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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

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  • Posted on 23rd Nov 2015, 10:34 am

    Make this year a #ShelterCoveChristmas and win!


    If you love the shops and restaurants at Shelter Cove during the day, wait until you see it lit up for the holiday season at night!

    This year Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and Shelter Cove Towne Centre are decorating boats, trees, windows and streets with the festive lights and colors of the Christmas season!

    Come celebrate the holiday season with us and help us show off Shelter Cove at Christmas! Snap a photo of your favorite light display and share it with the hashtag #ShelterCoveChristmas. You could win the Ultimate Shelter Cove Experience!

    TO ENTER: Share your photo of Shelter Cove’s Christmas lights with the hashtag #ShelterCoveChristmas on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

    OUR ULTIMATE SHELTER COVE PRIZE INCLUDES: Three nights for you and your family in a two-bedroom villa at Harbourside III, and gift certificates from the amazing restaurants and shops at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, including:

    · San Miguel’s Mexican on the Marina

    · Seasons Shelter Cove

    · Christmas on the Harbour

    · Scott’s Fish Market

    · NASH Art Gallery

    · Bistro 17

    · Camp Hilton Head

    · Bucci’s Italian Cuisine

    While you’re taking in the sights and lights of Christmas, be sure to visit the Hilton Head Island Fire Station located next to First Presbyterian Church for another amazing Christmas light display.

    So head out to Shelter Cove! Snap some photos! Grab some gifts! It’s Christmas on Hilton Head Island and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

  • Posted on 7th Nov 2015, 3:04 pm

    A Day to Remember: Wedding Bliss at Palmetto Dunes

    Beachfront weddings at Palmetto Dunes are simple affairs for the skilled and friendly staff at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Here are a few of our recent happy couples that had such wonderful things to say. Here at Palmetto Dunes Resort we consider it a great privilege to be a part of such an important day.

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    Review from The Knot, posted 11/1/2015
    My husband and I had our first vacation together on Hilton Head Island and stayed in Palmetto Dunes. We loved it so much that our venue choice was very easy when we got engaged several years later. Because we had an intimate wedding (about 35 guests), we opted to have the reception at a private home but with in-house catering by Palmetto Dunes. Our ceremony was on the beach in front of the Dunes House. We planned our wedding from NYC, and Lou Anne and Kaitlin were incredibly helpful every step of the way. Lou Anne gave tips for selecting a menu with lots of variety despite our smaller sized group, Kaitlin suggested the best spots to set up tables and unobtrusive prep areas for the staff, and they helped with a dry run the night before the wedding. Then, when our ceremony was postponed by rain, Lou Anne and Kaitlin were immediately ready to go with plan B, but helped us stay positive while waiting for the rain to stop, and got the chairs ready to go right when it did. They also helped rearrange the set up back at the house so that hors d'oeuvres and drinks were out as soon as possible. In short, they had a great attitude and were 100% prepared to handle anything the day threw at them. Also, the food was fantastic, and all of our guests raved about it (especially the jambalaya). Between the location, service, and the food, we are so thankful that we chose PD and highly recommend it!

    View more photos from recent weddings at Palmetto Dunes and happy couples below:

    AUBREY & DANTE September 2015

    Photographer: Mathew Druin Photography

    JOSIE & GARY November 2015

    Photographer: Heather Kline Photography

  • Posted on 23rd Oct 2015, 10:03 am

    Perfect Fit

    The new pairing of Under Armour Golf and Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island is a match made in heaven.

    UnderArmour-inset-Jordan.jpgThis month’s Grand Opening of the Under Armour Golf Palmetto Dunes Concept Shop at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island stands as a perfect example of a commitment to offering customers a superior shopping experience.

    The new Under Armour space that helps anchor the Robert Trent Jones clubhouse at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort features a store-within-a-store concept that highlights a heightened UA golf shopping experience through a variety of innovative products including men’s, women’s and youth golf product, as well as Under Armour headwear and eyewear.

    The Palmetto Dunes Concept Shop will also feature Under Armour men’s and women’s fitness product.

    “We’re excited to offer Under Armour’s visionary collection of clothing in our new concept shop,” says Palmetto Dunes Vice President of Resort Operations Brad Marra. “By featuring a young superstar like Jordan Spieth, UA stands out as a brand that truly supports individuality on and off the golf course and we are very excited to offer this collection at the Robert Trent Jones Course in Palmetto Dunes.”

