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  • Posted on 1st Dec 2017, 10:56 am

    Holiday Happenings on Hilton Head Island

    Christmas is fast approaching, and what better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than enjoying the festivities that Hilton Head has to offer? From family fun to great food to holiday events, there’s something for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best events on Hilton Head Island we recommend checking out this holiday season.

    Holiday Lights at the Shelter Cove Harbour

    When: December 1 to 31, 6:00 pm onwards.
    Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

    This December, take a stroll through the Palmetto Dunes’ version of a winter wonderland, as Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina transforms into a colorful affair. Stroll the boardwalk, where the marina and boats will be decorated with holiday lights, and enjoy everything a Lowcountry "winter" has to offer.

    Alexander’s Holiday Luncheons

    When: Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 am–2:00 pm, during the month of December.
    Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Cost: 2-course meals for $22 per person, 3-course meals for $32 per person.

    Get festive this holiday season and enjoy some delicious Lowcountry cuisine without the hassle of cooking. Indulge in some delicious holiday-inspired meals created by the chefs at Alexander's Restaurant. They will be offering prix fixe meals, with crowd-pleasers on the menu including their Lowcountry crab bisque and braised beef short ribs.

    Sweetgrass Wreath Making Class

    When: December 2 to December 23
    Where: Coastal Discovery Museum
    Cost: $65 per person.

    Put your creativity to the test as a local Gullah basket maker teaches this traditional Lowcountry art style. You will then be given the opportunity to start a wreath of your own. Register by calling (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or online here.

    Tis the Season at Shelter Cove Town Centre

    When: November 30 to December 30
    Where: Shelter Cove

    Looking for something fun for the whole family to do? Shelter Cove offers a wide array of family activities, including a skating rink, horse and carriage rides, face painting, or meeting Jolly Ol' Saint Nick! Be sure to check out the calendar for rotating events happening all throughout the month of December.

    Christmas Movie Nights

    When: December 7, 14, and 21
    Where: The Shelter Cove Community Park

    Grab a blanket, some hot cocoa, and head to the park for free screenings of your family’s favorite holiday movie classics. Every Thursday leading up to Christmas, we’re celebrating the season family style, with a lineup of The Polar Express, Elf, and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

    A Gullah Soul Christmas

    When: December 8
    Where: Northridge Shopping Plaza
    Cost: $35 single, $65 per couple, $500 per table.

    Leave the kids at home and enjoy a night of dining, dancing, and experiencing the true essence of the Gullah culture. Tickets for this Hilton Head Island event include a buffet and live music performances.

    A Night In Bethlehem

    When: December 9, 3:00–6:00 pm
    Where: St. Luke’s Church.

    Take a stroll through the history of Bethlehem with your family as you explore the marketplace, pet live animals, and create some arts and crafts at the local shops.

    Holiday Hookup

    When: Sunday, December 10, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
    Where: Hilton Head Sonesta

    Check some items off of your holiday gift shopping list this year at the Holiday Hookup. This event features homemade gifts and treats created by local women in business. Not only will you be sure to find something for everyone on your list, there will also be a silent auction to benefit a local charity, Hopeful Horizons.

    Sounds of Christmas Concert

    When: December 15
    Where: First Presbyterian Church
    Cost: Between $15 and $40

    Celebrate the holiday season on Hilton Head Island by enjoying some live, festive music. The First Presbyterian Church will be putting on a show featuring carols galore, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Christmas movie soundtracks. It's fun for all ages, giving you the opportunity to sing along to some popular holiday tunes. Tickets are available here.

    Alexander’s Restaurant New Years Eve Dinner

    When: Sunday, December 31, 5:00–9:00 pm
    Where: Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Cost: $99 per person (includes a champagne toast, tax, and 18% gratuity.)

    Ring in 2018 with great food and company. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a four-course fixed meal complete with a bubbly New Year's toast. Be sure to put your reservations in now for a guaranteed enjoyable night.

  • Posted on 16th Nov 2017, 5:54 pm

    Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Lowcountry

    The weather is lovely, the people are friendly, the golf is glorious, and the food delicious! Fall is a wonderful time to be on Hilton Head Island, and Thanksgiving is no exception. If you’re planning on a Lowcountry Thanksgiving, you’re in luck! We’ve got plenty of specials, events, dining options, and more, so come celebrate Thanksgiving with us!

