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Jekyll Island is famous for its natural beauty and historical Gilded Age significance. This island is owned by the state of Georgia and is considered a state park. Most of the island is protected from development around 65%, leaving a small portion for residential and commercial development.

This unique situation leaves most of the island’s natural beauty preserved, brings fewer crowds to its shores, and offers plenty of breathing room – a perfect combination for a getaway destination. Got your interest piqued, then book a stay Beachview Club Hotel – it’s the best boutique hotel on Jekyll Island.

Floating just off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is an island accessible by sea or air. Skip the flight and catch a ferry, the boat, if you are a local. On the water, you will hear the boat horns, breath in the salty air, feel the ocean breeze on your face, and enjoy a classic New England seascape. It’s an enchanting sensory experience to get you pumped about arriving on this famed summer island.

The catamaran drifts gently away from the pier as a soothing ukulele player begins to play. The beautiful sound sets a magical tone for our Lana’i sunset cruise. The Hawaiian music continues as the sails are raised. After our ukulele player finishes a few songs, he stops by to say aloha and I Immediately sense his good nature and willingness to share his story.

Low-hanging Spanish moss shelters a sleepy two-lane road as you get close to the Lowcountry island of Kiawah. It’s a private community with limited access making it a truly off the beaten path destination. Once on this barrier island, your drive winds alongside shaded bike paths and past the lush greens of famous golf courses before making a right turn into The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

After quickly unpacking and nothing on my agenda for a couple of hours, I found I needed to recover from my three-hour flight. So, I relaxed in my really sweet one-bedroom suite and reached for my phone for a bit of social media surfing. But it was nowhere to be found. Cue the panic!