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7 Family-Friendly Resorts to Stay with on Hilton Head Island

When you’re looking for a fantastic family getaway, look no further than Hilton Head Island. Between our pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, rich history & culture, and delectable Lowcountry cuisine, and so much more, we have something for every member of your family to enjoy. Now all you need is a place to rest your head and experience relaxation that only a vacation can provide. We’ve rounded up 5 family-friendly resorts that will make your next visit to Hilton Head Island extra special.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

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Make a splash with your family in the pool at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island!

As a destination that describes themselves as a resort that’s just as much for kids as it is for adults, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is an obvious choice to include in this round-up! This AAA approved, Four Diamond family-friendly hotel offers the unique Just Us Kids Club. This supervised daily club runs all summer long and is designed to be fun, entertaining, and educational. Activities are different every day, but families can be comfortable knowing that their kiddos are enjoying the beach, game time, arts & crafts, and so much more in a fun & friendly environment, while giving parents an opportunity to unwind and relax. Plus, the Resort is pet friendly, so you can even bring Fido along on your vacation.

Bonus: the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island also offers ‘Dive-In’ movies on Saturday nights where families can enjoy a family-friendly feature poolside under the stars.

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Bird's eye view of the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Vacation dreams become a reality at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa!

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has it all. This upscale, four diamond resort offers three swimming pools, beach access, golf & tennis, and four on-site restaurants. Children will love spending time at the Westin Family Kids Club while parents spend time relaxing and reconnecting during an escape to the Heavenly Spa by Westin™. The club offers many stimulating and unique activities, including birdhouse-making projects, beach Olympics, five senses scouting, and relaxing yoga.

Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island

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Cozy up at the famous Tiki Hut at Beach House Hilton Head Island!

Music-loving families will be in their element at Beach House Hilton Head Island! Home to the iconic Tiki Hut, families can enjoy the only toes in the sand, drinks in hand experience on Hilton Head Island while listening to live music daily. Guest will also love on-site restaurant and venue, The Porch Southern Kitchen & Bar. Nosh on Lowcountry cuisine around oversized fire pits and listen to more late-night live music or watch a dive-in movie. If your family is looking for a quintessential (and musical!) beachfront getaway, this is the place for you!

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Nighttime image of outdoor firepit at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
Make special family memories around the fire pits at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort!

The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is known for its casual elegance and award-winning service. Families will love the many upgrades and renovations that have been made over the years with them in mind, including two family pools, a splash zone, and a playground. The resort also offers the Omni Kid’s Crew program, guaranteed to get children excited for their stay–beginning at check-in–when they receive a special backpack full of goodies and a delivery of milk & cookies on their first night.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

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Families who love golf and the great outdoors will have so much fun at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort!

This lush, expansive resort offers accommodations comprised solely of vacation home rentals of all kinds. Spanning many acres, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is home to award-winning golf courses, many tennis & pickleball courts, miles of pristine beach, and so much more. Families big and small can rent a home for short or long-term stays, ensuring that they have the perfect home base during for their Hilton Head Island vacation. Guests of all ages will enjoy recreation clinics in pickleball, tennis, and golf, and outdoor enthusiasts have ample opportunities to explore the diverse nature and wildlife that surrounds the resort. If parents want to enjoy a beautiful date night out, they’ll love the fine dining offered at Alexander’s Restaurant. Families seeking a more casual meal will find no shortage of options at Big Jim’s BBQ and the guests-only beachfront restaurant, The Dunes House.

The Sea Pines Resort

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A luxurious stay awaits at the iconic Sea Pines Resort!

Noted as one of Hilton Head Island’s premier destinations, The Sea Pines Resort provides a stay like no other! Indulge in luxury amenities, gourmet restaurants, and breathtaking views. Take delight in one of their many activities or tours, including horseback riding, wilderness excursions, and world-class tennis and golf facilities. This 5,000-acre oceanfront retreat is also home to some of the world’s top golfing competitions, including the PGA TOUR Golf Tournament The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. The Sea Pines Resort is also the prime home base for exploring Harbour Town, where you can treat yourself to a seaside shopping spree. With over twenty boutiques, galleries, and gift shops, Harbour Town’s selection is unbeatable.


Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

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Find beachfront paradise at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa!

Escape from reality with a memorable family stay at one of Hilton Head Island’s crown jewels—Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. The hotel’s location is in close proximity to the beach, shopping, and popular tourist attractions making it a desirable destination. Experience award-winning dining, championship golf courses, and five-star facilities when you book your stay here. If you’re seeking fun for the entire family, make sure to take advantage of one of their many activities like parasailing or horseback-riding. For parents looking to partake in a romantic evening, head over to Blue, the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, and treat yourselves to a delicious gourmet meal.


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