    THE FOOD

    What would Thanksgiving be without a beautiful meal? At Palmetto Dunes, we're cooking up some feasts, and we're looking forward to welcoming you to our table.

    Palmetto Dunes Club Thanksgiving Buffet: Just because you’ve got a fully appointed kitchen in your vacation rental doesn’t mean that you have to cook! Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Palmetto Dunes Club on Thursday, November 23 featuring all your turkey day favorites plus all the trimmings!

    Thursday, November 23, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Cost: $43.00 per person
    Child 12 & under: $23.00
    Under 5: FREE
    Price includes tax and 18% gratuity. Reservations required. Call 1-843-686-9143 by November 21 to make your reservation.

    Alexander’s Restaurant: This year, up the ante on your Thanksgiving meal with a decadent feast prepared by the chefs at Alexander’s. Their Thanksgiving menu includes Lowcountry lobster bisque, apple cider and sage-roasted turkey breast, blackened salmon, pumpkin cheesecake, and more.

    Thursday, November 23, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Cost: $55.00 per person
    Child’s Turkey Dinner: $25.00
    Price includes tax and 18% gratuity. Reservations recommended. Call 1-843-785-4999 or visit www.AlexandersRestaurant.com to make your reservation.

    Dunes House Oyster Roast: It’s oyster season in Lowcountry and the annual Dunes House Oyster Roast & Seafood Boil is the perfect way to celebrate. So take a break from turkey and head to The Dunes House on Saturday, November 25 to enjoy oysters by the bucket, live music, food and drink specials, and more!

    Saturday, November 25, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Live music from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Oysters are $20 per bucket.
    (Entertainment, hours and specials are subject to change and are weather permitting.)

    THE FUN

    Thanksgiving isn’t just about eating until you’re too full to move! At Palmetto Dunes, there are some fantastic events that will be fun for the whole family. (Not to mention that nothing burns off a turkey dinner like a round of golf!)

    Shop, Dine & Stroll at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina: Stroll right into the holiday spirit with this annual tradition at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. Take in the festive holiday lights on the boats in the marina, and even get a head start on your holiday shopping with specials at the stores in Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina happening throughout Thanksgiving weekend.

    Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 Store specials at Nash Gallery, Tradewinds, La Belle Image Fine Art, Christmas on the Harbour, Taffeta, Eliza Bleu Boutique, Ship’s Store

    Santa at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina: One of the highlights of Thanksgiving at Palmetto Dunes is when Santa Claus comes to town! Rumor has it he’ll be pulling into Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina at noon on November 24 to say hello, get some Christmas wishes from kids and kick off the holiday season. Come early to enjoy all of the family fun, including gingerbread decorating courtesy of Hilton Head Social Bakery (while supplies last), a bounce house, wax hands, train rides, and more!

    Friday, November 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Santa’s Arrival: 12 p.m.

    Live Music at The Dunes House: Celebrate Thanksgiving by the beach at The Dunes House! Weather permitting, everyone’s favorite beachside restaurant will be open with a limited menu and live music for your enjoyment on Thanksgiving Day. For the complete monthly schedule, click here.

    Friday, November 24 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, November 25 from 2 - 5 p.m.

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Palmetto Dunes! Don’t forget to share photos of your Thanksgiving celebrations with us! Use #PDThanksgiving on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Posted on 7th Aug 2017, 11:19 am

    Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants on Hilton Head Island

    Taking the kids with you on vacation to Palmetto Dunes Resort? Making dinner a family affair doesn’t have to limit you to fast-food standbys. Dine at these family-friendly and kid-approved Hilton Head Island restaurants, and the whole gang can enjoy the experience.

    10. A Lowcountry Backyard
    True to its name, this eatery has a big beautiful backyard filled with swings, plants, fire pits, and plenty of seating. Lowcountry Backyard serves up all your favorite southern classics, including their famous Shrimp & Grits, Lowcountry Pimento Cheese, and homemade Banana Puddin’.


