It’s Wine Time in Myrtle Beach!

Tired of the hectic schedule and endless rat race? It’s time to make your escape to the luxurious four-diamond resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach! Whether you’re planning a romantic trip for two or a girls getaway with your closest friends, we’ve partnered with local Duplin Winery, to put together the ultimate way to unwind.

Duplin Winery Package

Our exclusive Duplin Winery Package combines luxurious accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and the local flavors of Duplin Winery muscadine wine grown in a vineyard right here in the Carolinas.

Duplin Winery is located in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, which is just a short drive from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

This wine package includes:

  •    Luxurious, spacious accommodations in a grande guest room for one night
  •    (2) 45-minute wine tasting vouchers at Duplin Winery
  •    And a custom wine basket that includes a bottle of select wine from Duplin, wine stopper, bottle opener, Muscadine, Pineapple & Habanero Salsa and crackers that you’ll receive upon arrival.

Grande Guest Room

Escape to our oversized guest room featuring a king bed, two cozy cotton bathrobes, imported cotton bed linens and even a private balcony with beautiful scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The bathroom offers impeccable furnishes such as travertine tile floor and a rain shower head for a relaxing experience during your stay. Our Grande Guest Room is ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway or a relaxing girls getaway!

Wine Tasting

Duplin Winery is known for its sweet muscadine wine offered in a wide variety of flavors. With Marina Inn’s exclusive Duplin Winery Package, you’ll receive 2 vouchers for a 45 min wine tasting at Duplin Winery and wine basket filled with locally sourced goodies. After you enjoy your wine tasting where you’ll learn all about the wine you’re sampling, head to their outdoor patio where you can relax in a rocking chair and continue to sip wine while you listen to live music under their beautiful oak tree.

Spa

Instead of heading out for shopping and sightseeing, take it easy with one of our various luxury spa services! And the best part is … you won’t even have to leave your room to enjoy a little ‘me time’. Our licensed massage therapists are happy to take care of your needs and have a variety of services to choose from. We offer couples massages for a session of quality time with your loved one. We’re sure you’ll be left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  

Shopping

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located in Myrtle Beach and just minutes away from Barefoot Landing. At Barefoot Landing, you’ll find some of the most unique stores with gifts perfect for family back home or even to keep just for yourself.

Dinner at WaterScapes

At the end of a long day filled with good wine and shopping, make plans to dine at our award-winning on-site restaurant WaterScapes. We not only have a new Executive Chef, Chef Robert Astraikis, but he’s recently introduced some brand new mouthwatering dishes we’re sure you’ll love. We offer a wide variety of dishes from Bacon Crusted Diver Scallops to Grilled Filet Mignon. For a romantic sunset dinner, sit outside on our gorgeous patio the feature gorgeous views of the marina.

If you’re ready for a sweet getaway to unwind in Myrtle Beach, click here to book your stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and take advantage of the Duplin Wine Package today!

Shopping Tips for Tax Free Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina is coming up quickly! We are less than a month away from the biggest shopping period to prepare for back to school season. Anyone who has wandered into the mall madness unprepared before understands you always need a well thought out plan. We’ve got the best tips to help you get the most bang for your buck this Tax-Free season!

From August 3rd – August 5th, South Carolina exempts back-to-school items from the 6% sales tax and any local taxes.

 

The main idea of Tax-Free Weekend is to purchase school supplies for when the kids head back to school in the fall. Items considered tax free will include, clothing, shoes, book bags, computers, etc. Basically anything you would need for school. (Some home goods and dorm items are included in the list as well!)  Click here for a full list of what items are included in Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina. 

Begin by mapping out where you want to shop. There are plenty of options for shopping to choose from along the Grand Strand! By planning ahead, you can reduce the stress of shopping for the fall necessities you’re searching for. 

Head out to the mall early! By going early, you’ll beat the crowds and get the best selection of products before they begin flying off the shelves. You’re also likely to get a great parking spot!

Keep an organized list of what items are exempt from the sales tax. You can mark or circle the items that you want to purchase to make it a breeze while shopping. Print out or write down the list of items you can get for the best possible price during the weekend!

Stay organized and stay focused, there are so many ways to make the most of your shopping during one of the busiest retail weekends of the year!

When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all the attractions in Myrtle Beach. Shopping attractions include the Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common, Tanger Outlets, and many more!