Gorgeous near-ocean villas, three golf courses, a beautiful beach and a rich history characterize the Port Royal Village area of Hilton Head.
This is where the Yankees staged the largest Naval battle of the Civil war and established the Hilton Head link of the Southern blockade, effectively cutting off the export of goods to finance the Southern side of the war.
Now, Port Royal is all about golf, tennis, water and sun. Within the resort are three 18-hole golf courses. Planters Row was the site of the Hilton Head Seniors International Golf Tournament and rated one of Golf Reporter Magazine's top 50 courses in the Carolinas. The Robbers Row course was recently redesigned by Pete Dye.
Within the Port Royal Village resort is a picnic area, restaurants, pools, walking and cycling paths, a beach park playground, and the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (there's a Starbucks in the Westin as well. You're welcome).
The luxury villas and condos near the water, which often serve as investment properties as well as vacation homes for the owners, have garden patios and balconies, many with tranquil golf and/or lagoon views.
Port Royal is close to two large upscale grocery stores and shopping areas with boutiques, antiques and galleries. Fine dining is nearby and next door at the Westin. Also close by is the Hilton Head airport, and the Coastal Discovery Museum which conducts tours exploring the area's history, much of which is centered in the Port Royal area.
The nearby Islander's Beach Park is located at beach marker 110 - 110A and is a wonderful island favorite. The park is open from dawn to dusk daily and has metered parking, showers, bathrooms, a picnic pavillion, charcoal grills, a playground and a handicap accessible beach boardwalk. See hours and parking details HERE