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About Hilton Head Health
Located on four acres along the island's southern coast, Hilton Head Health is a weight loss and health resort that has been recognized as a "Top Ten Best for Weight Loss" resort for the past five consecutive years in SpaFinder's annual Readers' Choice Awards. With over 35 years of experience, the resort offers lifestyle-modification programs founded on three core elements—fitness, nutrition, and SELF (stress management, empowerment, longevity and fulfillment)—in a personalized, relaxed setting.
The resort's structured wellness program is designed to promote self-reflection and a long-term approach to healthy living, through interactive group and individual sessions, a host of fitness pursuits, nutritious cooking activities, and a secluded, tranquil environment set in Hilton Head Island's laid-back low country. Guest rooms include semiprivate or private villas within the gated community of Shipyard Plantation, and the resort serves balanced, portion-controlled cuisine.
Awards & Accolades
2012 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Fitness Program
- 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Going Solo
- 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Golf
- 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Pet Friendly
- 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Weight Loss
2011 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Going Solo
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Men
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Pilates
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Spa Professional
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Water Sports
- 2011 Readers Choice Awards - Weight Loss
2010 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Best for Affordability
- Best for Going Solo
- Best for Water Sports
- Best for Weight Loss
2008 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Best for Men
- Best for Weight Loss
2007 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for:
- Best for Weight Loss
Services View Treatments Menu
Hilton Head Health offers a one- to six-week coeducational Healthy Lifestyle™ program based upon three fundamentals: fitness, nutrition, and SELF (stress management, empowerment, longevity, and fulfillment). The program fees include accommodations in either a private or semiprivate villa, all meals and snacks, health screening, unlimited access to daily fitness classes, nutritional classes and cooking demonstrations, and group lifestyle sessions. Day passes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Guests can complement their stay with massages at the 2,000-square-foot spa, including reflexology, hot stone, and therapeutic/deep tissue. In-villa massages are also offered.
Facilities & Amenities
Fitness & Activities
Pilates with Reformer
Nutrition Consultation or Therapy
Hilton Head Health
Hilton Head Health InstituteBy JudithD | July 4, 2012
Felt InvisibleBy SusanB | January 30, 2012
Response from Hilton Head Health
Dear Susan B, I’m sorry to hear you had an unpleasant experience. I can assure you that since your visit in 2011, we’ve upgraded our accommodations. Each villa is owned by a different owner – and we continue to improve the consistency of the quality. Just as we continue to improve our program by introducing new lectures and activities, we are taking steps to improve our accommodations. We also continue to expand and improve on our menu offerings. Several guests find that our gourmet cuisine is one of the highlights of our program – so much so that we offer regular cooking demonstrations, classes and fine dining experiences in our Culinary Arts Center. I encourage you to visit us again and experience the new Hilton Head Health! Live Healthy, Robert S. Moore President & CEO
The very best of everything!By JanetT | June 19, 2011
Looking for a Healthy Vacation? This place is the best!By LeslieG | November 25, 2009
Location & Hours
Monday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Hilton Head Health14 Valencia Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
- Two airports serve Hilton Head Airport: Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, about a one-hour drive from the property, and the Hilton Head Island Airport, located approximately 15 minutes away.
- Minimum spa age is 18.
- The resort recommends guests bring comfortable clothing--shorts and T-shirts in the summer and sweat suits for the cooler months--as well as swimsuits and well-fitting exercise shoes (fitting and purchase of shoes are available at the Institute).
- Dogs are permitted in certain accommodations; a $250 fee applies.
- Summer high temperatures can peak at about 90° F (72° C), while high temps in the winter reach approximately 60° F (38° C).
Facilities & Amenities
A typical day provides a wide-ranging itinerary of educational, fitness, and recreational opportunities. Blocks of time allotted for exercise may include cardio boxing, water fitness, yoga, and cardio, and health education sessions are conducted in both lecture format and small group discussions. Schedules vary according to the length of the program in which the guest is enrolled. Additional offerings such as metabolic and fitness assessments, tennis and golf lessons, personal training sessions, and health and dietitian consultations are available to enhance the well-being experience. Guests can also partake in many outdoor activies such as kayaking excursions, beach boot camps, and bike tours.
During their downtime, guests can explore the nearby cities of Savannah and Beaufort, located within a half hour from the property, as well as Charleston, about 90 minutes away. Hilton Head offers 12 miles of white-sand beaches, nature preserves, including the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Reserve and Sea Pines Forest Reserve, and more than 50 miles of walking and cycling paths (bike rentals are available on site). There is also a swimming pool and retail boutique.
Rooms & Dining
Guest accommodations include one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas located in the Shipyard Plantation gated community, within 1.2 miles of the property's main building. Personal condos can be reserved upon request.
Portion-controlled meal plans at Hilton Head Health include breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as nutritious snacks. Designed to enhance the overall spa experience, balanced gourmet dishes showcase locally sourced, organic ingredients and are calorically appropriate and low in fat while still being high in flavor. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Menus include such items as Herb Roasted Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Chicken Santa Fe, and the Rosemary and Lavender Sea Bass.