Staying Seaside Sets Mood for Romantic Retreat to Myrtle Beach

What could be more romantic than a trip for two to the beach? Try a trip to the beach for two in the right hotel.

Finding the right place is the key to setting the right mood, and Myrtle Beach has plenty of options. Avoid the crowded family resorts and golf condos for those unique places that can make you and your loved one's visit special.

For those looking to impress, upscale resorts like the Marriott Grande Dunes and North Beach Plantation offer first-class accommodations and amenities, including on-site fine dining and spas. Enjoy plush, modern suites and posh, contemporary furnishings, ideal for couples that plan to spend a lot of time in their rooms.

For couples looking to take in the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach, the Avista Resort in downtown North Myrtle Beach is a short stroll down Ocean Drive to some of the Grand Strand's famous dance clubs. Kingston Plantation offers convenient access to Restaurant Row and Barefoot Landing for a romantic night out on the town.

And for those wanting some fun times in and out of the room, places like Island Vista and Sands Ocean Beach Club feature clubs and restaurants on property so you and your loved one can make some memories without having to leave the resort.



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...  Read More



Dunes Village is one of the newest resorts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. Located on the quiet north end of Myrtle Beach, the twin towers feature nearly 500 modern units ranging from standard rooms to luxury suites. Offering spectacular views...  Read More

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...  Read More

Sands Beach Club Resort by Defender Resorts


Sands Beach Club may be one of the few resorts on the Grand Strand where guests come because of the bar. Ocean Annie's is a famous seaside hot spot that features live music and dancing, as well as frozen drinks on the pool deck just steps away...  Read More



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...  Read More



Stay in the lap of luxury at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, one of the most modern and elegant resorts on the entire Grand Strand. Featuring more than 400 elegantly furnished rooms and first-class amenities, the Marriott is made for guests...  Read More

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
Photo courtesy of Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort


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...  Read More



Spend your next Myrtle Beach vacation in true elegance at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Located on the scenic Intracoastal Waterway across from the Grande Dunes' two championship golf courses, the Marina Inn offers a wide range of...  Read More



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...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach


This 60-acre oceanfront resort property 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 the southernmost tip of North Myrtle...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry