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RECOMMENDATION: Historic Jekyll Island Club Resort and the Contemporary Jekyll Ocean Club

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130 years of incredible American history, now offering modern and luxurious touches. 

Only an 11 hour drive from Washington DC, or a short 30-minute drive from the Brunswick’s Golden Isles Airport (BQK), you’ll be transported immediately into the rich history of Jekyll Island and The Club that bears its name. There is so much rich history located on the property.

The Island was purchased by the newly formed Jekyll Island Club which was called at the time, “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world.” The Club officially opened its doors in January 1888, quickly becoming a retreat for families that represented one sixth of the world’s wealth. The nation’s first transcontinental phone call took place between President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, DC, Alexander Graham Bell in New York, Thomas Watson in San Francisco, Henry Higginson in Boston, and AT&T President Theodore Newton Vail at Jekyll Island Club.

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Sans Souci historic condominium. 

In 1896 the six-unit San Souci, owned in part by J.P. Morgan, was constructed. Its name connotes the carefree experience The Club members anticipated on Jekyll Island.

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San Souci King Room.

Every effort has been made to preserve Sans Souci, considered among the nation’s first condominiums, right down to the fireplaces and winding staircase still in use today.

Additions like the Pier Road Shops in the Historic District, 128,000-square-foot convention center, the refreshed Pool House, The Wharf restaurant, and The Jekyll Ocean Club, ushered in a new chapter of Jekyll Island history. You can also participate in horseback riding, golf, turtle center, tennis, kayaking, and more!

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Ocean Club Beach Front Views.

The Jekyll Ocean Club offers 40 oversized suites feature spacious bedrooms, living rooms, and balconies to enjoy the sights and sounds of Jekyll Island. Everything has been designed to complement our oceanfront location and provide you with plenty of space.

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Ocean Club Modern Suite.

Historic Jekyll Island Club Resort. Rooms start at $132. Check current specials HERE. 371 Riverview Drive. Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (855) 535-9547.

Jekyll Ocean Club. Rooms start at $240. Check current specials HERE. 80 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (866) 342-3683.

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