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7 Reasons Why Hilton Head Island Should Be on Your Bucket List

From our stunning natural beauty, green culture, and wildlife protection initiatives to our Lowcountry lifestyle and warm Southern hospitality: There are countless reasons why Hilton Head Island is consistently renowned as America’s Favorite Island®. But we’ve narrowed it down to our top seven reasons why we love it here so much — and why it should be on your bucket list for the ultimate unforgettable getaway!

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Discover These Hidden Gems Around Hilton Head, America’s Golf Island

The names of several courses on and around Hilton Head, America’s Golf Island roll off the tongues of diehard golfers everywhere. Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort and the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes are perfect examples. They’re globally known, nationally ranked tracks that are on many golfers’ bucket lists. But home to 25 courses, Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties – a.k.a. South Carolina’s stunning Lowcountry region – feature plenty of hidden gems that players of all levels will appreciate. Here are five venues to check out as you’re planning your next Golf Island getaway.


What to Pack on Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

You did it! You planned your vacation to America’s Favorite Island®. You’ve picked your resort, researched the best restaurants, and booked your excursions and rest days; all that is left to do is pull out your suitcase and pack. While a joy for some people, others would love a little help packing their bags. Luckily, we are here to assist in making your vacation as seamless and relaxing as possible by reminding you what to pack. Regardless of your purpose for visiting Hilton Head Island, we’ll make packing a breeze!

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5 Fascinating Facts About Sea Turtles on Hilton Head Island

With its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant coastal landscapes, and a commitment to conservation, Hilton Head Island is a paradise teeming with extraordinary wildlife. Every year, locals and visitors have the incredible opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring sight of sea turtles returning to our shores to nest, as well as the heartwarming adventure of their hatchlings making their way to the water for the first time. If you’re interested in learning more about these fascinating creatures, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re sharing five exciting sea turtle facts with you. Get ready to be swept away by their ancient rituals, mesmerizing nests, and epic ocean adventures. Let’s jump in and discover the secrets of these beachside celebrities on America’s Favorite Island®!

Small baby turtles on a beach.

The Cottage – Café, Bakery & Tea Room‘s Chocolate Lavender Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of The Cottage


Our Wide Open Space: Hilton Head Island’s Beach Is Vast, Hard-Packed, and Lively

Bring flip flops when you go to the beach on Hilton Head Island. The shores are sugar sand firm. Your bare feet may soon grumble, for this seashore is about as solid as pavement. There is good evidence for this—millennia of geologic activity and ocean waves have molded our solid strand. It is wide and level and unlike most other shores in America. Let’s find out why.

Aerial Beach Shot