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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Reader's Choice Award

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (Oct. 10, 2019) – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort recognized as the as the No. 3 “Best Resort in the South.”

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has catapulted nine spots and is now ranked as the No. 3 “Best Resort in the South” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers' Choice Awards.

The big move places Palmetto Dunes ahead of popular southern enclaves such as Montage Palmetto Bluff (No. 5), The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island (No. 6), Wild Dunes Resort (No. 10) and The Cloister (No. 19).

In 2018, Palmetto Dunes celebrated its 50th anniversary and was ranked No. 12 in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, S.C., along three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and an Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort boasts a trio of championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio, an award-winning Tennis and Pickleball Center, and countless other family friendly amenities.

“Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort believes in serving our guests to the highest standards and we are honored by this recognition from such an esteemed media outlet,” said Brad Marra, the resort’s Vice President of Resort Operations. “We are constantly adding and upgrading our amenities, including more than doubling our pickleball courts and the addition of a world-class fitness center. We always appreciate recognition such as Condé Nast Traveler, particularly in this case because it is the sophisticated travelers around the world who are rating the resorts.”

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

About Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveleris the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit

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