Fodor's Expert Review Fripp Island Resort

1 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island, South Carolina, 29920, USA

On the island made famous in Prince of Tides, with 3½ miles of broad, white beach and unspoiled scenery, this resort has long been known as a safe haven where kids are allowed to roam free, go crabbing at low tide, bike the trails, and swim. There are more than 200 individual villas and homes here instead of a hotel, though there is a variety of small efficiencies. It's a good getaway for sporty types who like to kayak and canoe, play golf or tennis, and go fishing out of the marina. Families love the narrated nature cruise and the nature center, not to mention all the teen activities. There's a pavilion with shops and a choice of restaurants, often with live entertainment, from the rollicking Bonito Boathouse to the sophisticated Beach Club.


  • fun for all ages
  • the beachfront Sandbar has great frozen drinks and live music
  • two golf courses: Ocean Creek and Ocean Point


  • far from Beaufort
  • some dated decor
  • could use another restaurant with contemporary cuisine


Romantic, Views, Family
Near the beach
Local Flavor


Phones: 843-838–1558


210 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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