    Photo Credit: @josh40000

    9. Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza
    Named after the founder of Palmetto Dunes, you’ll find this popular joint on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Just like the name says, this restaurant serves up hearty burgers, pizza, and BBQ. You can’t go wrong with any menu item that comes smothered in Jim’s barbecue sauce, and his Tennessee coleslaw is legendary. On the kid’s menu, besides the usual fries, you can switch up their sides to mac n’ cheese, apple slices, or corn on the cob.

    8. Carolina Crab Company
    Dine dockside with the family at Palmetto Bay’s Carolina Crab Company. Tell your kids to keep an eye out for dolphins in the water—they are known to swim by. There’s lot of choice on the kid’s menu and for the adults? Consider starting your meal with some spicy Fried Crab Bites, or chow down on some Carolina Crab Chowder. The Jack Pot is a popular Boil, filled with Maine lobster, crab legs, clams, shrimp, and oysters. A true feast for any seafood lover.


    Photo Credit: @carolinacrabco

    7. Fishcamp on Broad Creek
    On beautiful Broad Creek you’ll find the family-friendly Fishcamp restaurant. Grab a seat out on the pet-friendly patio if you can, where there are games and outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained. There’s often live music, too. On the menu, you’ll find lots of seafood, from a Shellfish Tower to Daufuskie Island Blue Crab Cakes. And for the kids? The menu’s got basics like Chicken Fingers and plain Kids Pasta for pickier palates, and Petite Filet Mignon and Snow Crab Legs for the more adventurous young adults.


    Photo Credit: @ashleyjeanreese

    6. Hilton Head Ice Cream
    When you and the family need to cool down, head to Hilton Head Ice Cream. At the Fountain Center you’ll find homemade ice cream in so many flavors, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The kids will especially love options like Cookie Monster and Superman, while grown-ups will want to dig into flavors like Kaluha Chip and Cayenne Chocolate.


    Photo Credit: @hiltonheadicecream

    5. Kenny B’s French Quarter Café
    Oh la la! Add a little French Cajun flair to your trip with a visit to Kenny B’s French Quarter Café. On the menu, you’ll find lots of Creole classics like Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and Muffulettas. Kids will get a kick out of their meals being served in dog bowls. The real draw here though, are the Beignets. These French-inspired donuts are made fresh, daily and are served to you piping hot out of the oil, with a liberal dusting of powdered sugar. Kids of all ages go crazy for ‘em.


    Photo Credit: @matthewpenning

    4. Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café
    Located near the Palmetto Bay Marina, this is a great spot to bring the kids for breakfast or lunch. The lunch menu includes lots of soup and sandwich options, but the all-day breakfast menu is where it’s at. You’ll find all of the classics like Eggs Benedict multiple ways, pancakes, and omelets. For the little ones, with little appetites, there’s an extensive side dish section, where kids can build their own breakfast.


    Photo Credit: @sabellekimi

    3. Palmetto Dunes General Store
    Going out to eat is great, but sometimes, even on vacation you just want a night in. Villas in Palmetto Dunes come with fully equipped kitchens, so if you feel like making your own meals, head on over to the Palmetto Dunes General Store. With their supplies, you can grab everything you need to make a meal at home. Kids love to help! Ask them for their input in-store, then have them get their hands dirty helping out. Don’t feel like going out, but also don’t feel like cooking? The General Store also offers take-out breakfast and lunch options, including their famous Fried Chicken.


    Photo Credit: @pdgeneralstore

    2. Salty Dog Café
    This perennial favorite can be found on the waterfront in Sea Pines. You can’t go wrong with their Salty Dog Po’Boy, and for those over 21, a frozen margarita. On the kid’s menu, you’ll find a wide selection of favorites, liked Fried Fish Nuggets, made from fresh fish. Kids who clean their plate earn a special sticker! It’s a popular spot, but if there’s a wait, you’ll get a buzzer, so you and the kids can keep busy with a stroll or a peruse through the gift shop.


