When you think of Summer, basking in hot sunny days and splashing around in the warm surf may first come to mind. We at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes realize that’s what you come here for so we strive to make these amenities the best during your Myrtle Beach vacation!
Let’s face it…Myrtle Beach gets crowded in the summer and when you go to the beach, you not only have to pay to park but often times there’s the headache of getting all of your gear together, dragging it to the surf and the trying to find a spot on the beach to set up your chair, umbrella. Even if you stay at another hotel or resort on the beach, you will still have to either bring your own beach gear or pay for pricey rentals for umbrella & chairs for the day or week!
Do You Want to Spend Your Vacation Like This?
Not here! One of the best perks of staying here at Marina Inn, is you get to enjoy the private sanctuary of our own uncrowded beach with all of these amenities included in your stay! Yes, that’s right!
Imagine this…all you need to take with you is your beach bag and some sunscreen. You and the family can simply hop on our air conditioned beach shuttle for a comfortable 5 minute ride to the beach . Once there, a winding tree-lined path will guide you to beautiful coastal dunes covered in beach grass, guarding this quiet section of pristine beach.
Journey to our Exclusive Beach Experience!
You won’t need to bring your beach chairs with you because the beach chairs, beach umbrellas and towels are all set up and waiting for you when you arrive! So all you have to worry about is applying the suntan lotion and which book to read. And you can relax while you’re children play in the ocean because we have a beach lifeguard on duty at all times while the beach service is open.
Hungry? We got you covered there too. The Beach Cabana Café is available when you get hungry after splashing around in the ocean. They serve salads, sandwiches and light lunch items, beer and wine. You can enjoy either eating under your umbrella or the enclosed, shaded porch with tables and chairs if you wish to escape the sun for a bit.
After your day in the sun is over, don’t forget to leave the sand on the beach by taking full advantage of the shower, changing room & full facilities. Forget the hassles of finding your car because the beach shuttle is available throughout the day to and from Marina Inn. Simply push the button at the end of the path to call for the shuttle. Then when you and your family arrive back to the Marina Inn, you will be clean & ready to go! Easy enough?
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
We know that you’ll enjoy all the amenities and seclusion our private beach experience has to offer during the summer. And it’s never too early to start planning and save up to 35% when you book with us now! We can accommodate any size group – whether you’re traveling with just your significant other, family or planning a group reunion. Reserve your spot today!
The weather is warming up, flowers are beginning to bloom and we are getting spring fever here at the Marina Inn! And with spring comes Easter. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is planning for another family fun filled Myrtle Beach Easter Package! It’s an Easter Weekend package full of activities that the entire family will enjoy the weekend of April 14-16th.
Get ready for an Easter Weekend filled with Pastels, Candy and Fun!
Saturday, April 13
The Easter Bunny arrives early at the Marina Inn delivering an Easter Basket filled with Easter candy and activities for each child upon arrival. Keep the basket handy because your little one will need it on Sunday for the Easter Egg Hunt!
The weekend will be filled with activities to entertain the entire family! Pack your imagination and creativity because all day Saturday our staff will be providing all of the necessary materials and leading several Easter Activitiesplanned starting with Easter crafts at 10:00 am. That afternoon at 2:00 pm we will supply the cookies & accessories for Easter Cookie Decorating. The afternoon activity at 4:00 will be Easter egg Dying. Of course, you can forgo the Easter activities and hit the Marina Inn Secluded Beach! Available from 9:00am-4:00pm, our service provides transportation, chairs, towels, umbrellas, facilities, changing rooms, shower and snack bar with light dining, beer & wine for purchase. Or relax by our Outdoor Heated Poolor two Jacuzzis. The Outdoor Poolbar will be open from 11:00am-6:00pm for casual dining and your favorite drinks. Don’t forget to ask about the Drink of the Day!
Sunday, April 14
Your kids will be surprised Sunday morning to wake up to an Easter Basket delivery from the Easter Bunny filled with goodies and activities. After emptying those baskets; put them to good use later that morning at the Grande Lawn at 10:00am to meet the Easter Bunny himself! At 10:30, get ready to gather up some more goodie filled eggs at the annual Marina Inn Easter Egg Hunt on the Grande Lawn and more hang out time with the Easter Bunny. The excitement of Easter morning will build your appetite for the Marina Inn annual Easter Brunch in the Nautilus Ballroom.
