Located on georgia"s coastline, amid the golden isles, is the cloister, a truly sensational. In fact, it is one of only thirteen such five-star resorts in the world. For unparalleled luxury, you will know you"ve come to the right place. The area around the resort resembles a wildlife habitat, with migratory birds exploring the salt marshes that lazily wind to the sandy shore. And then, just when you are certain you have dropped into a remote paradise, you encounter the magnificent mediterranean-style entry to the cloister. Automobile executive howard coffin dreamed up the original hotel, while architect designed and brought the dream to reality. Throughout its life, the resort has attracted a steady stream of well-to-do visitors. Nine years ago, the resort underwent total renovation. Even so, original details, such as the spanish lounge and the three-story colonial lounge remain much as they have always been.