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Travel to historical Jekyll Island

Enjoy the history and other features of Jekyll Island. Renowned for its island views, beaches and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Jekyll Island

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Jekyll Island has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Summer Waves Water Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Bloody Marsh Battle Site (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Jekyll Island

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Jekyll Island

Travellers appreciate the island views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Jekyll Island has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jekyll Island is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Jekyll Island State Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Driftwood Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Neptune Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Demere Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Jekyll Island

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), located 13.7 mi (22 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 42.3 mi (68.1 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Jekyll Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,443 holiday rentals around Jekyll Island. From 538 Houses to 635 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Jekyll Island is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jekyll Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Jekyll Island:

  • Kings Terrace: 350 holiday homes
  • King City: 954 holiday homes
  • Demere Park: 829 holiday homes
  • Saint Simons Heights: 1,105 holiday homes
  • East Beach: 578 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Jekyll Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Jekyll Island. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Horton House: 1,475 holiday rentals
  • Coastal Encounters Nature Center: 1,458 holiday rentals
  • Driftwood Beach: 1,462 holiday rentals
  • Jekyll Island State Park: 1,470 holiday rentals
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: 1,467 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jekyll Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jekyll Island?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 538 Houses in Jekyll Island. Our other popular types of Jekyll Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 635 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 86 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 86 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jekyll Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 975 holiday homes with pool available in Jekyll Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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