South Carolina: Myrtle Beach, The Breakers Resort Family Vacations – Beach, Golf, and a Lazy River.
Located on the edge of the brilliantly blue Atlantic Ocean, the family friendly Breakers Resort complex provides vacationers with access to one of the best spans of beach on the Strand. An ideal family vacation spot the Breakers offers not just sun, sand, sea, and golf but quick access to live entertainment terrific shopping. The Resort:
This beachside resort contains five distinct locations from which to select: Paradise Tower, North Tower, Breakers Seaside, Sailfish Tower and the original Resort Tower. Each has its own personality but all are just footsteps from the sand and the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms:
The variety of room selections provides a solution for almost any family combination. The North Tower features one to three room suites, while the Resort Tower has oversized standard rooms with extra long beds as well as mini refrigerators and either microwaves or efficiency kitchens. The Paradise Tower has units configured to provide more space for guests. The two-room studio contains two queen beds as well as a sofa sleeper, microwave and mini fridge and two TVs. The four-room deluxe suite has a double balcony, four TVs, full kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, six queen-sized beds, two bathrooms, and an in-suite Jacuzzi. Breakers Seaside, the boutique tower, boasts oceanfront and ocean view suites and a three-room royal suite. Sailfish Tower offers one and two bedroom oceanfront suites. Activities:
Relaxation and convenience go hand-in-hand from the beach and the pool, to easy parking and trolley service laying all of Myrtle Beach at family’s fingertips. Guests may enjoy the complimentary children's activity program "The Breakers Resort Kidz" conducted during the busiest vacation times. The organized children's activities (Mon-Fri) include I-Spy games, hula hoop competitions, arts and crafts, pool games, tie-dye, treasure hunts and lots more.
The resort also offers guests the use of whirlpools, enclosed for winter months, an indoor pool, and sauna. There is an exercise room and game room when the sun and fun becomes too much. The beach is lovely and there is a protected pathway behind the first set of dunes that allows guests to walk along the beach with ease, avoiding sunbathers and Frisbee games yet oblivious to the traffic on Beach Blvd. The outdoor pools are private and protected. Bonus points:
Under the Paradise Tower there is a 418' lazy river that meanders both inside and out. There are hot tubs for the sedentary and buckets that dump water on those tubing the course of the lazy river channel. Need to know:
At the top of the center building there is a lounge with nightly entertainment and across the street on the first level is Papa’s Restaurant and Starbucks. Discovery:
Just park your car and forget it. We learned during our stay that Myrtle Beach has a wonderful trolley service. Much like Galveston or Pigeon Forge, the beach trolleys use reserved lanes and provide connections to the most popular spots within the destination. It is in full swing each summer, providing visitors with flexibility and easing stress. Here’s the deal:
From the end of May through the end of August, families arriving on a Sunday or Monday and staying a minimum of three nights can save up to 25% on the price of their rooms. All Breakers packages are based on availability, all packages promotions are not subject to additional discounts, and rates are subject to change.) Location on the planet:
The Breakers Resort Oceanfront at 21st and 27th Ave. N. in the heart of Myrtle Beach and right on the beach. Toll-free 1-800-952-4507, (843) 444-4444 or www.breakers.com