Hilton Head Insider
Nestled between Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah, GA, Daufuskie Island may be small (approximately 11 square miles) but it packs a large punch. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in personality. From tales of Indians to root doctors to snake wranglers, Daufuskie has a storied past that comes to life on Outside Hilton Head’s Daufuskie Island Artisans Excursion. With Licensed Master Captain Charlie Thorn, you’ll get a taste of the Island’s culture, past and present.
Looking to soak up the Lowcountry’s nature but don’t want to idle along with the only excitement coming when the first dolphin fin breaks the surface of the water? Then Harbour Town Adventures in conjunction with H2O Sports has the right formula for you - their Waverunner Safari. It’s an eco-tour on steroids.
Sure, who doesn’t envision themselves on vacation lounging on the beach sipping on a frosty, tropical Pina Colada? After a long day’s work sitting behind a desk hunched over my keyboard, that is one of the reoccurring daydreams I tend to have. But in reality, if you’re like me, sitting on the beach can get a little old after the first 2-3 hours. I wouldn’t say I typically show signs of ADD in my day-to-day life, but, on vacation, I (and many more like me) are looking for more than just the beachside Barcalounger.
There’s been some major revamping and refreshing going on in Hilton Head Island and recently I was invited to check out the truly vibrant transformation at the Sonesta Resort, specifically it’s dining. About $30 million has been invested in this property within the past couple of years and it shows. I am happy to report that this investment has resulted in this formerly well-worn (and well-loved!) property now shining like a new penny, resplendent in the perfectly modern lift that its oceanfront locale deserves.
When you hear the crackle of fireworks in the air on Tuesday nights, you know that summer has officially returned to Hilton Head Island. HarbourFest (June – August), and the fireworks that are synonymous with the festivities, is the official celebration of summertime in the Lowcountry. I remember attending HarbourFest fireworks displays as far back as I can remember as my family returned every summer.