Welcome to Sea Island and to the latest issue of Sea Island Life!


RR PhotoWhile fall and winter are traditionally deemed the “holiday season,” we believe there is always something to celebrate at Sea Island. Although the Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas gifts and New Year’s Eve countdowns have come and gone, we keep the festivities going well into spring and summer, when we’re toasting marshmallows over an outdoor bonfire in place of roasting chestnuts.

We’ve dedicated much of our latest edition of Sea Island Life to highlighting these festivities along with the many ongoing activities you and your family can enjoy at Sea Island—from seining to kids’ activities at Camp Cloister. Our newest additions bring even more options. Take a sailing lesson at our Rainbow Island Water Sports center or grab some delicious fare and wine at The Market, located outside the gates of Sea Island.

We raise a glass to you with recommendations for dessert cocktails and a trend that has oenophiles talking: wines on tap. These drinks pair perfectly with dishes from any one of our fantastic restaurants and, in this issue, smoked foods and new twists on chicken take center stage. For those planning one of life’s most important milestones, we also have a feature on wedding accessories to ensure you arrive in style on your special day.

We’re so proud of our beautiful region. In the following pages, you’ll also read about the mystique of the marshes as well as the majesty of the bald eagle, just one of the awe-inspiring animals that make their home at Sea Island. Beyond nature, we profile some of the designers that are putting the South on the fashion world’s map.

Although I joined the Sea Island family in 2011, I enjoy celebrating the island’s history and those that have helped make Sea Island an award-winning resort. In our “On the Isle” section for this issue, we mark the 10th anniversary of the G8 Summit that was held at Sea Island by presenting fascinating (and often humorous) memories of the event. Meet some of our valued staff in the story titled “The Quarter-Century Club”—about an amazing group of Sea Island employees who have been with us for 25 years or more. We also introduce you to Mimi Rogers, our archivist, who helps us continue our traditions by preserving our past.

Whether you are joining us for a holiday, special occasion or simply taking in all that Sea Island has to offer, we hope you enjoy this issue of Sea Island Life and are so glad you’re celebrating along with us.

Rick Riess
Managing Director, Sea Island


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