Campground Review: Hilton Head National RV Resort

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Campground Review: Hilton Head National RV Resort

Hilton Head, South Carolina, is a land of luxury, so it makes sense there would be a truly luxurious RV resort nearby. Hilton Head National RV Resort is notable for its meticulous campsites and a fabulous array of amenities. This campground offers fun for the whole family—or a place to kick back and relax in the upscale atmosphere of Hilton Head.

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

Hilton Head National RV Resort is located off of Highway 278, just before the causeway that separates the island from the mainland, near the town Bluffton. One side of the grounds is dedicated to Hilton Head National Golf Course and the other side is the newly-built RV resort. While you aren’t directly in Hilton Head, you are just 10-12 minutes outside of town, and it’s an easy jump onto the island.

Our friend Bill Sferazza shared a great review of Hilton Head National RV Resort with Jeremy. To hear the full review, click play on the media player above–or listen to the RV Atlas wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

Is Hilton Head National RV Resort a True Resort?

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

As we know, lots of campgrounds toss “resort” into their names. What makes a campground a resort comes down to a few items…ambiance, amenities, campsites, and service. While sharing his review of Hilton Head National RV Resort, our friend Bill Sferrazza literally said, “It’s the nicest place to put your RV I’ve ever been to.”

Bill doesn’t say that lightly, as he has stayed in places like Carolina Pines RV Resort (which he helped review here) and Castaways RV Resort (which he told us all about here), among others. Bill knows what he’s talking about! If you don’t believe him, check out all of the amazing photos he shared with us for this post.

While the renowned Carolina Pines might have more amenities, Bill says everything about Hilton Head National RV Resort is top level, as far as quality and care. This resort is truly top notch.

Amenities at Hilton Head National RV Resort

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

You’ll know you’re staying someplace special when you first enter the clubhouse at Hilton Head National RV Resort. This isn’t your basic camp store. It has all of your basic supplies here, of course, but venture further inside to find a comfortable lounge and the fitness center. A nice dining spot, Billy Mac’s Grille, is also located in the clubhouse. We love being able to grab a quick meal—or even simple snacks—without having to leave the campground! Spend some time on the porch to soak in the setting.

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

The pool area is definitely a focal point. Parents will enjoy the tiki bar. Kids will enjoy the water features and the zero entry, with nice areas for little ones to splash around. And, of course, the whole family will love the lazy river and the rentable cabanas. Nearby is a pickleball court, tennis court, and playground.

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

You’ll find quite a few other amenities at Hilton Head National RV Resort, including walking trails, a dog park, lawn games, arcade, and large community fire pit. The laundry facilities and comfort stations are all exceptionally well done!

The Campground Experience

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

The resort-level customer service at Hilton Head National RV Resort starts the minute you check in. Valets are awaiting to escort you to your campsite, at all hours of the day and night. They can help you back-in, if needed. In total, the resort has over 300 campsites. Most sites are back in, though there are a handful of pull-thrus. All of the sites are so big and well designed that you won’t really mind backing in!

The campsites are huge and have concrete pads. Even the hookup pedestals are classy! Seriously! They look like mini lighthouses, which is the perfect touch. As campers pull out, workers come around to clean and shine the pedestals and maintain the rest of the campsite. Now, do you see what we mean about having a real resort experience?

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

This resort has what seems like a “campground within a campground,” thanks to the adults-only area. A section of the resort is set aside for adults only, offering approximately 45 campsites overlooking a lake and the golf course. This gated area is home to the hot tub, something that adults who don’t like to share the hot tub with children will appreciate (and something that might miff the kids). This area also offers a private clubhouse of its own with a cocktail lounge.

What does this resort experience cost? Keep in mind that you are not only paying a premium price for the resort itself, but this is also located on the East Coast (which adds expense) and in a popular tourism area (which also raises the price). Sites range from $110 to $130 a night currently, which seems reasonable for this level of resort and this location.

One thing to note: This is a newer resort, so trees are somewhat sparse. To their credit, the resort did manage to get quite a few sites under large live oaks. There are other sites that are out in full sun.

Exploring the Hilton Head Area

Photo of Hilton Head Harbour Town and Lighthouse by Bill Sferrazza

Here are a few recommendations of things to see, do, and visit in the Hilton Head region:

  • Hilton Head Island is jam packed with biking trails. Bikes and e-bikes are allowed on the beach, and the sand is well packed for easy riding. Rentals are also available.
  • The Hilton Head Lighthouse is a must see!
  • Walk through Harbour Town to find shops, restaurants, and great views of yachts in the harbor.
  • Golfers likely already know this, but Hilton Head has a number of well-known golf courses.
  • Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, are both great day trips from Hilton Head.

Final Thoughts on Hilton Head National RV Resort

Photo by Bill Sferrazza

This is a grand new resort option on Hilton Head! It definitely rises to the level of luxury you might expect for the Hilton Head Island area, and it was clearly built with a specific point of view. Families can come and have plenty of fun, but adults can also find separate areas that cater more to them. In fact, that seems to be true of Hilton Head, in comparison to other coastal destinations like Myrtle Beach, which cater more to families. The atmosphere is really upscale, but you won’t feel out of place if you don’t have a high-end rig.

In discussing this campground, Bill revealed he canceled plans to return to Disney to revisit this resort—and seriously, we can’t think of a better vote of confidence!

We truly want to thank Bill Sferrazza for sharing his terrific campground review of Hilton Head National RV Resort. Be sure to follow him at Disney Image Makers, on Instagram, or at A Camper and a Camera! This resort is now on the top of our list for future destinations!



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