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.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Jekyll Island is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Jekyll Island is in the high season in July. Jekyll Island has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Jekyll Island tends to be Friday, while the most expensive day tends to be Thursday. Vacation homes in Jekyll Island tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Jekyll Island. The warmest months in Jekyll Island are July and May, when temperatures reach 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 29 ˚F. The wettest month in Jekyll Island is April with 12.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.66 inches of rain.
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