Glamping Off Georgia's Gold Coast Is the Ultimate Social Distancing Vacation for the Summer

Lauren Wicks
Photo credit: Little Raccoon Key

From Veranda

Feeling abuzz with wanderlust? Us, too. We’ve been searching for new ways to get out of the house without putting our safety - or the safety of others - at risk while we weather a health crisis. What might be considered "safe travel" this summer as cruising, staying at all-inclusive resorts, and leaving the country seem out of the question? Glamping.

Just a 10-minute boat ride from Georgia’s Jekyll Island lies a 40-acre private island called Little Raccoon Key. Between its rich history as a site for French, English, and Spanish exploration and its modern-day efforts to promote ecotourism and conservation, this one-of-a-kind island offers a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. Did we mention it’s owned by the lovely folks from The Cloister at Sea Island?

Photo credit: Little Raccoon Key

Your quick boat ride from Jekyll Island to Little Raccoon Key will introduce you to the area’s vast array of wildlife, flora, and fauna. Upon your arrival, your accommodations for the duration will be a luxury, weatherproof canvas tent, complete with a memory foam mattress, a wood-burning stove with cook- and dinnerware, a coffee and tea kettle, Adirondack chairs, hammocks, and much more. And if you don’t feel like cooking while on vacation (and who does right now?), you can book a private chef with bottle and table service or have chef-prepared meals delivered daily.

Those looking for adventure will be thrilled about the private guided fishing, hiking, and dolphin tours offered for Little Raccoon Key guests, while those looking to lay low can indulge in a massage with an immaculate view. You’ll still likely have a little phone service, but we won’t blame you for keeping your phone turned off for the duration of your stay.

You can book the whole island for as low as $399 per night (with a minimum stay of two nights). Little Raccoon Key is ideal for a romantic weekend away, a family with small children, or even a quick solo trip to recharge. Plus, you're a stone's throw away from Georgia's best beaches and resorts!

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