My first reaction to Bluegreen's Harbour Lights upon checking in and coming to my room was, "This place is nice enough, but there's really nothing particularly special about it." Now, two days later, my appreciation is growing!
I thought I would dislike the location of Harbour Light - 6 miles or so from the beach in an out of the way spot set back off of a main drag, next to a closed down amusement park. However, the quiet of it - especially in light of all of the noise and constant distractions of most of the rest of Myrtle Beach - is really a plus!
Getting here was pretty easy (the worst traffic in town is always in those last five or six miles), and check in was a breeze. A savvy concierge tried the obligatory two times to get me to agree to an update, but let it go soon enough when she saw that my no meant no.
The surfaces and finishes in the unit are nothing out of the ordinary, but the unit's rooms are big!! I'm in the one bedroom side of the 2 BR lockoff, and it feels like I must have 1000 square feet. I especially like the very large bathroom, with a spacious walk in shower fueld by what must be a 100 gallon water tank.
The screened in porch is large, too, and great for morning coffee.
Speaking of morning coffee, the kitchen supplies and equipment aren't as nice as at a Wyndham, Sheraton, or a Marriott (I still haven't quite figured out the best way to work the coffee maker), but nothing is lacking. The fact that a spoon or a fork is mismatched with the rest of the silverware is not a problem I am concerned about.
I have also seen more effective overall management (cleaner exteriors, with more accessible perks like pool towels, etc.), but again, this place is peaceful and pleasant. A couple of tips - DO sit out by the intercoastal waterway watching the boats go by; DON'T go to the Knot's pool area without sunglasses because the glare off of the white pool deck can be blindingly bright.
So here's my final take - I am an owner who has actually contracted to sell my points contract here. This trip is making me wonder if perhaps I should be looking for another one.
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- Also Known As:
- Harbour Light Resort Myrtle Beach
- Harbour Lights Myrtle Beach