    Photo Credit: @jant8812

    1. Skull Creek Boathouse Situated right on the waterfront, the comings and goings of the boats will keep your kiddos entertained through the meal, while you can indulge in a seafood feast. If it comes from the sea, chances are the Skull Creek Boathouse serves it, from classic Lowcountry Boils to Salt & Vinegar Crab Cakes, and even sushi. Does dining with the kids mean you’re eating early? Take advantage of their Sunset Supper specials, available daily from 4:00-5:30pm.


    Photo Credit: @skullcreekboathouse

    And, while dining with kids can be delightful, if you’re in the mood for an adults-only date night, order in pizza for the kids and a sitter, and enjoy the best places in Palmetto Dunes to grab a drink.

  • Posted on 4th Aug 2017, 11:08 am

    Witness the Great American Eclipse at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    On Monday, August 21st, a rare event that hasn’t happened in this country since 1979 will take place when the moon will entirely cover the sun in a total solar eclipse. Only a narrow swath of destinations across the United States will be in a position to view the full phenomenon.

    South Carolina will be the final state in the viewing path of the eclipse, which will cross Charleston starting at 2:40 p.m. Beat the sky-gazing crowds and head to Hilton Head Island which is just outside the complete viewing path. The moon will not entirely cover the sun from our vantage point but it will cover over 97% of it! View the video below to see exactly how much.

    The eclipse will peak at 2:46:32 pm EDT, when the moon obscures 97.8% of the sun.


    Join us at Palmetto Dunes Resort, where we’ll be celebrating the Great American Eclipse with a variety of activities and specials. Where better to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence than from the beach?

    Join us for the BEST seat in the house at The Dunes House, the perfect place to watch the 2017 eclipse. while enjoying live music and themed drink and lunch specials. We'll be serving Eclipse Cookies, our Dark & Sunny frozen cocktail & Southbound Brewing's Scattered Sun on draft. Unicorn Meat will be playing from 1 - 4 p.m. with a secret song during totality.

    Or, head to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina for another unobstructed view. We'll have a special Solar Eclipse Cruise aboard the Holiday from noon to 2 p.m. Call the marina at 843-842-7002 to learn more or book.

    To make sure you’re prepared for this incredible natural event, we’ve collected six facts about the 2017 solar eclipse:

    1. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s light for a period of time. A total solar eclipse hasn’t happened over the United States in close to 40 years, and won’t happen again until 2024.

    2. The totality, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible in parts of 14 states across the United States, including South Carolina where the totality will occur over Columbia from 2:41–2:44 p.m.

    3. When the eclipse passes over Charleston it’s estimated that it will be at a speed of 1,502 miles per hour.

    4. It is harmful to look directly at the sun. You will need special eclipse glasses, or a protective device such as a sun funnel or solar filter.

    5. NASA will be very busy on August 21st! A solar eclipse allows the space association to gather all sorts of data that they would not otherwise be able to, such as observations of the sun’s outermost atmosphere–the corona, and maps of the moon.

    6. During a solar eclipse, not only does the sky turn dark, but the temperature drops.

    Learn more about the Great American Eclipse from NASA with this NASA Eclipse Fact sheet.

    What are you waiting for? Book your Palmetto Dunes trip before it’s too late and get ready to gaze upon an awesome phenomenon from our beautiful shores.

  • Posted on 27th Jul 2017, 10:47 am

    How to stay fit on your vacation

    Sure, at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort we know that when you take a vacation, your main goal is to relax and have fun. We also know that relaxing and having fun does not necessarily translate into staying fit.

    However, when you are visiting Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, enjoying your vacation and staying fit do not have to be mutually exclusive. We offer plenty of ways you can relax, enjoy your vacation AND stay fit at the same time! Condé Nast Traveler named Palmetto Dunes one of the country’s top 50 mainland resorts, which is why vacationers never run out of things to do at this beautiful, 2,000-acre locale.

    From biking and fishing to surfing and paddleboarding, plus kayaking and canoeing the Palmetto Dunes lagoon, if you want to explore the island while engaging in some fun physical fitness, Hilton Head Outfitters is the place to go. They offer free delivery and pick-up for bikes rented for three days or more and they offer the largest bike fleet on the island. If you’re feeling particularly motivated, Hilton Head Outfitters can also teach you how to surf.

