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Your favorite Sea Island chef cooks up a storm – in your kitchen.  Or, a Sea Island professional golf instructor brings a clinic – to you.  Maybe you’d like to host a healthy cooking demonstration and private fitness class for you and your friends – in your home.  Tell us your favorite Sea Island memory and you could win a dream custom Sea Island experience. Ninety years of history means 90 years of stories and memories, from s’mores around the fire to family Bingo night at The Cloister. When you close your eyes and think of Sea Island, what do you see? That memory could do more than take you back. It could bring you a one-of-a-kind Sea Island prize.

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Fond Memories of Sea Island

Whitney
Knoxville, TN
Sea Island holds such special family memories for us. The moments when we just take the time to rela... Read More

Whitney
Knoxville, TN
Sea Island holds such special family memories for us. The moments when we just take the time to relax and forget everything else going on in the world! We love everything from the water slide, to the Shooting School, bike rides and beach walking. Of course, there are the fabulous restaurants too! In this photo we see how much our kids have changed in 5 years!  Thank you Sea Island!

Whitney
Knoxville, TN

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Laura
Nashville, TN
As a kindergartener this year, my son wrote and illustrated a book about our trips to Sea Island.  ... Read More

Laura
Nashville, TN
As a kindergartener this year, my son wrote and illustrated a book about our trips to Sea Island.  We have been to Sea Island several times as a family and we have such fond memories.  I think my son Reid has certainly captured our fond memories through the eyes of a 6 year old.  We are schedule to come back in October for fall break. Below is the text in case is hard to read and I have scanned pictures of the book as well: Title- When I went to the Beach, Author- Reid Dale Page 1- I was going to the beach to find seashells. Page 2- I got back to the reclining chairs. Paige 3- I was swimming at the pool. Page 4- I was at the game room. Page 5- I rode my bike home. Page 6- The next day I went down to the water slide. THE END:)

Laura
Nashville, TN

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Elise
Jacksonville, FL
Our family’s Sea Island story began back in 1953, when my newlywed grandparents travelled from New... Read More

Elise
Jacksonville, FL
Our family’s Sea Island story began back in 1953, when my newlywed grandparents travelled from New Jersey to The Cloister to enjoy their honeymoon.  As they were walking into the lobby, they held the door open for another honeymoon couple who ended up checking in first. When my grandparents checked in, they became The Cloister’s 10,000th honeymoon couple and received a free stay. For their 50th wedding anniversary, our entire family -their 6 kids and 7 grandchildren, enjoyed a wonderful week back at SI. My husband and I visit regularly with our daughters. On our last visit an employee was able to locate the 1953 Honeymoon book, filled with the signatures of all couples that honeymooned in SI that year, including my grandparents’ signatures!

Elise
Jacksonville, FL

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Ryan
Atlanta, GA
I remember gathering my nerves at the Beach Club before walking north on the beach with my girlfrien... Read More

Ryan
Atlanta, GA
I remember gathering my nerves at the Beach Club before walking north on the beach with my girlfriend before asking her to marry me. We walked for what seemed like forever before I finally found it in me to drop to one knee. I was so nervous I forgot to present the ring to her! We were sitting there on the beach and after about 5 minutes I remembered the ring was in my pocket and told her "Oh yeah! Do you want to see your ring?!" We had our honeymoon at the Cloister and have returned to Sea Island every year since. It is our favorite place and we look forward to creating new memories there in the years to come.

Ryan
Atlanta, GA

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Sally
Buffalo, NY
One year we rented a cottage on 26th and the drive with another family   One day there was a knock ... Read More

Sally
Buffalo, NY
One year we rented a cottage on 26th and the drive with another family   One day there was a knock on the door; one of the girls from the other family answered it to a surprised couple.  This couple was friends with the owner of the cottage and wanted to stop by to say hi and see the house.  My mom recognized the couple and invited them in and gave them a tour of the house.  Afterwards, my mom and the other family's dad  sat and chatted with the couple.  The man asked Mr Prince about his line of work and then Mr Prince asked about his... to which the man replied "I'm the Governor of the state of Georgia"!  Yes it was Jimmy Carter!  The Carters then sent for Amy to come play with all the kids in the house!

Sally
Buffalo, NY

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Lee
St. Simons Island, GA
In the 1960’s, under the full American Plan, guests were assigned the same table and waitress/wait... Read More

Lee
St. Simons Island, GA
In the 1960’s, under the full American Plan, guests were assigned the same table and waitress/waiter for the duration of their stay. Our table was in the main dining room, and for several visits we were fortunate to have Carmen Cross as our server. Carmen’s Irish wit paired nicely with our Italian informality and sense of fun. One evening, while she was placing finger bowls before us, one of my teenage brothers, quite full of himself and feeling very “James Bondish” in his white dinner jacket, looked with disdain at the finger bowl in front of him and then at Carmen. “What, no rose petals?” Carmen just smiled and didn’t take the bait, but the following evening, and every evening thereafter, there were rose petals in his finger bowl!

Lee
St. Simons Island, GA

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Libby
New York, NY
Our wedding at Sea Island was perfect, despite some weather-related surprises along the way! The aft... Read More

Libby
New York, NY
Our wedding at Sea Island was perfect, despite some weather-related surprises along the way! The afternoon of our wedding, torrential downpours came out of nowhere. Sea Island's wedding team scrambled to move everything inside, and even (very last minute) decorated the Spanish Lounge to make it look more like a "garden", which had been our original venue. While we were saying our vows (indoors), the sun broke through the clouds and the rest of the day went off without a hitch. At the end of the night, the wedding team surprised us with the most dramatic, incredible "sparklers" (that term doesn't do them justice!!) to see us off - we couldn't believe it as they shot up from the ground right as our golf cart cruised past. We were so excited!!

Libby
New York, NY

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Sarah
Knoxville, TN
My husband and I honeymooned to Sea Island in 2016. I remember people asking me why we didn’t want... Read More

Sarah
Knoxville, TN
My husband and I honeymooned to Sea Island in 2016. I remember people asking me why we didn’t want to go to an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean like a lot of newlyweds do. That was an easy answer for us- Sea Island is so much more! From the impeccable service as soon as you arrive, the nothing but friendly faces you see all over the resort, to the small details that the staff notices and pays such close attention to. On our last night there, we were surprised with a dessert that was so thoughtful, and we had no idea the restaurant staff even knew we were honeymooning. WHAT. A. PLACE. We hope our marriage can embody all that Sea Island does- so warm, welcoming to all, and true service to others. We hope to be back soon!

Sarah
Knoxville, TN

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Rennie
Greenville, SC
Too many fond memories of Sea Island for our family for the last 20+ years; but my FAVORITE was in J... Read More

Rennie
Greenville, SC
Too many fond memories of Sea Island for our family for the last 20+ years; but my FAVORITE was in July 2018 when we were there along with my brother's family to celebrate the NUMBER "5"! My nephew turned "5" and my husband turned "5-0" on our vacation! The Cloister, Lodge and Sea Island did NOT disappoint! The staff really went out of their way to help these fellas feel pretty special and they definitely made it a most memorable occasion! As a matter of fact, we are coming back this July to see if birthdays "6" and "51" for them can be equally fun! ;) With Sea Island we know it will always be PERFECT as we have celebrated many a milestone there! DREAMING of winning to help celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this year! See ya'll soon!

Rennie
Greenville, SC

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