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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. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
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Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

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  • Posted on 15th Dec 2019, 11:38 am

    Holiday Celebrations Continue At Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC, continues to ring in the holidays. The popular “Light up the Harbour” display at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina runs through the New Year, while Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a pair of special holiday celebrations. Additional information on all holiday happenings below.

    Alexander’s is hosting a “Brunch with Santa” on December 22 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Cost is $32 per person and $15 for children ages 5-12 years old, and includes an extensive selection of hot and cold offerings, along with fresh juices, coffee, tea, & a hot chocolate station.

    Reservations are recommended. Call 843-785-4999 after 12 noon, or reserve online at Locally owned and operated, Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is located at 76 Queens Folly Rd, along the main entryway to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

    In addition, Alexander’s will be ringing in the end of a decade — and the beginning of a new one — with a special “New Year’s Eve Dinner” on December 31 from 5 PM until 9 PM. This will be a three-course prix fixe culinary celebration. Highlights include sophisticatta ricotta frittata, lobster pasta, pork shank osso Bucco and a mixed berry cobbler.

    Cost is $60 per person and $25 for a special “wine pairing.” Price includes a champagne toast served with dessert & amuse bouche, party favors and more. Live Music will be provided by Tom Chambers & Bill Alcock on sax and piano. Reservations are recommended by Dec. 27.

    At Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, visitors can stroll the fourth annual “Light up the Harbour” display of holiday lights decorating private and commercial boats docked in the marina each evening. The display runs through January 1, 2020. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is located on Hwy 278 at mile marker 8, across from the Palmetto Dunes entrance.

    Shop at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s locally owned boutiques & galleries:

    • Christmas on the Harbour
    • Dream Boutique (NEW)
    • Neptune’s Niche
    • Tradewinds Trinkets & Treasures
    • Treasure Island
    • Nash Gallery

    Dine at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s seven waterfront restaurants open for the holidays:

    • Bistro 17
    • Bucci & Murray’s Pub
    • ELA’S On The Water
    • The Other Sisters Wine Bar
    • Hilton Head Social Bakery
    • San Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant
    • Scott’s Fish Market

    Services/Misc. available at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina:

    • Memory Lane Portraits
    • Pure Salt Studios (NEW)
    • Salon Shelter Cove
    • Frosty’s Italian Ice

    Finally, the popular Dunes House at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort reopens December 21 with a limited menu. Enjoy live Holiday music on the beach from the Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band on Tuesday, December 24th, from 1:00 PM- 4:00PM (weather permitting).

    In addition, Big Jim’s is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving signature Southern dishes including BBQ, gourmet burgers and grilled pizzas plus homemade soups, salads, seafood and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Enjoy big screen TV’s and outdoor seating overlooking the Robert Trent Jones golf course. Big Jim’s offers a kid’s menu, wine and beer menu, Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 PM, and take-out orders and catering are available.

    We look forward to seeing you this holiday season! Happy Holidays from all of us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

  • Posted on 25th Nov 2019, 2:14 pm

    Palmetto Dunes’ 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

    Shorter days, cooler nights, family gatherings and twinkling lights. The holiday season is here and we’ve made a list (and checked it twice!) to help you find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life. This year we’ve challenged ourselves to find memorable experiences to gift, because sometimes the best presents just can’t be wrapped.

    For the Golfer

    The first stop for any golfer gift is our award-winning Pro Shops but when it comes to giving a golf gift that keeps on giving, nothing beats a custom club-fitting session at one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Clubfitters! SwingFit, located at the Robert Trent Jones course, is the premiere golf clubfitter on Hilton Head Island. Their state-of-the-art technology not ensures a bespoke set of clubs, your golfer will also get unparalleled insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their swing—invaluable info that’ll help lower that handicap in 2020! Learn more about SwingFit.

    Stock up on favorites by Peter Millar, Travis Mathew, Stitch Golf, U.S. Kids, YETI & more from our golf pro shops! Every $100 spent earns a chance to win a new Srixon 585 Driver!

