Fodor's Expert Review Montage Palmetto Bluff

1 Village Park Sq., Bluffton, South Carolina, 29910, USA Fodor's Choice

About 15 minutes from Hilton Head, the Lowcountry's most luxurious resort sits on 20,000 acres that have been transformed into a perfect replica of a small island town, complete with its own clapboard church; as a chauffeured golf cart takes you to your cottage or room, you'll pass the clubhouse, which resembles a mighty antebellum great house. All of the cottages are generously sized—even the one-bedrooms have more than 1,100 square feet of space—and the decor is coastal chic, with sumptuous bedding, gas fireplaces, surround-sound home theaters, and marvelous bathroom suites with steam showers. Your screened-in porch puts you immediately in touch with nature. The spa, among the best in the country, puts you close to heaven with its pampering treatments.

PROS

  • 18-hole May River Golf Club on-site
  • tennis/bocce/croquet complex has an impressive retail shop
  • the river adds both ambience and boat excursions

CONS

  • the mock Southern town is not the real thing
  • isolated from the amenities of Hilton Head
  • escaping in luxury is priced accordingly

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic, Trendy, Views, Family
Sceney
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 843-706–6500 | 855-264–8705

HOTEL DETAILS

50 cottages, 75 inn rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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