A beautiful island with a long history and serenity that you can’t find on other islands today, Tybee Island is a welcome escape for individuals and for couples. As Valentine’s Day approaches Island Trader Vacations invite you to learn more about this romantic island paradise and find out what makes it a popular destination for travel for those looking for some romantic time together.
One of Georgia’s beautiful barrier islands, Tybee Island is located just outside of Savannah in southern Georgia. Considered one of the most laid back locations on the southeastern coast, this unique and charming island is ideal for nature lovers, history buffs and those just looking to enjoy the beauty of this part of the country.
The history of Tybee Island dates back about 400 years. Tybee is believed to have derived from the Native Euchee Indian word for Salt. Situated in a salt marsh, the salt common in this area has long been a part the history of the islands beginning as far back as the 1500’s. By the 1600’s the French were also drawn to the area as were pirate’s who are said to have been looking for a place to elude capture and even hide treasure.
Today Tybee Island is a popular place to enjoy a weekend or a week long holiday especially for those looking for romantic dining, time outdoors and historic tourism. Some of the most popular places to go are the beaches and the surrounding waters. From seakayaking to relaxing on the pristine sandy beaches, these are some of the best reasons to travel to Tybee. Enjoying a popular dolphin cruise or just strolling the Tybee Pier are two fun ways to enjoy the Tybee coast. Tybee National Wildlife Refuge is another popular area for visitors looking to enjoy some quality time together. First started as a breeding area for migratory birds in the 1930’s, this 100 acre refuge is a great place to enjoy bird watching and wildlife watching. For history lovers Fort Pulaski National Monument is a destination worth exploring and offers a closer look at a rare pre Civil War brick forts while the Tybee Island Lighthouse offers other unique experiences as it dates back over 270 years.
While the island may be small, it has plenty to see and do. Whether you enjoy nature or sports, romantic lodging with convenient amenities or just a relaxing meal on the beach, you will find it all here on Tybee Island. Book your romantic retreat on one of Georgia’s lovely barrier islands this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a wonderful time with the one you love.