Grand Getaways: The Cloister

The Cloister, Sea Island

Though it’s only an hour south of Savannah, The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia, will transport you to a world away for unparalleled luxury amid natural beauty. At first blush, you may think the area is a protected wildlife habitat, with migratory birds bobbing in the salt marshes and the Black Banks River winding along a 15-mile stretch of sandy shoreline. But then, you behold the magnificent Mediterranean-style façade of The Cloister.