Perched on the tranquil shores of the May River, Montage Palmetto Bluff is a luxury low-country resort in the heart of South Carolina. Surrounded by a nature reserve, bicycle trails and waterways, a retreat to the Montage will be nothing short of idyllic.
Stunning and varied accommodations, from traditional lagoon view guestrooms to luxurious and contemporary private homes
Large amount of activities on offer, from dolphin watching tours, cycling, tennis and horse-riding
Beautiful location on the May River with a freshwater lagoon winding through the resort
In the evening, there are opportunities to try out Southern traditions such as porching and culinary delights
Comprised of two beautifully manicured villages, Wilson and Moreland, Montage Palmetto Bluff is a luxury lifestyle resort hidden amongst the swaying Palmetto trees of South Carolina. Offering families and couples the perfect hideaway, guests can be as adventurous or as laid back as they like with plenty of activities yet ample space to unwind and enjoy the Carolina sunshine.
Upon arrival, there is an instant feeling of exclusivity, with a meandering driveway lined with towering Oak trees draped in spanish moss. You will be transported back to the Old South as you approach the beautiful Inn, with its spacious porch complete with rocking chairs and picture-postcard clapboard exterior. Enjoy a cup of sweet tea or fresh lemonade as you check-in, and if you time it right, play with the hotel's canine ambassadors, four friendly labradors who welcome you to the resort.
Once you have checked in, the staff take care of everything, and a friendly doorman will whisk you away to your room. Guest rooms are extremely well appointed and can be found in both the Inn and in the guesthouses overlooking the freshwater lagoon. As you head over the wooden bridges, keep an eye out for a low-lying alligator below, they often bask on the banks of the lagoon soaking up the heat. For added luxury, guests can opt for a more opulent private home that has its own kitchen and living areas, perfect for a family who want a extra space yet all the amenities of a fully serviced hotel. There is even a food market where you can stock up on your favourites, so you don't need even need to leave the resort.
Your time at Montage Palmetto Bluff can be best enjoyed out on the water with Captain Boo, enjoying stunning salt marsh landscapes, spotting wild dolphins playing amongst the seagrass or watching the unique birdlife that call this place their home. Families will love heading out on a fishing excursion, kayaking out to the sandbar or visiting the Shooting Club for an adrenaline filled few hours. Guests will also love spending the afternoon relaxing by the pool or hitting the spa after a morning of adventure. To top off a wonderful day amongst the nature of South Carolina, the hotel offer a selection of culinary delights in the early evening. You can sip on homemade lemonade and indulge in freshly baked cookies during porching hour at the River House or sample traditional Southern cuisine such as shrimp and grits. After dinner at casual Buffalo's, upscale Canoe Club or trendy Coles, kids will love rushing to the firepit to roast s'mores. With an artisan s'more bar cart, guests can chose different flavours of marshmallow and chocolate - a real treat for the whole family.
When to visit
Head to the River House in the evening for s'mores at the firepit and chose your flavour from chocolate, to mocha, to lemon meringue!
Set on the May River, 30 minutes drive from Savannah in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Authentic Lowcountry Lunch
Relish in an indulgent lunch of Southern staples at the renowned Daufuskie Island Crab Company, a highlight of any journey to this South Carolina island.
Daufuskie Island Day Trip
Be whisked away by private golf cart from Palmetto Bluff to meet your captain in the nearby marina for a half-day adventure to Daufuskie Island.
Discover Daufuskie Island
Visit the intriguing Daufuskie Island and be transported back in time to the Old South. This undeveloped Lowcountry gem lies relatively remote off the coast of Bluffton, and you'll have the chance to learn about the rich history of the Gullah.
Palmetto Bluff Dolphin Eco Tour
Explore the backwaters surrounding the beautiful Montage Palmetto Bluff on this 1-3 hour power boat ride. As you whip through the salt marshes, spot wild dolphins swimming and admire stunning low-country scenery of this unspoilt nature reserve.
Spend a day exploring the beautiful Plantations of South Carolina. Lying just outside Charleston on the banks of the Ashley River, there are many plantations well worth a visit to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the Old South.
Private Sunrise Kayaking Tour
Explore the Lowcountry the way it was meant to be seen – by water. Kayak along a tranquil maze of waterways on the May River as the sun rises over the rich wilderness of South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff.
Visit Leopold's Ice Cream Parlour
Serving delicious homemade ice cream and soda fountains since 1919, Leopold's is an institution in Savannah, loved by locals and visitors alike. Indulge in signature flavours and tussle over banana splits, ice cream sandwiches or hot fudge sundaes.