The Myrtle Beach area has received numerous awards proclaiming it America's best “family beach,” but that title means more than a one-week retreat for the parents and children. The Grand Strand is a great destination for extended families to reunite and reconnect.
And there's no better place to host a more uniquely relaxing and entertaining family reunion than The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. Offering a wide selection of luxury cottages of varying styles, sizes and floor plans, North Beach provides the perfect setting for families to stay together and play together on the 60-acre seaside resort.
The Cottages of North Beach feature two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts with an equivalent number of baths and additional living space that can accommodate up to 12. Families of varying sizes can spend quality time under the same roof with plenty of space for privacy, and larger families can reserve cottages in the same neighborhood.
That's right; North Beach is so spacious and well designed that there are neighborhoods within the resort that offer different experiences for different tastes. The Exchange has a mix of townhomes, carriage houses and villas, while the Olde Mill and Ratoon sections features cottages that exude Southern charm and offer the comforts of home.
All cottages feature modern furnishings and fixtures, including full kitchens for cooking that family reunion picnic feast and hosting a house full of hungry relatives. Patio decks with gas grills and outdoor furniture provide the perfect place for the family to gather and catch up on old times, and some units even have a backyard pool.
Imagine distant relatives spread out all over the country who rarely see one another coming together at the ultimate vacation destination and within the Grand Strand's finest resort. North Beach Plantation is a multi-year recipient of AAA's exclusive Four-Diamond Award, and guests have full access to the resort's first-class amenities.
Hold a family reunion social hour at the 2 1/2-acre oceanfront pool deck and its award-winning aquatic facilities. The adults can chat over drinks at the swim-up bar, which was ranked the best in the nation by Trip Advisor, while the children splash and play in the ocean or the more than one dozen pools, lazy rivers and other water facilities.
Perhaps the boys can slip out for a round of golf, which North Beach's experienced golf staff can help reserve your tee times, while the girls enjoy a relaxing day at the on-site Cinzia Spa. Offering a broad array of massages, ritual therapies, salon services and exercises classes, the Cinzia Spa is a great place to unwind and enjoy your vacation experience.
For a formal family feast, enjoy dinner at the award-winning 21 Main restaurant, which specializes in prime, dry-aged beef and creative sushi options. Nothing makes a family gathering at the beach complete like a surf-and-turf combo, and an extensive wine list and delicious dessert cart make 21 Main one of the top fine dining facilities on the Strand.
For active families looking to explore all the great things the Grand Strand has to offer, you’ve found the right place. North Beach is a short walk away from Barefoot Landing, a popular entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife district. Catch a show at the House of Blues or Alabama Theatre, enjoy seafood at the Flying Fish Public Market & Grill or Greg Norman’s Australian Grill, and shop till you drop at the many stores along the boardwalk.
Barefoot Golf Resort is just across the Intracoastal Waterway and offers four highly-rated championship courses to choose from. North Beach’s location between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach makes it convenient to all the major attractions, restaurants, shopping centers, nightlife and all the fun things for families on the Grand Strand.