I’ve always wanted to visit Hilton Head Island and after looking around for my next Daydream Travelin’ adventure I’m now even more convinced then ever that I want to get lost for a while on Hilton Head. Maybe I’ll just relocate there one day to this charming island with the equally charming history.
All photos courtesy of the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau
All lighthouse images The Harbour Town Lighthouse at The Sea Pines Resort
History of Hilton Head Island
In 1663, English sea captain William Hilton landed on Hilton Head Island and, thus, the seeds of the first successful plantations were sown. Commissioned by a group of Barbados planters to find new land on which to plant sugar and indigo, Hilton soon claimed the Island in the name of the British Crown.
Incorporated as a town in 1983, Hilton Head Island is now home to several environmentally planned resort and residential communities, supporting more than 30,000 full-time residents. These communities have been named “plantations,” but cotton fields have been replaced by lush green golf courses, tennis courts, shimmering lakes and beautifully designed resorts and villas.
Despite this development, much of the Island remains as it was when sighted from William Hilton’s ship more than 300 years ago. Hilton Head Island’s natural beauty, spectacular seascapes and exceptional ecology now beckon a new generation of explorers.
For more information including how you can visit Hilton Island check out all the details on the island’s website.
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I had so much fun last week Daydream Travelin’ that I thought I would make it a weekly occurrence. Every Thursday here on Our Lake Life we’re going to tour some some beautiful and interesting places, at least the ones that strike my fancy anyway. Since we’re just dreaming here I’m going to throw caution to the wind and look for the most beautiful resorts regardless of practicality. What is a good daydream if you can’t be impractical, right? Right!
So without further ado, this week we’re off to St. Martin to the La Samanna Luxury Resort and Spa. A five star island retreat with it’s own beach, now that’s what I’m talking aboout!. Situated on a 55 acre piece of beachfront property on the tiny 37 square mile island of St. Martin, La Samanna is bursting with elegant Mediterranean architecture. When staying take your pick of 83 guestrooms, suites and villas, everyone offering an ocean view.
When it’s time to get out and about La Samanna also offers a Fitness pavilion, Pilates studio, Tennis Courts, Yoga, Freshwater swimming pools. Snorkeling, Scuba, water-skiing, kayak, Wave Runner equipment and instruction, Deep sea fishing and Sailboat rentals can all be arranged for an added fee.
With all that you might just need a getaway to recover from your getaway.
Psst: You can read all about La Samanna here including rates and all that practical stuff I won’t spoil my daydream by mentioning here.
I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to have been on two separate cruises to Bermuda. There’s something about that island that calls me back again and again! From the pink sand beaches to the colorful painted houses I’m in love.
Next time I go I want to spend more time on the island than a cruise affords. I certainly wouldn’t mind spending my next trip to Bermuda at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa! This beautiful resort is nestled on a private peninsula of 30 acres. Featuring 94 cottage style rooms and suites and FOUR private beaches it looks like I place I could get used to in a hurry.b Not to mention the infinity pool and beautiful interiors, this place had me convinced from the first moment I laid my eyes on it. You can read all about Cambridge Beaches here including rates and all that practical stuff I won’t spoil my daydream by mentioning here.
This daydream travel is too much fun! I might just have to make it a weekly occurrence 😉 M