Several years ago we stayed at Villas By The Sea and while we loved the location (directly on the ocean), we were not that impressed with the overall grounds/actual unit. We were told by friends that there have been many recent improvements at the Villas By The Sea and they were right.
The location is just what a Jekyll experience should be.. very isolated and island like. Don't go looking to see the ocean from each unit though because you won't see it.... this is a natural experience which means that they haven't cut down every tree just so everyone can see the ocean.. the tree line is the way nature intended it to be and I for one am glad to know there is still such a place.
Our unit was oceanside and while not visible from the first floor, the view from the second floor was very awesome.
I see many many improvements from the last time we were there (2006) and I understand there are many more to come.
The pool is great and just recently they added a solar heater so you should be able to swim year round.. outside, under gorgeous trees groomed by nature.
We loved having a kitchen to fill in the pockets when we didn't want to eat out... there are not many restaurants on Jekyll Island . We have also stayed at the Jekyll Island Hotel and while the lobby is great. the rooms are very very small and you have to eat every meal either in the formal dining room or off a plastic plate from the sandwich shop.. all the more reason to opt for the kitchen.
If you have tried this place before and thought it was tired, give it another try and if you haven't stayed before, I do suggust you do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas by the Sea Resort is an enchanting oceanside resort and conference center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. AAA 3 Diamond Rating. Choose from one of our 160 spacious one, two, or three bedroom villas whch are individually decorated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas By The Sea Hotel Jekyll Island
- Villas By The Sea Resort And Conference Center
- Hotel By The Sea
- Resort By The Sea