Marina Inn – Top Wedding Venue in Myrtle Beach

Is the sound of wedding bells in your near future? You’ve said yes to the question that was popped – now it’s time to plan where you’ll say ‘I do’ to happily ever after. Myrtle Beach is a top wedding destination in the southeast. From the white sandy beaches to the award-winning restaurants and endless entertainment – there’s plenty of activities to keep your guests busy during your big weekend. If you’re planning on exchanging your vows in Myrtle Beach, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is one of the top wedding venues on the Grand Strand. What makes this AAA four diamond resort stand out from the rest? Our prime location, luxurious accommodations, exquisite amenities and beautiful resort venue options are just a few reasons why we’re the perfect spot to celebrate your big day.

WEDDING VENUE

Marina Inn knows how special your wedding day is and is here to cater to your every need. We have everything covered from catering to the venue. We offer a one of a kind indoor and outdoor atmosphere unlike any other venue in Myrtle Beach. Our Grande Lawn is waterfront and is a beautiful spot to hold your wedding ceremony. Another place to exchange vows is the Compass Pad, which features panoramic views of the Marina, waterway and Grande Dunes golf course. And our indoor Nautilus Ballroom is an elegant reception or rehearsal dinner option.

LOCATION

Marina Inn is a luxury resort situated on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway, in the prestigious Grande Dunes community. We are in a prime location in Myrtle Beach, only a short drive from plenty of activities. We’re minutes away from popular shopping complexes like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. We’re across the way from The Carolina Opry where your guests can catch a show or if they’re into wine tastings, Duplin Winery is right up the road. For those wedding guests with kids – they’ll love visiting the reptiles at Alligator Adventure and using their imagination at WonderWorks. Not only are these top attractions perfect for guests – but if you decide to stay for your honeymoon, you’ll have plenty of places to explore and things to do!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Marina Inn features luxurious accommodations and offers a variety of suite sizes to accommodate your entire wedding party. Each suite is equipped with a comfortable bed, spacious bathroom complete with a travertine tile floor and Rainshower head in the shower. The private balconies offer breathtaking views of either the resort grounds, golf course or waterway. 

We encourage you to check out our honeymoon package and relish your time together after your big day!

AMENITIES

Not only do we offer lavish accommodations, but you and your wedding guests will love taking advantage of all of our resort amenities. Marina Inn has an on-site, award-winning restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant – that serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool and indoor pool to splash around in. For those that are sneaking in a final workout before the big day, we have a state of the art fitness center and sauna. You and your guests can enjoy a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort course, play a friendly doubles match on the tennis courts or rent jet skis at Myrtle Beach Watersports. You can even treat your wedding party to a blissful day of pampering with our in room spa services. If you have some time, hop on our complimentary shuttle and sneak off to a beach day at our exclusive beach access. Towels and chairs are provided – all you have to pack is yourself!

If you’re ready to start planning your wedding day at one of the top wedding venues in Myrtle Beach – check out Marina Inn’s wedding packages today! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!  

Tee Up with Marina Inn – Top Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach

Golfers of all skill levels from all over the world are gathering in Myrtle Beach August 26th through 30th for the Annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. This event is not only the world’s largest golf tournament, but is inclusive and offers a unique experience unlike any other tournament. From scratch golfers to 30 handicap, this huge tournament features a wide range of playing skills and has around 3,200 players competing each year! 

Anyone can play – and anyone can win. The World Am is open to any player with a valid USGA handicap index or international equivalent. The tournament pays out to 5 players per flight, meaning there are over 300 winners! Myrtle Beach is known as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’ and is home to over 90 golf courses – so it’s no wonder such a prestigious tournament is held right here on the Grand Strand. Players will have the opportunity to tee up at beautifully designed, yet challenging courses such as Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Thistle Golf Club, TPC of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach National, Oyster Bay and Love, Fazio and Norman at Barefoot Resorts. Click here for more information on the World Am Tournament.

Golf Packages at Marina Inn

If you plan on visiting the Grand Strand during the week of the World Am Championship, you have the opportunity to book your stay minutes away from one of the prestigious golf courses on the event list – Grande Dunes. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond AAA luxury resort, is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, right across the water from the par 72 course. The Grande Dunes Resort course has a dramatic design and features seven holes that are played along the waterway. Not only is Marina Inn in close proximity to the Grande Dunes course, but is centrally located to all the other golf courses that are apart of the World Am Tournament. 

