treehouseUnlike many of the resort-style communities in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island, gorgeous Palmetto Bluff is open to the public. Just 10 minutes from Bluffton and about 30 minutes from Hilton Head Island, the 20,000-acre former hunting preserve is graced by the May River, abundant wildlife and thoughtful development of the five-star Montage Resort.

Tell the greeters that you are going to Wilson Village, where most of the businesses are located, because many of the roads leading to the community’s residential areas are private. Locals know that several fun family activities in this award-winning resort are free.