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Your Tybee New Year

Start Your New Year Off Right with a Tybee Island Getaway

The new year comes annually, yet for some reason, its imminence is always a surprise. Time really does fly. It’s hard to believe that 2016 is pretty much over, but like always the time has come to redirect our attention toward the future. Starting the new year off right is key to keeping the good energy flowing all year long. And what better way to welcome alignment, positivity and adventure into your 2017 than with a fantastically fun beach retreat?

Participants for the Annual Polar Bear Plunge run into the freezing water off of Tybee Island South Beach on New Years Day 2009. This year’s Plunge will take place Friday at noon. (Savannah Morning News File Photo)

Unlike most of the mainland, Tybee Island still enjoys considerably warm weather during the winter months, making it a prime locale for your New Year’s weekend getaway. Ring in the New Year with a spectacular seaside fireworks display, then solidify your resolutions by taking the Tybee Polar Plunge! Whether yours is a romantic trip for two, a girlfriend getaway or a family fun excursion, you’re in for a good time this New Year’s on Tybee. Here’s your ultimate must-see, must-do guide for the perfect start to 2017 on the island.

Stay at any one of Tybee’s luxury accommodations.

Any good getaway starts with great accommodations, and Tybee has a wide variety of hotelsB&Bs and beachside rentals awaiting your occupancy in 2017. A healthy dose of rest and relaxation is the perfect recipe for rejuvenation and a renewed perspective in the new year –two things that we’re definitely going to need in the years to come. Desoto Beach Hotel is among Tybee’s top choices for high-quality accommodations. This beautiful beachfront hotel is the only one of its kind, boasting a surfeit of amenities that are sure to up the comfort factor during your stay. Take advantage of their heated pool during the cooler weather months, and enjoy opulent ocean views from their well-stocked game room. And with direct beach access, you’ll be right on the action.

If you want beach proximity with the added benefits of privacy and seclusion, check out the impressive selection of properties offered by Tybee Vacation Rentals. The rental company has more than 200 properties available to accommodate a variety of party sizes, ensuring that your needs will be met whether you’re traveling with a significant other, the immediate family or a gaggle of friends. Each property comes beautifully furnished, offering a variety of R&R-inducing amenities, and many feature direct beach access as well. With complexes, condos and cottages so tranquil, you probably won’t want to leave!

Star in a beachside photoshoot.

If you give a mouse a cookie, she’s probably going to ask for a glass of milk. And if you take a refreshing getaway to kick off the new year, you’re probably going to want a nice photo to memorialize it. While the cameras of our smart phones have gotten unequivocally better at delivering clear, quality images, sometimes it’s nice to have a shot created by expert eyes, one with the right perspective and light – an image that eternally captures the emotion of such an ephemeral moment. What better occasion to have an exquisite portrait taken than the New Year? You can look back on it to remind yourself of the joy and hope you had at the year’s start, and to push yourself to keep that positivity running through all year long. Book a beachside session during New Year’s weekend with Wen McNally to create a physical token of resolution that’s uniquely yours. Specializing in family photos and romantic portraits, Wen McNally’s remarkable portfolio evinces that she has the both experience and the eye to create an indelible image you and yours are sure to love through 2017 and beyond.

Update your look at an island salon.

The saying goes, New Year, new you. Transformation tends to take shape from the inside on out, so why not celebrate your new vision with a new look? Two premier Tybee salons can help you make that change. The talented stylists at Mermaids on Tybee Salon can take any head of hair and make it marvelous! Mermaids Salon specializes in vibrant color and crafted cuts for the whole family. The skilled hairstylists are trained in the latest treatments and techniques to keep you looking current. Only certified organic color and top-notch products are used at Mermaids Salon, ensuring that the health of your hair is a top priority. The salon also offers a variety of skin care services to help you maintain a healthy, radiant glow throughout the seasons. Book your New Year’s appointment soon!

For a head-to-toe makeover, schedule an appointment at Salon Isobe. Owned and operated by a master hairstylist, this full-service salon keeps Tybee’s men, women and children in top condition, making it a great place to be for any couple or group this New Year’s weekend. Salon Isobe exclusively uses All Nutrient – a sulfate-free, organic and vegan haircare line – on client tresses, ensuring that a healthy, happy hair experience is standard. The nail services at Salon Isobe are overseen by a podiatry-certified nail technician, which prioritizes cleanliness and high quality care. Whether you’re coming in for a cut and color, a mani and pedi or both, you’re sure get the look you’ll love at Salon Isobe.

Go on a deep-sea adventure.

Every getaway needs a good adventure to culminate the trip. Punctuate yours with a deep-sea charter, presenting you with the tempting opportunity to get in touch with nature while exploring your wild side. In celebration of the New Year, try something you’ve never done before. If you’ve yet to witness fun-loving dolphins flipping and squealing at sea, Captain Mike and Captain Derek have just the boats for you. Or if you haven’t had the chance to reel in a sizable shark or stingray on your line, set sail with Crabdaddy’s River Adventures or Brown’s Reel ‘Em In Deep Sea Fishing. Navigate Tybee’s meandering waterways with the ones you love in a kayaking tour courtesy of North Island Surf & Kayak. And of course, there’s always the annual Polar Plunge. Don’t start 2017 off on the wrong foot. Make the most of it out on Tybee!

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