    Under Armour extended Spieth’s contract in January to help represent the brand’s golf category. In the nine months that followed Spieth rewrote the PGA Tour record books, winning two majors en route to a single-season earnings record of more than $12 million. That didn’t include the $10 million FedEx bonus the 22-year-old earned after clinching the FedEx Cup Playoffs following his four-stroke win at the season-ending Tour Championship.

    While Spieth was making a statement in the world of golf with a playing style all his own, the young prodigy’s style on the course caught the eyes of many and heightened awareness around Under Armour Golf.

    Under Armour clothing and fitness product are engineered with one mission in mind: to make athletes better. Under Armour’s performance DNA can be found throughout the company’s product lines. Key performance benefits include:

    • 4-Way Stretch fabrications, for greater mobility
    • Anti-Odor technology
    • Moisture Transport System

    Visitors will also find Key UA technologies highlighted in the Concept Shop:

    • ColdBlack®, for when it’s hot
    • ColdGear® Infrared, for when it’s cold
    • Stretch Fit Engineered Waistband, a small detail that creates a huge advantage
    • Storm 1, water resistant product
  • Posted on 7th Sep 2015, 3:01 pm

    Top Five Free Apps to Download Before Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

    1. PACK POINT – Free

    Before arriving to Hilton Head Island, turn to PackPoint, a free travel packing list organizer and packing planner perfect for every family on the go! Eliminate the worry of forgetting the essentials (from your favorite waterproof mascara to the baby’s favorite pacifier) and keep yourself from over packing car with non-essentials. Once your build your packing list in the app, you can share with your friends and family in case they need help packing too! You can even select the types of activities you are participating in during your vacation and PackPoint will help you choose the right items, even taking weather into consideration.

    Download in Apple App Store
    Download in Google Play

    2. INSTAGRAM - Free

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have probably already heard of or have already downloaded Instagram. This free photo sharing and editing tool will take your Hilton Head Island vacation photos to the next level! Not only can you share your awesome experiences and photos from your trip, but you can follow Hilton Head Island accounts for great suggestions of what to do, where to eat and what you need to see.

    Follow these Hilton Head Island Instagrammers for the inside scoop:

    Download in Apple App Store
    Download in Google Play


    Download the Hilton Head Island Compass app to build your own custom Hilton Head Island experience! The app serves as an interactive map to find activities, restaurants and special offers nearby. You can also search for activities to create your own itinerary with restaurants, beaches, shopping and everything in between. Check-in to receive exclusive deals from your favorite places. Make sure to review Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s golf courses, Tennis Center, Hilton Head Outfitters, Big Jim’s and the Dunes House.

    Download in Apple App Store
    Download in Google Play


    Enhance your ultimate golf vacation with the free Palmetto Dunes Golf App! The app allows you to receive notifications with exclusive offers and tee time specials. You can book your tee time directly from the app! During play, take advantage of the interactive scorecard, GPS system, hole descriptions, playing tips, live tournaments and leader board, course tours, Facebook sharing and even order lunch from the food & beverage menu.

    Download in Apple App Store
    Download in Google Play

    5. CHARITY MILES - Free

    The best part of vacationing on Hilton Head Island is enjoying the natural beauty of the beaches, shady bike paths and endless walking/jogging trails. More and more, people want to stay active while on vacation and “Charity Miles” provides an added bonus! “Charity Miles” is an app available for iOS and Andriod and donates money to a charitable cause on your behalf for every mile that you run, walk or ride your bicycle. Now, you can burn calories, spend quality time with your family and donate to a great cause simultaneously! You do not have to solicit donations, just launch the app, pick a charity and hit the ground running (or the beach walking, or the pavement walking)!

    Download in Apple App Store
    Download in Google Play

  • Posted on 31st Aug 2015, 10:10 am

    Palmetto Dunes Adventure Bucket List

    Palmetto Dunes is the perfect place to vacation, whether you love to sit back and relax or are an outdoor adventure junkie! Here’s our list of Palmetto Dunes adventures that you cannot miss.

    Fishing Expedition

    Whether you’re looking to try fishing for the first time, or are an adept angler, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time sport fishing off the coast of Hilton Head Island. Sea bass, mackerel, barracuda, red fish and even sharks have been caught on our fishing expeditions! Head to Shelter Cove Marina to set off on your fishing adventure.

    Explore the ‘Outback’ by Kayak

    If you think Hilton Head Island is beautiful on land, wait until you’ve seen it from the water. Rent a kayak and head out to explore the 11-miles of lagoons on the island. Or, if you’re feeling truly adventurous, why not take advantage of our Outback tour, where you’ll head to Page Island, a stunning secluded area that will put you right in the thick of Hilton Head wildlife.

