Located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the southern coast of Georgia, Jekyll Island was once an exclusive resort area for American millionaires in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The state of Georgia now owns the island and has opened it to everyone. Visitors come from around the world to enjoy the peaceful environment offering beautiful beaches, hiking, fishing (requires a license), golfing, tennis and wildlife viewing (65 percent of the island is a nature preserve). A tour of Millionaires’Village is one of the highlight attractions. Horseback riding is available on Jekyll Island and nearby St. Simons Island.
We plan to offer bus tours to the Okefenokee Swamp and to Savannah, Georgia. A special Sabbath buffet brunch is being arranged at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
For more information on this world-renowned location, go to the Web site www.jekyllisland.com/index.html.
Temperatures range from 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 24 degrees Celsius),with the possibility of rain. Major airports for arrival and departure are Savannah, Georgia; Brunswick, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida. A rental car is advised. There is a $3 toll per vehicle every time one enters the island; oneweek passes may also be purchased.