Spacious. Private. With So Much to Explore. The Cloister always makes an impression. Tucked away on a remote island, it’s spacious, inside and out, with large, newly refreshed rooms and exquisite suites. Set on 50 lush acres, surrounded by the river, saltwater marshes, and the sea, with five miles of private coastline to discover. Forbes Five-Star accommodation, but you’ll feel right at home, like family. The only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five Stars 12 years in a row.
Since 1928, Sea Island has been an exceptional destination appealing to appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences. The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. It is the only resort globally to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for nine consecutive years.
Located on Georgia's southeastern coast, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis and squash centers, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister. Sea Island is steeped in golf tradition and is home to three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, as well as the nation’s most OK Golf Performance Center. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering various seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting, and organic culinary opportunities.
Accommodations in The Cloister Main Building and Wings are finely detailed, spacious, welcoming. And unique. Each room has its charm, where it's easy to recharge after the day's activities. All are impeccably designed, many with unique architectural features—Warm & Inviting - Gracious accommodations, three ways. Choose your setting - The Cloister Main Building and Wings, The Cloister Beach Club, or The Cloister Ocean Residences. But no matter where you are, rooms are finely detailed, spacious, and welcoming. Each with its charm. Just like Sea Island.
Dining -They say you are what you eat. Well, that’s lucky—the flavors of Sea Island. The choices are as plentiful as they are delicious. Dining options to suit every location, every activity, and every mood. From Forbes Five-Star elegance to breezy beachfront charm. Playful poolside dining to gastro-inspired sports grill. Warm, intimate steakhouse to French Brasserie. Wherever you are at Sea Island, you’ll always find a delicious dish. And a team of friendly faces behind it. If the way to your heart is through your stomach, then we’re all set.
''Tavola'' - You’re always welcome at the table. - Sea Island’s beloved Tavola features equal parts bright Italian flair and warm Southern charm. Beautiful hand-painted tile wainscoting, eye-catching pops of vibrant red, and cozy caramel leather banquettes are the setting for the Italian fare and warm, old-world ambiance. Chef Alan is committed to providing an authentic Italian experience that combines traditional Italian ingredients and flavors in new and creative dishes. Enjoy homemade pasta, fresh seafood, and, of course, delicious pizzas that you can watch the chef prepare as he tosses dough in the air and stokes the fire in the wood-burning oven in the open pizza kitchen. Dine al fresco year-round, thanks to an enclosed porch and garden courtyard. The bar is stocked with wines from all 20 Italian wine regions, along with spirits that pair exceptionally well with Tavola’s fare, as do classic cocktails reinvented to reflect the area. The soul of Italy isn’t just found on the menu. It’s around the table, as friends and family gather to recount their day’s adventures while experiencing an exceptional meal together.
''Southern Tide'' - Oceanside appetites. Dine oceanside overlooking the dunes of Sea Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. You don’t have to dress up, but that doesn’t mean you won’t put on the best. A beautiful setting. Fresh coastal seafood with a modern, Southern approach. Ingredients sourced from local farms. A refreshing cocktail. A well-deserved break from the activities of the day. Southern Tide’s casual, comfortable atmosphere makes it the perfect place to bring the kids, gather around a table, and share lunch or dinner. And stories of your Sea Island day. The Chef’s goal is to provide a beachfront restaurant full of life, lots of laughs, and sunny, smiling faces where all enjoy themselves.
''Colt & Alison - The Lodge'' - Rare. And very well done. With warm, rich woods, deep, vibrant colors, the glow of a wood-burning fireplace, and panoramic views of the 18th hole of Plantation, you know you have entered a special place. Whether it’s for an intimate dinner or a charming night out with friends or family, Colt & Alison provides an evening and dining experience to remember. This classic Sea Island steakhouse doesn’t just serve the finest cuts of USDA wet- and dry-aged beef, the freshest local seafood, and locally sourced side dishes. It also offers the most interactive experience of all the restaurants. Much-loved dishes such as Caesar Salad and flaming Bananas Foster prepared tableside have been joined by newcomers such as Wagyu Short Rib cooked in front of you on a Himalayan Salt Block. The team makes preparing them as much fun as tasting them. Expert Sommeliers add to your enjoyment, pairing each dish with expert recommendations. From your first glimpse to the final bite, you will leave wishing every dining experience could be as wonderfully memorable as this one.
''Sea Strike & Pub - Sea Island Beach Club'' - Far from an ordinary sports pub, featuring heavy favorites, draft beer, and cocktails on a creative gastropub menu. Grab a table, sit at the bar, challenge your friends to a game of 10-pin bowling. ''River Bar & Lounge'' - You didn’t order panoramic views of the Black Banks River, but there they are. This brasserie serves delightful French and European style dishes in a casual, lively atmosphere. ''Oak Room - The Lodge'' - Southern favorites and signature dishes. Warm leather ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and the sweet sounds of the nearby bagpiper. The Oak Room is the perfect place to unwind. ''Wonderland - Sea Island Beach Club'' - Milkshakes, malts, and floats. Hand-dipped ice creams, 65 varieties of candy, and the Sea Island classic Gold Brick Sundae. It’s no wonder so many little faces are seen pressed up against the glass. And don’t miss the daily breakfast, perfect for a quick bite. ''Pool House at The Lodge'' - Sea Island’s newest dining option is about to become a fast favorite. Delicious menu, cocktails until dusk. And spectacular panoramic oceanfront views all around. There couldn’t be a better selfie spot.
Sea Island Golf Performance Center - Having a pretty solid formula here at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center and offering a comprehensive approach to golf under the trusted expertise of world-renowned instructors who are leaders in the field. Knowledge covers each of the six core competencies - long game, short game, putting, golf fitness, club fitting, and mental game - within a state-of-the-art facility in beautiful coastal Georgia. With a deep history rooted in the passion of PGA pro-Davis Love, Jr., and later his son, Davis Love III, students of all levels are drawn to the ideal golf setting that Sea Island offers. Just ask the number of touring pros who choose to live, train, or play here.
The Spa at Sea Island - Forbes Five-Star Spa - The moment you set foot into The Spa at Sea Island, it’s like stepping into your happy place. In a space that brings the outside in with a little Georgian southern comfort. Towering palms above, smooth stones below, and the gentle trickle of water all around set a peaceful mood. And yet, you’ve never felt more awake. A place to focus on creating a better you. The Spa at Sea Island. The treatments are superb, and the space is second-to-none. Welcome to Forbes Five-Star services. And warm, inviting rooms. Water atrium featuring a hydrotherapy pool and cascading waterfall, Labyrinth, Private men’s and women’s relaxation lounges, Garden atrium for co-ed relaxation, Spatique & Beautique retail areas, Two couples suites with private balconies, Eucalyptus-infused steam room (currently closed), Dry sauna (presently closed), Mineral pool bath in the men’s and women’s private locker rooms, Somadome Therapy Pod (service enhancement).