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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island


Good for both families and couples, Sonesta combines comfort with a convenient location just steps away from the sandy beaches on Bass Head. Each of the hotel’s 340 rooms boasts a private balcony that overlooks either the Shipyard Plantation grounds, the Atlantic Ocean or the hotel’s own manicured tropical gardens.

While you’re here, you can take advantage of tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools and a supervised kids’ club. Guests can also rent kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles or powerboats, to explore the island. Hilton Head Island is home to more than 80 km (50 miles) of paths. Nearby, you’ll find a host of boutiques, cafés, restaurants and shops at Coligny Plaza.


Sonesta Resort is a great option for those looking for a beach getaway in South Carolina. Its location right on the beach makes it a suitable choice for families who want excellent facilities and activities on their doorstep.

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The hotel offers many different room types, which all have private balconies or patios, high-end bath amenities and high-speed internet access. There are ocean view, garden view or standard view rooms as well as corner rooms that offer sweeping views. You can also choose to stay in one of the suites if you’re looking for more space. All rooms and suites can accommodate up to four people, making them good for families.


Sonesta Resort is part of Shipyard Plantation, an 800-acre residential and resort community in the south end of Hilton Head Island. There are plenty of facilities here including golf courses, tennis courts and jogging trails all within walking distance as well as private access to Bass Head Beach.

Food and drink

Guests can enjoy high-end dining at Heywood’s Restaurant or dine alfresco at the more casual Seacrest Terrace and Patio. Sweet Cane Bar and Grille is a good option for a light lunch by the pool and Sandbar at Marker 72 is a beach bar with tables overlooking the ocean with a come-as-you-are dress code. On Friday nights, Sonesta hosts a seafood buffet with shrimp, oysters, hand-carved prime rib and an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood caught that day.


Sonesta Resort has a supervised kids’ club with a number of activities for children up to the age of 12. The rooms also have pull-out beds, ideal for young children.

Facilities and activities

In addition to all the activities on offer at Sonesta Resort, guests can also use the facilities at the Shipyard Plantation. You’ll find tennis courts, golf courses, and hiking and cycling trails as well as water sports on the beach. The hotel’s Arum Spa also offers a varied menu of treatments.

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