Stay at Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center on Jekyll Island, GA.
Hotel at a Glance: Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Sitting on a 17-acre oceanside property located on Jekyll Island, one of Georgia's four Golden Isles, Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center offer a salt-sprayed respite from life in Atlanta and beyond. Mini-suites feature the cozy charms of a luxe hotel room, while one and two-bedroom villas boast kitchens, sitting areas, and private patios.
Sip your favorite beverage in the onsite lounge.
Enjoy the fresh air and breathe taking views while hiking on over 25 miles of trails.
All Jekyll Island beaches will close at 6:00 a.m. on March 21, 2020 and remain closed until April 13, 2020 unless it is renewed or terminated earlier. The onsite restaurant, Driftwood Bistro, is temporarily closed until May 1st, 2020 unless extended. Other nearby restaurants are available for carry-out or delivery. Please contact the hotel directly with any questions.
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.