This extravagant Easter Brunch will have breakfast brunch favorites such as omelets, waffles, sausage, bacon and fruit. Before the traditional Easter feast; make sure you try our Chilled Seafood Display featuring oysters on the half shell, crab claws and chilled shrimp cocktail. Then move on to traditional Easter Brunch favorites such as carved honey ham and carved roasted leg of lamb accompanied by a large selection of salads, a variety of vegetables, grilled salmon, steak and more! Make room for dessert featuring assorted cakes, cookies and fruit. The kids will have their own Kids Menu with chicken tenders, cheese pizza, fruit and more. Reservations accepted from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. The Easter Bunny will still be around so don’t forget to grab him for some Easter pictures!
Accommodations in the Grande Guest Room featuring one King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Easter Activities on Saturday
Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
Sunday Easter Brunch
Although the package price is based on two adults and two children in a grande guest room, final cost will be determined based on the total number of people. Larger Suites are also available for an additional cost so bring the entire family! All rooms feature large travertine tile bathrooms with separate showers. The 2/3 bedroom suites feature separate living room & each bedroom with its own bathroom. Enjoy waking up and starting your day with a cup of coffee on the private balcony featuring a variety of views either overlooking the Grande Dunes Golf Course or the Grande Dunes Marina. So go ahead and invite the whole family to enjoy the Easter holiday at the beach!
*Package price of $586 is based on two adults & two children and includes accommodations in a grande guest room with a choice one one king bed or two queen beds. Larger accommodations available at an additional rate. Price requires a two night minimum and includes all taxes and fees. Final price is determined by total number of guests.
Myrtle Beach is well known for an abundance of activities but it also has a soft romantic side for your honeymoon in Myrtle Beach! Between the amazing attractions, assortment of restaurants and yes, the beach – it’s the perfect spot to escape to after saying “I do”! Myrtle Beach is centrally located and easy to get to if your are flying into Myrtle Beach International Airport or driving.
Where to Stay?
After your big day, we have you covered! Treat yourself to a honeymoon of luxury and reserve a suite at one of the top 5 star resorts in Myrtle Beach – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.Our resort is highly coveted as the best romantic experience in Myrtle Beach. We are a resort that spares no expense when it comes to making sure you have a first-class stay. Our guest rooms and suites are large and luxurious with private balcony with views from every room. You will not want to leave your room! But if you do, we are located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and feature amazing amenities including: a private beach, our location beside Myrtle Beach Water Sports for easy access to rent jet skis or a pontoon boat (March – October), outdoor pool with infinity edge entry, indoor pool and fitness center, tennis, spa the Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course is located onsite.
You can reserve only a room or suite but if you are interested in going all out and making your honeymoon special, we offer two romantic honeymoon packages available to choose from:
This is the more extravagant of the two packages and includes everything you need to start your next chapter as a couple in Myrtle Beach.
Accommodation of choice of the most luxurious room – these include suites that have private balconies with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll feel pampered as you relax in our complimentary soft cotton bathrobes and sleep like royalty on our Egyptian cotton bed linens and down pillows. Ask for the “Studio Suite Deluxe” that feature Jacuzzi tubs. Book early because these suites go quickly!
On arrival night, enjoy a chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine and an assortment of chocolates along with an exquisite Gilchrist & Soames Spa basket full of luxurious products to pamper yourselves throughout your stay.
On your second night, two decadent chocolate martinis will be delivered to your guest room
Choose which night to experience a romantic three-course dinner for two at our award winning restaurant WaterScapes.
Also choose which day or night to relax with a one-hour “Couples Hot Stone Massage” in the privacy of your guest room – so you can be pampered without having to even leave your suite.
Every morning, enjoy breakfast in bed delivered to your room
If you want to cover just the basics, try our no frills “classic”honeymoon package
Accommodation of choice of the most luxurious room – these include suites that have private balconies with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll feel pampered as you relax in our complimentary soft cotton bathrobes and sleep like royalty on our Egyptian cotton bed linens and down pillows. Our “Studio Suite Deluxe” feature Jacuzzi tubs – adding that extra romance to your experience.
On arrival night, enjoy a chilled bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine and an assortment of chocolates
Choose which night to experience a three-course dinner for two at our award winning restaurant WaterScapes Restaurant.
There’s Life Outside of the Resort!