    Ryder Cup Challenge Comes to Palmetto Dunes

    On Saturday, December 14th, in conjunction with the Presidents Cup taking place across the globe in Australia, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort will host its own Ryder Cup Challenge. Collect a group of friends for this two-person team, winter tournament, which will tee off with a 12:00 noon shotgun start. The fee is $65 per player, which includes golf, greens fees, prizes and beer (four drink/snack tickets per person). Member rates do not apply. The entry deadline is Monday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m., so make your plans now.

    Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Special

    Through December 31st stop by the Palmetto Dunes Golf Pro Shops and stock up on golf balls or make a loved one happy with a great holiday gift! Purchase two dozen Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls for only $70. The Chrome Soft Golf Ball combines Tour-proven distance and performance with unparalleled feel and exceptional mis-hit forgiveness, led by the groundbreaking new Graphene Dual Soft Fast Core.

    For the Pickleball Player

    At Palmetto Dunes, we’ve not only got one of the world’s best tennis centers, we’ve got one of Pickleball’s greatest players on hand to share her winning tips. That means that not only can you surprise your loved one with the thrill of a new sport this holiday, you can help them master it with a Pickleball vacation at Palmetto Dunes, including instruction with Sarah Ansboury, Champion Pickleball player and Palmetto Dunes’ Director of Pickleball Instruction. Her Ansboury Academies have fast become a favorite and we know that the promise of some time spent with this pro will put a smile on any Pickleball player’s face. Don't forget that memberships make great gifts as well!

    Create the perfect Pickleball present.

    For the Foodie

    Nothing gets our mouths watering quite like Lowcountry cooking, so it’s no wonder foodies return to Hilton Head year after year for their favorite dishes. Surprise the foodie in your family with tickets to one of the most popular food events of the year—the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival! Your food fanatic will be thrilled to meet famous chefs from around the country and you can treat them to a memorable meal at the Alexander’s Lowcountry Supper. Palmetto Dunes Dining gift cards also make the perfect gift!

    Plan a dream getaway.

    For the Nature Lover

    The outdoor adventurers at Hilton Head Outfitters will tell you that there’s no better way to spend the day than out on the water, and if there’s someone on your list who feels the same, a fishing expedition is just the thing. At Palmetto Dunes, you can choose between the relaxation of inshore fishing or the adrenaline of an offshore fishing charter. No matter their level of fishing expertise, your nature lover is sure to love a day spent outdoors on Hilton Head Island regardless of what they reel in.

    Stop by Hilton Head Outfitters to check out the bike sale and browse through HHI sweatshirts, long sleeve T-shirts & hats all at 10% off! Even more deals are at Shelter Cove Marina Ship's Store with up to 30% off Sperry’s and 20% off clothing, hats, belts, shoes and check out our selection of Shelter Cove Marina brand merchandise.

    Meet the Ultimate Gift Card

    The Palmetto Dunes Gift Card is like sending a fun-filled getaway to your loved ones. Purchase them online, over the phone or in any of our retail locations. The gift card is redeemable for vacation rentals, golf tee times, lessons and merchandise, tennis court time, lessons and merchandise, pickleball court time and lessons, Hilton Head Outfitters merchandise and activities, Shelter Cove Marina merchandise and activities, fishing charters, resort dining and more.

  • Posted on 1st Nov 2019, 7:42 am

    Celebrate the Holidays with Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    Santa Claus is coming… to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, just part of a creative and memorable celebration of the season. Palmetto Dunes will be celebrating Thanksgiving at a pair of popular resort locations.

    Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina will ring in the holiday season with Thanksgiving dinners, visits from Santa, seasonal lights and much more.

    Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is located on Hwy 278 at mile marker 8, across from the Palmetto Dunes entrance. Visit the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Facebook page for more information

    Thanksgiving at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    Palmetto Dunes will be celebrating Turkey Day (Thursday, November 28) at a pair of popular resort locations.

    Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar will be offering a four-course Thanksgiving Dinner from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. Cost is $55 per person and $25 for Children’s Thanksgiving Meal including dessert (includes tax & 18% gratuity). Reservations required, visit: or call 866-921-6639 after 12 noon daily.

