Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kiss the Cook! Hot Breakfast Served with Love at Plantation Resort

For the past four years, Ms. Sandra has whipped up breakfast at Plantation Resort in Surfside Beach. Five mornings a week, she fries the bacon and sausage, scrambles the eggs and prepares the fluffiest pancakes on the Grand Strand. The most popular dish, you ask? Ms. Sandra’s signature “Dirty Eggs” is her favorite to make and our favorite to eat. This ingenious concoction combines scrambled eggs, perfectly-cooked hash browns, savory sausage and bacon, sweet onions, sizzling green peppers, and melted cheese in a delicious dish, bringing guests back for more than just seconds without shame.

Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Ms. Sandra knows this coastline like the back of her hand. In addition to raising two fine children and now enjoying two wonderful grandchildren, Sandra made a career for herself in the restaurant and hospitality business alongside the love of her life, her late husband Jack. For 35 years, Sandra has been doing what she loves best. “My favorite part about cooking is putting smiles on the faces of family and friends. And everyone around here is family and friends,” she says with her sweet southern accent. She talks about food, life and her beloved grand kids while she cooks and moves back and forth between the stove top, grill and countertop in her kitchen, and we love listening to the stories she tells. Ms. Sandra’s bright view on life and its lessons, lulls you into feeling that you're right at home like a long time friend or part of the family.

Plantation Resort’s breakfast begins on President’s Day - Monday, February 21st.  You and your family can start your morning off right by enjoying some of Ms. Sandra’s delicious fixins' in the Activity Center for only $5.88 per person ($6.50 with tax) Monday through Friday 8am to 10am.

As Ms. Sandra says, “The South knows how to cook and knows how to eat. My grandmother always told me breakfast was the most important meal of the day.” Wake up to breakfast at Plantation Resort and enjoy some true southern hospitality by saying good morning to Ms. Sandra!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Myrtle Beach Marathon Weekend February 17th -19th!

Since 1998, the BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon has assisted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina and the Horry County Chapter of the American Red Cross with raising almost $3 million in charitable contributions! The Myrtle Beach Marathon and its weekend of events include the Myrtle Beach BI-LO Marathon, Dasani Half Marathon, RBC Bank 5K and Ripley’s One Mile Family Fun Run and the House of Blues Post Race Party.

Several Planation Resort staff members will be participating in the races and events! Hope to see you there!

The following is a listing of the Marathon Weekend Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
     Spirit Airlines Runner's Expo
           Start Time:  5:00pm              
           End Time:   9:00pm
           At the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
     Spirit Airlines Runner's Expo
          Start Time:  11:00am
          End Time:     9:00pm
          At the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

     Ripley's Aquarium Family Fun Run, Ripley's Aquarium
          Start Time:  5:30pm
          End Time:   6:00pm
          Will start/end outside Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

     Ripley's Junior Post Race Party, Ripley's Aquarium
          Start Time:  6:00pm
          End Time:   8:00pm
     RBC Bank 5K
          Start Time:  7:00pm
          End Time:   8:00pm
          Will start on the 29th Ave N side of Broadway at the Beach.         
          Awards following the race at the Finish Line.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011             
     National Anthem, 6:15am

     BI-LO Marathon
          Start Time:  6:30am (6:25am for Wheelchair and Crankchair)
          End Time:   2:30pm
          Will start just N. of intersection of Grissom Prkwy and 21st Ave. N.
          The Finish Line will be in the parking lot of BB&T Coastal Field.
          Awards following the race at the Finish Line.

     Dasani Half Marathon
          Start Time:   6:30am
          End Time:  10:30am
          Will start just North of intersection of Grissom Pkwy & 21st Ave. N.
          The Finish Line will be in the parking lot of BB&T Coastal Field.
          Awards following the race at the Finish Line.

     House of Blues Post Race Party
          Start Time:  5:00pm
          End Time:   7:00pm
          Free to all registered participants of any event and all volunteers.
          $20 for guests and non-participants.
          Party is restricted to ages 21 and over.
          Free food, refreshments and entertainment.
          All awards and trophies available for pickup at the Post Race Party.
          For directions go to:

To register as a participant or volunteer for the event, please go to:

Good Luck to all those that are participating!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine’s Day Getaway Date Ideas!

