I have to admit, using my Disney Vacation Club points for the Hilton Head Resort was not tops on my list, but….. From the moment we walked up to our building, and walked into the room, I knew I would be planning a return trip back. We are happy to share our review of Disney’s Hilton Head Resort with you.
What are the rooms like at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort?
Rooms at Disney’s Hilton Head resort are set up very similar to both the Vero Beach and Old Key West Resorts. Our family of five stayed in a one bedroom villa. It’s been a couple years since all five of us were together at a Disney resort, and next time I will be booking the two bedroom. Only having one bathroom for four adults and a teen was a bit rough.
Take a tour of our one bedroom villa, and the resort grounds in our video footage for a better feel of the layout.
What is there to do on property?
Not sure I could possibly name everything there is to do on property. Because just like every other Disney resort, there’s no shortage of activities. Keep in mind, some activities do require an additional fee.
Free things to do at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort
Throughout the resort grounds you can find a bunch of different games, such as horseshoes, bocce ball, giant checkers, cornhole, and mini golf. Equipment is free of charge, and can be checked out at Broad Creek Rentals at the pool house.
Hangout by the pool to relax or swim. There are two pools, the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. Depending on the season, you can enjoy poolside activities and games.
Your resort experience guide will list all the daily fun with times and locations. Kids can participate in crafts, nature walks, games, trivia, and more.
At night, be sure not to miss the campfire sing-a-long, or movie under the oaks. Some activities are seasonal, so be sure to check with DVC.
Activities for an additional fee
Hilton Head Island is well known for being a biking destination, with over 60 miles of trails. Disney’s resort offers bike rentals, but of course you can always bring along your own bikes too.
How about crabbing and fishing? Rent crab nets or fishing poles, and head to the Broad Creek pier.
Is the resort on a beach?
No, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort is not on a beach. The resort is on a little mini island of it’s own on Broad Creek. But, you do have access to 12 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach via shuttle from the resort. Weather varies in January, therefore we did not spend time at the beach during our visit.
Are there characters at Disney Hilton Head Resort?
No, sadly there are not any characters available for meet and greet at the resort. Although you can find some character topiaries around.
What is there to do around Hilton Head?
On Hilton Head Island
A more comprehensive guide to the area will be coming in the future, but these are some of the fun places we visited.
Mitchelville Freedom Park is on the northern part of Hilton Head Island, near the airport. It is the location of the first self-governed town of freed Africans in the country.
Baynard Tabby Ruins is a 9-acre historic site inside Sea Pines Plantation, along the southern end of the island. You must pay a day pass into the community for access to the ruins.
Bluffton is the town just off Hilton Head Island. Their historic downtown has quaint shops, restaurants, museums, and even a brewery.
Wormsloe tabby ruins, the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The colonial estate of Noble Jones, a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733 with the first group of settlers from England. Entrance fee to the state historic site is required.
Cathedral of St John the Baptist offers self guided tours. We didn’t do this on our most recent trip, but we first did this back in 2009. I went back again in 2019 with our mission trip group, and my younger girls.
Savannah is full of parks, historic sites, homes, and lots to see. Walking the streets you never know what you will find. We’ve enjoyed to strolling around, taking in the sites.
Richmond Hill is a historic town about 20 minutes south of Savannah, Georgia. A town transformed by Henry Ford, and full of historic sites, parks, and a museum. This was pretty neat for us, since we are originally from Dearborn, Michigan, the home of Ford.
When is the best time to visit Hilton Head?
Depends on what you are looking to do, and how much is in your travel budget. Being from Florida, spending time on the beach was not a priority for us. Therefore, visiting during off peak was best for us. The cooler weather was better to spend time on outdoor activities.
Review: Is Disney’s Hilton Head Resort worth visiting?
Short answer, Yes! I kind of felt like I was at Fort Wilderness with all the huge moss covered oaks. If you’ve got this far, then you probably could tell we had a great family getaway. There are so many more things we’d like to do in the area, therefore we are working on plans to return. We hope our review of Disney’s Hilton Head Resort has been helpful.
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