How to Get the Best Savings in Myrtle Beach While Avoiding the Crowds

Most people tend to splurge their savings when it comes to vacations but this summer, get more for your money by planning with these tips in mind.

Plan Your Trip Before/After the Summer Rush

One way to miss the crowds is visiting the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of August. At this point in June, Memorial Day Weekend traffic has cleared out and in August this is the last chance before the rush of Labor Day Weekend.

By choosing to visit Myrtle Beach in the middle of the week, (rather than weekends), you’ll find cheaper rates and fewer crowds! Plan to visit between Sunday and Thursday so you can skip the crowds who visit on the weekends.

Eat Locally

When searching for that perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner, plan to visit local restaurants rather than the chains that tend to be more crowded. Some great local options include: Sea Captain’s House, Croissants, and Soho are all near the beach and restaurants along the Marshwalk offer fresh seafood and views of the inlet! There are also plenty of yummy options close to The Marina Inn: Anchor Café, Blueberry Café, Ultimate California Game Zone, Ducatis Pizzeria, and River City Café.

If you feel like staying onsite, you can enjoy a meal at our award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes, with a picture-perfect sunset backdrop. Plus take advantage of our “Kids Eat Free” program – where kids eat free all summer long!

Beaches

As a guest at Marina Inn, a private beach access is available and travel is covered with a complimentary shuttle. Not only do you not have to worry about paying for parking, but you don’t have to haul around a chair or cooler. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels are waiting for you and a snack shack is onsite with food and beverages available for purchase. You can enjoy the natural landscape of the beach free from high rise hotels and noisy attractions. Our private beach allows you to reach ultimate relaxation with all the convenient amenities.

Skip the Beach!

In the chance you see some rainy weather or just feel like staying out of the sun for the day, head to the Market Common for movies, lunch, and great shopping. The local mall and outlet shops will likely be crowded with tourists coming off the beach.

Stone Theaters in Market Common has special deals every week! Discount Tuesdays allow you to receive $5 tickets and $5 popcorn and soda specials. If you feel like catching an early show later in the week, they offer $5 tickets for the first showing of any movie on Sundays! There are fewer crowds at the theater when you go early and the variety of restaurants nearby allow you to easily grab a quick lunch or ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery in Market Common after the movie.

Kids Attractions

There are plenty of activities the kids will enjoy when you beat the heat and skip the beach. WonderWorks is a quirky funhouse filled with puzzles and games to keep your family entertained all day! The Hollywood Wax Museum is also a great way to spend some time before lunch or dinner. Or take a trip under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium. All three attractions are located around Broadway at the Beach – which is only a short drive from Marina Inn. And there are plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby to choose from.

Summer Special Package

We’re offering great rates when you book your summer vacation during our Summer Sale! Book your Myrtle Beach getaway anytime from June 1st through August 31st and you’ll save up to 35% on your stay. And for even hotter discounts – travel Sunday through Thursday! Click here to book now.

Plan your next vacation at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and follow these tips to save like a pro so you can relax without blowing through your savings!

Top 5 Water Attractions in Myrtle Beach

A summer vacation spent by the ocean is serene and calm, but if you’re looking to take this year’s get-away to thrilling new heights; look no further than the best water attractions on the Grand Strand! The parks featured below offer a more action-packed family experience in Myrtle Beach that everyone is sure to love.

  1. Myrtle Waves

Myrtle Waves Waterpark offers a family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can cool off on a hot day on the Grand Strand! A unique feature of the park is a summertime movie night every Thursday beginning June 12th and lasting through August 16th. Myrtle Waves screens the movie above the wave pool so you can watch the movie while floating on an innertube! During the day, your family can spend time on the various water slides and even take turns surfing on the Flow Rider! Open throughout the summer from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm but on movie nights they will stay open until 9:00 pm!

