25 Apr 2019
If an island getaway sounds like your idea of the perfect vacation, you likely have a few friends who would love to join you! From lazy days on the beach with few decisions to make to action-packed itineraries, the possibilities for a Hilton Head Island girls’ getaway are endless. Whether you are planning a bachelorette party or a moms-only getaway, you’ll find everything you need for the best vacation in our guide below.
If you need help choosing the perfect beach home for you and the girls, take advantage of our digital concierge. Submit your preferred dates, amenities, and favorite things to do, and we will match you with the best homes for the occasion.
The Best Things to Do on a Hilton Head Island Girls’ Getaway
Enjoy Wine Tasting at Island Winery
Once you have settled into your oceanfront home, make your way to Island Winery for a bottle of wine. You can then sit back and enjoy the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean with your favorite ladies. Island Winery is open Monday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During these hours, you can enjoy samples of handcrafted wine for only $5. This $5 tasting fee may also go toward the purchase of any bottle of wine! The tasting room is suitable for groups of eight or less, and a complimentary cheese platter is always included with your purchase of three or more bottles of wine!
Take a Sunset Cruise
The South Carolina Lowcountry is a destination that is meant to be explored from the water. Make the most of your girls’ trip with an unforgettable sunset cruise. Pack a picnic basket full of your favorite hor d'oeuvres and drinks, and let the tradewinds take you away. Some of our favorite island cruises and private charters include Outside Hilton Head and Vagabond Cruise. In addition to one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever experience, there is more. Bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and scurrying crabs on the marsh’s pluff mud are frequent sightings, so remember to bring a camera to capture it all. If you are looking for more of the island’s best-kept secrets for sunset viewing, request a copy of our complimentary Hilton Head Island Vacation Guide.
Spoil Yourself at the Spa
Relaxation is the most important aspect of any vacation, and there isn’t a better way to unwind than with some tender loving care. Every woman deserves it! Luckily, when you plan your stay with Beach Properties of Hilton Head, you and the ladies will have access to exclusive discounts at the islands’ top spas and salons. All you need to do is show your Beach Properties Advantage Discount Card! Your card includes specials on everything from massages to facials to manicures, pedicures, and beyond. View our Spas & Salons page for a full list of specials that are included with your stay with Beach Properties. You and the ladies will be glowing in no time!
Get Competitive with Golf or Tennis
Stay active on your vacation with a round of golf or tennis.
Hilton Head Island is home to many award-winning golf courses. On your trip, you’ll have more than 40 courses to play. However, if you are playing on the island for the first time, we recommend making a trip to the legendary Harbourtown Golf Links. This championship course in the Sea Pines community offers brilliant views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island’s famous candy-striped lighthouse.
Tennis players will feel equally at home on the island with multiple award-winning facilities. For those staying in the Palmetto Dunes community, you will love The Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center. Here, players can enjoy more than 20 clay tennis courts, four lighted courts, 16 pickleball courts, daily round robins, and a full-service pro shop. Take a look at our Tennis Guide for a full list of recommendations on the best places to play. For those who wish to make tennis the centerpiece of their girls’ getaway, take a look at our Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes homes that offer free tennis.
Create Your Own Souvenir at the Art Cafe
Forget about cheap, plastic souvenirs. A getaway to Hilton Head Island deserves a piece of memorabilia that will last a lifetime. The Art Cafe offers visitors the opportunity to create their own hand-painted pottery. This one-of-a-kind art center also serves delicious cuisine from one of the island’s favorite restaurants, Rockfish Seafood & Steaks. Keep in mind that the glazing and firing process takes two to three days to complete. Plan your trip accordingly so that you have time to pick up and pack your souvenir!
Tips for Planning Your Trip
- If you are planning a getaway and the ocean is a little too cold for swimming, view our specials page for information on free pool and spa heat!
- Don’t spend more than you need to. Remember to view our Advantage Discount Card page for information on exclusive discounts for restaurants, spas, tennis, cruises, and more.
- If you’d like to save our handpicked recommendations on the best things to do, request a copy of our complimentary 7-Day Guide to Hilton Head Island. We designed this guide to make the vacation planning process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Relax at the Beach or Your Private Oceanfront Pool
After a fun-filled day of exploring Hilton Head Island, head home with the girls to a beautiful oceanfront home. When you choose any of our beautiful homes, you can always look forward to your private pool, luxury linens, and exclusive discounts through our Advantage Card Program. Many of our vacation homes within Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes also offer private beach access, free tennis, and access to exclusive community amenities! Remember to take advantage of our digital concierge for handpicked recommendations on vacation homes. Submit your preferred criteria, and we will send you the homes that best suit you!