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How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Palmetto Bluff

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Apr 30, 2022

Visit Palmetto Bluff and Bask In Vacation Bliss

Palmetto Bluff is a favorite destination for many due to its rich hospitality as well as its many luxurious features. A trip to the coastal plains not only provides fascinating sights and experiences, but it also offers delicious Lowcountry cuisine, a variety of cultural events, and a wealth of historical architecture. Palmetto Bluff provides a deluxe vacation experience unlike any other, and will leave you with lasting memories that you will cherish for life. In fact, many visitors to Palmetto Bluff choose to become full time residents. During your stay at the Bluff, you can take advantage of numerous lavish amenities and extraordinary excursions that will make your stay unforgettable.

Continue reading to discover how to make the most of your visit to Palmetto Bluff.

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Montage Palmetto Bluff offers a variety of scheduled and planned activities to enjoy alone or with your loved ones, making it the ideal base for Lowcountry excursions. The cottages and suites are located in Moreland Village and Wilson Village in the heart of Palmetto Bluff. The Lowcountry style homes are complemented by a whimsical organic terrain. Verandas and screened in porches provide optimal interaction with the natural landscape and are a staple when it comes to Lowcountry architecture.

Besides staying in the finest cottages and homes, you will also be able to enjoy many of the opulent amenities afforded to the community. Grab a bite to eat at one of our culinary spots upon arrival to take advantage of Palmetto Bluff’s enticing dining options. Following a delicious southern meal, take part in some of the Bluff’s many recreational activities.

Discover your inner equestrian by exploring our riding trails and state-of-the-art stables. There is no doubt that you will be captivated by the terrain and views along with the luxurious accommodations for you and your equine companion. If you prefer a bit of rest and relaxation during your stay, try a hydrafacial and full body massage at Spa Montage. In addition to being pampered, you can also peruse the boutiques and galleries in Wilson Village.

Montage Palmetto Bluff offers guests an amazing southern coastal view and an intimate experience of nature and the landscape of the Lowcountry. Get out and delve into events such as the Veuve Clicquot Picnic + Pedal. You’ll be able to enjoy the finest Veuve Clicquot sparkling wine paired with your choice of exquisite tapas and delectable sweets. After you’ve enjoyed the picnic, you’ll go on a bike ride through picturesque paths and trails. Our resort style accommodations provide exciting adventures and unforgettable memories.

Indulge in Community Amenities

Moving on to the various neighborhoods in Palmetto Bluff, Wilson Village stands out as the most notable. It was the first neighborhood to be established in the community and houses many of the area’s most popular shops. In RT’s Market, you can find all of your food and personal item needs under one roof. Retail wise, PB Outfitters is one of the best places to visit. They have a variety of items available that will allow you to express your southern style. Many of the items are embroidered with Palmetto Bluff logos so you will always have a memento of your visit to the Lowcountry.

For those who enjoy the arts, the FLOW Gallery & Workshop exhibits the work of our local artists in residence. This experience is captivating and provides a unique insight into the rich history and culture of the region. Having worked up an appetite while exploring the area and local art, you can then explore the various dining options in the neighborhood.

A number of restaurants are located in Willson Village, including Buffalo’s, Riverhouse, and new additions such as Hush and Buzz. Buffalo’s and River House offer some of the best local cuisine to enjoy during lunchtime, and if you feel drained from the sun, a nice cup of coffee from Buzz will fill you up again. Hush is a charming speakeasy offering a wide variety of libations for your evening pleasure. Visit Moreland Village if you would like to experience even more diversified dining options, which include Canteen’s on-the-go cuisine or Flame Food Truck’s Italian inspired menu. There are numerous options to get you started, then feel free to embark on a stroll through the Old Bluffton to enrich your stay.

