We don’t charge additional fees for children under 17 traveling with their family. With our spacious 2 & 3 bedroom suites, kids have a lot of room to do….well…. kid stuff! Like gathering in the living space and watching a movie, spreading out the seashells gathered from the beach across the kitchen table, gather with the family for a meal, claim one of the large bathrooms as your own for the week or, dare we say….pillow fight??
With all of this activity, kids can sure work up an appetite! Take advantage of our Kids Eat Breakfast Free program in WaterScapes Restaurant located inside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Yes…kids 12 & under eat free from the kids menu where they can enjoy their favorites like pancakes or waffles WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Dine inside our outside on the patio overlooking the pool.
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.
The largest event, the Myrtle Beach Marathon will be taking place this weekend. In addition to the grueling full and half marathon, you can participate in the Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5k and Family Fun Run. But if you don’t plan on partaking in this event. CLICK HERE for full event details.
The 40th anniversary of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Conway is just a 20-30 minute drive. The tournament will feature 15 league teams with games through the weekend with the final championship game played on Sunday, March 5th. This is their 40th anniversary so there will be some extra celebration going on. Tickets start at $7.00 per person. Visit the ACC website for more information.
If you are interested in science and technology or have children that are; this the place to be on Friday and Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center this weekend. This is an intense three-day competition showcasing robots developed by high school teams from all across the United States as well as internationally.
This is an interactive competition among the teams and shows students that fields in technology that involve science, math, engineering and invention are actually fun and interesting!
The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.
Admission is free so don’t miss this exciting and interactive event!
For the art lovers in town, attend the “First Friday Artwalk” in downtown Myrtle Beach supporting local businesses and creative entrepreneurs for an evening of fun and entertainment this Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Nurture downtown Myrtle Beach’s
Visit local art galleries and local restaurants to see what has evolved since your last visit.
Don’t forget to check the The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes website for the best upcoming offers for spring and summer. Coming soon, our popular Easter Package that includes guest room, kids activities and our Sunday Easter Brunch. This package sells out every year so subscribe to this blog or like us on Facebook to get notified first!
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.