The Cloister

Rated 9.6 in 81 reviews. 155 rooms.


With the opening of The Cloister in 1928, Bill Jones and automobile magnate Howard Coffin created “a friendly little hotel” on the southern coast of Georgia. In the many years that have passed since Sea Island’s first guest, much in our world has changed. But some things – such as the values of treasuring family, friends, and nature – have remained timeless.

As the resort has evolved through the years, the simple traditions that define Sea Island have been preserved. The same children who once played on the shore years ago now bring their children and grandchildren to play on the same beach. Couples celebrate their golden anniversaries where they first honeymooned. Families reminisce of past vacations, while creating new memories and family traditions.

For more than 85 years, the foundation of genuine warmth and hospitality has remained constant. Between the marshland and the sea exists an island where the world is almost perfect. That place is Sea Island.

Located on the Georgia coast, this Sea Island resort features 8 km private beach and 3 championship golf courses. A full-service spa is on site at this Mediterranean-inspired property as well.

All accommodations offer wood furnishings, exposed beam ceilings, and handmade Turkish rugs. Extras include a flat-screen cable television. Some suites at The Cloister also feature oceanfront, riverfront, and marsh views.

Guests can relax from an active day in the sauna, hot tub, or with a massage. Guests can also enjoy full access to all amenities and dining at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club 8 km away on St. Simon’s Island.

The Cloister Georgian Room offers a fine dining spin on American Southern cuisine for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Rustic Italian cuisine is offered at Tavola and casual dining can be found at River Bar and Southern Tide.

Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum is 6 miles from the property. Guests will be 10 miles from Brunswick city centre and 18 miles from picturesque Jekyll Island State Park.

Spa Facilities

  • Pedicure
  • Hair cut
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair styling
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Light therapy
  • Spa facilities
  • Steam room
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Fitness
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Kids' pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach area
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Pool bar
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Make up services
  • Hair treatments
  • Manicure

Available Rooms

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Cloister

  1. Spa At Sea Island

    Alternate steam bath/suna with cold shower. Then relax watching mega-size TV

    69 m from hotel

  2. Sea Island Fitness Center

    Make sure you grab a complimentary apple after your workout.

    85 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  3. The Cloister at Sea Island

    Wear your pink tie in October

    86 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  4. The Georgian Room At The Cloister

    Can't go wrong with the Logan Turnpike Oatmeal or Grits! Also, if you have a party of 9-12, ask for the side room. It is beautiful!

    93 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  5. Tavola

    The Pizza Bar is fun and entertaining.

    108 m from hotel

  6. River Bar at The Cloister

    Fried green tomatoes, white been and collard green soup and a Burger are the ticket!

    141 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  7. Exclusive Resorts - The Cloister at Sea Island, GA

    176 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  8. The Sea Island Beach Club

    Unreal blackened fish sandwich from the Snack Bar. If you like slaw, it makes a great addition to the sandwich!

    291 m from hotel
    100 Cloister Dr

  9. Southern Tides Restaurant At Sea Island

    Michael is a wonderful server- welcoming, personable, and the definition of a true Southern gentleman!

    296 m from hotel

  10. Sea Island

    Don't miss the commemorative oak trees here, each planted by visiting presidents starting with Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

    343 m from hotel

  11. Sals Pizzeria

    My brother makes the best pie in the world. Come join buy plan to stay awhile. Italians make sure everything is perfect!

    2.7 km from hotel
    3415 Frederica Rd Ste E