Harbourtown OakGreat News...about the Hilton Head Area.  We have put together a list of recent awards and accolades with links to these articles.  It is our hope that these will inspire you to make a trip or send an  inquiry to us or your REALTOR about the great properties and awesome place we live in.  138 properties sold since March 1st just on the Island and we will try to save you a seat! 

Hilton Head Area’s most recent Awards and Accolades

Forbes – Bluffton named a top retirement spot

These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In South Carolina

Trip Advisor – Hilton Head is #9 in Best Islands

S.C. ranked No. 2 moving destination

The New York Times -36 Hours in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Fox News – 8 American beaches that are warm NOW

Architectural Digest – John Cougar’s South Carolina Getaway

Smithsonian Institute – America’s Best Small Towns Beaufort #7

America’s top 10 weight loss resorts

Hilton Head Awards

fodors travel hilton head island Hilton Head Island named in 2014 “10 U.S. Islands Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues” by Fodor’s Travel
Hilton Head claims its fair share of outdoor activities (most notably golf), but this island has more going for it than most when it comes to cultural opportunities and upscale restaurants. After a day of beach-biking, tennis, or kayaking, catch a performance by the Hilton Head Choral Society, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, dance, or theater at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
tripadvisor Hilton Head Island has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Islands in the U.S. by voters in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Long known as a golfer’s paradise, Hilton Head Island is heaven for any type of sports enthusiast. Tennis, volleyball, polo, championship golf on some of the best fairways in the United States – those are just a few athletic options.
forbes Bluffton named a top retirement spot in 2014 by ForbesBluffton has made Forbes magazine’s list of the top 25 places to retire. The magazine’s website gives the following pros for the town: “Scenic waters, warm climate, good state tax environment, average home price $197,000, low crime, highly walkable.”

Conde Nast Traveler Touts Inn at Palmetto Bluff as #1 Resort in the United States and #11 Resort in the world
The Sea Pines Resort’s Inn at Harbour Town Named #11 Resort in the South

The readers of Conde Nast Traveller have voted The Inn at Palmetto Bluff as the #1 Resort in the United States and #11 in the world. The Sea Pines Resort’s Inn at Harbour Town was also chosen as the #11 Resort in the South.“This will be the best inn you’ve ever stayed at,” by the May River amid acres of forests and ancient freshwater rice fields. “Superb Southern-style service” comes from staff “who make you feel like you are the first-ever guests.” Rustic cottages are “quiet, secluded, immaculate, and spacious,” with screened porches, white-wood doorways, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, wide pine-plank floors, and hipped metal roofs. “You can do everything—golf, fishing, horseback riding, and a spa are some of the activities—or nothing, and be blissfully happy either way.”
October 2013


travelleis2 Travel + Leisure Readers Honor Two Hilton Head Resorts as World’s Best Awards for Family Travel
The Palmetto Dunes Resort and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff were chosen as by Travel + Leisure readers in their annual World’s Best Awards survey for 2013 Family Travel.
November 1, 2013



Conde Nast Traveler Touts Inn at Palmetto Bluff On Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas List of 2013
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff earned accolades in Conde Nast Traveler’s March issue. The luxury inn was named #7 on the Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas List.

 condenast2   Conde Nast Traveler Touts Inn on Gold List 2013 World’s Best Places to Stay
Conde Nast Traveler’s January issue, ranked #1 Best Place to Stay in SC on the prestigious Gold List 2013 World’s Best Places to Stay.
 parents   Parents Magazine Names Hilton Head Island #1 Beach Town of 2013
Hilton Head Island topped the list in Parents Magazine’s May issue roundup of “Top 10 Best Beach Towns” in the nation.  Parents Magazine has a circulation of 2.2 million readers.
 fox   Fox News Features Island Top of its 10 Beautiful Beach Town Fall Vacations 2013 List in USA
Fox News August 15th report touted the island’s pristine beaches, unique Gullah culture, Coastal Discovery Museum, Zipline Hilton Head & more!  Monthly traffic on FoxNews.com reaches 22,317,515 visitors
 condenast4   Conde Nast Readers Rank Hilton Head Island Among “Top 10 Best U.S. Islands” and 3 Local Resorts to Readers’ Choice Lists
Hilton Head Island and three local resorts were featured in Conde Nast Travelers 25th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the 100 Best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide.Hilton Head Island is among the nation’s top 10 islands at #8. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton was ranked the #1 resort in the southern U.S.
Sea Pines Resort’s Inn at Harbour Town was ranked 11th and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort at 17th for the top resorts in the South.
 southernliving   Southern Living Showcases Hilton Head Island
Southern Living showcases Hilton Head Island in its June 2013 issue “Bliss on a Budget” feature which “five $500 weekends at some of the region’s hottest beaches from Miami to Hilton Head Island.”  Southern Living has a circulation of 2.8 million readers and over 1 million unique visitors each month to its website.
 usnews   U.S. News & World Report Showcased Hilton Head Island at #6 on its Top 10 Best Beaches List 2013
 travelandleisure   Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Feature Lowcountry Inn & Design Firm
Travel + Leisure’s August issue showcased the luxury publication’s annual 2013 reader’s poll, On the list of Top 100 Hotels: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.  At #2, The Castello di Casole, a J Banks Design Group project. The firm won two design awards: Castello di Casole was voted No. 1 resort in Europe & No. 2 in the world.
 usatoday   Lowcountry Inns on USA Today’s Most Romantic Hotels of the South List 2013
USA Today’s most Romantic Hotels of the South finds romance in the Lowcountry. On the list: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff and the Main Street Inn & Spa. USA Today has a print circulation of 1.8 million readers daily. Website reaches a combined 6.6 million readers daily.
 cnbc   CNBC “Street Signs” Touts Island Real Estate-2013
CNBC Viewers received a snapshot view of Hilton Head Island’s real estate market on CNBC’s popular Street Signs program. Part of the network’s Business of the Summer series, focusing on real estate in three East Coast markets.