    In addition, the Centre Court Pavilion will be serving an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $44 per person and $22 (plus tax & 18% gratuity) for kids 12 and under. Kids 5 & under are free. Reservations required, visit: For additional information, please call 877-497-2068.

    Santa Comes Friday, November 29th to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

    Thanksgiving is just the start of the holiday season at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

    On Friday, November 29th, Santa Claus will arrive at Shelter Cove Harbour — via a firetruck — at 12 noon and stay until 2:30 p.m. for children to share their Christmas wish list and snap a pic with Old Saint Nick at the iconic Neptune Statue.

    There will be a variety of holiday activities for both children and adults. Parents and kids can ride the train around Shelter Cove Marina, enjoy the bounce house, and join in other arts and crafts. Adults can stroll through the area’s many unique stores and boutiques while enjoying holiday music.

    In addition, the first 200 kids get to decorate a gingerbread cookie; starting at 11 a.m. Cookies are provided by the Hilton Head Social Bakery.

    By the end of November, visitors can stroll the 4th annual “Light up the Harbour” display of holiday lights decorating private and commercial boats docked in the marina each evening. The display runs through January 1, 2019.

    Schedule for Friday, November 23:
    12:00 noon - 2:30 p.m.: Santa arrives at noon aboard a fire truck. Take photos at Neptune’s Statue until 2:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Enter to WIN Prizes: a variety of Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina gift cards or items from Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina shops.
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Enjoy holiday music, bounce house, wax hands & kiddie train rides around the marina.
    All day: Holiday sales & dining specials at participating merchants. Enjoy strolling around the marina & the Holiday boat lights & decorations.

    Shop at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s locally owned boutiques & galleries:

    • Christmas on the Harbour
    • Neptune’s Niche
    • Taffeta
    • Tradewinds Trinkets & Treasures
    • Treasure Island
    • La Belle Image
    • Nash Gallery

    Dine at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s seven waterfront restaurants open for the holidays:

    • Bistro 17
    • Bucci & Murray’s Pub
    • ELA’S On The Water
    • Hilton Head Social Bakery
    • Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill
    • San Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant
    • Scott’s Fish Market
  • Posted on 30th Oct 2019, 12:50 pm

    Haunted Hilton Head

    Home to some of America’s oldest churches, graveyards, and buildings, Hilton Head Island has been bewitching guests for generations. As the nights get cooler and Halloween draws near, we’re steeling ourselves to explore a different side of the Lowcountry, one of ghouls, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. Read on for Hilton Head Island’s haunted tales…if you dare.

    The Blue Lady

    The first eerie tale on our list is one that is close to home, the tale of The Blue Lady. In the 19th century the daughter of the Leamington Lighthouse keeper suffered a terrible tragedy one fateful stormy evening and can still be seen walking the lighthouse grounds on stormy nights.

    Boo Hags

    Some paranormal creatures are harmless; even friendly. The Boo Hags of Gullah lore are not those creatures. These vampiric ghouls are red, skinless creatures that come out only in darkness and survive by sneaking into bedrooms to steal breath and skin, sucking the life from their victims as they sleep. Gullah folklore says that the only thing that wards off Boo Hags is the bright blue color of indigo, which explains why you might see bright blue doors on the houses of the Lowcountry.

    The Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Not far from Hilton Head Island, in Yemassee, Beaufort County you’ll find the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Built in the 1700s, the church was torched during the Revolutionary War. It was rebuilt only to be razed again during the American Civil War. The site is a favorite for local photographers who snap stunning pictures of the beautiful old ruins. It is also frequently visited by a different kind of guest. Among the ancient gravestones surrounding the ruins is the small grave of an infant. Visitors who approach it are overcome with an overwhelming feeling of sorrow. They might even hear sobbing – or catch a woman in a brown dress kneeling at the grave.

