Disney Hilton Head

Soak in the southern charm of the Disney Hilton Head Resort. Part of the Disney Vacation Club timeshare, this resort is themed after old vacation homes of South Carolina. Disney created a warm and inviting retreat on a special island in Hilton Head.

What We Like

  • Excellent service
  • Great recreational activities

  • Beautiful setting
  • Restful retreat

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of dining options at the resort

  • One mile away from the beach

About Hilton Head Disney

As part of the Disney Vacation Club timeshare, the Disney Hilton Head Resort opened in 1996 with 102 units. Located on beautiful Hilton Head island in South Carolina the resort is a five mile drive from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Hilton Head enjoys a lovely natural setting and is a renowned golfing destination.

As a recreation of a rustic seaside hunting or fishing lodge, the resort is a peaceful retreat. This hotel is not heavily Disney themed, though there are Disney touches and the expected attention to detail. The main resort building is in the marshlands of Longview Island in Hilton Head. The resort has limited dining options on property, but good restaurants are within an easy walk away.

A second resort building, Disney’s Beach House with 13,000 square feet of space, is on the Atlantic coast just over one mile away from the main building. Guests can drive or take a shuttle to the Beach House from the main resort building.

The Disney Beach House offers many amenities including restrooms, quick service dining, showers, changing rooms, pool, arcade and other recreation such as nature walks, crafts and family activities. The Beach House has 12 miles of beach and recreational area. Guests can rent umbrellas and beach chairs.

The Villas

The Disney Hilton Head villas are large and are decorated in country style. The following room types are available:

  • Studios
  • One bedroom villas
  • Two bedroom villas
  • Three bedroom grand villas

 Rooms have:

·        Alarm clock and radio

·        Coffee maker

·        TV

·        DVD player

·        Refrigerator

·        Safe

 Wi-fi is available for a fee.

There are no elevators at the resort and most rooms are elevated at least one story off the ground due to building restrictions in the area.Noise can be an issue, especially near the pool. Also, parking can be an issue when the resort is crowded.

Check in is 4PM and check out is 11AM. All rooms are smoke free. There are exterior designated smoking areas on the resort property. Rooms start at $110 per night.

A shuttle is available to transport guests to the Disney Beach House. Transportation is not provided to or from the airport. There is very limited RV parking. Check with the resort for additional details.


Three quick service locations

  • Signals at Disney Beach House is open for lunch for salads, sandwiches and snacks. Disney refillable mugs can be purchased here
  • Surfmen’s Sandbar serves alcohol on the beach seasonally
  • Tide Me Over for quick service dining in the main hotel building. Serves sandwiches and burgers. You can also get Disney refillable mugs

Twp special dinners are served outside weekly at the Disney Hilton Head Resort. Edmund's Family Low Country Boil cooks and serves shrimp on the beach seasonally. Pirate's Barbeque is a family friendly feast which is open seasonally.

There is no sit down restaurant on this property, but there are several good dining locations are within walking distance.


The Disney Hilton Head Resort has great recreational options including:

  • Fitness center
  • Massages
  • Fire pit
  • 300 foot long fishing pier; fishing equipment can be rented
  • Bike rentals
  • Community Hall
  • Pools. The main pool, Big Dipper, has a slide. The Little Dipper pool is for kids. The Beach House also has a pool. There is a hot tub on property 
  • Big Bouy Arcade
  • Golf lessions
  • Nature walks
  • Campfire
  • Many games and activities

The Broad Creek Mercantile gift shop sells groceries and souvenirs. The resort has a relaxing spot, Big Murggies Den at Live Oak Lodge. The Surfmen's Station at the Beach House has many games and activities.

The Hilton Head area offers many activities. Shelter Cove Harbor is across the street from the resort offers a marina, shopping and dining. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and Coastal Discovery Museum and Harbour Town are also nearby.


22 Harbourside Lane

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928


Disney Hilton Head is a very peaceful, relaxing and family friendly. As a division of the Disney Vacation Club, you can purchase the timeshare or rent a villa. Hilton Head is known for its golfing and lovely natural setting. The resort is chock full of activities though the beach is over a mile from the main building and there is not a sit down restaurant on the property. The Hilton Head Disney more than makes up for these minor inconveniences by providing excellent service and comfort in a beautiful setting.

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