Honeymoons don’t have to involve pricey flights and days of air travel. There are plenty of regional destinations that provide all the amenities and romance that newlyweds could want—and they happen to require just a tank of gas.
Where to Stay
The Jekyll Island Club Resort allows honeymooners to experience the comforts of modern luxury surrounded by acres of forest land, marshes, rivers and beaches open for exploration. Guests have relaxation at the fingertips with access to the Jekyll Island Ocean Club, which provides complimentary beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. Enjoy a personal s’mores kit by the fire for a romantic evening or play a match of croquet to kickoff a marriage full of friendly competition with your better half.
With an oceanfront pool and access to Jekyll Island Golf and Tennis Clubs, the Westin Jekyll Island offers a variety of amenities that will help make your honeymoon the romantic, care-free experience you deserve after months of wedding planning.
Where to Eat
Grab lunch or dinner at the Jekyll Ocean Club’s Corsair Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant serves locally inspired eats, such as crab cakes and seared redfish, in an open-air setting accompanied by oceanfront views.
For a romantic splurge, visit the Grand Dining Room at Jekyll Ocean Club. The Victorian-style dining room serves breakfast, Sunday brunch, Victorian Tea and dinner. Whichever service you attend, dress for the occasion and expect fine food served by an impeccable wait staff.
Enjoy a non-assuming dinner overlooking the Jekyll Island River at Zachry’s Riverhouse. The locally owned seafood restaurant serves items such as grilled fish, blackened shrimp and hush puppies.
With a full service bar and craft beer and wine list, Driftwood Bistro provides a casual setting for Southern-inspired dishes such as pork tenderloin and pot roast.
Travel into Historic Downtown Brunswick to enjoy a romantic evening at the hands-on cooking space The Farmer & Larder, which also offers a Southern-inspired Sunday brunch.
What to Do
Climb around on nature’s playground at Driftwood Beach. The piles of fallen driftwood strewn across sand dunes provide a picturesque backdrop for an afternoon walk or picnic.
Experience the beauty of the majestic horses at the Three Oaks Carriage & Trail Company. Enjoy a romantic carriage ride for two or explore the island with a horseback ride on the beach.
Hunt for shark teeth on Sharks Tooth Beach, accessible via a short hike past a small service gate.