Related: Italian Inspired: Flame Food Truck | Palmetto Bluff Stories

Take a Stroll in Old Town Bluffton

In addition to many exciting attractions, great dining options, and more, Bluffton has plenty to offer for a successful vacation. Bluffton’s Shell Art Trail is one of the town’s most fascinating attractions. The exhibit offers visitors an opportunity to see a variety of local art and to gain an understanding of the town’s history. The trail is constructed from repurposed giant oyster shells and extends across Bluffton’s historic district.

You will find a map and a list of questions related to the attraction on the back of your trail passbook. These questions are answered by reading the plaques on the shells. Along the way, you will find amazing shells and discover interesting facts about oysters in addition to discovering the beauty of the local artwork. Besides dolphin watching and fishing, Bluffton offers a host of other activities including flatwater kayaking and fishing for you to enjoy during your vacation.

Explore the Conservancy

Palmetto Bluff focuses on sustainability and drives conservation efforts in the area. The conservancy offers a glimpse into the tranquil yet diverse wildlife that abounds within your own backyard. Incorporated in 2003, the Conservancy protects natural habitats such as the lush maritime forests and marshes, as well as providing a natural sanctuary for an array of species. They offer various workshops for the community where they can learn about conservation efforts, the landscape, and wildlife.

As a visitor and resident, you’re offered the opportunity to take part in the various research lessons and excursions facilitated by wildlife experts. One of the most popular workshops is Feederwatch, where you can observe the bird feeders spread throughout the conservancy and learn interesting facts about different species and their feed preferences.

If you want to experience the natural lure of the Bluff on your own, you can take a stroll through the canopy of live oaks at River Road Preserve and get to know the landscape. As you explore the Lowcountry, your relationship with nature will provide a window into history and culture, making for a memorable getaway.

Cruise the May River or Inland Water Trail

The May River makes for an excellent place for flatwater exploration. You may opt to paddleboard, kayak, or canoe to experience the May River on a smaller scale. In the Lowcountry, the waters are calm and flat, making it a favorable area for standup paddleboarding as well.

The best way to experience the May River and the water trails is by taking a Duffy boat ride. The tour takes you along the winding path of the inland water trail and offers picturesque views along the way. The captain of the boat has a wealth of knowledge and will give you an in-depth understanding of the local wildlife as well as give a general overview of the landscape.

If you enjoy fishing as a sport or simply as a way to unwind, you’ll find plenty of places to set up and cast a line. Fishermen of all skill levels will find fishing in these waters challenging, as the local fauna ranges from largemouth bass and bream to redfish and copia. Consequently, you may cast from the banks for a calm and relaxing fishing trip or try your hand at fly fishing. While you’re casting a line, you might enjoy a nice riverside picnic to really get in touch with your senses and take in the natural beauty that is the Bluff. You can see various sights from the community and reconnect with yourself.

Golf Like the Pros

The golfing experience in South Carolina is unparalleled. There are so many courses to choose from with amazing weather year-long. At Palmetto Bluff, you can tee off at the Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Golf Club for an unforgettable golfing experience. There are several holes positioned along the scenic May River banks that provide a unique golfing experience and a challenge for all skill levels.

This par 72 course stretches across 7,171 yards of serene Lowcountry landscape. In Hilton Head, many professional tournaments are held, including the RBC Heritage PGA Tour event. Whether you are interested in showing off your skills or watching the pros, a round of golf is sure to add to your Lowcountry adventure.

Plan Your Vacation

From luxurious amenities to world-class attractions, Palmetto Bluff offers something for everyone. Take advantage of the Lowcountry’s restaurants for an authentic dining experience, or take advantage of outdoor activities and exploration of the conservancy. You can even play golf alongside professional players on Jack Nicklaus’ signature course.

We are confident that you will experience an unforgettable time during your visit, during which you may decide to join our community and live the Palmetto Bluff lifestyle. Community members have access to these activities and a wide variety of other exclusive amenities. Book your stay here or click the button below to explore our homes and indulge in everything The Bluff has to offer.

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