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.

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 $134 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$134
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
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 ...
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 Nov 17, 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 $161 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$161
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
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! (968 reviews)
"Great location for shopping and restaurants. Oceanside with short walk to beach. Nice pool and on-site restaurants. Parking is a little dicey, expect a decent walk from your car to the hotel after checking in. Check in was awful. Room wasn’t ready when it was suppose to be and the staff weren’t very ..."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 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 $189 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$189
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
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 our reviews. ...
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 Nov 26, 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 our 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 Nov 13, 2022

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
6-Coastal Jekyll Condo-Ocean complex/Pool- sleeps 4- private balcony
6-Coastal Jekyll Condo-Ocean complex/Pool- sleeps 4- private balcony
Jekyll Island, GA
Stay at this condo in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Driftwood Beach and Horton House are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (14 reviews)
Good location but small house
"Small house but good for family of four."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

6-Coastal Jekyll Condo-Ocean complex/Pool- sleeps 4- private balcony
5-Beautiful Suite Ocean Resort "Pool" ground level-no stairs
5-Beautiful Suite Ocean Resort "Pool" ground level-no stairs
Jekyll Island, GA
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Jekyll Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Driftwood Beach and Horton House ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Nice one room apartment in an apartment complex
"The room(205) is nice. It was clean and the lighting/dimmer is very good. It has a hot plate, air fryer and microwave. It needs a medium size pot as it only has a very small pot and a very large one. The refrigerator froze my food. I had it on medium setting. The beach is very nice but only accessible ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

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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