The Best Resorts in Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes
The Marina Inn at Grand Dunes
Book it: marinainnatgranddunes.com
The Marina Inn trades an oceanfront locale for a 2,200-acre slice of serenity along the Intercoastal Waterway, edged by a par-72 golf course. When you need a dose of surf and sand, a private beach cabana is just five minutes away.
North Beach Plantation
Book it: northbeachrentals.com
There’s water, water everywhere at this North Myrtle Beach resort, braced by the Atlantic Ocean and a tidal river and surrounded by three acres of pools, a lazy river, swim-up bar, cabanas, and hot tubs.
Anderson Ocean Club and Spa
Book it: oceanaresorts.com
Location and space are the major draw for this luxury resort, set in the heart of Myrtle Beach and boasting studio rooms and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas.
Island Vista Resort
Book it: islandvista.com
This locally owned resort stands alone on a stretch of Myrtle Beach, with no shouldering high-rises to spoil the views. West Indies flavored rooms have oceanfront balconies, and a tiki bar amid the pools beckons with rum drinks.
Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort
Book it: litchfieldbeach.com
Guests at this oasis on the quiet south end of Myrtle Beach get access to four nearby golf courses and can kick back at condos and villas arrayed along the beach and a manmade lake.
The Inlet Sports Lodge
Book it: inletsportslodge.com
Active travelers flock to this boutique Murrells Inlet hotel, where days spent boating, fishing, and golfing are capped with great local seafood and Italian fare at the Costa Coastal Kitchen and Bar.
Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Resort
Book it: kingstonplantation.com
Families will love the 50,000-square-foot Splash! waterpark at this 255-room oceanfront resort, which also tenders tennis courts and a sports and health club in the Kingston Plantation community.
Book it: avistaresort.com
Close to the Grand Strand, the curved towers of the Avista Resort cradle an extensive pool area, with boardwalks leading over the dunes to the beach. Each one- to four-bedroom suite is oceanfront or oceanview.
The Serendipity Inn
Book it: serendipityinn.com
Romantic Myrtle Beach? Sounds improbable, but couples can find a serene sanctuary at this 15-room inn with its individually decorated rooms and quiet courtyard just a short stroll from the beach.