Nestled among the marshes of the Altamaha River, the Hofwl-Broadfield Plantation was home to an estate and a large rice-growing operation in the antebellum era. Today, it's a museum that illuminates the low-country lifestyle of its former inhabitants, the Brailsford family and their slaves. The main house is decorated in period style with 18th- and 19th-century furniture, the family's original silver, and vintage china, while an educational film teaches visitors about the history of the site, which became a dairy farm in the 20th century. A stop along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, the plantation's grounds are often frequented by herons, ibis, and egrets.
Aboard the Emerald Princess II cruise ship, two gaming decks host bingo, roulette, craps, and slot machines. Dealers also facilitate card games including blackjack, Texas hold'em, and stud poker—which is always played between two layers of drywall. A bistro grants a restorative break from the gambling, also attainable on the Emerald Princess II's open-air observation deck. Here, scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean abound as the 200-foot vessel cuts through the water. The staff approximates the dress code to that of a nice restaurant, so guests should refrain from wearing cut-off shorts or beachwear.
Designed in a collaborative effort between former Masters champion Fred Couples and Love Golf Design, The Golf Club at Sanctuary Grove’s 18-hole, par 71 course snakes across 7,003 yards of immaculate greenery. Golf carts nimbly traverse the course’s labyrinthine corridors, zipping players past the intervening ponds, towering pines, and trash-talking waterfowl that supply the bulk of the course’s challenges.