Jekyll Island Convention Center – Holding your Conference on the Beach

Caffeine and Octane at Jekyll Island Convention Center
Convention Center Logistics

The new Jekyll Island Convention Center opened in 2012 and handles groups as big as 6900 and as small as a 100. We hope your company or organization was smart enough to book a conference at the beach.  The property sits on the oceanfront, with the Beach Village to its south and the Great Dunes Park to the north. It’s very easy to get to. Just cross the causeway onto the island and stay straight until the road ends at a traffic circle. Then loop around the circle to make a left turn, and the Convention Center is immediately there on your right.  The Beach Village provides easy access to a quick bite before your convention starts and there are several lunch choices, such as the Wee Pub Beach.
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Groceries and More – Jekyll Market

Jekyll Market Groceries
Groceries

Upcoming renters often ask us about buying groceries on Jekyll Island. Flash Foods runs a convenience store at the gas station, but by far the best place for groceries is Jekyll Market. The market sits just off the roundabout on Main St, first store on the left. You will find an upscale store packed with your typical grocery store items. Jekyll Market has grocery items delivered to their location regularly. So grocery store items here are fresh but more expensive. We find ourselves in the market often but do admit to buying the bulk of our groceries off island.
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Wee Pub – an Irish Pub on Jekyll Island

Wee Pub Jekyll Island
Irish Pub

A nice addition to the restaurant and bar options on the island, with the lively atmosphere you would expect of a pub. Sporting events up on the TV’s and even at your table. There are a few spots off to the side that may be a bit more quiet. Our server was very friendly, and our food came quickly. Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, and the Reuben are our favorites. And don’t miss the onion rings! The fare here does not feel local, as there is no low country fare and not as seafood focused as many island restaurants. This makes for a nice change of pace. And we’ve really enjoyed everything we’ve tried so far. They have separate vegan and gluten free menus available upon request. We’ve seen live music advertised, but haven’t eaten when they were playing.

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