A Cool Review of Disney Hilton Head from ‘Grandma’

Hello. I’m Cynthia, and I’m new to this site and to the Plan Cool Trips family. My husband and I  love to travel and have vacationed often. We use timeshare, generally for beach vacations and for Disney World, which we have enjoyed sharing with our children and grandchildren.  My husband and I also love visiting Europe  and have journeyed to Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. We love cruises and have been to the Caribbean, to the Bahamas, to Alaska and to Europe, even doing a River Cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna. I am looking forward to sharing some of these adventures with you, and I hope you find them helpful!

To begin, we were lucky recently to experience Disney’s Hilton Head resort for a long weekend with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters. Upon arrival we were met at registration by a very cheerful and helpful “cast member” (staff) who worked hard to get us our requested location. She managed to place us in unit 2222, which was right next to the Big Dipper pool and playground. Our screened back porch (complete with picnic table and two large rockers) looked out over the campfire & movie screen site, plus the beautiful marshland of Broad Creek.

We had a two-bedroom villa, and the bedrooms were quite spacious. The master had a king bed, a TV armoire and door to the back porch. The master bathroom was quite large with a jacuzzi tub and a separate area with shower, sink and stool. Second bedroom and bath were large enough for two adults and two kids. The theme is Florida fishing lodge and very well done.

The kitchen area was a little cramped but it worked. It had a full refrigerator, range and dishwasher. The island had counter space for kitchen usage, and backed to the living area serving as a TV cabinet with some storage.

The resort is on a marina with several restaurants within walking distance. We ate at the Mexican restaurant on the marina, which had an outdoor patio and live music. The place was very busy and our meal was just OK, but it was a lovely evening.

The next night the kids enjoyed a family film night under the stars. We all enjoyed sitting on the back porch and eating our dinners, plus having morning coffee out there as we watched kayaks and paddle boarders glide by on the marsh.

The Big Dipper pool is a good size and has a very cool water slide, which our granddaughters loved. They also have a smaller toddler pool with frog fountains spraying water for even more fun. Life guards were plentiful as were the lounge chairs.

There is a convenient shuttle to the Disney private beach that runs from 10 to 4. We chose to drive as we had an umbrella and several chairs and thought we might want to stay later than 4. If you don’t get to the parking for the beach early you may be out of luck. We unloaded in the underground parking and thought we’d return to resort and take shuttle back, but we lucked out when another party chose to leave. You can rent chairs & umbrella at the beach. There also is a pool that overlooks the beach and a snack bar at the Beach Center.

We found all the “cast members” (staff)  to be friendly and helpful. Be advised there are no Disney “characters” on site. The resort was beautiful, laid out very well for walking and biking.  You can rent bikes, kayaks and paddle boards on site. The off-site private beach area was large and very lovely. We were very content with our stay at the Disney resort, and the kids really loved it!

To check out Amy’s review click here, and to find out what out grand-daughters thought click here.

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