Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, and I have already shared a couple of posts about Faith Chapel and the Wanderer Memory Trail. The great thing about this little island, aside from the history, is how walkable it is. The National Historic Landmark District is filled with 34 historic structures including the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Many of the buildings have been repurposed into retail shops which boast cute items with an island beach theme as well as t-shirts and hats and the usual souvenir items.
Jekyll Island boasts the first condominium type apartments, Sans Souci, which means “without worry” and was a place where visitors could let their cares go by the wayside. Henry B. Hyde approved the occupants and did not allow children or those with mistresses so he kept a tight hold on who came and went.
The Jekyll Island Club Resort is one place that is something to behold. The members of the club often had “cottages” built for their families where they could go to enjoy time while staying on the island. Many of them have been restored and are open for tours. For a look at those cottages you can click here to go to a separate page with pictures and descriptions.
The “whites” represent players who in Tournament Play in their croquet competition.
The area has been thoughtfully developed to allow visitors the chance to amble amongst the many beautiful live oaks dripping in Spanish moss. There is just enough “tourist” type shops to satisfy those seeking that type of experience but all in all the character is of a little community where I imagined grand parties and gatherings occurred when the Island was at its busiest.
A visit to this part of the island is almost like a step back in time. Truly a lovely place to while away a warm, sunny day. Have you been here before? I would love to hear about it in the comments. Remember to Comment for a Cause for our cause of the month – Ukrainian Red Cross.