I spent a long weekend at Jekyll Ocean Club where COVID-19 policies were widely followed making it easy to enjoy the ocean views, suite-style rooms, and stunning nature



Slide 1 of 16: When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.I traveled from New York City down south to the Georgia coast, ripe with beautiful beaches, paved bike trails, and plenty of outdoor space. I spent three nights at Jekyll Island Ocean Club based on expert advice and the hotel's comprehensive protocols for COVID-19 cleanliness and social distancing.I stayed in a spacious King Suite, which starts at $250 per night in the fall and winter and includes pull-out sectionals, roomy balconies, and ocean views.Read more: Is travel safe? We interviewed experts on risks associated with flying, booking hotels or Airbnbs, renting cars, and more, plus ideas on safe vacations during COVID-19Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.After spending most of my summer in New York City, I wanted to plan an escape this fall to somewhere serene with plenty of outdoor space for social distancing.Although there are risks with traveling right now due to the pandemic, I felt comfortable with a long weekend retreat at Jekyll Island, one of Georgia's beautiful coastal barrier islands. The choice seemed safe and secure given the fact that the island has a population of only 1,000 people and is known for wide beaches, outdoor recreation, and raw natural beauty, which are all ideal right now. I spent three nights at Jekyll Island Ocean Club, reassured by the resort's COVID-19 policy, which includes stringent new cleaning protocols and social distancing measures like spaced out pool lounge chairs and electrostatic disinfecting of surfaces inside the suites. For added peace of mind, I also took a COVID-19 test a few days before boarding my flight.This boutique-style all-suite resort includes 40 suites and is the sister property to the Jekyll Island Club Resort, which is found on the bayside of the island. Families, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts opt for this beachside location for its outdoor amenities, photogenic dining, and a stunning beachfront location where you can run or bike alongside the waves that lap onto the hard, flat-packed sand.The Jekyll Island Ocean Club is also a nature lover's dream, with guided kayak tours through the Georgia 4-H Tidelands Center, and the chance to glimpse signs of turtle hatchlings in the early morning or evenings with a patrol from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.History buffs will also appreciate the cottages and historic buildings dotted around the island that used to be frequented by the likes of the Rockefeller family, JP Morgan, and William Vanderbilt. You may see the 100-year old cottages with the tram and golf cart tours led by The Jekyll Island Museum.I visited in early fall and stayed in an Ocean Club King Suite, which starts at $250 per night. This is the Ocean Club's standard suite. There are no different levels, and every room is the same with oceanfront views, aside from differing configurations of either two Queens or a King-sized bed.The strictly observed COVID-19 policies also solidify this resort as a destination that is taking the pandemic seriously, while still delivering the guest experience for which they're known. Here's what it was like, and why I'd gladly return.The first impressionThe roomOn-site amenitiesWhat's nearbyWhat others sayWhat you need to knowCOVID-19 policiesThe bottom lineBook Jekyll Ocean Club starting at $250 per nightKeep reading to see why I was so impressed by the Jekyll Ocean Club.Read the original article on Business Insider
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Slide 3 of 16: It was an easy one-hour drive from Jacksonville Airport to Jekyll Island by rental car and the scenery was peaceful with white oaks and intermittent waterways traversing the highway that all served to up my excitement along the way.After arriving at the resort, there was a placard on the exterior of the front door that read "Thank you for keeping it safe," and illustrated two people standing six feet apart.The front doors were not automatic, so you do have to touch the handle or alternatively, use your elbow to tap the handicap button to open them. The check-in desk was immediately to the left of the front entrance, and the two staff members staffing it wore masks properly over their noses and mouths.
Slide 4 of 16: I also noticed that the resort staff near the restaurant, cleaning crew, and other guests were also wearing masks properly, which helped me feel more at ease.Since I already traveled to a couple of hotels over the summer, I felt comfortable standing in the lobby, but I was especially reassured by the hand sanitizer bottles provided for guest use near the front desk, and the unmissable huge, five-foot blue sign that outlined COVID-19 protocols in large text. This included policies about reduced occupancy, increased sanitation of public surfaces, and enhanced employee protocols like hand washing and social distancing.Check-in was quick, easy, and I soon had my keys and was off safely to my room.