Shark Wake Park

Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Little River is home to the rugged Shark Wake Park! This intense water park includes a wake park where the bravest adventurers can experience cable wakeboarding. The park offers lessons and special packages making it a fantastic venue for a birthday celebration! There are a few requirements to consider before bringing the family and enjoying the park; children must be 7 years or older and meet the minimum height of 45”. The Wake Park is open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer. Be sure to visit their website to sign their waiver before you arrive!

3 Aqua Park at North Myrtle Beach Complex

A part of the Shark Wake Park, the Inflatable Aqua Park is a gigantic, colorful floating obstacle course built to make you feel like you’re walking on water! This attraction is perfect for kids and family friendly. If hunger strikes, you can visit the Shark Shack for refreshing beverages and tasty food to refuel after being in the sun. The Aqua Park is open Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day and is open every day during the summer. They’re also available for booking parties.

Jump Jam Jungle Floats

Jump Jam offers wild fun with large floating jungle gym rentals. Located at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet, Jump Jam allows for large families and parties to all enjoy their very own floating water park! With a variety of different jungle gyms to choose from, there’s no doubt your family will be satisfied with one of them. Attendees will always make sure safety comes first and keep a watchful eye on the participants. Regardless of whether you’re just floating in the water or launching off the trampoline, everyone is required to wear properly fitted life jackets. Open play is available every day this summer but be sure to visit their website to book a party!

5 Wild Water & Wheels

Wild Water & Wheels is unlike any other with a unique combination of both water fun and a race zone for go karting! The park also features a mini-golf course which makes this the perfect park to keep everyone entertained! Fun in the sun is a given so take your pick between the Head Rush slide and the heart-stopping Free Fall Cliff Dive. These towering slides are not for the faint of heart!  The waterpark is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and stays open until 9:00 pm on Fridays in the summertime. The rides are open every day at 1:00 pm. 

When you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by all the wet n’ wild action. And when you book under our Family Package, you’ll receive 2 Adults and 2 Children’s passes to Myrtle Waves WaterPark.

While the beach will always be our favorite main attraction here on the Grand Strand, you’re not going to want to miss out on what these parks can offer. Whether it’s watching your favorite movie while floating in the wave pool or learning how to shred on a wakeboard, paying a visit to these parks will offer a unique experience for you and your family!

Book Your Business Meeting at Marina Inn

All work and no play makes for a dull summer! Even though you can’t take off the entire summer, that doesn’t mean you have to spend all day locked up in your office. Move your meetings from the boardroom to the ballroom and book your next big company meeting at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We can help you turn any meeting into a grand event.

Not only do we have a wide variety of meeting spaces to choose from, we also offer specials to help you get the most out of your meeting. Depending on the time you book your meeting, you and your guests can book a room to stay with us in one of our luxurious suites from prices ranging from $99-$129. On top of a great deal on rates, you can choose to either enjoy a continental breakfast with juice, coffee, and pastries or a one-hour beer and wine reception.

Our meeting spaces offer you the ultimate level of privacy and comfort as you focus on business. Not only are our meeting spaces located away from the main portion of the hotel, but they also offer stunning views of both the marina and the Grande Dunes golf course. Our meeting rooms provide a calming atmosphere for all guests and are able to accommodate events of up to 700 people.

 

Our Nautilus Ballroom is one of the most flexible meeting space options. For a classroom-style meeting, it can accommodate up to 240 people while a theater-style meeting can accommodate up to 480 and a standing reception can accommodate up to 700 guests. This meeting space offers an elegant atmosphere and can also be paired with our pre-function area for larger events.

If you want to move your meeting outdoors, our Grande Lawn is the perfect way to treat your guests to some much needed fresh air. Typically, the Grande Lawn hosts events such as barbeques, oyster roasts, and outdoor wedding ceremonies. This meeting space offers over 10,000 square feet of unlimited potential for your next event. Make your next company outing outdoors and take advantage of the beautiful landscape and lawn here at the Marina Inn.

