There’s nothing we love more than the stories of generations of families staying with us on St. George Island. Folks who came here as children can often be found in the sand and surf with toddlers of their own, making memories that are by no means the same, but linked by love and location.
There are more than 300 homes in the Resort Vacation Properties stable, and they’re all family friendly, but what many might not realize is just how great the island and its amenities are for young families. First and foremost, all our properties are within walking distance of the beach or bay, and there are safe walking and biking paths throughout the island to make sure that wherever you want to go, you can get there with ease.
The busier beach towns may be great for college kids and older families, but a packed beach and bustling strip malls are daunting for parents of youngsters. They can have the metaphorical eyes in the back of their heads, but they can’t see everything, and the secluded beaches of St. George Island ensure they don’t have to. And considering how many young families also bring their family pets to the island, all of those same beaches — and many of our properties — are pet-friendly.
Convenience is also a huge asset to families with young children. During a destination vacation, it’s a necessity. Whether someone (or everyone!) needs a nap or a timeout, or the provisions get low and an hour round-trip is just out of the question, keep in mind the island is only a mile wide, so no matter where you may be, you’re within a few minutes of everything you need. Traffic is rarely an issue, and since everyone here lives on “island time,” you can always head right back out and resume your regularly scheduled fun!
The best part about bringing the kiddos to St. George Island, as true now as it was generations ago, is that you get to build in them a love of island activities — like fishing, sandcastle building, kite flying, and so much more — in their formative years, so that when they grow up and have families of their own, they’ll keep the tradition going!