Hilton Head + The Coast

Hotels in Hilton Head + The Coast

With Spanish moss dripping from low-lying oak branches and egrets soaring overhead, life at this plantation-style luxury resort seems to move at the pace of a deep-southern drawl.

The 25 pine-paneled rooms are beach-rental basic: think patchwork quilts, ceiling fans, and half-baths (caveat: you’ll be sharing the showers, which are scattered throughout the property).

Mediterranean-style hotel, the area's most luxurious property, on a 370-foot-wide stretch of private beach.


Spend the night in Beaufort at the 190-year-old antebellum plantation manse one block from the Intercoastal Waterway.

This informal antebellum beach house sits just south of Myrtle Beach. All nine of the simple rooms have ceiling fans and screened windows to make the most of the salty sea breeze (there is air-conditioning, too). The Southern-style breakfast includes biscuits, grits, and crab salad.

The resort occupies 1,600 acres of private oceanfront property, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other.

Hotel compound that melds European luxury with Southern hospitality on the first tee of the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.

Five hundred vacation villas that share the same barrier island and amenities as the Sanctuary (No. 6).

Like a super-sized Tara, the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island belongs to a fictional plantation family. In the morning room, a portrait of the “Mistress” presides over moss-green brocades, floral drapes, and porcelain bibelots. The “Master” hangs his hat in the lobby bar.