Review of Disney’s Hilton Head Resort

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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.

Where is Disney’s Hilton Head Resort?

The resort is located on Hilton Head Island, towards the center. Actually, on it’s own little island, within Hilton Head Island. Nice and secluded.

Disney’s Hilton Head Resort One Bedroom

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. 

Disney Hilton Head Resort Video Tour

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 at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort?

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 Disney Hilton Head Resort on the 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, Disney Hilton Head beach house is accessible via shuttle from the resort. Along with 12 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach. Weather varies in January, therefore we did not spend time at the beach during our visit. 

Does Disney Hilton Head Resort have characters?

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 Disney 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. 

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Is Disney Hilton Head Resort pet friendly?

Are dogs allowed at the resort?

No, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort is not pet friendly, but I’m sure you can find pet boarding nearby. We spent so much time outdoors, I would have definitely taken our pups with us. Lots of places to take them walking.

Is Disney’s Hilton Head Resort worth it?

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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Julie Gazdecki

Julie is owner and founder of How We Find Happy. As an optimist, the name is perfect as we share the ways we find happy living in Florida, visiting breweries, spending time with our adult children, and getting away on some couples trips. As previous residents of Michigan, we still spend lots of time each year visiting our family up there, along with new and favorite places. My hope is to encourage others to spend time exploring this beautiful world, and finding happy in unexpected places.

18 thoughts on “Review of Disney’s Hilton Head Resort

  • As DVC owners, the Disney Hilton Head resort has been on my radar for a while now. I just can’t find time to go when it’s available!

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Oh, I hope you can fit it in someday. It’s just such a beautiful area.

  • Denise

    The Disney Resort in Hilton Head looks amazing! Thanks for the review!

  • Disney Hilton Head is only a few hours from me. Thanks for all the great info. I hope I get to go someday. I liked your room tour.

  • alison netzer

    This is some awesome info on Disney’s Hilton Head property. I have never been, but it looks like there is plenty of family-friendly activities in and around the area.

  • I’d love to stay at this Disney resort in Hilton Head. And explore Bluffton, my friend used to live there. It’s such a lovely southern town.

  • This review of Disney’s Hilton Head resort is so thorough! I love that you included activities in the area too! Thank you so much for sharing, I’ve saved this for my future trip planning wish list!

  • lisa Manderino

    I had no idea it was so close to Savannah. This looks like a fun historical trip!

  • Jennifer

    Disney’s Hilton Head Resort looks like a good place to stay. And, I think it looks interesting to visit the historic sites on the island.

  • What a great review of Disney’s Hilton Head Resort! You have me convinced I should stay there next time I’m in that area. !

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Sounds like a perfect weekend getaway.

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Disney is all about family friendly activities. And you are right, so many more around the island too.

  • Julie Gazdecki

    I agree, it is such a cute little town.

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Yes! It totally is. So much history in the area. Savannah is about a 50 minute drive.

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Thank you! And you will love it. So much nature and history.

  • Julie Gazdecki

    It is so peaceful!

  • Julie Gazdecki

    Great!! Happy to hear it is helpful in planning a future trip. Now I need to add where to eat!

  • Julie Gazdecki

    The historic sites are so fascinating.

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