Hotel Tybee

Hotel Tybee in Tybee Island, Chatham County, United States | Fishing | Hiking | Hotel | Kayaking | Resort | Suites | Watersports | Hotel services | Dive and beach resort | Beach Resort | Eco Tourism | Golf Hotel and Resort | GOLF | Beach Hotel

The Hotel Tybee formerly Ocean Plaza Beach Resort is Tybee Island, Georgia's Only Full-Service Hotel and Conference Center in the United States.

Tybee Island is a world of sun, sand, and surf that exists 20 minutes East of Historic Down town Savannah, secluded from the rest of the world by picturesque Romerly Marsh. Tybee Island was recently designated America's Healthiest Beach by Health Magazine. It was also voted Best Beach Destination by readers of Georgia Magazine. The Ocean Plaza Beach Resort is located just steps away from miles of white sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes, and the Atlantic Ocean. Our Resort offers the following amenities for your enjoyment:

* 205 Nicely Appointed Hotel Rooms & Suites
* Spacious Rooms with Private Balconies
* Award-Winning Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant & Sports Bar
* Located in Tybee Island?s down town commercial district.
* Two Outdoor Pools and Pool Bar
* Complimentary Parking
* Meeting, Reception, and Banquet Space Available in our Full Service Conference Center
* Located 20 Minutes East of Historic Down town Savannah
* Tybee Island is the closest beach destination to Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Chattanooga, and many other metropolitan areas
* Lodging accommodations and meeting facilities available year round.
* Luxury condo vacation rentals available year round.
* Explore nearby early American forts, museums, and monuments to learn about Tybee Island's rich recorded history which spans hundreds of years.

Come now and enjoy our gracious Southern Hospitality and care free way of life. From Savannah, take U.S. Highway 80 East to beautiful Tybee Island, Savannah's Beach Resort Area on the Georgia Coast. The Ocean Plaza is located between 14th and 15th Streets.

The beach is family-oriented with generally calm water, wide enough for family sports, and has plenty of public facilities located nearby.

Tybee Pier and Pavilion
Located at the heart of Tybee's public beach, the Tybee Pier and Pavilion is a great spot with a spectacular view. Besides being a great Fishing spot, it's also a meeting place for dances, live musical performances, and special events. Picnic tables, a snack bar, and public restrooms provide a perfect spot for families to grab a quick bite and cool refreshments during a hot day at the beach.
The Pier and Pavilion is open daily and has free admission. The pavilion can also be rented for weddings, family reunions, and other social functions.
Contact our sales staff for further information.

Dolphin Tours
The bottle-nosed dolphin can be seen playing in their natural habitat. When the sleek, gray fin of the Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin slices through the salt water, the excitement begins. These fun loving, aquatic mammals are the most intelligent of creatures next to man and are unusually friendly. They frequently come right up to the boat.

Whether you are an experienced paddler with superb swimming abilities or a beginner with little or no swimming skills, sea Kayaking is a fun way to explore the waterways around the island.
Kayak rentals and instructions are available from many different companies around the island.

Fishing is a favorite sport of Tybee locals and visitors year around. Fishing is allowed from the beach in many areas as well as from Tybee's main Pier and Pavilion. Rock jetties that are located on the north side of the island is a favorite spot for crabbers, but is also a perfect place for Fishing. A Fishing pier is also available for public use on the backside of the island. The pier borders on the Back River which separates Tybee Island from Little Tybee Island. Offshore Fishing is also available from many companies on the island.

Tybee Island YMCA Fitness Center
This fully equipped fitness center and gym is located one mile north of the Ocean Plaza, next to the Tybee Island City Hall and Library.

Nature Trails
Nature trails are scattered throughout the island. Whether you are interested in a short run for exercise or you want to take a self guided nature tour, the trails are available at your leisure.

Historic Site-Seeing
Many historical spots are available on Tybee Island and the surrounding area. Fort Screven is located on Tybee and is open daily for tours. The Tybee Lighthouse is also a joy and is located on our north end. Other area sites include Ft. Pulaski National Monument, The Cockspur Light, the Tybee Museum, Fort Jackson and of course, Historic Downtown Savannah.

The Tybee Museum is open to the public year round. Visitors can view artifacts and learn more about the history of Tybee Island, with a particular focus on the civil war era.

Many shops are available in the heart of Tybee's downtown. Gift shops, Department Stores, boutique shops, and beach oriented stores are available.

Mini-GOLF & Games
Island Mini-GOLF and Games, located on nearby Wilmington Island, offers an 18 hole Miniature GOLF Course, Batting Cages, Bumper Go-Carts, Moon Walk Bounce, Video Games, Fun Food & Refreshments, and a Private Party Room. Perfect for the kids after a day at the beach.

Night Life
Our Dolphin Reef Lounge offers thirst-quenching beverages, and live entertainment on weekends.

Tybee also has a variety of bars and pubs throughout the island. Most are within walking distance to the Hotel. Some feature live music, karaoke or outdoor dining.

Please see Ocean Plaza Guest Services for more information about these activities.

Area Attractions

Experience Tybee Island
Discover Tybee Island's rich history, natural beauty and Southern charm. Recognized by Condé-Nast Travel Magazine as one of North America's Top 25 Affordable Beach Vacations, Tybee Island is a low-key seaside Resort community in the heart of Georgia's Coastal Empire travel region. Tybee Island was voted Best Beach by the readers of Georgia Magazine. Also, Tybee Island is ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Retire by the Today Show. Just steps away from the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort is the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, an ideal location for a romantic walk, dolphin watching or surf Fishing. So, get away and relax on beautiful Tybee Island and enjoy our gracious Southern hospitality and carefree way of life.

Recreation: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Designed by Robert E. Lee and was the site of a major Civil War battle. See photograph above. Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum. Very tall and very historic.

Tour Boats
Watch dolphins play, view coastal marsh habitats or enjoy a peaceful sunset excursion.

Explore nature trails, tour uninhabited barrier islands, paddle sea kayaks or search out species of coastal birds and other wildlife.

Art Galleries
Discover Tybee's valuable treasures in our local art galleries.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
Take an educational beach walk to learn about the marine eco-system. Aquariums and touch tanks available. Visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center web site at

Public Parks
Lighted ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Peddle the Island - rentals are available.

Beach Rentals
Umbrellas, lounge chairs and rafts are available for rent.

Oatland Island Education Center
Visitors can observe native animals such as Florida panthers, Eastern timber wolves, alligators, and many more in their natural habitat. The Center is open to the public for self-guided trail walks Monday-Friday from 9-4 and most Saturdays from 10-4.
Visit their web site at

Tour Buses Welcome
Tybee is motor coach-friendly and does not require special permits or fees. Student groups have discovered the great value, accessibility and friendly atmosphere of Tybee Island.

Festivals and Special Events
Held throughout the year. See our Special Events & Announcements page for a listing.

Old Tybee-Savannah Railroad Trail
Located alongside U.S. Highway 80 between Tybee Island and Wilmington Island, this 6-mile crushed stone multipurpose trail follows the exact path of the historic rail line that once connected Tybee Island with Savannah in the 1800s. A great place for jogging and bicycle riding.

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Location Info


1401 Strand Avenue
Tybee Island
United States
(912) 786-7777?
Visit Site
Hotel services
Dive and beach resort
Beach Resort
Eco Tourism
Golf Hotel and Resort
Beach Hotel
Spacious Rooms
Private Balconies
Pool Bar
Banquet Space
Conference Center
Condo Vacation Rentals
American Forts
Tybee Pier & Pavilion
Dolphin Tours
Nature Trail
Historic Site-Seeings