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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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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

Amazing Golf Vacation Went to Palmetto Dunes for a golf vacation with friends. The Center Court villa we stayed in was clean, convenient, and ideal to share with friends or for use with a family.
We golfed at all 3 courses which were in fantastic shape! They were extremely well maintained. Trent Jones was very forgiving for the ladies.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We ate at Big Jim's after golfing and the food was great and very reasonable; again the staff were very friendly.
We also went to Shelter Cove to eat. It was close and had a great variety of restaurants.
The beach was a short walk away, which we thoroughly enjoyed, but we also sat by the pool one afternoon. There is a lot of variety depending on what you prefer doing.
We had a great time and would definitely go back.
We had a great time for our stay at 9 Promontory Court! The home is beautiful and spacious and had everything we needed in it. Palmetto Dunes had plenty to do to keep everyone busy, and was a beautiful place to stay. The only thing I would warn against is renting surfboards--the waves on Hilton Head Island are not big enough for surfing, so that turned out to be a waste of money. We will definitely be back!
This is a good resort with nice golf courses.
Our favorite part of the island. We've stayed a few places and come back to Palmetto Dunes
Golf lesson with Edward I had a private golf lesson with instructor Edward Sires. I’m a female beginner golfer & had a great experience during my lesson. Edward was extremely patient, & encouraging, & made sure to explain everything clearly. By the end of the lesson, I felt a lot more confident in taking my golf swing out to the course for the first time!
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.