Lowcountry vacations hit differently, especially in Hilton Head Island. Across the state line from Savannah, Georgia, this South Carolina island is a haven for those who can’t get enough of the golf courses and beaches dotting the Atlantic shoreline. It’s a beautiful balance of natural splendor and ritzy relaxation; visits to the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and drinks at the Harbour Town Yacht Club will get you up close and personal with all of the island inhabitants. Discover it all from these beach hotels in Hilton Head Island – bookable on Culture Trip.
As if Hilton Head Island wasn’t serene enough, the Westin ramps up the pampering with the on-site Heavenly Spa that lives up to its name. Facials, body wraps and therapy baths, combined with massages, will leave you floating in a sea of tranquility. This beach hotel in Hilton Head Island doesn’t want you to lift a finger unless absolutely necessary, so feel free to book an in-room massage to ensure that the only footsteps you take from the bed are straight to the sand.
A Starbucks drink in hand, your feet in the sand and an unplanned afternoon nap – this is the norm during your stay at the Ocean Oak Resort. Share this relaxing vacation with a friend when you book a two-bedroom oceanview suite. With an oceanfront pool and bar at your disposal, you won’t need to leave. Should you want to stretch those sandy, tanned legs, though, Coligny Beach Park is only a 10-minute walk away.
You can do it all at this beach hotel in Hilton Head Island. Pools for kids, adults and families alike guarantee that not a single bathing suit will be left dry. Access to golf courses designed by Fazio, Jones and Hills will keep you close to the pin at all times. Tennis, pickleball, bike rentals, lawn games and activities for children are all on the schedule. When you add in the eight hours of shut-eye that you’ll get in your guest room, you’ll hardly have time to lounge around on the beach out front.
Don’t forget to pack your boat when you holiday at Marriott’s Heritage Club. These condo-style villas are footsteps from the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. You’ll spend your evenings there and your mornings at Harbour Town Golf Links, also close by. In the afternoons, you can soak up the rays by the outdoor pool or pedal around the island on a rental bicycle; Coligny Beach Park and South Beach are both a leisurely bike ride away.
There’s no better place to stay than right beside Coligny Beach Park. Holiday Inn Resort Beach House has this seaside spot as its neighbor and gives you instant access to the best of Hilton Head Island. Have some laid-back fun during the day by digging your toes in the sand, and when evening falls, kick back at the Tiki Hut with a cocktail in hand or sit around the firepit and watch the twilight descend on Coligny Beach.
It’s game on when you get to Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort. All ages and abilities can get into the competitive spirit with tennis, pickleball, bike rentals and a playground. When you’re not battling it out on the court or the sand, call a truce and get your drink on at CocoNutz Sportz Bar. It doesn’t matter what the final score was; as long as you stay in an oceanfront condo, you’re always a winner in Hilton Head Island.
Right across the street from the ocean, this Holiday Inn Express really takes the express part seriously when it comes to getting you to the beach. You can grab a bike rental from the front lawn and hit the sand at Coligny Beach Park within seconds. Few things will detain you on your way to the beach, besides the complimentary breakfast and outdoor pool deck. However, playing a game of cornhole with a fruity drink in hand is a worthy reason to be late to the sun lounger.
For more plush places to stay, check out our guide to the best vacation rentals in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, bookable on Culture Trip.
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