Disney owns and operates two oceanfront resorts just hours away from Walt Disney World: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Each offers thematic charm and relaxing vacation vibes while still providing guests with the Disney atmosphere they know and love. Read on to learn about two of the destinations where you can get your Disney fix outside of the theme parks.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is located approximately two hours away from Walt Disney World in Vero Beach, Florida. Offering wonderous sights, beachside activities, and a relaxing atmosphere, this is a great vacation destination anytime (but specifically before or after a Walt Disney World vacation).
This may be a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort, but you do not have to be a DVC member in order to stay here. Rooms are often offered at affordable rates within the $200 price range, making it accessible to many vacationers’ budgets. Rooms are ocean-themed with a Disney touch, much like the rest of the resort grounds. You may find yourself searching for Hidden Mickeys here!
In addition to a beautiful family-friendly pool and a variety of resort activities, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort offers several on-site dining options for guests and visitors just passing through. From a table service restaurant and a quick-service location to two bars, the resort offers something for every taste and age group, making it a destination that everyone can enjoy. You can also enjoy a character dining breakfast with Goofy himself. Any resort outside of the parks that offers character dining is definitely on our list of places to go.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort also includes a spa, where guests can experience massages, facials, and other treatments. Other amenities include a sing-along campfire session and miniature golf. Whether you’re a DVC member or you’re looking for a unique and relaxing Disney vacation, Disney’s Very Beach Resort offers fun for your whole family to enjoy.
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
If you are a Disney Vacation Club member, consider staying at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. Nestled on beautiful Hilton Head Island off the coast of South Carolina, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort offers affordable rates in a luxurious setting. Located approximately five hours away from Walt Disney World, this resort is a unique blend of South Carolina coastal charm, 1940s flair, and pixie dust.
Guests can stay at deluxe studios and one- or two-bedroom villas at this resort, providing them with the amenity of a kitchenette within their rooms. Rooms offer spectacular views of the wilderness and water surrounding the resort, making nearly every room’s view a breathtaking one. This resort is currently only open to DVC members, but given its gorgeous atmosphere, we hope that changes in the future.
Currently, this resort only offers quick service dining for breakfast and lunch and a seasonal weekly meal for dinner. There are also grills open for guests to use daily and a general store to purchase sundries and groceries. If your family loves the amenities of Disney but also likes to venture off-property or cook your own meals, then this may be the vacation destination for you. Disney encourages guests to spend their days and evenings exploring the nearby beaches and the rest of Hilton Head Island, and offsite activities are highly accessible.
For the DVC member who wants a laid-back vacation in an area filled with rich history and family-friendly activities, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort could be the ideal destination for your next Disney stay.
There you have it: Disney’s two beach resorts. Whether you’re a DVC member or you want a vacation with a Disney twist (and maybe an escape from the parks), you should add these resorts to your list of places to stay. Each location would be a great place to visit before or after your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.
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