Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Surfing Lesson Experience

As I balanced on a surfboard waiting for my turn to try and ride a wave my mind thought back over the events of the day...

Meeting at the outdoor pool, the shuttle bus ride out to the beach, getting to know the others that would be in my surfing class for the day, picking a board and practicing everything on the beach that I'd need to know in the water had all lead up to this moment. I had already tried to ride a few waves, mostly ending in disaster and a mouth full of seawater, but I felt good about this one. I could taste the salt in the air and the feel the breeze pushing me forward. This was my wave, or so said my instructor.

An instructor that was a few yards away with a group of three yelled out, “Party wave! Everyone gets up!” Watching as the wave got closer I knew that this time I was ready for it. As the wave began to swell my instructor pushed the back of my board into it. Having been told enough times before this wave when to try and stand I knew the feeling I was looking for now, and I found it. Jumping up I found my feet. For a few moments I stood on that board and knew I had done it. I had surfed for the first time!

As I paddled back out into the water, I looked up and down our little piece of beach and saw my classmates getting ready for the next wave. As I watched them I knew this was the best morning on the beach I had ever had.
Come "hang ten" with us!  Lessons offered through Plantation Resort all during the summer.  Boards and transportation to and from the beach are included.  Groups are limited, advanced reservations strongly encouraged.  Contact us by calling 1-800-845-5039 to reserve your board and your chance to catch a wave!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Largest Ferris Wheel in the Eastern US is Coming to Myrtle Beach!

With the warmth of the sun caressing your cheek and the smell of saltwater filling the air, you step into your SkyWheel carriage and prepare for the journey up, up and away into the brilliant blue sky. You instinctively seek the hand of a parent, sibling, best friend or sweetheart as you rise and fall over the beach’s golden sand. The scenic view of the sun sparkling on the water invites a smile upon your face as you notice a school of playful dolphins skipping through the waves in the seemingly endless horizon. The joyful memory of this experience will stay with you forever. Take it all in.

Myrtle Beach's boardwalk is welcoming a brand new Ferris wheel attraction - the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. For several weeks, construction crews have been hard at work to meet its scheduled May 2011 grand opening, aligned with the opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Land Shark Bar and Grill. This Swiss-designed and -manufactured structure, will stand 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. The SkyWheel will not only be the largest wheel of any kind east of the Mississippi River, but it will also be the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States and only the second in North America. During rides that will last ten to twelve minutes, up to six passengers ride in one of 42 climate-controlled, enclosed gondolas with non-reflective glass coverings to ensure the best possible photos and videos of the beautiful panoramic views. One designated VIP carriage will even have a glass floor and leather bucket seating for an even more enhanced experience! In addition, the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is equipped with a state-of-the-art computer-generated lighting system that features more than one million LED lights. With several magical light shows taking place every evening after sunset, it is sure to be an unforgettable sight and experience for you and the entire family.

Because the views from the SkyWheel promise to be unlike any that you’ve ever seen at the beach, be sure to schedule a ride during your family’s next vacation to Myrtle Beach!

For pictures of the construction process, visit the fan page at:

To view a video of the beginnings of the construction project, check out:

A rendering of what the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will look like when constructed.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Plantation Resort is Offering even more Golf Options at Fantastic Prices!!!

Golf is in full swing at Myrtle Beach and we have been working diligently to bring you great golf at exceptional values! 

7 Courses to choose from starting at $25 including cart!

For over 4 years we have developed a close relationship with Indigo Creek and Island Green where we hope you’ve had the chance to play these beautiful courses.

In our quest to bring you even more exciting golf venues, we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with the Signature Golf Group in 2011! This relationship gives us the ability to offer you six spectacular courses at a steal of a deal. In addition to Indigo Creek and Island Green, the Conway Country Club, Azalea Sands and River Oaks courses have been added.

We’ve also partnered with Tupelo Bay for those looking to play on an executive course or at night. Play 18 holes at any of these courses for the special rate of $25 a round plus tax; and yes, this even includes a cart!

For those of you who seek an extra challenge, we now offer John Daly’s signature courses at Wicked Stick for the incredible rate of $35 a round from February – May and from September – November and $25 a round from December – January and June – August.

Guests of owners also receive these special rates, so feel free to have them join you. To get that perfect tee time, call (843) 361-3033 and for Tupelo Bay Tee times, call (843) 215-7888 two weeks prior to when you’d like to play.
For those looking for expert advice, please join us for a complimentary golf clinic hosted by a Tupelo Bay golf pro every Monday at 6 pm all year round. Please reserve a day ahead by calling (843) 913-5000, ext. 5290 so we are sure to save a spot for you.

From the weekend warrior to the expert, we are pleased to offer courses for everyone. Don’t miss out on the beauty these courses offer and the good times you’ll have. So, dust off your clubs and get ready for a great golf season with some of the best rates found on the Beach! Happy Golfing!

(Source: Plantation Resort Winter 2010 Newsletter)