Secluded Beachfront Resort Near Championship Golf Courses
Life moves at a slower pace on Hilton Head Island, where you’ll find hilly dunes, oaks draped in spanish moss, and white-sand beaches that both Travel + Leisure and Frommer’s have hailed as some of the most beautiful in the world. Given its topographical layout and laid-back atmosphere, it’s no wonder that the island has attracted a large golfing community. There are more than 20 courses here, many of which were designed by legendary players such as Jack Nicklaus. Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort grants guests access to 3 of these championship courses. The resort's position between the beach and an 11-mile lagoon system also puts visitors within easy reach of the island’s natural treasures.
Its secluded location at the end of a road cutting through Palmetto Dunes is one of the resort's main draws. The beach, studded with umbrellas and private cabanas, is closed to the public so that guests can enjoy the sand and surf away from crowds and noise. The hotel's low-rise design is likewise intended to avoid disturbing the landscape. But don’t let its height fool you. Guest rooms here are some of the largest on the island. At 530 square feet, premier rooms have enough space for kitchenettes and also include private balconies overlooking the ocean or the resort’s tropical courtyard.
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has a variety of dining options, including an onsite Pizza Hut and an upscale café. HH Prime, the resort’s premier restaurant, specializes in upmarket steak and seafood, which you can watch the chef prepare through the open kitchen. Interior and exterior fireplaces help set the mood at dinnertime. Afterward, you can check out the resort’s nightlife at the XO Lounge, which features live music and an extensive cocktail list.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Coastal Beauty, Golf Courses, and Historical Architecture
Located northeast of Savannah on the Atlantic coast, Hilton Head Island combines Southern elegance with relaxed oceanfront living. Its subtropical climate—with highs in the 60s during January—makes it a haven for outdoor sports all year round. The waters surrounding Hilton Head’s sparkling beaches are a popular playground for kayakers, yachters, and bottlenose dolphins that come near the shore to feed. Golf is also a major draw. Dozens of courses are scattered throughout the island, and it’s the site of an annual event on the PGA tour.
Despite Hilton Head's tiny size, it boasts more than 200 restaurants, serving both Lowcountry Southern cuisine and gourmet international fare. The town of Bluffton (about a 30-minute drive from the hotel) supplies a cultural outlet via its art galleries, antique museums, and preserved antebellum discos.