Imagine a Grand Strand vacation filled with four-diamond accommodations, excellent fine dining, a full-service spa and an award-winning swim-up bar. Now imagine enjoying all these things and more at one location – North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach.
There’s no imagining required at this magical resort, although it does have a too-good-to-be-true feel. As you cross over the causeway and see the twin towers high above the 60-acre oceanfront property, you realize you have arrived someplace special. Situated on an island separated from the mainland by tidal creeks, North Beach Plantation keeps the pleasant surprises coming once you get over your breathe-taking arrival.
It all starts with the first-class accommodations, which range from condo-style units in the 18-story towers to beach cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. A three-time recipient of AAA's exclusive Four Diamond rating, North Beach Plantation offers luxury accommodations with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, fully equipped kitchens, modern fixtures and furnishings. Houses, condos and cottages feature a mixture of features, including patio decks with hot tubs, barbecue grills and hammocks.
The state-of-the-art amenities make it tempting to spend your entire vacation on the North Beach Plantation property. The Caribbean-themed oceanfront deck has more than a dozen pools with different features, including hot tubs, waterfall-fed pools and a lazy river. The most popular option is the swim-up bar, which was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in a recent survey by TripAdvisor.com. Sit at the bar and mingle with fellow guests over frozen drinks, or gather with your group at an underwater booth for a light lunch.
North Beach Plantation guests have multiple dining options at the Seaside Café, BLU, and the Poolside Bar & Grille. For a more formal meal, North Beach boasts one of the Grand Strand’s premiere restaurants in 21 Main. Specializing in house-aged prime cuts of beef and fresh local seafood, 21 Main serves the best surf-and-turf combinations in town, along with some award-winning dishes in an upscale environment for an excellent dining experience.
North Beach Plantation guests also have access to the state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot fitness center for a great place to work out during your stay, and The Cinzia Spa offers a full range of massage therapy and ritual treatments, not to mention a romantic full-body massage for two. North Beach also hosts beautiful oceanfront wedding ceremonies on the premises and can handle every detail of planning your perfect day, from catering to cakes to flowers and chairs.
For weddings and other special occasions, North Beach Plantation offers the most luxurious penthouse on the entire Grand Strand. Featuring seven bedrooms with their own private baths, this two-story, 3,000-square-foot centerpiece rests between the towers and offers a spectacular view of the ocean from the wall-to-wall windows. Elegantly decorated and outfitted with top-of-the-line furnishings, this penthouse is popular for guests celebrating weddings, anniversaries, family reunions and other functions.
With so much to see and do on the premises, you will be tempted to spend your entire stay relaxing in the lap of luxury at North Beach Plantation. But for those looking to explore all that the Grand Strand has to offer, North Beach is conveniently located to some of the top attractions, dining, shopping and golf on the Myrtle Beach area. Barefoot Resort is within walking distance so guests can catch a show at the House of Blues or Alabama Theatre, dine at Greg Norman's Australian Grill or Umberto's, shop at dozens of outlets and play four different courses at the Barefoot Golf Resort within one mile of North Beach Plantation.
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