VOTE NOW – Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

Travel + Leisure has announced their World’s Best Awards 2017 and we’re in it to win it!

Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine honors some of the greatest in the business with its prestigious “World’s Best” awards. These awards encompass all of the travel world’s favorite airlines, airports, cruise lines, cities, islands, and—of course—hotels. When it comes to the hotels, voters rate us based on categories to include service, facilities, location, value, and food.

At the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, we pride ourselves on providing the same tradition of excellence established by its founding club members. Fine dining, gracious service and accommodations and natural beauty are all hallmarks of this one of a kind landmark experience. We’re honored that the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is included in this year’s World’s Best Awards.

How to Vote
It’s quick and simple to vote in the World’s Best Awards. Just visit the awards website before March 6, 2017 and follow the prompts until you get to the various categories. Once you arrive at the “hotels” portion, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel can be found under Georgia’s selections. Once you rate your favorite travel experiences, you will be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip, courtesy of T+L.

Get Married at the Historic Jekyll Island Club!

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel has been a cherished setting for generations of happy couples. Whether it’s an elegant garden setting, a sun-set background, sand between your toes, a jaw-dropping entrance or a charming chapel ceremony, we have it all right outside your historic suite!

As we have officially entered wedding booking season, we wanted to share with our newly engaged readers how to have the wedding of your dreams at the Jekyll Island Club!

Now, don’t close out your computer screen in fear of all the information to come! It might be intimidating, but we’re here to truly spell it all out for you so you walk away with a real sense of understanding about all of your wedding options here at the Jekyll Island Club. Our wonderful Sales Managers will become your BFF in the early stages of planning your wedding and will be right beside you as you select your setting, package type and much more!

Let’s Talk Venues – The Club Has Many!         

Crane Cottage

With all of the beautiful greenery, twinkling lights and historic charm, it’s no wonder that Crane Cottage is the most popular. This grand, Italian Renaissance-style cottage, adjacent to the main Hotel, has a formal Sunken Garden with fountains and an upper terrace, a fountained Courtyard with an arcaded loggia, a Reflecting Pool Lawn, an elegant Living Room complete with fireplaces and a cozy library. Crane’s garden is the perfect setting with its lush trellises and glittering fountains for wedding ceremonies up to 250 people, followed by the pre-reception gathering filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the Reflecting Pool Lawn, set in front of the cottage.

Additionally, the magical Crane Courtyard is the perfect spot for any plated or buffet style reception with up to 130 guests, with dancing and entertainment flowing over into the Living Room and Library. Worried your group won’t fit in the Courtyard? With the addition of a tent outside the Courtyard, up to 250 people can be accommodated…so you can invite every distant friend and second-cousin twice removed to share in your special day.

Cherokee

Cherokee might be smaller in size of the two cottages, but the beauty and charm still rates a full 10. With the ability to hold events up to 50 people, Cherokee is the perfect setting if a more intimate vibe is what you seek. Many brides choose to have their ceremony on the Cherokee Lawn underneath the shade from a breathtaking live oak tree, followed by the pleasures of dinner, reception and dancing in the Main Hall and on the true southern Veranda.

Riverfront Lawn

With some of the best sunset and river views, along with a beautiful canopy of ancient oaks providing a sensational open-air setting, the Riverfront Lawn is a storybook location to fill all of your wildest dreams. Whether it’s an afternoon ceremony underneath the warming sunshine or a large reception underneath the stars with illuminating bare bulb lights strung throughout the trees, the Riverfront Lawn can be transformed into the perfect spot for your ceremony and reception for up to 300 guests. But no need to worry over inclement weather spoiling your big day as we always have a back-up location booked for all outside events.

Beach Pavilion

Here at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, not only can you have riverside ceremonies, but you can also say I-do with sand between your toes and a sea breeze in your veil! The Hotel’s Beach Pavilion, located along Jekyll Island’s pristine beaches, is a spacious open-air structure accommodating up to 70 guests–the perfect seaside setting for outdoor wedding events or rehearsal dinners. What could be better than a sunny summer beach wedding?

