Hotel at a Glance: Plantation Resort
Plantation Resort offers the fun of a beach vacation, minus the pesky sand. After a day of splashing around, exploring the onsite activities, or shopping at the nearby Coastal Grand Mall, you can kick back in your own villa or grab a bite at the seasonal poolside grill.
- There’s plenty of room in the family-friendly one- or two-bedroom villas, which feature full-size kitchens and washers and dryers.
- Hit the beach with ease thanks to the resort’s complimentary shuttle, which ferries guests to Surfside Beach and the pier.
- Work up a sweat in one of the resort’s complimentary fitness classes.
- Cool off at the indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy the lazy river as the kids conquer the water playground.
- Pamper yourself at the onsite Mother Earth Day Spa, which specializes in massages, facials, and tanning.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk’s hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.