Disney's Hilton Head Island
Grand Opening: March 6, 1996
Deed Expiration: Jan 31st, 2042
2020 Annual Dues per Point: $9.10
Direct Purchase Summary
Direct Cost per Point: $135
Minimum Points for New Members: 50 Points
Minimum Points for Existing Members: 25 Points
Resale Summary as of September 2020
Average Cost per Point: $73
Resale / Direct Savings: 45.93%
125 Point Blue Card Premium: $7,750
Free Moonlight Mickey Bars to Break Even: 1,362
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Point Charts & Booking 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
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.