Little Raccoon Key
South magazine recently tagged along for a girl's glamping trip to a secluded, pristine island known as Little Raccoon Key. Champagne, massages, and chef-prepared oysters were just a few luxuries we encountered.
Tag along for a girl’s glamping trip on Little Raccoon Key, an unspoiled slice of paradise.
The guests were greeted at the departure dock of the Jekyll Island Marina by the island’s caretaker, David Runyan, before the sun peaked over the horizon. Runyan was quick to grab the bags, enlightening the group with a history lesson of the island and made everyone comfortable for a great start to the experience. Captain James Bracewell of Bracewell Tours expertly guided the boat through the channel between Jekyll Island and Little Raccoon Key. Before landing on the island, Captain Bracewell slowed the boat, allowing time for fishing and for entertainment by pods of dolphins playing and following the boat as the sun rose over the coast.
A row of indigenous rare privet trees opened up to a view of a luxurious 26x15- waterproof tent. More than simply a bivouac—and definitely more than anything one camped in a backyard during childhood years—this glamping abode offered up a plush bed, luxurious linens, solar power, a wood-burning stove, and a homey corner replete with binoculars and a small literary collection of island history and adventure. Hammocks, Adirondack chairs, and lounges are just some of the other amenities provided to all who stay on Little Raccoon Key.
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