    Chapel of Ease

    Take a drive to St. Helena Island and you may come across the ruins of a burnt down church. The church dates back to the 1700s and its cemetery houses the bones of many residents from that era. Our story concerns a particular headstone—a mausoleum, in fact. The vault sits to the right of the ruins, housing the remains Edgar Fripp and his beloved wife Eliza. During the Civil War, it’s said that Union soldiers tore apart the vault looking for treasure but found nothing. Disappointed, they bricked up the opening and left. The next day they returned to find the bricks stacked neatly next to the vault. Shocked and shaken, the soldiers left empty-handed. The vault remains eerily half-open to this day.

    The Castle

    The origins of this ghost story date back to 1562 when French settler Jean Ribault arrived in Beaufort County with his jester, a dwarf nicknamed Gauche. Though Ribault would go on to explore, eventually making his way to Florida, Gauche never left. The Castle, a home built in the Italian Renaissance style by Dr. Joseph Johnson nearly 300 years later seems to be the place Gauche likes best. He's been known to prank residents of The Castle ever since, moving furniture, opening doors, leaving handprints on windows. Every so often the jingle of the bells on his jester hat can be heard as he wanders the grounds.

    Sara Hooks House

    Not all Lowcountry ghosts are from centuries ago. Tony Hooks, lead guitarist for Sly and the Family Stone was staying at his mother Sara Hooks’ house in Bluffton in the winter of 1988 when he was shot dead at 32 when he answered his door. Though the house has since fallen into disrepair, on quiet nights locals swear they can hear Tony playing his guitar.

    Have you ever felt a presence as you explored the Lowcountry? What ghostly tales have you heard on your travels? One thing is for sure, Hilton Head, with its haunted homes, ghastly ghouls, and unsettled souls is definitely ready for Halloween.

  • Posted on 9th Oct 2019, 10:11 am

    Have a Dog Day at Palmetto Dunes!

    Hilton Head Island has been the backdrop of family vacations for decades and here at Palmetto Dunes, we like to make sure that all family members get to partake in the fun. That's why, from October through March, we offer dog-friendly vacation rentals across our resort. Read on to learn more about Palmetto Dunes' dog-friendly rentals (select units) and some of our top tips for traveling with your pet.

    Finding a Dog-Friendly Rental

    To get started planning the perfect Hilton Head family vacation for you and your pet, reach out to one of our reservation specialists, or browse available pet friendly vacation rentals online. Rentals vary from one to three bedrooms, and from apartment-style to complete villas.

    Shown here is 3 Rum Row.

    Pack for your Pup

    When traveling with your dog, it’s just as important to remember to pack what they need as it is to pack essentials for yourself and your family. You'll want to bring your leash, pick-up bags, treats and toys, portable food and water bowls—not to mention food—and a blanket or dog bed so your dog will sleep as comfortably in your Palmetto Dunes vacation rental as you will.

    Travel Smart

    Whether you're arriving in Hilton Head Island by air or by car, there are steps you can take to make sure that the experience goes smoothly—for you and your pet. Make sure you've got the proper-sized pet carrier with plenty of ventilation and label it clearly. If flying, try your best to book a direct route (luckily for you new flights are arriving in the Hilton Head Island and Savannah airports all the time) and if you're driving, consider taking your dog on some shorter trips before you depart to get them used to riding on the road.

    Stay and Play

    Once you've arrived in Hilton Head Island and settled into your pet-friendly vacation rental all that's left to do is have some fun! Grab your leash and head to the beach for a family stroll. Walk your dog to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina to explore the boardwalk, set out to sea with Outside Hilton Head, or have a seat on one of the dog-friendly patios.

    We love welcoming families to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort to spend quality time together and enjoy all of the amenities that our resort offers, and we can’t wait to welcome you—and your dog, too!

  • Posted on 19th Jul 2019, 8:05 pm

    Where to Hear Live Music This Summer

    Summer is in full swing here on Hilton Head Island and there are plenty of ways to celebrate: summer events, one-of-a-kind activities, water adventures…the fun doesn’t stop! One of our favorite things about summer in the Lowcountry is all of the incredible local musical talent that gets showcased throughout the area with live music shows at some of Hilton Head’s top spots. Get ready to hit the town with our guide to live music in Hilton Head Island.

