Located on 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, 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.
This year we plan to have two activities for the whole family: a family beach party and a family dance.
Temperatures on Jekyll Island range from 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 24 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; one-week passes may also be purchased. For more information on Jekyll Island, go to www. jekyllisland.com/index.html.
Expected attendance is 1,200. A fragrance-controlled room will be available.
For details about activities, see www. jekyllfeast.org