Due to Myrtle Beach’s mild climate and number of award-winning golf courses, it’s one of the top golf destinations year round. Marina Inn caters to all types of golf trips – from father and son duos or boys trips to the annual girls golf getaway. We offer 5 golf specific packages at our resort to maximize your time on the course while you’re on vacation. 

The Honors Package is a luxury package that combines your choice of up to (8) of ‘Golf Digest’s Top 100” ranked Myrtle Beach courses and a minimum of four nights our resort. You’ll have lunch provided at the course you’re playing and a full breakfast each morning and two dinners our on-site award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. The Catch Your “Big Break in Myrtle Beach” Golf Package is inspired by Golf Channel’s #1 hit reality show – ‘Big Break’. Just like the show, you’ll have the opportunity to experience your own big break as you play three paid rounds at the award winning BarefootLanding courses in Myrtle Beach and get one free. This package features minimum of three nights at the resort. 

The Prime Time Rewards Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation Package includes three nights at Marina Inn and allows you to mix and match four or more rounds at a choice of any 22 Prime Times Signature Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach area. You’ll receive discounted AM and PM pricing at any of the courses and receive a $100 ‘Prime Time Rewards’ card at the first course on your itinerary. This card can be used towards the purchase of a mixture of food and beverages and merchandise. Our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package features 3 nights stay and the option to choose from five Legends golf courses. When you play three rounds, you’ll get your fourth round free and if you decide to play four rounds, you’ll get your fifth round for free. While you’re playing, you’ll receive a full breakfast buffet as well as lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers with every round of golf each day. 

Just like the World Am Golf Tournament allows golfers to play bucket list courses, The Bucket List – Myrtle Beach Golf Resort Package lets you play three exclusive golf courses that should be on every golfers list. You’ll have one night stay at Marina Inn and the option to play either Grande Dunes Resort Course, the private Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, or Pine Lakes Country Club. You’re able to enhance any of the packages by adding a breakfast box, lunch box and two dinner options.

Tee Up with Marina Inn

The accommodation included in these packages is our Grande Guest rooms. These oversized guest rooms come with one king bed or two queen beds. Each room is luxuriously furnished and features a bathrooms with travertine tile and a shower with a relaxing Rainshower head. There is a private balcony which offers a spectacular view of the waterway, the Grande Dunes Resort Course, or our beautiful resort property. For those with a larger golf group, feel free to upgrade to our two and three bedroom suites. 

If you’re ready to book your next ultimate golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, check out Marina Inn’s golf packages today to customize your vacation golfing experience.

Fall Food Festivals & Family Events in Myrtle Beach

As summer comes to an end in Myrtle Beach, we happily welcome fall and all the exciting events and festivals it brings with it. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond luxury resort, is ideally located in close proximity to the Grand Strands top attractions and fun-filled family events. Situated along the waterfront, our resort offers guests first-class accommodations, amazing views, and unique amenities. If you’re planning to stay with us this fall, here is a compilation of the tasty food festivals and cultural events you won’t want to miss:

SOS Fall Migration

Date: September 12th – 21st

Pack your shagging shoes and catch the final rays of summer as you dance the days away on Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach! The sounds of beach music will pour into the streets from some of the area’s historical shag including Duck’s, Fat Harold’s, and OD Pavilion. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this last blast brings in crowds from all over the US for an unforgettable week! 

Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show

Date: September 21st – 22nd

If you’re in the market for a handcrafted piece of art, there will be a range of mediums for sale including photography, jewelry, glass blown pieces, paintings, pottery, stone and wood carvings available at The Market Common during the Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show. Over fifty local and statewide artists will gather for this free event. You may just leave the beach with a unique souvenir!  

44th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: September 27th – 29th

For three days, the works of over 100 artisans will fill the beautiful grounds of the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. From paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, and other forms of fine art will be available for purchase. There will be local food along with entertainment by some of the area’s best musicians. You’ll enjoy experiencing the charm of Huntington Beach while discovering a treasured piece of art to bring home! 

Irish Italian Festival

Date: September 28th

Head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for the 15th annual Irish Italian Festival. There will be live music on two different stages, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Your kids will enjoy a section of the festival dedicated just for them with inflatables, balloon artists, magicians and more. Come hungry because there will be a spaghetti-eating competition!  

Admission is free and no matter whether you’re Irish or Italian .. or neither … this cultural celebration is sure to be entertaining for the whole family!

Harvest Home Weekend Festival

Date: October 5th – 6th

Brookgreen Gardens is welcoming fall with their annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival! One of their biggest family events, you can build your own scarecrow, pick out a pumpkin to paint, meet the animals and go for a hayride. Afterwards take time to explore the beautiful sculpture gardens. 

