OmniHiltonHeadResortDoes anything really scream summer like the beach? My husband and I kicked off our summer this year with a little sand and sun at the luxurious Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We had an amazing time relaxing and getting out to experience all of the fun-activities – tennis, golf, kayaking, biking – the area has to offer. While we left the kids home to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary we’re looking forward to bringing them back to this family-friendly resort.

Before you know it the summer will be over and kids will be heading back to school. Starting at $259/night, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is making it easy for families to escape and enjoy some summertime fun with the Family Adventure package, available through Sept. 30, 2012.

From building sand castles and exploring the 11-mile lagoon system at Palmetto dunes to flying kites along the white sanded South Carolina beaches and enjoying the gorgeous emerald Atlantic ocean, this package is designed to entertain the little ones as well as provide parents with a relaxing escape.

Some of the fun that comes with the Family Adventure Package includes:


    * Children’s pale/shovel and kite to fly on the beach
    * picture frame for each registered child to decorate
    * Disposable camera
    * Smores Kit
    * Beach chair and umbrella rental for each registered adult
    * Two hours of Omni Kids Camp

One of the gorgeous pools at the Omni.

Kayaking was a blast; and the views were breathtaking.

I spotted this starfish and some beautiful sea shells on the beach.
You can read more about my recent trip to the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort including my review about the resort, things to do, and where to get the best key lime pie on the island in my article, Hilton Head Island: A Romantic Getaway for Couples.

For more information about the resort and package, visit

Until next time, I’m off and running …

Lorraine Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer and creator of the sites and After two marathons, nine half marathons and countless smaller races she’s still packing her running shoes and looking for her next great race. Lorraine was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show and her life-changing wedding appeared on TLC’s “A Wedding Story.” She lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband, Napoleon and their kids, Miles, 11, and Milan, 9.

Disclosure: My hotel and other accommodations were provided for media review purposes. As always, my thoughts and opinions are all my own.