With its impressive list of both natural and man-made attractions – ranging from the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway to museums, parks, theaters, thrill rides and restaurants of most every type – the Myrtle Beach area truly has something for everyone. It’s why people of all stripes come from far and wide to vacation on the Grand Strand, and many of those keep coming back every year.
Today, let’s look at three types of vacationers – relaxers, foodies and adrenaline junkies – and consider just a few of the reasons each can find something right up their alley on the Grand Strand:
Relaxers: Few things are more relaxing than a sunrise or sunset walk on the beach, and the stretch of soft, white sands right behind The Caribbean Resort & Villas was practically made for such leisurely strolls. For those seeking to awaken their inner muse (and sip on a favorite wine) during their Myrtle Beach getaway, Wine & Design offers two-hour painting classes led by skilled instructors, and guests (the ones of legal drinking age, of course) are encouraged to bring their favorite bottle along. Looking to skip straight to the vino part of the equation? Have a glass of wine and a pleasant conversation on the balcony at La Belle Amie Vineyard, where the tasting room serves up a variety of locally produced reds, whites and rosés. And to really crank up the relaxation level, treat yourself to a massage, facial or similar indulgence at the resort’s on-site Mist Spa.
Foodies: The delicious dishes start early on the Grand Strand, but since you’re on vacation, feel encouraged to sleep in a bit before grabbing a Southern-style brunch at Tupelo Honey Café, located about 6 miles south of the resort in shopping and dining hot spot The Market Common. Unique and tasty choices here include the Pecan Pie French Toast and the Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes. For a great lunch option, head to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s at shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing, located about 15 minutes north of The Caribbean. Set to open in summer 2018, the restaurant serves up signature items like the top-selling Crab Melt and the “Pa-Menna” Cheeseburger in a fun and lively atmosphere that includes live music nightly, an arcade, a ropes-climbing course, a large beach area and “LuLu’s Shag Beach Bar.” For dinner, try Hook & Barrel, located about 4 miles north of the resort on North Kings Highway. Entrée options at this locally owned restaurant include a range of fresh fish choices that can be baked, grilled, seared or blackened, specialties like Paella for Two and Crab Cakes, and pasta dishes like Chicken Farfalle and Rasta Pasta. For dessert, drop into Collectors Cafe & Gallery on your way home to check out one of their delicious house-made desserts like the Peanut Butter Mousse Tower or the award-winning Tiramisu.
Adrenaline Junkies: For those seeking high-flying thrills, the Sling Shot thrill ride, located at the corner of 12th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard near the SkyWheel in downtown Myrtle Beach, launches a pair of riders more than 300 feet into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. At Shark Wake Park, novice and professional wakeboarders alike can shred the waters sans boat using the park’s unique cable wakeboarding system. And those looking for high-altitude excitement can find it at Helicopter Adventures, where the seven tour options run from the short, two-mile Fly 4 Fun Ride over Broadway at the Beach, all the way up to the 40-plus-mile Grand Adventure that takes guests all the way north to the Little River area.
No matter what type of vacationer you are, you can enjoy a getaway at your home away from home on the Grand Strand by booking a stay at The Caribbean Resort & Villas today. With our long list of comfortable accommodations and wide range of luxurious amenities, you and your vacation crew are sure to find just what you’re looking for in Myrtle Beach.