If you’re hosting a more intimate meeting with a small group of people, our Triton Room will meet all your needs. This meeting space can host up to 50 people. With a gorgeous view of the Grande Lawn and golf course, you won’t have to worry about feeling like you’re in a stuffy room.

For more private and exclusive business functions, our Sand Dollar Boardroom offers you the elegance and privacy you desire. This 600 square foot room offers distinctive, relaxing views of all the beautiful aspects of our property here at Marina Inn. This boardroom is perfect for meetings of 12 people or less.

Mix up your meetings and add in some team building experiences with our Coral Room. Perfect for both breakout activities and small meetings, this room is 600 square feet and can accommodate up to 65 people. Instead of being trapped in a dull room, this meeting space offers spectacular views of our golf course that’ll help you forget that you’re even here for work. Another option for small meetings or breakout activities is our Big Break Room. With a perfect view of the Grande Lawn, this space can accommodate up to 25 people.

Our Outdoor Loggia can be paired with our pre-function area or our beautiful Grande Lawn. This area is a completely covered venue that can host up to 60 guests on its own. This meeting space is perfect for casual or elegant events and offers you a beautiful view of the Marina Inn property.

No matter what type of event you’re trying to plan — whether it be a big corporate meeting, team building with your co-workers, or just a way to get out of the office — we’ve got a meeting space that can accommodate all your needs. Plus we’ve got all the details of planning covered. Treat yourself and your employees to a day away from their desk. It doesn’t have to be business as usual when you book your meeting spaces here at the Marina Inn. Click here to book your space today!

Experience the Private Beach at Marina Inn

It’s beautiful and sunny here in Myrtle Beach which can only mean one thing: beach days are back! Marina Inn at Grande Dunes makes planning the perfect day of fun in the sun simple by providing our guests with everything you need in order to relax. Summertime is meant for relaxation and by vacationing with us; you can access all of our convenient, luxurious amenities at any point of your stay.

Traffic to Myrtle Beach during the summer can be a pain not to mention finding an open spot on the sand can be a nightmare! Dodge the summertime crowds and visit the beach using our exclusive private access to the Grand Strand. Our guests will feel like locals while enjoying a stretch of beach where they can spread out and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Hop aboard our complimentary shuttle to make the short ride to the beach a breeze; you won’t even have to worry about searching for a parking spot or pesky traffic! This convenient amenity is available only to our guests at Marina Inn. The shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to ensure you and your family can quickly access to the beach for a fun-filled day!

During your stay at the Marina Inn, you and your family will only need to pack the essentials. Our Beach Service, exclusive to guests, provides amenities such as towels, chairs, umbrellas, and full facilities that include restrooms, a changing room, and a shower. Once you emerge from the winding path and boardwalk leading to the ocean, you’ll notice chairs and umbrellas already set up and conveniently waiting for you to enjoy. Grab a beach towel from the cabana and take your pick of a spot for the perfect beach day!

There’s no need to worry about safety while at the private beach; our Beach Lifeguard Service will keep a watchful eye on your loved ones while they enjoy the waves. Complete relaxation is key to the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation!

When planning how to keep everyone happy until dinner time, skip packing the cooler full of drinks and snacks and instead stop by and visit our snack bar. The Beach Cabana Cafe is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to satisfy those cravings. Enjoy tasty beach snacks such as sandwiches, wraps, and salads, crispy chips and fresh fruit! Quench your thirst with water, soda, juice and for adults; beer and wine are available for ultimate relaxation. The Beach Cabana Cafe also includes a patio with shaded chairs and tables for guests to take a break from the hot sun while refueling with food and drinks.

If you’re ready to make plans to head to the beach – book today under our Summer Sale! You will save up to 35% on your accommodations from now until August 31st. At Marina Inn we have a variety of room sizes to select from that are perfect to accommodate any size group. Book your spot today so you and the family can enjoy soaking up the sun and splashing in the surf on our private stretch of beach.

