Day 2 At The Westin Jekyll Island – Great Food, Beauty, And Pool Time!

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Day 2 at the Westin Jekyll Island Hotel is turning out to be the perfect spot for a quick getaway. Everything is so convenient! (I spoke yesterday about day #1 of our Jekyll Island getaway). This hotel has it all AND is adjacent to the Jekyll Island Beach Village. Our first full day is filled with exploration of our hotel’s amenities and food.

Westin Jekyll Island Fun on Day 2

Westin Jekyll Island Fun on Day 2

[Hosting provided by the brand mentioned but as always, it’s 100% my own Southern opinion!]

Westin Jekyll Island 

We slept so well in our comfortable bed (seriously, can I take this luxury bed home with me?). I didn’t want to get out of the coziness of this huge, king bed!

Westin Jekyll Island Fun on Day 2

Confession: I have this thing about photographing sunrises. The amazing Westin Jekyll Island balcony was the perfect place for this! I must have taken hundreds of shots of this view.  I especially loved seeing so many folks enjoying the beach by walking, jogging, or hanging out with their Fido.

Westin Jekyll Island Fun on Day 2

The Reserve Restaurant

What a delight to walk into the Reserve Restaurant of the Westin Jekyll Island so bright and early and find a hot breakfast buffet and a menu breakfast! We opted for the buffet of pastries, cereal, and fresh fruit covered one side. Warm scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, and hash browns filled the other side. There was also a cook standing near to freshly prepare waffles, pancakes, etc.

We drank a lot of coffee and spent quite a bit of time hanging out since it was so early and the view was so incredible. We would have opted for an al-fresco breakfast even closer to the beach if the weather wasn’t so warm.

Westin Jekyll Island Fun on Day 2

The Reserve offers upscale but casual meals three times a day. Salty’s is a poolside cafe, and there’s also a rooftop lounge. We were excited about in-room dining and Uncle Vance’s Coffee Shop on-site as well.

Exploring the hotel and pool

After breakfast, it was time to check out the rest of the Westin Jekyll Island. We took a stroll all over the property from the lobby to the fitness room. We took a short stroll to the beach on the boardwalk and then headed to the hotel’s relaxing pool area. We had a great time.

Thanks to The Westin Jekyll Island for a wonderful trip!

When do YOU plan to visit the Westin Jekyll Island?

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Published on HuffPost, Okefenokee Living Magazine, and more, Shan is a Family Travel Journalist with a passion for helping women lose the overwhelm of planning family-friendly trips in the south. She shares travel reviews & insider secrets that Women REALLY want to know about Georgia, Florida, & the Carolinas vacations.

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  1. Belle
    July 10, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Sounds like a perfect day! And that bed looks so cozy! I can’t blame you about wanting to take it home!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  2. Rachel
    July 10, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Looks like a great getaway!

  3. Joanie (One Dish Kitchen)
    July 11, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’m definitely bookmarking this post. I’ve been considering planning a trip to Jekyll Island with my husband and it’s nice to see your photos and read your review. Thank you.

  4. Melanie
    February 20, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Another beach spot I need to make it too!! When you live in Florida and can be at the beach in an hour, most of our other trips end up to less beachie places, but I need to change that soon. I really want to explore these little beach towns! And could use some extra sunshine right about now (the weather where we are right now has been dismal)!

    • Shan
      February 20, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      I hear ya. I used to be guilty of taking our beaches for granted. We love the mountains, but gotta have lots of surf and sand in my life! 🙂


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