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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • Great Space!

    "My husband and I had a wonderful time at Fripp this past Thursday-Sunday. I would not hesitate at all to rent this property again! It is the perfect size for a couple or small family and has an excellent location on the island, with easy access to beach, pool and food. We had beautiful weather during our stay and enjoyed the beach and pool one day, and then had a full day of fishing the following day. We ate at Bonito's Boathouse the first night and thought it was okay, and then went to the Beach Club the following night for prime rib night. It was VERY tasty! I wanted to include a few tips for other people who may travel to Fripp that I would have appreciated before going- but again, we would LOVE to go back and fully enjoyed this property. *get gas in your car 20-30 min outside of Fripp, we were on empty and had to drive this amount of time to get gas one night (no FUN!) *this property is located directly passed the John Fripp villas, immediately after the entrance to the beach club, look for a sign with "sunsuite villas," it is written pretty small underneath the sign for the 2nd entrance to John Fripp Villas *Bring beach chairs and towels, we did, but if we hadn't, there was only one beach chair that we saw in the condo *drive to Marsh Tacky one day for lunch- fabulous panini's and grilled donuts, on your way to Fripp on the Left (10 minutes off island) *you will need amenity cards for access to all pools and restaurants on the island, $35 per person, but very worth it for the access I would highly recommend this property and Fripp Island for a relaxing vacation!"
    Guest: Jennifer F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • OTB - On The Beach!

    "We had a fabulous stay at the Sandy Toes house on Tarpon. We are an extended family of 10, 2 sisters with husbands, 5 teenagers and the grandma matriarch. We were extremely fortunate that the weather cooperated every day week of April 4-10. We spent lots of time outside on the deck, on the beach, or doing local activities. Even during the morning or evening time, there was so much room in the house that we never got in each other's way. Lots of reading nooks or relaxing spots to curl up. The decor was fine. Some reviews might say a little dated but it is a rental and it was very comfortable for a week. The semi circular couch was great for everyone to hang out and the dinner table fit us all since we also like to have our together time. The kids played pool a few times. Everyone had their own private bathroom in the room which was also great for teenagers. The greatest part of the house is that is ON THE BEACH and a very nice part where you don't have to walk through lots of brush unlike houses in the middle part of Tarpon. Lots of deck chairs and beach chairs available. The kitchen is large and well equiped but bring your own good wine opener. All bedrooms but one on first floor which was good for our Mom. The steps to beach were not steep. There are steps to front of house so an older person would have to be able to go up and down. Great sunrise from the beach deck, and sunsets from the front second floor deck or the widows walk deck. We took a flashlight walk on the beach and saw some cool sealife in the tidal ponds. We also had an inboard motor boat that we towed down there and took out in the marina and inlets and saw dolphins several times up close. We ate at Johnson Creek and Bonito Boathouse but mostly cooked in. Minor issues -The bikes need replacing and the wifi is DSL, not cable, but it worked most of the time even with the heavy use of teenagers. If you are going to be on the beach you shouldn't be worried about wifi anyway. Any questions that we had were quickly addressed by Matt, the representative from the local management company. The golf cart worked but could use a tune up. The cost is higher than a house that is not on the beach but since we split it up among the families it was pretty reasonable and we never had to think about driving to the beach or coordinating cars. We have rented tiny houses on the beach elsewhere and a large house is so much better when you have a lot of people who might be on top of each"
    Guest: Moira D. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Peace and Quiet

    "Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Perfect relaxing spot and condo equipped with all items you would find in your own home."
    Guest: Ss Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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  • Lovely marsh views

    "Nice central location and the views over the marsh can't be beat. The villa was comfortable. Couldn't ask for anything more"
    Guest: Elizabeth K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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Fripp Island Travel Tips

Fripp Island is a gated, resort community outside of Beaufort, South Carolina. The 3,000-acre island is located at the end of a chain of sea islands and offers visitors access to a marina, golf courses, restaurants and 3.5 miles of sandy beaches in South Carolina's lowcountry.

