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Health Transformation Vacation Getaway: Hilton Head, SC

July 17–23, 2016

Beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina will be the site of Dr. Fuhrman’s Deluxe 2016 Health Transformation Vacation Getaway.

This all-inclusive retreat will feature fascinating lectures by Dr. Fuhrman and his special guest, Michael Greger, M.D., plus discussion groups, demonstrations and workshops led by members of Dr. Fuhrman’s food addiction and nutrition coaching staff.

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  • Excursions
  • Kids
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Come spend the week with us in South Carolina. It's not only an investment in your health—it's a chance to relax, to learn and to renew your commitment to a lifestyle that provides benefits every day of your life.


A wonderful week with a lot of practical information. An incredibly helpful way to begin a new way of life"
--Past Getaway Attendee

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, the fun-filled activities, the gourmet meals and the friendliness of Dr. Fuhrman’s team. Most importantly, experience the way Dr. Fuhrman’s inspiring presentations make the Nutritarian lifestyle come alive, as he explains the science behind the diet in a way that is understandable and entertaining.

This year, we are introducing new programs and activities that will allow you to customize your Getaway to make it the trip of a lifetime.

  • Dr. Fuhrman Food Addiction Recovery Experience—This optional upgrade is an intensive program that focuses on overcoming food addiction. Participants will receive individualized counseling and attend special group workshops, and demonstrations, and much more.
  • Dr. Fuhrman’s Fun in the Sun Activities—Sign up for Dr. Fuhrman’s Beach Volleyball Challenge, or take a spin with Lisa Fuhrman as she leads a Hilton Head Cycling Adventure. You can also hone your backhand while taking part in Dr. Fuhrman’s Tennis Clinic. Space is limited, so call 908-237-2195 extension 242 to sign up today!

Dr. Fuhrman’s educational and inspiring lectures on how to achieve sustainable weight loss, and how to reverse and prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer through proper nutrition will continue to be the central focus of the getaway. But as an added bonus, he has invited Michael Greger, M.D., creator of the website and author of the nutrition-based book, “How Not to Die,” to present two lectures based on his book.

Other classes, discussions and demonstrations will include:

  • Stocking your pantry for success
  • Feeding a Nutritarian Family in the Real World
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Strategies for making—and maintaining—a successful lifestyle change
  • Navigating your way through the SAD world as a Nutritarian
  • Choice of Zumba and Yoga classes

There will also be some fun free time activities, including an evening of dancing and socializing, and a game night, as well as some special surprises that will be added as the event draws closer.

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Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island features:

  • Arum Spa* featuring massage, facial, body, manicure and pedicure services.
  • Complimentary 24 hour fitness center featuring  Life Fitness®, Integrity Treadmills, Intergrity Elliptical Cross-Trainers, Integrity Stationary Bikes, Cable Motion Dual Adjustable Pulley System and Dumbbells.
  • Complimentary transportation within Shipyard Plantation.
  • Access to VanDerMeer Shipyard Racquet Club* with 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts and 3 indoor courts and Shipyard Golf Club’s 27 hole course.*
  • Outdoor and shaded swimming pools, sundeck, hot tub and children’s water feature.
  • On-Site bicycle rentals*
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Just us Kids,* supervised club designed to be fun, entertaining and a learning experience for children 3-12
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Check in: 4 PM, Check out: 12 PM

*Additional fees apply for some recreational activities and all spa services



Q: How far is the airport from the hotel?

A: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is 48 miles from the hotel.
Hilton Head Airport (HHH) is 7 miles from the hotel.

Q: Is there transportation available from the airport to the hotel?

A: Yes, the following companies provide ground transportation from the airports to the hotel, along with transporation thoughout Hilton Head Island:
Silver Oak Transportation
Yellow Cab
Diamond Transportation

Q: Is there a parking fee at the resort?

A: No, self parking is complimentary at the Sonesta Resort.

Q. What other activities are available at the hotel?

A: When you are not attending Dr. Fuhrman’s lectures you can enjoy the following activities:

  • You can receive 10% Discount at Pearls Market Gift Shop, Sonesta’s on-site retail outlet.
  • Outdoor and shaded swimming pools, sundeck, hot tub and children’s water feature.
  • On-site bicycle rentals.
  • Complimentary shuttle within Shipyard Plantation, which includes Shipyard Golf Club a 27 hole course and VanDerMeer Shipyard Racquet Club featuring 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts and 3 indoor courts.

