The resort has the typical buildings you would find at a timeshare resort. From what I saw, there were some amenities, such as a fitness room and a swimming pool, but it was not the type of place where you could stay the whole week and not run out of things to do. There were several signs saying to not annoy the alligators, but we never saw any. The most common thing we did while at Ocean Ridge was check our email.
There are about three restaurants a few minutes from the resort, and the Old Post Office, by far the best in the area, is about 15 minutes. The oceanfront houses, which run about 1 million dollars each, are amazing.
The best thing we found out about Edisto Island was that it was in between Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA. However, that meant a lot of driving. We went on a day trip to Savannah (about 2 hours away) and probably went three times to Charleston. Therefore, since we flew in and out of Charleston, there were only two days that did not involve a lot of driving. It was not the most restful of vacations.
I would recommend Edisto Island for people who want a lot of quiet, want to curl up with a good book, or just want to sit and watch the tide. If you want to have a lot to do, restaurants to enjoy, and sights to see, then stay in Charleston and save yourself the driving.
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March 14, 2011
New York, New York
October 27, 2010
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
July 26, 2005
From journal Going Down South
July 1, 2005
March 17, 2005
From journal Edisto Vacation
August 4, 2004
The resort had plenty of activities, as well as a pool, game room, weight room, etc. The staff was courteous and helpful, although we really did not need anything while we were there. When we did go to the beach, we were sometimes the only ones out, and actually had dolphins swim very close to us, which was awesome. It was a totally relaxing, great time at the beach.
From journal Way Cool Edisto Island
June 30, 2004
From journal Weekend Getaway
Holly Springs, North Carolina
April 26, 2004
From journal Winter Getaway
October 28, 2003
The beach is really flat and great for walking. It has the best seashells we have ever found on any beach. You can sit on the beach and watch the dolphins swim by.
From journal Fairfield South Point
August 20, 2003
From journal Golfing on coast of S. Carolina