The 45 minute boat ride from nearby Hilton Head, Savannah or Bluffton makes the stress of the week peel away with the sea breezes and the smell of the ocean.
We have a new Ferry, Daufuskie Island Ferry, which leaves from Hilton Head at the foot of the bridge. Multiple daily runs. Or you can choose a private water taxi from Savannah or Bluffton.
Wind through the centuries old Live Oaks, pass the lush golf course greens on to your cottage. Unlock the door to be welcomed by a magnificent view of the Atlantic just steps away, not behind other cottages. No need to flip coins to see who gets the bigger room, both are the same size, each Large with two Queen beds and large private baths. Completely with hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen with a Caribbean flare.
Relax on the huge screened porch or walk on the wide beach or shady lanes. Explore the Marshes or the inlets by kayak or take a kayak tour of the marsh eco systems.
Ride Golf carts, fly kites, read books, write a book, make s'mores over a campfire, eat at some of the low country restaurants. Live music on the weekends! Lucy Belle's Cafe for breakfast and lunch, School Grounds-our new coffee shop located in the old schoolhouse where author, Pat Conroy taught.
The hardest thing to do on Daufuskie is to decide between walking or running the quiet, clean beach, reading a book, searching for the elusive alligator in the ponds, sighting the Bald Eagles or seasonal Sea Turtle eggs or exploring for historic relics such as Indian arrowheads from the Civil War and ruins from the plantation days.
Or you could visit the Silver Dew Pottery for a lesson and local souvenir. Or visit another famous artist in residence, Chase Allen of the Iron Fish Gallery, or the Island Museum for an education of the island or the Community Farm with it's adorable animals. Local artisans include Daufuskie Blues Textile Shop, Wine and Woodworking Shop, Yoga by Laura Winholt.
Set up a reservation to tour and taste at the Daufuskie Island Rum Distillery or visit the Wine and Woodworking Shop next to Freeport Marina.
Listen to live music at the local restaurants while sipping umbrella and boat drinks while watching people or the sunset.
Or just see what the island offers your senses.
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