Hotel at a Glance: The Caravelle Resort
The Caravelle Resort has been a Myrtle Beach landmark since 1960. Located on the oceanfront Golden Mile, this family-friendly resort has a sprawling sun deck, plenty of dining options, and immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Complete makeover: All guest rooms and suites recently underwent a complete renovation that includes brand new floors and furnishings, an updated kitchen, and modern wall coverings, draperies, and bedding.
- Water lover’s paradise: The resort is famous for its one-block poolscape with full-sized and kiddie lazy rivers, a giant hot tub, and Wild Water Pool, complete with dump buckets, spray fountains.
- Breakfast and seasonal dinner buffets are available at Santa Maria Restaurant. There’s also a seasonal ice-cream and sandwich shop and a pool grill on the property.
- Hot tip: The onsite golf department can book you a tee time at any of the nearly 100 golf courses in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk’s hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 2,000 sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.