Festa Italiana

Date: October 5th – 6th

Do you love Italian food? Get your fill at Market Common during Festa Italiana – a celebration of the observance of Columbus Day and hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662. This festival features all the authentic Italian favorites including ravioli, Neapolitan style pizza, chicken parmesan, meatball heroes and more. For dessert you’ll taste homemade Italian delicacies like zeppoli, cannoli, biscotti, and cookies. There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, and kids activities. And it wouldn’t be a true Italian festival without spaghetti and pizza eating contests. Pack your appetite and get ready for an authentic Italian celebration!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Date: October 11th – 12th

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Market Common with huge selection of Oktoberfest beer, tons of food and arts and crafts vendors. There will be live entertainment all weekend long and a pumpkin patch where you can pick out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. For the kids they can enjoy face-painting and inflatables to bounce around on. Admission is free and fun for the whole family!

Little River ShrimpFest

Date: October 12th

Just a short drive from Marina Inn is the charming town of Little River, nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterfront. Known for their fresh seafood restaurants, each fall the town hosts the Little River Shrimpfest which brings in festival goers from all over the Grand Strand. There’s a children’s area complete with face-painting, stilt walker, and balloon artists. You’ll enjoy live music and browsing the tents of over 150 different food and arts and crafts vendors. Plus you’ll get your fill of fresh seafood served up by the local waterfront restaurants. 

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, 5k, Doggie Dash

Date: October 19th – 20th

Pack your running shoes and turn your vacation into a racecation during the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon! This race has a surfing theme complete with surfboard finisher medals, beach bands and a huge beachside party post race. Plus it’s one of the flattest half marathon courses and features over five miles of oceanfront views! If you’re not quite ready for 13.2 miles of running, check out the Coastal 5k or if you’re bringing along your furry friend – the one mile Doggie Dash.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Date: November 1st – 2nd

Calling all seafood lovers! Myrtle Beach is throwing it’s annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. The festival will offer a variety of delicious seafood dishes along with live entertainment, beer stations, a cornhold tournament and more! For the kids there will be a Kid Zone with bounce houses, activities sponsored by EdVenture Children’s Museum, carnival games, and slides. Perfect for the whole family, this event is free to attend!

Taste of the Town

Date: November 5th

Each year, Myrtle Beach area restaurants gather at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the annual Taste of the Town, a culinary competition. The event is an annual fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School and consists of chefs participating for awards such as Best Entree, Best Dessert, Best Booth Design and People’s Choice Award. There’s always a variety of dishes to sample and is a great way to get a taste of the Grand Strand! 

If you’re planning on visiting Myrtle Beach and checking out one of these fall food festivals or events, make sure to check out our variety of packages and special offers we are currently offering at Marina Inn. And of course – make sure to pack an appetite! 

Beat the Back to School Blues at Marina Inn

School days may be right around the corner, but summer’s not over yet in Myrtle Beach! There’s still plenty of exciting activities to check out before the school bell rings. Plan your end of summer family vacation with Marina Inn, a four diamond luxury resort in Grande Dunes, and we have everything your family needs to maximize those final days of fun! 

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a variety of accommodations including Studios, Studio Deluxes, Mediterranean Club Suites, Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite, as well as Two, Three and Four Bedroom Suites. Each of these oversized room types is spacious and comfortable – designed with ultimate comfort in mind. The suites come with a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, cozy fireplace and a living room with ample room for a family game night. The bathrooms offer large countertops, travertine tile floors, and glassed in showers complete with a RainShower head. All of our rooms feature private balconies a view so your family can gather around and end the day with breathtaking sunsets, watching the boats go by on the Intracoastal Waterway. 

When it comes to entertainment, Marina Inn offers plenty of unique amenities that provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Beat the heat with a dip in our zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool or indoor pool. Head to the tennis courts for a friendly match or venture across the bridge to Grande Dunes Resort golf course for a round of golf. If your family craves adventure, Marina Inn is footsteps away from Myrtle Beach Watersports, where you can rent jet skis or a pontoon boat. You’ll definitely want to slip away to paradise, aka our private beach access. Simply hop aboard the complimentary shuttle which will take you back and forth to our exclusive section of pristine beach. Our resort also offers an award-winning on-site restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant – that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus kids eat free there all summer long!

