Best Resorts in Myrtle Beach

Experience Myrtle Beach with All the Frills at a World-Class Resort

There are many resorts to choose from along the Grand Strand, but a select few stand out above the crowd. Whether you are looking for an escape to the beach, golf or an oceanfront playground for the family, Myrtle Beach has you covered. Experience first-class from arrival to departure at such exclusive resorts as the Grande Dunes Marriott and North Beach Plantation,  If golf is what brings you to the beach, check out one of the many golf resorts where you can literally look out your window and see the course you played earlier in the day. Barefoot Resort and Grande Dunes Resort provide excellent accommodations just walking distance from the first tee. Golf condos, villas and houses are available, and there are swimming pools, beach access and other amenities on location. For family fun ion the sun, oceanfront resorts are the way to go. Guests can relax on a secluded stretch of beach or chill out by the pool and water playgrounds at the resort pool deck. But there are also some outstanding resort getaways off the coast and a little closer to the country. Relax in style at the Legends Resort without a worry in the world or enjoy the scenic beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is lined with resorts where you can dock your own boat. Choose which resort in Myrtle Beach is perfect for your trip by reading trusted expert and user reviews.


Experience the isolation of staying at Myrtle Beach's southernmost resort while still having everything you need and want on site or close by. Springmaid features all the accommodations and amenities one expects from a first-class oceanfront resort, plus its very own fishing pier. An art museum, par-3 golf course and oceanfront barbecue restaurant are only steps away to the north, while the property borders Myrtle Beach State Park to the south for a beautiful stretch of beach for walking. The popular shopping, dining and entertainment district Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are only short drives away from the resort, and the Springmaid Pier and Myrtle Beach State Park are within walking distance.

Recommended for Resort because: Recent renovations have transformed Springmaid Beach Resort into one of the nicest on the Grand Strand.

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Spend your Grand Strand vacation in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district without sacrificing luxury at the Anderson Ocean Club. Located just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and walking distance to some of the Grand Strand's most popular attractions, the Anderson gives guests a comfortable stay that seems a world away from the action. Offering deluxe accommodations ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom units, the Anderson can accommodate parties of any size. Even large groups are welcome, with meeting space available and the on-site Magnolia's at 26th restaurant serving three square meals a day on its Southern buffet.

Recommended for Resort because: Anderson Ocean Club is perfect for families looking to stay close to all the major attractions.

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North Myrtle Beach

The Avista provides visitors with a relaxed resort setting that's just a short walk away from the uniqueness of downtown North Myrtle Beach. Located in the heart of historic Ocean Drive district, this recently renovated resort treats guests to excellent accommodations and amenities without leaving the property. But its a short stroll the saw-dust dance floors of the beach bars where the shag was born in the 1960s and is still popular to this day. Seafood restaurants, shops, bars and other attractions surround the area around the resort, but guests will be tempted to spend their time at the Avista.

Recommended for Resort because: The Avista is the top resort in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.

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See why families love to stay and play at Long Bay Resort, a beautiful 15-story oceanfront tower offering modern accommodations and excellent amenities. Comfortable rooms offer private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and the indoor/outdoor pool decks include a lazy river, children's water park and a beachfront bar. Long Bay's central location allows visitors easy access to many popular attractions, such as the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Restaurant Row, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. But with on-site dining, including Martin's Restaurant and Starbuck's, and a long list of amenities, including free DVD rentals, there's really no reason to leave the property.

Recommended for Resort because: Long Bay has one of the most complete packages of amenities on the Grand Strand.

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Get ready for one of the best Myrtle Beach vacation experiences imaginable at Kingston Plantation, a 145-acre oceanfront resort nestled between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Kingston Plantation offers a variety of deluxe accommodations to meet your party's needs and features all the amenities one would expect from a major resort. Restaurant Row and several major attractions are only a short distance away but you will find everything you need to survive and thrive on the property. However, for guests interested in getting out and about, there are plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options only a short distance from the resort.

Recommended for Resort because: Ideal for golfers, Kingston Plantation is adjacent to Arcadian Shores Golf Club and guests can ride in golf carts to and from the resort.

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Dunes Village is one of the newest resorts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront.The twin towers feature nearly 500 modern units ranging from standard rooms to luxury suites. Each room features a private balcony offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to a wide range of amenities. Two indoor water parks are located on the ground floor of each tower, featuring water slides, lazy rivers, hot tubs and a children's aquatic playground. The outdoor pool deck includes a beachfront bar and grill. Dunes Village is just a short distance from two of Myrtle Beach's most exclusive golf courses - Pine Lakes International and The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

Recommended for Resort because: Dunes Village has the best indoor waterparks on the Grand Strand.

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Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
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Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offer a truly unique experience in a truly unique setting. Built on a former rice plantation, this beautiful property offers guests a taste of true Southern hospitality and the South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle. Enjoy oceanfront accommodations or private cottages and golf villas, all luxuriously furnished. Litchfield Beach offers all the amenities of a seaside resort - pools, tennis, bicycle rentals - but the main attraction is golf, with three championship courses nearby and the adjoining Litchfield Beach Country Club. Unwind after your round with dinner and drinks at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill or a night out on the town ion nearby Pawleys Island.

Recommended for Resort because: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the top resort on the south side of the Grand Strand.

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Stay in the lap of luxury at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes. Featuring more than 400 elegantly furnished rooms and first-class amenities, the Marriott is made for guests with discriminating tastes. Relax in tropical pools by the oceanfront restaurant and bar or enjoy the full-service spa and fitness center. Located on the northernmost end of Myrtle Beach, guests have access to one of the most secluded stretches of beaches on the entire Grand Strand while still being close to many of the top attractions on the Grand Strand. The world-renowned Dunes Golf and Beach & Club is only about a long par-4 down the road.

Recommended for Resort because: Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes is the best resort in Myrtle Beach's best neighborhood.

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This oceanfront resort is similar to island life in that it is the only beachfront hotel for about a mile in either direction, which is a rare treat in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The surrounding neighborhood features older beach homes and cabanas, so the setting is serene and spacious for those looking for seclusion on the beach. A tiki bar sits amid a sea of pools and hot tubs, plus an indoor water playground and lazy river. Activities are held for children, live acoustic music is played on the poolside stage and live entertainment is held throughout the week for the whole family. This is a great place to escape reality.

Recommended for Resort because: The combination of isolation and elegance make this an unmatched property in the Myrtle Beach city limits.

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North Myrtle Beach

This 60-acre oceanfront resort has it all - fine dining at 21 Main Prime Steak House, a spacious pool deck with a swim-up bar, a full service golf center and a health and fitness spa. Located on an "island" that is separated from the mainland by a tidal creek, North Beach gives guests lots of seclusion and plenty of room to stretch out on the beach. For larger parties, the property also offers the Cottages of North Myrtle Beach for guests looking to stay in a beach-style home of their own. North Beach is conveniently located near Barefoot Landing, and some of the top golf courses on the Grand Strand.

Recommended for Resort because: North Beach Plantation has been a fixture on AAA's Four-Diamond Award list.

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