Upon check in you will receive a calendar with the week’s activities and times going on at the resort. These will include a variety of fun interactive learning activities that you can participate in that vary by the week. Some of the many examples are Shark Teeth Necklaces, Goofy Bingo, Mickey Tie Dye, Paint Nights, Campfire (including complementary SMORES!) and various story times! You can also call the resort the Saturday before check-in to request the week’s activities to be mailed to you to prepare for your stay. Some of these activities require a fee that you can pay when you arrive to do it, but you can sign up beforehand. All over the resort there are fun things to do as a family. Shuffle boards, life size checkers, hammocks, bike rentals, fishing, basketball hoops, and playgrounds are available to guests! There is something for everyone! Some evenings there are complimentary movies under the big oak trees!
Depending on the room type you get you can cook if you wish while you are there. Deluxe Studios have a small kitchenette but no stove. The villas do have a full kitchen. There is a grocery store within walking distance that you can pick up some food and needs for your stay. We had a 2-bedroom villa and cooked as well as tried some restaurants in the area. There are SO many to choose from! The front desk at check-in gave us a booklet with some of the area restaurants with their menus. If you would rather just stay on property, there are a few quick service places on the property where you can get food on the go and even Mickey Bars and Dole Whips!! YES! A great thing about cooking in your villa, is that moueskeeping even does the dishes for you!
The Beach House is available by shuttle and takes to you back and forth. The Beach House has a pool, quick service restaurant, pool bar, and some of the activities of the week are held there. You need to bring your Key to the World Card (room key) to be able to access it. There is a small distance board walk that takes you right onto the sand! We loved beach combing and playing in the water! Complementary towels are provided at both the Beach House pools and the main Pool with waterslide at the resort. There is even a towel drop there as well so you don’t have to carry wet towels around with you. Once we were finished we walked back up to the front of the back house and called for the shuttle to came back for us to take us to the other side of the resort. It is super-efficient and quick!
The Mercantile shop is the place to go on property for Disney merchandise, snacks, and to rent complimentary movies during your stay! They have a 2-day rental and you can always ask for an extension as well. They have so many movies to choose from in their library and even offer popcorn bags you can purchase to take back to your room for a movie night. The cast members are super friendly in there and can help you if you have any questions or are looking for something in particular.
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort is a great place to go and relax! You receive Disney level service and comfort without the busyness of some other Disney destinations. The cast members are some of the best I have ever met at any Disney destination and are always there to put a smile on your face or help you in any way they can. I highly recommend this location to visit for anytime of the year! We will be back for sure and when I walk through that door, I know I will hear the words “Welcome Home”.
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