Morgan Center

Once upon a time, the Morgan Center was the private indoor tennis court for the millionaires. But don’t worry, this beautiful building has been impeccably restored into the hotel’s newest and largest event venue. The Morgan Center can accommodate events of up to 300 people and features an outdoor terrace, deluxe lawn, a mezzanine and a large main floor complete with skylights and romantically draped lights–perfect for a memorable outdoor ceremony with a seated indoor reception, or vice versa. The Morgan Center Lawn is perfect for a blissful outdoor ceremony as the trellis and surrounding greenery creates an intimate feel, or inside the main hall is a grand staircase that will be aglow with lights for a dramatic entrance as the bride can walk down the stairs to the aisle. The Morgan Center can house your entire wedding event from the ceremony to the reception, and large weddings selecting the Riverfront Lawn for their ceremony can choose to move indoors to the Morgan Center for their reception.

Club Ballroom

Boasting historic charisma and elegance, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel Ballroom is a simple answer to your dilemma of wanting to have your ceremony and reception in two separate locations, but what makes it’s even better is that is it conveniently connected to the Clubhouse and just a few steps away from ceremony locations. Being able to accommodate up to 100 people for a reception filled with food, libations and dancing, guests will be able to mingle inside and out as the four sets of double doors open onto the Veranda, overlooking the moonlight sky and the Annex Courtyard.

Hall of Mirrors

Smaller, more intimate weddings are sensational in any of the private banquet rooms that flank the Hotel’s historic Hall of Mirrors: The Pulitzer, Federal Reserve and Aldrich rooms. All have 12-foot ceilings, natural light and a charming fireplace, and can accommodate up to 15-30 guests each. What makes the Hall of Mirrors so special, besides all of the rich historic background, is that they can easily be combined for larger groups up to 70.

Faith Chapel

Centrally located in the historic district next to Cherokee and Crane Cottage, Faith Chapel is the second interdenominational chapel built by the Jekyll Island Club for the 1904 season. With decorative elements derived from the Gothic style, and a beautiful signed stained glass window of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Faith Chapel is a great ceremony venue setting for up to 100 guests. The chapel is managed by the Historic Museum and makes the perfect background for an intimate chapel ceremony.

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Save the Date

It’s not too late to plan a 2016 wedding here at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. With several weekends still available at multiple locations all over our property, there is sure to be a date that fits in your desired timeframe. We also offer a generous amount of discounted weekends that include package, site fee, and room discounts, along with other bonuses. Be sure to snag a discounted weekend before it’s gone!

Spectacular Wedding Special Weekends 2017
All Weekends in January September 2-5* December 1-3
All Weekends in February September 8-10 December 8-10
All Weekends in March September 15-17** December 15-17
July 28-30 November 17-19 December 22-24
All Weekends in August November 24-26

*September 2-5: Labor Day Weekend. Three night minimum required.

**Sleeping room discounts are not available for Shrimp and Grits Festival Weekend

Found the Venue…Now What?

Once your Sales Manager has helped you narrow down your perfect setting, a few key details come into play. All weddings at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel are expected to fill a room block based on the number of guests in your party. Your guests will need a place to stay regardless and with the historic, comfortable and southern charm of the Jekyll Island Club, room blocks are easily filled.

Our specialized Sales and Catering Departments have put together wedding packages that include most of the ceremony and reception sites, along with vendor work and much more. If a wedding package doesn’t fit your needs though, you have the option to customize your wedding to truly make it your own. With any package or customized wedding, all catering must be done onsite through our award-winning kitchen, which is nothing to worry about because our Chef and culinary staff do a wonderful job in preparing, creating and customizing any and every meal to your specific tastes.

Landmark Package

From flowers and food to music and a minister, this grand and comprehensive package is lavish, upscale and a favorite among brides. In a variety of settings (Crane Cottage, Morgan Center, Riverfront Lawn, Beachside or Chapel), all the traditional components are included in the Landmark Package, with plenty of choices and options to make it even more personal. One of the most raved about bonuses of the Landmark Package is that it includes a all-day personal Wedding Director and Assistant Director, so you can spend less time worrying about the little things and focus on the big things, like marrying your best friend. For those brides with 75 guests or more, the Landmark Wedding Package has everything you need!

