Romantic Things to Do on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is a beautiful and romantic destination for couples looking to get away from it all. With miles of pristine beaches, natural beauty and historic sites, Jekyll Island offers a variety of romantic activities for couples to enjoy. 

Here are Our Tips for Planning the Perfect Romantic Getaway on Jekyll Island:

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast at Jekyll Island Club. This historic hotel was once a private club for the wealthy families who made Jekyll Island their vacation home at the turn of the 20th century. The club’s luxurious and elegant atmosphere makes for a truly romantic experience.

Follow breakfast with a walk among live oaks draped in Spanish moss in the Historic District, and stop by the Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum to book a history or nature tour with local experts. Explore the historic cottages of the wealthy industrialists who made this island famous in the 20th century. Take a trolley tour of the Historic District for a fun and educational experience.

Rent bicycles at Jekyll Wheels and explore the island together on a leisurely bike tour. The island’s miles of bike trails take you through beautiful landscapes, past historic sites like Horton House, and along the beach. From the untamed marshland environment in the north to tranquil St. Andrews Beach in the south, meandering through Jekyll Island on two wheels is a relaxing and intimate way to take in the sights of the island. 

For those who love nature experiences, head to 4-H Tidelands Center for a kayak trip in the marshlands. Guided tours will provide opportunities to view the birds and wildlife of Jekyll Island up close, and to learn about the ecology of the island. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is another wonderful activity for nature lovers to learn about sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation while observing these magnificent creatures up close.

An afternoon stroll hand-in-hand along one of Jekyll Island’s beaches is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and ocean breezes together. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the sand or at one of the shelters in Great Dunes Park. Visit the serene atmosphere of Driftwood Beach, where large driftwood creates a unique and picturesque setting for a romantic walk. Horseback riding is another great way to explore the island’s natural beauty with your significant other. Enjoy a romantic horseback ride along the beach with Three Oaks Farm, or check out one of their moonlight rides or horse-drawn carriage tours of the island. 

End your day with a romantic dinner at one of Jekyll Island’s restaurants. The Wharf offers casual open-air dining and gorgeous views over the water, while Eighty Ocean is a great choice for couples looking to cozy up in an intimate setting. After dinner, join a sunset cruise with Dolphin Tours of Jekyll Island. Feel the magic of this area as you watch the sunset from the water and spot bottle-nosed dolphins playing in the waves – a perfect end to a romantic day on Jekyll Island. If you haven’t booked your Jekyll Island accommodations yet, browse our wide variety of vacation rentals on Jekyll Island.