I booked through Hotwire last night and thought for sure I was getting the Hilton but ended up with the Crowne Plaza. I am not happy with it (led to a sleepless night) but I guess i can't complain too much for $73 a night for 8 nights the first week of April. (oh, I can't forget the $10 resort fee I will now be charged a night because it wasn't included int he Hotwire cost). I was just hoping for a small fridge, a little bigger room with 4 of us and access to Palmetto Dunes.
Anyway, now that I will be staying in Shipyard Plantation for our first visit to HHI with kids 6 & 7, can I still register my kids for the tennis program at Palmetto Dunes? And if so, how do I get access? Will they give me a gate pass? Also, if I bring a kayak along, is there anyway i can get acces to the connected lagoon system in Palmetto Dunes? If they give me a gate pass for tennis, can I stay longer than the hour a day it lasts? I mean, once I'm in a plantation, how do they polics if you are supposed to be there or not?
I know I can pay to get into Sea Pines but do they charge per day/ per week or per entry when you aren't a guest there? What if the family is on bikes?We are a cycling family and I am wondering how best to get into some of the other plantations to bike through them to at least see what they are like and we just love to explore nature.
Does anyone know if the Crowne Plaza has anywhere I can safely keep a kayak during my stay? We will keep our bikes in the van but the kayak won't fit inside. If they would store it, anyone know what they'll charge me? I know we can rent but I am hoping to do a lot of kayaking and would be most likely to rent for the week so this would go for the kayak too (unless I can pay the rental company and leave it with them over night. Anyone know if that is possible?).
Anyway, just looking for some pointers on how to make the best of this trip. Any input is appreciated. TIA!