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Slide 6 of 16: The Jekyll Ocean Club is a boutique property that's affiliated with the Jekyll Island Club Resort, a sister hotel located on the bayside.The Ocean Club is an all-suite beachfront offering with 40 suites, all with serene ocean views, and a coastal theme with rope accents, white linens, and blue and white pillows. I booked the 650 square foot Ocean Club King Suite, which is one of two accommodation options (the other is the same, just with two Queen beds) that start at $250 per night.Upon entering my room, I saw that it was laid out in railroad-style, opening onto the bedroom first. The bed was flanked by two nightstands and a closet, which afforded ample space to hang up my clothes for the entire weekend. There wasn't a robe inside the closet, but there was an iron and ironing board, as well as two convertible racks to hold my luggage, made of solid wood, and a good size for checked luggage.The King-sized bed was medium firmness with soft sheets and a thick comforter and I enjoyed a very comfortable night's sleep. 
Slide 7 of 16: The bedroom led to the bathroom with two wash basins, a toilet, and a shower, and came stocked with luxury Gilchrist & Soames bar soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.There was no bathtub, but the shower pressure was strong and the water was hot right away. After being cooped up in my small city apartment, the spa-like bathroom felt like an indulgent respite where I could spread out. I also appreciated that I was able to close one of the bathroom doors for privacy and still have a wash basin on the exterior while another person showered. 
Slide 8 of 16: The third room was the living room space with a sectional couch that was roomy enough to stretch out, prop my feet up, and still have room left over. It included a pullout sofa bed, which would be ideal for families with children, or groups. There was also a small desk for working, and a generous balcony with two lounge chairs. Since the resort faced east, I was afforded a gorgeous sunrise from the balcony around 7:30 a.m. each morning. There were also four hooks on the outside wall that were perfect for hanging up wet swimsuits after a day at the beach.
Slide 9 of 16: The King suite was just right for my travel style. I was able to get work done on the balcony or in the living room (which also had USB chargers above the sofa for charging my phone). And because the bedroom was so far from the living room and its sliding glass doors, it offered complete blackout darkness at night, which I need to sleep well.The suite was impeccably clean and the surfaces all appeared to have been wiped down with hearty cleaning agents, in line with the hotel's new enhanced cleaning standards. This included PPE, disinfectants, and the use of specialized anti-viral solutions.The hotel staff informed me at check-in that because of COVID-19, there would be no room cleaning during my stay unless requested. I did, however, request a toiletry amenity be sent to my room, which was easy and contactless. I felt that the room amenities were above sufficient, but it would have been nice to be able to lounge around the suite in a complimentary robe and slippers. The suite felt like a reassuring home away from home with ample COVID measures in place. Since all of the suites are priced and laid out the same, staying here poses a strong value, considering the spacious accommodations balcony views, and beachfront location with a pool, especially compared to the other properties on the island that do not offer such attractive amenities.

