How to Get the Most From Your Hilton Head Island Vacation


The leading travel magazines have named Hilton Head Island to the top of their lists of America’s favorite destinations because of what their readers told them. In other words, the most experienced travelers in the world said so.

Yes, the readership of Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler might be said to include the most-experienced travelers in the world, the most-interested, and studious. Long-established in their authority and readership, the two magazines are so essential that they are used extensively as industry publications, as well as consumer advisors for the traveling public. That suggests that their readers really know what they’re talking about.

When asked to name the best, the prevailing answers stacked up in favor of Hilton Head Island, and it has gone that way year after year.

In “How to Get the Most From Your Hilton Head Island Vacation,” you will get everything you need to know about America’s favorite island. You’ll find out why this island is considered one of the gems of the world, the attraction of nearby Daufuskie Island, and what separates our beaches apart from so many others. We’ll also give you our favorite spots for dining or spending the evening on the town, tell you how to take in the local arts scene, list our favorite leisurely activities – such as spa time, shopping, farmers’ markets, biking, and horsing – and offer you an insider’s perspective on the local heritage sites that should be on everyone’s must-see-and-do list.

Of course, “How to Get the Most From Your Hilton Head Island Vacation” includes information on golf and tennis, too.

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In the heart of Sea Pines Plantation, Spicebush at Sea Pines sits just a few steps away from the Davis Love III Atlantic Dunes golf course, less than a half-mile from the Sea Pines Beach Club, which is open to all Spicebush residents and guests, and a little more than a mile from Harbour Town. All around Spicebush at Sea Pines, the prestigious Sea Pines Resort carries on the original vision of Hilton Head Island with more than $50 million in new investment and a commitment to five-star vacation experiences.

Harbour Town Lighthouse

Visit the Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum and climb the 114 steps to the top for the most magnificent view of Harbour Town, Calibogue Sound, and Sea Pines that you’ll ever see.

Pristine Beaches

The Sea Pines Beach Club is just a quarter-mile away and is accessible by car, bike, and trolley. For an entirely different experience, Coligny Beach is a short three-mile drive away and offers beach volleyball and more.

The Shops at Harbour Town

Stroll through the many shops at Harbour Town, less than a mile and a half from Spicebush, or just relax on one of the many rocking chairs and watch the people – and the day – go by.

South Beach Marina

Home of the Salty Dog Café and numerous other restaurants and shops, the South Beach Marina is a short three-mile trek from Spicebush. With an open-air bar, live music, and the iconic Salty Dog T-Shirt Shop, this is a local favorite.

Spicebush at Sea Pines

Truly, Spicebush at Sea Pines is nothing short of a dream. With so much to see and do – most within a mile or two of the property – staying active is not a struggle. But for those times that you just want to unwind, a lazy day at Spicebush is okay, too.

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The Harbour Town Pier

Kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, jet skiing, and boat rental are all available at the Harbour Town Pier. Or spend a leisurely afternoon crabbing, dolphin watching, or just soaking up the sun.

Explore the Island

There’s so much to explore withing a mile or two radius of Spicebush that you might never need to get in your car. Whether on bike, foot, or trolley, you have so much to see and do within a few minutes of your villa.

Enjoy an Afternoon Cocktail

The nearby choices are many. Truffles Café is a half-mile from Spicebush. Just down the road in Harbour Town is The Quarterdeck, with its incredible view of Calibogue Sound. Or take a five-minute walk to the Sea Pines Beach Club, which has several options overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Take a walk along the Harbour Town Yacht Basin, a short three-minute drive from Spicebush, and marvel at the yachts docked there. With a number of boutique shops and several places to dine, this is a must-do on everyone’s itinerary.

“This is a very special place, much like your own well-kept second home and sort of a secret. Located in private Sea Pines (non owners/renters must pay to enter Sea Pines) with miles of walking and bicycle paths, ponds, alligators, forest preserve, golf courses and marinas, and dolphin sighting trips.”


“It was perfectly nice, with a great lagoon view, and a nice swimming pool that I had to myself the one day I went down there. A short bike ride to the Beach Club. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.”

Sarah C

“Roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bath. 4 levels with carport. Back deck with lagoon view. Nice washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen. Really nice pool area. Bike ride to beach club.”


“Love staying at Spicebush. It’s a wonderful townhouse to stay in and always clean.”

Tina Amos

“Stayed in Spicebush twice now and must say it is a real hidden gem. I love the private tennis court on site and the large heated pool. Multi-level with master bedroom on the third floor. Private covered parking, and it is like living in your own home. Just off the Sea Pines bike path.”