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  • Up to 15% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more!
  • Complimentary Tennis & Pickleball court time when available.
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  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7+ nights.
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A family resort designed to make lasting memories.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is located at the heart of Hilton Head Island, named the #1 Beach Town in the US by Parents Magazine. Palmetto Dunes’ three miles of sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean beachfront provide the perfect venue for three world-class golf courses, vacation rentals, a full-service marina, and an 11-mile lagoon system. The resort enjoys a well-earned reputation for creating unforgettable vacation experiences for the entire family. It’s no coincidence, as vacationers return year after year, many decide to make Palmetto Dunes their permanent residence.

Palmetto Dunes Buggy driving down street

You can drive yourself. But why would you?

Ride the Palmetto Dunes Buggy for free anywhere within Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Vans generally arrive within 10 minutes of the request and are available seasonally April through September.

Car passes are required to access beyond the gated areas.

Family in coordinating shirts with Shannon Tanner on stage celebrating 30 years visiting Shelter Cove Harbour

Over five decades of world class service and natural beauty

Palmetto Dunes Resort may have begun as a golfing destination, but over the last five decades it has become so much more. This award-winning beachside family vacation spot on Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes is a committed partner to preservation, both natural and historic. The Palmetto Dunes story is the story of Hilton Head.

From our guests

Great location and amenities … prices up substantially over past few years Some of my friends have been going to Palmetto Dunes for over 15 years - mostly families… and now the “kids” are coming with their kids. I’ve joined the group 5x in past 7 years - 3x in St Andrew’s Common (backs onto Fazio GC and pond) and twice at condos on the beach (more $$$ but great views and convenience if you like long beach walks and beach experience - which we do). All of us have moved to the beachfront condos over past 5 years and love it. I won’t recommend a building yet (I haven’t booked next year yet). Some good value rentals can be found - we go down in early May for 2-3 weeks. Some of our group like to golf early - the 3 courses on site are great - Trent Jones, Arthur Hill + George Fazio. Early morning $$$$, midday $$$, twilight $$. I prefer early afternoon/twilight. Can do stuff in the morning with family and golf later with less pressure on pace (altho we like to be done in 4 hours or less), and much cheaper. I don’t play tennis or pickleball - but courts busy with lessons and play. Beach is great. Saw dolphins swimming by twice this week. Lounger and umbrella rentals available up and down the beach. All facilities have pool(s) - some are exceptional for small children. Many with BBQs available on site. Some indoor parking. Outfitter on site for bike /kayak rentals. Dunes buggy free shuttle service between Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Marina area - restaurants and shops - plenty of food options, Kroger’s supermarket, etc, etc. In short whether a couple or couples sharing a unit, a family or whatever, you’ll find few places nicer for a vacation. Lots of good golf, mini-golf, beach and trails, tennis, eats etc. Enjoy!
Great Resort Conveniently located in the center of the island. Lush landscaping and well maintained facilities. You really could park your car and never leave the resort. Plenty of places to eat, activities to do and a general store. We were at Windsor Place and loved it!
Beautiful! So green and lush. The resort is an oasis. We'll be back
Beachy vacation-vacation The facilities were top notch. My teenaged children requested a "vacation-vacation" where they could lounge and play on the beach or in pools, play pickleball, bike, etc. It was exactly what we all wanted. Highly recommend.
Great weather this week. Rooms are nice, quiet. Easy access to courses.
Stucco vacation rental home with pool

Accommodations for every family

There’s a wide-variety of Hilton Head private home and villa rentals with stunning views of the ocean, golf course, resort or Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina to choose from. Plus, you’ll receive a ton of perks when you stay with us.

Young couple dining alfresco alongside a marina and enjoying wine and seafood.

Dining on local favorites

Experience the dining options at Palmetto Dunes, which include a wide range of restaurant choices from fine dining to casual favorites the whole island raves about. You’re never at a loss for something that satisfies.