Across a six-mile causeway, this barrier island paradise was once the exclusive playground of the very rich at the turn of ... More
Across a six-mile causeway, this barrier island paradise was once the exclusive playground of the very rich at the turn of the century. Converted to a state park in 1947, 33 structures have been restored in the 250-acre historic district as museums, art galleries, shops, and restaurants along with the grand Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Marvels of wealth and architecture, the magnificent winter homes of Rockefeller, Morgan, Aster, Pulitzer, Vanderbilt, Macy and Goodyear are open to the public. The island offers family-friendly escapes with nature trails, golf, tennis, camping and 10 miles of beach. It's a rewarding step back in time.
Jekyll Island was once the winter escape for some of America’s richest families. Members of the Jekyll Island Club, as it was called, included William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, J.P. Morgan and William Vanderbilt. Now the Island is a playground for the public and offers a variety of activities ranging from environmental education to plain old fashion beach fun. A few must-see and do items include 1) Learn the history of Jekyll Island. You can take the Jekyll Island museum's guided tour or take the walking tour (the book is about $2). 2) Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This working hospital is also a museum that raises money to help treat the turtles and it's quite a treat to see the staff in action. 3) Tideland's Nature Center. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Tidelands area, take a kayak tour of the marsh, and touch the animals in the touch tank. 4) Summer Waves Water Park. Fun, fun, fun!! Huge wave pool, slides, giant dumping bucket...5) Driftwood Beach. This area is the most photographed area of Jekyll Island. It is just breathtaking and you have to see it to believe it.
Enjoy wild waterslide rides, take a leisurely float in an inner tube boat, or ride the waves in a pool
the size of a football field while at this 11 acre water park that also offers a children's pool ...
Comfortable 2 story Motor Inn situated in Plantation Village, 12 miles from Glynco Jetport. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Refrigerator. Iron.
Telephone. Television (Cable/Satellite). Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Daily Maid Service. Coffee Maker. Telephone (Voicemail). Hotel Details:61 ...