Another staple of BVI beaches that is sorely lacking in South Carolina...animal life. Oh sure, there are jellyfish, seagulls and the occasional washed-up dead horseshoe crab. You can pretty much count on some fellow fishing for shark 5 feet from your children, too. What you will not find are chickens. Chickens are not free to roam SC beaches. Roosters are not allowed to crow at 4AM and wake up the vacationers. In the BVI you don't need an alarm clock. Never mind the fact that your on island time and don't need to wake up early. There are bound to be at least three roosters on the coast having a wee-hours crow fest.
Now Hilton Head does provide many opportunities for family fun. There are a few mini-golf courses on the Island. Unfortunately, we've witnessed public safety officials dragging alligators out of the lagoons at these courses more than once. You will find that the BVI offers Gator-Free-Mini-Golf. There are lots of lizards and such, but none big enough bite off your arm. The only creatures you will find on a BVI golf course are chickens and goats. The goats won't bother you as they're busy doing lawn maintenance. Here's a BVI mini-golf water hazard.
Hilton Head has grown quite a bit in the last twenty years. They have all your modern conveniences now...including a Starbucks! BUT...in the BVI they have grocery stores that come right to your boat! That's right. For only $4.00 you can buy a can of Pringles without having to get in the dinghy and drive to the shore. You can also buy Diet Cokes, liquor, toilet paper and blueberry muffins for tomorrow's breakfast. The name of the grocery boat? Deliverance! Really!
And finally...well, you won't be chased by the Black Pearl off the coast of Hilton Head. Remember, Jack Sparrow and his gang hide out in the CARIBBEAN.