Choose from four picturesque golf courses on the island as well as enjoy the Jekyll Island Tennis Center - all just minutes from the hotel. Cumberland Island is 40 miles and Metropolitan Jacksonville is 65 miles away. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located just minutes from the hotel.
Popular Jekyll Island Attractions
Sunbathe, swim, beach comb or jog on Jekyll Island's 10 miles of beaches. Bathhouses and the beach deck are located mid-island which provide public showers and restrooms.
Goodyear Cottage houses the Jekyll Island Art Association, a gift shop and a free monthly art exhibit.
The island is one of eighteen sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and features several significant birding sites.
Ample opportunities for the angler, from surf fishing on the beach to relaxed outings on two freshwater lakes. Go crabbing and fishing from the pier at Clam Creek Picnic Area or try St. Andrews picnic area to surf fish and seine for shrimp. A Georgia fishing license is required for all fishing activities including crabbing and seining.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Visitors can explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, veterinary care and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood.
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Georgia's largest public golf course with three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course - From the historic links design of Walter Travis’ Great Dunes, the family-friendly Pine Lakes by Clyde Johnston, to the competition-ready Oleander. Club rentals, lessons, and schools are available.
History comes alive in exploring the District's grounds and historic structures. Adding to the experience are guided tours, exhibits, shops, restaurants, and Jekyll Island's stunning natural beauty. Daily guided tram tours begin at the Museum on Stable Rd.
Trail rides are offered Monday-Saturday, weather permitting and depart at Clam Creek Picnic area. Call 912-635-9500.
Jogging & Bike Trails
Jekyll offers over 20 miles of paved trails offering glimpses of the Island that you will never see from the confines of your car. Bikes may be rented at the hotel, at several bike rental locations or you may bring your own.
Tidelands Nature Center offers a 3-hour guided tour of Jekyll Creek or rent a canoe for a relaxing day on Rixen Pond.
Marinas, Sightseeing/Fishing Charters
Boaters Paradise offers easy access to some of the most picturesque waters on the East Coast.
Nature Walks & Historic Landscape Tours-Call 912-635-5032. Turtle Walks-912-635-4444. 4-H Tidelands Nature Center & Aquaria/Exhibit Area 912-635-5032.
A variety of shops are offered on Jekyll Island. Specialty shops, gift shops, boutiques, groceries, hardware, pharmacy, swim wear, beach gear, fishing gear as well as a bank and post office.
Summer Waves Water Park
Seasonal-More than a million gallons of splashing water fun, with 11 acres of rides, thrills, food, excitement, and cool summer times.
13 clay courts. Staff will gladly arrange a game for you. Lessons available.
Located in the National Historic Landmark District. Open Daily 9am-5pm.
Emerald Princess Casino Cruise
Enjoy day and evening cruises. Let the action ride and play the highest quality gaming action in the southeast. Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Craps and Slots!
Red Bug Motor Rentals
The early model Red Bug cars were part of Jekyll Island’s history. The earlier models were produced from 1914 to about 1930. The “Red Bugs” are back on Jekyll Island again and they are better than ever.