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Hilton Head Island Accommodations Offer Visitors the Unspoiled Feel of Paradise

Marie McAden Marie McAden

Dreaming of a relaxing getaway at a luxury seaside spa? Maybe you're planning a family reunion at the beach? Or are you looking for a place to take the kids on an affordable vacation?

Whatever your travel plans, you'll find just what you need on Hilton Head Island. Choose from two dozen hotels and inns - among them five AAA Four Diamond Award winners and one earning the elite Five Diamond rating - or more than 6,000 private residences with everything from one-bedroom golf course condos to eight-bedroom oceanfront homes. Some vacation rentals even welcome the family pet.

With such an extensive selection of lodging, you're sure to find your perfect slice of paradise at just the right price point. No matter where you choose to stay, you'll enjoy a casually elegant lifestyle in a breathtaking Lowcountry setting.

Designed in harmony with nature, Hilton Head Island was developed to carefully preserve the coastal environment with its pristine tidal creeks, expansive stretches of marshlands and centuries-old oaks. Hotels, homes and condos are inconspicuously tucked among the lush landscape, preserving the unspoiled feel of a maritime forest.

Pamper yourself at one of the island's oceanfront resorts, each with its own sumptuous spa, expansive pool, luxurious guest rooms and exclusive recreational amenities. The award-winning hotels include: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa and Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.

For travelers preferring a more intimate setting, there's the Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a European-style boutique hotel renowned for its first-class butler service and attention to detail, and the five-star Montage Palmetto Bluff, featuring a selection of romantic accommodations nestled along the banks of the May River in Bluffton.

If slipping into flips flops is your idea of dressing up, try the Beach House Hilton Head Island on Coligny Beach. It has a kick-back ambiance with some cool amenities, including The Porch, offering indoor and outdoor dining, a beachside pool, volleyball courts and the famed Tiki Hut bar.

Several of the island's resort communities offer even more options with vacation rentals on the beach, at marina villages or overlooking fairways. When you stay in a private home, villa or condo in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shipyard or Sea Pines Resort, you'll have access to championship golf courses, biking trails, pools, playgrounds and tennis centers reserved for residents and resort guests.

Many of the accommodations offer tempting packages with a wide range of extras like free bike and kayak rentals, preferred rates at area golf courses, and spas and discounts at shops and restaurants. Plan your vacation during the December-through-February off-season, and you'll enjoy all the island has to offer at an unbeatable value.

Marie McAden
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