Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Recreation Center

Whether you’re looking for Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis resorts or a place to relax and retreat, we offer a range of options to satisfy both. From relaxing in a quiet hammock in the gardens or lounging on the beach, to an afternoon of golf or tennis, to an evening dinner cruise—you’ll find everything you want in reach.


Hilton Head Island is well-recognized as a world-class golf destination. The area's many courses feature varying degrees of challenge, but all offer the same warm southern hospitality. Shipyard Golf Club—located on the property—is one of the choice Hilton Head golf resorts and features 27 holes of spectacular golf nestled within Hilton Head's natural setting of majestic Carolina pine trees, flowering magnolias and moss-draped oaks.

Many of the course holes wander through stands of native palmetto, lush magnolia and pine. Others feature sweeping views of the marsh or ocean. Whether you prefer friendly fairways or more challenging designs, you’ll find the perfect layout for your game in the over 20 championship courses in the area.


Hilton Head Island is a world-renowned tennis destination and boasts over 200 courts on the island. Within Shipyard Plantation, you’ll find the Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club — the area’s premier tennis facility. Featuring 20 well-groomed courts, you'll receive first-class instruction from certified coaches. Court surfaces include 14 clay courts, six hard courts and three indoor courts. Van Der Meer offers a full complement of programs for all ages and levels, as well as an exceptional pro shop.


Bike Rentals are available at the resort. In addition to bicycling along the great beaches, Shipyard Plantation offers several miles of pathways, and the Island offers over 50 miles to explore by bike or foot.

Water Sports

Enjoy nature and sightseeing with many options for guided boat tours or for boat, kayak and raft rentals. Charter fishing, parasailing and motorized water sports can also be arranged. Looking for a night out? Enjoy a dinner cruise departing from the local marina, or ferry service to the mainland.

Please visit the resort concierge at our Hilton Head recreation center for specific information and reservations.


To reserve beach chairs or umbrellas (seasonally) at the beach contact Shore Beach Rentals.