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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
UPDATE: BASED ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STATE OF SC , THE MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED WITH A TENTATIVE REOPENING DATE OF MAY 1, 2020. We are accepting reservations for stays after May 1, 2020. Please contact us at 877-913-1333 or check availability online at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is open and we welcome our visitors!
We consider the health and safety of our guests and team members as one of our primary concerns. Our team is taking extra measures to ensure we are following guidelines as suggested by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Throughout our resort, we are implementing extra care practices including but not limited to:
- Reinforcing additional cleaning procedures in all areas
- Sanitizing stations installed by elevators and restaurant
- Providing sanitary wipes at the front desk
- Consistent monitoring of current situation and assisting with guest awareness
- Regular communication to guests about the situation at hand
- Please note that food and beverage outlet hours may change. Please check with hotel staff for food and beverage outlet operating hours.
With this in mind, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel corona virus) outbreak both globally and within the United States. We are committed to welcoming our guests and planned events while facilitating open communication and supporting the needs of our visitors.
For questions about current or future reservations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, please contact the hotel directly at 843-913-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org or book direct at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html
For the latest information concerning COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control. For information concerning COVID-19 as it relates to South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control .
It’s never too early to start thinking about your spring or summer vacation, and each season brings something new to the Myrtle Beach area. With the addition of the Dockside Village development at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, 2020 will not disappoint in the way of new offerings! This newly developed area at Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway, shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Barefoot Landing’s newest attraction, the highly-anticipated Crooked Hammock Brewery, is slated to open mid-May at Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village just in time for your 2020 vacation.
The North Myrtle Beach location will be the third for Crooked Hammock which has two others in the Delaware area. Crooked Hammock Brewery offers a relaxed, backyard atmosphere featuring high quality food and locally brewed beer. The menu offers backyard, cookout inspired cuisine including burgers, oak smoked baby back ribs, giant Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard dipping sauce, and more. Additionally, the Barefoot Landing location will feature a working brewery for the best in fresh, locally brewed beer.
Crooked Hammock Brewery will offer guests the ultimate relaxing eating and drinking experience with a backyard beer garden, indoor and outdoor seating accommodating up to 500 people, fire pits, hammocks, and island bar situated over the water. Additionally, this family and pet friendly establishment will feature a playground for the kids, bocce ball courts, corn hole, and regular live music. Guests of Crooked Hammock can also take interactive brew tours of the facility. Crooked Hammock Brewery should be a great place to take the whole family this summer for good food, fresh beer and laid-back fun.
Of course, Barefoot Landing offers much more than just dining. With an eclectic selection of shops, boutiques and retailers, Barefoot Landing is a shopper’s paradise! The property also features other entertainment destinations appropriate for all ages as well as ongoing special events and happenings throughout the year, and don’t discount the value of the relaxing environment of Barefoot Landing being situated right along the Intracoastal Waterway. Best of all, Barefoot Landing is conveniently located just north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. It’s not too early to start planning your spring or summer vacation…be sure and check out our Special Offers page and book your trip early!
Myrtle Beach has become a foodie’s paradise over the years. With more than 1,700 restaurants in the Grand Strand area, there is no shortage of dining options and a variety of choices for every pallet. In addition to fresh, local seafood and southern home cooking buffets, Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike can take advantage of everything from the finest in Asian, Italian, and French cuisine to theme restaurants and hamburger and hot dog joints–and don’t forget about the numerous pancake and breakfast houses! Each January, Myrtle Beach joins several other South Carolina locales in participating in South Carolina Restaurant Week. South Carolina Restaurant Week is an eleven-day celebration of hundreds of participating South Carolina Restaurants from casual burger joints to fine dining establishments offering special menu items, promotions and discounts.
For 2020, Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week will be held January 9 – 19. There are 16 Grand Strand restaurants participating this year including Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ own, WaterScapes. WaterScapes is offering a special 3-course dinner for Restaurant Week featuring two choices for salad, entree and dessert. The cost is $35 per person and is open to the public. Experience the elegance of dining at WaterScapes while enjoying the Restaurant Week special offering. WaterScapes is open to the public, not just guests of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, so locals and other visitors are welcome as well! Click here to view the entire special Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week – WaterScapes menu.
