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90 Years of Memories

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You told us your favorite Sea Island memories. And now you may win a dream custom Sea Island experience along with Molton Brown outfitting your home with an assortment of items from their luxury bath collection. Ninety years of history means 90 years of stories and memories, from s’mores around the fire to family Bingo night at The Cloister.

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Fond Memories of Sea Island

Anna
McLean, VA
15 years I’ve been coming to the place that has seen me at my worst and best. They’ve seen me gr... Read More

Anna
McLean, VA
15 years I’ve been coming to the place that has seen me at my worst and best. They’ve seen me grow up and have sparked the independent, spunky 15-year-old I am today. I could just tell an ordinary memory, but have decided to tell a story that falls deep in my heart. I was born with a whole in my heart and that summer, while ten years old, had to have open heart surgery. While I was leaving, I came to say good bye to the counselors of camp cloisters that became my dear friends, but they had a surprise in store for me. They had decorated a Sea Island bag and filled it with toys, coloring books and things that would help while I was in the hospital. Thinking about this story always brings me back to the good ‘ol days growing up at Sea Island.

Anna
McLean, VA

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Heather
Frisco, TX
We had been once before in 2011. My husband, me, our 2 year old son, my folks & my brother. To s... Read More

Heather
Frisco, TX
We had been once before in 2011. My husband, me, our 2 year old son, my folks & my brother. To say we fell in love would be the biggest understatement of the century. We promised ourselves we would return as often as we could, but naturally life happened. I got pregnant with our second which we sadly lost, my brother found his amazing future wife and we couldn’t make it the following summer... or the next. By Sept 2013, we all agreed it was time to book our next S.I. adventure for July 2014. We couldn’t wait. Then out of nowhere, we learned a baby girl was on the way for us. I remember telling my mom, ‘I just want her to get here, be healthy and be next to me on the beach...’ And before you knew it, she was...Baby Brooke @ 12 weeks.

Heather
Frisco, TX

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Elizabeth
Houston, TX
Tennis, tennis and more tennis! If I wasn’t in tennis clinics, I spent a lot of time watching my f... Read More

Elizabeth
Houston, TX
Tennis, tennis and more tennis! If I wasn’t in tennis clinics, I spent a lot of time watching my father, Mike Mills, play the game he loved so much. He played twice a day some days. Also organized tournaments with his large group of friends who would meet up in Sea Island every summer (Month of July) . They even created their own trophies and called it the “Sea Island Cup”. My dad passed away almost 9 years ago. I’m entering this memory and photo in his honor. The year was 1979 and my father (in yellow shorts) is pictured with one of his best friends, Charlie. Sea Island was such a special place to him and our family. And Sea Island tennis was one of his best times.

Elizabeth
Houston, TX

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Margot
Bernardsville, NJ
The Plantation Supper as we now know it used to be known as the “Fish Fry” and my favorite memor... Read More

Margot
Bernardsville, NJ
The Plantation Supper as we now know it used to be known as the “Fish Fry” and my favorite memory when we were kids....when it was held up on the beach north of 36th street, the current site of Ocean Forest.  My memories are clear as day....a rustic setting, the wonderful southern music, hush puppies, and wandering free through the greenery and shrubbery..and of course, the Jeep train!  I am a third generation Sea Island cottage owner, currently sharing the magic with our children, the fourth McBride generation!!

Margot
Bernardsville, NJ

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Helen
Watkinsville, GA
My parents honeymooned at The Cloister back in the late 70’s, and I can often remember them taking... Read More

Helen
Watkinsville, GA
My parents honeymooned at The Cloister back in the late 70’s, and I can often remember them taking weekend getaways there as well. They love to talk about what they refer to as “The Old Cloister” and how there were no TVs in the rooms! They remember the attention to details Sea Island offers, like how everyone used to gather around the fireplace at night for milk and cookies. So naturally, when my husband and I were searching for an anniversary trip destination or weekend getaway, we chose Sea Island. It has always exceeded expectations and it’s fun to compare memories with my parents! We love the idea of keeping tradition. We would like to add a family trip with our boys sooner than later in hopes they will love it like we do!

Helen
Watkinsville, GA

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Cherie
Atlanta, GA
My husband, Ed, and I grew up vacationing on Sea Island. Our love for Sea Island led us to The Clois... Read More

Cherie
Atlanta, GA
My husband, Ed, and I grew up vacationing on Sea Island. Our love for Sea Island led us to The Cloister in 1978 for our honeymoon! This year we are celebrating our FORTIETH wedding anniversary and are returning to The Cloister to celebrate! We always love to look in the “honeymoon” albums in The Cloister for our picture! We brought are children to Sea Island to vacation. Now the children have their own children and we still return to Sea Island with multigenerations.  Ed and I are blessed with wonderful memories of Sea Island as children, teenagers, young adults, parents and now grandchildren! Happy Birthday Sea Island!

Cherie
Atlanta, GA

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Suzie
Chicago, IL
It started with Mom & Dad went on a trip in 1972 with friends one year. As our family grew we co... Read More

Suzie
Chicago, IL
It started with Mom & Dad went on a trip in 1972 with friends one year. As our family grew we continued to share in the island life with our family each April. A long road trip from Olympia Fields, IL. to Sea Island, GA. but once we hit the Frederica River Bridge onto St. Simons Island we knew we were close. My favorite thing to keep repeating to my parents is "Are we there yet" even today we still laugh about my excitement. A month stay at Cottage #69 in April for Easter. Close to the beach/pool. Flying kits with my siblings to see who's would go up the highest. Going down the the pier to catch crabs for dinner- so fun!, Finding treasures on the beach in sea life. Bike rides up/down the path, looking at all the beauty of the island.

Suzie
Chicago, IL

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Erin
Clermont, FL
It’s hard to choose just one favorite memory from my stays at Sea Island but I think I’d have to... Read More

Erin
Clermont, FL
It’s hard to choose just one favorite memory from my stays at Sea Island but I think I’d have to choose most recently celebrating my 16th wedding Anniversary at The Lodge. My husband and I have traveled many places over the years but Sea Island is honestly a place we hold very close to our hearts. We just love all the details and sincerity the employees show when we visit, it just feels like home. This year we had the most delicious dinner at Colt & Allison where we sat at a table covered in rose petals. Our waiter was outstanding and even made me the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had. I’m already dreaming about our next visit!

Erin
Clermont, FL

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Melissa
Willowbrook, IL
My first trip to Sea Island was in 1958 as a young child with my family. We stayed in the River Hous... Read More

Melissa
Willowbrook, IL
My first trip to Sea Island was in 1958 as a young child with my family. We stayed in the River House. It was love at first sight for all of us! We returned each year. When I was married in 1970 my husband and I traveled to the Cloister to spend our honeymoon! The following year my husband was a server during the summer at the Cloister! We were expecting our first child at that time too. When it was time to go to the hospital Howard Jones told us to call him and he would escort us to Glynn Memorial Hospital as he was a volunteer fireman! Howard sat in the waiting room with my husband until our first baby girl was born! Since that year we have come back each year with our entire family.... now 4 married children and almost 10 grandchildren!

Melissa
Willowbrook, IL

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