Georgia: Little St. Simons Island
To get to this private retreat, you'll leave your car on St. Simons Island and take a 20-minute ferry ride over to this 10,000 acre island. Here, depending upon the season, you'll find a wide variety of birds, hear alligators bellowing in the late spring, watch armadillos scurrying through the brush, and see loggerhead turtles laying their eggs in the summer. Resident naturalists are available to answer questions, and guest speakers also come at selected times. You can walk down six miles of deserted beach, collect shells, swim, horseback ride, fish and go boating.
Little St. Simons is a private island with a small number of accommodations. The resort is all-inclusive, so all meals, drinks, and activities are included. Children 8 and over are welcomed from October through April, and children of all ages are welcomed May through September. If you come during the summer, do remember to bring a supply of Skin So Soft or bug spray, as the mosquitos and no-see-ums can be fierce. If you can't stay at the resort, you can take a day trip which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call (888)733-5774 or visit them on the web at www.littlestsimonsisland.com