The island is named after Captain Johannes Fripp who helped to protect the Carolina colony from Spanish attacks. Local folklore also marks the island as the spot where pirate Blackbeard hid his treasures and bounty.

Fripp Island Attractions

Hunting Island State Park sees more than 1 million visitors a year and is one of the state's most popular state parks and beach areas. There's an historic lighthouse that's the only one in the state that visitors can climb up and see breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding area from the top. The lagoon is a highly desired fishing spot for guests as is the fishing pier that stretches 1,120 feet into the Fripp Inlet. You can check out the park's nature center where there are exhibits of local wildlife and marine life.

There are two golf courses located on Fripp Island - Ocean Point Golf Links and Ocean Creek. Ocean Point Golf Links is located along the water and 10 of the 18 holes have an ocean view. Ocean Creek has panoramic views of the Great Salt Marsh and freshwater lakes. The wildlife found throughout the golf course includes deer, egrets, blue herons and ospreys.

Water activities are a must for visitors to the island. There are sandy white beaches just waiting to be explored and warm water that's perfect for swimming or boogie boarding. You can go paddle boarding or kayak with a rental from Island Excursions if you're into water sports or simply go for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Lay out in the sun and catch some rays while the kids play in the water, build sand castles or play a pick-up game of beach volleyball.

For outdoor recreation, rent a golf cart, bicycle or moped to explore all that the island has to offer. You can head to the Fripp Island Marina where you can take offshore charters to go deep sea fishing or stay close to the shore with one of the marina's guides. Head to the Racquet Club or Tennis Club for an afternoon match before venturing out for dinner.

Visitors who really want an adventure should try heading out on a Dolphin Cruise or go kayaking to see strand feeding by the bottlenose dolphins that call the water off Fripp Island home. Strand feeding is where the dolphins will create a giant wave to wash fish up on the shore along the marshes and tidal creeks to capture for food. It's a synchronized motion and one of the most amazing acts of nature you can see in person.

Things to Do

Events: There are several events hosted on Fripp Island and the surrounding communities throughout the year including the Gullah Festival, Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center, Race 4 Love, the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens and the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Perhaps the largest event in the area is the Beaufort Water Festival, a 10-day celebration with live entertainment, a blessing of the shrimp fleet, sports events, crafts, dances and food.

Dining: You'll find one-of-a-kind dishes on Fripp Island ranging from crab soup to lobster pot pie. Bonito Boathouse is local favorites and some of the best seafood you can find in the lowcountry. Try buttermilk fried flounder or the fresh catch of the day. Enjoy a big breakfast or lunch at Ocean Point Grille for a family-friendly meal or take in the beautiful views of Skull Inlet and Pritchard's Island at Willies Wet Bar. Other eateries on the island include The Beach Club, Ocean View Sports Bar, The Sandbar, The Marina Deli, Cabana Club Restaurant, The Food Court and The 19th Hole.

Camp Fripp: This is one for the kids. Camp Fripp is a day camp just for those between the ages of 3 and 12 that's full of activities that include learning about loggerhead sea turtles, dolphin-watching and combing the beach for seashells. Children will also learn about the real pirates from the 1600s who once inhabited the island as well as its first settlers. There's also Kid's Night Out held at the Fripp Island Resort's Activity Center where they'll eat dinner and play camp games and activities.

ARTworks: This non-profit organization on the island allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy programs that will show them what the Fripp Island art community is all about. You can take an adult art class or sign the children up for a class of their own. Galleries highlight special exhibitions each month and include artwork created by children and adults who take classes and local artists. ARTworks also presents events where the community can come together and celebrate the arts. During the summer, the organization plays host to the Beaufort Food Truck Fest featuring a variety of food trucks and other vendors from throughout the region that sell items such as lobster rolls, cupcakes and barbecue.

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