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Jekyll and Hideaway!

Following his feature on Georgia, Travel Writer Dave Balow looks closely at one of the state's real highlights.

You won't find a place quite like Jekyll Island anywhere else in America.

For a start you have to pay a few dollars just to get in - at a toll both across a causeway - but once over the water a world of possibilities opens up.

At its heart is the famous Jekyll Island Club, where I was lucky enough to stay for a couple of nights. Founded in 1886 the club was once the private winter retreat of America's wealthiest families with founding members including the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, the Pulitzers and J.P. Morgan himself.

It is said that these mega-millionaires used to fix the economy of the entire country between them over their cigars and brandy following hedonistic days of sport and relaxation on the island.

Faithfully restored in 1986 the Victorian clubhouse, with its iconic turret, along with a collection of magnificent adjacent 'cottages' where you can also stay, now forms the centrepiece of the island's renowned National Historic Landmark District. 

Before a jacket and tie dinner in the club's Grand Dining Room, nowadays you can enjoy golf on one of the island's four magnificent courses, play croquet on the lawn, take bike or horse drawn carriage rides, relax on the nine miles of golden sandy beaches or chill out in the pool and spa area.

And if you get bored with all that, then charter a boat and go fishing, try kayaking, play tennis, take a dolphin tour, visit the marvellous Sea Turtle Centre or go riding through the forests. Get the picture . . . Jekyll Island is not for the faint hearted when it comes to having fun!

 

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