Eagle Island Chosen by London Times in Top Islands
Eagle Island, Georgia, Chosen by London Times
“You can have one all to yourself and it doesn’t have to cost a bomb”
Darien, GA (May 2010) The May 1st headline reads “20 affordable private islands for hire ~ Hiring an island for an exclusive holiday isn’t just for the super-rich. Here are some good value options for groups” which recently appeared in the May edition of the London Times travel section.
Eagle Island, Georgia was chosen along with 20 exotic locales. Journalist James Ellis’ introduction states “You can have one all to yourself and it doesn’t have to cost a bomb”.
They include (among others):
IndiaTorsa Island, Scotland
Sindabezi Island, Zambia
Île de Patiras, France
The House in the Sea, Cornwall, UK
Baron Island, Spain
Torsa Island, Scotland
Each chosen island has featured amenities that include their regional signatures that range from olive groves, whale watching and icebergs to a working mango farm and olive groves. They boast hosting ‘royalty to writers’ ~ even a ‘Robinson Crusoe fantasy’.
Owner, Capt. Andy Hill has been developing his southeast Georgia collection of private islands for 10 years. EAGLE ISLAND is far “from reality – near perfection”. It is one of America’s most secluded private islands on the Atlantic coast. A 10-minute boat ride from Darien, Georgia (a small fishing town 60 miles south of Savannah), Eagle Lodge is an extraordinary vacation hideaway for nature lovers, sportsmen, girls’ escapes, honeymooners and families. Completely outfitted with luxurious amenities, the Lodge comes with an uninhabited 10-acre private island, which offers all the wilderness and mystique one could expect of a Southern coastal island. Guest services provide round trip boat transportation or lodge guests can bring their own boat and Capt. Andy will introduce them to the rivers/local waterways out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Eagle Lodge sits alone – surrounded by wildlife and plants in their natural environment, offering peace, quiet and complete seclusion if vacationers want it. Thousands of acres of Georgia coastal marsh separate the island off from the rest of the world, although the wild beaches of Sapelo Island are only a short boat ride away and the Darien docks are nearby if dining at a restaurant is the day’s plan. The full kitchen is alluring since guests bring food, beverages and an enthusiasm for preparing freshly caught crab and fish from the island’s private dock. Or guest services will stock the lodge with your food & beverage prior to arrival. The 5-moon outdoor kitchen features oyster steam, low country boil cooker, gas or charcoal grill, prep table and sink.
The London Times states:
Eagle Island, Georgia, USA Located where the Atlantic meets the American coast, on the Georgia salt marshes, this island is at the centre of one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. The island’s cabin has been built to sleep ten and features a hot tub for steaming up, an ice machine for cooling down, crab traps to catch dinner and a fire pit to cook it on. Cost (per night): $400 (£263) for two, $500 three to ten, self catering. Details 001 912 222 0801. www.privateislandsofgeorgia.com