Whether you are searching for a world class golf vacation,
relaxing on miles of sandy beaches or enjoying the gentle sway of palm trees in unspoilt
nature, a stay on Hilton Head Island is sure to please the most discerning of vacationers.
Hilton Head Island was the first ecologically-planned destination
in the United States.
Light polution ordinances are in effect across the island to protect
the habitats of the loggerhead turtles, who somtimes confuse the lights of dwellings and
street lights with that of the ocean.
Laws are in place to protect the beautiful live oaks and palmetto
trees which cover Hilton Head Island. Salt marshes, beaches and lagoons also remain in
pristine condition around the island.
While modern conveniences such as shopping malls and tourist
hotels are widely available on Hilton Head Island, care has been taken to blend the
commercial infrastructure into the native ecology as much as possible.
The 2.5 million travelers who arrive annually on Hilton Head Island
can find an infinite variety of activities and reasons for visiting - and just as many
reasons for not leaving.
Whether you are searching for a world
class golf vacation, relaxing on miles of sandy beaches or enjoying the gentle sway of
palm trees in unspoilt nature, a stay on Hilton Head Island is sure to please the most
discerning of vacationers.
Sometimes called Golf
Island, Hilton Head Island is home to the Verizon Heritage golf championship and
the Celebrity Golf Tournament.
With an average yearly temperature of 70 degrees (Fahrenheit),
visitors to the island are are sure to enjoy year-round golf on any of the 24 golf courses
located on Hilton Head. There are also another 40 golf courses to be found in the
surrounding area, just a short distance from the island.
Hilton Head Island courses regulary make Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Golf
Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy the many professional courts available on
HIlton Head. With over 300 courts to chose from there is no shortage of playing
Professional tennis instructors are also available for those wishing
to improve their game.
At The Sea Pines
Resort, the number two rated tennis resort in the nation, guests can participate in
the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy programs, created
by former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith.
With over twelve miles of sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic
ocean, water lovers will find that Hilton Head Island is a coastal paradise. Whether you
just want to relax in the sun or try your hand at scuba diving, waterskiing or dolphin
watching there is something for everyone on the island.
charters, kayak tours,
windsurfing, island cruises and all manner of water activities are also available.
Through nearly a dozen different experiences, participants can learn
even more about the ecology and history of the region at the Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum.
If you really want to see the island consider renting a bicycle from one of the
numerous bike rental outfits. With miles of bike paths available, many of which take you
through nature preserves, this is truly an enjoyable way to experience the natural
splendor of the island.
At low tide, the beaches of Hilton Head make an excellent bike riding
Dining out around
Hilton Island means having a wonderful choice of over 250 restaurants in every price
range, serving a variety of cuisines. Naturally, fresh seafood abounds.
From five-star, formal restuarants to fast food and everything in
between, every taste and budget is catered for here on Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head offers a variety of accomodation in several price ranges.
From hotels to villas, condos to timeshares and vacation rentals,
you are sure to find lodging which fits your taste and budget.
If you are considering a vacation which includes gorgeous weather,
miles of beaches, world class golf, entertainment and dining then explore the many
offerings available on Hilton Head Island.
By Jeff Palmer.
- Travel Notes Directory.
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