Jekyll Island

Travel Guide
Jekyll Island showing a park 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.

Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
3 out of 5
178 SOUTH BEACHVIEW DRIVE, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
The price is RM588 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
RM588
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Summer Waves Water Park and Jekyll Island ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (188 reviews)
Great stay
"I loved the hotel and the location. We stayed ski we could go to the shrimp and grits festival. We had a driver take us there because it was just easier. That service was much appreciated. Hotel was super quiet when it was time for bed. Perfect location for a sunrise at the beach."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
4 out of 5
110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
The price is RM710 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
RM710
per night
20 Dec - 21 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (969 reviews)
Great lication
"Modern, clean hotel. Great location. Easy walk to beach, Village with shops, restaurants. Beside bike path."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

The Westin Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island Club Resort
Jekyll Island Club Resort
3.5 out of 5
371 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527
The price is RM829 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
RM829
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (852 reviews)
Perfect Time.
"Lovely experience at the holidays, 3rd time here for the lights at Holly Jolly Jekyll. My favorite hotel!"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Jekyll Island Club Resort
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.
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, 31527
Stay at this 3-star beach villa in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (861 reviews)
"Food at restaurant was good but limited hours. Prices decent. Room was spacious and clean."

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2022

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
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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