Club Package

Leave everything to us for your all inclusive destination wedding here at the Jekyll Island Club! Just tell us your choices of the available settings, music and food options, and your ceremony and reception will unfold just as you always imagined, from your gorgeous flower arrangements right down to a beautiful wedding cake created by our pastry chef. Our Club Package is best for groups ranging from 31-130 and also includes a Ceremony Director on your big day.

Island Package

Our Island Package provides the ideal experience as it is the perfect package for smaller, more intimate weddings of 15-30 guests, yet we’ve included all the thoughtful touches that make it magic in every way. Including beautiful outdoor and indoor settings, flower arrangements, photography, classical or eccentric ceremony music and a ceremony director, the Island Package has a little bit of everything!

Elopement Package

No one puts more excitement into elopement than we do! Our all-inclusive Elopement Package has been specially created for couples, and a few close family and friends if they desire, with an emphasis on privacy and getaway romance. The beautiful Jekyll Island beaches are the perfect setting for your ceremony, or the hotel grounds offer several stunning spots ideal for an intimate elopement. The package is built for 2-12 guests and includes all the wedding basics with a few specialty items such as turndown service, a deluxe dinner for two, champagne and much more!

Customized

If you don’t see a package that suits your fancy, we also offer the choice of customizing your wedding all the way from the setting down to the horse-drawn carriage exit. If you are a true planner who has always dreamed about planning every detail of your wedding, or say you have a specific band that must play at your reception, then a customized wedding might be the best option for you. Yes, it sounds a little scary having to plan every small detail, but our Sales and Catering department will be alongside of you every step of the way!

Details, Details, and More Details

After you have selected the venues and chosen between customized or a specific package, now it’s time to begin the real fun stuff….planning!

Once you have dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s on the contract, your Catering Manager will reach out to you to begin the process of forming all of your wedding’s details. Yes, you have a personal Sales AND Catering Manager (that’s TWO top-notch professionals) ready to dive in and assist you while planning your wedding here at the Jekyll Island Club.

Your Catering Manager will first set up what they call a Planning Session with you, your Husband-To-Be and possibly even your Mom, to help calm your nerves of course. At the Planning Session, you will enjoy pre-selected food and cake items, chosen by you, to taste and pick for your rehearsal dinner, pre-reception, reception, etc. As you sample delicious entrees and desserts, you will also be discussing options and deciding on all of the details of your wedding. Be prepared though, you will be asked a ton of questions during this session! Your Catering Manager will walk you through the process and ask you all about your set-up vision (chairs, linens, centerpieces, decorations), food and beverage needs, entertainment (DJ, band, karaoke, photo booths, etc), special requests and furnishings (barebulb lighting, farm tables, sound systems, etc) and so much more!

Our best advice to you before attending your Planning Session is to come as prepared as you can! It’ll help lift a weight off your shoulders to get all of your ideas and selections on the table and in writing, and then tweak, add, and take off items as you go along. We want to make your wedding planning experience as seamless and pain-free as possible!

Once you have finished your Planning Session, it’s generally smooth-sailing from there on out. Your Catering Manager will then be in touch with you periodically as payments are due, details marked as TBD need to be decided and small questions arise. Your Sales Manager will be there to assist with any room-block questions, special rooming requests or vendor related questions. If you have any sudden requests, changes or questions, they are always just a quick email or phone call away!

It’s Your Wedding Weekend!

After all of the sleepless nights, detailed planning and prayers for perfect weather, your wedding weekend has almost arrived and it’s time to head to Jekyll Island! Once you arrive, you will have what we call a “Pre-Con” Meeting with your Wedding Director, Catering and Banquet Managers. At this meeting, you will hand over any decorations or special items you have brought with you for our staff to place, and then your Catering Manager will efficiently run through all of your events notes, set-up, menus, etc to make sure everyone is on the same page and that we are all set to have your wedding go off without a hitch.

