Marina Inn Private Beach Experience

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Myrtle Beach is a beautiful stretch of coastline that attracts people from all over. During the summer months, the beach can be hectic and crowded. But when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the serene beach day you’ve been daydreaming about all winter!

Spring has arrived and it’s time to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm weather as you experience the ultimate Marina Inn private beach experience. Upon arrival, you’ll find a winding path surrounded by trees, beach grass and dunes leading you to an unspoiled, private part of Myrtle Beach – only available to our guests. Once you’ve followed the path and reached the beach, feel free to pick any oceanfront chair you wish for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun!

How do you get there? We make traveling to our beach easy and convenient. No need to drive or worry about the hassle of parking. Simply hop on our complimentary shuttle and it will drive you the short five minute ride to the beach. It runs on an schedule and goes back and forth all day long. Starting Easter weekend, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’ll take care of your transportation to the beach.

On top of getting you to and from the beach, we also offer a variety of beach services. Instead of having to haul everything with you, we’ve got your beach necessities covered. Our beach service includes access to beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  Convenience is a top priority so along with providing you with the beach basics, we also offer our guests a changing room, full facilities, shower, and Beach Lifeguard service.

Nothing works up an appetite quite like a day spent splashing in the ocean or building sandcastles with the kids. There’s no need to worry about packing the cooler when you can take full advantage of our snack bar! Enjoy sitting under the covered patio or under an umbrella while you snack on salads and sandwiches and enjoy sipping on a cold, refreshing beer or wine.

Beach Cabana Cafe

The food and beverage service is available during peak-snack time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’re searching for something on the lighter side, try a garden salad or enjoy a fresh, juicy cabana fruit cup. For those of you with a heartier appetite, take a bite out of the tasty smoked turkey, chicken salad, tuna salad, or ham and cheddar sandwiches. Another delicious and healthy option is the grilled vegetable wrap.

For those of you trying to save your appetite for dinner at our award winning restaurant, WaterScapes, you can enjoy a light snack to hold you over. Try the uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato chips or a cup of applesauce to curve your hunger. If spending the day in the salty ocean has you craving something sweet, pick up a candy bar to satisfy your craving. Wash down your tasty treats with an ice-cold water, juice, or enjoy a Coke or Sprite.

If you’re trying to quench a thirst for more than just water, our snack bar has a variety of alcoholic beverages for you to try. Nothing says beach day quite like cracking open an ice cold Corona, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, or Yuengling. If you’d rather sip on a glass of wine to help you relax, we offer Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, or White Zinfandel.

When you stay at Marina Inn, you don’t have to worry about a thing. No matter what you need on your beach day, we’ve got you covered. Book with us and enjoy your own little private piece of Myrtle Beach!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

  • Beach Service available daily from 9:00am – 4:45pm including chairs, towels and umbrellas, changing room, shower, full facilities & Beach Lifeguard Service
  • Food & Beverage available daily from 11:00am-5:00pm Light dining menu of sandwiches, salads and lite fare as well as beer & wine
  • Marina Inn Shuttle Service available daily from 9:00am – 7:00pm

Pack your Appetite when you visit Myrtle Beach

If there’s one thing you need to remember to pack when visiting Myrtle Beach, it’s your appetite. There are always new restaurants opening around the Grand Strand, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re located in close proximity to some of the hottest new dining options. Here are some of the new spots to check out while you’re visiting:

WaterScapes
For an award winning upscale dining experience at one of the best seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach, you won’t even have to step foot off the property. WaterScapes, located at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, showcases a “Farm to Table” style approach using fresh, local ingredients. They are conveniently open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast includes all the favorites such as omelettes, Belgian waffles, french toast. Some of the lunch options are salads, burgers, Grilled Swordfish Tacos and a Fried Flounder Sandwich. Their dinner menu features selections such as Filet Mignon, Pan Seared Diver Scallops, and a Berkshire Pork Chop. Enjoy the ambience of the candlelight glow indoors or take your dining experience outdoors with amazing views of the pool, marina and Intracoastal Waterway.

