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5 Nov 2021

As 2021 draws to a close now is the perfect time to be planning the perfect getaway. And when perfection is what you seek, starting with the #1 island in all of the country is a great place to begin!

In Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards readers unanimously selected Hilton Head as the best island in the continental U.S. for the fifth year in a row!!!!! [5 years deserves 5 exclamation points]

This is an amazing honor, and to have received it year in and year out from a national audience for 5 straight years speaks to the overwhelming attraction people have for this truly unique island. If that weren’t enough, they also voted Hilton Head the #2 island in the world for 5 years running. Do you know how many other places can say that? Zero!

Savannah / Hilton Head Island International Airport was also voted “#2 Domestic Airport" in this year's Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. You can also choose to fly right into the heart of the island at the growing Hilton Head Island Airport now with service offered from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to select cities. With the runway extension there are a lot of new carriers and flights.  Plus, United Airlines will offer seasonal, twice-daily flights from Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare, and New York / Newark.

In addition to all those new ways to get to Hilton Head, Southwest Airlines added service to the Savannah / Hilton Head Island International Airport  in 2021 with new nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Nashville.

The numbers just keep adding up in your favor. Let’s start with the not 5, not 10, but 12 miles of beach–from riding the waves, to building sandcastles to doing absolutely nothing at all, there’s endless island fun to be had. Bird watching to birdie scoring [warning, this will not be our last golf reference]. Seafood to sea cruises. Jet skiing to zip lining. Dolphin watching to fireworks viewing. Shopping to shelling. No other location has this unique blend of all the upscale amenities and activities one could want to be balanced with an idyllic, natural coastal habitat.

12 miles of beautiful beaches is impressive, but how about a bigger number like you getting in 18 [or 36, or even 72]? Yes, along with salty sea breezes golf is most definitely in the air, and so are birdies and eagles. We're not just talking great Blue Herons and White Egrets [you'll see plenty of those too], we're talking sticking greens and sinking putts. We're talking golf, golf, and more golf. Hilton Head Island has courses that will test the nerve and skill of everyone from scratch golfers to high handicappers, so whether you can grip it and rip it or just making contact makes you happy this island will have you calling, FORE!!

There are more than 30 golf courses on the island. Many of them world-class tracks such as Atlantic Dunes in Sea Pines Resort, which was named the National Golf Course Owners Association’s “National Course of The Year.” Or the Robert Trent Jones course—one of three Championship courses in Palmetto Dunes—that is considered to be one of the best golf courses in the Southeast, and named by Golf Week as one of the “Best Resort Golf Courses” in 2018. And let’s not forget Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort. The course that literally put Hilton Head Island on the map, and more than 40 years later, it remains one of the most revered courses in the world. Home to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR eventthis distinguished course puts your game to the ultimate test while taking your breath away with its unsurpassed natural island setting.

You don’t have to do the math, but we will. All these numbers add up to one thing; you having the best Hilton Head Island experience possible filled with memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Now that you know what makes Hilton Head Island the best place to get away to in 2022, discover what makes The Vacation Company the best property management and vacation rental company on the island. Choose from our exclusive portfolio of nearly 400 Hilton Head properties in Sea Pines, North and South Forest Beach, Shipyard, Shelter Cove, Palmetto Dunes, and other mid-island beach communities. We’ve got it all, from breathtaking oceanfront estates to beach-chic golf course villas. Let one of our local island experts plan your perfect escape from the everyday. Because at The Vacation Company, we bring you only the best Hilton Head Island has to offer. Call 1-843-686-6100 and let one of our reservation specialists help you make your plans for the 2022 Vacation you've been waiting for.