A Secret Retreat on Daufuskie Island

Accommodations include private cottages with contemporary coastal style and historical spots like the 1873 restored lighthouse turned guesthouse—all with wondrous water vistas. The storied Strachan Mansion, with its four suites, instills a gracious welcome as the first site visitors see after disembarking the ferry. Early developers bought the dwelling’s aging edifice, built on St. Simons Island in 1910, for one dollar and moved it to Haig Point by barge in the late 1980s when the community was founded. The refurbished structure boasts Southern elegance and expansive balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

After a bit of adventure, plush gathering spaces throughout the community offer food and fellowship, such as complimentary breakfast and a bar at the Strachan Mansion and an antebellum-style clubhouse that’s home to a sophisticated grill room and library. The Calibogue Club, with amazing views of its namesake sound, serves as the focal point of Haig Point’s active social scene. It is complete with a gourmet restaurant, specializing in seafood like deviled crab, along with plenty of lounge areas, including a beach club with an opulent pool and deck.