Island Vista ranks top in USA Today

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Island Vista Resort has been named among the Top 10 luxury hotels in Myrtle Beach, according to a recent travel ranking.

As one of the few family-owned resorts on the Grand Strand to have earned a AAA Four-Diamond rating, Island Vista certainly deserves the honor. With its motto of “barefoot luxury,” Island Vista offers the best in casual relaxation paired with world-class amenities and accommodations.

A stay at Island Vista is like a stay on a luxury island, as the resort is the only beachfront hotel for a mile in either direction, according to USA Today. This is a rare treat in the otherwise crowded heart of Myrtle Beach, and one that Island Vista guests can take advantage of by feeling like they really can “get away from it all.” The resort is situated in a neighborhood of older beach homes and cabanas, creating a serene and spacious feeling of seclusion.

As for amenities, Island Vista has plenty to recommend.

The pool complex, for example, includes three indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi tubs, the Tiki Hut bar and cafe, poolside wifi, a grassy tanning lawn, oceanfront veranda, oceanfront massage and a kids' area styled in an ancient ruins theme that has a lazy river, tunnel, waterfall and splash area.

As for dining, Island Vista offers the casual elegance of the Cypress Room, serving its famous Southern breakfast in addition to its world-class dinners with a floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean. The award-winning low-country cuisine and family-friendly menu (plus fully stocked wine list and bar) will please everyone. For casual dining, the Tiki Hut offers lunch or dinner poolside, with the option for room delivery as well. And, there's regular live entertainment on the poolside deck.

Island Vista also has regularly scheduled children's activities through its Kids Club. Kids can enjoy fun, supervised activities while parents can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing the whole family is having fun.

Looking for some pampering and me-time? Island Vista's on-site fitness center, recently upgraded, offers a full range of exercise equipment with a beautiful view of the pool and ocean. Luxury massage services are offered in your suite, or in an oceanfront cabana for the ultimate in relaxation.

And when it comes to accommodations, Island Vista's luxury rooms and suites can't be beat.

No doubt about it, Island Vista deserves this spot among the Top 10 luxury resorts in Myrtle Beach.

(posted 7/14/14)