This resort is located right on the beach but do not expect a view of the water. That is good and bad I guess. the resort has plenty of trees and plant life that many vies are blocked. I thought this was bad at first till i was sitting on my deck in the shade with and it was so private. Very relaxing, where if yo had an open deck out in the full SC sun and in front of all to see i am sure not so nice. As a matter of fact i really didn't see many people on those decks. Moving on.
The resort is large with 2 main pools. I suggest if your without kids ask for the north section. Quiet with several hot tubs and a shady courtyard. In contrast the South part is has more sun and a larger pool with more kids so the units around them are more family noisy. There is a lack of food and they really should open some type of a restaurant. Yes they do have a snack bar that is open here and there by the pool and a pizza place in the store. guess they are ok for kids but never appealed to us.
We rented bikes for a day at the hotel and that was cheep. They also rent them for the full week for just a little bit more. What a great day ridding around on the trails, it is a must do. The gym is very well fitted with up to date equipment and you have the choice to watch your on tv or views out to the ocean. It was a little tight with all the stuff but nice.
On to the units. We were in one that i am assuming has not been updated yet. The floor plan is great and think they should make condos and apt. like these. The sinks and showers leaked and were old but from what i read hear they are remodeling all the units. The beds were dreamy and oh so soft. They are pretty well stocked when you get in but if your doing wash while your here bring soap. They give you one load worth to get you started and it is a waste to buy a whole box for just a week. A quick hint is bring ziplocks. You always have leftovers and it always comes in handy.
For those who can't get away from the computer, the wireless works great and is fast. It also came in handy to find places to eat and get maps while in SC.
Don't go by the books about places to eat here. Seems like they pay to be put in them and write their own reviews. I suggest go to the lobby and talk with Fredrick. He is very helpful a joy to talk with. I found others at the desk were not as informed of the area.
Cell service was not very good in the unit but fine out on the beach or pool areas.
2 friends got a massage while here and said she was great. Cost $80. Suggest doing right away and get your vacation off to a relaxing start and there is always the pool bar that blends 1000's of fruit drinks.
Over all not seeing any other resort I have to say I would stay here again.
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