On the day-of your ceremony, your Wedding Director will check-in with you at the pre-determined time and do a quick rundown of your day’s timeline. She will also be there for any last minute questions, blunders or small panic attacks that may arise…we understand nerves are tightly strung, it is your wedding day! But just remember to breathe and enjoy the walk down the aisle.

After the ceremony, your Wedding Director will make sure you get through your pictures and into your reception as you get announced as “Mr. and Mrs”! After the reception formalities, your Wedding Director will then bow out as the skilled Banquet Manager takes over to ensure the rest of your evening is perfect. Of course, you may always add extra hours with your Wedding Director if you can’t bear to have them leave before your event is over, but our Banquet staff is trained immaculately and will be there to assist as needed.

Gone in a Flash

When you plan your wedding here at the Jekyll Island Club, we take on all of the stress, details and headaches of planning so that you can sit back and live in the moment of being engaged and planning your life as a married couple. Let the professionals plan your wedding so that you can focus on your sweet marriage to come!

Get in touch with our Sales Department today to make sure your wedding is everything you ever dreamed of, and more. Give them a call at 912-635-5170 or email sales@jekyllclub.com.

Get Your Daily Dose of Iron with our Golf Packages!

Cooler temperatures not only bring festive holiday fun, but also the perfect weather for an afternoon out on one of Jekyll Island’s golf courses!

Jekyll Island can be seen as a golfer’s dream, with over 63 holes and four unique golf courses to explore.

The Great Dunes 9 hole course, designed by Walter Travis in 1926, meanders oceanfront around Jekyll, swept with oaks and steeped in history. Summoned to the Island by some of the nation’s most elite families during the Club Era, Travis created the best course money could buy and the first course on the Island. Great Dunes’ 9-holes alternate in difficulty and simplicity, creating a stimulating round on the links.

The Indian Mound course plays through pristine lakes and marshes. Designed by the legendary Joe Lee in 1975, this serene setting is named for the oyster shell midden deposited by Aboriginal tribes hundreds of years ago. Indian Mound is the shortest of Jekyll’s three 18-hole courses, but offers plenty of challenges.

The Oleander course, built by Dick Wilson in 1975, is generally thought of as the most difficult course on Jekyll Island. Designed by one of the most respected course architects in the game, Oleander is also known as the most distinct of the Island’s three 18-hole courses. Though from its fairway the course is not particularly a difficult layout, it is considered tightly designed, with ocean breezes and short grasses providing a challenge to golfers of all skills levels.

Completing your dream Jekyll Island golf vacation is the Pine Lakes course, which makes its way through oceanfront forests, populated by migratory birds. Originally built in 1968 and renovated in 2002, Pine Lakes is the Island’s longest golf course. The “family friendly” tee boxes make this layout the only golf course in America that allows players of all ages to compete evenly. Golfers and naturalists alike will find solace in this tranquil outdoor venue.

In addition to all of the idyllic golf settings, the Jekyll Island Golf Club has recently added high-tech golf carts to the experience!

With 160 carts with GPS and geo-fencing capabilities, along with 20 new carts without GPS for the shorter Great Dunes course, the golf scene just got even better on Jekyll Island.

The new carts have 8” screens that can display course GPS and flyovers at the beginning of each hole. Players can track shot distances and yardage on the fly. The carts also have larger coolers for beverages. But what does all this really mean? Jekyll Island golf staff will be able to track pace of play based on locations of the carts, which means faster rounds for golfers because they’ll be able to gauge and track yardage and gain in-depth understanding of the holes thanks to flyover video and shot trackers. Pretty cool, right?

To explore the Jekyll Island golf scene with the new high-tech golf carts, check out one of our many year-round golf packages!

Birdie Golf Vacation Package (2 players) Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or two Double Beds
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for Two in the Grand Dining Room

Golf Widow (1 player, 1 non-player) Package Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or two Double Beds
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for Two in the Grand Dining Room

Golf Single (1 guest in room) Package Includes:

  • Traditional Accommodations with Queen, King, or  Double Bed
  • Green Fees for 18 Holes
  • Electric Cart for 18 Holes
  • Breakfast Buffet for One in the Grand Dining Room

 

Celebrate Movember

Who doesn’t love a great drink for an even greater cause?