Of course if you are staying with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you don’t have to leave the property to take advantage of Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week at WaterScapes. However, should you want to venture out and check out the other Restaurant Week participants, most are located nearby. The 16 area restaurants participating this year offer everything from burgers and steak to French, Italian and Southern cuisines. To view the full list of participating venues, visit the Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week site here.
Can’t make Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week this year? Not to worry, WaterScapes offers breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes also offers other dining options onsite with everything from poolside fare to fine dining. Additionally, Myrtle Beach is a great destination for a culinary tour any time of year! Check out our Special Offers page for accommodation deals and packages. We’d love to see you during Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week, but if not, we hope to see you at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes soon!
Widely known as the golf capital of the South, Myrtle Beach has also been called the golf capital of the world! With more than four million rounds of golf played on the Grand Strand each year, approximately 80 award-winning courses in the area, and an average year round temperature of 75 degrees, Myrtle Beach is truly a golfer’s paradise.
In addition to offering great golf, Myrtle Beach is a year round destination with endless activities available throughout the year. From great dining options and shopping to live entertainment, there is always something to do. This makes Myrtle Beach a great option for a golf getaway or your next girl or guy’s golf weekend.
While there are countless options for golf in the Myrtle Beach area, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has five extensive golf packages offering some of the absolute finest in Grand Strand golf. Enjoy our luxury accommodations as well as all of the many amenities Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has to offer in addition to any one of these golf packages:
Honors Golf Package
This luxury golf package combines your choice of up to (8) of “Golf Digest’s Top 100” ranked Myrtle Beach courses with luxury accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! This exclusive golf excursion includes:
Accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for a minimum of (4) nights
Seven (7) golf rounds at a choice of top Myrtle Beach golf courses including
Resort Course at Grande Dunes
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club located in beautiful Pawleys Island, SC
The private Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach
Two of (3) Barefoot Resort’s Top 100 designs: Dye, Fazio or Love
Top Ranked True Blue Golf Plantation
North Myrtle Beach, SC Tidewater Golf Club
Full breakfast each morning at WaterScapes in the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Daily lunch provided by the golf course of play
Two dinners at WaterScapes Restaurant, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes signature restaurant
Catch Your “Big Break in Myrtle Beach” Golf Package
Stay at the Marina Inn, the official host hotel and play the Barefoot Resort with three top Myrtle Beach golf courses to get the full Myrtle Beach Big Break experience just like the other 12 contestants that competed in the Golf Channels #1 hit reality show “Big Break”! With Catch Your Big Break golf package in Myrtle Beach you receive:
Three paid rounds at the award winning BarefootLanding courses in Myrtle Beach & get one free
Three nights’ accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Course selections at Barefoot include Fazio, Norman, Dye and Love
Prime Time Rewards Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation
This package includes:
Three nights accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Four or more rounds at a choice of any 22 Prime Times Signature Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach area. Mix and match from all 22 Prime Time Signature Courses for any time of day at discounted AM and PM pricing.
$100 “Prime Times Rewards” card (issued by the golf shop) on arrival at the first course on their itinerary. The $100 rewards card can be used at any Prime Times Signature Course on food & beverage, merchandise, or any combination of both, but is not redeemable for rounds of golf.
Includes top Myrtle Beach golf courses such as the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Kings North, Tradition Club, TPC, World Tour and more!
Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package
This package is offered at a great value that includes:
Three nights’ accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Choose from five Legends golf courses including Moorland, Parkland, Heathland, Oyster Bay and Heritage Club
Play 3 rounds, get 4th rounds free or play 4 rounds, get 5th round free
Full breakfast buffet; lunch from selected menu; (2) draft beers or fountain drinks included with every round at the Myrtle Beach golf course of play
The Bucket List – Myrtle Beach Golf Resort Package
These three exclusive Myrtle Beach golf courses should be on every golfers list! This package includes one night accommodations at the Marina Inn – and one round at any of these (3) golf courses:
Exclusive, private Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach
Grande Dunes Resort Course, located on the Grande Dunes Resort
Myrtle Beach’s most historic golf course, Pine Lakes Country Club
For more details on any of these golf packages, visit our Golf Packages page. Pack your bags, your clubs and come hit the greens with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!
