Hilton Head Island, or more simply reffered to as, Hilton Head, is a beautiful resort town located in the southernmost part of South Carolina, near the Georgia border. The Island is named after Captain William Hilton who discovered our island in 1663.
The Island is shaped like a shoe and is twelve miles long and its beaches are on the Atlantic Ocean. We are only twenty miles northeast of Savannah, GA, and ninety miles south of Charleston, SC. Our popular vacation destination attracts more than 2.5 million visitors annually.
Our rich history started with seasonal occupation by Native Americans thousands of years ago, continued on by European exploration and the Sea Island Cotton trade. We were an important base during the Civil War. After the Civil War was over, many ex-slaves retreated to this beautiful Island paradise and now their decendants are known as the Gullah population.
Hilton Head is home to a vast array of wildlife including alligators, deer, loggerhead sea turtles, manatees, hundreds of species of birds, and dolphins.
On this relatively small island we boast over two hundred fifty restaurants, two hundred outlet shops, six marina villages, twelve grocery stores, three movie theaters, and endless amounts of fun. Your group will definitely not be disappointed. There is something for everyone and all ages can find something to enjoy...