A few months back my best girl and I got away on our first girls trip that we have been dreaming up for almost 4 years! I am very blessed to be in a season of life that is allows me flexibility to do things like this and hopefully accounting for a few more girls trips in the foreseeable future 😉
Our goals for the trip were to not have to travel too far, relax poolside, Pina Coladas, good food, and a picturesque backdrop for photos. I had heard of Jekyll Island Club Resort and threw the idea out to Katie. With it being only 3 hours from Charleston and having access to both a pool & the beach we thought it would be the perfect location for our trip – and YES, it was!
Often compared to St. Simons Island or Beaufort, Jekyll Island is a unique and special destination worth visiting. Just a short drive from Charleston or Savannah – I highly recommend Jekyll Island Club and am already looking forward to brining William here as I know he will love it!
The club has a custom scent that is run throughout the property and it truly captivated me. It is unavailable to purchase but they have a collection from Ireland that smells very similar. Katie and I loved the scent so much that we both purchased multiple home items from the line to bring home with us.
We spent a lot of time soaking up the sun (protected by SPF and shielding my face of course) and giggling over girl talk. The food we ordered by the pool was exceptional as well! We traveled during the week and it was definitely a mature crowd which we really enjoyed although it would be a sweet trip with children as well! (I would love to visit with our kids one day)
I loved how leisurely our schedule was – we had originally discussed reservations at the nicer restaurant for our second night but after getting ready and roaming the property for a few hours that was the last restaurant open for us to grab a bite!
On our adventures around the property we were in awe by the beauty – Spanish moss-covered oaks lined the streets and the sun set over the water. We snapped some (lots) of pictures and set up my tripod to get some photos of us together! It was so refreshing to be creative and and capture these images.
The beach was nice, we biked over on our second day and it was pretty empty! Although we spent the majority of our time by the pool, we enjoyed stopping by and getting our toes sandy.
The interiors of the Jekyll Club were right up my alley! I loved all of the dark wood and warm neutral colors. For our second night we headed to The Wharf for dinner. It is a beautiful spot to view the sunset and the water. We were told there are often dolphin sitings! Katie was bummed we didn’t see any haha
This is the girl you want in your corner for life! She is pure gold, selfless, full of joy, and always wanting to serve you and cheer you on. I am so blessed to call her my best friend!
The morning before heading back to Charleston we took the long bike over to Driftwood Beach. (pictured above)
There is a population of 1000 – 1500 on the Island as well as people who know the ins and outs of the Island of which whom have been coming to Jekyll for years.
From History tours, bike rides, leisurely strolls through the live oaks, laying by the beach or pool, sitting on the porches or perusing a game of croquet on the front lawn – there is plenty to do on a trip to the Island! I didn’t even mention all of the shops by the beach too! There is something for everyone so come and relax or plan a full day – Jekyll Island Club is a dreamy destination you should have on your list!
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am happy to be documenting here again <3 If you have any questions about our stay or Jekyll Island leave me a comment below!