Disney's Hilton Head Island
Grand Opening: March 6, 1996
Deed Expiration: Jan 31st, 2042
Years Remaining: 19
2023 Dues per Point: $10.73
Direct Purchase Summary
Direct Cost per Point: $165
Direct Cost per Point per Year: $8.68
Minimum Points for New Members: 150
Minimum Points for Existing Members: 25
Resale Summary as of Sept 2023
Average Cost per Point: $79
Resale / Direct Savings: 52.12%
150 Point Blue Card Premium: $12,900
Free Moonlight Mickey Bars to Break Even: 2,267
See listings at DVC Resale Market Listings
Point Charts & Booking Tips
- 2023 Point Chart
- 2022 Point Chart
- 2021 Points
- 2020 Points
- Room Inventory
- 7-Month Availability Tips
- Room Request Tips
Hilton Head is a Seasonal Resort
Peak demands are in the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Many members along the East Coast enjoy stopping at HHI as they drive to and from Walt Disney World. HHI also offers the benefit of being an easy commute for a weekend away to many South-Eastern United States residents. Come January, demand is extremely low despite Hilton Head studios being the absolute lowest point studios in the network.
Summer Weekdays Are Insanely Hard to Book
- Fact: Rooms are 57 to 80% more expensive on weekends than on weekdays.
- Fact: DVC Members Stretch Points.
Given the considerable point disparity between weekday and weekend points, many members prefer to avoid the high point cost weekends. Therefore, the resort is almost 100% occupancy most of the summer from Sunday to Thursday nights. Generally speaking, we’re huge fans of the DVC availability charts created by the team at DVCHelp.com. However, when looking at the point availability charts on DVCHelp.com for the summer months, bear in mind their 2-week data collection and presentation methodology doesn't lend itself to understanding how difficult it is to book a weekday at Hilton Head in the summer.
Walking Tips for Summer Weekday Nights:
Per DVC rules, you can book up to 7 nights inside the 7-month window, and you can utilize this booking rule in your favor. Because the resort sells out Sunday-Thursday, it’s going to be almost impossible to walk a reservation in summer. However, this weekend avoidance also creates an opportunity for a short reservation walk.
If you’re short on points, you can start a regular walk on Friday and power through until you get your days. However, if you have extra points available to cover the weekend, you can book a padded reservation as an alternative to walking.
For example, if you wanted to stay at HHI for three nights from 8th to the 11th, 2021. The 7-month mark for your desired stay doesn’t start until January 8th. However, we suggest that you log in on January 6th and book August 6th through August 11th at the 7-month mark. On your actual 7-month mark date, you don’t have to fight for a room at 8 am. Instead, you can log in and simply drop two extra days.
Our Team's Shows About Hilton Head
Get ready to embark on a magical journey as we sit down with our beloved friends and core community members, Sandy and Thomas, who will share their enchanting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) backstory. Be prepared to get swept off your feet as they reminisce about their initial Disney experiences, and reveal how the magic of Disney sparked a passion that now sees them visiting Disney Parks almost every quarter. Episode 262
Let’s keep the bougie going this week as we tackle Disney Vacation Club’s worst Grand Villas. When we say worst, we really mean we’re going to be a bit nit-picky. Is there such a thing as a “bad” DVC Grand Villa? Probably not, but there might be some DVC Grand Villas that just might not be your style or might not just be your personal favorite.
DVC Members love their home resorts for a variety of reasons. Chad, Valerie, Brad, and Sandy are back to discuss the three main factors people use when picking their home resort. Some people buy them because they love the resort. Others buy specifically for the 11-month booking window advantage. Yet other members are more influenced by the financial, economic, and deed expiration dates. We believe every resort is unique, and there's something for everyone to love in DVC. Join the conversation as we discuss these three factors across all of the DVC resorts.
With restricted hours at the theme parks, a lot of DVC members are considering using their points at the Atlantic beach resorts. Which one do you visit? Are you Team Vero Beach or Team Hilton Head? Join the conversation with Chad, Sandy, Derek, Catherine, Susanna, and Roxanne as we compare and contrast and ask listeners to participate in our interactive poll.