    Make a Splash

    Now that you’ve been out on the water, it’s time to try skimming on top of it! Grab the family or a group of friends to board the Centurion for a day full of wakrboarding, wakesurfing, wakeskating, waterskiing, kneeboarding and tubing. Just call the Shelter Cove Marina Ship’s Store at 843-842-7001 to book your adventure today.

    Hit the Surf

    Learn to hang ten with professional instructors at the Hilton Head Outfitters’ Surf School! You’ll be ready to brave the waves after our 90 minute session and then it’s time to get out there and catch a few! Already know the basics? You can rent surfboards from Hilton Head Outfitters too.


    It’s no secret that bikes are the best way to get around Hilton Head Island. Make your own adventure by renting a bike and hitting the road. See what wildlife you can spot, whether it’s dolphins off shore, pelicans on the beach, gators in a lagoon, or deer in a field. When you’re biking around Hilton Head Island, you never know what you’ll discover next!

    So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Palmetto Dunes, and let the adventure begin!

  • Posted on 24th Aug 2015, 1:11 pm

    Infographic: Palmetto Dunes By Numbers

    Fall is almost here and the weather is cooling off. But that doesn’t mean the fun is stopping! Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy sports and outdoor activities at Palmetto Dunes Resort. We created a fun infographic to show how much fun you can have this fall!

    One of the most unique things about Palmetto Dunes is our lagoon. Did you know that it’s 11 miles long? The waters are calm, making kayaking or canoeing a great family activity. Your kids will have so much fun spotting the different kinds of wildlife.

    There are 3,000 bikes at Hilton Head Outfitters, including one with your name on it. Book ahead, and have it delivered to your vacation home or villa. Talk about easy riding! You can ride your bike along the three miles of pristine beachfront at our resort – or just grab a chair, a good book, and relax.

    If golf is your game, fall is a great time to visit! Our 54 holes of golf can keep you entertained for days. Book online in advance to save up to 30%!

    After all that kayaking, golfing and biking, you’ve probably worked up an appetite! Luckily, there are 11 different restaurants to try out while you’re here. Sample the frozen cocktails at Dunes House, stop by the General Store for their famous fried chicken, or have a romantic date night at HH Prime.

    That’s not all! Did you know that the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center boasts the most courts of all of Hilton Head Island? Tennis fans love our 23 clay and two Nova ProBounce courts, our daily round-robin tournaments, and our world-renowned tennis instruction!

    What are you waiting for? The perfect fall adventure awaits. Here’s one more number: Call 1-877-567-6511 to get started!

  • Posted on 20th Aug 2015, 8:13 pm

    Chef Don Reinheardt's Pimento Cheese

    Affectionately known as "the caviar of the South," this pimento cheese recipe is from Hilton Head Island's finest.

    4 large pimento peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced*
    2 jalapeños, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced*
    4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
    1/2 cup of mayonnaise
    1/2 tsp. Frank’s hot sauce
    1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    1/2 tsp. sugar
    1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper
    1⁄8 tsp. ground white pepper
    1⁄8 tsp. smoke paprika
    1/4 cup chopped pickles with brine
    1 lb. extra sharp cheddar cheese (Tillamook suggested)**

    Grate entire pound of cheese on the large holes of a box grater into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and fold in until completely mixed. Cover the bowl and chill until serving.

    *Pimento peppers and jalapeños can both be purchased fresh or in jars. Fresh is the best way to go for most flavor but jars can be found on the pickle aisle of your grocery store. **Freshly grated cheese will work and taste much better than pre-grated bagged cheese but is not required.

  • Posted on 17th Aug 2015, 1:59 pm

    Month of Sundays

    August around Hilton Head Island’s Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is one of the most popular times of the year — and for good reason.

    Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder and we know that opinions are like … well … let's just say everyone has one. But if you were to suggest that August on Hilton Head Island and around its renowned Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is your favorite month of the year, you would most assuredly not be alone.

    What’s not to like about August in the Lowcountry? The dog days of summer have come and gone, and temperatures on the island have locked themselves in the pleasant 80s during the day, and the 60s at night, perfect weather for golf, tennis, beach, biking — you name it. Meanwhile, the kids are back at school or they are headed that way soon, so the hustle and bustle of the summer months on Hilton Head have given way to nothing but soothing relaxation.

    Little wonder Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head is one of the most popular vacation resort venues for today's active families and for groups ranging in size up to 250 or more. Offering a wide variety of South Carolina vacation rentals, the revered oceanfront vacation resort is nestled in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry and was named the No. 1 Family Resort in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family magazine. Forbes magazine ranked it among the Forbes Top 10 Luxury Family Resorts.

