Meet Josh Rachel, Jekyll Brewing’s Brewmaster

Josh Rachel believes that every brewer falls in love with a certain aspect of the beer-making process. Some are obsessed with the chemistry involved. Others are gearheads when it comes to the equipment. Rachel...

Master of the Craft

As she does most years, Yvonne Grovner hosted a three-hour basketmaking class last February for snowbirds and other visitors at the Jekyll Island Campground. As usual, the class was full.Under her watchful eye, Grovner’s...

Midden Treasure: Uncovering Jekyll Island’s Past in What’s Left Behind

What’s disposed of, lost, or left behind can explain a lot about a society. Archaeologists have discovered as much in Jekyll Island’s middens, heaps of long-ago tossed-out kitchen scraps, seashells and other buried treasures...

In The Service of Others

Jekyll Island has many different histories, from the modern State Era, when Jekyll opened as a State Park, back through the Plantation and Colonial Eras, back even further, thousands of years ago, to the...

Jekyll Island Is Always On The Clock

Noon or night, somebody on Jekyll Island is always on the clock—whether you see it or not. Follow this 24-hour journey across Jekyll, from a sea turtle center to a water treatment plant, and...

The Indispensable Horseshoe Crab

Freaking out is understandable when encountering a horseshoe crab on the beach. After all, these ancient creatures have five pairs of legs, ten eyes, long spiky tails, and mouths on the bottom of their...

Jekyll Island’s Most Beloved Recreational Pursuits

At the Jekyll Island Club Resort (established 1888), guests can swing a croquet mallet on the front lawn, take high tea in the Grand Dining Room, and immerse themselves in a Victorian fairytale in...

Where to Stay, Jekyll Style

Jekyll Island’s history as an exclusive, nearly inaccessible club for only the most well-heeled of American families is a fascinating footnote to what is now an inclusive and well-preserved resort for visitors of all...

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