With Hilton Head Island offering so many wonderful amenities to enjoy, from beautiful beaches, activities on and off the water, to great shopping and fabulous restaurants, you may need some assistance making the best choices. We are here to help you not only with your home or villa rental but also with local recommendation. Here is a selection of the various activities and other services this wonderful island has to offer:
Hilton Head Island has over 51 miles of bike paths throughout the island; therefore bikes are a popular means of transportation for vacationers. There are numerous bike rental companies on the island, but we have negotiated with a local, reputable company to offer our guests the best pricing around. From adult bikes, kids bikes, pull behind wagons, to kids seats, we can help you arrange your bike rentals and schedule delivery & pick-up from the rental property….all for a very competitive price! Please contact us directly to check pricing & availability.
Whether you are traveling to Hilton Head Island by car or plane, carrying all the supplies needed for your children can be difficult. Why not save the hassle and just rent what you need when you get here? We have cribs & high chairs available for rent which we deliver to your rental property prior to arrival and then pick-up after your departure.
Beach Chair Rental
Although guests will leave pool & beach toys at the rental house for others use, items such as beach chairs, umbrellas and carts are not stocked or guaranteed to be at the house during your stay. If you would like to avoid bringing beach chairs and umbrellas, a good alternative is to rent them…and we are here to help you with these items as well. We have beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, carts and more available for rent. The items rented will be delivered to the rental property prior to your arrival and then picked up after your departure.
If you are interested in renting teak, sling style beach chairs and umbrellas for delivery & set-up on the beach in front of your rental property each morning, please contact:
- Shore Beach Service- http://www.shorebeach.com/rentals.htm 843-785-3494
Grocery Delivery Service
After traveling for hours, why not treat yourself immediately upon your arrival by not battling the traffic and lines at the grocery store? Instead, preorder your groceries and have them delivered to your rental property prior to your arrival. Here’s the name of a local grocery delivery company:
- Cyber Valet Grocery- www.cybervaletgrocery.com 843-290-3191
Are you interested in staying in for dinner but want a break from cooking? Why not hire a personal chef to cook for the evening or the length of your stay? You are on vacation, you deserve a break from the kitchen!
- Downtown Catering Company- www.downtowncateringcompany.com 843-815-5335
Document your Hilton Head Island vacation with a family beach portrait.
- Hilton Head Island Photography- www.hiltonheadislandphotography.com 843-683-6883 Guests of Beachside Properties get 50% off the sitting fee!
There are hundreds of restaurants on Hilton Head Island. With so many to choose from you may have difficulty deciding which to try. Here’s a list of my favorite restaurants on the island.
Stephanie’s Dinner Favorites:
Santa Fe Café
Southwestern cuisine & rooftop cantina, lunch Monday – Friday & dinner Monday – Sunday, dinner entrees ranging from $21 – $23. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: sampler platter, Santa Fe salad, Grouper entrée, Salmon entree, Steak Fajitas and chimichanga entrée.
700 Plantation Center off Hwy 278
843-785-3838 Reservations recommended
Click here to read our Beachside Bites & Brews blog for Santa Fe Cafe
The Sage Room
Fine dining with “chef’s bar” where you can watch the chefs preparing your food, dinner only Monday – Saturday, entrees ranging from $20-$38. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: snow pea martini appetizer, Champagne poached Halibut and Grand Marnier strawberry shortcake.
13 Heritage Plaza off Pope Avenue
843-785-5352 Reservations recommended
Smokehouse Bar & House of BBQ
The best BBQ on the island! Lunch & Dinner MOnday- Sunday, entrees ranging from $5 – $20. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: pulled pork BBQ or chicken, chili, French dip with sweet potato fries, potato skins, smoked chicken with mac & cheese and veggies.
32 Palmetto Bay Rd
843-842-4227 Reservations not accepted
Japanese style restaurant & sushi bar with the best sushi on the island! Lunch Monday – Friday, dinner Monday – Saturday. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: seafood salad with ponzu sauce, soft shell crab roll and wizard roll.
