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Georgia's Sea Island Spa has antidote for winter

Cabin fever got you down?

Need a spring tonic?

Georgia's Sea Island Spa has the perfect antidote for winter blues. Set on broad beaches and secluded waterways, this historic southern resort harbors an extensive spa and wellness program. Family-oriented activity gives parents plenty of options to spa or join the kids in beach and water sports.

Best news: Arrival of new spa director Ella Stimpson. A southern native, Ella has been taking the Wynn resorts' spas to new heights in Las Vegas for the past four years. Plus serving as chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA) and participating in the Washington Spa Alliance Symposium.

The Cloister resort put Sea Island on the map in the 1980s. Traditional southern hospitality and manners were strictly observed. Change came with the opening of the spa at the beach club. Healthy meals were introduced along with body treatments like thalassotherapy with sea algae, and skincare to age well.

Spa guests stay in modern lodges overlooking the Atlantic Ocean beach. Spring arrives early in these southern climes, ideal for tennis and golf. Check out bikes at the cycling center, or go kayaking.

Located about 70 mles from Savannah or Jacksonville airports, Sea Island is a quiet escape from winter. The sea-scented air and oak trees draped in Spanish moss envelop you in beauty and a sense of renewal.

Contact: 800/732-4752; www.seaisland.com