Sometimes you just need a break, and there’s no place better to get your well-deserved fun and relaxation than at one of South Carolina’s fabulous resorts. It should come as no surprise that resorts in South Carolina offer everything from ocean views to spa retreats. Trust me; you’ll have no trouble finding your relaxation destination in the Palmetto State.
The only hard part is choosing which of South Carolina’s resorts to explore. There are dozens of fantastic resorts to choose from, so I’ve saved you some time and found the best South Carolina resorts for your next vacation!
Pack your bags, here are 13+ South Carolina resorts that you’ve got to check out!
HILTON HEAD AREA
Hilton Head Island is the place to be if you’re looking for Atlantic beaches and stunning sunsets. There’s a reason this island was voted the #1 island in the Continental United States by Travel + Leisure, and the #1 island in the US by Condé Nast Traveler! It’s no surprise that some amazing resorts call this area home.
OMNI HILTON HEAD OCEANFRONT RESORT
Can you say beautiful beaches? At the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, the white sandy beaches of South Carolina are your backyard. Guests to the resort need only take a short walk to enjoy the Atlantic coastline in all its splendor.
Staying at the Omni Hilton is nothing short of a luxurious experience. Their rooms and suites evoke the vibrant colors of the coast, complete with private balconies facing the resort, ocean, or courtyard. Naturally, you’ll find every necessity available, from coffee to silky sheets.
From the moment you walk into the resort, you’ll find yourself surrounded by activities. Parents can indulge at the Oceanside Spa while the kids take off on a day camp adventure, or the whole family can rent bikes and explore the beaches together. Golf, canoeing, and bonfires are just a few other past times available to guests at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.
You’ll find plenty of dining options here too! Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is truly one of the best South Carolina resorts.
Book It: Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF
Experience the best of South Carolina’s Lowcountry at Montage Palmetto Bluff. The cottages and hotel at Montage bring classic resort-style back to life. You’ll find yourself in the lap of luxury, surrounded by the magnificent waterways and foliage the resort calls home.
Montage Palmetto Bluff is a resort unlike any other. Its accommodations range from cozy rooms to quaint villas – each with charming decor and comfortable furnishings that will make you feel right at home.
You won’t find yourself lacking in activities when you stay at Montage. Their tennis courts, yacht cruises, and shooting club will keep you busy. And, you’ll have access to the resort’s extensive nature reserve if you feel like escaping modern life for a moment and reconnecting with nature.
After all your adventures, you’ll want to take advantage of the resort’s restaurants to refuel with their locally sourced cuisine – you’ll have seven to choose from!
Book It: Montage Palmetto Bluff
THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT & SPA
If you dream of strolling on the soft, white sand while a beachy breeze blows through your hair, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort has what you need. Its access to the beach is top-notch, and the resort offers countless amenities and activities – you won’t have to go far to find some fun.
The hotel itself is a combination of classic beach house vibes paired with decadent resort amenities. The rooms are inviting, featuring rain showers, private balconies, and Starbucks coffee. Plus, the resort is pet-friendly, so Fido can enjoy the retreat with you.
The multitude of activities available to guests makes Westin Hilton a stand-out resort. Guests can access world-class golf courses, three pools, and tennis courts. For the ultimate day of relaxation, visit The Heavenly Spa for a facial (and drop the kids off at the kid’s club, so they can play to their heart’s content)!
Book It: Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
SEA PINES RESORT
The Sea Pines Resort lies between the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and the Audubon Newell Preserve. Its prime location means the entire resort is surrounded by beautiful scenery found only around Hilton Head Island. What better setting could there be for your next vacation?
Sea Pines offers a surprising array of accommodations for guests. You can stay at the beautiful The Inn & Club at Harbor Town in a traditional hotel room or suite or rent a romantic villa.
