This Valentine’s Day, Wow Your Sweetheart With a Grand Strand Getaway

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When couples are seeking a romantic retreat, few locations can rival the coast. After all, it’s hard to image stronger contributors to an amorous atmosphere than the soothing sounds of breaking waves, the soft feel of sand between your toes and the beauty of the ocean’s blue waters. Further, few beach destinations can come close to offering the broad range of activities and accommodations available along the Grand Strand. So, with these factors in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Myrtle Beach area stands tall among potential Valentine’s Day destinations.

If you’re looking to wow your special someone with an impossible-to-forget Valentine’s weekend retreat, consider these top ways to spark some romance with a trip to The Cottages at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach:

Luxurious Seclusion: Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle on a 7.5-acre “island” located between the Atlantic Ocean and White Point Swash, The Cottages at North Beach Plantation provide the perfect balance between peaceful surroundings and easy access to all the modern conveniences and attractions that the Grand Strand has to offer. Further, the resort’s luxurious beach cottages offer all the comforts of home in sizes and styles ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom homes, with an array of on-site amenities offered such as private pools, grills and more. As a bonus, guests in the cottages get full access to the wide-ranging amenities at North Beach Plantation, including an oceanfront poolscape with oversized hot tubs, a lazy river and a private boardwalk to the beach.

Romantic Views: Speaking of the beach, the resort’s stretch of coastline offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and is the perfect spot for a romantic sunrise stroll along the shoreline. When the afternoon rolls around, it’s also a splendid spot to set up an umbrella and a couple beach chairs, then while away the hours lounging and soaking up a slice of paradise, all to the soundtrack of breaking waves and squawking seagulls.

Elegant Eats: When hunger sets in, you and your special someone won’t have to venture far for a romantic meal at North Beach Plantation’s on-site 21 Main Prime Steakhouse, a repeat winner of local cuisine contests. Served in an upscale setting, the menu here features an array of USDA Prime and specialty cuts of meat and fresh seafood, along with a long list of grilled, surf & turf, and raw bar options. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to favorites like the Carolina Crab Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller, 21 Main Scallops, 
Certified Angus Filet Mignon and more.

Wine Wind-Down: Located in front of the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot – and just inland from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation – Duplin Winery produces America’s favorite muscadine wine, along with a full line of award-winning, Carolina-produced reds, whites, sparkling wines, blushes, specialty wines and more. Valentine’s visitors can taste vino samples (up to 10 for just $10), observe the wine-bottling process and shop in the winery’s retail store, which sells wine accessories, gourmet food items and more.

Spa Pampering: To really take your retreat’s relaxation factor to a higher level, treat yourself and your Valentine to a couple’s massage at North Beach Plantation’s on-site Cinzia Spa. Additional ways to spoil yourselves here include facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and a long list of other massage types.

After each day spent exploring the Grand Strand together, head back to your luxurious accommodations and wide-ranging amenities at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to rest up for another exciting adventure in the Myrtle Beach area. Book your Valentine's retreat today – and get ready to make some lasting memories on the Carolina coast with your one and only!