Blueberry’s Grill
Right around the corner from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a brand new restaurant – Blueberry’s Grill. They offer an eclectic menu of breakfast and lunch items, serving everything from Omelettes, Breakfast Burritos and Pancakes to Halibut Primavera, Soy Glazed Salmon and Shrimp and Grits. Breakfast is served all day and during their weekend brunch they offer a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar where you can concoct your own perfect drink to ease into your day. You can enjoy dining indoors or soak up the sun and eat on their outdoor patio!

Hook & Barrel
Hook and Barrel is a modern restaurant that serves up fresh, sustainable, local seafood. Their menu features a whole steamed section of delicacies from the sea including fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp. They also offer a variety of other items including Bone-in Filet, Peach Pork Tenderloin, and flatbreads. The restaurant itself has unique touches on everything from the presentation of food – the complimentary pimento cheese is served on a wooden cutting board in the shape of South Carolina – to their decor of jellyfish lights hanging from the ceiling over the bar. And afterwards, make sure to grab a glass of wine to sip on while you relax and rock on one of their giant swings.

Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
Located on 21st Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, Strong Waters is a prohibition-era inspired bar and restaurant that utilizes a ‘Farm to Shaker’ style approach for their libations and ‘Farm to Table’ method for their menu, using only the freshest, local ingredients. Their menu showcases their ‘Lowcountry cuisine with a twist’ that includes specialties such as Shrimp & Grits Soul Rolls, Pork Belly Tacos, a Butcher Block Burger, and a Short Rib. Make sure to try one of their handcrafted specialty cocktails to pair with your meal such as the Smokin’ Oldie, Honeysuckle Mule or Gin Slap. Strong Waters Bar also offers Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays which features a Signature Stuffed Waffle, Cast Iron Pancake, Shrimp & Grits, and more – as well as spiked coffees, a Bloody Mary Bar, and Bottomless Mimosa specials!

RipTydz Oceanfront Grill & Rooftop Bar
RipTydz is an oceanfront multi-level restaurant located right off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Known for their specialty fruity cocktails, they offer drinks in giant mason jars and portable pouches. Their menu features items such as a Mac’N’Cheese Burger, Baja Steak Tacos, Seafood Towers, Sea Steamers, an Old Bay Po Boy and Shrimp and Grits. RipTydz offers an open air atmosphere with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean. You can enjoy playing a game of sand volleyball, corn hole or relaxing with a few cocktails on the rooftop bar. You’ll definitely feel like you’re vacation when you dine here!

Dave & Buster’s
For nonstop fun and good food, check out Dave & Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach! Challenge your friends and family to a round of hoops or giant Pacman and take advantage of special offers such as their Eat & Play combos which allows you to order an entree or appetizer and get a $10 power card. Dave & Buster’s menu features drink specials and some delicious entrees including Dave’s Double Cheesburger, Bang Bang Chicken and Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles, and Dynamite Fried Shrimp. This is the place to go to watch any big sporting event. With a huge bar area filled with flatscreens Tv’s, there’s not a bad seat in the house.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
Who says you can’t have home-cooked meals on vacation? Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is Southern cooking at it’s finest. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, their menu is served family-style – meaning you order a variety of hearty dishes to pass around the table. Some of the featured menus items include Chicken and Waffles, Ooey Gooey Butter Pancakes, Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Pepper Steak, Beef Pot Roast, Chicken Pot Pie, and Ol’Fashioned Southern Meatloaf. And of course you get a basket of warm biscuits to share! After you dine make sure to check out their retail store where you can pick up everything from t-shirts and trinkets with funny southern phrases written on them to cookware, sauces, and Paula Deen Cookbooks.

Say “I Do” At Marina Inn

Your wedding should be a day filled with love and cherished memories, not stress and last minute changes. Avoid the stress and treat yourself to the wedding of your dreams here in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Whether you live here in Myrtle Beach or you’re looking for the perfect place to have your wedding, we can’t wait to help you plan the most magical day of your life! When you plan your wedding at Marina Inn, you can make your special day even more special.

