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Live the southern high life on Sea Island, GA

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Want to feel like you're living the high life in a private Mediterranean villa - but on the Georgia coast? Have we got a hotel for you. 

Live the southern high life on Sea Island, GA

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Though it's been a favorite of East Coast establishment types for generations, the Cloister Resort on Sea Island remains on today's hot list of places to go.

What is your favorite time to visit Sea Island? #SeaIsland #vacation

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The big attraction is the wild 1,000 acres of a barrier island beach right in front of super-luxurious accommodations. The interiors aren't too shabby-chic, either. Look for hand-woven Turkish rugs, overstuffed chairs, and exposed wooden beams.

Sun, sea, wild life plus golf - but also romance and family fun is why people seek out this barrier island resort. 

missing this little lady on her birthday week 🥂🌎 have so much fun in europe little love! #seaisland #thecloister

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Mastering Sunday Funday. #seaisland 📷: @emruthhar

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It's a favorite wedding destination as well, where brides book two years ahead to say their 'I do' underneath a canopy of 80 year old oak trees with the rumbling of the ocean in the background...

Live the southern high life on Sea Island, GA

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...and then a fete afterwards at the Georgian Room which is considered by many to be the best restaurant in Georgia. 

A bride and her girls...such a beautiful moment! 📷: @cindyharter

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Former owner Bill Jones III, who liked the idea of 'earlier times',  proposed that his clients liked a respite from the general rudeness of society. 

People expected a certain kind of style and quality connected to the past when they went to the Cloister and that seems to still be an attraction. 

Yesteryear 👇

The Anschutz Group bought the resort and gave it a huge overhaul some years ago, which is probably one of the reasons it is still a relevant destination with younger crowds. 

👇 Today

Man's best friends are apparently welcome too. This little guy gets a chance to scare away edge-of-the-garden roaming opossums and squirrels. 

Attention to detail at it's best: expect an ever-attentive concierge with an eye for art and humor in a place known for catering to your every whim and desire. Nice one! 

What can you say to a fish that big? Will this end up on the dinner plate?

There is no modern vacation without yoga, and handsome show-offs. 

Sea Island's Nature Team patrol the beach for nesting sea turtles and hatch-lings. 🐢

The Cloister sets the bar for summer vacation in elegance and Southern style.

Southern Hospitality! Cheers to an awesome crowd. #family 📷 cred @michellewarren_mwfoto

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Have you ever been to Georgia's famed coastal islands? Are they on your bucket list now?