Not only do we feature a wide variety of amenities, but we’re located in close proximity to some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions that are hosting free family-friendly events all summer long. Some of these events you’ll want to check out while you’re vacationing include:

SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing

Right up the road from Marina Inn is Barefoot Landing, an outdoor shopping complex nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway. After spending the day shopping, make sure your family sticks around for ‘SummerFest!’, a free nightly entertainment series happening now through the end of August. Each evening you’ll find stilt walkers wandering around as the sound of steel drums fills the air. Nick Pike, a one man show, will be wowing the crowd as he juggles and performs stunts and acrobatics – all while balancing on a unicycle. Every Tuesday through Saturday, grab a chair and check out the live music at the Dockside Village Amphitheater. And don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show every Monday night there over the lake at 10pm! Click here for the full schedule of events.

Dockside Village Amphitheater | Photo Credit: propertyaroundthebeach.com

Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is one of the most iconic outdoor shopping complexes in Myrtle Beach. Offering a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options – it’s a one-stop shop for family amusement. Each night in the summer, the fun continues into the night during a free nightly entertainment series called the ‘Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach’. Your family will be entertained by fire dancers, costumed stilt walkers, character appearances, live music and more. Every Tuesday there is a huge Firework Extravaganza over the Lake at 10pm and each Saturday and Sunday your kids can get their faces painted. For the full lineup of events, click here.

Fireworks over Broadway at the Beach | Photo Credit: vacationmyrtlebeach.com

Hot Summer Nights

When the sun goes down, Plyler Park along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes alive during ‘Hot Summer Nights’! This family-friendly nightly entertainment series is free to the general public. This event features a kid’s carnival, karaoke, live music, a family game show night, bounce houses and much more. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays you’ll discover balloon twisters and stilt walkers. Click here for the full entertainment schedule.

Don’t miss out on these last days of summer fun! Check out Marina Inn’s Family Packages and special offers today and book your final family summer getaway to Myrtle Beach today! 

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Drop Anchor at Marina Inn – The Top Boating Resort in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal destination nestled in between the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, making it a popular place for avid fishermen and recreational boaters. If you’re traveling with a boat or are a boating enthusiast, Marina Inn is a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach with access to an award-winning marina. Centrally located in the prestigious Grande Dunes, Marina Inn is a luxurious four diamond resort situated on the waterfront, adjacent to the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Footsteps away from Grand Dunes Marina, you’ll be able to dock your boat  with the peace of mind that it’s right next door to where you’re staying.

Grande Dunes Marina | Photo Credit: High Tide Content

Access to Grande Dunes Marina

Grande Dunes Marina is one of the top full-service boating facilities on the East Coast and is open to the public. The marina has 1,200 linear feet of state-of-the-art lay-along floating docks and 126 wet slips, offering a protected harbor for vessels that are up to 120 feet or larger. For your convenience, there is fueling station that offers both diesel and non-ethanol pumps, as well as WIFI onsite, pumpout stations, dock carts to transport your personal items, and trash disposal. Bath facilities are available with laundry, showers and restrooms. There’s even a ship store where you can find everything you need to gear up for a day on the water from sunscreen and sunglasses to tackle and snacks. 

Pontoon Boat Rentals

For those boat lovers that didn’t bring along their boat or don’t own one, no problem. Myrtle Beach Watersports is right next door to the Grande Dunes Marina. This family owned and operated business offers pontoon boat rentals so you can create your own adventure on the water. You can enjoy spending the day exploring private islands and cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway. The pontoon boats can hold up to 10 people and are available to rent for half-day or full-day excursions. Click here for more information or to rent your pontoon boat today!

Rent Pontoon Boats at Myrtle Beach Watersports

Luxurious Accommodations and Amenities

Once you drop anchor, a blissful stay awaits. Marina Inn offers a variety of oversized guest room types that can accommodate any size group. Each spacious room is designed with maximum comfort in mind, containing plush beds and bathrooms that feature travertine tile floors, double countertops and Rainshower heads. You’ll love stepping out onto your private balcony and soaking up the stunning views of sunsets over the waterway, the golf course or the Marina. Some of the larger suites contain fully equipped kitchens and living rooms.  

For those days spent off the boat, Marina Inn offers plenty of amenities to keep you entertained for hours. Our resort features a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool, indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, and golf at Grande Dunes Resort golf course. We also have a private stretch of beach that’s only accessible to our resort guests.

Award-winning Dining

After a day spent out on the water, you’re sure to build up an appetite. Once you dock your boat at the marina – you’re not far from some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Anchor Cafe at the Marina Inn is a favorite among Myrtle Beach locals and sits right at the end of the Grande Dunes Marina. The dress is casual and the waterfront views are one of a kind! Their menu features a variety of fresh salads, tasty appetizers, savory sandwiches and signature cocktails. Inside the resort, you’ll find Reflections Bar and Marina Inn’s own on-site restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. Reflections Bar is a popular Happy Hour spot that features a relaxed atmosphere and serves a variety of delicious appetizers, crisp salads and delicious entrees. They also offer a wide selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a unique atmosphere – a blend of casual and elegant ambiance – the restaurant specializes in a ‘Farm to Table’ style approach to fresh seafood and top choice steaks. 

