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Families flocking to Palmetto Dunes for a memorable holiday

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Planning Your Vacation

We suggest that as the ideal conclusion to 2021, 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. There is nothing better than 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 25th, when we are offering three 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 Butternut Squash Bisque, Shrimp Cocktail, Herb Roasted Turkey, 12 oz Prime Rib, Blackened Salmon and desserts such as Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, White Chocolate Panna Cotta 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 AlexandersRestaurant.com/Thanksgiving 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 three 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, candied yams, French dinner rolls with honey butter 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 22nd at 12 noon. Cost for carry out is $130, which includes tax & service fee, and the pack feeds 4-6 people. Pickup is available on Thanksgiving Day only. For information, please email Thanksgiving@PalmettoDunes.com or call 877-497-2068. Visit www.BigJimsBBQCatering.com to order online in advance.

A third option for hassle-free Thanksgiving meal is our all-you-can-eat buffet at Centre Court Pavilion at 20 Carnoustie Rd, just past the George Fazio golf course clubhouse, serving up all of the Thanksgiving fixin's!

The Centre Court Buffet will feature a fall salad, charcuterie board, carving station with leg of lamb, carved turkey breast, chorizo cornbread stuffing, pumpkin & pecan pie, as well as a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, cookie decorating station for kids and more! 

For questions, please email Thanksgiving@PalmettoDunes.com or call 877-497-2068. View the full menu and make a reservation at www.PalmettoDunesThanksgiving.com.

Santa at Alexander's Restaurant

After Thanksgiving, Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance at Alexander‘s on December 12th for Brunch with Santa from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Plated two-course brunch price is $38+ for adults & $20 for kids. Price includes photos with Santa in front of the fireplace! Visit AlexandersRestaurant.com/santabrunch to make a reservation. We will also be accepting new unwrapped toys benefiting the Deep Well Project.

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. 14 “Best Resort in the South,” according to Condé Nast Traveler’s results of its prestigious, annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

As you plan your holiday travel, we look forward to exceeding your expectations and delivering an unsurpassed vacation experience in a warm, welcoming environment. 

Lastly, head over to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina during the month of December and take a stroll around the promenade, where the marina and boats will be decorated with holiday lights. This is the perfect recipe to enjoy everything a Lowcountry "winter" has to offer!


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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