San Juan Islands – Washington, United States

San Juan Islands - Washington, United States

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Enjoy some Southern hospitality on the quaint, Jekyll Island just off the coast of Georgia in the Gulf of Mexico.

What to Do: Day trips to nearby Cumberland or Saint Simon’s Island offer scenic relaxation on the nine-mile beach, or geocaching adventures to discover the historic island on your own. The island is rich with the history of settlers who first came to the island in 2,500 B.C.

Where to Stay: Jekyll Island Club Hotel has five buildings that all offer luxury accommodations in a historic setting. All buildings were constructed before the 1920s, with the main building, The Clubhouse, built in 1888. The Club offers a variety of seasonal packages, holiday packages, yoga retreats and even a ghost hunt.