Hi everyone and welcome to a new series at KatDoesDisney! If you aren’t quite yet ready to visit the theme parks or can’t make it to Florida, I wanted to write about a wonderful Disney vacation compromise. Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort is a great place to visit with just the right amount of pixie dust.
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort is a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, USA. Modeled after a 1940’s hunting lodge, the resort sits right on the water with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Hilton Head is known for its golf courses, Lowcounty charm and grace, Southern homestyle cooking, natural habitats, and 12 miles of stunning beaches. There is something here for everyone to enjoy a piece of paradise!
This quaint resort is overly decked out in Mickey decor, but he is there! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a ton of hidden Mickeys and little Easter eggs 🙂
I cannot go on without mentioning the amazing Cast Members at this resort! During our stay, we met some of the friendliest, most accommodating Cast Members. They went above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying our vacation. I can honestly say we have yet to experience the same level of service at any of the Disney World Resort Hotels. They truly embody that Southern hospitality!
Don’t worry if you’re not a DVC member! Anyone can book a stay at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. Be sure to check out our post on how this works for a nonmember.
Although the Hilton Head location is the smallest of the DVC resorts, it makes up for it in its homey and welcoming atmosphere. There are three main types of accommodations typical of a DVC resort:
- Deluxe Studio: Includes a kitchenette, full bathroom with tub, 1 queen bed, and 1 full sleeper sofa
- One Bedroom Villa: Includes a full, dine-in kitchen, living room with 1 queen sleeper sofa and 1 twin sleeper chair, bathroom with jacuzzi tub, and a separate bedroom with king bed
- Two Bedroom Villa: Includes a full, dine-in kitchen, laundry area with full-sized washer and dryer, a living room with queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper chair, 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds and full bathroom with tub, and a master bedroom with a king bed and full bathroom with jacuzzi tub
Here’s a great video showing the two bedroom villa by ThemeParkHopper!
The cost varies depending upon the type of room, view (Woodlands or Water), and time of year. My research estimates that all rooms vary from about $200 USD to $800 USD per night. When we stayed in February, the Two Bedroom Villa was only $200 USD a night! That’s quite the bargain for a Disney resort.
There are a decent number of dining options both on property and locally. The food is very reasonably priced (not at all what you’d spend at Disney World!) and delicious!
One of the big questions is… “Does the DVC Hilton Head Resort have character dining?” The answer to that is no, it does not. There are, however, two great quick service options on property:
- Tide Me Over: Adjacent to the DVC store, there is Tide Me Over. They serve up great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. You’ve got to give the hush puppies a try! They are absolutely scrumptous!
- Signals: This is the quick service option located at Disney’s Beach House (the oceanside clubhouse guests can take advantage of!). Signals also serves up typical American fare.
Purchasing a refillable resort mug is still an option at Disney’s DVC Hilton Head Resort! It is definitely worth the money because you can refill it when you get thirsty on the beach.
There is no shortage of dining options on Hilton Head Island! Go where your tastebuds take you!
If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, try the restaurants in Shelter Cove Harbour. This is located directly opposite the resort!
Tune in next Thursday for Part 2 of our Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort! We will talk about all the fun things to see and do at this wonderful DVC resort.
Until then… Cheers!!