37 New Orleans Rd
843-785-9800 Reservations recommended
Excellent Italian food and pizza made in a wood burning oven imported from Modena, Italy. Lunch & dinner Monday – Saturday, entrees ranging from $12 – $19. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Penne Caprine, Linguine Lorella, Calabrese Pizza
843-342-9949 Reservations recommended
Large menu with lots of seafood selections. Fantastic appetizers and seafood tacos. Features an outside bar and Hurricane bar serving frozen drinks. Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: grilled fish cojimar corn tacos, tuna carpaccio, sushi nachos
Palmetto Bay Marina, 86 Helmsman Way
843-785-49950 Reservations not accepted
Authentic Thai food based on the cuisine from central Thailand. Everything is prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: spicy wide noodles with chicken, whole crispy scored flounder
811 William Hilton Parkway
843-785-8575 Reservations accepted
Great location in Harbour Town Marina. Contemporary American cuisine restaurant with lots of charm and character. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Tuna entree with edamae hummus, and Seared Scallops
Harbour Town Marina, Sea Pines
843-671-2779 Reservations recommended
Very lively restaurant with spacious bar & lots of TV’s. Large selection of beer on tap. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Greek salad, parmesan pretzels, and any one of their fantastic pizzas!
33 Office Park Rd, #15
843-686-2474 Reservations not accepted
Stephanie’s Lunch Favorites:
Southern cuisine with a modern twist with fantastic healthy options. Lunch & dinner weekly. Reservations Accepted. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Arugula Salad with Blackened Fish or the Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Fried Egg.
14B Executive Park Road
Click HERE to read our Beachside Bites & Brews – Chow Daddy’s blog
It’s Greek to Me II
Genuine Greek cuisine. Lunch & dinner Monday – Saturday, lunch entrees ranging from $6 – $10. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: dolmathes, hummus, flaming cheese, or Greek salad with gyro meat.
11 Lagoon Road next to Coligny Plaza
The Sea Shack
Don’t let the location scare you…it has the best seafood on the island! Local favorite. Lunch & dinner Monday – Saturday, entrees ranging from $10 – $12. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: fried shrimp & oysters and comes with two sides which change daily.
6 Executive Park Road off Pope Avenue
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill
Great place to get a quick but excellent Mexican meal. Favorite local spot. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Monday – Sunday, entrees ranging from $5 – $9. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Gringo tacos with shrimp.
51 New Orleans Road, Suite 4 Orleans Court just behind McDonalds
Very nice and cozy cafe to grab breakfast, coffee or lunch. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: Super decker sandwich with a side of corn chips and pimento cheese spread or the Grilled Shrimp Salad.
71 Pope Avenue
843-686-5200 Reservations not needed or accepted
Click HERE to read our Beachside Bites & Brews – Watusi blog
The French Bakery
Quaint restaurant in the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre with indoor & outdoor seating. Fantastic selection of large salads and sandwiches serviced on fresh made bread. Open for breakfast & lunch. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: any of the large delicious salads
28 Shelter Cove Ln #120, Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Click HERE to read our Beachside Bites & Brews – The French Bakery blog
Good size restaurant with nice outside deck seating and large wine selection. Open for lunch and dinner. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: fish tostada
8 Archer Rd, facing Palmetto Bay Rd
843-686-3388 Reservations accepted
Stephanie’s Breakfast Favorites:
Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café
Quaint café offering breakfast all day. One of their most popular breakfast items is their crabcake benedict with homemade hollandaise. Breakfast & lunch Wednesday – Monday, entrees ranging from $6 – $11. Stephanie’s favorite dish: crab cake benedict.
