Tybee Island – Georgia’s Luxury Beach Vacation
By: Carly Felton
Just 18 miles east of Savannah, Tybee Island is a resort town perfect for a family travel, romantic getaway, quiet relaxation or girlfriend getaway! Whether you’re in the mood for sunbathing, people watching, frolicking in the waves or tasting fresh seafood at any of the local eateries – Tybee Island has something for every type of traveler!
journeyPod enjoyed a laid back weekend with friends exploring all that Tybee has to offer!
With more than 85 “cottages” ranging from one to 10 bedrooms, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals is the way to stay on Tybee Island, Ga. Located in both the quieter North Tybee and happening South Tybee, the majority of these beachy accommodations feature pools, Jacuzzi tubs, oceanfront porches and full kitchens. Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions, these spacious properties allow visitors to kick back and relax, whether it’s for three days, a week or a month. Managed by the oh-so-accommodating Stacye C. Jarrell, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals promises stellar service—and everything one would ever need to make their stay on Tybee a trip to remember.
One of the few fine-dining establishments on Tybee Island, Sundae Café stands out in more ways than one. To start, the Southern-inspired food is first-class. The menu features a variety of steaks and seafood dishes, as well as a number of savory sides. (The mashed potatoes are addicting!) Yet if nothing else, go for the pie, the Reese’s Peanut Butter pie. This oh-so-creamy, sweet delicacy is amazing! Made in-house with a perfect crumbly crust, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce, this pie is a slice of heaven on a plate.
Though located in an unusual location (between a gas station and liquor store), Sundae Café features a soothing atmosphere. One foot inside and white tablecloths and soft jazz take over and a glass of wine further puts diners at ease. The attentive servers cater to every whim, making it no question why the restaurant was chosen to feed Miley Cyrus and the cast and crew of her new movie “The Last Song,” which is being filmed in Tybee.
For a true taste of the typical Tybee Island dining scene, head to Café Loco, where sandals and T-shirts are the norm and fresh fish is served every day. This hidden riverside hotspot is as laid-back as can be, but the food is top-notch. Housed in a funky blue wooden building, this restaurant/bar features live musicians and an atmosphere characterized by Mardi Gras beads and small eclectic chandeliers. Patrons can munch on fresh peel-and-eat shrimp in a couple of rooms downstairs, or head up above where an open patio/deck offers amazing sunset views. Try the blackened flounder taco (which is more like a wrap) or get down and dirty with 11 varieties of wings. Bring the family for virgin frozen drinks, or come with friends and enjoy beer after beer. The choice is yours, but a visit to Café Loco is a must for any Tybee trip.
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