We just came back from HIlton Head after an end of the summer getaway and had a great time. We booked our condo thru our timeshare company and flew in thru charleston. the island itself was very different from what we were expecting. we were expecting cape cod-ish but it is very subtropical and lush. we ran around a little bit with check in because we needed to find the outside company that had our reservations, but the front desk personnel at HHIBTR were very nice and helpful. Our condo was at the back of the property - a third floor unit - a climb to get there but we figured it would burn off all the ice cream we ate. the condo was just as advertised- two bedroom- two bathroom - eating area- living area and small balconey. the only complaint we could have at check in was that the floors /carpets could have been a little cleaner -- and during our stay we figured the unit must have just been done over because any outlet that was not right out in the open had no switch plate cover on it - so in one of our many walmart runs i just picked up some and my husband spent five minutes installing them so that i would feel better with the kids there and the outlets covered. an earlier post mentioned the kitchen having very little in it -- and that was definitely true. the pots/pans/cooking utensils were just enough to get thru, and the silverware was only a service for 4 so we constantly hand washed spoons. and other than that the condo only had its linens and one roll of toilet paper on the roll. i did discover that our black rolling case fit two sterilite containers side by side- so i went to walmart prior to leaving and got as many condiments/cereals/salad dressings/toiletries/cleaning items as i could fit in them - and it worked out great. nothing got crushed and we were able to start off with a good selection of every day items, and we didnt need to shop for them down there. once you get to know your way around the walmart was only 10 minutes away with a publix market so it was very convenient. for us it was a short walk to the beach although with the chairs and bags and etc we did end up driving down. i cant say enough about the beach. pristine clean white sands, no rocks, no jellyfish, no seaweed--warm water--a dream. at high tide there is literally just a couple of inches of sand- so watch the tide times if you dont want your stuff to get soaked. lifeguards on duty were so helpful with one issue that we had. the pool was great - 3 feet almost all the way around so great for a little frisbee with the kids, nice and clean. one area of chairs is under a canopy so you can get out of the sun. the first night there we got pizza from gatorz pizza --- surprisingly yummy and the staff very nice. we walked down and picked it up but they do deliver. we got lunch twice at jamaica joes beach bar - the food was decent enough - i liked the fish sandwich better than the burger - good enough for lunch- the kids got their "smoothies", and you could get your afternoon drink to take to the pool. we did a few little road trips on the island and my husband took a day for himself and went to savannah for the day to explore the city. one big thing of the trip was that my son finally got on a 2 wheel bike!!! jan at the bike shed is a doll!! she got us all set up and before you knew it my son was riding up and down the beach at low tide--he was thrilled. we cant thank jan enough for all her help and encouragement.
so all in all a great week-- just be prepared for what you are getting inside your condo and enjoy the beautiful beach and island.
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