Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacation with Us

Did you know that 56% of Americans fail to take all of their vacation days? Don't be one of the statistics. We've found some great reasons you should vacation with us, straight from the experts.

  • Reader's Digest ranks Myrtle Beach as one of the top 40 places that will "float your boat."

  • "Myrtle Beach is called Golftown, U.S.A. because it's probably the No. 1 golf desitnation in the world with over 100 public courses."

  • Professional mini-golfer, Bobby Ward, compares two of Myrtle Beach's mini-golf courses (Hawaiian Rubble and Hawaiian Caverns) to the Daytona International Speedway, Fenway Park and Lambeau Field of the mini-golf world.

  • The Travel Channel lists Myrtle Beach as one of the Best Beaches. "Myrtle Beach is the East Coast's ultimate vacation hub."

  • Myrtle Beach is ranked by Reader's Digest as one of the Best Seaside Strolls and a "top family getaway."
Whether you are looking for a great beach, world-class golfing or mini-golfing, or just a family-friendly environment, the experts agree -- the Myrtle Beach area is the place to vacation.

Check out the full articles below:
"Wish You Were Here?" Reader's Digest, June 2009
"A mini-golf champ shares his favorite courses."
Travel Channel's Best Beaches
Best Seaside Strolls

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tie-Dye Wednesdays

Wednesday is probably my favorite day at the resort. From 11:30 - 1:00 pm every Wednesday afternoon I get to help at the Tie-Dye T-Shirts activity. Each week we tie-dye about 50 shirts for guests of all ages. After choosing their shirt, our guests decide on the type of tie-dye design they want--swirls, stripes, or a bullseye (diagonal stripes are my favorite). A few "precise" folds or twirls of the shirt, some strategically placed rubberbands, and they are on their way to the tie-dye table to choose from the rainbow of colors. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, teal--so many possibilities. After dunking and squirting the dye into the mass of t-shirt, the moment of unveiling is my favorite part. I am still amazed that somehow the folding and dipping creates these mind-boggling designs. Stop by the Activity Center on a Wednesday afternoon and you can see the bright designs drying on the fence, our own little museum from the sixties, or see the shirts styled by the guests who wear them to the fish fry that night. Better yet, join in on the fun and let me help you create your own tie-dye masterpiece.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blogs, Tweets, and Fans

My task this summer: find new ways to stay in touch with our guests and generate dialogue that we can use to improve the resort.

To Do List:

Create blog. Check.

Create a Facebook page. Check.

Create a Twitter account. Check.

Now all that's left is to spread the word. Like the new blog? Let your friends and family know. Are you one of the millions linked on Facebook? Become a fan of Plantation Resort! Do you want to be kept up to date with the happenings at the resort? Follow us on Twitter! Do you want to be the first to know about deals/specials we are offering at Plantation Resort? Just keep an eye on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter, where we will be posting exclusive offers to make it cheaper and easier for you to join us here in Surfside Beach at Plantation Resort.