A Historic Hotel of America | Jekyll Island Club Resort

Island Activities

A Jekyll Island vacation isn’t complete without experiencing the many things to do on Jekyll Island. We are stewards of the Island with a shared sense of pride in our preserved history and pristine grounds. We share these great gifts with you – families, friends, those visiting year after year, and those visiting us for the very first time. Browse our favorite things to do on Jekyll Island and allow us to plan your Georgia coast vacation.


There is plenty of history to explore right on site, and just outside our door you'll find yourself in the heart of the Historic District. Take a self-guided tour around the historic cottages, hop aboard the tram, trolley, or a horse-drawn carriage for guided tours of the Island's rich history, or explore the island's many historic sites.


Recreation is plentiful on Jekyll Island however you decide to stay active. Choose from golf courses, croquet and mini-golf, horseback riding, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, and more.


With nine miles of pristine beaches, water fun abounds on Jekyll Island. Head to Jekyll Ocean Club to build sandcastles, watch for dolphins, or search for sand dollars. Our Resort pools and Summer Waves Water Park offer fun for the entire family. Tidelands Nature Center and Turtle Tides provide visitors with guided tours, kayak and paddle board rentals.


Spot dolphins playing in Georgia’s coastal waters, climb aboard a sunset cruise, charter a fishing trip, experience an authentic shrimp boat experience, or even moor your own vessel on one of two Jekyll Island marinas.


From bird watching to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island offers a variety of activities for the nature and ecology enthusiast. Learn about sea turtle rehabilitation and research, take a walk with a ranger, schedule special programming for school groups, book a guided kayak tour through Jekyll Creek, or bring your binoculars and observe the abundant avian population.


Explore wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, plant and animal communities just minutes from Jekyll Island Club Resort. Or head out further and explore nearby islands, forts and historic plantations.


Take a piece of our timeless, reverent getaway home with you. Visit our on-site gift shop. Stroll along Pier Road, located directly behind the hotel, for additional Island shopping, or head to Beach Village for great clothing, accessories, gourmet groceries and more. The perfect gift, souvenir or sweet treat awaits you.

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