Start your wedding off on the right foot with the rehearsal dinner! With two separate dining packages to pick from, you can’t go wrong. The Plated Rehearsal Dinner comes with your choice of the main entree, salad, and dessert. Your guests will struggle to choose between tasty options such as roasted free range chicken, grilled sirloin filet, low country filet with shrimp, and wild caught salmon. If your family loves to eat, our Rehearsal Buffet Dinner package is perfect for you. With a variety of different salad, entree, side, and dessert options to choose from, this rehearsal dinner will be both memorable and delicious.

With a variety of venue options, you can have the indoor or outdoor wedding you’ve always dreamed of. With venues able to accommodate up to 700 people, your wedding can be as private and intimate as you like or you can invite the entire town.

You can enjoy the stunning view of the waterway with our outdoor Grande Lawn venue. This venue can give you the elegant wedding you’ve always wanted while accommodating up to 400 people. If you’re worried about the weather literally raining on your parade, this area can be tented if need be.

Take your outdoor wedding to the next level with our Compass Pad venue. This intimate area offers you a breathtaking panoramic view of the marina and golf course. This stunning option is perfect for both small weddings or receptions of up to 50 people.

If your dream wedding doesn’t involve being outdoors under the Myrtle Beach sunshine, no need to worry. With multiple indoor options, we can make your dream wedding happen anywhere on property. Watch our Nautilus Ballroom or Coral Room transform transform into the venue of your dreams.

After you say “I do” to the love of your life, say “I do” to the best food of your life! With our wedding reception catering packages, you can start off the rest of your life together with a bang! All wedding reception packages include: use of our elegant Nautilus Ballroom, complimentary bridal suite on the wedding night, special rates for friends and family, and so much more. Your guests will thank you no matter which dining package you choose: the Grande Heavy hors d’oeuvres package, Grande Plated Dinner, or the Grande Buffet Dinner.

Whether you’re nibbling on hors d’oeuvres or dining on a two-course meal, make sure to take advantage of our Grande Bar Selections. Enjoy a simple glass of wine with dinner or enjoy an open bar throughout the reception. With our Deluxe Bar Package, you and your guests can sip on top brands while you celebrate. If you want to keep it simple, you’ll enjoy our Beer and Wine Bar Package, where you can enjoy unlimited domestic and international beers, house wines, and soft drinks. No matter what or how much you’re wanting to drink, we’ve got the right package for you.

Save yourself the headache of trying to coordinate your wedding schedule with your honeymoon travels. Unwind and kick off married life under the sun right here in Myrtle Beach! With two honeymoon packages to choose from, you and your beloved can start off your eternity together with a honeymoon filled with romance, luxury, and intimacy.

Start off your forever together the right way our Classic Myrtle Beach Honeymoon package. You can unwind from the stress of wedding planning in the room of your choice and enjoy luxuries such as a terrace with a view, cotton bathrobes, Egyptian cotton linens and down pillows. You can toast to your nuptials after your bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine is delivered to your room after check-in along with chocolate covered strawberries. During your honeymoon, you can also enjoy fine dining every morning for breakfast at our on-site restaurant, Waterscapes, along with enjoying a three-course dinner for two.

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The Grande Honeymoon Experience has everything you need for the perfect beginning to your marriage. Enjoy your honeymoon in the room of your choice, and with all of our luxurious options, you can’t make the wrong choice. You can enjoy a terrace with a stunning view, two cotton bathrobes, Egyptian cotton bed linens and so much more. After you check-in and get comfy in your room, you can expect a delivery of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine plus chocolate covered strawberries right to your door.

With our Grande Honeymoon Experience package, you can enjoy some much needed R&R with breakfast in bed each morning along with a one hour couples hot stone massage within the privacy of your room. Once you’re finally able to drag yourself from the comfort of your room, you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two at our award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes. Your second night will be even sweeter with a complimentary Chocolate Decadence for Two delivered right to your room.

