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Old 02-22-2019, 12:11 PM   #21
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Once we stayed at HHI and it was a king tide. We were next to the main building and when we woke up our building was surrounded by water. Water was under the building, too. What a good thing that it was up on stilts. Disney called and offered to get us out but we had food and coffee.

We sat on the balcony and pretended that it was a Polynesian bungalow. They didnít even try to charge us extra points for the ambiance.

The water receded shortly, but we had fun while it lasted.
that sounds amazing! and love your bungalow comment
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:15 PM   #22
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Our go-to-date-night restaurant on HHI is Charlie's Etoile Verte (Charlie's green star). Such a charming little restaurant! And visiting Hudson's is an annual tradition of my husband's family for 40+ years. Drinks and oysters out at their dock bar, not much wrong with that!!

We adore Disney's HHI resort! We love the location mid-island in the Shelter Cove/Palmetto Dunes area. I am not a fan of Coligny and the congestion around there.

Going to WDW is a trip, but HHI is a vacation!
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:45 PM   #23
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HHI would be much more popular if it was actually ON the beach.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:37 PM   #24
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HHI would be much more popular if it was actually ON the beach.
My 2 cents.
This is my concern too but we decided to try HHI for our first time this coming summer. Normally we stay right on the beach at Siesta Key so I expect HHI is going to be interesting and much different than Siesta. All the positive comments are good to hear, although I'm with you - I wish it were ON the beach!
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:25 PM   #25
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Love HHI, it is the best kept secret, and cast members there are fantastic! They always try to go above and beyond with everything. It is a quiet, stress free resort, with golf and tennis near by. The beach house is very nice too. It is in a cove, not on the beach side, but water front. You can see dolphins in the water, and turtles on the beach. The resort is great for all age ranges, they have campfire and a sing along at night. There are also many outdoor games, a large front yard, checker board, Bocci, and other games outside. Location is great - in Shelter cove, there is shopping within walking distance, and golf and tennis across the way (across the street) in Palmetto Dunes- same proximity as the beach. Definitely need a car there
Shhh! It's hard enough to get reservations there. Honestly, we'd prefer to vacation there than WDW.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:21 PM   #26
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If you haven't been to HHI, don't bother.

Seriously, stay away! WDW has all you want. That's your happy place.

Hilton Head has no redeeming qualities - too many choices for restaurants, beaches are too sandy, seafood is too fresh.

Ugh...don't get me started on the resort itself...too many activities, cast members are too thoughtful, and the hobo fellow who constantly hangs out with his dog and tiny banjo... what's up with that?

Anyway, do yourself a favor and stay in your lane...HHI is not for you!
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:32 PM   #27
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HHI would be much more popular if it was actually ON the beach.
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I have never been but I understand they have a shuttle that drives the 1 mile trip (saves sand in your car or rental ).
One day I will visit...
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:35 PM   #28
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HHI would be much more popular if it was actually ON the beach.
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Would also be a lot more expensive.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:34 PM   #29
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We went in 2002. My husband wants to go again. I don't want to go back EVER!!

When we arrived there was a cockroach on the bed cover. After we killed that we saw another running along the skirting board. Disney treated our room but the next day one flew in through the open balcony door. After that those doors stayed closed!

I then got stung by a big black wasp thing on the beach.

We saw loads more cockroach things both dead and alive on the sidewalks.

I have a total phobia of beetles and even thinking about it makes me feel awful.

Horrible, horrible holiday.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:59 PM   #30
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We've been to HHI twice - we use it as a stop when driving to Florida (which I try and not to do). I thought it was a nice place - very quiet and relaxed. We didn't see any bugs however it was March so maybe that makes a difference. We used the shuttle for the beach, which has a really cool beach house with a pool = new experience for us.
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