This KOA is a real gem, but lacks the attention to detail in its day to day operation. On the positive side, the owners have great vision in building fantastic facilities such as the awesome pool, bouncy pillow, modern baths, and main building. The ocean access is excellent and the sound is right there as well. OBX is a world class destination and this KOA has the potential to match that. Everyone on staff was polite and helpfull. Kids and family all had a great time.
The negative issues. 1) We arrived on Saturday July 13th and most of the sites had grass (really what was high were the weeds as the summer grass only grows low to ground) that was a foot high; this despite about 1/4 of the sites being empty and maybe 1/5 of the sites changing over each day. Three days later a worker finally came around with a ride on mower. I waived him over and he did his best to cut around my site. 2). Despite very nice and relatively new baths, the floors were always filthy. This is partly a design flaw in that the floors never really dry, but also that the baths need more attention. It would take all of five minutes to dry mop a bath and they would look great.
Not so much negatives, but a few recommendations in case management is reading this. Hire more staff for your peak season. Don't make excuses that you can't, you can. Bring in teans for summer if you need to. Put in 2 more foot showers at each beach entrance as that is what everyone is waiting for and there is only one. Put up a sign that fireworks are illegal according to county or nps or whomever. And yes, thank you to the idiot who launched very loud fireworks right over camp at 11 pm. Have workers walk camp every day, sweep stones off pavement and pick up trash...i picked up enough trash that i should have been on the payroll. Again, a few more staff and attention and this place has the potential to be as nice a campground as you will find. btw... the wireless worked very poorly, but who cares, I should be surfing the waves, not the web.
And yes, we will come back...
- Also Known As:
- Cape Hatteras Koa Hotel Rodanthe