Rejoice in the Golden Isles
In the Golden Isles, awe is a humbling state of mind. Your senses are in marvel, the flavors are authentic. The celebration of it all overwhelms you, completes you. Let yourself relish and rejoice.
Along the Georgia coast, just an hour south of Savannah, lies the Golden Isles. Comprised of four beautiful barrier islands off of Georgia: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island and the mainland city of Brunswick, the Golden Isles offers a rich and storied history: Spanish explorers seeking gold originally descended upon the territory more than 400 years ago, only to find golden islands rather than gold. Astonishing beauty, mild weather, and a natural radiance inspired the area’s name, the Golden Isles.
With its unique landscapes and plentiful wildlife that beckon visitors to return for generations, it's no wonder Travel + Leisure readers voted the Golden Isles #1 World's Best Islands in the Continental U.S. and #13 Best Islands in the World, making it the ninth consecutive year that the Golden Isles has been named to the list of Best U.S. Islands. Sparkling rivers teeming with birds, fish, and other marine life flow calmly around these golden islands on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its pristine beaches, the Golden Isles is full of natural and historical attractions and interesting guided tours to fill your days.
The Golden Isles is also heralded as a destination where the gentleman’s game of golf meets genuine Southern hospitality in a seaside setting with a rich and storied history. The area’s beauty and world-class golf courses, facilities, and instructors have earned the Golden Isles its reputation as a golfer’s paradise. Not only do the Golden Isles provide a rich golf experience, but they also come alive as nature’s playground, with acres of undeveloped land, marshes, and rivers—along with the vast expanse of ocean—begging to be explored and enjoyed.
DISCOVER EACH OF THE GOLDEN ISLES
How to Get Here
Traveling to the Golden Isles from Savannah makes the perfect day trip. St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island and Brunswick are all just over an hour south of Savannah. Travel via I-95 for the convenience of interstate amenities, or opt for US-17's scenic routes. Stop into our Golden Isles Welcome Center along I-95 between exits 42 and 38, or begin your trip with a stop into Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation directly located on US-17.