10 BEST Resorts in South Carolina

There are many great resorts in South Carolina, each with its own unique features and amenities. While staying at an Airbnb or VRBO is a great way to travel the Carolinas, resorts offer a variety of activities, all-inclusive packages, luxurious accommodations, convenient locations, and absolutely exceptional service.

Staying at a resort in South Carolina can provide a relaxing and enjoyable vacation experience with various activities, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional service.

From Kiawah Island to Myrtle Beach we are breaking down a few of the best resorts in South Carolina for your vacation!


Best Resorts in South Carolina


1. Anderson Ocean Club and Spa (Myrtle Beach)

Anderson Ocean Club and Spa
Anderson Ocean Club and Spa / Best Resorts In South Carolina

While staying at a Myrtle Beach VRBO can be a wonderful experience, they don’t often have the best location. If a location right in Myrtle Beach is what you’re seeking, look no further than Anderson Ocean Club and Spa. Beyond the property’s unique architecture, you’ll find an array of amenities including a full spa, a swimming pool, a gym, a lazy river, a hot tub and several dining options.  

Studio accommodation features free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, dining areas and balconies. 


2. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (Hilton Head)

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town - The Sea Pines Resort
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Welcoming, picturesque, central and luxurious.  These are words that could be used to describe The Inn & Club at Harbour Town – The Sea Pines Resort. As one of the top resorts on Hilton Head Island, you can expect a range of amenities to make your stay enjoyable such as exclusive beach club access, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, several dining options (in case you don’t want to check out the best Hilton Head Restaurants) and a golf course.  

Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and soaking tubs are standard in every room, but if you book a two-bedroom suite, you’ll also enjoy a kitchenette and balcony. 


3. Wild Dunes Resort (Isle of Palms)

Wild Dunes Resort
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Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, or as a family, there are amenities and activities available for everyone at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. On-site, you’ll find two golf courses, bicycle rentals, tennis courts, an art gallery, several restaurants and bars and a luxurious spa. 

Don’t know how to play golf or tennis and would like to learn? Lessons are offered at the resort. Whether you book one of the traditional guest rooms of spacious condos, you can expect a range of amenities including coffee facilities and flat-screen televisions.

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4. North Beach Resort & Villas (North Myrtle Beach)

North Beach Resort & Villas
North Beach Resort & Villas / Best Resorts In South Carolina

Situated on an 8-acre island in Myrtle Beach, the North Beach Resort & Villas is a luxurious oceanfront property offering spacious villas and condos, a full-service spa, several swimming pools and an amazing steak house restaurant with an extensive selection of wines.

All rooms feature kitchens, laundry facilities and flat-screen televisions while some suites also have a Jacuzzi tub. 

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5. Sonesta Resort (Hilton Head Island)

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island / Best Resorts In South Carolina

Located across 11 acres on Hilton Head Island, Sonesta Resort is widely known for its Southern hospitality and laid-back ambiance. During a stay at this lovely property, you’ll enjoy locally-inspired meals at Heyward’s Restaurant and sip delicious cocktails at Seacrest Terrace and Patio. 

Spend an afternoon being pampered in the on-site spa or hang out in your comfortable guest room that’s equipped with an iHome docking station, coffee facilities and mini-fridge. Each room also has views of either the ocean, gardens, or plantation grounds. 


6. Island Vista Resort (Myrtle Beach)

Island Vista Resort
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Located only five miles from Myrtle Beach, Island Vista Resort is a lovely oceanfront property with many amenities to make your visit memorable. Spa treatments, a swimming pool, a gym, several dining options and a cocktail bar are among some of the things you’ll enjoy on-site.

In your spacious and comfortable guest room, you’ll find a kitchen, living area, balcony and free Wi-Fi.


7. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Kiawah Island)

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort / Best Hotels In South Carolina

Many consider The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island to be the best resort in the region, and it’s no wonder! The first thing you’ll notice upon arrival is the beautiful grounds. The second thing you’ll notice is the exceptional service. 

While the beaches will no doubt be a big draw, you’ll love the facilities that are available right on-site including a gym, a restaurant and luxurious guest rooms equipped with everything you need for comfort and convenience. Although this is one of the best beaches near Charleston, if you wish to take a day trip from the resort, the city of Charleston is only 21 miles away. 

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8. Montage Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton)

Montage Palmetto Bluff
Montage Palmetto Bluff / Best Hotels In South Carolina

Montage Palmetto Bluff is a beautiful property situated on the May River. During a stay at this resort, you’ll enjoy access to a luxurious spa, a golf course and a delicious Bluffton seafood restaurant. 

Wake up each morning to an array of activities including paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and day trips to various destinations in the region. End each day with a nightcap on one of the screened porches as the sun goes down before retreating to your cozy guest room.


9. The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor / Best Hotels In South Carolina

How does a private sandy beach sound? Sounds like paradise, right? Well, at The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, paradise is more than just a private beach!  

Situated in Mount Pleasant, this amazing place also has a full spa, a restaurant, four lounges and several swimming pools including one that is reserved for guests who want some peace and quiet.   

When it comes to your room, you can choose one with waterfront or harbor views and each room features coffee facilities, a flat-screen television and a mini-fridge.  The suites take the luxury up a notch with fireplaces and balconies. 

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10. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes (Myrtle Beach)

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes / Best Resorts in South Carolina

The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are spacious and the views are spectacular but there’s so much more to like about Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Things such as in-room spa treatments and complimentary shuttle service to a private stretch of sandy beach with umbrellas and chairs are what make staying at this resort extra special. 

Then there are the rooms; balconies, flat-screen televisions and luxury toiletries are just some of the amenities you’ll enjoy in your guest room. Another great thing about this resort? It’s only a ten-minute drive away from Myrtle Beach. 

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About Natasha

Natasha moved to North Carolina for college years ago (but she's not trying to age herself here). Her days were spent reading a book on the beach and enjoying a cold glass of sweet tea in between classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Upon graduation, she met her partner, Cameron, and they traveled the world together crossing 85 countries and six continents. After, six years of international travel they settled down and launched Lost in the Carolinas to share their experiences about and travel tips on South Carolina and North Carolina.

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