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Slide 11 of 16: All of the Ocean Club on-site amenities were open during COVID-19, however, with updated protocols in place.And, unlike many other resorts, there is no resort fee or added charge to use the facilities.There is one on-site restaurant, Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, which had three areas open for dining: indoor seating, covered patio seating, as well as outdoor seating with umbrellas next to the pool. I ate multiple meals inside the Italian-inspired restaurant and appreciated that there was a combination of two, four, and six-seater tables spread feet generously apart from one another so that it felt comfortable and safe.The Ocean Club also included a pool, hot tub, and fire pit with surrounding chairs. Although I didn't use the pool, it seemed to be used only by couples and families that were spread out in their own sections with social distancing in effect. I observed that the pool usually contained six to eight people at a time in line with Georgia's mandate for modified pool capacity, with guests lounging in pool chairs close to one another in their own parties.There was a solo hammock hanging on the grass lawn next to the pool, though I chose to isolate on the secluded Ocean Club rooftop, which included lounge chair seating. There were, surprisingly, no guests on the rooftop when I went. I also enjoyed the beach access that was available directly from the resort, often taking morning runs along the sparsely filled sand, with only a handful of people out in the early morning. Later in the day, complimentary beach chair and umbrella services were provided to guests and many families were set up, however, they stayed together respectfully in their own parties without getting too close to other guests. Directly next to the resort, and between the beach, was another major highlight: the paved bike path that runs 22 miles. The resort offered complimentary bikes and helmets, both of which are sanitized between guests. I used one of the bikes to explore the island and felt it was properly maintained and clean.Guests of the Ocean Club also have access to the amenities of the sister property, the Jekyll Island Club Resort, located a five-minute drive away. This includes the Jekyll Island Club Pool, fire pit, croquet course, fitness center, the Lending Library, and Jekyll Wheels. There is no fee, except for bike rentals from Jekyll Wheels, which ranges from $5-$12 per hour, depending on the bike. 
Slide 12 of 16: The seven-mile-wide Jekyll Island has 63 holes of golf, a mini-golf course, horseback riding, tennis courts, and bicycle rentals. There is no need to rent a car if you are staying on the island. You can choose to walk, bike, or rent golf carts to get around the island.A 10-minute bike or three-minute drive from the Jekyll Ocean Club leads to the Georgia 4-H Tidelands Center, which takes guests on guided kayak tours throughout the marshy tidelands of the island. Masks are required prior to entering and exiting your kayak and social distancing protocols were in place. Also, a quick bike or drive is The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which has a program to see what it is like to be a field biologist tasked with monitoring sea turtle nests and hatchlings on Jekyll Island. Following the patrol, you can witness some of the sea turtle patients undergoing rehabilitation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.You can social distance on the guided tram tour led by The Jekyll Island Museum, a 10-minute walk from the resort. The 90-minute tour leads through the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District and through two restored historic cottages on the island.All of the tour operators were wearing masks properly over noses and mouths the entire duration of the tours.Check flight prices to Jekyll Island on Expedia
Slide 13 of 16: The Jekyll Ocean Club is ranked 1 out of 10 hotels on Jekyll Island on Trip Advisor and is ranked 9.5 out of 10 on Booking.com. Overall, the reviews are very positive. Some say they love the location with the oceanfront view, while others approved of the servers always wearing masks and gloves. Past guides also raved about the bike trail, ample parking, and accommodating staff.A couple of reviewers noted that the first-floor suites had a partially obstructed ocean view compared to the second and third floors, but most found the beach views a highlight.  Read reviews, compare prices, and book the Jekyll Ocean Club on Trip Advisor
Slide 14 of 16: Who stays here: The suite-style accommodations make this property a great choice for friends, family, couples, and outdoorsy travelers looking for an active escape with easy biking or walking around a small island.We like: Despite having only one restaurant, breakfast at Eighty Ocean Kitchen offered diverse cuisine like chicken and waffles and breakfast tacos, best enjoyed outside at a socially distanced table next to the pool.We love (don't miss this feature!): The complimentary bikes and helmets allowed me to access most of the island through the 22 miles of paved bike trails. It was not only fun but very convenient to be able to avoid driving and parking.We think you should know: There is no fitness center on property, so prepare to sweat outside if you plan on exercising. However, you can visit the fitness center at the Ocean Club's sister property, Jekyll Island Club Resort located five minutes away driving, at no added charge.We'd do this differently next time: Many of the restaurants on Jekyll Island fill up quickly for dinner and I had trouble walking in. Therefore, I would recommend making a reservation ahead of time if you plan to eat off property.

Slide 15 of 16: The Jekyll Ocean Club has new protocols and a COVID-19 update that guests can review online. The property also follows Georgia state and CDC guidelines that require people to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space. Some of the new policies in place include:Housekeepers have been trained on enhanced cleaning standards, which include the use of personal protective equipment, disinfecting equipment, and specialized anti-viral solutions.Single-use menus in the restaurant.Superior, locally sourced, cleaning products in accordance with CDC guidelines.Access to certain guest amenities such as the pools and hot tubs guided by state and local health guidelines with reduced capacity.I saw first-hand that The Jekyll Ocean Club staff, as well as guests, consistently wore masks and maintained social distancing when possible. This included contactless room deliveries, automatic hand sanitizer stations, and responsible mask wearing when not eating or drinking. The public surfaces-tables, couches, lounge chairs-all appeared and felt clean to be around. 
Slide 16 of 16: With spacious oceanfront suite-style rooms, The Jekyll Ocean Club is a great choice for families, groups of friends, and even business travelers. The pull-out sectional couches, roomy balconies, mini fridge, coffee machine, and optional room cleaning allows guests to be more independent during our new era of social distancing.  The on-site offerings are also extensive, with the beach, pool, hot tub, fire pit, and complimentary sanitized bikes and helmets to keep you occupied. The property is also ideally situated for those looking to take advantage of Jekyll Island and its many off-property offerings. The resort is within easy walking distance to the historic cottages, guided kayaking tours, and the Jekyll Island Museum. And since the island is only seven miles wide, there's virtually no reason for guests to need a car to get around once they arrive.Better yet, the property is taking COVID-19 policies seriously. My experience lived up to the policies outlined on a COVID-19 five-foot poster set right at the entrance. I felt very safe throughout my stay and found The Jekyll Ocean Club to be a blissful coastal escape from the city.Book a room at The Jekyll Ocean Club starting at $250 per night

