Once a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous, Jekyll Island has still retained its old-fashioned charm. Through the 20s and the Great Depression, millionaires and prestigious New York families, such as the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers, had luxury cottages here -- in fact, the island once represented a whopping six percent of the world’s wealth. Today, it has been purchased by the state of Georgia yet is still majestic in its own way.
One of the best things to do in Jekyll Island is to explore its historic district known as the “Millionaire’s Village”. Tours lead travelers around elegant millionaire’s mansions that have been renovated and restored to their previous magnificence. The entire island is now classified as a national park of Georgia and over 65% of it remains wild and comprised of pristine coastal areas and undisturbed woodland. As such, there are plenty of walking and hiking trails on the island.
Families traveling to Jekyll Island may find that the south-eastern part of the island is a convenient base for family-friendly activities such as a trip to the nearby Summer Waves Water Park. For a taste of 1920s luxury, stay in the heart of the historic center on the west coast. Packed with southern charm, St. Simons Island is a little farther afield but also pleasant and affectionately known as being “America’s favorite beach town”.
The best time to visit Jekyll Island is the summer months of June and July. Temperatures reach the early eighties and the weather conditions are perfect for enjoying the beaches and natural scenery.
Home of the rich and famous, vacations to Jekyll Island are full of fun, sun and sights. The area's affluent reputation means there are ancient millionaire’s mansions dotted around, as well some more modern villas, hotels, hostels, Airbnbs and other types of Jekyll Island vacation rentals. Despite the huge number of high-cost homes, Jekyll Island remains an accessible destination for everyone, with prices to suit all budgets.
The island is a barrier island just off of the coast of Georgia, and is rich in natural beauty and rustic landscapes. Despite being relatively small, there is plenty to see and do, including 10 miles of beach, the Summer Waves Water Park and Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The center is Georgia’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility, offering the public a chance to learn about sea turtles using a range of exhibits and experiences. The tranquil island is left mostly undisturbed by the constant changing of time, and as a George state park, vacation rentals in Jekyll are very popular for those that have a passion for nature and conservation.
Jekyll is renown for its Historic District, which for a long time has been lovingly dubbed ‘Millionaires’ Village’. The site is just 240 acres, but within that there are 33 historic structures, including arguably the most famous, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. These buildings were once the homes of America’s most wealthy citizens, some of which include the Pulitzers, Morgans, Rockerfellers and Vanderbilts to name just a few. Now the homes have been lovingly restored to their former glory, and visitors can explore living history just a few minutes away from their Jekyll Island vacation rental.
No matter what time of year it is, there is always something exciting and different going on, whether taking part in the 4th of July festivities, enjoying movie nights in Beach Village or seeing the incredible sight of thousands of glowing orbs at the Tree Lighting. Events like these keep visitors coming back year after year looking for rentals on Jekyll Island.
Every day is an adventure on Jekyll Island, largely thanks to the 10 miles of sun-drenched beaches, each with something a little different to offer travelers. From the bird watching on St. Andrews beach, to the many photo opportunities on Driftwood beach, visitors are such to find the perfect place to relax and refresh their senses. Beach fiends will love the many villas by the sea, meaning you can go from bed to ocean in a few minutes.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Jekyll Island. The hottest month in Jekyll Island is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Jekyll Island is September with 12.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.66 inches of rain.
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