I simply adore Jekyll Island!
It's my spring break getaway from the rigors of life. I prefer the emerald coast for actual beach/ocean activities--but the beach on Jekyll is good for strolling.
Since it is a simple island, I usually only stay three nights. Enough time to do the historic district, rent bikes, play putt-putt, and roam around the island as if it's my own. One day, I'd like to do the dolphin tour or go horseback riding.
There aren't that many restaurants on the island, but I've grown attached to eating at Blackbeard's for dinner.
One point to know: BRING AVON'S SKIN SO SOFT!! it's the only thing that will keep the "no-see-ums" at bay.
Overall, fabulous getaway island that makes you feel like the millionaires that once played there.