Jekyll Island Getaway

Georgia’s Golden Isles Retreat

October 29-November 1, 2018

Book by July 24 & Save $100

Mon / Thu - 4 Days

Jekyll Island has a rich history woven with a legacy of luxury and opulence, nature and balance. In the late 1800s, Jekyll Island became an exclusive private retreat for families with names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer and Baker. Members enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, skeet shooting, golf, tennis, biking, croquet, lawn bowling, picnics and carriage rides; and throughout the years, several members built opulent mansions they deemed "cottages." The Club closed in 1942 and Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947. The once-private retreat is now part of The Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District, one of the largest preservation projects in the southeast.

Jekyll Island is situated within the chain of the Golden Isles off the Georgia coast, where pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape. From sprawling beaches and endless salt marsh to meandering tidal creeks and historic ruins, Jekyll Island is a picturesque blend of serenity and natural beauty. Let a canopy of live oaks draw you in and stories of lavish lawn parties pique your curiosity as you discover the history and allure of this famous playground.

Itinerary Hotel

Mon, Oct 29: Fly to Jacksonville, Florida. Transfer to Jekyll Island, Georgia and check in to the Jekyll Island Club Resort, located on the Intracoastal Waterway side of the island. In 1886, 53 prominent American tycoons founded the Jekyll Island Club and the clubhouse officially opened its doors in January 1888, quickly becoming a retreat for families that represented one sixth of the world's wealth. Today, after extensive renovations of the club district and clubhouse, the Jekyll Island Club Resort is more than a cherished vacation destination – it’s a living historic site. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at hotel this evening. (Meal: Dinner)

Tue, Oct 30: Following breakfast at the hotel, learn about the island's rich history with a guided tram tour through the 240 acre National Historic Landmark District and visit two restored cottages. Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to learn about the rehabilitation and research of this protected species. Explore the exhibit gallery and venture into the hospital to meet some of the patients. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Wed, Oct 31: Today is free to enjoy more of the island on your own. Walk along historic tabby sidewalks shaded by old plantation oaks, play a game of croquet on the resort’s manicured lawn, relax on a picturesque porch or wander the beaches in search of san dollars and driftwood. Rent a bicycle and peddle your way along 20 miles of paved bike paths, winding through forests, beaches, riverfront, and the historic district. Lounge by the heated outdoor pool along the river’s edge or take the resort’s complimentary transportation to Jekyll Ocean Club with access to another pool, the beach and Beach Village. The island is also home to three 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole par-3 course. This evening, take a sunset cruise to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. The waters around Jekyll are home to one of the world’s largest populations of these creatures. Cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway, salt marshes and wilderness beaches while you learn about the dolphin’s social behavior and feeding habits. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, and osprey, too. (B)

Thu, Nov 1: Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning at the resort before transferring to Jacksonville to fly home. (B)

Jekyll Island Club Resort
Located at the heart of Jekyll Island Club Resort, The Clubhouse was constructed by Charles Alexander in 1888 in the American Queen Anne style. Experience elegant leisure in the historic Clubhouse, from the iconic turret, verandas and bay windows, to the exquisite interior details and The Grand Dining Room. Highlights: Victorian furnishings hearken back to a bygone era • in-room coffee maker • complimentary wireless Internet • 4 restaurants, deli, bar • room service • fitness center • heated outdoor pool • putting green • tournament level croquet • bicycle rentals • afternoon tea • retail shop • complimentary island shuttle • nightly entertainment.



Jekyll Island Getaway Pricing

Per Person*

Package with Air

Land Only

Double P/P

$1,659

$1,179

Triple P/P

$1,579

$1,099

Single

$1,989

$1,509


Ambassadair Trip #7489

Highlights Include


  • Accommodations at the Jekyll Island Club Resort
  • Island history tour
  • Guided tour of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Sunset dolphin sightseeing cruise
  • Ample free time for independent exploration and relaxation

Package Includes


  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Jacksonville, Florida
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

 
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