If you want to take in all that Sea Pines offers, consider trying your hand at tennis. Never played? The hotel’s Smith Stearns Tennis Academy can get you started. Or, enjoy an afternoon walking the beach after a game of golf. At Sea Pines, the world is your oyster.
Speaking of oysters, check out the seafood fare at Sea Pines’ many restaurants. The Ocean Lounge and Coast Oceanfront Dining are two popular options, thanks to their breathtaking views and mouth watering foods.
Take your South Carolina vacation to the next level by staying in one of Palmetto Dunes’ vacation rentals. Here, you can stay in villas, homes, and condos – privacy and luxury are the names of the game at this resort.
Palmetto Dunes looks like a tropical oasis, with three miles of beaches to explore and the best views of South Carolina’s painted sunsets. The resort’s shuttle will take you to all your Hilton Head adventures, be it a trip to the marina, a massage at one of the island’s lovely spas, or one of the island’s phenomenal golf courses.
Haig Point is the most unique resort on the list because it is a resort community on Daufuskie Island. It’s officially known as The Haig Point Club and Community Association, Inc. Though most of the homes in Haig Point are permanent residences, you can find vacation rentals in this resort community.
Staying in Haig Point offers small-town living with fantastic resort amenities. You’ll marvel at the quiet — relishing the lack of cars and traffic. At Haig Point, golf carts, bicycles, and your own two feet are the preferred mode of travel! This is the place to be if you want to take a breather from city life – you can’t even drive to the island; all visitors arrive by ferry.
Amenities at Haig Point are numerous and pretty posh. You can ride horses at the community’s Equestrian Center, golf at the Rees Jones Golf Course, access to the Beach Club, and more. But, no matter what you choose to do, you’ll find yourself at peace surrounded by Haig Point’s charming community and peaceful scenery.
A vibrant cultural scene, gorgeous beaches, and bumpin’ nightlife are just a few reasons to visit the Charleston area. Here are the best resorts to stay near Charleston – whether you want to escape city life or need a base for your Chucktown adventure!
WILD DUNES RESORT
Stay at one of the Wild Dunes Resorts’ two inns, and you’ll live the coastal dream. Wild Dunes prides itself on bringing unique, personalized experiences to every guest. Whether it’s beach access, a spa vacation, or golfing on one of America’s best courses, Wild Dunes brings it to the table.
When you stay at Wild Dunes, you’ll wake to the beautiful sunrises on the Isle of Palms. Your days at the resort can begin with a delicious breakfast at the resort’s restaurant, followed by an excursion to downtown Charleston or a day spent enjoying the wonders of the resort. Of course, there’s no shortage of activities between the resort pools, beach access, and spa!
THE SANCTUARY HOTEL AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT
When a hotel is named “The Sanctuary,” you know it will be the epitome of soothing relaxation and comfort. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers Forbes’ 5-Star service and unparalleled coastal luxury.
Walking into The Sanctuary, you’ll find yourself walking through time, into a seaside mansion worthy of royalty. Its rooms combine coastal and vintage decor into a unique ambiance you won’t find elsewhere.
While The Sanctuary is best known for its outstanding golf course, the resort offers more than just putting greens and sand pits to its guests. Go for a run at the fitness center, catch some rays at the pool, or spend the day reaching peak zen at the spa’s fitness retreat. No matter what you choose, your stay at The Sanctuary will have you relaxing in no time.
THE BEACH CLUB AT CHARLESTON HARBOR RESORT & MARINA
Not many resorts have their own marina, but The Beach Club does. So, step off your boat and prepare for a stay full of rich experiences – without leaving sight of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Charleston Harbor Resort is an award-winning escape from everyday life. The resort itself is an architectural wonder, evoking classic Lowcountry design with modern amenities. Visitors have direct access to a private beach here. You can also play a game of bocce on the seaside porch, take your special someone for a couples massage at the Estuary Spa, or even catch a movie at the onsite theater.
