Palmetto Dunes is one of the oldest beach resorts on Hilton Head Island. In 2003 Travel & Leisure magazine rated it the #1 family-oriented resort in the world. It is a premier location both for family getaways and avid golfers.
Destination Vacation offers luxury Palmetto Dunes rentals in the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort. Most people vacationing on Hilton Head Island prefer to vacation in a private rental property during their stay instead of hotel rooms. Our Palmetto Dunes rental homes have private kitchens, pools, and many amenities you’ll want to make your Hilton Head vacation a great one. Most of our rentals include high-speed internet access, luxurious furnishings, and of course allow you to fully enjoy everything Palmetto Dunes has to offer. View details on the rentals we have available, as well as rates, on our Palmetto Dunes rentals page here (link: http://www.destinationvacationhhi.com/areas/palmetto_dunes.htm)
Palmetto Dunes is conveniently located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, directly across from Shelter Cove Harbor, where many summertime events are held. Palmetto Dunes stretches along three miles of pristine South Carolina beaches. Mid-way along the beach is The Dunes House, a public access beach facility.
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Palmetto Dunes has been regarded as having some of the best golf
facilities in the nation, and offers three top-rated golf courses.
The Arthur Hills is Palmetto Dunes’ most applauded course.
It received a remarkable 4.5 stars from Fodor’s Golf Digest
Places to Play fifth edition. The George Fazio Course, and Robert
Trent Jones Oceanfront courses are both award winning as well. Several
eateries overlook the golf courses and allow everyone to enjoy a
pre-game snack, or a post-game meal.
Palmetto Dunes’ Learning Centers turn a vacation into a fun and
educational experience. The Learning Centers can help you and your family
learn how to do many fun outdoor activities, from how to make a perfect
tennis serve to kayaking. Beginner to experienced golfers can build
their skills with Chipping and Putting workshops, Family Golf, and even
private golf lessons. PD Outfitter’s Surf School offers surf lessons
for the adventurous type. Fishers of all types can hone their skills
through fly fishing and surf casting workshops designed to improve your
cast, knot tying, and every other aspect of skilled fishing.
Palmetto Dunes has unparalleled natural beauty among the South Carolina coast on Hilton Head Island. Its lagoons, beaches, and extensive landscaping make for a unique natural experience. Enjoy these natural sites by kayaking down Palmetto Dunes’ 11-mile long lagoon system- this is an experience sure to make any vacation unique and exciting.
Outdoor activities are the main feature of Palmetto Dunes. Bike rentals of every kind are readily available on the Island- mountain bikes, beach bikes, tandems, and much more are available for your use in enjoying everything the resort has to offer. Palmetto Dunes offers a series of nature tours for kids, families, and nature lovers of any age. Skimmer Nature Charters frequently have close encounters with Dolphins and other wildlife indigenous to Hilton Head Island. The Beach Combing Trip ventures to nearby islands in search of shells, crabs, sand dollars, and even dolphins. Individual boat rentals are available for those who would rather take the reigns of the boat themselves than have a guided tour. Fishing opportunities are plenty, including both inshore lessons and off-shore fishing boat charters.
Shelter Cove Harbor, directly across Highway 278 from Palmetto Dunes,
has the largest deep-water yacht basin on the Island. It is one
of the finest ports of call on the East Coast. Virtually any water
sport can be enjoyed through the services available in Shelter Cove
Harbor. Enjoy the fireworks every Tuesday during Harbor Fest, or
use the great mid-island location as a launching spot for adventures
on one of the numerous surrounding islands. Every event at Shelter
Cove Harbor is free and open to the public.
Palmetto Dunes has a wide selection of great restaurants, grilles, delis,
and many other fine eateries. The Fazio Grill is one of the resort’s
several golf grills located on Palmetto Dunes’ excellent golf
courses. It offers a variety of sandwiches, snacks and beverages that
you can eat-in or take with you on the golf course. Alexander’s
features exquisite continental cuisine and great service. These combined
features make Alexander’s one of the finest eating establishments
on Hilton Head Island. Serving mostly seafood, Alexander’s is
a recipient of AAA’s Three Diamond award, and offers up the best
in marine cuisine. Café at the Marriot gives a more relaxed experience
with its casual American dining and nightly in-season seafood buffets.
Shopping is an event at Palmetto Dunes. The resort’s general store allows for super-market convenience in the center of the Palmetto Dunes resort. From sunscreen to groceries- everything you need to make your vacation great is available. It even has a full deli. The golf shops at Palmetto Dunes are known for providing exclusive lines of fashion and golfing equipment. TW, the Tiger Woods fashion line produced by Nike is available in stores. Find everything you need to perfect your golf game in these top-of-the-line pro shops. The Tennis Center Pro shop provides the same level of quality in its tennis clothing and equipment selections.
Palmetto Dunes, and the rest of Hilton Head Island, is only 45
minutes away from Savannah International Airport, and 20 minutes
from Hilton Head Regional. Hilton Head Island is also only 45
miles from Savannah, Georgia.
The Palmetto Dunes Buggy provides transportation in and between
Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove harbor. The Dunes Buggy operates
on an on-demand, first-come-first-served basis service. Visitors
to Palmetto Dunes can schedule a pickup at any location within
Palmetto Dunes or Shelter Cove by calling 843.689.4222. Palmetto
Dunes’ beaches, shops, and other amenities are all serviced
by the buggy. The van usually arrives within 10 minutes of a request.
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