I spent a long weekend at Jekyll Ocean Club where COVID-19 policies were widely followed making it easy to enjoy the ocean views, suite-style rooms, and stunning nature

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After spending most of my summer in New York City, I wanted to plan an escape this fall to somewhere serene with plenty of outdoor space for social distancing.

Although there are risks with traveling right now due to the pandemic, I felt comfortable with a long weekend retreat at Jekyll Island, one of Georgia’s beautiful coastal barrier islands. The choice seemed safe and secure given the fact that the island has a population of only 1,000 people and is known for wide beaches, outdoor recreation, and raw natural beauty, which are all ideal right now. 

I spent three nights at Jekyll Island Ocean Club, reassured by the resort’s COVID-19 policy, which includes stringent new cleaning protocols and social distancing measures like spaced out pool lounge chairs and electrostatic disinfecting of surfaces inside the suites. For added peace of mind, I also took a COVID-19 test a few days before boarding my flight.

This boutique-style all-suite resort includes 40 suites and is the sister property to the Jekyll Island Club Resort, which is found on the bayside of the island. Families, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts opt for this beachside location for its outdoor amenities, photogenic dining, and a stunning beachfront location where you can run or bike alongside the waves that lap onto the hard, flat-packed sand.

The Jekyll Island Ocean Club is also a nature lover’s dream, with guided kayak tours through the Georgia 4-H Tidelands Center, and the chance to glimpse signs of turtle hatchlings in the early morning or evenings with a patrol from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

History buffs will also appreciate the cottages and historic buildings dotted around the island that used to be frequented by the likes of the Rockefeller family, JP Morgan, and William Vanderbilt. You may see the 100-year old cottages with the tram and golf cart tours led by The Jekyll Island Museum.

I visited in early fall and stayed in an Ocean Club King Suite, which starts at $250 per night. This is the Ocean Club’s standard suite. There are no different levels, and every room is the same with oceanfront views, aside from differing configurations of either two Queens or a King-sized bed.

The strictly observed COVID-19 policies also solidify this resort as a destination that is taking the pandemic seriously, while still delivering the guest experience for which they’re known. Here’s what it was like, and why I’d gladly return.

Keep reading to see why I was so impressed by the Jekyll Ocean Club.

It was an easy one-hour drive from Jacksonville Airport to Jekyll Island by rental car and the scenery was peaceful with white oaks and intermittent waterways traversing the highway that all served to up my excitement along the way.

After arriving at the resort, there was a placard on the exterior of the front door that read “Thank you for keeping it safe,” and illustrated two people standing six feet apart.

The front doors were not automatic, so you do have to touch the handle or alternatively, use your elbow to tap the handicap button to open them. 

The check-in desk was immediately to the left of the front entrance, and the two staff members staffing it wore masks properly over their noses and mouths.

I also noticed that the resort staff near the restaurant, cleaning crew, and other guests were also wearing masks properly, which helped me feel more at ease.

Since I already traveled to a couple of hotels over the summer, I felt comfortable standing in the lobby, but I was especially reassured by the hand sanitizer bottles provided for guest use near the front desk, and the unmissable huge, five-foot blue sign that outlined COVID-19 protocols in large text. This included policies about reduced occupancy, increased sanitation of public surfaces, and enhanced employee protocols like hand washing and social distancing.

Check-in was quick, easy, and I soon had my keys and was off safely to my room.

The Jekyll Ocean Club is a boutique property that’s affiliated with the Jekyll Island Club Resort, a sister hotel located on the bayside.

The Ocean Club is an all-suite beachfront offering with 40 suites, all with serene ocean views, and a coastal theme with rope accents, white linens, and blue and white pillows. 

I booked the 650 square foot Ocean Club King Suite, which is one of two accommodation options (the other is the same, just with two Queen beds) that start at $250 per night.

