Hi! We own at Surf Watch but exchanged into Barony for a week last year. What you'll find at Barony, as with just about any other MVCI property, is they are ALL family friendly. Barony is nicely tucked away off of Hilton Highway with ready and easy access to the beach. The outdoor pool near the main building is a nice size and heated which was perfect for us to use with our daughter. At the time she was only 6 months old. If you have aolder children, they have a great fun pool closer to the ocean with fountains, sprinklers and a graduated entry to the water so you can even bring your chair to the water's edge and sit in the pool while you watch your kids. THAT pool is not heated and is quite cool. Oh yeah, there is also an indoor pool which is heated but was not used much the week we were there (mid-October 2008).
The team at Barony will provide you with a calendar of events for the week, each event identified by the age for which it is developed. There's a Kids' Zone where special activities are held for the kids, at times with adult supervision and at others without. They even held a "movie night" for the kids with trained and certified babysitters so the parents can take advantage of the many restaurants for a "night out."
On Hilton head we've stayed at Barony, Surf Watch and Grande Ocean and all three were excellent. Surf Watch is our home property and we've already booked two weeks, back to back.