Escape to Daufuskie Island

Take a trip to a place that can only be described as paradise beyond—Daufuskie Island. Without a bridge to the mainland, and only a few paved roads, Daufuskie Island is steeped in a simpler time. White sand beaches, ancient oaks, Spanish moss and historical landmarks all lend a rural, “back-in-time” feel, while an eclectic arts scene keeps the spirit of the island alive and thriving. Elegant homes nestle against white sand beaches, championship golf courses challenge the willing and life-long residents greet you with hospitality reserved for friends, not strangers. This fascinating combination of new and old, tradition and progress means Daufuskie is the perfect destination to step back in time, unplug from the everyday and reconnect with friends and family.

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History & Culture

Daufuskie Island has been inhabited for thousands of years and possesses a rich, interesting history and a culture that’s truly unique. In fact, artifacts found on Daufuskie suggest the area was inhabited 9,000 years ago! From those very early years in Daufuskie's history through to European settlements and the spirit and culture of the Gullah people, the story of this little island is a remarkable one. Discover Daufuskie Island’s historic sites during a walking tour, or simply stroll around the island’s rustic roads and immerse yourself in Lowcountry mystique.

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Dining on Daufuskie Island is a delight. Lowcountry chefs seek out the freshest local ingredients to create wholesome, innovative cuisine, which is served alongside stunning natural surroundings in restaurants across the Island. Join us for an unforgettable taste of Daufuskie Island. 

Art Galleries

The arts scene on Daufuskie Island is extraordinary, with a colorful mix of woodworking, basket weaving, pottery, and painting that reflect centuries of Island lifestyle and Gullah history. Explore Daufuskie Island’s art galleries and studios for an inspired getaway.

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Unwind & Unplug

Embark on a journey to a simpler time. Rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Daufuskie Island is an unforgettable place to explore during your Lowcountry vacation.
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