Upon entering my room, I saw that it was laid out in railroad-style, opening onto the bedroom first. The bed was flanked by two nightstands and a closet, which afforded ample space to hang up my clothes for the entire weekend. There wasn’t a robe inside the closet, but there was an iron and ironing board, as well as two convertible racks to hold my luggage, made of solid wood, and a good size for checked luggage.

The King-sized bed was medium firmness with soft sheets and a thick comforter and I enjoyed a very comfortable night’s sleep. 

The bedroom led to the bathroom with two wash basins, a toilet, and a shower, and came stocked with luxury Gilchrist & Soames bar soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

There was no bathtub, but the shower pressure was strong and the water was hot right away. After being cooped up in my small city apartment, the spa-like bathroom felt like an indulgent respite where I could spread out. I also appreciated that I was able to close one of the bathroom doors for privacy and still have a wash basin on the exterior while another person showered. 

The third room was the living room space with a sectional couch that was roomy enough to stretch out, prop my feet up, and still have room left over. It included a pullout sofa bed, which would be ideal for families with children, or groups. 

There was also a small desk for working, and a generous balcony with two lounge chairs. Since the resort faced east, I was afforded a gorgeous sunrise from the balcony around 7:30 a.m. each morning. There were also four hooks on the outside wall that were perfect for hanging up wet swimsuits after a day at the beach.

The King suite was just right for my travel style. I was able to get work done on the balcony or in the living room (which also had USB chargers above the sofa for charging my phone). And because the bedroom was so far from the living room and its sliding glass doors, it offered complete blackout darkness at night, which I need to sleep well.

The suite was impeccably clean and the surfaces all appeared to have been wiped down with hearty cleaning agents, in line with the hotel’s new enhanced cleaning standards. This included PPE, disinfectants, and the use of specialized anti-viral solutions.

The hotel staff informed me at check-in that because of COVID-19, there would be no room cleaning during my stay unless requested. I did, however, request a toiletry amenity be sent to my room, which was easy and contactless. I felt that the room amenities were above sufficient, but it would have been nice to be able to lounge around the suite in a complimentary robe and slippers. 

The suite felt like a reassuring home away from home with ample COVID measures in place. Since all of the suites are priced and laid out the same, staying here poses a strong value, considering the spacious accommodations balcony views, and beachfront location with a pool, especially compared to the other properties on the island that do not offer such attractive amenities.

All of the Ocean Club on-site amenities were open during COVID-19, however, with updated protocols in place.

And, unlike many other resorts, there is no resort fee or added charge to use the facilities.

There is one on-site restaurant, Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, which had three areas open for dining: indoor seating, covered patio seating, as well as outdoor seating with umbrellas next to the pool. I ate multiple meals inside the Italian-inspired restaurant and appreciated that there was a combination of two, four, and six-seater tables spread feet generously apart from one another so that it felt comfortable and safe.

The Ocean Club also included a pool, hot tub, and fire pit with surrounding chairs. Although I didn’t use the pool, it seemed to be used only by couples and families that were spread out in their own sections with social distancing in effect. I observed that the pool usually contained six to eight people at a time in line with Georgia’s mandate for modified pool capacity, with guests lounging in pool chairs close to one another in their own parties.

There was a solo hammock hanging on the grass lawn next to the pool, though I chose to isolate on the secluded Ocean Club rooftop, which included lounge chair seating. There were, surprisingly, no guests on the rooftop when I went. 

I also enjoyed the beach access that was available directly from the resort, often taking morning runs along the sparsely filled sand, with only a handful of people out in the early morning. Later in the day, complimentary beach chair and umbrella services were provided to guests and many families were set up, however, they stayed together respectfully in their own parties without getting too close to other guests. 

Directly next to the resort, and between the beach, was another major highlight: the paved bike path that runs 22 miles. The resort offered complimentary bikes and helmets, both of which are sanitized between guests. I used one of the bikes to explore the island and felt it was properly maintained and clean.

Guests of the Ocean Club also have access to the amenities of the sister property, the Jekyll Island Club Resort, located a five-minute drive away. This includes the Jekyll Island Club Pool, fire pit, croquet course, fitness center, the Lending Library, and Jekyll Wheels. There is no fee, except for bike rentals from Jekyll Wheels, which ranges from $5-$12 per hour, depending on the bike. 