    Of course, Palmetto Dunes is probably best known for its world-class golf. A trio of outstanding courses to choose from designed by three legends of the game: Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy is a leader in providing quality golf lessons, instruction and support, offering nine distinct programs for golfers of all ages. Fifteen teaching pros, including some former PGA Tour professionals, provide hands-on instruction for all skill levels.

    Want to run around and swing the racket, instead? Well, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is also the ultimate tennis vacation destination for anyone who wants to improve his or her court skills. The resort has been ranked among “The 50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by Tennis Magazine, ranked No. 4 in the world for instruction and programming, ranked No. 3 in the world for overall children’s programs, ranked No. 2 in the world for best tennis pro shop and ranked in Top 25 in the world overall by Tennis Resorts Online. We also now offer Pickleball and POP Tennis, which are rapidly growing racket sports that can be enjoyed by all ages.

    So, when you visit Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, plan on relaxing and having fun… but don’t plan on getting soft while you’re here!

  • Posted on 17th Jul 2017, 10:05 am

    5 Tennis Tips from the Pros

    At Palmetto Dunes, we love tennis! With 26 incredible clay courts, top-notch instructors, daily round robins and clinics, and the largest tennis pro shop on Hilton Head Island, can you blame us? Our tennis pros can help you improve your game during your stay, and so can these tips from some of the tennis world’s most famous players.

    The key to mastering tennis fundamentals and swinging like the pros not only involves a lot of practice, it involves practice without a racket. Don’t believe us? Check out these tips from tennis’ most famous sisters:

    The key to a serve is your left hand.” – Serena Williams

    Work on your toss.” – Venus Williams

    Andre Agassi, who won eight Grand Slams put it bluntly: “If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.” (Luckily for you, our Tennis Center is open daily, and even has lights so you can play into the evening.)

    More than perhaps any other sport, tennis is as mental as it is physical, as any Grand Slam Champion will tell you.

    Emotional strength in the game of tennis is everything.” – Billie Jean King

    When asked what advice he’d give to players looking to improve their tennis game, Novac Djokovic said, "Passion, believing in yourself, in your abilities."

    You’ve just got to get over that mental hurdle and those battles in your own head during matches when things aren’t going so well.” – Samantha Stosur

    When it comes down to it, it’s just you, your opponent, and the tennis court. Professional tennis players know that focus and attention are essential to coming out with a win.

    The next point? That’s all you must think about.” – Rod Laver

    Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical—I try to push myself to move well. I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years. Under pressure I can see things very clear.” – Roger Federer

    Do these professional tennis tips have you feeling inspired to hit the courts? Let us help you plan the perfect tennis trip!

  • Posted on 9th Jun 2017, 12:28 pm

    Palmetto Dunes’ 2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide

    June is here and that means that Father’s Day 2017 is just around the corner. Whether your father is a golf addict, a lover of all things laid-back, or a music buff, we’ve rounded up our list of the best gifts to say, “Thanks, Dad!”

    Give dad the gift of great tunes with a portable speaker. You can even find waterproof speakers—perfect for listening by the pool at your vacation rental or at a family beach day on Palmetto Dunes Beach. Is his music not quite your taste? He can keep it to himself with a pair of Bluetooth earbuds.

    Help dad reminisce about the coffee at Hilton Head Social Bakery, or on the patio of his oceanfront vacation rental with a coffee maker! For the guy on the go, a thermal travel mug is just the thing!

    The Pro Shops at Palmetto Dunes have an excellent selection of men’s shirts perfect for a Father’s Day gift! Or, order from our online shop and have it personalized.

    Dad will love a Mission Belt, a popular accessory for years since making an appearance on the TV show “Shark Tank.” These belts are built to be adjustable with a leather strap that clicks into the buckle for a perfect fit. Plus, the company donates money for each belt sold to fight poverty and global hunger.

    What would a summer vacation be without a good beach read? Treat dad to a best seller, or the inspiration for one of the summer’s big blockbusters.

    We think that men deserve to be pampered, too! Our spas offer several services Dad will love. Or, bring the spa home to him with a soothing beard treatment or facial cream.

