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12 Valencia Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6310
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Updated 04/20/20


#7 of 67 Specialty lodging in Hilton Head
Travelers' Choice
With more on site accommodations, amenities, and entertainment than any other Resort Club on the Island, Coral Reef Resort is the place to be. This Premier Resort, a member of The Palmera Vacation Club, is located in the exclusive Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island. It is situated on 10 beautiful acres and offers a wide array of fun family friendly amenities that are sure to make it easy to call Coral Reef your island home. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a fully equipped townhouse with washer & dryer, entertainment centers, TVs in bedrooms and living room, DVD players, all kitchens utensils and tableware. Each unit is professionally decorated and refurbished every year. Coral Reef is located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, perhaps the finest resort community along the Atlantic Coastline. Hilton Head Island boasts natural beauty along with a playground of outdoor activities. World renowned for its golf and tennis, Hilton Head also offers a variety of water sports, miles of bike paths, wonderful restaurants and great shopping.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Tennis court
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Cyndy wrote a review Jun 15
Southern Shores, North Carolina6 contributions
Very close to Coligny Beach. Super pool area and lazy river. Two other pools for your enjoyment. WiFi service is very poor. Condo was clean and well appointed. It was a large unit with three bedrooms and two baths. Free shuttle service to the beach. We give this resort an A + rating!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Owner Services, Other at Coral Reef Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for choosing the Coral Reef Resort fo your Hilton Head vacation. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the pools and the location. We appreciate your business and your A+ rating and we hope to see you again soon!
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Madampomfrey wrote a review Mar 2021
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My husband and I exchanged an RCI Week for a week at the Coral Reef Resort in Hilton Head in January. We couldn't take a full week off work, so we drove down after work Wednesday night and checked out Sunday. It was too cool to swim and rained half of one day, but we had a wonderful time. We biked to the beach on the complimentary bikes, walked the beaches, watched the sun rise and set, ate the delicious island food, did a little shopping. We had a 2 bedroom in case any of our grown kids could join us. The villa was clean, beautifully decorated, homey. We were surprised that 2 of the 3 bathrooms had tubs with water jets. I called ahead and everything was in place for us, we had no trouble with our very late night check-in. It was restful, therapeutic, and a perfect escape.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Owner Services, Other at Coral Reef Resort
Responded Mar 15, 2021
We are so happy to hear that you had such a fantastic visit to the Coral Reef Resort! We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience and thank you so much for all of your kind words. We hope we will see you again next time you vist Hilton Head!
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JEM02882 wrote a review Mar 2021
Reading, Massachusetts584 contributions204 helpful votes
From beginning to end we had a wonderful time at Coral Reef. The newly renovated unit was large and well stocked. The pool area was very nice and well maintained. Easy parking right outside the front door. They provided two free bikes which we used every day around town.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Owner Services, Other at Coral Reef Resort
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing the Coral Reef Resort! We love that you enjoyed your bikes and appreciate your compliments to the resort! We hope to see you again soon!
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kotjinx77 wrote a review Mar 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
Full disclosure: we arrived for a week and then, after two days decided to extend for another week. In case you're wondering how that squares with the overall review score: the second week was a non-refundable booking and trouble started pretty much the moment we confirmed that... In terms of the positives (which is what you'll experience if you're lucky): our house was spacious, set in very nice surroundings - overlooking a golf course and canal, where, on a sunny day, you can watch turtles sunbathing on the banks... Broadly, you can clearly see that this used to be relatively high-end accommodation some 20 years ago (with some elements of decor aging faster than others); i.e., I loved the massive and nicely appointed bathroom, with the large roof windows; the window seats in the master bedroom were also great, and my wife's favourite place to work. While the two air conditioning units were pretty noisy, and I can imagine them keeping someone up at night, they were not audible in the master bedroom, which is on the other side of the house. So, in principle, you should be able to enjoy a good night's sleep! I'll list the things we liked less, so that you can judge for yourself if this is a place you'd consider staying in despite them: - As per the photo, we had cockroaches in the kitchen. To Coral Reef's credit, pest control arrived the same day and put an end to this quickly (very cool and informative guy doing the intervention, btw., and the technician who came to repair our safe was also really helpful) - Racoons (fairly brazen, as per the 2nd photo) in the AC ducts, spending nights ripping out thermal insulation, apparently. They're kind of cute, but they did make a lot of noise and woke us up on several occasions (the insulation was scattered all around the house when we arrived, so how no one figured out where it came from is a bit beyond me...). - The internet connection is unstable and not really suitable for having meetings (if you're considering working from here) as we were routinely cut out... - The whole place looks as if the last time someone made any material investments was 20 years ago: stuff (mostly) works, but the last time you saw an oven, dishwasher or tv like those in the unit was probably at your granny's funeral... Case in point, our bathtub leaked through the ceiling whenever we let the water out... - The pest control and maintenance guy aside, staff was mostly inept: it took us about six phone calls to arrange the extra week in the same house. But we did get several calls about a pool party, clearly a great idea in the middle of a pandemic! - Even though, quality-adjusted, this place is definitely not cheap, we were still charged unauthorized "resort" fees (TBA: this was despite an explicit assurance on booking.com that no service fees were applicable). And while we have now clawed these back via booking.com (thanks!) having to do that was still irritating. - Please be aware that, aside from turtles, the canal is also home to alligators (1st photo). So care is advised if you have kids and would otherwise consider letting them play outside.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Plenty of alternatives on HHI to consider...
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Response from Owner Services, Other at Coral Reef Resort
Responded Mar 5, 2021
We are very sorry to hear about your experience at the Coral Reef Resort. If you would like to share additional details with us personally, you may contact us at any time at guestrelations@erghhi.com.
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audrey g wrote a review Oct 2020
Broomfield, Colorado25 contributions6 helpful votes
The 2 bedroom unit was huge. Best thing is it came with two rental bikes for the week. You can cycle anywhere on the Island. Highly recommend cycling all over the Island. Really flat and beautiful. Timeshare pitch was worth the time. Great gifts $$.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Owner Services, Other at Coral Reef Resort
Responded Nov 2, 2020
Thank you for visiting the Coral Reef Resort in Hilton Head! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate you taking a moment to share this fantastic review! Please come back and see us again soon!
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$189 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaHilton Head
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Reef Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Reef Resort?
Nearby attractions include Coligny Beach (0.6 miles), Coligny Plaza Shopping Center (0.5 miles), and Pool Bar Jim's (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Reef Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Coral Reef Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Reef Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Reef Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana, Charlie's L'Etoile Verte, and Nunzio Restaurant + Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Reef Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Coral Reef Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Coral Reef Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Baynard Plantation Ruins (4.3 miles) and Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum (4.6 miles).