Your special day should be just that: special. With a multitude of wedding packages to choose from, you’ll never have to settle for anything less than the wedding of your dreams at Marina Inn.

Make Marina Inn Your Next Meeting Spot

If you’re looking for a place to book your next corporate meeting, look no further than Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. With a variety of venues to choose from plus fun team building exercises, this will be the an unforgettable company meeting.

You can bring the whole company along when you book our Nautilus Ballroom. Give your meetings an extra touch of elegance in this 5,100 square foot room. For a classroom style meeting, it can accommodate up to 240 and up to 480 for a theatre style meeting. If you’re looking to set up a more private and exclusive meeting, you’ll want to move over to our Sand Dollar Boardrooms, where you can host intimate meetings with up to 12 people.

Find that happy medium between a large, overwhelming meeting and a small, private meeting with either our Coral or Triton Room. Perfect for breakout activities or smaller meetings, both rooms have an outstanding view. The Coral Room features an outstanding view of the golf course while the Triton Room features a stunning view of both the golf course and the Grande Lawn. The Coral Room can accommodate up to 50 people theatre style and up to 36 in a banquet setting. Up to 45 people theatre style can enjoy the Grande Lawn view in our Triton Room, and 30 can be seated in a banquet setting.

You can incorporate the perfect amount of intimacy without the exclusivity in our Big Break Out Room. Able to accommodate up to 25 people, this room is perfect for breakout activities or smaller meetings. While you strategize your next move as a company, you can enjoy the view of the Grande Lawn and golf course right outside your window.

If you’re team members ready to break out of the boardroom, we have a few suggestions to check out for team building exercises! You never know what next million dollar idea your team can drum up when you’re not stuck behind a desk.

Nothing gets you in the creative mood quite like wine and painting. Head on over to Wine and Design for a much needed group painting session. Your team can sip wine and bond over everyone’s attempt at painting a masterpiece. You never know what kind-of great ideas will stem from letting loose creatively!

Turn your team building upside down at WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach. They offer various activities and can customize whatever group adventure you’re looking to create. Whether it’s going on a scavenger hunt, splitting up into teams and competing in a fast-paced Laster-Tag in a maze, or climbing through obstacles in the three story glow-in-the-dark Indoor Ropes Course – they’ve got it all!

Turn your company into a quick-thinking, cohesive unit at Break Out Myrtle Beach! Create bonds and work together with your co-workers while attempt to solve clues to break out in time. Put your collective wits to the test with a series of puzzles and riddles as you work your way through one of the five rooms. Forget about the generic icebreakers and team building exercises, try to make it through CSI Myrtle Beach or the Bank Heist room to see how well your team comes together!

After a day of working hard and playing even harder, treat yourself and your team to a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Worried about fitting in your large party? No need to worry – there are plenty of high-quality restaurants that can handle even the largest party.

Continue to bond with the team while you dine as a group with a trip to Dave and Busters! With flexible team building options, Dave and Busters has structured team building activities perfect to serve as icebreakers for larger groups or as a way to re-engage smaller groups. Hone in on your competitive spirit while you try to beat your co-workers high scores on a series of games such as Super Shot Basketball, Skeeball, and PacMan. Test your problem-solving and communication skills with a scavenger hunt or showcase your leadership skills with a three-part mission that puts all your skills to the test. After you’re done playing around, you can catch up over the dinner table with ice cold beverages and delicious burgers, sandwiches and more! 

If you’re searching for more of a pub environment, celebrate a great day of team building with a few drinks at Liberty Tap Room and Grill. You and your group can dine either inside or outside while you toast to your successful day. With American style food and even better drinks, your entire team will find something to fill up on.

Planning your next corporate meeting and improving the cohesion of your team doesn’t have to be boring. Book your next meeting at Marina Inn!

Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Winter Getaway

The groundhog saw his shadow this February, meaning we have to put up with six more weeks of winter. But here in Myrtle Beach, we experience mild weather year round so that forecast prediction doesn’t slow us down from enjoying all the perks of the offseason.

When you visit Marina Inn during the winter months, you can enjoy all the benefits that come with visiting the Grand Strand with less crowds.

Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate and book your winter getaway today:

10. Plenty of tee times available and low rates. That’s right – less crowds means more open availability for tee times at the best prices so you can maximize your play time and save while you’re in town. At Marina Inn, we’re right around the corner from the gorgeous Grande Dunes golf course.

9. Need dinner plans? You won’t even have to leave Marina Inn when you dine at the award winning WaterScapes.

8. If giving your wardrobe a makeover is on your 2018 to-do list, you’ll love the shopping scene at The Market Common. With a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques – this is your one stop shop for an enjoyable day of browsing and dining.

7. Give yourself another reason to sip on a much-needed glass of wine at one of our many wineries, such as La Belle Amie Vineyard or Duplin Winery.

6. Romantic walks along the beach without having to work up a sweat. Plus the sunsets are even more breathtaking in the winter months.

5. Explore the nature parks. Now’s the perfect time to wander along the hiking trails at Huntington State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park without the summer heat or nuisance of pesky critters.

4. Is it getting hot in here or is it just our deals? Book with us from now until August to take advantage of savings up to 40%.

3. Go horseback riding along the coastline. The winter months are the only times when you can enjoy riding horses on the beach at Myrtle Beach State Park.

2. You can combine your love of sunsets and tasty food at the Anchor Cafe in Marina Inn.

1. We’re already one month into 2018. Why waste anymore time? Book that vacation now. You’ve earned it!

Now’s the time to escape from all your winter woes with a much needed stay in Myrtle Beach at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Stay at Myrtle Beach’s Top Resort Hotel!

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You Never Have to Leave the Hotel! Here’s Why!

Has  vacation ever left you feeling exhausted and worn down after running around from activity to activity? Although we are surrounded by all the excitement Myrtle Beach has to offer, when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we offer plenty of amenities and services so you can soak up the fun without even having to leave the hotel!

Unique Spa Experiences

Unwind and forget about the stress from traveling and planning a vacation with our In-Room Spa Services.   What makes it unique? All of our rooms are luxurious and spacious. You never havet to leave your room to enjoy these wonderful services. Our trained therapists will come to you in the comfort and convienience of your guest room!

  • Ejoy a relaxing massage for either 60 or 90 minutes.

Treat yourself as well as your significant other by reserving a couple’s massage.

Add a little extra heat to your spa treatment with the warm stone massage, which combines a therapeutic Swedish massage with the heated stones that are sure to bring you to a whole new level of tranquility.

  • And if the winter chill has left your body feeling a little rough around the edges, we recommend adding a body scrub to go in conjunction with your massage. Detoxify and hydrate your dry skin and by the end of the scrub, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated.
  • Wound up from your hectic schedule? Add a calming effect to your Swedish massage with the assistance of aromatherapy. With the use of essential oils along with your massage, you’ll find all of your troubles melting away.
  • If you’re up for a little extra pampering on your vacation, you can also add on a foot scrub, facial massage, hand scrub, and more!

Simply contact our concierge to book your relaxing spa service!

Luxurious In-Room Dining

Don’t feel like getting ready to dine? No problem! Simply place an order for room service from our award winning on-site restaurant, Waterscapes. The products on our menu is mostly locally sourced  and features delicacies from land and sea. Our dine-in the restaurant menu features both upscale and casual dining options that’ll satisfy any cravings you have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Start off your morning right with a garden omelet or thick fluffy pancakes. For lunch or dinner, enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant or you can treat yourself to a night in with an order of Berkshire pork chops and finish the meal off with a decadent chocolate mousse cake. You can enjoy a fine dining experience on your personal balcony with a view without ever having to leave your room!

