Holly Jolly Jekyll 🎄

We were charmed by Jekyll Island as soon as we got off the boat and decided to stay a second night so we could tour the island. On Tuesday we used the Marina’s courtesy golf cart and went exploring. The historic district has several homes from the late 1800s, including the Jekyll Island Club, which was originally an exclusive hunting club for the very rich. Today, many of these homes are rented out as cottages. All of the homes were decked out for the holidays. The live oaks are huge and beautiful.

We continued our tour by heading to the Atlantic side of the island and went to the beach via a beach access in a residential neighborhood. We were amazed that most of these houses were one story and not built on stilts. The beach access was a stairway that went up and over a thick, plant covered dune and a ten-foot rock wall. It isn’t usually what we see at the beach for hurricanes, but must be working. The beach was wide, long, and deserted. It was a beautiful day.

Jekyll Island is known for golf courses…and has great water towers!

The island celebrates the holidays with millions of lights, so, after dark, we hopped on bicycles and headed back to the historic district. Seeing the lights by bike was amazing and being mid-week, there wasn’t a lot of traffic. The live oak had more than 35,000 lights and was unreal. What a charming island!