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90 Years of Memories

90 Years of Memories


You told us your favorite Sea Island memories. And now we share them. Ninety years of history means 90 years of stories and memories, from s’mores around the fire to family Bingo night at The Cloister. Enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Fond Memories of Sea Island

Courtney
Huntersville, NC
My wedding!!!!!! My husband and I were married in the Sea Island Chapel and the entire day was magic... Read More

Courtney
Huntersville, NC
My wedding!!!!!! My husband and I were married in the Sea Island Chapel and the entire day was magical. From check in to check out, the Sea Island Staff was on point making sure  our entire stay was flawless. We have been back multiple times since and every time, we are always treated like celebrities. Even after the big day, many of our wedding guests have planned trips back down to Sea Island because they had that much fun! If I could live in The Cloister I would.

Courtney
Huntersville, NC

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Catherine
Birmingham, AL
For the first 25 years of my life, June 16th was my favorite day. This is the day our Sea Island vac... Read More

Catherine
Birmingham, AL
For the first 25 years of my life, June 16th was my favorite day. This is the day our Sea Island vacation began. The next 2 weeks would be the best of my summer, most of which were spent in cottages 29 and 30 on 8th Street. The entire Bethea clan would spend 2 weeks swimming, biking, crabbing, and charging goldbrick sundaes to their magic Sea Island number. (Ask anyone in my family and we can still recite our charge numbers.) We loved jeep train rides, finding shells at the end of the Island, and chip and putt. We were such a large group that there would often multiple members of the family that won bingo in the same night. These summers and the memories (that are too numerous to count) we share are treasured by all of us.

Catherine
Birmingham, AL

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Constance
Duluth, GA
Sea Island brings back so many memories but the memory that stands out the most was our first family... Read More

Constance
Duluth, GA
Sea Island brings back so many memories but the memory that stands out the most was our first family vacation. My husband and I got so brave and decided to take our quadruplets to Sea Island over  forth  of July. To say it was magical is an understatement.  My favorite memory was the night we all got dressed up for dinner. The kids were so excited to see their mom and dad in black tie . But the look on their  little faces when they saw me all dressed up was priceless.  Sea island will always be our top vacation destination.

Constance
Duluth, GA

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Oliver
Winnetka, IL
There has never been a time in my life when Sea Island was not my favorite place in the world. Every... Read More

Oliver
Winnetka, IL
There has never been a time in my life when Sea Island was not my favorite place in the world. Every summer, my family travels down south to stay at the Cloister, which has become a second home to us. The food, the beach, and the sun are second to none, but what makes Sea Island the most special are the people who treat us like family. I know our summer tradition will continue for many generations to come when we bring our children and grandchildren to the Cloister. Jumping for joy is what we want to do every morning...thats is, until we realize vacation is over until next summer.

Oliver
Winnetka, IL

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Meredith
Wilmington, NC
My family and I have started the tradition of staying atThe Cloisters for New Years. It’s a wonder... Read More

Meredith
Wilmington, NC
My family and I have started the tradition of staying atThe Cloisters for New Years. It’s a wonderful way to get away after the business of the holidays and just be together as a family. The staff takes such good care of us so we can relax and just be. Our children love the family party at the beach club on New Year’s Eve and the fun games and amazing food they get to try. We all stay up until midnight and watch the fireworks from the beach. The next morning, they get up and take a cold dip in the ocean at The Polar Plunge!  It just doesn’t get much better than that! We look forward to returning every year and love making these sweet memories in beautiful Sea Island.

Meredith
Wilmington, NC

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Cindy
West Palm Beach, FL
I recently made a new favorite memory at the Beach Club. The rains came heavy and I had to retreat u... Read More

Cindy
West Palm Beach, FL
I recently made a new favorite memory at the Beach Club. The rains came heavy and I had to retreat under the overhang. The storm passed and took with it the winds needed for the Skipper to sail our Hobie Cat. We waited out the windless sea. Finally the winds returned and we sailed for a bit in the slow wind. Sailed into a dead calm. Nothing. No wind. The crew was deciding to deploy the Jet Ski to pull us back in...and I jokingly said just bring Pina Coladas. The Jet Ski came and so did the Pina Coladas (Virgin that is!) !! What a treat & somehow the Jet Ski brought with it the winds, and we were able to Sail on! Thanks to all the crew for a fun and memorable trip! This Rainbow appeared over the water sports hut the next morning!

Cindy
West Palm Beach, FL

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Ted
Carrollton, TX
A number of years ago I traveled to Sea Island and stayed at The Cloister. I was there to conduct a ... Read More

Ted
Carrollton, TX
A number of years ago I traveled to Sea Island and stayed at The Cloister. I was there to conduct a signing session of items with Davis Love III to be offered for sale in the PGA Tour gift catalog and other places. Prior to arriving his agent asked if I wanted to play golf, which, of course I did! I drove in after dark, which in itself was interesting seeing trees like I'd never seen before. I spent a couple of hours with Davis, one of the nicest and most well spoken athletes I had ever met. He asked if I was set for golf that afternoon and I said yes. I later went in to the pro shop and the pro behind the counter said, "Oh your Davis's friend! I said, I am now!!" I had a great round of golf - and created a lifelong memory.

Ted
Carrollton, TX

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Aly
Mount Pleasant, SC
My now husband and I went to Sea Island for our honeymoon. Staying at The Cloister completely blew a... Read More

Aly
Mount Pleasant, SC
My now husband and I went to Sea Island for our honeymoon. Staying at The Cloister completely blew away our expectations. The customer service and attention to detail was incredible, even down to anticipating when I needed more milk for my coffee without me having to ask. We lucked out with amazing weather at the end of February to explore the property and the beach, and every corner was gorgeous! We ended our trip with an amazing meal listening to a bagpiper on the golf course. Truly an unforgettable experience. We’ve already decided that this will be our anniversary spot as well!

Aly
Mount Pleasant, SC

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Alan
Jacksonville, FL
Sea Island will always mean a lot to me because my favorite golfer, Davis Love III lives there. My s... Read More

Alan
Jacksonville, FL
Sea Island will always mean a lot to me because my favorite golfer, Davis Love III lives there. My son is also named after this golfing great. I was fortunate enough to spend my 5th year wedding anniversary in St. Simons and was able to play a round of golf with my wife on the Retreat course. Even though we weren’t able to stay at this beautiful resort at the time, I would love the opportunity to stay there and experience all the resort encompasses.

Alan
Jacksonville, FL

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