Destination guide

Travel to historical Jekyll Island

Enjoy the history and other features of Jekyll Island. Renowned for its island views, beaches and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Jekyll Island

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Jekyll Island has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Summer Waves Water Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Bloody Marsh Battle Site (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Jekyll Island

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Jekyll Island

Travellers appreciate the island views and breathtaking sunrises, which is just a taste of what Jekyll Island has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jekyll Island is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Dunes Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Jekyll Island State Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Driftwood Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Neptune Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Demere Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Jekyll Island

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), located 13.7 mi (22 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 42.3 mi (68.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Jekyll Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,472 holiday lettings around Jekyll Island. From 626 flats & apartments to 82 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Jekyll Island?

Waking up in the morning to glorious beach views and the roar of waves crashing to the shore. Isn't this what perfect holidays are made of? HomeAway has 363 beachside rentals waiting for you. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 362 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 290 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 235 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Jekyll Island?

Sharing is good. But sharing bunks and bathrooms with strangers can be a bit much. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo rental. The space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, HomeAway has 620 of these properties. Book now and you could be spending as little as £51 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 544 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • Townhome: 155 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £83 per night.
  • Cottage: 89 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £80 per night.

Can I stay in Jekyll Island in a large group?

Holidays spent with your loved ones can be heaps of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help. Condo holiday rentals are the preferred option here for big groups of travellers. Our worldwide database currently has 353 available. Rental properties in this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can fit 6 guests? We have 579 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just £49 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 257 holiday rentals perfect. Prices start at £92 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 120 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £121 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your grandma and all your friends to Jekyll Island.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Jekyll Island?

HomeAway is here to help you make memories with your loved ones. Offering a great range of value-for-money holiday rentals, you're sure to discover an incredible hideout that houses one and all. When it comes to discovering an awesome deal, the first place you look ought to be Saint Simons Heights. Here, HomeAway has 643 holiday rentals at an average price of £196 per night. Another 308 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around King City. With an average price of £201 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting about.