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  • Up to 15% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more!

  • Complimentary Tennis & Pickleball court time when available.

  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.

  • 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

We are big fans of Palmetto Dunes, and have stayed on the resort more than once. This time we stayed in Barrington Arms. This location is perfect! Right on the ocean, nice pool, great view, everything you could want! We had a large party and found a perfect accommodation for all of us. Large, well appointed with three bedrooms and three baths. Fully equipped kitchen, televisions, wifi, great couch area for all of us to gather at night, large table and chairs to share meals, etc. Really, it was perfect. Nice balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean. I watched the sun rise more than once from the balcony. Easy reservations, contactless check in and check out. Everyone was very nice! The resort is well maintained, and the General Store is a MUST visit! Breakfast on the porch of the General Store is a tradition - and the food is amazing! In addition to the General Store, the food at Big Jim's and The Dunes House is fantastic. Big Jim's was our choice for a late evening dinner when we arrived. Great service, great food. We went to Dunes House on our last day. Ocean front dining - what more can you ask? There are a lot of places to stay in HHI, but we'll always go back to Palmetto Dunes!
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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.