86 Helmsman Way in Palmetto Bay Marina
Fantastic location overlooking coastal waterway with large outside barand ample outside seating. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Stephanie’s favorite dishes: breakfast burrito, Lox & bagel platter
397 Squire Pope Rd
843-681-3663 Reservations not accepted
Hilton Head Island offers an array of outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy. Here’s a sample of what the island has to offer:
- In & Off-Shore Charter fishing: Awesome Adventures Charter, Izzy-A Fishing
- Kayaking: H2O Kayaking Tours, Outside Hilton Head Kayaking
- Sailboat Cruises- “Sumo” Trimaran with Captain Pat
- Dolphin Tours- Commander Zodiak or Island Explorer
- Parasailing- Island Head Watersports check out our blog post & video about parasailing with Island Head Watersports by clicking HERE
- Jet Ski rentals- Island Head Watersports
- Paddle boarding- H2O Sports, Outside Hilton Head
- Surf Lessons- Fuel
- Horseback Riding- Lawton Stables
- Small Animal Petting Zoo- Lawton Stables Animal Farm
- Kids Pirate Ship Adventure: Pirates of Hilton Head
- Shrimp Trawling Excursion: Tammy Jane Charters
- Gregg Russell Kids Concert: Gregg Russell’s Concerts
- Zip Line & Ropes Course: Zip Line & Aerial Tour of Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island Area Golf Courses
Here is a sample of golf courses on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton (just over the bridge). For discounted tee times call Last Minute Tee Times at 843-689-2262.
|Harbour Town Golf Links||Pete Dye||71||6,973 – 5,208||146 – 124||75.2 – 70.7||800-955-8337|
|Palmetto Hall Cupp Course||Robert Cupp||72||7,079 – 5,220||144 – 126||75.2 – 71.1||800-294-6918|
|Palmetto Dunes Jones Course||Robert T. Jones||72||7,005 – 5,035||138 – 109||74.3 – 64.6||866-400-7875|
|Palmetto Dunes Hills Course||Arthur Hills||72||6,651 – 4,999||136 – 69.2||72.9 – 69.2||866-400-7875|
|Old South Golf Links (Bluffton)||Clyde Johnston||72||6,772 – 4,776||141 – 123||73.3 – 69.6||800-257-8997|
|Hilton Head National (Bluffton) – Gary Player & Bobby Weed – Three 9-hole courses with following stats:|
|The National||G. Player||35||3,361 – 2,307||131 – 104||36.4 – 33.1||843-842-5900|
|The Player||G. Player||36||3,298 – 2,256||138 – 109||36.4 – 33.1||843-842-5900|
|The Weed||B. Weed||36||3,357 – 2,375||130 – 112||36.3 – 32.9||843-842-5900|
Hilton Head Island Tennis Courts
Below is a list of public tennis facilities close to this property.
Chaplain Park Tennis Courts – mid-island between Singleton Beach Rd & Burkes Beach Rd.
4 free tennis courts- (well-lit at night)
Sea Pines Racquet Club – 32 Greenwood Drive 363-4495
$25 plus tax for 1 hour reserved court time
$20 plus tax for 1 hour walk-on court time (can call ahead for best time to arrive)
South Beach Racquet Club– 230 S. Sea Pines Drive 671-2215
$25 (includes tax) for 1 hour reserved court time
$20 (includes tax) for 1 hour walk-on court time (can call ahead)
Van Der Meer Tennis Resort in Shipyard– 116 Shipyard Dr. 686-8804
Clay-$18 for 1 hour walk-on court time, $25 for 1 hour reserved court time
Hard-$15 for 1 hour walk-on court time, $20 for 1 hour reserved court time
Whether it is raining outside or you got too much sun the day before, you may be looking for non-outdoor activities. Here’s a sample of what the island has to offer:
- Outlet Shopping- Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
- Cooking Lessons- Michael Anthony’s Cooking School
- HHI Winery- Island Winery
- Hilton Head Food Tour: Savor The Lowcountry
- Local Performing Arts- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
- Museum- Coastal Discovery Museum
- Children’s Museum- The Sandbox
- Indoor Kids Playground with inflatables & slides- Island Playground
- Spas- Back in Balance, Le Spa , The Sanctuary , All About Me , Seeds of Calm
- Comedy Venue: Hilton Head Comedy Magic Cabaret
The information provided above is only a sample of what Hilton Head Island has to offer. Beachside Properties of Hilton Head Island receives no compensation for providing this information. Rates and information are subject to change by the provider without warning, and accordingly is not guaranteed by Beachside Properties of Hilton Head Island.