This November, our Lobby bar & Pub will be celebrating Movember, a cause created by the Movember Foundation to create an everlasting impact on men’s health. The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 projects saving and improving the lives of men all around the world, all thanks to the support of “Mo Bros and Mo Sistas” who grow their moustache, take the Move challenge, or host an event to raise money to stop men dying too young.

To help raise awareness of this great cause, we decided to shake up our drink specials with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Movember Foundation.

Introducing….the Razor Burn Cocktail!

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Put the hair back on your cheeks with this tasty handcrafted cocktail filled with green chili vodka and hints of lemon, basil, orange and ginger.

If beer is more your style, then head to the Pub for a philanthropic canned beer.

Either way, drink up this November with us in celebration of this great cause!

Thanksgiving To-Go is Back! (SOLD OUT)

Due to a overwhelming interest, our 2016 Thanksgiving To-Go orders have been filled at this time.

When we think of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, most of us think of a table packed with homemade roasted turkey and tons of sides and desserts, right?

But if you missed out on dining reservations at the Jekyll Island Club, or you’re hosting for the first time, a novice in the kitchen or simply just short on prep time, the thought of putting together a huge holiday dinner for a house full of guests can seem intimidating!

Back by popular demand, we have the perfect solution for your Thanksgiving feast needs…..simply order it to-go!

That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving take-out from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel! The Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Club Café at the Beach Village is prepping Thanksgiving Meals To-Go, with all items prepared by the Jekyll Island Club Hotel culinary team of chefs and bakers.

We have three options for you to choose from…

Holiday Feast To-Go
Feeds 6-8 people – $169.00 + tax
This traditional Thanksgiving meal features a whole Roasted Turkey, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Artisan Bread and a whole Pumpkin Pie.

Holiday Dinner To-Go
Feeds 4 people – $119.00 + tax
This traditional Thanksgiving meal features Sliced White and Dark Meat Turkey, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Artisan Bread and a whole Pumpkin Pie.

Holiday Sides to go
Serves 4-6 people – $18.99 each + tax 
This is ideal for those who enjoy the tradition of cooking the turkey but want to leave the rest to someone else. The Chefs have everyone’s favorites including mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, traditional stuffing, steamed vegetables and gravy.

Orders can be placed at the Club Café at the Beach Village or by phone by calling 912-635-5188. All orders will need to be placed by November 16th, 2016.  Scheduled pick up of Thanksgiving Meals To-Go is between 11:00am – 2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. All food will be ready to serve with only minimal reheating necessary.

Don’t get stuck in the kitchen all day. Spend it with your loved ones, surrounded by delicious foods and memories to last a lifetime!

Make this Thanksgiving an easier and more memorable one by getting some of it to go from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel!

HGTV Dines with the JICH!

HGTV has landed in the Golden Isles!

HGTV, a home-improvement and gardening network, announced it will give away an Saint Simons Island based home to one lucky contestant as part of its 2017 Dream Home giveaway! The victor’s spoils will include the house — which will be fully remodeled and furnished — a 2017 Honda Pilot SUV and $250,000 in cash. The total prize package is valued at more than $1.7 million, according to Kristin Alm, a spokesperson for HGTV.

“This will be our 21st year of giving away the HGTV Dream Home,” Alm said. “It’s been going on a long time, and it’s one of the most successful sweepstakes in cable TV history.”

As a part of the HGTV Dream Home special, their crew members made their way over to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel for a one-of-a-kind low country boil out on our Riverfront Lawn! You can’t live on Saint Simons Island and not know about Jekyll Island, right?!

In the special, you can see our Executive Chef Dale Ford boiling it up with Bri Emery from DesignLoveFest. Check out the clip here.

For a chance to win the sweepstakes, contestants must visit www.HGTV.com between Dec. 28 and Feb. 17 and enter the contest. Two entries are allowed per day, so set your alarms and get to submitting!