After your adventures at the resort, you’ll find yourself drifting to sleep in a room as cozy as a seaside cottage. And, if you aren’t quite ready for bed, sit by the fire and enjoy a nightcap while watching the sunset from your private balcony!
Book It: The Beach Club
THE DEWBERRY CHARLESTON
The past and present meld seamlessly into a resort unlike any other at The Dewberry Charleston. From the glittering chandeliers, to the wares at the hotel’s boutique, Fieldshop by Garden & Gun, The Dewberry evokes Southern artisanal charm in every corner.
From the moment you walk into The Dewberry, an experience of Southern Hospitality at its finest begins. The concierge service will ensure your every need is taken care of, whether it’s getting you a Volvo reserved for an outing or finding you a reservation in the city.
Everything about The Dewberry screams award-winning luxury. Its restaurants, Citrus and The Living Room, create gastronomic masterpieces and cocktails that tantalize every taste bud. And, you can find no better place to shed your cares than at The Dewberry’s spa, where treatments feature local plants like the dewberry, from which the hotel is named.
Book It: The Dewberry Charleston
MYRTLE BEACH AREA
Is there any South Carolina site more famous than Myrtle Beach? Myrtle Beach has some of the nation’s best golf courses, plus epic ocean views, amusement parks, and plenty more to do.
MARRIOTT MYRTLE BEACH RESORT AT GRANDE DUNES
If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach and looking for a place to rest and recharge in the epitome of leisure, the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes is the perfect choice. The Marriott brings new meaning to “luxury resort.” Rooms have ocean views and beds as soft as clouds, but there’s more to this resort than blissful abodes.
The location makes Marriott Myrtle Beach an excellent choice for your Myrtle Beach stay. The resort is the perfect base for your oceanside adventures. Golf courses, river tours, and the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum are just a short trip away from the hotel.
Of course, you can also stay on-site and enjoy a day at the Hibiscus Spa, or take a flavorful trip around the world at the resort’s restaurant.
OCEAN 22 BY HILTON GRAND VACATIONS
Take your vacation to the next level – literally – with a stay at Ocean 22. If you need a resort for your next family adventure, Ocean 22 is it. The hotel offers rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor pools, plus a kids’ activities center!
Not only does the resort have amenities just for the kids, but Ocean 22 also climbs above Myrtle Beach, only a mere mile from the famed SkyWheel and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. What’s more, this resort offers free access to Wild Water & Wheels parks and golfing greens.
Book It: Ocean 22
NORTH BEACH RESORT AND VILLAS
You’ve probably never seen a resort like North Beach Resort and Villas. The Caribbean-themed resort resides on an “island,” an architectural feat of two adjoining regal towers facing the ocean. Think of it as a beachy kingdom waiting for you to explore it.
It’s not hard to see why Forbes, USNews, and TripAdvisor featured North Beach in their publications. The hotel has twenty, yes twenty, pools on-site, a swim-up bar, a raw bar, and a decadent spa for guests to enjoy. Add in the coastal rooms and the nearness to Barefoot Landing’s shopping and dining, and you’ve got the perfect Myrtle Beach resort experience.
Book It: North Beach Resort and Villas
AVISTA RESORT NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
We’ve saved the best for last on this list. Avista Resort was named the TripAdvisor #1 Myrtle Beach Hotel, and it definitely deserves the accolades. This resort has something for everyone: easy access to Main Street for shopping, countless options for activities on-site, and spaces just for the kids.
If you plan on bringing the family, Avista offers suites with as many as three bedrooms – no need to feel crowded here! Your kids will love crafting and playing in their designated “Kid Zone,” or spend the day floating in the hotel’s lazy river.
Looking for adventures for adults? No worries there! Avista has an excellent cocktail list and pool tables at its Treetop Lounge, hot tubs for soothing away your stresses, and they can put together golf packages at nearby courses for guests.
Book It: Avista Resort
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO SOUTH CAROLINA
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