The seven-mile-wide Jekyll Island has 63 holes of golf, a mini-golf course, horseback riding, tennis courts, and bicycle rentals. There is no need to rent a car if you are staying on the island. You can choose to walk, bike, or rent golf carts to get around the island.

A 10-minute bike or three-minute drive from the Jekyll Ocean Club leads to the Georgia 4-H Tidelands Center, which takes guests on guided kayak tours throughout the marshy tidelands of the island. Masks are required prior to entering and exiting your kayak and social distancing protocols were in place. 

Also, a quick bike or drive is The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which has a program to see what it is like to be a field biologist tasked with monitoring sea turtle nests and hatchlings on Jekyll Island. Following the patrol, you can witness some of the sea turtle patients undergoing rehabilitation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

You can social distance on the guided tram tour led by The Jekyll Island Museum, a 10-minute walk from the resort. The 90-minute tour leads through the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District and through two restored historic cottages on the island.

All of the tour operators were wearing masks properly over noses and mouths the entire duration of the tours.

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The Jekyll Ocean Club is ranked 1 out of 10 hotels on Jekyll Island on Trip Advisor and is ranked 9.5 out of 10 on Booking.com. 

Overall, the reviews are very positive. Some say they love the location with the oceanfront view, while others approved of the servers always wearing masks and gloves. Past guides also raved about the bike trail, ample parking, and accommodating staff.

A couple of reviewers noted that the first-floor suites had a partially obstructed ocean view compared to the second and third floors, but most found the beach views a highlight.  

Read reviews, compare prices, and book the Jekyll Ocean Club on Trip Advisor

Who stays here: The suite-style accommodations make this property a great choice for friends, family, couples, and outdoorsy travelers looking for an active escape with easy biking or walking around a small island.

We like: Despite having only one restaurant, breakfast at Eighty Ocean Kitchen offered diverse cuisine like chicken and waffles and breakfast tacos, best enjoyed outside at a socially distanced table next to the pool.

We love (don’t miss this feature!): The complimentary bikes and helmets allowed me to access most of the island through the 22 miles of paved bike trails. It was not only fun but very convenient to be able to avoid driving and parking.

We think you should know: There is no fitness center on property, so prepare to sweat outside if you plan on exercising. However, you can visit the fitness center at the Ocean Club’s sister property, Jekyll Island Club Resort located five minutes away driving, at no added charge.

We’d do this differently next time: Many of the restaurants on Jekyll Island fill up quickly for dinner and I had trouble walking in. Therefore, I would recommend making a reservation ahead of time if you plan to eat off property.

The Jekyll Ocean Club has new protocols and a COVID-19 update that guests can review online. The property also follows Georgia state and CDC guidelines that require people to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space. 

Some of the new policies in place include:

  • Housekeepers have been trained on enhanced cleaning standards, which include the use of personal protective equipment, disinfecting equipment, and specialized anti-viral solutions.
  • Single-use menus in the restaurant.
  • Superior, locally sourced, cleaning products in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Access to certain guest amenities such as the pools and hot tubs guided by state and local health guidelines with reduced capacity.

I saw first-hand that The Jekyll Ocean Club staff, as well as guests, consistently wore masks and maintained social distancing when possible. This included contactless room deliveries, automatic hand sanitizer stations, and responsible mask wearing when not eating or drinking. The public surfaces-tables, couches, lounge chairs-all appeared and felt clean to be around. 

With spacious oceanfront suite-style rooms, The Jekyll Ocean Club is a great choice for families, groups of friends, and even business travelers. The pull-out sectional couches, roomy balconies, mini fridge, coffee machine, and optional room cleaning allows guests to be more independent during our new era of social distancing.  

The on-site offerings are also extensive, with the beach, pool, hot tub, fire pit, and complimentary sanitized bikes and helmets to keep you occupied. The property is also ideally situated for those looking to take advantage of Jekyll Island and its many off-property offerings. The resort is within easy walking distance to the historic cottages, guided kayaking tours, and the Jekyll Island Museum. And since the island is only seven miles wide, there’s virtually no reason for guests to need a car to get around once they arrive.

Better yet, the property is taking COVID-19 policies seriously. My experience lived up to the policies outlined on a COVID-19 five-foot poster set right at the entrance. I felt very safe throughout my stay and found The Jekyll Ocean Club to be a blissful coastal escape from the city.

Book a room at The Jekyll Ocean Club starting at $250 per night

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