Traveling to Hilton Head Island
With 12 miles of pristine beaches, 30 world-class golf courses, and 60 miles of bike paths, Hilton Head Island is a popular destination among solo adventurers, honeymooners, and families alike. Find the best places to see, activities, and a top hotel recommendation for your visit to Hilton Head Island with Sonesta.
Featured Hotels Near Hilton Head Island, SC
Places to Visit in Hilton Head
Discover the top destination in Hilton Head — from idyllic beaches and lush nature reserves to prime shopping, sports, and entertainment venues.
A popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offers stunning views of Broad Creek and features a variety of shops, restaurants, and activities such as fishing charters and dolphin-watching tours.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is 1 mile from Shelter Cover Harbour & Marina.
One of the most popular public beaches on Hilton Head Island, Coligny Beach offers pristine sand and crystal-clear waters, as well as a beachfront plaza with shopping and dining options.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is 1 mile from Coligny Beach.
A bustling outdoor shopping center located adjacent to Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza offers a variety of shopping and dining options, including souvenir shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is 1 mile from Coligny Beach Shopping Center.
A beautiful nature reserve located within the Sea Pines Resort, the Sea Pines Forest Reserve features miles of walking trails through a stunning forest of live oak and palmetto trees. Visitors can also observe wildlife such as deer and alligators.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is 3 miles from the reserve.
Located in the heart of Harbour Town, the Harbour Town Lighthouse is an iconic landmark and popular tourist attraction.
Visitors can climb the lighthouse for panoramic views of the island and the surrounding waters. The lighthouse also features a museum and gift shop.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is 3 miles from Harbour Town Lighthouse.
Some of the most popular golf courses on Hilton Head Island are:
- Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, 3 miles from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
- Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, 4 miles from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
- Heron Point by Pete Dye, 4 miles from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
- Harbour Town Golf Links, 5 miles from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
- Old South Golf Links, 12 miles from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island FAQs
Hilton Head Island is a popular destination that attracts visitors year-round.
The most ideal times to visit Hilton Head Island are from March to May or from September to November when the weather is mild, and the crowds are smaller.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is an award-winning, oceanfront property boasting multiple on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a lagoon-style pool, and a full-service Arum Spa.
Located by the Shipyard Beach Access, this luxurious pet-friendly resort brings you close to all the most popular beaches, gold courses, and attractions in Hilton Head.
Visit the hotel page for more information on rates and amenities.
Yes, Hilton Head Island is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities for kids and adults alike, such as beaches, golf, bike paths, and water sports.
Some of the best beaches in Hilton Head Island include Shipyard Beach, Coligny Beach, and Folly Field Beach.
Yes, there are several wildlife preserves on Hilton Head Island, including the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to a variety of bird species, alligators, and other wildlife.
Yes, there are several restrictions on biking in Hilton Head Island, such as wearing a helmet, using a bike path whenever possible, and following traffic laws.
Some popular water sports activities in Hilton Head Island include kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, and jet skiing.
Yes, there are several golf courses open to the public in Hilton Head Island, including Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Heritage Golf Collection, and the Sea Pines Resort.