    Vinyl is back! Get Pop some pop hits from back in the day on vinyl, and get your siblings to chip in for a record player.

    Golf headcovers are a booming business. With the right design and brand, limited edition covers can retail for hundreds of dollars per item. PRG offer a wide range of covers; all sizes from rescue club to putter and everything in between.

    From grabbing groceries to walking the dog, to biking your way through your next golf game, every bit of exercise counts! Help Dad prove it with a fitness tracker. Some are even waterproof, and track heart rate as well.

    Whether you’re about to hit ‘send’ on an important email, or want to take one more photo of a beautiful Hilton Head sunset, nothing is worse than running low on batteries! A portable cellphone charger, or a backup battery cellphone case, is a great gift for dads on the go.

    Miguel’s Margarita? Scott’s Fish Market martini? A frozen Tiger Paw from The Dunes House? What’s dad’s favorite cocktail when vacationing on Hilton Head Island? Help him recreate it with ingredients and bar accessories. Is a cold beer more your dad’s thing? He can make his very own brew using a beer starter kit.

    The Callaway Chrome Soft X Truvis Golf Balls are best known for the soccer-ball look of the design that will maximize dad’s ability to see (and find) his ball. They have also completely redefined golf ball performance by elevating speed and feel for an unbeatable combination of distance, soft feel and control, along with a piercing and workable ball flight, and an advanced mantle to regulate spin.

    Of, course, the very best Father’s Day gift is quality time together at Palmetto Dunes. Browse our vacation packages to start planning your getaway.

  • Posted on 15th May 2017, 10:08 pm

    Your Guide to HarbourFest 2017

    Summer on Hilton Head Island means one thing: HarbourFest! This weekly celebration at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a longstanding Lowcountry tradition, and one that Palmetto Dunes guests eagerly await each year.

    This signature summer event begins in mid-June and lasts through to mid-August. The fun, family-friendly event delights kids and adults alike. If you’re planning to visit Hilton Head Island this summer, don’t miss it! Here’s a quick guide to HarbourFest’s weekly events.

    Fireworks

    The flagship HarbourFest event is the weekly fireworks display! In 2017, fireworks will be held (weather permitting) on Tuesday evenings on the following dates:

    June 13th, 20th, 27th July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th

    Fireworks displays begin at dusk, but most families arrive at Shelter Cove Harbour early to enjoy live music or grab a bite to eat.

    In the event that Tuesday fireworks are cancelled due to rain, they’ll be rescheduled for Wednesday (weather permitting, of course).

    Live Music & Entertainment

    Live music is another great reason to check out HarbourFest! Shannon Tanner has been entertaining families at HarbourFest for 29 seasons – kids just love him! Catch him starting Memorial Day, when he plays shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Beginning Thursday, June 15, Shannon Tanner will be joined by the Oyster Reefers for a weekly island-inspired “Parrot Palooza” concert series. The shows happen every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!

    Little ones love meeting Cappy the Clown, who performs at HarbourFest Monday through Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Get a feel for the HarbourFest experience by checking out this brand new video!

    Shopping, Dining, Cruising, and More

    Beyond HarbourFest, there’s so much to do at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina! Take the family on a dolphin cruise, indulge in a little retail therapy, or dine out at one of Shelter Cove Harbour’s beloved restaurants.

    Whatever you do, don’t forget to snap a photo and share it with us on social media! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more #HarbourFest2017 and #PalmettoDunes updates. See y’all at Shelter Cove Harbour soon!

  • Posted on 10th May 2017, 12:00 pm

    Top Spa Treatments at Palmetto Dunes

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to say, “Thank you, Mom” than with a Palmetto Dunes vacation – spa trip included! Whether you’re looking to pamper mom, get the perfect wedding hairstyle for your big day, paint your nails so they’re ready for the beach, or simply inject some “ahhh” into your Hilton Head vacation, the spa options at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offer something for everyone.

    At Palmetto Dunes, we offer not one but two premiere full-service spas for your relaxation and enjoyment! To help you choose the best spa experience, we’ve talked with the experts at the Ocean Tides Spa at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and Spa Soleil at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa and discovered the most popular spa treatments at our Hilton Head Island spas.

