Nestled among the lush, verdant landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry, Palmetto Bluff stands as a testament to refined luxury and natural splendor. As you journey through the gates into this luxurious 20,000 acre resort, located just a short distance from the history and allure of Savannah, you’re greeted by a scene straight out of a Southern fairy tale. Moss-draped live oaks line the winding roads, their gnarled branches reaching skyward as if in silent salute to arriving guests and residents alike. The air is thick with the heady perfume of magnolia blossoms, and the sounds of nature—chirping birds, rustling leaves, and the gentle lapping of water against the riverbanks—all designed by nature to create a symphony of pure serenity.

Before you start planning a getaway to this luxurious, lowcountry resort, we’ve gathered some of the top things to know, see and explore during your stay.  While it’s true, some simply incredible experiences await behind the gates of Palmetto Bluff, you might also enjoy exploring Old Town Bluffton during your stay.



Within the backdrop of the renowned Palmetto Bluff resort, a diverse tapestry of lodging options awaits, each offering its own unique charm and allure. Wilson Village boasts classic, lowcountry-style homes, with modern amenities and expansive views of Wilson Village’s iconic waterfront and picturesque village square. For those seeking a more intimate retreat, the cottages nestled along the lagoons and inland waterway offer a cozy sanctuary and soothing backdrop to your stay. Meanwhile, the secluded enclave of Moreland Village beckons, where rustic retreats and vistas overlooking the vibrant marsh and tidal creeks that meander from the May River, provide the perfect backdrop for a serene getaway.

Exterior view of Lakeview Villa in Wilson Village Palmetto Bluff




Exterior image of bike riding along the trails in Palmetto Bluff SC. Trees and nature on gravel trail

So what makes Palmetto Bluff a destination like no other? Many guests agree that it’s the abundance of adventures that await around every corner. Whether you’re exploring the winding trails on a leisurely bike ride or setting out on a boat excursion along the May River, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this idyllic setting. Explore the tranquil waters of the May River, where kayaking adventures offer glimpses of playful dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat.


View of kayakers enjoying a kayak along the tidal creek and Cauley's Creek in Palmetto Bluff SC


For fishing enthusiasts, cast your line and discover the thrill of fishing for any of the many variety of fish that call these waters home. The May River offers a bounty of opportunities to reel in a variety of local fish species, from speckled trout and redfish to flounder and sheepshead.

Meanwhile, golf enthusiasts can hone their skills on the prestigious Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Golf Course, where greens and fairways are framed by panoramic views of the surrounding beauty, or the newly opened 9-hole course, Crossroads.  This unique, nine-hole course created by King-Collins is reversible, and has a layout that encourages players to create their own style of play.



The Moreland Treehouse in Palmetto Bluff SC

And then there are the treehouses—elevated escapes that offer a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding canopy that provide the perfect vantage point for taking in the breathtaking vistas. These enchanting Palmetto Bluff treehouses, perched high above towering pines and oaks, offer a secluded retreat amidst the verdant display of the surrounding canopy. Climb the stairs, step inside and discover the detail that defines each treehouse and experience the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.



But perhaps what sets Palmetto Bluff apart more than anything else is its unwavering commitment to conservation. Through the efforts of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, the resort is dedicated to preserving the natural habitats and fostering biodiversity within its borders, ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy the same pristine beauty that draws visitors from around the world. Explore the pristine wilderness that surrounds the resort, from the majestic live oaks, loblolly pines, southern magnolias, Southern red oaks, laurel oaks and water oaks are intermingled, and the fragrant eastern red cedar.

Walking the conservation trails along Cauley's Creek in Palmetto Bluff

Much of the low growth understory is a mix of wax myrtle and yaupon holly trees, both of which provide a fresh punch of greenery throughout the seasons, along with a mix of palms. Learn about the vital conservation efforts underway to preserve and protect this precious ecosystem for generations to come, from habitat restoration projects to initiatives aimed at fostering biodiversity.



Indulge your palate at one of the resort’s eight dining venues, where culinary masterpieces, from sumptuous seafood feasts to decadent desserts, each crafted from the freshest local ingredients celebrating the rich culinary heritage of the region. Tantalize your taste buds with a culinary journey that reflects the flavors of the lowcountry. In Wilson Village enjoy the casual fare and family friendly atmosphere at Buffalos, or plan a dinner highlighted by exquisite, elevated Southern cuisine at the luxe, River House restaurant. The kids can indulge in ice cream cones from Melt. The Montage Hotel includes the world-class Octogan restaurant.

Exterior View of Buffalos restaurant in Palmetto Bluff SC

In Moreland Village, you’ll appreciate breakfast and lunch offerings at the Canteen, or a dinner at Coles, adjacent to the popular Boundary Bowling Alley.

Exterior view of the Canteen eatery in Moreland Village Palmetto Bluff

time honored rituals

At Palmetto Bluff, luxury transcends mere extravagance – it’s a place where you often are begging for time to stand still. That’s why, no visit to Palmetto Bluff would be complete without time spent relaxing on the porch. Quiet afternoons invite the time-honored, southern tradition of spending time on a covered southern-style porch, seamlessly easing into happy hour as the evening approaches. And, as the sun sets on another day, gather around a fire pit for the nightly tradition of s’mores overlooking river views. These traditions are woven into the fabric of daily life at Palmetto Bluff, creating moments of pure magic that linger long after your vacation has ended.

stay in luxury

You’re sure to enjoy your stay in Palmetto Bluff when your trip includes all the comforts offered with a stay booked in our portfolio of luxury vacation homes. Our collection of rentals features incredible amenities and superb locations. There are so many things you can do on the property and the scenic, breathtaking backdrop of the Lowcountry surrounds you in Palmetto Bluff, with gorgeous oak trees, vast waterways and a laid-back, serene lifestyle. Let our Concierge team plan a fishing charter for you and your friends, or have a private chef waiting to cook your catch-of-the-day while you sit around the fire pit with a cocktail, telling stories of the big one that got away. And, while you’re there, why not plan a southern-style happy hour on the porch, or travel by private water taxi to explore the Bluffton Farmers Market? With our Guide to Exclusive Experiences, these are just some of the ways you customize your stay for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation – and we have a team of people ready to help you plan it all.

In the end, Palmetto Bluff is more than just a destination—it’s a sanctuary for the soul, where luxury and nature converge, setting the stage for a truly unforgettable experience amidst the timeless beauty of the Lowcountry. Every moment is an invitation to indulge your senses, nourish your soul, and forge memories that will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to Palmetto Bluff, where extraordinary experiences await at every turn.