Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Daufuskie Island
... and Savannahs has its famous squares, but both those cities have fallen victim to property developers. Savannah has even destroyed its foreshore by putting up some Soviet-style concrete bunkers and dotted throughout its historic district are some appalling modern constructions. Housekeeping. Literally. Donors have contacted Mrs Henry and myself in their hundreds to inquire about the performance of the Egg and how Mrs Henry and myself cope in it. For a series ...
... great. We only did one of the three tours and it took about two and a half hours. We learned tonnes and could go at our own pace.
Savannah was the first planned city in the Americas. It was founded by Gen. James Oglethorpe in January, 1733. The original planned called for 24 squares. The first six were built by Oglethorpe between1733 and 1736. Eventually all 24 squares were built and today make ...
... sea life. We stopped at a mile long sand bar to collect shells explore. Liv nearly jumped out of her skin when a stingray sped right by us.
We topped off the morning with lunch at a local restaurant recommended by Kathy. We ate a pound of fried shrimp, hush puppies and sweet potatoe corn bread. It was delicious!
Off to St. Augustine, Florida tomorrow morning.
... and maneuvering the kayaks and then launched us into the water... off we went. This was a lot of fun, with a very slow current, almost none and a really good upper body workout. Cindy caught up with us at one of the bridge crossings and snapped pictures.
We got back to the hotel and got ready for the pool. I headed on down and got three chairs under the trees (partial shade) and waited on Cindy ...
... Layne came along behind us running. On our way back, Layne and I stopped by the bike/kayak rental shop to investigate the kayaks. We decided to rent some on Friday morning for a tour of the river ways around the island. When we returned to the hotel we decided to head to the workout room for some weightlifting. Then back to the room for a quick change and to the pool ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Daufuskie Island Resort & Spa
Very relaxing time
My mother and I took a few days off to relax at Dusfuskie Island. We were upgraded to a villa at no extra charge. We also had the use of a golf cart through out our visit. It was VERY peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. It was just what we needed. The food at the three resort restaurants was great. We liked the atomsphere of the Beach club best for dining.
It is close to Charlotte but a world away from everything!!!
Its a Dump
Its unfortunate that such a nice location is the home of a low end resort. Where to begin? Rooms are filthy and in poor condition. Food served in a unprofessional manner especially considering how much you are being charged! call me fickle but when you get charged $7.00 for a house wine plus the automatic Service Charge of 20% I would hope its done in a professional manner. The staff is obviously not trained and apparently having to work there in the first place. The Spa screwed up our reservation. No nightlife. The shuttle is an old diesel bus. Check in and out took forever. Everything is dirty dirty dirty. Throughout this I had a hard time believing how much we were paying until I spoke to another couple and found they were pay $60 a night LESS ($109.00). OUCH!
We found the rooms and atmosphere good. Hard to get a golf cart while there. Food at all places was horrible and found that going back into Hilton Head for good food was a negative. The only thing really enjoyed was that our pet was acceptable.
Wonderful time at Daufuskie!!
Visited the week of Aug 23 and we had a wonderful time. There were 2 adults and 3 kids in our party. The area was beautiful. The ferry ride was nice and loaded with dolphins. The resort was well kept and the staff very friendly. The use of a golf cart for the week was a lot of fun too. The golf courses were very nice. I enjoyed Bloody Point more than Melrose. Only complaints were the fishing equipment was just about useless, no lures or reels. All in all, I would go back in a heartbeat!!! Also, go to Marshside Mama's to eat....
A Great Spot To Get Away
My wife and I went to the island to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We loved it so much we are planning to go back next year.
It is such a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. Bloody Point golf course was one of the toughest courses I have ever played and I loved it. My wife went to the spa and she had a wonderful time.
Traveling by golf cart made the experience even greater. We traveled around the property doing a little sight seeing on our own. We got to see a little local wild life in the form of an alligator on the Melrose golf course. The service at the Inn was great, the food was adequate.
The ferry ride was a little long but it was worth the wait. We are looking forward to going back next year.
Daufuskie is the place
What can I say--unique and relaxing. No place is perfect but we have found our favorite family vacation. Inn rooms are huge and cottages even better. Alligator, deer, falcons, whole sand dollars, starfish and huge shells. I'm hooked.
We are a family of 5 - three children ages 7, 8 & 10. We have been to many resorts - Disney, Myrtle Beach, Hawaii, Texas, Arizona, etc. We always manage to have a good time. But, we always come home from vacation exhausted! The best thing about Daufuskie for us is that we came home completely RELAXED!
We stayed at the resort in Mid-July, 2003. The grounds are in excellent shape, but the main building (Melrose) is in need of serious refurbishing, painting, carpet cleaning, and room tidying-up.
What a fantastic destination!
What a fantastic destination! An island away from the rest of the world is all you need to rest and relax. The property is a bit spread out but that only begins to tell you how exciting it is to travel by golf cart, bicycle or horse to get to the wonderful amenities this property has.
The new spa is quaint and enticing. The conference space is state-of-the-art. Why wouldn't a group want to come and take over an island for their corporation. What great team building. I would absolutely recommend this destination to not only families but corporate organizations as well!
Don't go to Daufuskie unless you plan on staying at the very small resorts of Melrose Plantation or Haige Point. The remainder of the islands three resorts is Bloody Point. Bloody Point houses the small spa and with the exception of a pretty Beach (the prettiest in our opinion) and golf course, that is just about it. The rest of the resort is bare. The few buildings are run down and need repairs and paint.