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Jekyll Island Vacation

10 Jun 2006  Georgia Parent of 4 - that love to Get Away
3.5 of 5 bubbles based on 3 votes

Family Fun & Sun

  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • 1. Zacharys

    Reasonably priced for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff. The 2nd time we ate the gratuiity was added to our bill 16%, because we were a party of 6. Its a shame, the waitress jipped herself.

  • 2. Driftwood Beach

    This is something to be seen. We were the only ones on the beach, and it has an eerie beauty. We saw 2 different turtle tracks, and deer tracks in Driftwood. The soft white sand was so fine it felt silky, a huge contrast to the hard packed sand by the surf.

  • 3. Putt & Pedal

    You can't miss this place. They have 2 18 hole mini golf courses, a playground, and bike rentals. We had a little confusion about a surrey reservation, although they did try to work it out, we rented a surrey for 6 down the road. No hard feelings, just a miss-communication.

  • 4. Jekyll Island Museum

    They offer themed tours on certain days with reservations (something to look forward to when we go back). We did take the trolley tour, with a guide that takes the group into 2 of the rennovated cottages. It was a wonderful tour with a very knowlegable guide, the whole family enjoyed it.

  • 5. Turtle Tours

    This is a night excursion on the beach to search for nesting turtles/nests. It was lovely being on the beach at night, and the kids loved tasting an edible plant, and the ghost crabs. We never did find a turtle, but they did show us a marked nest. It was worth it for the educational aspect (they give a presentation about the different turtles) and the donation to the sea turtle center.

    You have to ask for the number at the Jekyll Island Museum to call and reserve a spot in the group.