Keeping Fit

For those of you who like to squeeze in a workout while on vacation, we have have a fully equipped fitness center on-site.

Our fitness center is open 24/7 and features state of the art fitness equipment including treadmills, stair machines, and free weights. When you’re done working up a sweat in the fitness room, you can unwind in our sauna – also located in the fitness center. Afterwards, take advantage of our indoor pool and get a few laps in. If the slower tempo is your pace, you can enjoy reading a book and soaking up some sun or practicing yoga on the Grande Lawn. Or get your heart rate up with a friendly tennis match or take a walk along the winding path by the Grande Dunes marina.

Ready for Happy Hour?

As day fades to night, continue to unwind while relaxing at Reflections, our bar located off the main lobby here at Marina Inn. Sip on wine, beer or a specialty cocktail while catch a sports game or watch the sunset over the marina on the terrace. If you’re looking for a snack – they offer a few tasty appetizers including wings, burger sliders, flatbread pizzas and more!

Exquisite Dining at WaterScapes Restaurant

If you choose to venture out of your room for dining; WaterScapes Restaurant, our signature restaurant is a local’s favorite!

WaterScapes is open daily, every day and is  a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance offeringᅠunique products from our local farmers and friends prepared classic French style with an American twist! Dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace. The majority of our MENU options are fresh products are provided by local vendors. Selections offer a variety options such as steak and seafood. Features breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & wine menu. Accepts reservations but not necessary. Dress is resort casual. Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available.

Additional Grande Dunes Amenities

If you do decide to venture outside; Grande Dunes has several on-site amenities!

  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes secluded beach offering full services such as beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, changing rooms, shower and cafe. Open seasonally March – September.
  • Play a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort Course – featuring 18 championship holes located along the waterway; behind the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open daily, year round.
  • Water sports at the Marina where you can rent jetski’s &  pontoon boats. Take a dolphin tour on a jetski or rent a pontoon boat for the entire family for the day. Open seasonally March – October.
  • Tennis Center at Grande Dunes is located beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and is a full service tennis center. Offering 10 courts, instruction, rentals and more. Open daily, year round.

Latest Special Offers

So why go anywhere else when we have it all at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check out our latest Special Offers and book your reservation directly with us for the best possible rates!

Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or you’re in the mood for a relaxing massage, you can enjoy everything from the comfort of your own room. Vacation planning can be stressful enough and when you plan your escape to Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  we offer everything you need for a blissful getaway without taking step off the property.

 

It’s February in Myrtle Beach – What to Do?

February Fun at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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In the month of February, we celebrate American Heart, Black History, American Presidents, Romance and even Pizza…(yes,  National Pizza Day is on February 9) and Puxatony Phil predicts six more weeks of winter! Are we suprised? Good thing there’s plenty of activities to keep busy when you plan your Myrtle Beach vacation  at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

During your stay,  while its cold outside take advantage our our indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room

And when you decide to venture out – here are a list of popular activities taking place around town when you visit Myrtle Beach during the month of February:

February 3-28: Winter Teas

Location: Brookgreen Gardens

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Stay warm every Saturday and Sunday during the month of February at the Brookgreen Gardens. Sip on hot tea and snack on tasty treats at the Pavillion Restaurant. After you’ve had time to unwind with a relaxing cup of tea, make sure to explore and meander through the beautiful gardens.

February 11: Craft Fair 

Location: Base Recreation Center – 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach SC

Courtesy of Lowcountry Food Bank

The 4th Annual Low Country Food Bank will be coming together to raise money to support those in need right here in Myrtle Beach. Over 90 crafts vendors will be present to help raise money. Have fun wandering around and picking out some local, unique souvenirs!

 February 13:  Marshi Gras

Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Courtesy of Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk always has something fun going on! This month, add a little Louisiana flare to your Myrtle Beach vacation at the Marshwalk for Marshi Gras! While the Marshi Gras King and Queen will lead the parade there will be over $1,000 given away in both cash and prizes to the best four costumes. All of the restaurants along the Marshwalk will be handing out party favors and will feature special food and drink menus with a Louisiana-inspired taste.

