Palmetto Dunes Resort Area



  • 3 Miles of immaculate Beachfront
  • Three Championship Golf Courses
  • Seasonal Palmetto Dunes Buggy
  • Quick Access to Shelter Cove Marina
  • World-Renowned Tennis Center
  • Miles of bike trails 

The award-winning Palmetto Dunes Plantation resort area is consistently ranked the “#1 Family Resort in the USA and Canada” and is one of the most well-known and well-loved Hilton Head resort plantations for an all-round island experience for family vacations, friends reunions and active golf-getaways to Hilton Head.

The Palmetto Dunes plantation is located in the heart of Hilton Head Island and boasts 2,000 acres of beautifully maintained, lush landscapes, three miles of wide, uncrowded Atlantic ocean beaches and endless outdoor activities and attractions for each and every visitor. The perfect balance between a tranquil island experience and epic Hilton Head outdoor adventures.

Immaculate Atlantic Ocean Beaches

 The Palmetto Dunes resort area of Hilton Head island is stretched along 3-miles of immaculate Atlantic Ocean beaches all within easy reach of your Palmetto Dunes vacation home. There is public access at the oceanfront Dunes House or from private boardwalks along the beach if you’re staying oceanfront in Palmetto Dunes. Wherever you stay in Palmetto Dunes resort, you’re never too far to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean, collect seashells and enjoy a family-friendly beach vacation on Hilton Head Island.  

Oceanfront Golf on Hilton Head Island

 If you’re looking for the top holes in Hilton Head, you’ll find three highly-rated, yet unique championship golf courses in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The George Fazio Course is rated one of America’s best and one of Hilton Head’s most challenging golf courses, the Arthur Hills Course is built on the rolling dunes with water features for fun play and the Robert Trent Jones Course boasts one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island. Stay steps from the fairways in our Palmetto Dunes golf villas for the ultimate Hilton Head golf getaway. 

The Palmetto Dunes Plantation is also home to the world-renowned Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center with 25 courts, ranked #5 in the "World's Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps" by Tennis Resorts Online. 

Fun Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities

The adventure never ends in the Palmetto Dunes resort area. The plantation boasts 25-miles of paved biking trails, miles of nature trails with birdlife and wildlife, the 11-mile Palmetto Dunes lagoon system for kayaking, canoeing and fishing and Hilton Head Outfitters (located on the lagoon across from the General Store) for all your outdoor adventures. A short bike ride under Highway 278 (or hop on the seasonal Palmetto Dunes Buggy) and you’re at the Shelter Cove Marina with some of the best activities on Hilton Head Island.

Palmetto Dunes Resort Dining

The Palmetto Dunes resort hotels, golf course clubhouses and shopping areas offer plenty of on-site dining options for guests staying within the plantation. For casual oceanfront dining, the Dunes House in Palmetto Dunes Resort is open only to Palmetto Dunes guests and is the place to be! Take a break from the beach for fresh fish tacos, sip on frozen cocktails at sunset and savor your vacation hours in a scenic, oceanfront setting.

Shelter Cove

Across the William Hilton Pkwy is Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island’s premier waterside destination. Aside from Hilton Head’s top outdoor activities, you’re treated to all the dining, shopping and entertainment your heart desires at Shelter Cove Towne Center and the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The weekly Shelter Cove Harbourfest is a family favorite during the summer months with fireworks, live entertainment and fun activities for all ages. 

Where to Stay in Hilton Head’s  Palmetto Dunes Plantation 

Sunset Rentals on Hilton Head Island represent some of the best island rentals in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, all a short walk or scenic bike ride to the beach. Whether you choose to stay oceanfront or on the rolling fairways of an award-winning Hilton Head golf course, we’ve got you covered. Our Palmetto Dunes vacation homes offer all the comforts of home, resort-style amenities and easy access to the top activities and attractions that make Hilton Head the perfect vacation destination. Our Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort map is a great place to start selecting your ideal Hilton Head vacation home. 

Across from Palmetto Dunes Beach

The Abbington Villas are located directly across the street from the beach and overlook the Palmetto Dunes 11-mile lagoon system. These Hilton Head vacation villas share the communal amenities of the oceanfront Hampton Place complex with a seasonal heated pool.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront
Barrington Court is a 5-story oceanfront complex set in pristine gardens along the Atlantic shoreline. The complex features a year-round oceanfront pool and spa, community BBQ grills, spectacular ocean views and boardwalks to the beach from the pool pavilion. There is an elevator, garage parking and easy access to the Palmetto Dunes Buggy for your convenience. 

