At the top of everyone's list is the fact that Daufuskie is an island accessed only by boat. Whether it's a comfortable passenger ferry from Hilton Head, bucking the currents in a kayak, or arriving on your own craft and tying up in the marina at red marker 36, arrival on Daufuskie's shell-strewn shores takes a degree of effort that is well-rewarded.
Daufuskie is a friendly spot - there's a strong sense of community, and everyone pitches in for the good of the Island, whether it's the school fundraiser, a wedding, or the annual all-island golf tournament held on the public beach. Many of the local residents are skilled artisans and craftspeople who appreciate the support and enthusiasm of neighbors. And, everyone here - visitor, student, paramedic, homeowner, worker - relies on the ferry system, promoting a certain relaxed ambience. Friendships are born on the crossing, deals consummated, romances sparked. And there's always the option of sitting topside, taking in the salty air. As an old - timer put it It's easier to have an emergency here than in a big city Golf - If golf is your game, Daufuskie beckons with three championship courses designed by prominent designers Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morish.
Tennis Tennis buffs can stir up a racket on one of the island's many tennis courts, many lighted for night play Family Activity Center - Daufuskie is a paradise for families with children. Not only are there heated oceanfront swimming pools, there's a teen pool, children's wading pool and even a whirlpool. Also, you'll find special planned programs where kids can discover the difference between a heron and an egret while you pursue your own discoveries.
Club Information-Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa | 800.648.6778
If you wish to get away from it all to a place where even automobiles can't travel but still have all the creature comforts of a country club environment, then Daufuskie Island may be for you! Because of its remote location between Hilton Head Island and the mainland, this small barrier island of approximately 5000 acres has been slow to develop.
Accessible only by boat, much of it is still covered by forests of moss-draped oaks. But now, three developments modeled after Hilton Head plantations have brought resort life to this quiet little island! Haig Point features a unique 29 hole golf course designed by Pete Dye which is rated in the top 1% in America! Among plantation amenities are an equestrian center, racquet club, beach club with pool, and private dock and ferry boats. Club Information - Call 843-686-9204 for complete details. The Melrose Club is truly a "national" club with members from all across the country! Members enjoy the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, the Sportman's Lodge and equestrian center, a beach club, a tennis center, a health club, pools, restaurant, and lounge - everything one would expect in a fine resort! Club Information - Call 843-842-2000 for complete details. Bloody Point Plantation, on Daufuskie's southernmost part, features the Island's only "oceanfront" beach which faces the Atlantic. The others face Calibogue Sound looking across to Hilton Head. It also features a top ranked golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish and has all the other amenities of a world class resort!