Lighthouse on Tybee Island

Visit This Luxurious East Coast Island For A Budget Beach Getaway

By Leslie Veliz


If you're planning an island vacation, try heading to Tybee Island, one of the best beach vacation destinations in the U.S. that is less than 30 minutes from Savannah, Georgia.
The island feels exotic and expensive, but a vacation at Tybee Island won't break the bank. Visitors can find stays at the DeSoto Beach Hotel for under $250 per night.
Tybee Island is uber bike friendly and has various trails waiting to be explored. TIMS Bikes, Beach & Disc Golf has rentals available for under $20 a day.
The island has historic sites like the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers educational, kid-friendly experiences for just $12.
Water sports enthusiasts can book a tour with Sea Kayak Georgia starting at just $55, and you can take a dolphin boat tour with Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure for $27.95.
One of the most highly-rated restaurants in the area is Huc-a-Poo's. It serves pizza and other American classics, and every item on the menu costs $20 or under.