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront

You don’t get more oceanfront than Beach Villas, the closest Palmetto Dunes complex to the beach! Your Hilton Head villa is steps away from a seasonal pool and the Atlantic shoreline and only minutes to the Dunes House oceanfront bar and restaurant. You’ll want to stay a while at Beach Villas in Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head!

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront
The Captains Walk Hilton Head is a multi-story oceanfront complex set in tropical landscaped gardens with scenic views. Your stay includes access to a beautiful seasonally heated on-site pool, separate kiddie pool, cabana, sun deck, BBQ areas and multiple boardwalks to the beaches of Palmetto Dunes Plantation..

On the George Fazio Golf Course

Fazio Villas offer the ultimate Hilton Head golf getaway on the fairways of the George Fazio Golf Course and the Palmetto Dunes Lagoon system, and only a short walk to the beach. The complex has a communal pool with tennis courts across the street and a golf course in your backyard.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront
Hampton Place is the Dune's newest oceanfront resort complex with some of the best amenities in the Palmetto Dunes Plantation including two large pools with sundecks, a child's pool, hot tub and private gym. Private walkways through the beautifully landscaped grounds lead to the oceanfront picnic tables and gazebos, and the Atlantic ocean.


On the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
The Hickory Cove Villas are situated on the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Course only half a mile from the beach. These spacious villas boast large decks, golf course views and access to a communal seasonal pool in a prime Palmetto Dunes location.


Across from Palmetto Dunes Beach
If you’re looking for comfort, convenience and southern charm, consider Huntington villas for your next Hilton Head Island vacation. Located across from the beach on the Palmetto Dunes lagoon system, the complex features a seasonally heated pool, children’s pool, year-round spa and beautiful views of the lagoon.


Next to the George Fazio Golf Course
The Inverness Village area is located in beautifully landscaped grounds on the Palmetto Dunes lagoon system and next to the George Fazio golf course. You’re only a short bike ride or walk along the scenic pathways to the beach with a pool cabana, seasonal saltwater pool, world-class golf and on-site tennis to relax and unwind close to home.

Near the Beach

The Moorings complex is on the lagoon system just inside the north gate of Palmetto Dunes. These spacious Palmetto Dunes villa rentals have access to a seasonal on-site pool and are less than a 2-minute walk to the white sands, Atlantic Ocean and the Dunes House bar and restaurant for oceanfront dining. 

Near the beach

Ocean Cove Villas are located directly on the 11-mile Palmetto Dune lagoon system with private docks to fish or canoe and bike trails to explore the plantation. The complex features a community pool and is across the street from beach access to three miles of Atlantic shoreline.  

On the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

Queens Grant is a large villa complex set on the scenic oceanfront Robert Trent Jones golf course near the entrance of Palmetto Dunes resort area. The complex features beautifully landscaped gardens with multiple community pools and is only a 10-minute walk to the beaches of Palmetto Dunes.


On the George Fazio Golf Course
The villas at St. Andrews Commons overlook the award-winning fairways of the George Fazio Golf Course and are only minutes from the beach and Palmetto Dunes general store. The complex features a seasonal on-site pool, a large pavilion area to gather and a sun deck overlooking the lagoon.

On the George Fazio Golf Course
Step out your front door onto the George Fazio fairway when you stay at our spacious Turnberry Village golf villas. These family-friendly Palmetto Dunes villas are only a short walk or bike ride to the beach and have access to a saltwater pool, community picnic area and sandy playground for the kids.


Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront
Villamare is the most popular Palmetto Dunes oceanfront complex only steps to the beach and Dunes House beachfront bar and restaurant. The resort-style amenities include a year-round oceanfront pool, kiddie pool and hot tub, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, sauna and oceanfront sundeck, community BBQ grills and private boardwalk access to the beach.

Across from Palmetto Dunes Beach

Stay across from the beach at one of the newest complexes in Palmetto Dunes Plantation, Wendover Dunes. This quiet oceanside complex features a private pool area with jacuzzi, a kiddie pool, BBQ grill area and convenient private parking only a 3-minute walk to the beaches of Palmetto Dunes.


Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront
Windsor Court condominium complex offers a private oceanfront pool and kiddie pool, hot tub, poolside showers, large sundeck, BBQ grills and kiddie play area all set in beautifully landscaped gardens with a private boardwalk to the beach. These luxury oceanfront Hilton Head villas offer covered parking and elevators. 

Start and finish each day in style when you stay in Hilton Head’s Palmetto Dunes Plantation Resort Area with Sunset Rentals.
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