The drawing is expected in late February and an announcement of the winner by early March.

Sweetly PINK!

As the month of October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel has decided to take on a new pink hue!

So, this October the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is mixing and baking up some delicious pink treats!

Throughout the month, you will find pink iced sugar cookies in both of our Club Café locations and a Jekyll Island Club Hotel original “TaTa-Tini” in our Lobby Bar. You can eat and drink pink! Part of the proceeds from these two items will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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In addition to offering these pink treats, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel will be raising awareness of breast cancer on Thursday, October 6th by asking all employees to dress in pink and matching any donations received.

To learn more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Beachside Brews with a Starlit Dinner

“Life’s a Trip, Head Southbound!”

Come make memories with us underneath the stars along the shoreline as we tap into Southbound Brewing Company at our Southbound Beer Dinner, presented at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Beach Pavilion.

The evening will begin as we pop the tabs on some Southbound ice cold brews with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm, then flowing into the 5-course summertime culinary adventure around 7:30pm.

Each course will be paired with a handcrafted Southbound Brewing Company beer that compliments all the flavors, spices and textures perfectly to create a palatable experience each and every time.

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery to be located in Savannah, Georgia. Southbound launched their first brew in the state in mid May 2013 and aspire to become the most innovating and exciting yet. Using their backgrounds, skills, and insights to shed light on the beauty of the craft beer industry to the local Savannah community, Southbound has brought the American beer revolution to straight into Savannah’s back door….along with a hop, skip and a jump over to Jekyll Island.

The menu has been fine-tuned and will make the mouth water as you read all of the delectable fares you will get to enjoy. This is a dinner experience you will regret missing!

Hors D’ Oeuvres

BBQ Smoke Duck & Fig Crostini

Stuffed Summer Tomatoes & Pickled Cucumbers

Deviled Quail Eggs

Seared Tuna & Wasabi

First Course

East Coast Oyster Degustation

Southbound Scattered Sun

“A Belgian Style Witbier that’s light and refreshing with coriander and orange peel”

Second Course

Lobster Salad

Avocado, Grapefruit, Garden Tendrils

Southbound Transilience

 “A Imperial Berliner Weisse (sour wheat) with mango, passion fruit and pomegranate”

Third Course

Grilled Skirt Steak

Potted Beans & Tortillas

Southbound Shakedown Street 

“A dry hopped tart saison that is tart, citrusy and floral, with hints of spice and a fresh hoppy aroma”

Fourth Course

Hot Summer BBQ Pork

Sweet Corn Pudding & Cheese Grit “Tots”

Pot liquor Greens & Hot Sauce Cracklins

Southbound Hop’lin IPA

“An American IPA with notes of caramel, pine, and citrus”

Fifth Course

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cheese Cake

Beer Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Truffle Brownie, Moondance Anglaise

Southbound Moondance

“A Belgian inspired spiced imperial stout comprised of cinnamon, nutmeg, roast and chocolate flavors”


After reading the menu and envisioning the sights and sounds of dining along the shoreline, it’s no surprise that tickets are expected to go fast, right?

At only $85 per person, reserve your spot today! Whether you are a craft beer enthusiast or novice alike, or are someone who is looking for that unique date night, this is just the soiree for you.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Warm salty breezes, cold brews in hand, reggae-influenced jams from the renown local artist Owen Plant and an abundance of tasty food just waiting to be tried. Combine all of these together and you have one perfect evening ahead.

The anticipation is escalating for us!

Worried about the possibility of enjoying the brews a little too much? For those who would like to capitalize on the event by extending their evening into the night, a very special rate of just $159 for a traditional accommodation is now available. BOOK NOW.

Everything is set. Now, all you have to do is reserve your spot!

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Event Disclaimers: Event ticket sales close 48 hours prior to event. For cancellations please contact the Concierge at 912-635-5222 at least 72 hours in advance. When making event reservations, please note any dietary restrictions.

Festive Fourth of July Weekend!

Red, white and BOOM! This weekend’s event calendar is lit up with tons of super fun activities on Jekyll Island! Don’t miss out on all the excitement…head over to Jekyll Island and take part in the celebration!

