Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort is a Disney Vacation Club resort. This was our first visit to the resort, and it was a great experience. The staff was friendly (even by Disney standards), and the 1 bedroom villa we stayed in was comfortable and well appointed. Although there are no nice restaurants on property, there are numerous options within walking and biking distance.
Upon arrival, we checked in at the Live Oak Lodge. The check-in area is small, but there was no line in late April when we arrived. The Lodge has a nice den area with a pool table and checkers table. Outside is a grill and ping pong table. In front of the building is a dog house for the resort dog Shadow. We never saw Shadow, but there was water in her bowl.
The resort is not on the water, so you must either walk, drive, ride a bike or take the resort shuttle over to Disney's private beach house on the Atlantic Ocean. We drove and rode bikes. It is easy to get to the beach house, and it's a nice place to relax or grad a snack when you're not enjoying the beach. There's a nice pool and quick service restaurant at the beach house. Access is limited to Disney guests with room keys.
There are numerous activities to do at the resort, including a nice pool, shuffle board, ping pong, putting green, basketball court (half court), horse shoe pits, grills, hammocks, play ground for kids under 12 years old, fire pit, outdoor movies, arts and crafts, bike rentals and more. The view is better when the tide is high, but it is a very peaceful place with a nice slow pace -- unlike the theme parks!
While I enjoy rides and attractions, Chelle prefers a nice walk on the beach. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind for a few days, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort is just what you need!
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