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Jekyll Island, Deep South

Georgia's Golden Isles, Jekyll, St. Simon's, Sea Island, Little St. Simon's and Cumberland Island have a long and colourful history. Originally settled by the Spanish, wealthy planters from South Carolina set down their roots here after the American Revolution, attracted by the perfect growing conditions for “sea island” cotton.

In 1887 Jekyll Island was bought for use as an exclusive club by a group of millionaires, including the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families, who were enchanted with the islands' pristine beauty. Their opulent Gilded Age homes still stand as testimony to a vanished age. The other islands are well worth visiting, especially Cumberland Island, which has pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes that are now protected by the National Park Service.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Jekyll Island

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Jekyll Island, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Jekyll Island

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Jekyll Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island

      Jekyll Island Club Resort

      First Class

      Formerly a member’s club for the likes of Rockerfeller, the Jekyll Island Club Resort is steeped in history. This island retreat has remained largely unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century and the luxury afforded to its guests then also remains constant. The property oozes splendour and riches, with all the modern amenities and comforts you would expect. You can even enjoy a game of croquet on the front lawn.

    • Hampton Inn & Suites, Jekyll Island

      Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island

      Medium

      This oceanfront hotel sits adjacent to Jekyll Island's widest and most pristine beach, boasting spectacular views over Cumberland Island and the Atlantic Ocean.