These days Myrtle Beach is alive all year round. Rather than having a high season and off season, the Grand Strand has more of a high season and a season “light”. In any event, Myrtle Beach will be booming as we usher in the New Year, and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes truly has the best party (and best deal) in town!
Our Annual New Year’s Eve event begins at 7:30 p.m. on December 31 with an hour long lavish reception consisting of butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a grand seafood display featuring crab claws, jumbo shrimp and cocktail oysters, and premium spirits and select wines will be served as well. Following the reception, guests will move into the Nautilus ballroom to enjoy a meticulously presented four course meal created by Executive Chef, Byron Bondoc. Dance the night away to the sounds of the Grand Strand’s own, Tim Clark Band, and welcome 2020 with a traditional New Year’s celebration at midnight complete with balloon drop!
Admission for the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes Annual New Year’s Eve event is $139 per person which includes all food and beverages for the night, live entertainment, and party favors. Want to simply take the elevator home? Starting at just $400 per couple, you can attend the New Year’s Eve reception, dinner and party, and enjoy luxury accommodations for the night at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Reservations for the New Year’s Eve event must be made in advance by calling 843-913-1333. Click here to make your New Year’s Eve package/accommodations reservations or to check for availability.
Perhaps you’d like to ring in the New Year in Myrtle Beach, but do your own thing for the night…no problem! Here are a few suggestions for celebrating New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach:
A Southern Times Square – Market Common
You’ve heard of New Year’s Eve in Times Square and the ball drop, but how about watching an enormous disco ball drop in Myrtle Beach to ring in 2020? Market Common is once again hosting its “A Southern Times Square” to usher in 2020. This outdoor festival is an ultimate block party with revelers gathering to enjoy live music, food, and libations. Inflatables, street performers and activities will be available for younger party goers as well. Just before midnight, everyone joins together at Valor Park to watch as the sparkly, shiny ball is lowered. When the clock strikes midnight, a massive fireworks display will illuminate the sky. It all begins at 9 p.m.
Light up the New Year – Brookgreen Gardens
Didn’t make it to Nights of a Thousand Candles? Not to worry, enjoy a similar experience on New Year’s Eve. Walk through the magical gardens illuminated by hand lit candles and holiday lights while music plays in the background. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase. This event only runs from 6-9 p.m., so perhaps venture to the nearby Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to finish out the night and ring in 2020!
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Visit the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” for a New Year’s Eve feast, and stay for live entertainment. Enjoy the many levels of dining from casual to fine dining. Many MarshWalk restaurants will be offering dinner and drink specials for New Year’s Eve. Take a stroll down the MarshWalk after dinner and take in the various live music offerings. Rest assured, you’ll be in good company when 2020 arrives!
In addition to the New Year’s Eve celebrations listed above, there are also several fireworks displays on tap for welcoming 2020!
Barefoot Landing | 7 p.m.
Broadway at the Beach | 8 p.m.
Market Common | 12 a.m.
We hope to see you at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to celebrate the New Year!
Myrtle Beach is the sun fun capital of summertime destinations, but there is also great holiday fun to be had on the Grand Strand as well! It may be quiet in the winter months (who’s complaining?), but during the holidays, there are plenty of opportunities for fun! Making a beach trip this holiday season? We have some options to get you into the holiday spirit!
Myrtle Beach is known for its music theaters, and during the holiday season, area theaters put on sell out Christmas shows each year. The Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater and Pirate’s Voyage are consistent holiday favorites, and new for 2019, is a Christmas on Ice show. We also offer a special Carolina Opry Christmas Show package. Coastal Youth Ballet Theater also puts on several performances of the holiday favorite, The Nutcraker, at nearby Coastal Carolina University.
A great light show is sure to get you in the holiday mood, and the Grand Strand is the home to the granddaddy of all light shows, Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles. Held at the 9,127-acre sculpture gardens in Murrells Inlet, this holiday spectacular features 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless twinkling lights of various types and colors. Guests can stroll through the gardens taking in the sights and sounds of the season. Nights of a Thousand Candles runs every Thursday through Sunday night in December, but you must purchase tickets in advance. How about a drive by light show? Head up to North Myrtle Beach and check out the Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This 1.5-mile drive through show features 2-million dazzling lights within 20 animated displays. End your ride at Santa’s Village for s’mores and hot chocolate! The Great Christmas Light Show runs November 25 through December 30.
