Southern Exposure With Black Southern Belle: The Jekyll Island Club Resort

Are you seeking an authentic southern family summer vacation with endless pools, biking trails and activities? Or a romantic retreat complete with a spa, beach and fine dining? Then stay and experience The Jekyll Island Club Resort which is rated among the top 500 resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure.

The Jekyll Island Club Resort is a white glove getaway experience that has vacationers and wedding parties raving. The escapade includes 5,000 acres of natural beauty brimming with tidal marshland, vibrant biodiversity, and historical significance. You can choose to unwind on the beach, go on a bicycle journey, golf on a 63 hole field, play tennis, go horseback riding and much much more. There is truly never a dull moment and always something for everyone.

Guests taste buds are also on a thrilling journey with its exceptional dining offerings that range from the elegant grand dining room to casual options at The Wharf, Pool House, and the bakery-delicatessen The Pantry.

The Jekyll Island Club Resort bedroom

This historic hotel was originally built in 1886 as a hunting retreat for America’s wealthy elite including J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, as well as the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Astors. Restored to its original splendor in 1986, it is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. After its 130 year history and exploration the hotel has elevated with a recent $25 million revitalization that includes enhanced guest accommodations and event spaces, a new all-suite beachfront hotel, a new over-water restaurant, and additional engaging activities.

The Jekyll Island Club Resort wharf

Bruce Westerlin, Managing Director of Jekyll Island Club Resort says “Guests come to enjoy our new offerings and experiences – designed to allow them to immerse themselves in our storied history, jump feet first into recreation and adventure, and create memories that they’ll cherish for years.” For a So for an unforgettable Georgia escape The Jekyll Island Club Resort is just for you.


Michiel Perry is the founder of Black Southern Belle, and a regular contributing editor for ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine. See more of her work here!

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