As a guest at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you and your family will find convenient, exclusive amenities that will allow you to immerse yourself into relaxation mode while on vacation in beautiful Myrtle Beach. All you’ll need to bring with you is sunscreen and a smile!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Marina Inn

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Planning out that special day for the most important woman in your life can be stressful. Luckily, there are so many fun and unique ways to show your appreciation in the Myrtle Beach area, especially when you stay with us here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

When you stay with us from May 11th through 13th, you and your mom can take advantage of our Mother’s Day Package! We’ll take care of all the little details to make sure this is a special day she’ll remember. Included in this package is a two night stay in one of our luxurious grande guest rooms complete with a bouquet of freshly cut flowers upon arrival! Plus you can treat her to a Mother’s Day Brunch that includes two adults and two children during your stay.

 

The Mother’s Day Brunch will take place on May 13th in our award winning restaurant, WaterScapes, from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be a salad and fruit display, filled with mixed greens, watermelon and feta salad, grilled vegetable pasta salad, and more. You and your mom can load up on seafood with our seafood display — which will be offering poached shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and smoked salmon. Our Mother’s Day Brunch will also feature brunch classics such as shrimp and grits, home fried potatoes, southern style eggs benedict, an omelet station, pastries, bread, and more!

Everyone, including moms, love shopping! If you’re searching for a fun way to spend the day, treat your mother to a much needed shopping spree. If you’re trying to find the perfect place to go, check out the Market Common or the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island.

The Market Common has plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment for a relaxing afternoon of with your mom. Help your mom pick out a cute new outfit or accessories at Charming Charlie’s or Handpicked. Or, help her pick out a killer new pair of shoes at Centro Shoes. Stop by Pottery Barn or The Southern Home Store and find her a unique souvenir for her home.

For a short day trip that’s worth the short drive, the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island are a great way to spend your Mother’s Day shopping. Browse through rows of clapboard-style cottages, where you can find dozens of boutique stores selling items ranging from jewelry to handcrafted collectibles.

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend more time with your mom that doesn’t involve shopping, try Wine & Design. At Wine and Design, you can combine your love of wine, painting, and your mom. Take part in this paint and sip activity for an evening filled with laughter and fun. You and your mom can both showcase your painting skills while you unwind together with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Speaking of wine, if you haven’t been to Duplin Winery before, now’s the perfect time! Treat your mom to a wine tasting this Mother’s Day. For only $10 per person, you can sample 10 different wines while munching on gourmet crackers and dip. After sampling, you can pick a favorite and enjoy a full glass while you sit outdoors and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the live music!

For those of you whose mothers who just want to relax this Mother’s Day, the best gift you could give her is a massage. All her worries and stress will melt away in the comfort of her own hotel room at Marina Inn with our in-room spa services. You can schedule a deep-tissue massage, warm stone, or a therapeutic massage for you and your mom. On top of relaxing massages, make sure to schedule a facial to leave your skin feeling fresh and glowing.

If your mom loves the outdoors, you absolutely have to stop by the Brookgreen Gardens. This crown jewel of the Myrtle Beach area is filled with natural beauty. You all can navigate through the gardens or enjoy gazing at the sculpture garden. Along with beautiful flowers and breathtaking sculptures, you can spend the day checking out the Lowcountry zoo.

Make sure to book a reservation at our award winning restaurant, Waterscapes for a delicious dinner to celebrate your mom. Waterscapes offers local, fresh sustainable dining in a elegant atmosphere. Treat her to the seared salmon, white clams and pasta, grilled filet mignon, or one of the many other mouthwatering entrees Waterscapes has to offer.

When you stay with us here at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, we have everything you need to make your mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day!

Celebrate in Style at Marina Inn

Life is full of celebrations — you have anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions, and holidays. You don’t have to pop a bottle of champagne and spend a fortune on every celebration to make it memorable. With our prime location in Myrtle Beach and seemingly endless amenities and package options, you can make every event a true celebration when you stay at Marina Inn.

