Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Continuing Improvements at Plantation Resort

If you haven't been back to Plantation Resort lately, we know you'll be pleasantly surprised. One comment from an owner who hadn't been back for many years summed it up best by saying, "Wow!  You've been busy!" 

We've kept you updated as we undertook a multi-year re-landscaping project in front of the buildings, in between parking lots and along the roadside on Double Eagle Drive. We've replaced the older, overgrown landscaping  with lush grasses, blooming flowers and our signature palmetto trees - creating the allure of a tropical paradise for your vacation destination.  As 2011 comes to a close, we are pleased to announce that this project will be completed with the re-landscaping of buildings 210 and 218.

 Now, the old bushes and trees have been replaced with the perfect balance of palm trees and foliage. We’re excited to show off our new renovations, and we hope you agree with us – it has been well worth the effort!

But the renovations don’t stop there.   With the inclusion of building 214’s new vinyl siding, another multi-year project comes to an exciting close. New vinyl siding on all the buildings saves money on maintenance (e.g. painting, replacing wood, etc); improves the gutter systems, which are replaced during the process; and increases the over-all appearance of buildings.

At the outdoor pool, we’ve “gone green” while increasing the efficiency of our pool systems. Our new, environmentally-friendly filtration system makes it easier for us to keep the water clean, uses less energy and reduces the amount of pool chemicals. Right across the street at the Lazy River, we've installed computerized pool pumps. This newly installed system allows us to reduce the amount of electricity by two-thirds.

With these improvements, we are truly doing our best to make Plantation Resort your "home away from home."  Please come and enjoy these improvements as we continually strive to make your vacation experience even better!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Premier Owner and Guest Weekend Getaway

Are you thinking about joining us for a weekend getaway? My name is Ashley, an employee at the resort, and I was lucky enough to join Plantation Resort’s very first Owner and Guest Weekend Getaway in September.  It was definitely a weekend to remember where you'll get to experience Plantation Resort like never before!

Because the stay was over a weekend, it meant the trip was short enough to leave the kids at home and time off work wasn’t an issue. In other words, this was a perfect opportunity for couples to have a fun, romantic weekend, and to see all the exciting changes that have taken place at Plantation Resort.  Even better, owners were able to invite their friends along with them to join in the experience.

The weekend opened with a wine and cheese mixer for all Plantation Resort VIP owners and their friends. As John Robinson, owner and participant, reported, “It was really wonderful getting together with other owners and just having fun.”

A fabulous dinner at Damon’s Oceanfront Grill followed the mixer, then on to the Landshark – a Jimmy Buffett bar and grill – for drinks and a ride on the newest Myrtle Beach attraction, the Sky Wheel.  This Ferris wheel-inspired ride is bigger - an impressive 200 feet high offering spectacular views of the coastline, safer and more fun than your typical state fair voyage. In fact, Myrtle Beach is home to the only Sky Wheel in the United States – a definite must see!

On Saturday morning, VIPs were treated to Plantation Resort’s buffet breakfast served poolside at the outdoor pool followed by a relaxing tour and review of the Resort and all it now offers. Saturday night the fun continued with an exciting excursion on the Aquasino Sun Cruz Casino cruise line! The VIPs and I  boarded the impressive 220 ft. liner just as the sun was sinking below the stunningly beautiful waterway before making our way to the ocean. The cruise ship provided an impressive dinner buffet including all you can eat chicken, prime rib, shrimp stir-fry and delicious cake for dessert. It also boasts three levels of gaming fun and live entertainment on the upper deck. One of our owners won big on the slots. She told us, “Even if we didn’t win anything we still would have had a great time…but we won!”

Sunday morning, the event concluded with a continental breakfast and VIP late check-out: an opportunity to sleep in and enjoy breakfast again poolside.

So what are you waiting for?  Another event is being planned now and Plantation Resort can’t wait to give back to our VIP owners. Come on down and let us take you out for the weekend…Carolina style! 

Contact us today at 888-210-1241 to attend a future VIP owner and referral weekend event.  Invite your friends, call the sitter, pack the suitcase and leave all the planning to us! 

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!

It's official...the Zumba Craze has hit Plantation Resort!
Complimentary classes are now being taught every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the aerobics room at the indoor pool.

Skye Robbins with her class on Wednesday

Zumba is an exhilarating exercise experience that almost makes you forget you’re working out. Once you start moving your hips to the cha cha, salsa, reggaeton, rumba and samba, you’ll feel like you’ve joined a party, not a fitness class. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience and it’s absolutely free to all our guests and owners!

This new dance-inspired workout fuses energetic Latin beats with easy-to-follow dance moves that combine for a unique, one-of-a-kind fitness routine.  This one hour class features interval strength training with a mix of rhythms, along with resistance training to tone and sculpt the body – all flavored with a Latin twist.

Zumba is definitely infectious. I loved the energy, music and easiness of the dance moves. At first, I’ll admit I was a little nervous. Sometimes my hips just don’t move the way they should. But the teacher instantly made me feel at ease, and the dance moves were repeated often enough for me to catch on. Before long, I felt comfortable enough to add my own style to the routine. The hour passed faster than I had anticipated. I can’t wait to go again…and again!

The internationally popular Zumba is nothing short of revolutionary. It’s spreading like wildfire, and it’s one of the most influential new fitness programs worldwide. Zumba enthusiasts claim an astonishing 10 million participants every week.

So make sure to bring your family and friends along with you to join the Zumba fitness party at Plantation Resort!

Want to find out more about the health benefits of Zumba? Ditch the workout, join the party.