Embrace Jekyll Island From Our Four-Star Hotel

Experiences

Impeccably situated along Georgia's beautiful coastline, The Westin Jekyll Island is close to the area's premier points of interest. Business guests can easily access the adjacent Jekyll Island Convention Center, while those visiting our hotel for leisure will love our location near historic Brunswick, Georgia and Jekyll Island's iconic Driftwood Beach.

On-Site Outlets
Fitness Center

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

24/7 access to state-of-the-art equipment in an invigorating environment

Outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Swimming

Swimming Pool

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Whirlpool

Whirlpool open year round

Swimming Pool

With RunWESTIN™, enjoy guided runs or a customized 3-mile running route around Jekyll Island. Return from your run and relax with a fresh towel and cold bottled water from the concierge.

A short 5-minute drive from The Westin Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island Tennis Center is a popular tennis facility on the island, offering 13 clay courts to play on.

Whether you want to schedule a private tennis lesson or play for fun, The Jekyll Island Tennis Center accommodates all playing levels. The Tennis Center also offers tennis camps, so you can sharpen your skills and learn the game from trained professionals.

The Jekyll Island Tennis Center hosts six USTA-Sanctioned tournaments annually, as well as junior camps throughout the summer. Ongoing adult programs include clinics and round-robin tournaments, offered between October and March. The Center’s staff can arrange pick-up games for single players, as well as offer private and group lessons. Rental racquets and ball machines are also available, as well as equipment repair. Weekly, monthly and annual single-person and family memberships can be purchased as well.

Jekyll Island Fun Facts

Learn about Jekyll Island fun facts before visiting The Westin Jekyll Island Hotel and experience all the unique island has to offer.

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Did you know…

 

  • In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive winter retreat for America’s most elite families, known as the Jekyll Island Club, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans, and Pulitzers.

  • Jekyll Island is only 5,700 acres making it the smallest of Georgia’s Barrier Islands.

  • Jekyll Island contains 20 miles of bike paths.

  • Golfers will find plenty to captivate their interest with 63 holes of golf on island.

  • Every 6 hours 12.5 minutes, Jekyll experiences a change in tides. The tides pervade deeply inland due to high tides and the gradual slope of Georgia's Coastal Plain, which results in the most expansive marshes of the entire Atlantic Coast.

  • Our sand dunes are home to millions of species of plant and animal life. These communities are protected by the State of Georgia.

  • The threatened loggerhead turtles come ashore during the summer months to lay their eggs in the warm sands of our coast.

  • Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to learn more and help protect the sea turtles.

  • Jekyll is a barrier island sitting just off the coast of southern Georgia about 40 miles (64km) north of the Florida border and about 90 miles south of Savannah.

  • The island is known for its 10 miles of pristine beaches and sandbars, ancient forests, calm lakes, lazy rivers and diverse wildlife.

  • During the fall, plants that make up the marshland turn a gold color, hence the term "Golden Isles." Another interesting fact is that Georgia shrimp are born in the marshlands, and without them, the shrimp population would not exist.

  • A popular wedding location, Driftwood beach in the north is the most striking with picturesque driftwood graveyards lining the shore.

  • From March to May, the average high temperatures range from 74 to 81°F (23 to 27°C), low temperatures range from 53 to 65°F (11 to 18°C), and precipitation ranges from 0.6 to 1.6 inches (15 to 40mm) each month.

  • Jekyll Island is one of the few islands in Georgia that’s accessible by car.

Conservation

Doing our part to protect the environment. Being green is important to Jekyll Island and the whole staff at The Westin Jekyll Island. With 65% of the Island undeveloped, we are committed to keeping the island beautiful and all of our local species protected.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

All our green initiatives at the hotel support the mission of the Jekyll Island Authority Conservation Program. This program focuses on preserving, maintaining, managing and restoring the natural communities and species diversity of the Island.

A few things to check out during your stay supporting the island's commitment to the environment:

Georgia Sea Turtle Center: The world-renowned hospital and research facility is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority and works to increase awareness through sea turtle education, rehabilitation, and research programs. Stop by and enjoy a tour, along with a visit to the gift shop.

Nature tours: Bird Ramble Birding and Nature Tours offer scheduled tours on Wednesday - Friday, and private tours upon request. Get up close and personal with the wildlife that relies on the healthy ecology of Jekyll Island! Call 912-634-1322 for more information.

Outdoor bike paths: The island has over 20 miles of continuous bike paths, that run right in front of the hotel. Take a short ride up to Driftwood beach, or if you're feeling ambitious - circle the island. Either way, rest assured knowing you're contributing to the minimal traffic and emissions on the island!

Jekyll Island Signature Events

Whether it's taking part in our culinary festivities, making memories with the family or setting a personal record, you'll love making our celebrations and events your new traditions. Our popular events keep guests coming back year after year.

Aerial View of hotel on beach.
Local Events
Hotel exterior with cloudless sky and ocean in the background.
Jekyll Island Marathon

The only 26.2 run being held on any of the Georgia barrier islands. The JIM course will take runners through the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark featuring 34 historic landmarks.

Runners gathered in a parking lot.
Turtle Crawl

Benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, this set of races offers fun for the whole family.

Hotel logo carved in an ice sculpture placed at the entrance.
Shrimp & Grits Festival

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists market, live music, kids' zone, food, a craft brew fest and more.

Island Events Whiskey Wine Wildlife Festival Westin Jekyll Island
Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife Festival

The Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife Festival is a culinary weekend like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanfront with music and a relaxed island vibe.

Activities
Sand Dunes next to ocean.
Horseback Riding

Offers family-friendly activities including horseback riding on Driftwood Beach, narrated horse-drawn carriage tours of the Historic District and a large petting zoo. Camps, events, rentals and wedding carriage services are also available.

View of hotel exterior from ocean.
Paddle Boarding

Learn from professional paddle boarder Jason Latham. Novice, Intermediate or advanced lessons. Tour beaches, marshes or rivers. Regularly scheduled Tours on Saturday & Sunday at 11am, spaces limited. Or reservations are available directly with instructor Jason, call/text 912.614.8142.

Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Fishing & Boating

Whether deep at sea, at a dock or on the shore, Jekyll Island has plenty of fishing opportunities for all types of anglers.

Wildlife
Bird Watching

Jekyll Island boasts some of the most diverse and plentiful bird watching in the country. The island is an important site along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway. From Painted Buntings to Piping Plovers, Jekyll Island is a haven for birds and bird lovers.

Several people on bikes on path along palm trees.
Bike Rentals

Bicycling has long been a favorite activity on Jekyll Island. With more than 20 miles of picturesque paths and trails, biking offers a scenic way to see all of the island’s hallmark points of interest. Paths wind around sand dunes, beaches and historic sites, while our ancient oaks offer ample shade.