    The Dunes House

    This beachfront favorite not only boasts one of the best patios around, they offer live music four nights a week throughout the summer months. Locals and return guests will be familiar with the sound and songs of Unicorn Meat—regular performers on The Dunes House patio. Other regulars throughout the summer include A Welcome Distraction, Sound Boy, and NGITW.

    Shannon Tanner

    Family favorite and local star Shannon Tanner plays every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. You’ll most notably see him on stage at HarbourFest on Tuesday nights, kicking off festivities at 6:30pm with the first of two live performances.

    Parrot Palooza

    Head to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Thursday nights at 7:00pm for Parrot Palooza and enjoy live music from Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers as well as every family’s favorite, Cappy the Clown. This summer tradition runs through to August 22, 2019 and has been entertaining families for generations. There will also be two shows on Labor Day Weekend to end the summer in style.

    ELA’S On the Water

    Aside from one of the best dining views in Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, ELA’S offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine and weekly live music. Sample calamari and fine cocktails while listening to some of your favorite tunes performed by local musicians.

    San Miguel’s

    San Miguel’s legendary margaritas and incredible queso aren’t the only reasons to stop by this popular waterfront spot! All summer long, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina’s Mexican restaurant welcomes live music on its patio every day of the week.

    Scott’s Fish Market and Bar

    Not only does Scott’s Fish Market offer some of the best seafood around, you get to dine with live music virtually every day of the week! Local crooners will have you swooning for their song styles and acoustic guitar strumming.

    Bucci & Murray’s Pub on the Water

    The hospitality pros at Bucci’s know how to have a good time, and that includes good food, great drinks, and (of course!) live music. Coming up at Bucci & Murray’s Pub on the Water is singer-songwriter Nick Jamerson and two stellar performances from La Bodega. Check out their Facebook Page for all upcoming musical performances.

    Bistro 17

    This waterfront French café is ideally located right at Neptune’s Statue in Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. It offers beautiful marina views, an extensive wine list, delicious French-inspired cuisine, and the soothing sounds of live piano in the background to truly set the scene.

    Whether you like classics, country, creative covers, or toe-tapping originals, you’ll love soaking in the summer sun and beautiful views of Hilton Head Island with outstanding live music as your backdrop.

  • Posted on 10th Jul 2019, 2:11 pm

    Palmetto Dunes Social Media Summer Scavenger Hunt

    We want to help you to see and do the best of Palmetto Dunes & Hilton Head Island during your family vacation this summer! That’s why we’ve created a social media summer scavenger hunt that gives you the chance to win a $250 Palmetto Dunes activities gift card. We’ll draw for two winners: one at the end of July and one on Labour Day! Participating is easy:

    • Complete at least 5 items on this list and share a public photo of each activity to your Instagram or Facebook feed
    • Use the hashtag #PalmettoDunes and tag us at @PalmettoDunesSC (on Instagram) or @Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort (on Facebook).
    • When you leave, submit your completed form to The Welcome Center, The General Store, or Hilton Head Outfitters (hard copy forms are available for pick-up at all locations, too!).
    • Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our social media accounts.

    (View As PDF Here)

  • Posted on 1st Jul 2019, 8:18 pm

    Can’t Miss Summer Events on Hilton Head Island

    There is no greater time on Hilton Head Island than the summer. The sun is shining, the beaches are glistening, and the temperature is right. Best of all? Hilton Head Island is full of fun summer activities that the whole family can enjoy! If you’re looking for a memorable vacation that’s sure to please everyone—look no further then Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island!

    HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

    Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
    When: Weekly, May-August

    There is no happier time on Hilton Head Island than the annual HarbourFest. Now in its 31st consecutive year, people from all over come to help us celebrate this island tradition. Head over to Shelter Cove Harbour and see for yourself why locals and tourists alike love HarbourFest!

