Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center on Jekyll Island Announces Golf and Romance Packages for 2006

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Visitor and attraction information for travelers hoping to visit Jekyll Island Georgia.

Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center is announcing its vacation packages for 2006. Choose from have a wide selection of Golf and Romance packages available for traveling families or couples. Jekyll Island is located off the coast of southern Georgia just north of Jacksonville, FL.

Golf courses abound on this tiny island, take your pick or choose one of the off-island courses nearby. Spend the morning on the links and the afternoon enjoying the varied activities and amenities this island paradise has to offer.

Romantic beaches and a quieter pace are perfect for planning weddings or honeymoons. Nearby Driftwood Beach was voted the fifth most romantic beach in the US for 2005. Take carriage rides through the maritime forest or along the beach. See local wildlife and ocean waves from horseback. Spend a day at the Summer Waves water park or canoe and kayak the island’s salt marshes and estuarial waters. Try deep sea fishing with one of the many inshore and offshore charter companies.

Offering some of the most beautiful waters on the East Coast, Jekyll Island is proud of its Jekyll Harbor Marina, just south of Jekyll River Bridge. A full-service Georgia marina offering guests wet slips and dry storage with both short and long-term rates, the facility also features showers, a pool, picnic area and a playground for children. Be sure to bring your boat for plenty of fun in the water, or, if you don’t have your own, take advantage of the sunset cruises and dolphin watching tours.

The Island's present day prominence as a vacation destination was prefaced by an era of status and prestige. Beginning in 1886 and continuing for over four gilded decades, the Island was the exclusive domain of the renowned Jekyll Island Club - the winter retreat for some of America's most elite families.

Today, the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District is a 240-acre, riverfront compound and one of the largest, ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States.

Don’t Miss the Sea Turtle Walks conducted Monday through Saturday evenings at 9:30pm from June through August. Learn about the rare and beautiful turtles that choose Jekyll Island as their nesting grounds.

Book your vacation early and benefit from discounts and special packages. You’d be surprised how affordable a Jekyll Island getaway can be.

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