February 13:  SC-CARES Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures

Location: Inlet Affairs Catering – 4024 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

SC-CARES is a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Center, Animal Sanctuary, Environmental Center & a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.  What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations early than with chocolate and champagne supporting this wonderful organization! The 10th Annual Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures is combining your love of animals, champagne, and chocolate as they support SC-Cares. This night features hors d’oeuvres, chocolate candies from Sweeties in Georgetown, and desserts from Pawleys Island Bakery. Enjoy a fun night out with either your date or a group of friends, complete with a champagne fountain and a chocolate fountain – all  in support of a great cause!

February 14: Complimentary Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Location: Corner of Howard Ave. and Nevers St.  in the Market Common

Ride around the beautiful Market Common area with your sweetheart from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Take a break from your shopping or squeeze in a ride before dinner at one of the amazing restaurants located inside the Market  Commn and enjoy spending some extra quality time with your loved one.

February 17: Valentine’s Bonfire

Location: La Belle Amie Vineyard

Fight off the winter chill and keep the romance alive with a visit to La Belle Amie Vineyard’s Valentine Bonfire. Snuggle up by the fire with your loved one and enjoy their company as you sip on wine from the vineyard. Admission is $5 and with the donation of 2 canned/dry food items, you will receive a $3 discount.

February 25: KidzTime Festival

Location: Broadway at the Beach

Courtesy of Broadway at the Beach

The 17th Annual KidzTime Festival will be a day filled with nonstop fun for kids of all ages! From 11 am to 4 pm, your kids will enjoy face painting, balloon artists, character appearances, live entertainment and variety of vendors offering kids activities and giveaways!

Don’t forget to visit our website for the latest special offers like our Valentines Day Package that includes room and Valentine’s Dinner for two. Save with our Winter Escape offer from now – February 29 with rates starting at just $104/night.

What Are You Doing for Valentines Day?

Book Your Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day Package!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air along the Grand Strand! Before stocking up on heart shaped boxes of chocolate or picking out just the right card, why not switch things up this year and plan an enchanting getaway to Myrtle Beach? From waking up to a relaxing view of the waterway to the romantic candlelit dinner at WaterScapes Restaurant, we have plenty of amenities at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to make your Valentine’s Day trip memorable!

Valentine’s Package starts at $262 per couple

Package includes accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room for one night and a (5) course dinner for two and the best part about it is that this package has flexible availability. You can book this package for one night at the package rate and extend for more days at the best available rate anytime from February 9 – 17, 2018. Upgrade to one of our suites at an additional charge.

Package Includes Room and Dinner for Two

When you stay the Marina Inn and book with our Valentine’s Day Package, you’re guaranteed to enjoy an intimate mini-vacation with your sweetheart. During your stay, you will have the to opportunity to enjoy luxurious accomodations for two and wake up to outstanding views while siping coffee as you watch the boats sail by on your private balcony. Choose from a  variety of accommodations for two from the Grande King Guest Room,  Studio KingMediterranean Club Suite   or the romantic Studio Deluxe.

Add a Couples Massage 

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Book our in-room spa service “Couples Massage” so you can both be pampered by our talented massage therapists to ease your tension into tranquility.   Book a 60  or a 90 minute massage.

Package Includes 5-Course Dinner at WaterScapes!

Once you’re done getting pampered, our Valentine’s Packages includes a  decadent five-course dinner at WaterScapes, our on premise, award winning restaurant.

The romantic ambiance of WaterScapes paired with their fresh, localy sourced cuisine is the perfect way to wind down your evening and enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Choose from the tasty New York Strip Steak or Chilean Sea Bass. And we offer a variety of wines to select from that pair perfectly with each of the courses.