    Treat the whole family to a concert put on by Shannon Tanner, who has been with the festival since its very beginning. Performing Monday—Friday (excluding Thursdays) at 6:30 and 8:00 pm, Tanner will play an array of different musical stylings including 60’s classics, original ballads and even tunes for the kiddos! Shannon Tanner is a true HarbourFest staple and it’s not hard to see why—with his catchy songs and signature beanie, we guarantee you’ll be a fan too! Check out Shannon playing Caribbean classics with the Oyster Reefers as part of Parrot Palooza at the festival every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

    Looking to show the kids a good time? Cappy the Clown is a returning favorite to HarbourFest that never disappoints. Entertaining kids of all ages for over 30 years, she’ll have you laughing and smiling all day long. Don’t forget to get your face painted, pick up a balloon animal, create sand art, and enjoy the variety of kids activities that Cappy offers!

    If you’re looking for a real showstopper you will not want to miss the weekly fireworks at HarbourFest. Happening every Tuesday night!

    4th of July Fireworks

    Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
    When: Thursday, July 4, 5:00-9:00pm

    Meet up with Shannon Tanner & Cappy the Clown again for the island’s famous Independence Day show. Here you will catch Hilton Head’s largest fireworks show while listening to Shannon Tanner’s special patriotic show in honor of the night. Independence Day fireworks are the perfect event for the whole family, where kids can get their face painted, glitter tattoos and animal balloons from Cappy the Clown! Be one of the first 1,500 to get to the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and receive an American flag to celebrate!

    Turtle Trot 5K Race

    Where: The Dunes House
    When: Every Wednesday, 8:00 am, April- August

    Happening weekly all summer long, the 5k Turtle Trot Walk or Run is the perfect family event. Suitable for all fitness levels, the Turtle Trot is the ideal way to kick off your morning! The race takes place every Wednesday morning and all proceeds go towards the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund! Grab the whole family and get active while supporting a great cause! The route will either wind through the roads of Palmetto Dunes or take place on our beautiful beach. Kids are encouraged to join—those 12 and under even run for free!

    Sea Turtle Talk & Walk

    Where: Dunes House
    When: June- August, 8:00- 9:00 pm

    Bring the whole family and head to The Dunes House for the Sea Turtle Talk & Walk. Joined by Marine Biologist, Amber Keuhn, you’ll be treated to a fun and educational experience! Learn all about the turtles as you walk along the sand and see what’s happening on our nesting beach first hand! In support of the Palmetto Dunes Cares Charitable Foundation, you will leave with a whole new appreciation for sea turtles and their habitat!

    Sizzling Summer Camps

    Where: Island Rec Center
    When: June- August

    If you’re in search of the perfect summer activities to keep the kids busy, you have to check out Hilton Head Island’s summer day camps! Kids from kindergarten to eighth grade can enjoy arts, crafts, swimming, games, sports and much more! Each week of camp is a different theme—which include different activities and rotations all summer long! Snacks are provided to campers twice all day, all you need to do is send the kids with a bathing suit, towel and lunch and they'll be all set for their full day of activity filled fun!

    There are so many things to do on Hilton Head Island this summer—we’re positive you’ll have a blast! And while you mull over which activity you want to get to first, make sure you check the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort availability to book your stay!

  • Posted on 10th Jun 2019, 10:46 am

    Run in the Sun at Palmetto Dunes: The Turtle Trot is Back!

    While when it comes to getting around Hilton Head Island, a bike is usually the way to go, this spring and summer you can ditch the wheels for a good old-fashioned foot race right here at Palmetto Dunes!

    For the second year in a row, the Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association is launching its Turtle Trot 5K race series — and you’re invited! Two equally stunning 3.1-mile routes have been created that take you over sand, under shaded oak canopies, and along our lagoon and beautiful oceanfront so you can start your day by trotting past the best that Palmetto Dunes has to offer.

    Each race starts at 8 am on Wednesday mornings. You can sign up in advance or register in person beginning at 7am. Then, it’s off to the races! Depending on which week you participate, you’ll be running a beach or road route. Check out the schedule below.