Show that special someone in your life just how much they mean to you on your anniversary. Go above and beyond the normal dinner and a movie date night and add a little luxury to your anniversary. When you book under our Couples Grand Devotion Package, we can help make all your romantic dreams come true. With this package, you get a two-night stay in one our luxurious rooms along with a bottle of Domaine St. Michelle sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room after arriving. Our Studio Deluxe is perfect for a couples get-away. You can cozy up in your king bed after spending a relaxing evening in the jacuzzi. You can enjoy your glass of sparkling wine on your balcony while you take in your stunning view of the waterway and golf course.

Once you’ve had time to toast to your anniversary and snack on a few tasty strawberries, you can head down to our bar, Reflections, for a free drink. Follow up your pre-dinner drink with a tasty three-course meal in our award winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Stop back by Waterscapes each morning to jump start your day with a delicious breakfast. Under this package, you don’t need to worry about anything other than enjoying each other’s company. If you’re looking for the final touch to add to your anniversary, make sure to take advantage of our in-room spa services and schedule a couples massage for you and your significant other.

No need to set an alarm clock — enjoy sleeping in with our Bed & Breakfast Package. No matter what you’re celebrating, make sure to kick off the festivities with the most important meal of the day. Start your day off with breakfast for two everyday during your stay. You can load up on eggs, bacons, grits, and so much more! You can also start your day off with something a little sweeter with our fluffy waffles and pancakes.

If you just tied the knot and you’re looking to carry your wedding celebrations over into the honeymoon, our Honeymoon Package is perfect for you! You can indulge in each other’s company and spend some much needed quality time together as your marriage begins. Under the Grande Honeymoon Experience package, you can enjoy luxurious accommodations in the room of your choice along with additional pleasantries such as cotton robes, a terrace with a stunning view, and much more. After you check in, you can expect a bottle of Domaine St. Michelle and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room to toast to a lifetime of bliss!

Enjoy sleeping in as we’ll deliver a hot, delicious breakfast straight to your room every morning of your stay. On top of breakfast in bed, you can enjoy a three-course meal for two in our award winning on-site restaurant, Waterscapes. On the second night of your honeymoon, you can indulge in the sweeter things in life with our Chocolate Decadence, which will be delivered to your room.

On top of all the delicious food, you and your new spouse can enjoy a relaxing one hour couples hot stone massage. You can relax away all the stress from months of wedding planning and unwind in each other’s company. On top of all the treats and the massage, you will also receive a Gilchrist and Soames Gift Box, which will be filled with luxurious products to add that final touch of perfection to your honeymoon.

Whether it’s your twentieth birthday or your sixtieth, it’s always worth celebrating! Marina Inn is located minutes away from some of the premier attractions in the Myrtle Beach area. Kick off your birthday celebration with a delicious dinner at Waterscapes. Our award winning restaurant offers fresh meals packed full of flavor. After you’ve treated yourself to a mouth-watering dinner at Waterscapes, spend your special day at The Market Common or Broadway at the Beach for a day filled with great dining and tons of shopping!

If you’re in the mood to celebrate with music, make sure to head out to the House of Blues. This farmhouse styled music hall is home to some of the best concerts in the area. If you’re looking to grab a quick bite before your concert, make sure to check out their restaurant which also features live entertainment.

You can jam-pack a full day of birthday fun at Broadway at the Beach! You can treat yourself to a much needed shopping trip or grab a bite to eat with your friends and family at one of the many tasty restaurants. On top of dining and shopping, there are plenty of attractions to help you keep the party going. You and the family can head over to WonderWorks, Ripley’s Aquarium, Soar and Explore Zipline, and so much more!

