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While most of us may not associate white-sand beaches and comfortable temperatures with the holidays, they both await on the Grand Strand for anyone dreaming of an escape from the cold and snow back home. The Myrtle Beach area offers an amazing, easily accessible way to escape the winter weather without missing out on any holiday cheer. When you visit, there’s no need to bring the snow shovel and heavy winter coat. Just pack a few light sweaters – and maybe even sandals and shorts – and make The Caribbean Resort & Villas and the Myrtle Beach oceanfront your home for the holidays.
The Caribbean Resort & Villas can make your family’s holiday vacation a memorable one with a wide range of accommodations and a wealth of amenities. And while you’re visiting, you can use your smartphone to participate in our special Holiday Hunt contest. Explore all of the Grand Strand’s fun seasonal festivities, capture some special moments with your phone’s camera, and share them with us on Instagram. In all your photos, be sure and tag them using the hashtag #CaribbeanHolidayHunt to share with all of the Caribbean family and friends.
Pic 1 – Holiday Message: To get your Holiday Hunt started, write a giant holiday message on the beach – maybe something like “Merry Christmas from the Smith family!” Let your imagination run wild, and make sure your message is big enough for Santa to see from high above as he flies over in his sleigh. Once your merry masterpiece is complete, post a photo of it on the ’Gram.
Pic 2 – Photo With Santa: Up next on the Holiday Hunt to-do list – a photo with Santa Claus. Before setting out on his round-the-world journey, he’ll be kicking back in the relaxed atmosphere of the Myrtle Beach area. During your stay at The Caribbean Resort & Villas, you’ll have a few photo ops within easy reach. Father Christmas himself will be making several appearances through December 31st at Santa’s Village at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.
Pic 3 – Holiday Lights: As Christmas draws near, the Grand Strand is transformed into a (subtropical) winter wonderland with plenty of festive decorations. Pay a visit to one of the Myrtle Beach area’s winter festivals or holiday displays, and snap a photo with your favorite holiday lights. One great option for knocking this one out can be found at Brookgreen Gardens, where the Nights of a Thousand Candles tradition features more than 5,000 hand-lit candles, not to mention support from countless strands of twinkling lights. The event runs through December 17th. Or, you could take a drive through the dazzling Great Christmas Light Show, located within easy driving distance of The Caribbean Resort & Villas at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The experience, which features over 500 magical light displays (some up to 55 feet tall) and a section of lights synchronized with holiday music, is sure to boost your holiday spirit. You can take it all in through December 31st.
Pic 4 – Holiday Ornament: While you’re enjoying all the Christmas lights, it’s a good bet you’ll find a magnificent Christmas tree nearby. Pick out an ornament on the tree that’s especially eye-catching, and take a photo of it. Be careful not to knock it off its perch – just get close enough to snap the perfect Holiday Hunt photo.
Pic 5 – Family Greeting Card: The last photo on the Holiday Hunt list is the most special. We’d like to encourage you to take a family photo good enough to put to use on your holiday greeting card. You could gather in front of a favorite Grand Strand landmark, pose on the beach just before sunset, or find a backdrop that’s special to your family – the choice is yours! Wherever you take your family photo, years from now, you’ll look at it and remember all the great times you had on your Grand Strand holiday getaway.
We hope you enjoy your Myrtle Beach retreat and the adventure of completing our Holiday Hunt. Make sure you post all your photos to Instagram and tag them to include #CaribbeanHolidayHunt in the caption. Thanks for playing along and for spending your holidays with us at The Caribbean Resort & Villas!