The Myrtle Beach area is a shopper’s paradise with everything from indoor shopping malls to outlet malls and smaller, local boutiques. A little retail therapy is fun any time of year, but there’s just something special about shopping during the holidays. All of the area shopping spots are decked out in full holiday regalia this time of year, with Christmas music piped in to set the mood, and there are always special events going on at the shopping destinations during the season. We even offer a holiday shopping package which includes a $50 Visa gift card!
Lighting the tree for the first time of the season is truly magical, especially when it’s a large, magnificent tree! Many of the area shopping destinations hold annual tree lightings as well as area towns and municipalities. Here are a few you may want to check out:
Friday, Nov. 22 | Broadway at the Beach, 6 p.m. (Fireworks at 8)
Saturday, Nov. 23 | Market Common, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23 | Lighting of the Landing (Barefoot Landing), 2-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 | Boardwalk Christmas Tree Lighting, 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1 | Murrells Inlet (Morse Landing), 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5 | Surfside Beach (Surfside Beach Town Hall), 6 p.m.
Everyone loves a parade! The Myrtle Beach area does a great job of putting on festive Christmas parades each year. With so many options, you’re sure to catch at least one:
Saturday, Dec. 7 | A Very Broadway Christmas Parade, Broadway at the Beach, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 | North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, Main Street, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 | Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade, MarshWalk, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 | Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, Ocean Blvd., 2 p.m.
Whether you’re coming to the beach for a holiday shopping trip, to catch one of the Christmas shows or check out a holiday light display or parade, there is plenty of fun to be had during the holidays in Myrtle Beach!
Brookgreen Gardens is a popular Grand Strand attraction and local’s favorite. A visit to Brookgreen is truly a treat any time of year, but every December the gardens turn into a magical light show and one of the area’s favorite holiday traditions with Nights of a Thousand Candles.
Starting December 5 – 21, every Thursday through Sunday night beginning at 3 p.m., guests of Nights of a Thousand Candles can stroll around the 9,127-acre sculpture gardens and take in the 4,500 hand lit candles and numerous twinkling lights. Each turn is a new discovery with colored and themed light displays intermingled with candlelit paths and fountains featuring floating candles. Walk beneath the live oaks strewn with twinkling white lights and covered in live Spanish moss. Sip on hot cocoa, cider, or a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of carolers singing holiday favorites. Then maybe warm up with clam chowder or she-crab soup at the food tent. Whether it’s a romantic date night, family outing or night out with good friends Nights of a Thousand Candles is sure to provide ample holiday cheer for all.
In 2018, the Nights of a Thousand Candles was honored by South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism with the Charles A. Bundy Award for Excellence in Tourism. Additionally, the event was also named Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Being that Nights of a Thousand Candles always ranks at the top of Grand Strand holiday attractions, tickets do sell out quickly and must be purchased ahead of time.
Located just 15 miles south of Downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is convenient to dining and shopping on the South Strand. Have dinner on the MarshWalk in the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, Murrells Inlet. Maybe even go a little further south to historic Pawleys Island. The food and beverage tent at Nights of a Thousand Candles also serves dishes to warm you up during this festive, outdoor holiday event. Onsite dining is also available at the Brookgreen Gardens restaurant; however, reservations are strongly recommended.
Planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area in December? Nights of a Thousand Candles is a holiday event you do not want to miss. Start a new holiday tradition with Brookgreen Gardens and Nights of a Thousand Candles! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Brookgreen Gardens online.
Myrtle Beach is known as a top summer vacation destination, but did you know it has become one of the top holiday destinations on the east coast in recent years? The Grand Strand area is not nearly as seasonal these days, and that may be attributed in part to the quantity and quality of entertainment offered here year-round.
One of the factors bringing visitors to the beach during the holidays is the wide variety of Holiday shows at Myrtle Beach area theaters. Most all of the local theaters offer a special holiday show, and typically these shows are very popular and sell out fast!