    Not only is the Turtle Trot an amazing way to start your day, it’s a fun event regardless of your age or fitness level! We’ve had many people walk the route and we love seeing kids having fun participating. In fact, we encourage you to bring the whole family along! Kids aged 12 and under race for free.

    The registration fee is $25 for each race, which includes a Turtle Trot t-shirt. The proceeds from every race go to the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund, a local charity that promotes health, environment, arts and culture, community development, and education on Hilton Head Island. After you’ve finished your route, stick around for some light snacks and drinks.

    Are you ready to turn your fun in the sun into run in the sun? Sign up for a Turtle Trot race today.

  • Posted on 28th May 2019, 3:16 pm

    Father’s Day Gift Guide

    It’s that time of year again: Father’s Day! Time to celebrate Dads and thank them for all the bad jokes and all the good times we’ve shared so far. We know sometimes Dad can be hard to shop for but don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our 2019 Father’s Day gift guide, filled with items and experiences Dad will be sure to love.

    For the Dad who loves Golf:

    The newly launched Nike Jordan ARG Golf Shoes are the perfect gift for a Dad who is eager to get a jump start on this summer’s golf season. These stylish and comfortable new shoes have a plush midsole and flexible outsole, designed to help with the perfect swing. Be sure to check our Robert Trent Jones Pro Shop to get your hands on a pair before they sell out.

    Photo via Nike

    For the Dad who take his beard very seriously:

    Be sure to get him a Beard Grooming & Trimming kit. Made with natural and organic ingredients, this kit was designed to make beard styling easy.

    Photo via Amazon

    For the Dad who loves to read:

    If your Dad loves to read and he doesn’t own an e-reader yet, this is definitely the perfect gift. We love the Kindle Oasis, which is waterproof, so whether your Dad likes to read on the couch, on a flight, on the beach at Palmetto Dunes, or even in the pool he can take his e-reader with him.

    Photo via Amazon

    For the Dad who is always on-the-go:

    Summer brings on a lot of travel, so why not get Dad something practical to suit his travel needs? This duffle bag from Peter Millar is great for packing the essentials for a Hilton Head getaway or to visit friends and family for a weekend.

    Photo via Peter Millar

    For the Dad looking for a new skill:

    Our vacation homes are perfect for hosting, but if dad has never really mastered the art of cocktails, this gift will boost his mixology skills. The Perfect Drink Pro Smart Scale and App Kitchen Tool has over 400 drink recipes and will coach your Dad through all his cocktail mixing (even if he makes a mistake).

    Photo via Amazon

    For the Dad who is fashion forward:

    Dress him up in a new fitted blazer, like this one from Polo. This sport coat is comfortable, classy and suitable for a number of different occasions. Check this one out online, or be sure to find Polo brand items at our Robert Trent Jones Golf Pro Shop.

    Photo via Polo Ralph Lauren

    For the Minimalist Dad:

    Just because time slows down in the Lowcountry doesn’t mean dad can’t have a stylish timepiece! This sleek and simple watch with leather strap and a clean white face will go with just about anything he might wear.

    Photo via Daniel Wellington

    For the Dad looking for the perfect swing:

    Just in time for Father's Day, SwingFit club fitting at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course are $100 (originally $150)! Give Dad the gift of new clubs guaranteed to work. Call 855-225-8214 to request a gift card for the fitting.

    Photo via SwingFit

    For the Dad looking to get in shape and have fun:

    Exercise doesn't have to be confined to the gym. Pickleball is a fun, easy sport that is great exercise and easy to pick up making it an enjoyable experience. Gift Dad with "the paddle the Pro's choose", the new 'Elite Pro' by Engage, which can be found at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center.

    Photo via Engage Pickleball

    And, last, but certainly not least...

    For something you can do together:

    Golf, sailing, spa days, dinners, and more—our Palmetto Dunes vacation packages give the gift of quality time and we can’t think of a better way to say Happy Father’s Day than that. Enjoy time with the whole family while watching the sun go down with a sailing charter with Salt Marsh Sailing.

    Photo via Salt Marsh Sailing