From camping with the wild horses on Cumberland Island to the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, there are many unique vacations for couples with a variety of interests in Georgia. Here are some of our favorite island vacations for couples.
Looking to give your partner the vacation of a lifetime? Head down to Sea Island Resort in Georgia’s Golden Isles. As a four-time Forbes Five-Star award winner, Sea Island is one of the best resorts in the world. There are a number of beautiful places to stay on the island, including the breathtaking Mediterranean-style hotel, the Cloister. You and your partner can go for long walks along five miles of private beachfront. You can also spend the day at the island’s 65,000-square foot spa before a special dinner at the Georgian Room—the only Forbes Five-Star Restaurant in Georgia.
A barrier island off the coast of Savannah, Tybee Island is a great destination for couples who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy an intimate weekend alone. The island features beautiful scenery, a historic lighthouse, and wide, sprawling beaches with sweeping tides. You can head to North Beach for a day in the sun or take a boat tour and hang out with dolphins before enjoying some delicious, freshly caught seafood under the lighthouse.
If you feel like really getting away from it all, head to Little Tybee Island. This uninhabited nature preserve south of Tybee is only available by boat (or kayak if you’re feeling extra adventurous) and has camping sites where you can take in the pristine beauty of the island and see a number of rare, endangered bird species.
St. Simons Island
Also part of Georgia’s Golden Isles, St. Simons Island is a great vacation for couples who enjoy picturesque scenery and want to mix peace and quiet with a bit of adventure. Known for its sprawling beaches and marinas, you can spend the day at East Beach or go on one of the many exciting boating excursions or wildlife and fishing tours. If you’re not interested in larger group excursions, you can also head to a museum or go kayaking or canoeing at your leisure.
A favorite, secret getaway for John F. Kennedy Jr., Cumberland Island is a rare and beautiful escape from daily life. The island is located across the Cumberland Sound from Amelia Island, and only accessible by ferry. Between the wild horses grazing around the seashore and two former Carnegie mansions open to the public, this is not your typical island vacation. You can head over from Amelia Island on the ferry for a day trip to see the stunning Dungeness Ruins or tour the large Plum Orchard Estate. Many people find that a day simply isn’t enough to take in everything that Cumberland Island has to offer, especially when it comes to the sunset over the beach, so consider staying overnight at the historic Greyfield Inn. For the more adventurous couples, there are options to go backcountry hiking and camping if you get a permit and reservations—you can camp and hike around the island for up to a week. In the main campground there are restrooms, cold showers, and available drinking water.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you and that special someone just want to get out of town and relax together, check out one of these island destinations for an unforgettable weekend getaway.