Q: Are there things for kids to do at the resort?

A: Yes, there are Kids’ Camp services. Dr. Fuhrman’s participants will receive 20% off. Sonesta Resort offers a  supervised kids club designed to be fun, entertaining and a learning experience. The various programs often include game time, beach adventures, swimming and arts and crafts. Ages 3-5 years are welcome in a half day sessions (either AM or PM). Children 6-12 years participate for a full day or choose a half-day Contact the hotel at 843-842-2400 for additional information.

Q: What is the address of the hotel?

A: 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Q: Is there a spa?

A: Yes, there is a spa. You will receive 15% discount at the Arum Spa featuring massage, body, facial, manicure and pedicure treatments.

Q: Is there a fitness center?

A: Yes, The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head fitness center features Life Fitness®, Integrity Treadmills, Intergrity Elliptical Cross-Trainers, Integrity Stationary Bikes, Cable Motion Dual Adjustable Pulley System and Dumbbells. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and free for Dr. Fuhrman's group.

Q: What time is check-in/check-out?

A: Check-in is at 4pm. Check-out is at 12pm.

Q: Does the resort have internet?

A: Yes, the resort has free complimentary internet in the guest rooms for Dr. Fuhrman’s guests.



Got Talent?

Come show off your skills at our talent show. From singing to break dancing, all are invited to the stage for our fun-filled night. Sign-up information coming soon.


“On-Your-Own” Suggested Attractions

For more information, please contact the Sonesta Hilton Head concierge

Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 689-6767
Hilton Head Coastal Discovery Museum offers a variety of nature programs and displays of regional wildlife.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Hilton Head Island, SC
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Sea Pines Forest Preserve features bicycling and hiking options to explore the low country flora and fauna

Coligny Plaza
1 N Forest Beach Dr,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-6050
Coligny Plaza with over 60 shops just steps from a renowned beach

Harbour Town
Surrounding Sea Pines Resort's picturesque yacht basin, Harbour Town features an extraordinary collection of more than two dozen fine apparel and home decor boutiques, custom gift and crafts shops, signature jewelry stores and native art galleries.



hilton head venue photo The Ideal Vacation for Everyone

Hilton Head, SC is a family and kid friendly island with many activities for all ages.  Regularly voted best kid friendly beach by several family publications - here are some ideas beyond the beach.

Sonesta Resort Just Us Kids

The Sonesta Resort offers Just Us Kids, a supervised children's club designed to be fun, entertaining, and a learning experience. Our programs often include game time, beach adventures, swimming, and arts and crafts.  Ages 3-5 years are welcome in one of our half day sessions (either AM or PM).  Children 6-12 years may join us for a full day, or choose a half-day program. Lunch and/or snack are provided accordingly. Rates and activities vary seasonally. Please contact the concierge for reservations.

Additional Family Activities on Hilton Head Island

Families who visit the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island also enjoy:

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center - with two miniature golf courses, video arcade and indoor play space
  • Adventure Island - for older kids eco-exploration and adventure (ages 10-16)
  • Coastal Discovery Museum - offering nature programs, crafts, and entertainment 
  • Commander Zodiac Junior Sailing and Dolphin Tours - basic and advanced classes available, ages 6-16
  • Harbour Town Lighthouse Legends Tour - open every day 10am till sundown with panoramic views
  • The Sandbox - interactive children’s museum on the Island
  • Sea Pines Recreation Area - with hayrides, scavenger hunts, crafts and more
  • Sky Pirate Water Adventures - go fishing, learn to parasail, or try FlyFish - a new inflatable ride
  • Salty Dog - an island legend, a meal with entertainment and an adventure


Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


48 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
7 miles from Hilton Head Airport (HHH)


I-95 to exit 8 (Highway 278), cross the bridge and stay left onto the Cross Island Parkway which becomes Palmetto Bay Road. Follow this to Sea Pines Circle and exit the Circle onto Highway 278 (third exit). The Shipyard Plantation and the Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort itself are on your right at the third light.

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