I'm one of those people who vacation with a large group. We have been coming to the Outer Banks for 15+ years. It is myself, my brothers and their families, and my Mom before she passed a few years ago. We have had as many as 25+ with us. And we have never had any problems. The kids, now adults, have been vacationing together since they were little, and they still want to come down with the group.Some of them now have spouses, kids and/or significant others. And once the spouse/ SO come with us, they are hooked! We always get a large house, OF, pool, hot tub, game room. We are beach people, so most of every day is spent on the beach. Now that the kids are older, they can make their own plans. But- they usually prefer to hang out together or pick a spot for lunch. Most of our meals are at the beach house. We all throw in money, put it in a kitty. WE do a big shopping on check in day for the staples, and then have the kitty in the kitchen for anyone who goes to the grocery store. Many in our group love to cook, so meals are not a problem. We sit down together most every night. Now we are thinking we need two houses- one large OF for the adults and those with small kids, and another close by for the young adults. But we will still probably have dinners together every night. Not so unusual for us, as have get togethers about once a month for dinners, games, etc. The past few years, we have started to come down in SEptember with what we call "senior Week". Just me, some of my brothers and their spouses and my cousin. It is fun, and I love September in Corolla, but we do miss having everyone there in September. But- everyones idea of a relaxing vacation is different. Enjoy yourself, whatever you choose!!