My hubby and I actually call Jekyll Island Georgia, “Our Island.” I’ll explain why this mystical, enchanting secret island of Georgia is so special, and let you in on all of the “secrets” below, but let’s keep this between just you and me, MKay?!
The Secret island of Georgia
That place for me is the secret island of Georgia, known as Jekyll.
There are many historical, mysterious, and haunted stories surrounding this paradise. The most important legend is pretty well-known around these parts …..
This legend has been proven true for my family because we can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s the place where our Jekyll Island love story began. Once upon a time, a girl locked eyes with her true love on a boardwalk leading to the ocean. Two months later they would get engaged on that Jekyll Island boardwalk, marry, and build a family that they drag along to their secret island every. single. chance. that. they. get.
- Go back in time
- Reconnect with your family
- Watch your stress melt away
- Save money with the cheap vacation ideas
If you have spent any time on this site, you know that my heart is all about helping families. Planning a trip, any trip can be tricky. I love to help with family travel. You can place the word ‘Jekyll’ into the search box above and read all that I’ve written about this place.
What’s so special about Jekyll Island?
The island is only a twenty-mile long underdeveloped, state park whose wildlife and landscape have been preserved by law. It is full of amenities, but not a touristy spot. There are only a handful of Jekyll Island Hotels, an RV campground, and amazing restaurants that are all nestled into the lush surroundings. No ugly, high-rise condos here, and I love that.
Secluded beaches, miniature golf, bird sanctuary, sea turtle hospital, sweet shop, art gallery, nature center, bike paths, maritime forest trails, specialty shops, golf course, carriage rides, fishing pier, dolphin tours, tennis courts & water park … whew, I could go on and on. These are just a few of the activities that families can enjoy together.
One of my favorite hobbies is to capture Jekyll through the lens of my camera for those who have never been, and for those who can’t get enough of this secret island of Georgia like me. Photographing the landscape, nature, the Victorian architecture of the historic homes, and the way the majestic oaks canopy the oyster-shelled pathways is a pastime for many.
I’m sure you’ve heard the legendary millionaire names like Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Vanderbilt, & Pulitzer. These very fellas decided to purchase my special island in Georgia way back in 1886 to escape the harsh winters of the north and have a hunting playground for themselves and their families.
The huge mansion built initially for them is the now the historically restored, Jekyll Island Club Hotel. After the mansion began to get crowded, the most elite started building their own large, beautiful homes along the Jekyll River (they called them cottages) and most of them are open for history tours. They are absolutely breathtaking.
Financial gurus created what we know as the Federal Reserve System. This happened secretly and behind closed doors of the Jekyll Island Club. No big deal, right? I joke. There many books like The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin to discuss the impact of their actions.
To be honest, I’ve barely touched the surface of all that this secret island of Georgia has to offer. I’ve also written an insider’s take on the resort hotel, family getaway at a beach cottage, Jekyll Island’s winter events, and listed it as one of the best things to do in Georgia at the Jekyll Island campground.
Heading to my secret island of Georgia soon?