Jekyll Island, GA

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Jekyll Island which includes a garden as well as a small group of people

Formerly a private getaway for the rich and famous, the southernmost of the Golden Isles is now a relaxed retreat with beautiful beaches and wildlife encounters.

Experience the laid-back lifestyle of Jekyll Island, a former playground for some of the country’s most powerful families. Today, explore Jekyll Island’s sugar-white sandy beaches, rolling golf courses, rich ecosystems and historic sites. Discover the enchanting landscapes of this barrier island, including marshland, pristine shorelines and maritime forests.

Jekyll Island’s beaches are among its most prized features. Explore the island’s 10-mile (16-kilometer) sandy shoreline to find fun-filled swimming beaches, perfect picnic spots and waterfront dining areas. Experience the otherworldly landscapes of Driftwood Beach, strewn with windswept old trees on the island’s northern tip. Wander between pieces of gnarled driftwood and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean vista.

Picnic at the waterfront pavilions in Great Dunes Park or splash with the family at the Summer Waves Waterpark. Jekyll Island’s beaches are ideal for long strolls, water sports and relaxing on soft sands. The northern section, Jekyll Island State Park, has a picturesque campground. North of the island, gaze across St. Simons Sound. You might spot North Atlantic right whales that visit annually in the winter, as well as dolphins playing and feeding in the channel. Go on a wildlife-watching boat tour for close-up views of these creatures. Make a trip to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to meet some of the sick and injured turtles being rehabilitated on the island.

Jump on a bicycle and explore some of Jekyll Island’s 20 miles (30 kilometers) of bike trails. Look for historical landmarks, such as the colonial-era Horton House. Ride horseback or play golf at four different courses. Jekyll Island’s well-heeled heritage means that numerous magnificent old villas line the island’s riverfront. Stay in a sumptuous heritage hotel or enjoy a grand dining experience in a 19th-century mansion.

Jekyll Island is the southernmost of Georgia’s beautiful Golden Isles. Reach the island within a 20-minute drive from Brunswick. Alternatively, fly into Jekyll Island Airport. With its year-round warm weather, Jekyll Island is the perfect spot for an outdoor adventure.

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
2 out of 5
60 S Beachview Drive, I-95 Exit 29 to US-17, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is ¥11,193 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Nestled on the beach, this Jekyll Island hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island State Park, and Summer Waves Water ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (966 reviews)
"Tammy at the front desk is amazing. We will be back for another stay."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
4 out of 5
110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is ¥17,394 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Jekyll Island, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Jekyll Island Convention Center and Jekyll Island State ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (852 reviews)
"It was a great place for our stay. We will definitely consider staying again when we come back"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

The Westin Jekyll Island
Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
3 out of 5
178 SOUTH BEACHVIEW DRIVE, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is ¥13,288 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Nestled on the beach, this Jekyll Island hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island State Park, and Georgia Sea Turtle Center. ...
3.9/5 Good! (64 reviews)
"The staff are full of energy and very helpful worth staying beautiful grounds!"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island
Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island
3 out of 5
101 OCEAN WAY, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is ¥13,952 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island State Park, and Great Dunes Park. Fancy ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (347 reviews)
"This was exactly what we needed. The property was great. Sarah checked us in and was super. I hated that she had to work on Christmas, but she was courtious and professional. She provided a great start to a great 3 days. We look forward to coming again."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island
Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
3 out of 5
1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA
Nestled on the beach, this Jekyll Island villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Driftwood Beach and Jekyll Island Golf Club. Jekyll Island State Park and Georgia Sea ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (806 reviews)
"This was a peaceful, clean place by the water! The property is managed to perfection. The only downside was leaving but there’s always next year"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
5-Beautiful Suite Ocean Resort "Pool" ground level-no stairs
5-Beautiful Suite Ocean Resort "Pool" ground level-no stairs
Jekyll Island, GA
This family-friendly Jekyll Island condo building is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Horton House and Driftwood Beach. Fancy Bluff Creek and Jekyll ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Wonderful place!
"Everything was great about this trip!"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

5-Beautiful Suite Ocean Resort "Pool" ground level-no stairs
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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