By Sue Rodman
Although it was only May, the white Christmas lights sparkled as we bumped down the deserted sand road toward the beach. As we got closer, we realized those weren’t lights, but fireflies.
The Lodge at Little St. Simons Island
The Lodge at Little St. Simon’s Island is a short 10-minute boat ride from the mainland, but it feels worlds away. Since there are only 30 guests at a time at the Lodge, it’s easy to explore the 10,000-acre barrier island with seven miles of beach and 20 miles of wilderness trails without ever seeing another human. You will see lots of other inhabitants though. My boys were especially interested in the armadillos that burrowed under the boardwalk. The alligator resting next to the dock as we crabbed was a little unnerving, but well behaved. If you prefer a guided tour, on-site naturalists lead adventures for every interest.
Meals at the Lodge at Little St. Simon’s Island
The Lodge at Little St. Simon’s Island is truly an all-inclusive experience. Three gourmet meals a day prepared with ingredients from the on-site garden are delicious and if you’d rather not stop to sit down, staff will prepare a picnic lunch large enough to share. Cocktail hour brings everyone together and a grab as you wish cooler is always full.
Now is a great time to visit Little St. Simon’s Island and Explore Georgia has several packages available. The Captain Gabby kayaking adventure sounds very intriguing.
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