    Speaking of awards, the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort was recently joined by the Hills Course among the 30 selected for the 2015 “Best You Can Play” list by the South Carolina Golf Rating Panel. The South Carolina Golf Panel is composed of 125 golf enthusiasts that represent a diverse range of occupations, handicaps, and backgrounds.

    The Jones Course, which boasts one of only two oceanfront holes on the island, was named South Carolina’s 2003 “Golf Course of the Year.” Not to be outdone, in 2009, the Hills Course earned the same honor. Last but not least, the underrated Fazio Course completed the resort’s hat trick last year when it was named 2014 “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year.”

    In May, Palmetto Dunes became the first resort in the Carolinas and along the East Coast to offer the revolutionary new “Golf Bike,” allowing golfers to enjoy PD’s trio of award-winning courses playing by pedaling from hole to hole versus taking a golf cart or hoofing it. Palmetto Dunes received nine of the first 100 Golf Bikes delivered, giving golfers the ability to play at the speed of a cart while getting paid back with fun and fitness.

    Palmetto Dunes is currently offering a number of attractive stay-and-play packages during the month of August and extending into the fall. The Golf Stay and Play Package, for instance, features outstanding resort accommodations on Hilton Head Island plus two or three rounds of golf on your choice of three championship courses. This Hilton Head Island golf vacation package is completely customizable with accommodations and activities. Or with Palmetto Dune’s multi-round special, golfers can enjoy the ultimate Hilton Head Island golf vacation when they tee off at the three championship golf courses at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort for up to 15% off per round by booking multiple rounds.

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort caters to golfers of all levels, having installed permanent junior tees on its Robert Trent Jones golf course, while the George Fazio golf course caters to juniors with markings of 150 yards or less. In addition, kids play free at the Robert Trent Jones Hilton Head golf course and the Arthur Hills golf course after 4 p.m. with an adult paying regular rate.


    For more information about Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, its many golf packages and Family Golf Program, call 877-567-6513 or visit

  • Posted on 10th Aug 2015, 8:44 am

    Download These Free Summer Printables!

    We don’t know about you, but we’re not ready to say goodbye to summer. There are still plenty of beach days left here on Hilton Head Island!

    But if you can’t make it to Palmetto Dunes, here’s the next best thing: affordable beach-inspired decor! These summery printables for the home let you add a little coastal flair to your decor, without breaking the bank. They’re FREE!

    Simply send an email to or comment with your email address below, and we’ll send you ten fabulous prints that are inspired by Lowcountry living.

    What are you waiting for? Print off your new pieces of art, pour yourself a sweet tea, and pretend you’re relaxing at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

  • Posted on 3rd Aug 2015, 3:05 pm

    Pickleball is a Really "Big Dill" at Palmetto Dunes

    What do you get when you cross ping-pong and tennis? America’s fastest growing sport, Pickleball! This game is easy to learn and fun to play and is now available at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Recognized as the “#1 Tennis Center in the Carolinas” by Tennis Magazine and considered one of the best tennis resorts in the country, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center strives to maintain its esteemed reputation by hosting USTA sanctioned tournaments, local charity tennis tournaments, daily round robins, a variety of lessons and clinics, fitness programs, carry the latest in tennis merchandise and apparel and keep up with the latest trends in the tennis world.

    The staff at the tennis center was thrilled to learn that everyone from tennis enthusiasts to families were jumping at the opportunity to play this fun sport with a silly name. Now, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is home to four pickleball courts, rental equipment and pickleball merchandise. For guests and visitors wanting to give pickleball a shot, pickleball courts can be rented by the hour and rental equipment for a set of four players will only set you back $10. Palmetto Dunes also has a pickleball machine available to rent for those who want to get ahead of the competition.

    For those who are interested in learning more about the strokes, strategies and rules of pickleball, Palmetto Dunes offers a beginner’s clinic from 8:00 – 9:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for $15. Immediately following this informative and fun lesson from 9:00 – 10:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, pickleball round robins allow players to test their skills and master the game of pickleball. Round robin participation is only $15 per player or you can book a “Daily Double” package that includes both the beginner’s clinic and a spot in the round robin for only $25. Palmetto Dunes offers a variety of tennis and pickleball vacation packages for the ultimate Hilton Head Island escape.

    Whether you are serious about the game of tennis or looking for something new to try, come visit the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center to see why we think pickleball is such a “BIG DILL”! For more information or to make a pickleball reservation, please call 843-785-1152.

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