Getting your whole family together at the same time is definitely worth celebrating. Wrap your vacation and family reunion into one when you stay with us here at the Marina Inn. No matter how big or small your family is, you’ll feel right at home in our luxurious accommodations. For the larger crowds, you will love our Penthouse Suite. Each of the four bedrooms in this suite is completely unique and they all feature their own private bathrooms. The king master bedroom features a cozy fireplace to unwind in front of while the second bedroom features a relaxing jacuzzi tub.

The spacious living room is perfect for family fun — you can all relax together with a family game night or movie night. On top of luxurious bedrooms, the penthouse comes with a full kitchen. If you want to take a break from dining out and you want to impress your family with your cooking skills, you can whip up your own dinner in your penthouse.

You and the entire family can soak up the sunshine and spend a day out on the water at Myrtle Beach WaterSports. Located right next to the Marina Inn, a day of fun is only a short walk away! You and the family can rent jet skis and pontoon boats for a fun and sun filled day together. On top of being able to rent jet skis and pontoon boats, you can enjoy guided dolphin tours and adventure tours.

Located on the Marina Inn property is the Grande Dunes Resort Course. We hope you brought your clubs along with you! Shoot for par with your family as you work your way through this beautiful course. The view of absolutely stunning as you work your way from the first to the last hole — seven of the holes play right along the Intracoastal Waterway. Book a tee-time and get in some much needed family bonding with a relaxing round of golf!

Nothing says celebration quite like a holiday! Make your holidays one to remember when you stay with us. We offer packages to help you make your holidays the best one yet. We offer packages for some of the most celebrated holidays such as Easter Break, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, July 4th, Mothers Day and more! On top of offering great holiday packages, you can dine at Waterscapes for a special holiday menu.

Every occasion is worth celebrating. And here at Marina Inn, with the help of our luxurious accommodations, premier locations, packages, and more, we can help make this celebration the best one yet.

Hit the Links with Marina Inn Golf Packages

As the weather is warming up in Myrtle Beach it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air! When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of – from hitting the links to zipping around on the waterway. Whether you take a trip to enjoy a day splashing around in the ocean on our private beach or soak up the rays by our infinity edge pool, we offer plenty of opportunities of ways to be outside this spring.

Myrtle Beach is a top golf destination so make sure to pack your golf clubs when you vacation with us! And before you book your tee time, make sure to book under our Golf Package so we can help you create a unique golf vacation. At Marina Inn we offer a variety of golf packages including our on-site course, the Grande Dunes, along with tee-times to other courses in the Myrtle Beach Area. If you aren’t able to to find a golf package that suits your needs, you can simply request a quote and build your own Myrtle Beach golf experience.

We are located right across the Intracoastal Waterway from Grande Dunes golf course. Named the “National Golf Course of the Year” in 2009, you’ll definitely want to make a tee time or two at this award winning course. The greens of the course are kept in pristine condition and the unique layout provides players with an enjoyable, yet challenging round of golf. And its position on a high bluff guarantees a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn and the marina.

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Pine Lakes Country Club is home to one of the most popular courses in the area. The course was originally built upon natural dunes less than half a mile away from the ocean. After a complete restoration, the course is looking better than ever. The back nine still reflects the original design from the first president of the PGA, Robert White, while the front nine was renovated to provide a more elegant experience to golfers.

A Robert Trent Jones course, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club is a private club located oceanfront here in Myrtle Beach. This premier course is recognized as a Top 100 course in nearly every golf magazine. The Dunes hosted the PGA Professional National Championship in June of 2014. This pristine course has hosted many major tournaments and is sure to be the highlight of your golfing experience. Having just finished renovations on their golf shop, you can load up on high quality golf merchandise after you finish working on your short-game.

The Myrtle Wood Golf Club is home to 36 holes of championship Myrtle Beach golf. This course is considered a modern masterpiece thanks to their skillful course design. The Myrtlewood course has gently sloping fairways with a variety of hazards and bunkers. This course is constantly ranked as a top repeat-play course in the Myrtle Beach area.