Marina at Sunset | Photo Credit: Guest at Marina Inn

Top Fishing Destination

Ready to cast a line and reel in a keeper? Myrtle Beach is one of the top fishing destinations on the East Coast and Marina Inn is centrally located to some of the best fishing spots. Fish from your own boat or go on a deep sea fishing charter out of Little River or Murrells Inlet. You’re sure to have a great time experiencing the thrill of attempting to catch a cobia, sea bass, mahi, grouper, flounder or sheepshead. Half day and full day deep sea excursions are available.

If you’re a boat lover that’s in search of a place to stay along the Grand Strand, look no further than Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We’re a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach that will accommodate all your docking needs and offer you a luxurious vacation experience. Check out our current special offers and book your dream boating getaway today!

Top 5 Reasons Marina Inn is a Top Family Resort in Myrtle Beach

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach invites you and the family to experience an incredible family vacation at one of the top family resorts in Myrtle Beach! Our four diamond premier resort features grande guest rooms, outstanding amenities for all ages, a private beach and so much more. If you’re searching for a family-friendly resort in Myrtle Beach, here are a few reasons why you should choose to stay at Marina Inn:

Spacious Accommodations

No matter what size family you’re vacationing with, Marina Inn offers a variety of room types to accommodate any size group. Our Grande Guest Rooms and Studios are oversized guest rooms that are perfect for small families of 3 to 4 people. Our Two Bedroom Suites feature a spacious living room that’s the perfect place for the family to gather to play games or cozy up and watch a movie. If you’re wanting to cook a few meals while on vacation, there’s even a fully equipped kitchen, bar and dining room table. The Three Bedroom Suites come in a variety of sizes to accommodate anywhere from 6 to 10 people. Each bedroom in our Two and Three Bedroom Suites has their own bathroom complete with travertine tile floors, double sinks and relaxing Rainshower heads. Plus – each room comes with a private balcony where your family can spend time relaxing after a full day of exploring around the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach Penthouse Suite

For those traveling with a larger family or an extended family vacation, we offer a magnificent Four Bedroom Myrtle Beach Penthouse Suite. Each bedroom in this luxurious suite is unique, with the master bedroom that features a cozy fireplace. All of the bathrooms in this suite are spacious with double sinks, travertine tile floors and Rainshower heads. There is a state of the art, furnished kitchen along with a large living room with ample room for a family game night. There’s even a panoramic balcony that features spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Grande Dunes Resort golf course. 

Exciting Amenities for All Ages

Your family will discover endless entertainment with all the exciting amenities offered at the Marina Inn. This family-friendly resort features a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool that’s open year round and heated in the cooler months. When the group gets hungry after splashing around, they can order food and drinks from the pool bar and lounge on a chair under one of the spacious umbrellas. For those wishing to unwind, there’s two jacuzzi hot tubs to relax in. And when you need a break from the sun, there’s an indoor pool where your family can continue the fun without skipping a beat. And when it comes to dining – kids ages 12 and under enjoy eating FREE all summer long at our award-winning onsite restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant.

Does your family enjoy a little friendly competition while on vacation? Marina Inn has tennis courts and is located right across the Intracoastal Waterway from the award-winning Grande Dunes Resorts golf course. And for the thrill seekers in the family, Marina Inn is footsteps away from Myrtle Beach Watersports and pontoon boat rentals. You’ll be able to speed across the water on jet skis, go dolphin watching or spend the day fishing on a pontoon boat. 

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Private Beach Access

One of the highlights of Myrtle Beach is of course – the beach itself. When your family stays at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you will have access to a private stretch of white sandy beach, only accessible to resort guests. Your family can enjoy splashing around in the ocean and building sandcastles on your own secluded beach. Our private beach features a shower and changing station, lifeguards on duty, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and fluffy towels. There’s a snack bar and covered patio where you can order drinks and sandwiches when you build up an appetite and need a break from the heat. And no need to worry about parking! Simply hop on and off the complimentary shuttle, which will take you to and from the beach during the day.  

