Ask any Disney cast member who works at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort what the best part of staying at their resort is, they’ll most likely answer, “the recreation.” Because the resort is located in Hilton Head Island, S.C., hours away from the closest Disney theme park, this resort offers a bevy of unique recreation options that can turn any guest’s stay into a true adventure.
Here’s a sample of what Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort – which celebrates its 15th anniversary this week – offers to guests.
Nature lovers can enjoy fishing, crabbing, biking, kayaking, kids’ nature classes, dolphin tours, and marsh walks. Creative guests can make their own vacation souvenirs at instructor-led craft classes that include tye-dying and gyutaku (fish stamping).
For guests in need of relaxation, there are in-room massages, swimming, and hammocks to curl up in – not to mention the nearby Disney’s Beach House, which offers a children’s water play area, additional swimming pool and beach access.
Evening fun includes campfires complete with songs, stories and smores. Back at the resort’s Live Oak Lodge, kids can don pajamas and gather for a group bedtime story that ends with complimentary milk and cookies.
One evening activity I highly recommend is B’Lou Crabbe’s Tall Tales, in which the resort’s resident folklore expert recounts some of the area’s spooky happenings in spellbinding detail.