Here are the Top 5 Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach:
Carolina Opry – Christmas Show of the South
Named “Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach” by CNBC, The Carolina Opry has been a top Myrtle Beach staple for years, but during the holidays, they spare no detail in putting on the perfect holiday show. In its 34th season, the Christmas Show of the South combines exceptional performance and production of your traditional favorites as well as the new. The cast of 35 award-winning singers, musicians, and dancers put on this highly anticipated show beginning November 1 and running throughout the holiday season. The theater is closed down for one week prior to the holiday show in order to decorate, creating a most festive atmosphere for the holiday show.
Christmas at Pirates Voyage
Christmas at Pirates Voyage retells Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a pirate themed twist! Throughout the tale, acrobats fly high above the lagoon, toys come to life alongside live animal cast members, and there is a live nativity with the appearance of an angel with a special message for the audience. Of course, in addition to the awe inspiring performance, there is a delicious feast provided as well!
Alabama Theater – The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
The Alabama Theater’s award-winning holiday extravaganza, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, has become a family tradition for many. This show incorporates Christmas classics with contemporary favorites to truly get guests into the spirit of the season. The South’s Grandest Show is a holiday musical full of special effects, talent and comedy. Make this your new family holiday tradition!
Christmas on Ice
New for 2019, Christmas on Ice brings a cast of champion ice skaters from around the world to Myrtle Beach. Paired with exceptional singers and a high kicking chorus line, this show is sure to become a holiday favorite. Skaters perform their ice routines to all of your favorite holiday tunes on a 50-foot real ice stage. The theater in the round stage set up makes it so there is not a bad seat in the house. Christmas on Ice runs from November 4 – December 28 at Fantasy Harbor (off Hwy. 501).
The Nutcracker – Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre
The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition for generations! Since 2006, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre has been delighting Grand Strand audiences with its live Nutcracker performances. During the month of December, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre’s performing company along with 60 children from their training school, Coastal Dance Center, puts on several performances at Wheelwright Auditorium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Dates for 2019 are December 7, 8, 14, and 15. All performances are at 3 p.m.
In addition to the great entertainment options, rates are generally more reasonable this time of year. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is not only conveniently located nearby most of these venues, but we also offer several holiday packages including a Carolina Opry Christmas Show package. Visit our packages page for more details, book your trip and come spend the holidays with us!
Everyone loves a big family Thanksgiving…a house full of family and friends, the smell of turkey and dressing baking, football on TV, after dinner naps and the fun and fellowship of those you love, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the stress and pressure of hosting the perfect family gathering and get away from the holiday hustle and bustle. We have the perfect alternative for you!
Picture yourself spending the Thanksgiving holiday in luxury accommodations overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and just moments away from Myrtle Beach area shopping, dining, shows and attractions. How does that sound? Escape to Myrtle Beach with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for your Thanksgiving holiday this year!
Myrtle Beach enjoys mild temperatures almost year-round, so you can still come to the beach during the holidays and take advantage of many outdoor activities during your stay. Play a round of golf or tennis, take a stroll on the beach, or just watch the sunset from your private balcony. Of course the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season, so get a head start on your Christmas list (or just enjoy a little retail therapy) while you’re in town! There are many shopping options nearby. Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets, Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall and Market Common are all conveniently located near Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and are sure to have shopping incentives going on throughout the holiday weekend.
Maybe you’d rather avoid the crowds at the shopping centers and simply just be entertained. The holiday season brings great opportunities for shows in Myrtle Beach. The Carolina Opry and Pirates Voyage, located just across the highway from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, both have popular holiday shows going this time of year that are fun for the entire family. They will sell out, so be sure and get your tickets early! Of course, there is no shortage of great dining in the area, and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers several dining options onsite as well.
Our Thanksgiving Package includes luxurious accommodations in a Grande Queen guest room for two nights and tickets to our highly anticipated Annual Thanksgiving Brunch for (2) adults and (2) children. The Thanksgiving Brunch includes traditional Thanksgiving favorites like carved turkey and dressing as well and coastal treats like chilled shrimp and oysters on the half shell. Pack your bags and leave the cooking and clean up to us!
We hope to see you at Marina Inn Grande Dunes this Thanksgiving!