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All is “Wellness” at Palmetto Dunes

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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is an idyllic destination to help you rest and recharge while you get away from it all. Serving up a nourishing selection of fitness and wellness offerings throughout 2,000 acres of activities, Palmetto Dunes can help you create a personal retreat that fits all your needs while you temporarily escape the monotony of the daily routine. 

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Hilton Head Island Resort Amenities

Our beautiful beach and trio of world-class golf courses are only the beginning. The resort’s nationally renowned, full-service Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, our award-winning tennis and pickleball center, and our sweeping, 11-mile lagoon for kayaking, fishing — or simply getting back to nature on a charter — help bolster the resort’s countless fitness amenities. 

Outdoor Activities and Adventures Provided by Hilton Head Outfitters

Located inside Palmetto Dunes on the banks of the lagoon, Hilton Head Outfitters is a full-service sporting emporium that serves as a popular headquarters for adventure. Outfitters boasts the largest rental bike and electric bike fleet on the island, while strollers, tag-a-longs, kiddie carts, bikes with baby seats, adult three-wheelers, tandem bikes and beach joggers are also available. 

two bikers on a path under oak trees with moss

A cyclist’s paradise, Palmetto Dunes features five miles of paved pathways. Guests wind beneath a dense canopy of live oaks or ride along three miles of wide, flat beaches. There is even an underpass for crossing Highway 278 to access Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina from the resort. 

two women on bikes on the beach with the sun setting in the background

The network of bike trails at Palmetto Dunes conveniently connects with nearly 50 miles of paved public pathways and nature trails blazed by the Town of Hilton Head Island. Recreational cyclists enjoy easy access to a diverse array of shopping centers, dining destinations and activities along the pathways network, minimizing the need for a car and helping bypass traffic while staying at Palmetto Dunes.

Hilton Head Outfitters delivers bikes for free for guests staying at the resort – or anywhere on the island from the south end up to Port Royal – making bike rentals easy and convenient.

two women on kayak in the Hilton Head Island lagoon

Outfitters also provides canoe and kayak rentals so you can get up close and personal with Hilton Head's nature on a scenic ride through our 11-mile inland lagoon system. The calm waters of the lagoon at Palmetto Dunes make the perfect setting for beginners all the way to experts kayaking in Hilton Head. Single and tandem kayaks, as well as canoe rentals for two and three people are available.

surf lesson in action on the Palmetto Dunes beach

Surfing in Hilton Head can be easy and enjoyable for all ages with the guidance of Outfitters’ experienced surfing instructors. Our surf lessons emphasize ocean safety and teach the basic fundamentals of surfing while creating a fun experience for the whole family with memories that will last a lifetime. Lessons are available year-round on the beach in front of The Dunes House.

tennis player in action on the Palmetto Dunes Tennis courts

Premier Hilton Head Island Tennis and Pickleball Resort

For the racquet-sport enthusiasts, there is no more complete destination for anyone looking to play, practice, or improve their game than Palmetto Dunes — Hilton Head’s premier tennis and pickleball resort. There are 19 clay tennis courts, four of which are lighted for night play. Our tennis center provides a vibrant schedule of activities and instructional programs all year, hosted by a full complement of professional instructors and players. Tennis doesn’t get any better than at Palmetto Dunes.

two women playing pickleball on the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball court

For pickleball lovers, Palmetto Dunes is the perfect place to experience the fastest growing sport in America, Lowcountry style. The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center features 24 dedicated pickleball courts, all lighted for night play, and one of the most comprehensive instructional programs on the east coast. It is a fun and simple game to pick up at any age, but can take a lifetime to master. Palmetto Dunes offers a wide variety of clinics and lessons for adults and juniors throughout 2023 and is the only island tennis & pickleball center to have daily round robins.

 World-Class Golf Courses in Hilton Head, SC

man post swing in the sand of a golf course at Palmetto Dunes

Of course, for more than a half-century, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has stood proudly as one of the premier golfing destinations in the southeast. All three golf courses at Palmetto Dunes — each one distinctively different and uniquely appealing — have named the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year. Palmetto Dunes was also the first resort on Hilton Head and in the entire southeast to introduce Toptracer. Our high-tech golf driving range allows guests to compete against friends, play virtual courses and receive instant shot feedback. Toptracer Range enthusiasts will now enjoy our Loyal-Tee program in our Golf App. When you purchase five 100-ball baskets at our Toptracer Range you receive a sixth 100-ball basket free.

man post swing at Toptracer driving range

Reset at Pure Salt Studios

Want to relax after your day full of activities? Pure Salt Studios at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is always the perfect place to reset and rejuvenate. Book an appointment for Halotherapy in their beautiful Himalayan salt room, an infrared sauna for detoxification, muscle recovery and pain relief or massage, private yoga and more. Or you can book a group celebration: Pure Salt offers packages for brides, birthdays, ladies’ day/night out, couples and more. Call 843-715-2825 or visit

Palmetto Dunes Resort Dining Options

sunroom along the lagoon at Alexander's

Finally, dining at the Palmetto Dunes restaurants, cafes and grills conveniently located on-site will provide exactly what you desire. All of the resort’s food and beverage facilities offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. Alexander’s is one of Hilton Head’s most popular, upscale seafood restaurant and wine bars, featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine, locally-caught seafood and many locally-sourced ingredients. Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, Pizza & Catering at the Robert Trent Jones clubhouse is popular for a cold drink and relaxing meal. And our iconic General Store serves up a bit of everything for the resort guest. 

Adirondack chairs at sunset on the balcony overlooking the pool and ocean

Along with its easy to access proximity, Hilton Head Island remains evergreen year-round, making Palmetto Dunes an ideal destination for your next wellness-inspired getaway. Take the path to a happier, healthier you! 

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