Days Inn & Suites features 40 Oceanfront one-bedroom suites, 76 double-bed guest rooms and 8 King rooms. All rooms contain free in-room coffee, micro-fridges, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, clock radios, and free WIFI access. Guests staying at the hotel enjoy the Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast including fresh “cooked to order” Belgian Waffles and assorted yogurt in an abundant breakfast bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

This moderately priced sparkling oceanfront hotel offers many things for guests to enjoy while at the hotel and on the island – great beach access, two spacious swimming pools – one of which is heated seasonally, kiddie pool, hot tub, grilling, picnic areas and a new fire pit. Bike rentals on property.

Please visit to learn more about our many specials and packages ~ also sign up for our last minute “Hot Deals”!

Days Inn & Suites
60 S. Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Toll Free: 888-635-3003
Direct Line: 912-635-9800
Fax: 912-635-2287


Enjoy quality time with fun in the sun while staying at the best beach resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia: Villas by the Sea.

The weather is perfect for a bike ride or a splash in our solar heated pool! The resort offers a top rated affordable restaurant and a café onsite. Your family will enjoy the many family activities available on the island, such as: fishing, horseback riding, GA Sea Turtle Center and miniature golf.

One, two and three bedroom fully furnished condominiums are available. Each boasts a full kitchen, separate living and dining area and a balcony or patio.

Enjoy 20% OFF when you stay 4 nights or more this spring! Call us for more information or visit us online.

Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
1175 N. Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527


Waycross, Georgia is a great place for a family vacation. Located in beautiful Southeast Georgia at the northern tip of the Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuse, it is recognized for its Southern hospitality and charm. There is something here for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy outdoor activities such as birding, canoeing and fishing, to name a few.

Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuse, Okefenokee Swamp Park at Waycross has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Its lily-decked water trails, with their reflective waters mirroring the overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness. The park features explanatory exhibits, a living reptile museum, wildlife observatory and original swamp homestead exhibiting rare artifacts. The boat tour will take you down narrow Seminole Indian Waterways where you get up close and personal with the alligators. Another great way of getting a good introduction to the old life in the region is to take the railroad tour.

You will enjoy visiting Southern Forest World, a self guided museum, dedicated to educating the importance of the Forest Industry in the south. It offers both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Explore the role of forestry and wood products in colonial America, early logging in the Okefenokee Swamp, modern techniques of tree farming and the region’s wildlife and wood products. The indoor exhibit includes the locally famous “Mummified Dog”. Discovered stuck and petrified in a tree, ‘Stuckie’ is the highlight attraction.

If you enjoy camping, Laura S. Walker State Park offers a family oriented camp ground with camp sites for both tents and RV’s. Located near the northern edge of Okefenokee Swamp, it is home to many fascinating animals and plants. The walk along the lake shore and nature trail will reveal alligators, carnivorous pitcher plants, the gopher tortoise, as well as various birds, such as the great blue herons. Enjoy boating, skiing and fishing in the Park’s lake. Golfers, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to play at ‘The Lakes’, a golf Course at the park. This golf course was voted the Best Municipal Golf Course in Georgia for 2009 by Golf Digest magazine.

Welcome to Waycross, Georgia – a place to remember!


Looking for a “warm” place for the winter? Snow Birds Welcomed! Villas by the Sea is ideal for extended stays.

The weather is perfect for a game of golf or a tennis match, all just a bike ride away! You can also enjoy meeting new people at one of the many group activities offered at the resort. Whatever your pleasure, you will find it here.

Stroll through our 17 acres of lush landscape where boardwalks lead you to unspoiled beaches. Enjoy a stroll on our 400-foot oceanfront boardwalk or relax under our beach pavilion.

One, two or three bedroom fully furnished Condos are available. Each boasts a full kitchen, separate living and dining area, balcony or patio.

Nightly, Weekly & Monthly rates are available.

Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
1175 N. Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
800-841-6262 (U.S. Residents)


How to Vacation in Style: Stay at Villas by the Sea Resort, Jekyll Island

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Villas by the Sea Resort Jekyll Island

Looking for that perfect place to spend quality time with your family this Spring or perhaps a Summer vacation? Look no further, we have just the spot located on beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia.

You will feel right at home in one of our One, Two or Three Bedroom Villas. Each has a full kitchen, separate living /dining area, DVD player, private balcony or patio. We provide the towels, linens, soap and other in-room amenities.

Relax on our 400 ft. oceanfront boardwalk or take a dip in our pool. Bike Jekyll’s 30 miles of paved trails or play a round of mini-golf with your family. Jekyll Island offers many activities for your family, all located within a short distance of our resort.

Nightly, Weekly & Monthly rates available. Call for reservations.

Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

1175 N. Beachview Drive

Jekyll Island,GA31527



Family reunions can be a lot of fun. You get to see family members you may not have seen for a couple of years. Perhaps, there are ‘new’ family members you haven’t met. The good news is there are plenty of family reunion locations throughout the U.S. The possibilities are endless!

It’s important to make arrangements early and find a place that works for everyone. This is a good way to prevent family feuds! If you wait too long to plan your family reunion, your favorite hotel or resort could be booked solid. Also, family members may not be able to attend due to previous travel plans.

