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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Star Rating: 4.0
  • Located 40 Miles from Savannah Airport - 130 Shipyard Drive.,
  • Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928 US
  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
  • Located 40 Miles from Savannah Airport - 130 Shipyard Drive.
  • Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928 US


Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a AAA Four Diamond resort offering 340 guestrooms and suites overlooking lushly landscaped semitropical gardens, with spectacular beach and lagoon style swimming pool. Its first class amenities include several dining options, health spa, fitness center and lap pool. The resort also features a 24-hour business center. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the world-class golf and tennis offerings available within Hilton Head's Shipyard complex. The resort is situated 45 miles from Savannah, GA and seven miles from Hilton Head Island airport, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.


For your dining convenience and enjoyment, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers several restaurants, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. All dining outlets are open to resort guests and area residents. For reservations, or more information, call (843) 842-2400

Heyward's Restaurant

The premier restaurant for the Sonesta Resort and Shipyard Plantation. The restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner daily with a Lowcountry flavor. Offering aged steaks to perfection, local seafood and vibrant wine, this fine dining establishment also features views of the lush landscape surrounding the resort. Open for Breakfast and Dinner.

Seacrest Terrace and Patio

The resort's lively outdoor location for lunch and dinner. Seacrest is the place for the island's best seafood and is conveniently located just off of the lobby. An inviting location to sip a cocktail, sit by the fire, and enjoy an always changing menu of the freshest seafood and appetizers. The perfect place for a glass of wine, martini or classic cocktail before or after dinner. Seacrest features patio and terrace seating.

Bayley’s Bar and Terrace

Bayley's transforms throughout the day, and is recognized as the heart of the hotel's hospitality. It is the place for a quick morning coffee, afternoon sweets and refreshments, and sophisticated evening cocktails. Located overlooking the lobby, it welcomes you into the resort.

Sweet Cane Bar and Grill

Sweet Cane is the poolside place to be featuring refreshing beverages and casual dining. It provides a relaxed atmosphere with efficient, professional service. Guests can enjoy an a la carte lunch, daily happy hour promotions, and weekly entertainment. (Seasonally)

Seafood Buffet

Enjoy peel and eat shrimp, fresh oysters on the half shell, steamed mussels and clams, marinated squid, octopus salad, fresh fish grilled, broiled or sauteed, prime rib carved to order with specialty accompaniments, house made dessert and much more! Friday night from 5:30PM - 9:30PM.


When you choose Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island to be the site of your vacation or business trip, you not only get the benefits of staying at one of the finest hotels near Hilton Head, SC, but the many perks of visiting one of South Carolina’s most treasured places. From the many outdoor activities to Hilton Head’s numerous shopping centers, there is sure to be something to fit the interest of every member of your party during your stay on Hilton Head Island.

Some of the many activities available to you when you stay at Sonesta Resort Hilton head Island include:
  • A sunset cruise with dinner
  • The Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum, which offers a variety of nature programs and displays of regional wildlife
  • The Sea Pines Forest Preserve, which features bicycling and hiking options to explore the low country flora and fauna
  • Coligny Plaza — featuring over 60 shops and restaurants and is just steps from the beach
  • Kayak rentals — explore the coastline or take a group tour and get up close with the dolphins
  • Fishing Charters. Get off the island and spend the day on the open sea

Whether you’re looking for Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis resorts or a place to relax and retreat, they offer a range of options to satisfy both. From relaxing in a quiet hammock in the gardens or lounging on the beach, to an afternoon of golf or tennis, to an evening dinner cruise—you’ll find everything you want in reach.


The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island is proud to feature seven championship courses at four prestigious clubs. From the avid golfer, to those who are just starting out, you are sure to find the perfect golf experience within this spectacular offering of award-winning courses. The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island has the ideal course for a morning round of golf with a sumptuous lunch or a week-long getaway with new courses each day.

  • Shipyard Golf Club
  • Palmetto Hall Plantation
  • Port Royal Golf Club
  • Oyster Reef Golf Club
Book your tee time now! Tennis

Hilton Head Island is a world-renowned tennis destination and boasts over 200 courts on the island. Within Shipyard Plantation, you’ll find the Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club — the area’s premier tennis facility. Featuring 20 well-groomed courts, you'll receive first-class instruction from certified coaches. Court surfaces include 14 clay courts, six hard courts and three indoor courts. Van Der Meer offers a full complement of programs for all ages and levels, as well as an exceptional pro shop.


Bike Rentals are available at the resort. In addition to bicycling along the great beaches, Shipyard Plantation offers several miles of pathways, and the Island offers over 50 miles to explore by bike or foot.

