Visit 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 island's 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.
Suggested itineraries featuring Jekyll Island
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Jekyll Island, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Jekyll Island
- Fernandina Beach 28 miles away
- Savannah 73 miles away
- St. Augustine 82 miles away
- Charleston 147 miles away
- Crystal River 166 miles away
- Tallahassee 176 miles away
- Orlando 176 miles away
- Cape Canaveral 192 miles away
- Tampa 225 miles away
- Florida 226 miles away
- Clearwater 231 miles away
- Atlanta 254 miles away
- Anna Maria Island 259 miles away
- Sarasota 267 miles away
- Panama City Beach 268 miles away
- Charlotte 290 miles away
- Wilmington 298 miles away
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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.
Formerly a member’s club for the likes of Rockefeller, 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.
This oceanfront hotel sits adjacent to Jekyll Island's widest and most pristine beach, boasting spectacular views over Cumberland Island and the Atlantic Ocean.