Restaurants worth the Drive
Some of the things that our family and guests love are:
The enjoyment touring the Jekyll Island Historic District in a horse drawn carriage or how about a horseback ride to Driftwood Beach or enjoy the more than 20 miles of scenic bicycle paths that wind through marshes, along the ocean, under moss -draped oaks, and through the Historic District. These paths also pass directly in front of Ginger’s Guesthouse.
The Island offers 10 miles of the best walking beach to be found.
The tennis center and three challenging 18-hole golf courses await your arrival. The Historic Great Dunes (nine hole course) can be one of the most challenging around. Postage stamp size greens will test your skill on the Great Dunes course. The courses offer several options to take your golfing experience fun yet challenging for both the scratch and high-handicap golfer.
All of the 13 Tennis Center’s clay courts have undergone resurfacing in the past year. Tennis activities are available at the public facility courts. First timers, novices and the experienced players will enjoy the Tennis Center.
During the summer months, the kids and play at the Summer Waves Water Park located on the other side of the island.
The Jekyll Island Arts Association features photography, pottery and arts exhibits at the Goodyear Cottage. Lydia Thompson has a Thursday morning Bird Ramble tour for want to explore Jekyll’s birds and natural side. (Stop by and see her at the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Jekyll’s Historic District to get more information.)
The Sea Turtle Hospital provides an educational program for the young and old alike. By law, 65 percent of Jekyll must remain undeveloped and the nature and educational programs are awesome. The Courtyard at the Crane Cottage and high tea at the Old Hotel are a most do for those that want a fine-dining experience. Visit www.jekyllclub.com for more information. The Riverfront Rah Bar and Latitude 31 offers great seafood and there is often music and entertainment on this restaurant and patio bar located here on the island on the historic Jekyll Wharf John D. and David Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Goodyear, Crane Theodore Vail and others were members of Jekyll Island Club. Turn your clock back one hundred years by taking a guided tram tour of the 240-acre historic district. Visit Historic Faith Chapel and view the animal carvings, terra cotta gargoyles and the Tiffany and Armstrong stained glass windows. Visit www.jekyllisland.com for more information. Tour the Island in an electric car rental from Red Bug Motors To learn more about the mega-million dollar restoration and renovation and revitalization of Jekyll Island visit. www.jekyllisland.com/Revitalization.aspx