Any avid golfer has their heart set on completing their bucket list of golf courses. With our Bucket Life Golf Package, we can help you check off three more courses on your list! Under this package, you get one night accommodations at the Marina Inn along with one round at either the Grande Dunes Resort, the private Dunes Club, or the historic Pine Lake’s Country Club.

Our Honors Golf Package is perfect those wanting to mix luxury and golf together. This golf package combines your choice of up to 8 of Golf Digest’s Top 100 ranked courses along with luxurious accommodations here at the Marina Inn. When you book under this package, you can play at popular courses such as the Resort Course at the Grande Dunes, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Dunes Golf and Beach Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, and Tidewater Golf Club. Included in your stay is a minimum of four nights in one of our stunning rooms along with breakfast for every morning at our award-winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Along with breakfast, you can enjoy two mouth-watering dinners at Waterscape as well during your stay. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about lunch. Lunch is provided for you every day at the course you choose to play at.

Next up is our 3/4 Big Break Package! Under this package, you pay for three rounds of golf at the Barefoot Landing courses and get the fourth free. Your choice of courses at Barefoot Landing include Dye, Love, Fazio, and Norman. Included in this package is a three night stay here with us at the Marina Inn!

Our Prime Time Rewards Golf Package is perfect for anyone who is in town to play as many rounds as possible. Under this package, you get three nights accommodations here at Marina Inn. Along with your stay, you get four or more rounds of golf at your choice of any of the 22 Prime Time Signature Golf Courses located here in Myrtle Beach. Popular courses on this list include the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Kings North, Tradition Club, TPC, and World Tour. You can mix and match any of the golf courses for any time of day and receive discounted A.M. and P.M. pricing. To top off your golf experience, you will also receive a $100 Prime Time Rewards card, which will be issued to you by the golf shop at the first course on your itinerary. This card is eligible for use at any Prime Times Signature Course for merchandise, food and beverage, or any combination of the two.

Next up at the tee box is our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package. Included in this package is three nights accommodation here at the Marina Inn along with the chance to play at five Legends golf courses. Legends courses include the Moorland, Parkland, Heathland, Oyster Bay and Heritage Club. With this package, you can play three rounds and get the fourth round free, or play four rounds and get the fifth round free. To keep you fueled for your golf adventure, this package also includes a full breakfast buffet, lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers or fountain drinks with every round at the golf course you’ve chosen to play at!

While our golf packages aren’t limited to what we’ve covered, we have more than enough great package deals to accommodate both your vacation and golfing needs. If you’re not here for just golf but still brought your clubs along – make sure you get the chance to go out and at least work on your short game or chipping at our on-site course at the Grande Dunes.

If you’re ready for a day out on the Intracoastal Waterway, simply walk next door and check out Myrtle Beach WaterSports. They offer a wide variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy exploring and speeding around the water. Not only can you rent jet skis, but you can also take part in jet ski dolphin watch tours for a chance to see one of nature’s most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. If you’re one that wants to enjoy the water at a slower pace, your can rent a pontoon boat for your crew and enjoy a day of cruising around the water.

Whether you’re hoping to maximize your time on the golf course, zip around the waterway or simply relax by the pool – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has all you need for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach vacation! We have accommodations for any size group so give us a call today to reserve your spot!

Room For the Whole Family at Marina Inn

Sometimes what you need to reconnect with the family is a vacation to Myrtle Beach! Reserving rooms for a large group shouldn’t be a hassle, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we can accommodate any size group. We offer a wide variety of luxurious suites to select from that are perfect size for a getaway with you and your family.

You and your family will feel right at home in our two bedroom suite. This spacious option is perfect for families who want to enjoy each other’s company without constantly having to climb over each other. With one king and two queen beds, no one will have to worry about sleeping on the sofa. While the kids hang out in the living room and watch TV on the 47’’ HDTV, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some much needed quiet time out on your private balcony.