UGA Accidentals Concert (Sunday, July 3, 8:00 p.m.): Brighten up your weekend and plan to join the University of Georgia’s a capella group, The Accidentals, for an evening concert in the Morgan Center. The “Dentals” bring to their performances an energy and life that is unique in the collegiate a cappella realm. Doors open at 7:30PM, $15 per person.

Longest Drive Challenge (Monday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Participate in the Longest Drive Challenge held at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. Participants will compete for the longest drive from the tee-box. The winner of each division (under-50 or over-50) will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop. No pre-registration required, sign up at the Pro Shop on July 4.

Second Annual Jekyll Island Independence Day Parade (Monday, July 4, 9 a.m.): Celebrate America’s birthday with an old-fashioned patriotic parade through the Historic District. Locals, residents and island guests are invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets, and themselves and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the parade. Details, including judging categories, can be found on the Jekyll Island website.

4th of July All-American Cookout (Monday, July 4, 5-9 p.m.): Continue your fun Independence Day festivities into the evening at our All-American Cookout at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Morgan Center from 5-9pm. Enjoy true southern dishes from potato salad, to hotdogs, barbecue sandwiches and more! The cookout is open to JICH guests, but locals can attend. The cookout is first come, first serve basis and payment is made at the door; $30 adults, $15 children.

Fireworks (Monday, July 4, approximately 9 p.m.): Witness the most spectacular fireworks in the Golden Isles! JICH guests can head over to our Beach Pavilion on our complimentary beach shuttle service from the cookout to watch the sky be filled with an incredible pyrotechnic display.

Having “fear of missing out” on this patriotic weekend? Rooms are still available at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and we would love to have you! BOOK NOW.

Your Summer Getaway is a Shore Thing at the JICH!

Summer on Jekyll Island is a special time of year. Not only is it the perfect destination for a beach getaway filled with plenty of outdoor activities and water fun, but it is also home to a special resident…turtles!

When visiting the island this summer with kids in tow, be sure to check out the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Tidelands 4-H Center and Turtle Tides Jekyll Island.

georgia-sea-turtlesThe Georgia Sea Turtle Center is an advanced turtle hospital (the only one of it’s kind in the state of Georgia) but is also open to the general public for daily tours with a interactive Exhibit Gallery and a Rehabilitation Pavilion with a many sea turtle patients regularly on view for guests. Additionally, indoor and outdoor educational programs are available year-round for guests of all ages, but during the summer months another special event hits the calendar.

Get up close to loggerhead nests with nightly Turtle Walks with the GSTC. Your program begins at either with a 30-45 minute presentation (located in the GSTC exhibit gallery) where you will learn about sea turtle biology, threats, and how you can help! The presentation is followed by a guided beach tour in search of a nesting turtle. These walks are conducted June 1-July 31st (no walks on July 4th), with two nightly programs beginning at 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Reservations are required and programs fill quickly, so BOOK NOW!

tidelands4hTidelands 4-H Center is also exploding this summer with tons of awesome outdoor events and activities for all age groups!

From nature walks to fishing programs, educational live feeding “brunches”, daily discovery camps covering a different program Monday-Thursday, and a Coastal Explorers program every Friday that covers fun themes from marsh madness to creepy crawlers and more! Don’t miss out on any of these educational, but super fun and interactive activities! CLICK HERE to view the full summer event calendar in detail.

Another great way to enjoy summer on Jekyll Island is to explore all of the beautiful scenery on the island, by water!

kayaksTurtle Tides on Jekyll Island offers a plethora of fun water equipment from kayaks to paddle boards, water bikes and more! Whether you are looking for a guided tour through the beautiful inlets and marshes of the Golden Isles, or drop off/pick up services from equipment to blaze your own water trail with, they have you covered! Try something new this summer – the memories will last forever!

Book your stay with us at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and experience a Jekyll Island summer getaway the right way! Through August 4, enjoy 20% off accommodations Sunday-Thursday and get ready to have a “turtley” awesome time!