Jekyll Island is situated on the coast of Georgia and is the southernmost of the state’s Golden Isles. Visitors from around the globe travel to our charming island to experience pristine beaches, historic sites, exceptional dining, outdoor adventure, and more. We have over 10 miles of shoreline to explore, so schedule time to relax in the sand, comb the beach for shells, or catch an unforgettable sunset. Over half of the island is comprised of protected land, so if you want to get out in nature, there is plenty to discover. From birding and kayaking to horseback riding and trail hiking, there is no shortage of activities to choose from when planning your itinerary. History buffs won’t want to miss the Jekyll Island National Historic District, while foodies will be thrilled to know that there are over a half-dozen great local restaurants within walking distance of Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island. Talk to our team for more local insight on things to see and do during your stay in Jekyll Island!
Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island is located just steps from the golden shores of the Atlantic Ocean, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen! Nearby you’ll find the popular sunset spot Great Dunes Park, which in addition to their stunning beachfront, visitors can enjoy amenities like BBQ grills and picnic pavilions. Head over to Driftwood Beach for stunning photo ops, and if searching for shells is up your alley, St. Andrews Beach is sure to deliver hours of shell hunting fun!
The history of Jekyll Island includes a stint as an exclusive winter retreat for an elite group of citizens, including Vanderbilts, Pulitzers, and Rockefellers. Luxury reigned supreme at the Jekyll Island Club, and this 240-acre site became dotted with “cottages” that still stand today. Visitors can explore many of these luxurious homes as well as the grounds of what is now known as the Jekyll Island National Historic District. Consider taking the historic guided trolley tour for a robust background on this unique site.
Excellent for visitors of all ages, head to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for a unique experience and a wonderful educational opportunity. Through self-guided tours of their facilities and interactive exhibits, guests can see rehabilitation in action and learn about the sea turtle and its habitat. Experiences like their ride with patrol and evening turtle walks allow visitors to witness the journey of nesting sea turtles first-hand. The only facility of its kind in Georgia, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center makes a great addition to any Jekyll Island itinerary!