Proximity to Thrilling Attractions

There’s always something for the family to do in Myrtle Beach and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is in close proximity to some of Myrtle Beach’s most thrilling attractions! You can spend the day plunging down water slides at Myrtle Waves Water Park – the largest water park in South Carolina – or put the pedal to the metal at Broadway Grand Prix. Head over to Broadway at the Beach, where you’ll enjoy endless shopping, dining and entertainment. Dive under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium and let your imagination run wild at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Stop by Barefoot Landing, a waterfront mecca, with lots of shopping, dining & fun attractions including waterfront LuLu’s restaurant & arcade. And make sure to check out a captivating show at The Carolina Opry or a breathtaking dinner show at Pirates Voyage. Your family is sure to have an unforgettable time at any of these attractions only minutes away from Marina Inn! 

Splash time at Myrtle Waves

Affordability 

Marina Inn understands in order for your family to experience an exciting family vacation, it has to be affordable. That’s why we’ve put together a compilation of Family Packages and feature special discounts on our resort rates so your family can enjoy a getaway to a top vacation destination without breaking the bank. The Family Packages we offer include exclusive discounted rates on accommodations along with tickets to some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. 

From the variety of room accommodations, amazing amenities and private beach to our close proximity to a wide variety of dining, shopping, attractions & entertainment and affordability of our resort – Marina Inn knows how to cater to an incredible family vacation. If you’re ready to book your stay at one of the top family resorts in Myrtle Beach, check out one of our Family Packages or special offers today!

Award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn Welcomes New Executive Chef

WaterScapes Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant in Myrtle Beach that is located inside the luxurious, four diamond resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this fine dining restaurant is a favorite among guests and locals alike. The menu is full of fresh seafood, top quality steaks and more. The restaurant itself offers a unique dining experience, a blend of both elegant and casual atmosphere. There are options to dine both indoors or outdoors on the beautiful terrace. Perfect for both families and couples, there is even a private dining room available that holds up to 30 guests. 

WaterScapes Restaurant

WaterScapes is excited to welcome our brand new executive chef, Executive Chef Byron J Bondoc, to our team. Executive Chef Byron brings to the restaurant over 12+ years in the culinary industry.  His passion for cooking began at a young age, inspired by his grandmother who brought secret recipes from her homeland of the Philippines. He served our country as a 3rd Class Petty Officer Culinary Specialist in the United States Navy on the USS Nimitz in San Diego, California. During that time he served as Watch Captain and his excellent culinary skills got him selected as an Assist to the Personal Chef of Admiral Malone, Commander of the Naval Air Forces. He was also awarded the Culinary Specialist of the Month in September 2003 at the USS Nimitz.

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

After his service in the Navy, Executive Chef Byron received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he honed his culinary skills at the renowned French restaurant – Le Cirque. He trained under Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Pierre Schaedelin, who was also Personal Chef for Martha Stewart. Executive Chef Byron represented Le Cirque at the Taste of New York three consecutive years in a row. Upon graduation, he landed a position as the Executive Chef for Hilton Worldwide – Embassy Suites in Secaucus, New Jersey where he oversaw operations for the restaurant, bar, room service and banquets. When he came to Myrtle Beach, he found a job at the prestigious Members Club at Grande Dunes and Ocean Club at Grande Dunes. He assisted the Executive Chef with training staff and menu planning/execution for the club and major banquet events. 

Short Rib with Bone Marrow

When it comes to the evolution of Executive Chef Byron’s cooking style, he has adopted and acquired many different international techniques. His time spent in the melting pot of New York allowed him to hone the flavors of Italian, French, Kiorean, Japanese, and more. He describes his cooking style as Classic French with an Asian and Hawaiian Fusion. Executive Chef Byron’s experience with all types of cooking techniques and exposure to flavors from around the world have led him to create unique specialty dishes featured nightly at WaterScapes Restaurant.

Seafood Cioppino

We invite you to come experience the delicious creations of our new Executive Chef Byron for yourself at the award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach!  

Top 4 Ways Marina Inn is a Top Luxury Resort in Myrtle Beach

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a four diamond premier resort in Myrtle Beach nestled in the Grande Dunes Resort along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Our elegant yet casual atmosphere and centralized location to a variety of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions makes us a top choice for a family vacation, romantic weekend, girls getaway, golf trip, corporate meeting or event or wedding destination. We offer our guests a unique experience and pride ourselves on excellent customer service. Here are a few of the ways we stand out as one of the top luxury resorts in Myrtle Beach:

Pristine Room Accommodations

Marina Inn offers our guests a variety of high quality room types including our Grande Guest Rooms, Studios, Studio Deluxes, Mediterranean Club Suites, Two, Three and Four Bedroom Suites, and our Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite. Each of our oversized room types is in immaculate condition and offers ample amount of space for maximum comfort. The rooms are luxuriously furnished and our suites come equipped with full state of the art kitchens and cozy fireplaces. Vacation is a time to catch up on sleep and you won’t have to worry about counting sheep in the comfort of our king and queen beds. When you step into our bathrooms you’ll discover travertine tile floors, spacious countertops, and fluffy towels. Experience ultimate tranquility with a glassed in, travertine tile shower complete with a rainshower head. And your soft robe and comfy slippers will be waiting for you when you’re done. Wander out on the balcony and you’ll find all of the rooms feature exceptional views of either the Intracoastal Waterway or the grounds of our exquisite resort. 

