HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, named a Top 20 Best Resort in the South by Condé Nast Traveler this month, is open and both booking and hosting guests after Hurricane Matthew passed over in early October. While some resort operations are still undergoing clean-up, most functionality is already back to normal.
The team at Palmetto Dunes has been working hard to get the award-winning property up and running as soon as possible. Most of the damage is in the form of fallen trees and landscaping on the golf courses with very little impact on buildings or structures.
“While there is still some clearing and clean-up to be done, the storm is past, and in fact, we have seen some glorious warm and sunny days here on Hilton Head Island,” says Brad Marra, vice president of resort operations at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. “We want our guests to know Palmetto Dunes has weathered the storm and is ready to welcome our friends back to their home away from home. On the upside, it has produced some great shelling on our beautiful beaches!”
Here is a complete list of the status of various resort operations:
Homes & Villas rentals managed by Palmetto Dunes – Open to guests and accepting reservations.
Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center – Open for court times, lessons, clinics and tournaments.
Hilton Head Outfitters – Bike rentals open, annual Warehouse Sale moved to November 5 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Golf Courses – Due to damage from fallen trees, all three award-winning golf courses are scheduled for a late November or early December opening.
Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza – Reopens Monday, October 24 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.
The Dunes House Bar & Grill – Reopens Monday, October 24 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina – Restaurants that are open include Bucci’s Italian Cuisine, Mediterranean Harbour Bar & Grill, San Miguel’s, ELA’s Blu Water Grille and Bistro 17. Plus all shops are open, as well.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. Named to the top 25 World’s Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure in 2013, the resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island’s largest deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.