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Families flocking to Palmetto Dunes for a memorable holiday ending to an otherwise forgettable year

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We would probably all like to put the current calendar year behind us as soon as possible. Raise your hand if you feel like we’re currently trapped in the fifth year of 2020.

Around Palmetto Dunes, however, we choose to tackle life with a more positive, “glass half full” perspective.

We suggest that as the ideal conclusion to an otherwise forgettable year, you consider celebrating your family by enjoying a memorable holiday trip to Hilton Head Island. Or — if you’re a Lowcountry local, or in the midst of an extended visit to the resort — we encourage you to take advantage of Palmetto Dunes’ numerous holiday offerings.

Around the resort, bike, charters and, of course, golf have all been extremely popular this year. What better way to shake off the “quarantine blues” than by getting outside and enjoying all that Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina have to offer? Visitors and guests looking for memorable outdoor activities may bike along the beach or our five miles of paved pathways, kayak the 11-mile inland lagoon system or explore Shelter Cove for a variety of dining, shops, entertainment, fishing charters, nature tours, water sports and much more.

When November rolls around, we invite you to gobble up Thanksgiving at Palmetto Dunes on Thursday, November 26th, when we are offering two attractive options for a no-fuss Thanksgiving celebration. 

Thanksgiving offerings include a “Prix Fixe” dinner at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar from 12 noon until 8 PM, featuring among many mouth-watering selections a Sweet Corn Soup, South Carolina Crab Bisque, Apple Cider & Sage Roasted Turkey Breast, Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Blackened Salmon and desserts such as Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Old-fashioned chocolate fudge cake and more. 

Price is $59 per person or $25 for a children’s meal, including dessert, and includes tax & gratuity. Alexander’s Restaurant is located along the entryway to Palmetto Dunes at 76 Queens Folly Road. For online reservations, visit or call 866-921-6639 after 12 noon daily. 

Another option for your easy and delicious Thanksgiving meal is our popular “Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, Pizza & Catering” restaurant at 7 Trent Jones Lane, overlooking the Robert Trent Jones golf course, which serves up a wide array of delicious pub fare.

The Big Jim’s Thanksgiving Family Pack includes two whopping pounds of sliced herb roasted turkey, served with cranberry sauce, choice of two sides and choice of dessert. Sides and add-ons available with the meal include sage cornbread stuffing, mashed red bliss potatoes, collard greens, baked mac-n-cheese, streusel & marshmallow stuffed sweet potato, jumbo smoked turkey leg, French dinner rolls and a choice of dessert, including pumpkin and pecan pie. 

A limited Big Jim’s menu is also available. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 23rd at 12 noon. Cost for carry out or delivery is $120, which includes tax & service fee, and the pack feeds 4-6 people. Pickup and delivery are available — there’s free delivery inside Palmetto Dunes — on Thanksgiving only. Delivery is available outside Palmetto Dunes Resort for a $25 fee. For information, please email or call 877-497-2068. Visit to order online in advance.

Santa at Alexander's Restaurant

After Thanksgiving, Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance at Alexander‘s on December 20th for Brunch with Santa from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Be sure to visit for details and updates.

Last but not least, Palmetto Dunes can also help assist when it’s time to start planning your holiday party. Dunes Catering & Events or Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar can cater any get-together or special occasion, from an intimate plated dinner to an exquisite buffet for large groups. Whether the party is at our venues or yours, we deliver a no-hassle, year-end celebration. 

Book your Holiday Party or Year-End Celebration for groups of 12-plus and receive 10 % off food at Alexander's, (not valid on early dining, Christmas Eve or Brunch with Santa, nor on existing reservations). Parties must be booked by November 15th for parties scheduled between December 1st through the 31st. Learn more here

As you may have already heard, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort — which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 — was recently recognized as the No. 10 “Best Resort in the South,” according to Condé Nast Traveler’s results of its prestigious, annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Please remember, during the holidays — and as we continue to endure this challenging time — Palmetto Dunes remains here for you and your family, just like we have for more than a half-century. We know how important a beach vacation can be right now. As you plan your holiday travel or in the future, we look forward to exceeding your expectations and delivering an unsurpassed vacation experience in a warm, welcoming and safe environment. 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort! We dearly value each guest that honors us with a visit and look forward to seeing you soon.

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