I woke up knowing that I was headed to the most tranquil place in the State of Georgia. I packed light for a girls’ getaway trip to Eagle Island. Eagle Island is located off the coast of Darien, Ga., on a back barrier island. It took me exactly four and a half hours to get to my destination and a half a tank of gas.

Six ladies were invited to this great escape getaway, and I was proud to be one of the lucky ones along for the ride. Leigh Cort, publicist for Private Islands of Georgia, also came along for the fun. We met at a great seafood restaurant called Skippers for lunch. We all introduced ourselves and quickly got to learn each other’s career in travel journalism.

Captain Andy, who’s a hottie, owns several private islands. He showed up a little bit later. After lunch, we headed to his boat where we loaded up and cruised over to our lodging. He gave us a tour of the island as we watched dolphins and alligators go about their merry way.

We hopped off the boat and headed to the 1,500-square-foot lodge. The Eagle Island Lodge that we stayed in can hold up to 12 guests.  It’s well-equipped with fun and function. Captain gave us a tour of the lodge and made sure all of our needs were accommodated. Everything one would need they have at the lodge from wi-fi; fully equipped indoor and outdoor kitchens; plenty of sleeping space on upper and lower levels; plush linens; washing machine and dryer; indoor and outdoor showers; hot tub,screened-in, wrap around porch with swings and hammocks; fireplaces; and so much more. If you love to fish or like to go crabbing, you can do that on the dock as well. If you’re really fancy and have your own boat, you’re welcomed to bring it. They also have kayaking and boat rentals.

After we all settled in, it was time for a little girl time. We talked about our families and why we loved what we do for a living. Captain Andy and his staff cooked a low country boil for us, and it was delicious! We all had dinner on the outside deck while mingling and sipping on cocktails. When the sun set, we started to hear mother nature at her best. I never knew frogs made such a loud noise at night, but it was music to my ears.

Eagle Island is a great weekend getaway, full of adventure and a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I will be here for four days, so please check back for my fabulous pictures and more fascinating stories.

For further info, please visit www.privateislandsofgeorgia.com.

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