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Old 06-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #241
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Just booked a Grand Villa for 3rd week of February! It will be our family's first time in a GV, and the first visit to HHI for my niece (19) & nephew (15)...not sure what to expect with the weather. (only been home to HHI once, in late November, and according to CM's at the time, we arrived during an unusual cold spell--it was too chilly for swimming).

Being able to swim will not make or break vacation--planning on dolphin watching cruise, walking beach, etc. Does anyone know if they offer the kayak tours in the cooler weather months?

I had planned on going to WDW, but after talking w/ the "kids"--they didn't want to go. We took them to the Grand Californian last summer, and that's where they wanted to go back to...plane tickets weren't in the budget for this trip, so they chose HHI. Disneyland really spoiled them...I hope that they will enjoy the island!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #242
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Fireworks!

The first night of Summer 2012 fireworks over Shelter Cove and HHI DVC just ended. When you see and even just hear it there's that moment you feel like you are in Lake Buena Vista.
The fireworks have always been a nice touch and a key component of any Disney vacation.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #243
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Being able to swim will not make or break vacation--planning on dolphin watching cruise, walking beach, etc. Does anyone know if they offer the kayak tours in the cooler weather months?
February is quiet for transient visitors but all activities are still available. This past winter was very mild compared to 2009 & 2010. The pools are heated but even Florida in Feb is too brisk for me to swim.
I'd say you picked a nice time to visit to avoid crowds, humidity and bugs.
The dolphin never leave!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #244
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Thanks, Chum! Exactly what I was hoping to hear! Avoiding crowds is always a good thing (in my mind, at least!)
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #245
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I was wondering if there are board games to play like the DVC resort at WDW.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #246
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Yes there are complimentary board games.
They used to be in the family centers at both the marina and beach locations.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #247
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Yes there are complimentary board games.
They used to be in the family centers at both the marina and beach locations.
Thanks, my girls will be happy.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #248
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Sigh, My vacation there is over and we can't stop thinking about going back there. We don't have another trip planned yet and won't be able to use points next year as they are already spoken for. DH actually said we could plan a long weekend trip on cash sometime! At least that is something to look forward to.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #249
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We have a small contract and are paying cash.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #250
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We will be there 7/29 - 8/5. Can't wait!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #251
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Our HHI time is coming up! We'll be stopping at Ft. Pulaski on our way, aS we land in Savannah around 10AM! Maybe we'll go to Uncle Bubbas Oyster Shack too!

I've lots to read here about restaurants and activities. We've had 1 visit, for cash, and that was in October. It must be a lot different now,and the family will be with us this time!

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #252
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No See ums??

We will be in Hilton Head June 30-July 8.
How are the no see ums & mosquitos?

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #253
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Mosquitos may or may not.

The No-See'ums or Sand Gnats are another problem.

They tend to come out when it is cool, 65-75 degrees. Much warmer and they flee.

Get a bottle of Skin-So-Soft and a spray bottle. Pour equal portions of water and SoS in the spray bottle and use it like Mosquito repellant. Standard protection around here. I keep a bottle in the car.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #254
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Just got back from our first trip to HHI! We had a wonderful week. I posted a brief synopsis of our trip over on the trip reports board. Great resort!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #255
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We'll be back 7/14-20. Can't wait!

Does anyone have a recent activities list?
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