Within your suite, there are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom to ensure your family has all the privacy they need. When you’re ready to freshen up after a long day at the beach, you will absolutely love how refreshed you feel after showering with our Rainshower heads. When you’re getting ready to head out for a family outing, you won’t have to fight over sink space since each bathroom has separate double sinks. Whether it’s mom or your daughters who want to spend a little extra time primping, there are lighted makeup mirrors in each bathroom.

This spacious suite wouldn’t be complete without a full kitchen. If your fun-filled vacation has you worn out and not wanting to leave your room, take advantage of the full kitchen and make dinner with your family! While you enjoy your dinner with your loved ones, you can call curl up around the fireplace in your living room and enjoy a family movie night.

For larger beds, you can upgrade to our two bedroom deluxe suite. This 1,200 square foot room features two king sized beds with a view of either the pool, Marina, or Intracoastal Waterway. The entire family can make themselves at home in this spacious room.

With a 37’’ HDTV in every bedroom, the children can spend the night watching movies or bring along their gaming consoles and set up camp in their rooms. Each bedroom features oversized closets, so even the over-packer in the family will have plenty of space for their stuff.

Your private balcony is the perfect place to unwind after another great day of vacationing. With stunning views, you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony by yourself or watch the sunset with your loved ones. Your entire family will love vacationing in this luxurious suite, complete with two king beds, two private bathrooms, and a spacious living room plus a full sized kitchen and washer and dryer.

When you stay in our three bedroom suite, you’ll consider bringing along your extended family just to fill it up. This suite is perfect for a large family or for those who want to bring along the extended family for a trip filled with fun and memories. This suite is able to accommodate 6-10 people and has a combination of bedroom accommodations with king and queen sized beds.

Just like our other suites, this room features private bathrooms for each room with Rainshower heads, a cozy fireplace, a full kitchen plus dining room, and a washer and dryer. On top of all these luxuries, the spacious living room is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and relax with your entire family. Whether you’re enjoying a having a game night or just want to enjoy each other’s company – this suite is perfect for helping you get the most out of your vacation.

While you’re on vacation, you might as well treat yourself to the most luxurious accommodations. As soon as you step through the doors of your four-bedroom penthouse suite, you’re be in awe at the sun pouring in through the windows in the spacious, rounded living room. The shape of the penthouse and the wrap around balcony give you maximum viewing pleasure of the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina, and the golf course.

Each bedroom in the suite offers a stunning view and is unique from the other rooms, offering you plenty of space and privacy. The king master bedroom has a cozy fireplace to curl up beside either with a good book, while the second king room has a whirlpool tub perfect for adding an extra element of relaxation to your vacation.

If you’re looking to unwind, there’s no need to crowd the master bedroom and the second king room. The living room features its own cozy fireplace for the family to enjoy while playing a game or watching a movie.  Each bathroom has its own Rainshower heads to help wash away any unneeded stress while you’re vacationing. This roomy penthouse suite can accommodate up to nine people and is perfect for a large family.

Once you decide when you’re going to join us for vacation, it’s time to start booking your stay! While you’re making your reservation, be sure to take a look at our Family Package to get the most out of your stay with us here at Marina Inn. Our Family Package includes accommodations in one our grande guest rooms with two queen beds for three nights. Included in your stay is admission for two adults and two children (aged 4-12) to WonderWorks, an exciting hands-on museum, and a trip to the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Whether they’re landing a space shuttle or maneuvering through the Indoor Ropes Course – they’re sure to have a blast using their imaginations and seeing all there is to do at WonderWorks. At Brookgreen Gardens, you and the kids can enjoy wandering the sculpture gardens, be surrounded by butterflies and nature in the Butterfly Garden or take a trip through the Lowcountry zoo.

We take the hassle out of planning a family vacation. Not only can we accommodate any size group, And you most certainly don’t need to spend the entire vacation cramped into a tiny room, crawling over each other. When you stay with us at Marina Inn, we’ll give you and the entire family the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

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.