We just returned from 4 nights in a 'Village Home,' at Palmetto Bluffs. Thus was my husbands choice for vacation (post chemotherapy) and I must say I was reluctant. I had booked an alternate vacation in California, but then realized this trip was not about me. I am glad I went with his request.
What he was looking for was a place to totally kick back and enjoy the property and nature surrounding it. He was spot on. It is actually a bit idyllic, a quaint village, beautiful Inn, nature at its best, and Southern charm, and hospitality at its finest.
From the moment we pulled up to the property, everyone we had the pleasure of meeting were delightful, like family, yet in a professional way. We fell in love with so many of the staff there and would welcome them into our home anytime, and we did extend the invitation to several of them.
The staffing at the adult pool (Meryl, Leon, Michael, and Erwin) not only made us wonderful drinks but were so much fun to be around. Our morning breakfast at Buffalo's was something we looked forward to each day. We thoroughly enjoyed ALL of our Jamaican friends who made sure everything was to our liking. You could tell they love working there and are passionate about their job and just about life in general. You couldn't help but feel like life is amazing (and it is my friends) not to mention the service and food was outstanding.
We took advantage of the kayaks and bikes available to us. Kayaking with the dolphin was surreal and serene. I went out twice everyday just to be with these amazing creatures. Michael in the main store was always willing to call for assistance, and Kevin and Tim (from recreation) always came to aid and assist us in getting us ready to go. Safety is key to them, and they provided us so much help and were so knowledgeable in helping us, and always with a smile.
As far as activities, we took the two hour 'Dolphin Eco' tour with Captain Boo and it was the best! We learned so much and enjoyed listening to his stories. He is one of a kind, and not to be passed up. My husband and son played golf twice, and said it was one of the top 5 courses they had ever played. My son played D1 college golf, and has played all over the country, so that is saying something. Scott and Nolan In the pro shop are the best. The course is spectacular and should not be missed! They played Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head and were very disenchanted. Bicycles are complimentary and it is wonderful riding around and exploring the beautiful property. If you are close to the main village as we were you do not need a golf cart.
There are so many people I would love to recognize, but I would have to go on for days. The manager of Guest Services, David Smiley is a class act. He is everything a property of this caliber needs. This property deserves the 'Montage' title, and David makes sure of that.
In closing, I will first say that I am sorry for those of you that I didn't mention by name. People too often write reviews to complain, and I understand that, however, when accolades deserve to be given, let's make an effort of giving them. The employees here are more than willing to please, and to serve. Let's remember to thank them for it.
We can't wait to return. I miss the low country already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montage Palmetto Bluff, a prestigious luxury inn with gracious South Carolina cottages and village homes, is located along the May River. Just 30 minutes from nearby Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC, the resort has beautifully appointed cottages, cottage suites and resort rooms as well as luxury two, three and four bedroom home rentals. Spa Montage is one of the top-rated spas in the United States. 6 on-property restaurants and a gourmet food shop all provide for an array of dining options from casual to exquisite. Multiple pool facilities, fitness centers and a movement studio with complimentary classes are available. Extensive activities are offered including: equestrian, boating, kayaking, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and croquet and tennis facility. The resort also features a wealth of stunning and intimate locations for weddings and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Hotel Bluffton
- Hotel At Palmetto Bluff
- Resort At Palmetto Bluff