How to Plan a Family Reunion, Cut Costs, and Have a Good Time

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Book Your Family Reunion Locations Early! Photo credit: Stock exchange-Sign-Helen Bobis

Book early

Beach family reunion locations are popular. The most popular beach vacation destination is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you have your heart set on having your family reunion in SC then you better book your location early. Otherwise, the entire family will be left out in the cold.

Tie your family reunion to an important date

If grandma and grandpa are celebrating 65 years of marriage, celebrate their special day at the family reunion. Building your family reunion around a holiday could be tricky. Big holiday’s like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are during the travel ‘high season.’ You may not be able to find accommodations or someone may not be able to attend.

Hold your family reunion in the off-season

It may be cost effective to hold your family reunion in the off-season. Family reunion locations such as Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and other popular destinations can be expensive during the ‘high season’ which is usually during the summer. Some family members may not be able to afford to attend. Take this into consideration when planning your family reunion. Holding in the off-season could work for everyone.

Meet at a family member’s home

Holding your family reunion at a family member’s home is another way to cut costs. Perhaps, a family member with five or more acres of land will be willing to host the family reunion. Everyone can bring something, a hot meal, desert, or soft drinks. Of course, cash would probably be accepted too!

Decide on the size of your family reunion

Your family reunion doesn’t have to be large. A small and intimate family reunion could be more inviting. First-time family reunion planners may want to plan a smaller affair. You’ll get a sense of what it’s like to plan reunion.

Raise money for your family reunion 

Send out an email blast and ask family members to have garage sales, silent auctions, raffles, car washes, rummage sales, etc. to raise money for your family reunion.

Plan cost-effective family activities

Ask family members what they like to do. Ask family members what their kids like to do. You can’t please everyone. But you can plan activities ahead of time to keep people entertained. Ideas are:

  • Renting a karaoke machine.
  • Set up a sound system outside (if you’re holding at your home).
  • Booking golf outing.
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Going to the park.
  • Renting a ‘bouncy castle’ or other inflatable rentals.

Now you know how to plan a family reunion, cut costs, and have a good time! Keep the lines of communication open. Correspond via email or Facebook. Keep in mind that everyone may not have a computer or Facebook page. Contact family members when you have the date, time, and location settled. Keep family up-to-date with the latest information. Happy planning!

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Beaches in the USA are great for family vacations. Kick back and relax and stick your toes in the sand!

It’s no surprise that families who live in colder parts of the USA flock to America’s beaches throughout the year, especially during the summer months. Don’t worry about crowds. There are plenty of beach destinations in the USA. The only problem you may have is choosing which one to visit.

Are you ready to find out the must-see family beaches in the USA? Here we go…

7 Must-See Family Beaches in the USA

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"7 Must-See Family Beaches in the USA" Photo credit: Jason Weeks. Visit


An Alabama beach vacation is the perfect family vacation destination. This gulf state has championship golf courses, white-sand beaches, charter fishing, water sports, and more. Coastal locales include Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Dauphin Island.

You and your family can rent a condo or vacation home or stay in one of the many hotels and resorts that can be found throughout the state. You’ll have easy access to the beach!


Florida is home to renowned sandy beaches, dreamy resorts, and some of the best attractions found within the USA.  Daytona Beach is one of the must-see family beaches in the USA. There are plenty of hotels and resorts in the area along with vacation rentals such as condos and homes.


A family vacation is just peachy when you travel to Georgia!

Jekyll Island is one of the most spectacular family beaches in the USA. Here’s a secret … it’s known as the “best kept secret” in the Southeast. Jekyll Island is an untouched, natural beauty which makes it a unique family vacation destination. There’s plenty to do from lounging on the beach, kayaking, boating, biking, birding, horseback riding, and more. The possibilities are endless.

Jersey Shore

Like it or not, your teenagers may be glued to the TV watching the antics of Snookie, JWoww, Pauly D, and the rest of the cast from MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” The good news is that New Jersey is filled with family-friendly activities such as amusements parks, and, of course, 127 miles of the best glistening beaches in the USA. Visit Sandy Hook and Cape May and take advantage of the warm weather and fun family activities such as festivals, concerts, and more.

North Carolina

Some of the must-see family beaches in the USA can be found within North Carolina. Home to top cities such as Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, families enjoy North Carolina’s beaches such as the Outer Banks and Ocracoke, where pristine beaches still exist. Relax and let the stress melt away as you relax on the luxurious sands of the Atlantic coast.

South Carolina

A South Carolina beach vacation is perfect for the entire family. The most popular beach destination is Myrtle Beach. With 60 miles of sandy beaches, you’ll like you’re in heaven. There’s plenty to do such golfing, sight-seeing, shopping, dining, and more.  Accommodations include hotels and resorts, vacation home rentals, and motels.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is a must-see family beach destination. Known for its famed boardwalk, golf, and family friendly atmosphere, you’ll want to visit over and over again. Accommodations include rental homes, hotels and resorts, and campgrounds. You and your family will enjoy Virginia Beach activities such as lounging on the beach, surfing the waves, kayaking, shopping, wildlife trails, and more.

It’s a good idea to plan for rainy days. Visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center and Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia. See a movie or play a game of Laser Quest. Check out the books at the Central Library or at one of the eight area libraries.

Happy travels!

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