    Ocean Tides Spa, within the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, is a calming oasis just steps away from the beautiful coastline of Hilton Head Island. This spa is open daily and features Pure Fiji products that imbue your treatments with the scents of the South Pacific and the benefits of its natural ingredients.

    The expert treatment specialists at Ocean Tides provide a range of spa services including facials, massage and body treatments, hair and salon services, and more. Here are some of the most popular treatments at Ocean Tides Spa.

    Bamboo Massage: Warm bamboo rods are used to achieve a deep tissue massage with even pressure and supreme relaxation.

    Himalayan Sea Salt Massage: A hot stone massage unlike any other. This treatment uses massage stones hand-carved from Himalayan sea salt to draw out tensions and impurities.

    Paradise Glow Wrap: Enjoy the scents of a tropical paradise and the benefits of our natural products with this exfoliating and nourishing full-body treatment.

    Facial Treatments: The signature facials at Ocean Tides spa have one thing in common: they’ll refresh and re-balance your skin, and leave you fresh-faced and perfectly relaxed.

    Hilton Head Marriott Resort’s signature Spa, Spa Soleil, is a soothing sanctuary to sit back and relax. Sip on fruit-infused water in the relaxation room or stop by the boutique to take some spa ambiance with you when you go. Open seven days a week, Spa Soleil offers a variety of spa experiences within its soothing environment, and the perfect blend of European spa expertise and Southern hospitality.

    Treatments at this Hilton Head spa include massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and luxurious full-body wraps. There’s even a Teen Spa with special services just for younger visitors. Here are some of the top treatments at Spa Soleil.

    Pure Body Scrub: A personalized full-body exfoliating scrub, hydrotherapy session, and moisturizing treatment.

    Soleil Signature Massage: A unique blend of aromatherapy, heat therapy and massage techniques that will relieve all your tension.

    Sea of Life Facial: The healing powers of the sea are used to create an invigorating facial that revitalizes your skin.

    Shining Sun Pedicure: Treat your feet with this pedicure that includes a citrus foot soak, massage, and ginger scrub.

    Which spa treatment do you think you’d like to try? A trip to the spa is an ideal way to spend a rainy day at Palmetto Dunes, and the perfect addition to a romantic couples getaway on Hilton Head Island. No matter what the reason (and when you’re on vacation you don’t even need one!) you’ll be sure to leave feeling—and looking—your best.

  • Posted on 24th Apr 2017, 3:03 pm

    Join the Pickleball Revolution

    It happens every day… kids and grandparents pass by the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and shout with glee, “They got Pickleball!” while their parents, avid tennis players exclaim, “What is Pickleball!?”

    So, what is Pickleball?

    Some people think that it is game for “old people,” or for people “that can’t play tennis anymore.” And some avid tennis players feigningly describe it as “not a real sport!” Those that venture out to our pickleball courts to give the game a try, quickly discern that pickleball is easy-to-learn, very social, much more aerobic than they thought, and FUN, FUN, FUN. Pickleball is not a replacement for tennis, nor is it even tennis-like. It is more akin to playing ping-pong standing on the table than anything, and who in their right mind could imagine that such a game could be anything but FUN.

    Why has pickleball become so popular?

    The answer is simple: it is easy to learn and fun to play. This is a magical combination. Most of the people who venture onto our courts at Palmetto Dunes to take one of our beginner clinics, have only recently learned of the sport. Most have walked by our courts, seen people playing, and quickly decide they have the physical prowess and the raw skill to try the game. Our clinics last an hour and within that time most people conclude that not only can they play the sport but it is a fun, affordable, social activity, where people laugh and have a good time. Most people stay for the hour and a half round robin that follows, and by the time they finish they are well prepared to begin playing in their local community and want to learn more about how to find places to play.

    Today, pickleball is being played in 5,000+ locations nationwide, up from on 750 in 2010, with most of these locations only offering pickleball indoors on a drop-in basis.

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has started the island’s first dedicated Pickleball Center on eight outdoor courts. The Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center has instructional pickleball programs for both the beginner and intermediate player and offers daily opportunities for players to play in round robins or drop-in’s.

    Come see us and join the revolution!