-28, 2015

    Join squash legend Peter Nicol for a rigorous and fun Thanksgiving weekend of squash instruction, analysis and training, along with a small group Georgian Room dinner.

    Nicol holds over 50 major international squash championships and sat at the top of the PSA World Rankings for more than 60 months during his career. One of the most successful professional squash players of all time, he brings a unique and interesting insight into the game of squash.

    Available to juniors with competitive squash experience ages 12 and up and adults with some squash experience. Adult and junior sessions are available.

    For additional information and reservations contact Sea Island Squash Director Steve Hall, 912-638-5171. Limited availability.

    Click here to view schedule of events.

  • FOX & Friends co-host and author Brian Kilmeade presents "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates"

    November 27, 2015

    FOX & Friends co-host and author Brian Kilmeade presents "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates"
    November 27, 2015
    9 - 10 a.m.
    Cloister Ballroom From the authors of the New York Times bestseller George Washington’s Secret Six, the little-known story of Thomas Jefferson’s battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Brian Kilmeade – cohost of “FOX & Friends” and the national radio show “Kilmeade & Friends” – returns with another fascinating historical narrative, co-written with Don Yaeger. Like their acclaimed bestseller George Washington's Secret Six, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates sheds new light on a vitally important episode that has been forgotten by most Americans.

    Only weeks after President Jefferson's inauguration in 1801, he decided to confront the Tripoli pirates who had been kidnapping American ships and sailors, among other outrageous acts. Though inclined toward diplomacy, Jefferson sent warships to blockade Tripoli and protect American shipping, and then escalated to all-out war against the Barbary states. The tiny American flotilla—with three frigates representing half of the U.S. Navy’s top-of-the-line ships—had some success in blockading the Barbary coast. But that success came to an end when the USS Philadelphia ran aground in Tripoli harbor and was captured.

    Kilmeade and Yaeger recount the dramatic story of a young American sailor, Stephen Decatur, who snuck into the harbor, boarded the Philadelphia, and set her on fire before escaping amid a torrent of enemy gunfire. Another amazing story is that of William Eaton’s daring attack on the port city of Derna. He led a detachment of Marines on a 500-mile trek across the desert to surprise the port. His strategy worked, and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few remember Decatur and Eaton today, but their legacy inspired the opening of the Marine Corps Hymn: “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land, and sea.”

    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates tells a dramatic story of bravery, diplomacy, and battle on the high seas, and honors some of America’s forgotten heroes.

    Complimentary. Books will be available for purchase. Reservations required.

  • Expand Your Sea Island Experience

    in 2015 with 12 months of Specials

    Build your competitive skills on the court and take the "63-ball challenge"!  Learn More.

  • Downton Abbey-Inspired Weekend

    February 4-6, 2016

    The table is set but we don't yet know who will be joining Jessica Fellowes for our final Downton Abbey-inspired weekend. Just as Downton Abbey has surprised us for the past five years, we look forward to surprising you over the upcoming weeks with the show's stars who will be participating in our special weekend!

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