Tybee Island

Tybee, with its vast marshes and diverse marine life, is a natural destination for classes on ecology; but there is much more! We invite you to join us to explore and experience this charming coastal enclave. Experience the gracious southern hospitality and carefree way of life. Unwind in a world of sun, sand and surf which exists only 20 minutes from Historic Savannah. Live and learn on "Tybee Time" for awhile!  Please click on the link below for specific program details and dates and to register for upcoming programs on the main Elderhostel website.

The DeSoto Beach Hotel occupies prime beachfront property and offers direct, private beach access within steps of the Atlantic Ocean; the property is centrally located between the Tybee Island pier and lighthouse. There is free parking and a refreshing outdoor pool as well as complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and picnic tables in the pool/sundeck area. Each comfortable room offers free wi-fi, free cable with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and in-room safes.

Please visit the DeSoto Beach Hotel's website for more details, directions and photos. In addition, www.mapquest.com is an excellent resource for driving directions.

There is no free transportation available from the airport. Cab fare from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is approximately $55.00 each way for one person with a $5.00 charge for each extra rider. Please note: due to increasing fuel prices, cab fares may fluctuate and cannot be guaranteed. Please call ahead for current rates. A private vehicle is highly recommended for exploring areas just beyond Tybee Island.

Useful Links
DeSoto Beach Hotel
212 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
Phone 877.786.4542

For local news, weather, and other visitor information, please click on one of the websites below:

Learn more about the Tybee Island Program and Register NOW!

Register for the Tybee Island Program NOW!