We arrived in the resort in the wee hours of the morning ( advised them beforehand) and we were just lucky to saw the security car as we are coming in the resort. There was no security person in the office. You see, the office is at King's highway and the resort is a drive towards the back. Can be tricky when you arrive at 3-4 am but the little direction signs help ( if you see them at night). When we were checked in, nothing was offered to us- like maps (except map of the resort), nor tickets, discounts (like we usually get as RCI owners) or even breakfast ( with no timeshare presentation)... Just breakfast!
I had an RCi points exchange and we were given a first floor ( which we like bec I have my mom and a 3 yr old). The 2 bedroom was well furnished, the decors were just enough, both rooms had TV (but the other room has a VHS player? c'mon now, time to dump it I believe!). The tiny kitchen is tiny but everything works well. ( i have to buy a nice chopping knife at Kroger's for our meat). There was a washer and dryer and cleaning supplies are complete too. It was a quiet week, no security issue even though our back opens up to a big open area in the back ( does it used to be a golf area?) and connects (quite a distance though ) to the next community. The only bad thing was, being in the first floor, the steps and noises fr above filters in. We can hear their kids' running at 2-3 am!!!
The lazy pond we used once, the fitness area closes at 9 pm so we never got a chance to use it, the Internet was, YES, HORRIBLE! They need to upgrade it really! In this time and age, it seemed like theirs was a dial up! You can get a good signal by using your computer at 2 am ( I have online assignments I have to submit! ) but that is not always the case. It's a case of try-your-luck wifi connection!
Yes, the beach is a little drive. Surfside beach charges $1/hr, myrtle beach will have fr $5-10 parking depending on how close you are to the boardwalk. The shuttle we never used though.
Will I come back? Probably yes, probably no. We had good stay but can have better more.
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