Southeast travel pro weeblewobble46 found that early May is an ideal time to visit Hilton Head Island, with one problem: it’s a bit early for steamed-crab season. Not that she was about to let a little thing like the off-season keep her from satisfying her crustacean craving with “sweet and tender” crab legs.
The journal Hilton Head Island Moods follows a seafood search to Savannah and back with her steak- and chicken-ordering “landlubber” husband in tow. Happily, the journey ends with all-you-can-eat lowcountry-crab goodness at Parrot Cove, where the couple's excellent meals are paired with “smooth” live entertainment from either end of the restaurant’s plaza.
While not the easiest time to find crab dinners, May is still “one of the best times” to visit the island, says weeblewobble46. “The weather is usually warm and the mosquitoes have not taken over yet. The stores are stocked because the ‘spring break’ visitors have just left and the ‘summer’ family vacationers cannot start to arrive until the end of the month when school lets out.” And where to stay? Our traveler has only good things to say about the Westin Resort & Spa, “a place where you can truly relax and enjoy some quiet time with your family” in a location that’s “great for adventurers"—including the culinary kind.