The TRADITION Continues

Daufuskie Island is the southernmost tip of South Carolina on the Atlantic coast, and lies between Hilton Head Island, SC and Tybee Island GA. Estimated to be between 80,000 and 120,000 years old, the ancient island has been inhabited for nearly 4,000 years. With no bridge to the mainland and access only by water, many of the island’s historical artifacts and much of its natural beauty have remained unspoiled and intact.

Today, islanders continue to work hard to preserve its immense natural beauty and rich history. Once you step foot on the island, you know you’re in a very unique place, and many visitors say they feel like they have been transported back to a simpler, friendlier time. 

Visitors to Daufuskie enjoy exploring the island’s sand roads, secluded beaches, and abundant maritime forests, discovering fascinating wildlife and natural beauty around every bend. A variety of unique shops and restaurants are open, and islanders are happy to share their southern hospitality, and help you experience the joy of their lowcountry island home.





The hum of the engine, the caress of the waves, and the whisper of the wind are the beginnings of your Daufuskie Island experience. Something good has already happened by the time you arrive.

 Melrose Resort is accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry. Several private companies provide transportation to the Melrose dock where you will be met by a driver and our Melrose Guest Services van. Simply let us know your travel details, and we will help you choose the best passenger ferry service to accommodate your schedule and any special needs.

Call  843.342.2922 for assistance




EXPERIENCE tradition

Daufuskie Island is steeped in culture, history, and art, and Melrose Resort is dedicated to showing the world what this unique Lowcounty island has to offer. Enjoy these videos, and stay tuned for updates and additions featuring local businesses and colorful island characters.   



Chase Allen of Iron Fish Gallery was kind enough to give us a one-on-one about his history with Daufuskie and what he sees in its future. *Check out ironfishart.com for more information about Iron Fish. 


Daufuskie community farm and artisan village

We were honored to spend some time with Pat Beichler, the visionary behind the Daufuskie Community Farm and Artisan Village. *Check out daufuskieartisanvillageandfarm.com to learn more.


silver dew pottery

Meet Lancy and Emily Burn, Daufuskie Island history buffs and the founders of Silver Dew Pottery. 


Melrose Resort in the media