Kids Activities:

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island isn’t just an experience for the adults in your party – it’s designed for kids, too! Not only do they offer some of the best Hilton Head hotel deals they are also regularly voted among the best kid-friendly resorts by several family publications that are too numerous to mention.

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center — The options are endless with two miniature golf courses, a video arcade, and an indoor play space
  • Adventure Island — Designed for older kids (ages 10-16), Adventure Island features unique eco-exploration and adventure
  • Coastal Discovery Museum — Visit the museum for nature programs, crafts, and daily entertainment
  • Commander Zodiac Junior Sailing and Dolphin Tours — Basic and advanced classes available to meet the needs of young every young explorer (ages 6-16)
  • Harbour Town Lighthouse Legends Tour — Enjoy the breathtaking views every day from 10 a.m. until sundown
  • The Sandbox — This interactive children’s museum is sure to be a hit among the younger members of your party
  • Sea Pines Recreation Area — Featuring hayrides, scavenger hunts, and crafts, the opportunities to make memories are seemingly endless
  • Sky Pirate Water Adventures — Go fishing, learn to parasail, or try out our new inflatable ride, FlyFish
  • Salty Dog — This popular activity features a meal with entertainment and an adventure all rolled into one

Additionally, they offer a program called ‘Just Us Kids,’ a supervised children’s club that incorporates both fun and learning. The programs include game time, beach adventures, swimming, arts & crafts, and more. Ages 3-5 are welcome in one of the half-day sessions, and ages 6-12 may join them for a half- or full-day program. Lunch and/or snack are provided accordingly. Rates and activities vary seasonally.

Shopping: For more information on Hilton Head Island shopping, contact the concierge. Nearby Adventures:

Island Adventures include: Bike Tours, Boating, Custom Private Adventures, Daufuskie Island, Fishing, Kayaking, Kids/Teen Activities, Paddle Boarding, Surfing and Wellness

Rentals include:
  • Kayak
  • Paddle Board
  • Bikes
  • Beachside Rentals (Beach Chairs, umbrellas & Bocce Ball)
  • Pontoon Boat
  • Power Boat & Captain Rentals

Additional Information

  • Located 40 miles from Savannah Airport
  • Check in time 4 p.m.
  • Check out time 12 p.m.
  • Minimum check in age is 21
  • Resort and Destination fees: $22.00 per room, per night. (To be paid at Hotel)
  • Parking: Both Valet ($10/night) and Self (included in Resort Fee).
  • Pet friendly for dogs up to 35 pounds. Requires a $150.00 non-refundable cleaning fee per stay.
  • Rollaway beds: Yes Fees: $25.00
  • Cribs: Yes Fees: None
  • Refrigerator: Available in every room
  • Internet access: Complimentary

Terms and Conditions


JetBlue does not guarantee that changes can be made on all or parts of packages. To the extent changes can be made, changes must be made 7 days or more prior to the scheduled departure date, are based on availability, and are subject to a fee of $135 per person plus any increase in package price. Name changes are not permitted. A change in the number of occupants per room may change the price of the package. If any changes involve an increase in price/rate, payment will be required at the time of change and the changes will not be effective until payment is received and availability is confirmed by the Travel Suppliers. Terms of change may vary and additional fees may apply to cancellations during holiday travel periods. You will be advised of those additional terms at the time of booking. Changes may be made only by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). No changes will be accepted by email or online. If a change is not made in accordance with JetBlue`s change policy, all money associated with the package will be forfeited. See Terms and Conditions for additional restrictions.


All cancellations must be made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure date and are subject to a fee of $135 per person. Any remaining amount may be applied to a future JetBlue Vacations package and is valid for one year from the date of cancellation. JetBlue Vacations credits may not be used for air-only travel on JetBlue Airways. No refunds will be given for cancellations. Terms of cancellation may vary and additional fees may apply to cancellations during holiday travel periods. You will be advised of those additional terms at the time of booking. Changes may be made only by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). No changes will be accepted by email or online. If a cancellation is not made in accordance with JetBlue`s cancellation policy, all money associated with the package will be forfeited. See Terms and Conditions for additional restrictions.

Driving directions

  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
    130 Shipyard Drive
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    Driving Directions from the Airport: (This route has tolls) Head NORTH on Airways Ave toward Patrick S. Graham Dr. Take the ramp onto I-95 NORTH (Entering South Carolina). Take Exit 8 to merge onto US-278 E/ Independence Blvd toward Beaufort (continue to follow US-278 E). Slight LEFT onto Cross Island Pkwy (partial toll road). Continue onto Palmetto Bay Road (partial toll road). At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto William Hilton Pkwy. Turn RIGHT onto Shipyard Drive. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit and stay on Shipyard Dr. The Sonesta Resort Hilton Island is half mile on the right side.
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