 There are plenty of activities around the Grand Strand where you can soak up the quality time with your loved one. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and wine-filled way celebrate with your sweetheart, visit a couple of area winerys that specialize in muscadine wine from the native muscadine grape. Take part in a wine tour at Duplin Winery.

At Duplin Winery, you can sip on ten different types of wine with your beloved while you snack on homemade gourmet crackers and homemade dip. After you’ve polished off your samples, you order a full glass of your favorite wine and sit back and relax on the porch in a rocking chair or listen to live music. Another wonderful place to enjoy sipping on wine is at La Belle Amie Vineyard .

This vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation and has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. On Valentine’s Day  they will have live afternoon music or plan to be there on February 17 for the Valentine Bonfire Event. 

Treat your significant other to a little more than a heart-shaped box of chocolates this year with a mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious accommodations and fine dining, the Marina Inn is the perfect place to celebrate your special relationship.

Book our Valentine’s Day Package  today and treat your loved one to a memorable weekend in Myrtle Beach!

Restaurant Week SC 2018 in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Restaurants featured during 2018 SC Restaurant Week!

The holidays are over but the fun never ends in Myrtle Beach!  Enjoy some local cuisine from some of the best local restaurants along the Grand Strand at an amazing value! South Carolina Restaurant Week, an eleven-day event that runs from January 11-21 that gives Myrtle Beach area restaurants a chance to showcase their specialty dishes at an amazing value.  Participating restaurants highlight certain popular menu items, giving guests that have never dined with them a taste of what they’re missing out on. It’s also a way for loyal customers to get a special deal at some of their favorite places to eat in Myrtle Beach.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located to several restaurants that are participating in this year’s event. In fact, you won’t even have to leave the property to enjoy a romantic meal on the water. WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn Grande Dunes is an award-winning restaurant that prides itself on making the best of seasonal fare. Offering a casually elegant dining atmosphere with spectacular views of the Grande Dunes marina, WaterScapes delivers delicious entrees using only the freshest ingredients. For Restaurant Week, Chef Corbett Rourk and the WaterScapes culinary team have created a three course prix fixe  menu with a choice of one item per course for just $35.00++ per person . Depending on what you’re in the mood for, it might be hard to decide between the spicy Jerk Chicken Breast with truffle potato puree and the Seared Salmon over kale with green lentil salsa. SEE FULL MENU!

Conveniently located just a short walk from the main entrance of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Ruth Chris serves top quality steak and seafood in a refined environment. This fine dining restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu, as well as special deals on some of their delectable side dishes. Now is the time to splurge for an appetizer.

Ducati’s Pizzeria & Trattoria, known for their Italian cuisine and mouth-watering pizza, is located right across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This little restaurant with a quaint Italian café atmosphere packs a lot of authentic flavor into their dishes. Ducati’s has designed a three-course prix fixe menu, giving you the option of choosing one item per course. It might be hard to pick just one – especially when one of the dessert options is homemade Limoncello Cake!

The newest restaurant in the group is Hook & Barrel. The award winning chef of Croissants Bistro and Bakery opened Hook & Barrell this summer with an eclectic menu. Hook & Barrell is within a five minute drive of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

There are other top-notch restaurants participating in this tasty event located all along the Grand Strand. These restaurants include the French inspired menu at Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River, The Parson’s Table – also in Little River, Aspen Grille, Angelo’s Steak and Pasta and much more!

Boasting some of the top restaurants in the Southeast, from upscale to casual dining, this is your opportunity to sample some of the best fare that Myrtle Beach has to offer. So whether you’re a seafood enthusiast, steak lover or crave Italian – there is something to satisfy everyone’s palate.

While dining at WaterScapes Restaurant; make it a staycation at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes so that you can try out all of the participating restaurants then enjoy a relaxing evening in one of our luxurious rooms or suites. Check out our Winter Special Offers now!

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach

Click Here for a full list of participating restaurants as well as up-to-date promotions and menus and be sure to pack an appetite and  share your dining experiences during restaurant week with #rwsc.