When you think of Savannah, Georgia, delicious food, rich history, and stunning architecture come to mind. Camping out on a private island? Not so much. But, The Alida Hotel, which just opened last October, wanted to give guests of its Penthouse suite a unique opportunity to sleep under the stars on an island where no one is allowed to spend the night.
The boutique property partnered with Outside Brands to offer an overnight under the stars "glamping" package on Page Island, available exclusively to guests of The Alida's Penthouse. Occasionally a group may stop by for a kayaking session off of Page. But otherwise, it's an entirely private island and the only way to have a full day there, and most importantly glamp overnight, is to book with The Alida. Otherwise, there are no cabins, tents, etc. and people can not stay overnight.
So, what will guest get to experience? You start by spending a night in the 2,700-square-foot Penthouse, complete with a private wraparound balcony overlooking bustling River Street and the Savannah River. Guests have the choice of heading into Savannah for dinner, or tap signature restaurant Rhett, led by Executive Chef Jason Starnes, for an in-room meal served in the dining room or on the balcony by the fire pit.
The next morning, you'll hop on a private boat for Page Island, a chain of nine hammock islands spanning 40 acres tucked between Savannah, Palmetto Bluff, and Daufuskie Island. In partnership with Outside Brands, The Alida has taken all of the luxuries found in the Penthouse—from the comfortable mattress to the linens and even the minibar—and transported it to Page Island for a night under the stars.
Since guests at The Alida are the only ones who can stay overnight at Page Island, it's the only way to get an authentic private island experience just off the coast of Savannah. Guests will work with Outside Brands to coordinate their perfect day, be it shrimping, crabbing, kayaking, hiking, or even just napping in a hammock surrounded by trees, green grasses, white-sand, and blue tidal waters. When on the island, all meals will be coordinated, from packed picnics for a boat ride to dinner under the stars.
The next morning, head back to The Alida for a dip in the year-round, outdoor saltwater pool followed by an afternoon cocktail at The Alida's rooftop bar, The Lost Square, to round out the experience.
What can you expect to pay for the one-of-a-kind overnight? The package is $5,000 per night and includes lunch and dinner for two daily.