We arrived at 6pm, now late enough to be dark in the middle of November. We had a bit of difficulty finding our way around. Here’s a tip--check in at the 200 building and not the hotel front desk. But while Murray waited in line to check in the wrong place, I had the chance to look over the amazing and very up-to-date, state-of-the-art fitness facility with over a 1,000 community members that is freely available to RCI guests. Wow, I was in heaven! The club boasts a vast array of cardio equipment, weights, racketball, tennis, and an indoor pool with two hot tubs.
Our arrival became more exciting! Our unit was a two-bedroom loft, and we were thrilled to find out that the unit had its own sauna and whirlpool tub right in our bedroom. We love to have saunas, so this is another wonderful feature for us. The décor and equipment in the kitchen was wonderful--nothing was missing. We even had the sharp knives and a decent sized chopping board, items we often find missing or inadequate. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom, too!
The spacious unit was more than adequate for our needs, and the balconies in both the living area and the bedroom were a great treat!
The resort is close to the beach, and the area is full of stores and restaurants within a very short distance. Hilton Head is a very natural area, with so many trees you need to be sharp to find the stores! The lack of streetlights can be a bit disconcerting at night, but you feel as though you are in the country with all the pleasures of the city. We were blessed with unseasonably warm weather, so all was perfect!
We actually enjoyed the meet and greet on Monday morning and won a good prize. A staff member, Chip, was so helpful in explaining the intricacies of the RCI points system, without the usual pressure to buy.
I was really surprised to find out that this wonderful place was NOT a Gold Crown resort. I cannot imagine why!