Do you want to know who the friendliest resort on the beach is? Grab your favorite poolside drink and check out this post! In the first installment of my new Stay, Eat, Play series we were given the opportunity to stay as guests at Captain’s Quarters Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was the best family vacation we’ve ever taken!
The resort is located within a 10 – 15 minute drive from major attractions in Myrtle Beach. If you just want to hang out on the property there is plenty to keep you relaxed and entertained – especially if you have kids. We absolutely loved our welcome gifts from Vacation Myrtle Beach and Visit Myrtle Beach and our son really liked the balloons too.
First, let’s start with the rooms. We were given the Angle Oceanfront Suite, our home away from home.
It has a double bed with a flat screen TV in the bedroom.
A king bed in another room with a separate living room. There is also a flat-screen TV in the living room and the sofa has a pullout bed, converting it into a double sleeper sofa. So if you need extra space to accommodate a few more people you could sleep at least up to 6 (which is the maximum occupancy – no more than 4 adults though).
The suite also has a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, cookware, dinnerware, toaster and coffeemaker. No need to bring coffee and dish soap because that is provided for you as well in a suite. We packed our own because we weren’t sure if it would be included or not – we were glad to see it was.
There is also a dining table with chairs. The bathroom has a double sink, a shower, bath tub and a toilet of course! Linens and towels are included and daily housekeeping service will provide you with clean ones each day of your stay.
Free WiFi is available all over the property – that includes in the privacy of your room. It was very reliable! Free voicemail, a hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board is provided in all of the rooms as well.
The view we had from our suite was amazing! The Angle Oceanfront Suite gives you a 45-degree angle view of the ocean and you can get a full view of the shipwreck lagoon below. We really loved waking up to the sound of the ocean’s waves and watching the sunrise from our private balcony.
I must say, having an oceanfront suite has many photographic perks for taking memorable sunrise and sunset photos! Other on-site amenities offered at the resort are a coin-operated laundry facility, fitness center, free parking and friendly service from the staff!
You will not go hungry at this resort! For a great view of the ocean, make your way up to the 9th floor and grab breakfast at Vista Nine. It is a buffet style restaurant that is only open for breakfast. If you are an early bird like us, breakfast begins at 7a and is packed with plenty of choices to keep your tummy happy.
You can choose from hot foods such as scrambled eggs, potatoes, french toast, bacon, grits, biscuits and the list goes on. There is even a waffle maker which my husband used daily (he loves waffles).
You will also find muffins, bagels, bread for toast, fruits, milk, juice (even tomato juice!) and cereal at their continental breakfast bar. If you’re out at the pool and would like a poolside snack, visit the Tipsy Turtle Pool Bar. It’s a seasonal bar that serves sandwiches, drinks and snacks.
Another dining option is at Level Six Bar in the resort’s bowling alley. You can order wings, pizza, burgers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and pizza.
Loco Gecko is owned by Captain’s Quarters Resort but is located next door instead of on-site. It’s literally just a minute’s walk from the resort’s lobby.
Loco Gecko was our favorite! There were so many different foods to choose from; we wished we could try them all!
If you go to Loco Gecko, check out their special Rocky Mountain Oysters. Now, at first we didn’t think anything of it when we read what type of oysters they were. It was when our server told us that oysters don’t live in the mountains and that Rocky Mountain Oysters are really just….. well, maybe you should visit Loco Gecko to find out!
Shipwreck Lagoon is a favorite amongst the kids! Our son absolutely loved it, not to mention it’s also a pirate theme! There are 15 water features on-site of the property.
Relax in a hot tub, drift in one of their many lazy rivers or go for a swim in one of the indoor or outdoor pools. There is something for everyone! Towels located in the indoor pool area are provided for drying off if you need to. Don’t forget to try out the hammock!
Go to the beach! The resort is conveniently located on the beach so you don’t have to leave the resort to find a beach elsewhere.
Just walk out and paradise is within footsteps away!
Captain Sneaky and his macaw parrots, Tiki and Peek-A-Boo, make appearances throughout the year. We just so happen to visit on a day that he stopped by to hang out with the resort guests! Salty Shark is the mascot for Captain’s Quarters Resort. During peak season, Salty holds a summer activity program for children.
If you need a break from the sun and water, go to the sixth floor to the Level Six Entertainment & Bowling Center. I’m horrible at bowling but we had fun anyway! The staff provided a bumper so our son could bowl too.
The center has over 2,000 square feet of arcade space. You will find all of the arcade classics here!
If you’re interested in visiting attractions, sightseeing or watching a show, the resort is in a prime location so it’s very easy to get to where you want to go. I will have a later post about cool things to see and do in Myrtle Beach.
I know I’ve already said this, but we had the best family vacation ever! Captain’s Quarters Resort became our home and by the end of our stay, it felt like we were leaving family. The front desk staff, housekeeping, maintenance, restaurant servers – everyone were very helpful and always had a smile on their face.
Although we were welcomed as guests at Captain’s Quarters Resort, my opinion is always my own.