Wake up with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway

Unique Amenities

At Marina Inn we offer a variety of unique resort amenities that cater to comfort and entertainment. In room spa services are offered by Coastal Spa so you can treat yourself to a massage or rejuvenating facial. We feature an indoor pool and fitness center that are open 24 hours for your convenience. Our fitness center is fully equipped with the latest Life Fitness equipment and steamy sauna to soak in after your workout. Step outdoors and enjoy our zero entry, infinity edge pool that’s open year round, and heated March through October. It’s surrounded by spacious umbrellas and plenty of lounge chairs, along with a pool bar when you want to grab a bite to eat. You can also relax on the grass of the Grande lawn or sit in a rocking chair and watch the boats pass by. For the sports enthusiasts in the group, we offer biking and running trails and tennis courts. If you’re hoping to play a round of golf, we are conveniently located across from the prestigious Grande Dunes Resort Course, a par 72 golf course that runs along the waterway. And when you’re ready to venture out on the water, we’re steps away from the marina where you’ll find Myrtle Beach Watersports and Pontoon Boat Rentals. Bring your own boat? You can dock it at the marina. 

Zero Entry, Infinity Edge Pool at Marina Inn

Award-winning On-site Dining 

Not only are our accommodations luxurious, but we have an award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant, inside the resort. The restaurant offers an elegant, yet casual ambiance and features a menu full of fresh seafood, top quality steaks, and dishes prepared in Southern European style with Indian and Hispanic influences. WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has an experienced executive chef that specializes in creating unique dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. And because you’re on vacation and should have the luxury of enjoying fine dining without having to leave the comfort of your own room, we also offer in-room dining. For those seeking a more casual dining atmosphere, there’s Reflections,  a wonderful place to gather for happy hour. In the mornings, it doubles as a cafe, known as Reflections Coffee, where you can order pastries and your favorite cup of Starbucks coffee without having to step foot off the resort grounds. 

Short Rib with Bone Marrow – a specialty dish created by our Executive Chef Byron

Private Beach Access

One of the most unique features of Marina Inn is that we have our own stretch of private beach. As a guest, you have the luxury of enjoying a secluded stretch of pristine beach, only accessible to Marina Inn guests. No need to worry about fighting traffic or finding a close parking spot. We offer a complimentary shuttle to take you to and from the beach. Plus, we have everything you need for the perfect beach day! We offer complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. There’s even showers and a changing station on-site. And when you get hungry or thirsty, there’s a Beach Cabana Cafe that serves cold drinks and light fare. There are lifeguards on duty so you know your children are safe while they enjoy splashing in the surf. 

Exclusive Access to Private Stretch of Pristine Beach

If you’re planning your next Myrtle Beach vacation, make sure you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to enjoy all the perks and unique experience of a luxury resort. Check out our current deals or special packages today! 

Spacious Condos in Myrtle Beach

Spacious Condos in Myrtle Beach

Is it time for your family to take the vacation of your dreams? We think so! Myrtle Beach has everything you need for the perfect summer getaway. When you stay with us at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four-diamond resort, your family can experience a luxury visit while nearby all of the Grand Strand’s top attractions. We are consistently rated in the Top 5 out of over 200 resorts in Myrtle Beach because we assure only the best for you and your family.

Myrtle Beach Summer Package

From now until August 31st, you can save up to 40% when you book your summer vacation to Myrtle Beach! Here’s a little insider tip; if you choose to stay anytime from Sunday – Thursday you’ll receive an even better discount. Our rates begin at $155 per night and will vary depending on the room your family is needing.

During your stay, enjoy all that the resort has to offer such as indoor and outdoor pools, a convenient pool bar, jacuzzis, onsite award-winning restaurants, golf courses, tennis courts, walking and jogging trails and so much more! We are the only resort in the area that offers a private beach location for our guests. Don’t worry about packing all the heavy beach supplies though; we provide chairs, towels, umbrellas, facilities, showers and even offer snacks, beer & wine.

