Jekyll Island, GA

Travel Guide
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 $109 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Nestled on the beach, this Jekyll Island hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island State Park and Summer Waves Water Park. Jekyll Harbor Marina and Great ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (962 reviews)
"We would stay here again. Glad to see continental breakfast was open; something we haven't seen since Covid. I will say the first day breakfast was better than the 2nd; more options. But I'm sure it had more to do with availability. Hotel was clean, rooms were good size, close walk to beach, parking ..."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Jekyll Island, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island State Park, Jekyll Harbor Marina, and Great ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (807 reviews)
"This was my first visit to Jekyll island and enjoyed my stay at the Westin hotel. I liked the location because it was walking distance to the beach and there were shops and restaurants across from the hotel. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The hotel was kept clean throughout the day."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

The Westin Jekyll Island
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 $133 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island State Park, Great Dunes Park, and Jekyll Harbor Marina. Summer Waves Water ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (292 reviews)
"The room size is always nice. The bathroom door rollers seem to have worn out already and the door was noisy to move."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton 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.
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
The price is $114 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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! (784 reviews)
"Spacious, quiet, and comfortable. Love the pet-friendly policy. Beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
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 $133 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jekyll Island State Park, Great Dunes Park, and Jekyll Harbor Marina. Summer Waves Water ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (292 reviews)
"The room size is always nice. The bathroom door rollers seem to have worn out already and the door was noisy to move."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island
Villa 229 in Jekyll Island
Villa 229 in Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island, GA
Situated near the beach, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Driftwood Beach and Horton House. Jekyll Island Golf Club is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (4 reviews)
All you need
"Basic rental with all you need to enjoy the area. The location is great. It is an easy bike or walk to the beach. Nice workout room on the property. Nice pool. We enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2021

Villa 229 in 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.

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