Some Suggestions for a Happy Valentine's Day

Planning a romantic vacation to Plantation Resort for Valentine’s Day with the one you love? Here are some ideas to make this special day a memorable one!  And, since Valentine’s Day is about celebrating all the loves in your life, we’ve also included activities for the whole family to enjoy!

1. Go for a stroll on the beach or a bike ride at one of our local parks!
Projected weather conditions/temperatures for Monday 2/14: Sunny with a Hi 61◦F, Low 39◦F
Bike Rentals available at the Plantation Resort Health and Swim Club: $12.00 per day, $4.00 per hour

     Closest Pier Location:
     Surfside Beach/Surfside Pier
     13 North Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
     Head South on Business 17, Turn onto Surfside Drive to Surfside Pier.

     State Parks - Get your Free Pass at the Front Desk!
     Myrtle Beach State Park
     Hours: December through February – 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
     Huntington Beach State Park
     Hours: Monday, Valentine’s Day— 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

2. Go out for a romantic dinner!
     Some of the staff’s favorite restaurants:
     Garden City:
     GulfStream Cafe
     The Venetian Italian Grill
     Murrells Inlet:
     Drunken Jack's
     Flo’s Place
     Old World Italian Restaurant
     Myrtle Beach:
     Black Thai
     The Melting Pot
     Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

     Pawley’s Island:
     Bistro 217
     Island Cafe
     Surfside Beach:
     California Dreaming
     Crystalite Cafe    
     El Cerro Grande

3. Enjoy a local show!
Receive a discount by purchasing tickets at Plantation Resort’s Front Desk

     Local Attractions/Shows:
     Medieval Times
     • Show starts 6:00 pm
     • Adults: $45.00, Children 3-12: $29.00, Children 3 and under are free
     • Includes a four-course feast
     • Valentine’s Day Package available to upgrade your reservation upon arrival
     Carolina Opry
     • Show starts 8:00 pm
     • Adults $49.95-$33.00, Children 3-16: $19.00
     Alabama Theater
     • Show starts 7:30 pm
     • Adults: $44.50 - $32.50, Children 16 and Under: $17.95

     Palace Theatre
     • Show season begins Tuesday, February 15th—Perfect for Valentine’s Week!

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Remember to ask the Front Desk for directions, tickets or any further assistance!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spoleto Festival in Nearby Charleston! May 27th to June12th

From May 27th to June 12th this year, Spoleto Festival USA will fill Charleston, South Carolina’s historic churches, theaters and outdoor venues with unique dance, opera, theater, symphonic, choral, and jazz performances.

Spoleto Festival USA, now in its 35th season, is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival— and it’s all only a short 90-minute drive from Plantation Resort in picturesque Charleston, South Carolina! Because of the city’s reputation as one with an impressive array of preserved historical architecture, distinctively charming venues and stunning natural beauty, the Spoleto Festival has made Charleston its home as the perfect setting for its high caliber artistic performances.

If you and your family are planning a Plantation Resort vacation for the dates above and are interested in making this wonderful event a part of your vacation, please consider the information below!

The following is a list of events for the 2011 Season (by genre):

Opera: The Magic Flute; The Medium; Émilie
Theater: The Cripple of Inishmaan; The Red Shoe, County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle; East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House
Dance: Khmeropedies I & II; Corella Ballet; Shen Wei Dance Arts; Cedric Andrieux
Music: Bank of America Chamber Music; Comparison Is Violence; Music in Time; Intermezzi; Festival Concert; 13 Most Beautiful;
Sarah Jarosz; Westminster Choir Concerts; Bela Fleck and the Original Fleckton; Choral/Orchestral Concert; Del McCoury Band
Jazz: Karrin Allyson; Ketil Bjornstad; Toninho Ferragutti; Dianne Reeves;
Willy Gonzalez & Micaela Vita; Danilo Rea; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Musical Theater: The Gospel at Colonus
Contemporary Circus: Australia’s Circa
Special Events: Spoleto Auction; Opening Night Fete
Visual Arts: Paolo Venture: Winter Stories
Artist Talks: “Conversations with”; “Spoleto at the Avery”

To review shows/dates and purchase tickets online for this season’s performances, please go to:
To contact the Box Office by phone, please call: 1-843-579-3100.

Hope to see you soon at Plantation Resort and Spoleto Festival USA!