Should you get antsy lounging by the pool or our private beach, there are plenty of activities to entertain yourselves along the Grand Strand while spending some quality time together.
Want to spend an afternoon sampling wine? Duplin Winery is located right up the road and features tastings Monday-Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. You’ll learn about the family history of the winery and see the bottling process in action. Once you find a Muscadine wine you enjoy – there is a beautiful outdoor patio to sip and relax with your sweetheart. Make sure to grab a bottle or two for a souvenir to enjoy when your honeymoon is over.
If you prefer beer rather than wine, you can check out Myrtle Beach’s only microbrewery – New South Brewing.
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this brewery is passionate about their craft beer and they offer tours so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process and sample up to 5 of their beers. It is such a small brewery that you’ll get the opportunity to see first-hand how they hand-package every six-pack. Once your tour is complete, stick around and enjoy some of their delicious craft beer on tap. And you can even fill up a growler of your favorite beer for a tasty souvenir.
Brookgreen Gardens is a romantic place to explore. You can wander and meander through the gardens full of blooming seasonal flowers and admire all the handcrafted sculptures.
Brookgreen Gardens is known for having one of the largest collections of American figurative sculptures in the country. There are over 1,400 pieces crafted by 350 different artists. You can also visit the onsite zoo and, if you’re honeymooning in the summer months, be sure to check out the Butterfly House – a magical exhibit where hundreds of butterflies flutter through the air.
Surfing, Paddleboarding, Kayaking….
If you’re newlyweds that are looking for activities with a little more excitement – you can try taking a surf or paddle boarding lesson. And if you want to get above the surf and soar above the waves, try out parasailing. Try Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals – located close by in Myrtle Beach they offer surfing lessons, board rentals, Stand Up Paddleboarding and kayaking. Or for a laid back afternoon in Murrells Inlet, you can rent kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboards and experience the beauty of the marsh up close and personal.
Seafood Dining in Myrtle Beach!
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best restaurants and amazing seafood. To experience an award-winning dining experience at one of the Top 5 Lowcountry Restaurants in the state, you won’t even have to leave the property. WaterScapes Restaurant is well known for its intimate dining atmosphere with cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Corbett Rourk. Specializing in seafood and steaks, try the latest seafood selection such as diver scallops or shrimp and grits or a grilled filet or char grilled ribeye.
Just a few steps from our door is the nationally knownRuth Chris Steakhouse. They feature aged beef and top-quality ingredients with their a-la-carte style menu.
For a unique, upscale local dining experience, check out Collector’s Café – an art gallery/restaurant. You’ll enjoy delicious cuisine among amazing pieces of art. Featuring beautiful paintings, stunning photography and amazing sculptures – all of which are for sale. The owners, Tom & Craig are among the artists. You will probably see one or both of them there!
Just around the corner in the same building as Collector’s Cafe is Fire & Smoke Gastropub. Local owner & Chef Tyler Rice has created an amazing, versatile menu that you won’t find anywhere else in Myrtle Beach using a wood-fired grill and hot an cold smoker for beef, lamb and pork. Try small or large plate servings.
Just across the street from these two restaurants, a fun place to grab an after dinner drink or some tapas is the intimate Boom Boom Wine Room. Try their “wall of wine” where you purchase a hotel-style keycard, that you load with money – your “key” to purchasing wine. There is a various assortment of wines to choose from – both red and white – and you can either select a sip, sample, or pour. There is usually live music and it is a great atmosphere to sample some new wine and enjoy each other’s company.
If you’re looking for a classic, local seafood restaurant, you’ll have to try the Sea Captain’s House. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On Sundays they even feature an award-winning brunch. Not only is the food they serve outstanding – but they’re located right on the ocean in a historic house– so the views while you dine are amazing.
Myrtle Beach is known as one of the top vacation destinations in the summer but don’t forget the advantages of the off season because even during the winter months, there are plenty of indoor activities and attractions for you and your family to enjoy along the Grand Strand. Plus – when you book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can take advantage of our winter rates and save up to 40%!
So bring the entire family on your next Myrtle Beach vacation and visit these interactive attractions for some indoor family fun!
Are you ready to get your adrenaline pumping as you and your family race against the clock? Located just 5 minutes north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – The Riddles Escape Room has created six “Escape Experiences” to solve….
