Hotel at a Glance: Beachview Club Hotel
The sand is the focal point at Beachview Club Hotel: you can hear the sounds of the ocean as you wake up in the morning, as the beach is just outside the doors of the hotel. You can get ocean views from the landscaped gardens and lawns of the property, too. In between beach visits, check out the restaurants of Jekyll Island, ride on miles of bike paths, or visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
- Walk to the beach: The sand is right outside the hotel doors.
- Soak away stress in the giant 16-person hot tub, or splash around in the heated outdoor pool
- Rent a bike from the front desk to get around—the island is small enough to make biking an excellent transportation option.
- Make a meal in your room, which has a kitchen; you can pick up groceries from Jekyll Island’s little grocery store.
Jekyll Island, Georgia: Kayaking, Golf, and Pristine Beaches
Situated 90 miles south of Savannah, Jekyll Island is one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles, a quartet of barrier islands that hug the Atlantic coastline. Jekyll Island was once the exclusive winter playground of wealthy families including the Rockefellers, Morgans, and Pulitzers. You can catch a glimpse of their stately summer cottages by touring the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District.
Today, visitors flock to the island to kayak through salt marshes, embark on chartered fishing tours, or play rounds at the island’s four golf courses. The popular Driftwood Beach on the north shore is a prime spot for playing volleyball, watching birds, and collecting seashells.
The area’s tidal creeks attract a plethora of wildlife, including porpoises, fiddler crabs, and shorebirds such as egrets and herons. The island is also home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. The public is welcome to tour the facility and learn about ongoing conservation efforts.