Luxurious Suites

Wake up like royalty in our spacious deluxe suites at Marina Inn! Each of our room accommodations offer a stunning private balcony view and are ideal for any type of trip. Whether it’s a family vacation, girls getaway, or golf trip our gorgeous rooms are exactly what you’re looking for. Choose from a variety of room types like the Grande Guest Room Suite with options of one, two, or three bedrooms.

Kick it up a notch and book our highly coveted four bedroom Penthouse Suite. With 360 views of the marina and featured amenities such as a fireplace in the master bedroom and a Jetted Whirlpool Bath Jacuzzi tub, you may never want to leave your luxurious room! (we don’t blame you!) That’s why we have a fully furnished kitchen, bar, and dining table inside the suite. Simply pop open your favorite bottle of wine and relax in the most spacious suite in Myrtle Beach.

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Kids Eat FREE All Summer Long!

At our onsite restaurant, WaterScapes, kids under 12 eat for free all summer long! WaterScapes is a luxurious place to enjoy a handcrafted meal with your family. Our signature dishes include Diver Scallops, Filet Mignon, and Shrimp & Grits! Our very own Chef Astraikis has added his own flavorful creations to our menu such as Chili Shrimp, Coconut Clams, Seafood Paella, and Moroccan Chicken! WaterScapes also serves a delicious breakfast so you can enjoy a family meal anytime during your stay.

Summer is on the way and time is running out to book your Myrtle Beach vacation. Our guests are able to experience the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to take advantage of our summer sale package going on now! See you at the beach!

FREE Things to Do This Summer in Myrtle Beach

The sun is shining and the beach is calling your name! Is there anything better than a summer getaway to Myrtle Beach? Well, finding free things to do definitely comes close. When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four-diamond resort, you’re conveniently located nearby the greatest spots to make memories in Myrtle Beach. We’ve listed our favorite events and activities that you and your family can enjoy for FREE!

Beach

It might just be the BEST free activity we can offer along the Grand Strand! Did you know that as a guest at Marina Inn, you receive access to our exclusive private beach? Plus you’ll even have access to a free shuttle to drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day. Chairs, towels, umbrellas and everything you need for the perfect beach day is located at our cabana. After building up an appetite from splashing around in the surf and building sandcastles, we have food and cold drinks available – as well as a place to take a break from the sun. So don’t worry about a thing and head to the beach for some unforgettable family memories!

Fireworks

In Myrtle Beach, there’s so much to see and do that will leave you speechless but nothing is quite as mesmerizing as a firework show on a summer night. There are plenty of places you can catch a free firework show this summer along the Grand Strand including:

Barefoot Landing – Mondays 10 p.m., 4th of July 10 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach – Tuesdays 10 p.m. through August, Fridays 10 p.m. June 21st – August 16th, 4th of July 10 p.m.

2nd Ave Pier –  Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Farmers Markets

Popping up all over Myrtle Beach, our Farmers Markets are filled with fresh and local produce to enjoy during your visit. In addition to colorful fruits and veggies, local artisans are showcasing their homemade crafts and artwork just for you! Did we mention there’s also live music to enjoy while you stroll through the booths? Head to Barefoot Landing, Little River or The Market Common for a terrific way to spend an afternoon!

Barefoot Landing – Fridays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Little River – Thursdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Market Common – Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights

Every night this summer, you can experience the thrill of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk during their nightly entertainment. Hot Summer Nights last all summer long and all events are completely free! From 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., spend a night out with the family enjoying the live music and street performers as you venture around the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Just minutes up the road from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Barefoot Landing is a one-stop shop for all things shopping, dining, and entertainment! This summer, Barefoot Landing will be hosting live music at the Dockside Village Amphitheater and offering live entertainment nightly. Before the show starts, plan a dinner at one of their various restaurants or just walk around the lake and enjoy the view. Plus a free firework show amazes visitors each Monday night at 10 p.m.!

The Market Common

A popular shopping district with upscale boutiques and a handful of restaurants, The Market Common has what you need for the whole family this summer! They offer free carriage rides with live horses throughout the summer which would make an average date night transform into a fairytale. Grab a beach chair and a blanket for their Movies Under the Stars where they show your favorite movies out on the lawn for your family to enjoy. The Market Common also offers free live entertainment with Concerts on the Green throughout the summer. The options for free, fun, family activities are endless!

Summer is on the way and time is running out to book your Myrtle Beach vacation. Our guests are able to experience the best FREE activities Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to take advantage of our summer sale package going on now! See you at the beach!