We stayed at Corolla Light the third week of July. It was hot, hot, hot--but we didn't mind. It was our first trip to Outer Banks, and I had dithered over where to stay. We made a very good choice. Being north of the fray around Kitty Hawk, etc., was a great decision. The properties are newer, and there's more space and less traffic in the Corolla area. AND you're closer to the wild horses!
The resort is very nice. The beachside pool area is lovely, and the restaurant offers tasty options. We also liked the shops and restaurants. (Particularly yummy: Fat Crabs! Excellent chicken barbecue and crab cakes.) Grounds were well maintained and clean. We liked being close to the fitness center. Very clean and with great equipment. Indoor pool is excellent.
The condo we stayed in (managed by Outer Banks Blue) was comfortable, clean, and very homey. We all slept well and loved lazing around in the common area.
The only negative was the staff at the Soundside Pool. We liked going there, because it was less crowded and in walking distance. But the staff at that pool don't seem to be well managed. The lifeguard lounges in the pool with the girl who is supposed to be working at the reception desk. Just talking and offering no help to the guests. Too bad, since everything else about the resort was so well managed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corolla Light Resort, 14 time winner of the North Carolina Resort of the Year award, features 400+ ocean front to sound front homes stretched across 250 pristine acres of the northern Outer Banks. All Corolla Light rental homes are owned by individual owners, and are represented by various local rental companies. To make a reservation contact any of these companies, which include Brindley Beach, Twiddy, Corolla Classic Vacations, Village Realty, and Outer Banks Blue. Corolla Light enjoys one of the widest, cleanest beaches anywhere on the Outer Banks. Amenities include an Ocean Front complex with 4 pools, and lighted volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard courts. The complex is also home to the Oceanfront Grille, the only oceanfront restaurant on the Currituck Outer Banks. Corolla Light is for tennis lovers too, with 2 indoor clay courts, 4 outdoor clay courts, and 4 outdoor hard courts. The indoor sports center includes a 25 meter heated pool, cardio room, weight room, racquetball and walleyball courts Corolla Light Resort is the only resort on the Outer Banks that offers activities for the whole family. In-season activities include events such as: 3 on 3 basketball tournament, homerun derby, horseshoe tournament, movie night under the stars, sand sculpture contest and many more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Corolla Light Hotel Corolla
- Corolla Light Resort NC - Outer Banks