At a Monday breakfast recently, some guests here at Swallowtail remarked how bustling Hilton Head Island seemed, for so early in the season. Their observation prompted us to reflect on the decades of conscious effort behind building awareness and desire for the “shoulder seasons” of Hilton Head Island. The magic of March, when what we laughingly call winter here is past, and the sparkle of October, which a Golf Magazine researcher once called the perfect golf getaway, were at first a pair of messages in a bottle, picked up by insiders and experienced travelers, and repeat visitors, as bits of privileged information.

Looks as if it’s official now. The “shoulder seasons” have come to full flower, and people from all over the world are in on the story. America’s favorite vacation island offers a much wider season of prime time than many at first imagined. The sun is nearly as high here on Hilton Head Island, but the traffic is low, and every attraction, every diversion, every activity that made us America’s favorite is awaiting your arrival.

Beyond the Inside Story

The vacation villas of Swallowtail in Sea Pines are similarly a secret that got out, about how best to enjoy Hilton Head Island. An authentic, groundbreaking development in the discovery of how to offer folks a vacation in paradise that they can look forward to every year, Swallowtail sits at the center of the original dream of this world-class resort – and it remains modestly affordable.

The inside track comes your way sooner, rather than later, because lots of folks learn about Hilton Head Island as a family getaway. When school lets out, our sugar-white beaches get busy. Our 32 golf courses need every hole and every tee time. And our dolphins feel like movie stars, because so many cameras get pointed their way.

These same treasures glitter like inside information between March and Memorial Day, and then again when fall arrives. In autumn, the joys of America’s favorite Island will be quietly awaiting your visit. It’s a time that couples never forget. And the vacation villas of Swallowtail, in the legendary Sea Pines, have a few weeks to choose from, available for you to rent.

Always a Good Time

While it’s true that shoulder seasons widen the embrace of America’s favorite vacation island, there truly are 52 good weeks from which to choose for your island getaway. In midwinter, our island glistens with gentle twinkling lights, memorable restaurants, and a big-city theater and arts scene. As far as temperatures go, midwinter is when you exchange your golf sweater for a golf jacket.

Our six-month summer offers seemingly endless sunshine. About four o’clock each afternoon, a summer breeze ushers in a fresh breath of island air. And summer begins the second or third week of April. High-season rates and traffic are only three months long, so that leaves a lot of time for the smart vacationer to work with.

If we sound proud of our island home, it’s because we are, and we are equally eager to share it. Give us a call and find out about available weeks to rent, here in Swallowtail at Sea Pines. Ask about owning, and you are sure to be surprised how easy we make that, too. Shoulder season or any season, we look forward to welcoming you to Swallowtail.