Palmetto Dunes Resort

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Home & Villa Rentals 

Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is one of the finest resort destinations in the world, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Surrounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers the ideal venue with an exceptional choice of properties for both residents and vacationers.

Palmetto Dunes Resort has been honored as one of the top resorts in the United States

Named to the top 25 World’s Best Family Getaways by Travel + Leisure in 2013,and #1 Beach Town in the US by Parents Magazine Palmetto Dunes 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. 

Ever since it was envisioned and created as an ecologically-friendly beach resort in South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes Resort has been winning accolades for the scope, beauty, luxury and quality of its properties, activities and amenities. 

Owned by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, Palmetto Dunes Resort is a favorite luxury resort for visitors to Hilton Head Island providing one of the most incredible oceanfront vacation experiences in the country.


• Golf:
Palmetto Dunes Resort has 3 world class golf courses attracting players of all skill levels. Each course has been rated four stars or higher by Fodor’s Golf Digest Places to Play.

In addition, Palmetto Dunes Resort Golf Academy provides a variety of programs throughout the year to help golfers improve their game and maximize their potential on the course.


• Tennis:


• Spa:
There are two spas on property at Palmetto Dunes Resort offering a variety of treatments designed to renew the body and calm the mind.

  • Ocean Tides Spa at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. For Spa Services & Appointments call 843-842-8000
  • Spa Soleil at Hilton Head Marriott Resort. For Spa Services & Appointments call 843- 686-8420


• Beaches:
Palmetto Dunes Resort’s wide 3-mile stretch of pristine Atlantic Ocean beachfront is ideal for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, boogie boarding, biking, strolling, collecting shells or just relaxing. Hilton Head Outfitters offers  beach chairs, loungers, umbrellas, coolers and boogie boards.


• Outdoor Adventures:
A one-of-a-kind 11-mile saltwater lagoon system winds throughout Palmetto Dunes Resort, presents countless opportunities for fishing, bird watching and enjoying the beauty of nature.  Its also provides a leisurely waterway for kayakers of all skill levels to explore. Hilton Head Outfitters offers kayak as well as bike rentals for guests to enjoy the more than 50 miles of paved bike paths, 5 miles within the resort. Hilton Head Outfitters delivers bikes for free for guests staying at the resort – or anywhere on the island – making bike rentals easy and convenient. One of the best ways to experience Hilton Head Island is by boat. At Palmetto Dunes’ Shelter Cove Harbour, visitors can enjoy dolphin-watching tours, nature cruises, fishing charters, crabbing expeditions and more.


• Children’s Activities:
Palmetto Dunes Resort is regarded as one of the most family friendly vacations offering wide range of activities for children, including biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. There are also instructional programs for golf, tennis, boating, sport crabbing, water skiing and surfing.


• Shopping and Dining:
Palmetto Dunes’ Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour features premium waterfront shopping and dining with everything from upscale clothing boutiques to fine art galleries. There are also elegant restaurants and casual pubs overlooking the marina and waterfront. Dining in Palmetto Dunes is also available at family-friendly Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza located at the Robert Trent Jones golf course clubhouse, the oceanfront Dunes House (open to resort guests), Alexander’s at Palmetto Dunes and at two luxury hotels. Additional shopping opportunities abound at the resort golf pro shops, the General Store, the Tennis Center and Hilton Head Outfitters.


• Entertainment:
Shelter Cove Harbour hosts HarbourFest, one of Hilton Head Island’s most popular entertainment events for the past 25 years, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. HarbourFest features fireworks on select Tuesday nights as well as street vendors, musicians, arts and crafts and more. Popular troubadour Shannon Tanner presents seasonal entertainment at Shelter Cove with his beanie hat and trademark blend of original music, popular ballads and kid favorites. Plus, many restaurants at Shelter Cove Harbour offer live music seven nights a week all summer long. HarbourFest is free and open to the public.


• Events and Catering:
Palmetto Dunes specializes in planning a wide variety of memorable events. The resort’s catering team provides a variety of menus for 2 to up to 200 guests including plated or buffet style options for corporate meetings, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, box lunches, awards dinners, parties, weddings, family events and more.


• Palmetto Dunes Buggy (Seasonal):
Palmetto Dunes features a free, on-demand transportation service for guests from March through October that provides easy access to the beach, golf courses, the tennis center, restaurants, Shelter Cove Harbour and more.


• Resort Accommodations:
For short-term and long-term accommodations, Palmetto Dunes proudly offers the island’s premier selection of vacation rental properties from oceanfront hotel rooms to spacious villas overlooking the harbour, lagoon, fairways or beach.

  • Rental villas or homes from one to nine bedrooms
  • Hilton Head Marriott Resort offers a full service hotel and
  • The Omni Oceanfront Resort offers a 324-room full service condo/hotel



*All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed & should be independently verified. Provided subject to error, changes & availability

Best Known For:
One of the Worlds Best Family Resorts
#1 Beach Town Location in the US
Beauty, Luxury & Quality of Life
Wide Range of World Class Amenities & Activities
One of Premier Golfing Destinations in the Southeast
#1 Tennis Resort in the Carolinas
Largest deepwater Marina on Hilton Head Island
One-of-a-kind 11-mile Saltwater Lagoon System
Palmetto Dunes Buggy Courtesy Transportation
Luxury Homes & Villas
One of the Best Property Management Programs
Greenwood Communities and Resorts Property
Vacation Experiences

See Palmetto Dunes Resort Awards & Honors

Multiple Clubhouses
3 Championship Golf Courses
23 Clay Courts & 2 Nova Pro-Bounce Courts
Variety of Restaurants & Dining Options
Catering & Event Facilities
3 Mile Pristine Beach
Dunes House Pavilion
Azure Blue Swimming Pools
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Boating, Fishing, Sailing
Biking & Hiking Trails
Hilton Head Outfitters, Stores & Shops
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Soleil
The Omni Oceanfront Resort & Ocean Tides Spa

Palmetto Dunes Resort
4 Queens Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Palmetto Dunes Resort +1 (866)380-1778
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Club Structure:
2000 Acre Oceanfront Resort
Monthly & Annual Memberships*
Variety of Packages & Rates*
Open to Guests & Non-Resort Guests*

Full Time “In House” Security

Resort Accommodations in Palmetto Dunes*:
Condo, Villa & Home Rentals from 1-9 Bedrooms
Hilton Head Marriott Resort offers a Full Service Hotel
The Omni Oceanfront Resort offers a 324-room Full Service Condo/Hotel

Home Ownership Facts*:
Condos, Villas, Single Family & Luxury Homes
Real Estate
from $200K to $5million+

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