Grand Strand Hotel Escape • Space Station Escape • Marooned Five Island Escape • Game of Phones • House of Cars • Claustrophobia
The ultimate goal is to escape by deciphering various riddles and cracking clues hidden throughout the room. This is a challenge the whole family can enjoy and as you must work together as a team to complete the task. Some clues are obvious, whereas others build on one another. The catch? You only have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape. Oh the stress!
If you’re looking for an active overall family friendly fun venue to spend the afternoon or evening, 710 Bowling Alley has it all. Located just 20 minutes north of the Marina Inn, this unique venue has a multitude of activities for the entire family!
For bowlers, here are 14 standard lanes with leather couches and each are full service – so you don’t even have to stop your game to order food or drinks.
Try out one of six boutique lanes that feature XTreme LED lighting.
There’s more than bowling here. They have activities and games galore!
Still one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach – Experience a day underwater without even having to get wet! Ripley’s Aquarium is home to all types of aquatic life with numerous exhibits to see and explore.
Located at Broadway at the Beach, this facility is not only an attraction but also practices sea life rescue and release like the success story of “Magnolia” the Loggerhead Turtle….
Visit the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Adventure at Rainbow Rock and watch one of the dive shows where you will witness divers feeding exotics such as Triggerfish, Blue Tang, Clownfish and more. You may even see Mermaids! Watch as the Mermaids gracefully flip and glide underwater.
If you want to interact with the aquatic life, make sure to stop by the Discovery Center where you can experience hands on learning by touching a horseshoe crab or pet a slippery sting ray.
The Living Gallery has true works of colorful art in the form of living species such as octopus, anemones and sea dragons.
One of the most exciting exhibits is the Dangerous Reef. A moving path guides you through a winding glass tunnel where you get the best views of the variety of sea life with several different species of fish, a giant green sea turtle, giant stingrays, and huge sharks! You might find yourself holding your breath as a large shark glides overhead as you get a glimpse of his razor sharp teeth!
New for this season – you can experience the Dangerous Reef by Glass Bottom Boat where your tour guide will educate you on this home to over 8,500 aquatic animals including large sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, sawfish, and much more. And you might even get a glimpse of the resident sea turtle – Gabby – through the glass as she glides underneath the boat.
WonderWorks Indoor Science Museum & Ropes Course
When you’re driving down Highway 17, a particular upside building might’ve caught your eye. No, it wasn’t capsized during a bad storm; it’s actually WonderWorks – an indoor interactive attraction featuring over 100 hands experiences that engages the mind and imagination. Jump right in and explore the Six WonderZones..
Natural Disasters– turn yourself into a human lighting rod
Physical Challenge – challenge yourself to peddle as fast as you can and see if you can generate enough power to spin in a 360-degree revolution
Light & Sound – every move you make translates into a vibrant array of colors
Space Discovery – experience landing a space shuttle
Imagination Lab– create designs with a giant Lite-Brite
Far Out Art Gallery – you might think your brain is playing tricks on you with the riddles and illusions hidden in the hallways of peculiar artwork
But that’s not all. Sit back in the XD Theater 6D Extreme Motion simulated thrill ride or take in a game of Combat Laser Tag. Once all these are completed, you can climb to new heights with the Spacewalk Challenge – a 3 story, glow-in-the-dark ropes course. Nothing is ordinary in Wonderworks!
This is a place where you can really let the kids get active and soar as they bounce on trampolines, flip and dive into pools full of foam cubes, and much more! More than just trampolines, there are seven different stations including
X-Beam – use a padded lance to try to knock your opponent off the beam
Open/Ultimate Jump area – tons of room to bounce around freely, do flips and literally bounce off the walls
Dodgeball Area – taking the game to another level – the balls aren’t the only thing bouncing around during this competition
Slam Dunk Zone – use the trampoline launch pad to make the ultimate slam-dunk
Ninja Challenge Course – try your skills in this challenging course that includes trapeze walking, tube swinging, swinging across rings, hanging discs, padded logs – and ends with an wobbly bridge
Stunt Bag – feel like a movie star performing your own stunts as you flip, bounce and fly around the stunt bag area
Vertical Ops – this climbing wall lets you test your strength as you climb a tricky vertical rock wall
Don’t let the winter months pass by without experiencing some or all of these adventures. But hurry, spring will be here before you know it along with higher room rates! So if you’re ready to escape to the beach with your family this winter and save up to 40% off – Book our Advance Purchase Offer.