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Friends Getaways – Spring and Fall Weekends on Jekyll Island

Friends on the Beach
Friends Weekend

Some of our best gatherings have been group vacations. Why not meet up with a few friends and head to Jekyll Island. Enjoy a weekend of adult companionship with good friends and family.  We will tell you about the best bars and restaurants on the island.  Jekyll has spots for those group photo shots and enough activities to keep everyone fully engaged for many weekends.  Just imagine a weekend focused on adults or perhaps a family gathering that focuses on the older children.  A chance to replenish those inner resources, as you escape your every day work life.

Jekyll is popular during the summer months with people visiting the beach and biking Jekyll’s paths.  The island provides history, nature, and outdoor activities that attract many to its shores.  But my favorite times of year are Fall and Spring, with temperatures being a bit lower and the island a little less crowded.  Yet all Jekyll’s many attractions are still available to our renters. Plus the combination of low-season rates and a lower 3-night minimum stay make it great for long weekend getaways.

Food and Sports

Start off your vacation right at Jekyll Sandpiper, your very own luxury vacation home.  Lazy mornings on the screened-in porch or balcony.  Then friendly rooting for your favorite team viewed on Jekyll Sandpiper’s 65-inch large screened TV.  Perfect for football, basketball, or soccer-focused viewing.   Grill your steaks, shrimp, and burgers on our gas and charcoal grills.  Create the best friends gathering you and your friends could imagine.

If you prefer a sports bar, then the Wee Pub Beach offers great food and multiple TV’s playing the games of your choice. Another favorite bar is the Hampton Inn, where many of the locals go for reasonably priced food and drink while being surrounded by people that know and love the island. You can order pizzas from Red Bug Motor’s Pizza or, for a special evening out, try Zachary’s Riverhouse.


Friends might also gather for one of Jekyll’s events, such as Shrimp and Grits, the Georgia-Florida Golf and Football weekend, or Comic Con. Or how about Caffeine and Octane’s car show at the beach?  For those feeling romantic, we suggest stargazing on Driftwood Beach, a sunset walk from St. Andrew’s Beach, or a sunrise viewing from the beach just steps from Sandpiper’s doors.  Or perhaps an evening boat ride to view the sunsets and search for dolphins.  Don’t forget your camera to capture those shots that the people you left at home will be jealous to see.


Jekyll Sandpiper can comfortably host five friends, providing a bedroom with a king or queen bed to each. Our five bathrooms mean you won’t have long waits for a shower.  A sixth bedroom provides a trundle bed that can be setup for two, but with quarters of a bit smaller size.  Our many gathering spots mean you can find a cozy place for reading or snuggling away from others when needed.  So come enjoy a relaxing weekend at the beach where you can connect with your spouse or partner while making lasting friendships with the others of your group.

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