How to Create the Perfect Pawleys Island Vacation

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The Pawleys Island vacation tradition started long ago, even before the Civil War when wealthy families came to the east coast to take a vacation from the mosquitoes brought on by summer. Some of the original vacation residences are still standing and serve as historical markers of the time between the 1700’s and 1800’s. 




Today, this self-proclaimed “arrogantly shabby” resort town is a favorite destination of many. The laid-back, casual town is lined with unique shops and restaurants, while the unspoiled beauty of marshes and sandy beaches beckon visitors to slow down and drink it all in. While this peace of paradise is the perfect backdrop for your vacation, we have a few tips that will help you create the perfect Pawleys Island vacation.




Set the Tone  I  

Finding the perfect Pawleys Island vacation rental will truly set the tone for your getaway. Whether you’re looking for a cozy condo overlooking the golf course, or an oceanfront dog-friendly rental large enough for a family reunion, we can help you find the ideal accommodations that will set the tone for your vacation.




Outdoor Adventure & Golf  I  

A Pawleys Island vacation has something for everyone. Besides the beach, there are plenty of other outdoor adventures including kayaking, nature tours and dolphin tours. If golf is your game, you’ll have a hard time choosing between award-winning courses like the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club rich with 200-year-old oaks and marshes and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, recognized by GOLF Magazine and Golfweek. The course has also been compared to Augusta National. 




Shopping  I  

If shopping is on the top of your vacation bucket list, Hammock Shops Village is one place you will not want to miss. The iconic Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock shop opened here in 1938, and today there are more than 20 shops that offer an eclectic mix of clothing and handcrafted jewelry, gourmet kitchen items, coastal-inspired gifts and more. While you’re there, you may even catch demonstrations of hammock and basket weaving!




Lowcountry Dining  I  

A visit to the South Carolina Lowcountry isn’t complete without a taste of the regions famous lowcountry cuisine. The upscale Bistro 217 serves lowcountry-inspired dishes with a twist of European and Asian influences. During your Pawleys Island vacation, stop by for lunch and try the Asian Beef Tip Salad. The Seared George’s Bank Scallops is also a popular dinner entrée. If dinner at “home” is more your speed, Get Carried Away Southern Takeout offers family-style dishes including the timeless Lowcountry Boil, and a variety of sandwiches and casseroles such as Shepard’s Pie and Crab Divine. Don’t forget dessert! Anything Froz will hit that sweet tooth with frozen yogurt, smoothies, coffees hot and cold and even Acai bowls.






Now that you know what a Pawleys Island vacation has to offer, let’s get started planning yours!  Feel free to check out our properties or give us a call at 843-314-0376