Friday, May 31, 2013

Creating Ahhhh ha Moments

Here at Plantation Resort we're always trying to make your vacation more relaxing.  That's why we offer so many relaxing massage options at our Mother Earth Day Spa.  So check out our variety of available massages and let us help you create the perfect spa day for your vacation escape. 

Relax in the Chair

Chair Massage at the Outdoor Pool
Close your eyes…now open them because I want you to read this (in the most soothing voice you can imagine), but imagine the warmth of the sun heating your skin as expert hands work out the kinks in your neck and shoulders.  You can feel just that at our new poolside massage!  Starting this summer, this experience can be yours during any weekend between 2-4 pm (ask about extended summer hours) with a short walk over to the outdoor pool at Plantation Resort.  And at only a dollar per minute, you can enjoy this magical feeling for as long as you like!

Head Indoors
Maybe you prefer the privacy of an indoor spa facility.  In that case, stop by Mother Earth Day Spa at the health and swim club to let our talented massage therapists work out that tension you’ve been saving before your vacation.  If you need to sneak in a quick massage before chasing kids around at the beach, we offer a short 30 minute full body massage as well as a 15 minute chair massage focusing on the neck and shoulders.  But if you just want/need more than that we also offer 1 hour and 1 ½ massages.  With a massage that long, maybe you want to share the experience with you loved one.  With our couple's massage, you can be together while our experts take care of you.  Whatever you’ve got time for, we’ve got time for you.  We feel confident that you will find our spa options well worth the money you might spend somewhere else, but at a much lower price than most other places around.

Face the Facial

With so much sun, sand and fun, your face can take quite a beating at the beach, so after a long day of playing on the Strand, head over and try out the spa facial.  You can get your pores cleaned with extractions and other facial amenities.  Our experts steam, scrub and moisturize your face in a soothing experience that will uncover the beautiful you.

Step into Reflexology

Did you know that your foot has about 7,200 nerve endings?  No wonder it feels so good to receive a reflexology massage.  Those nerve endings impact the overall health of your entire body.  Each organ and section of your body corresponds to different parts of your feet and by massaging those areas, you can give relief to many kinds of ailments.  Our experts know the right spots on your feet to soothe just about any part of your body and increase circulation.  Nobody wants to deal with depression, allergies and headaches on their holiday so try out reflexology to get your vacation going in the right direction. 

Wanting something more, we’ve got lots of exciting choices.  Try the hot stone massage (very popular in the winter), Reiki, or even pregnancy massages to help out our expectant mothers.  Check out the options for the Mother Earth Day Spa below or in the welcome magazine that you received upon check-in.
Reservations go quickly so let us help you set up your ideal spa experience today by calling 1-800-845-5039.  Let us know your favorite massage option!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Myrtle Beach makes TripAdvisor's Top 25 U.S. Destinations!

Travelers' Choice

We all know that Myrtle Beach is one of the world's finest vacation destinations and now TripAdvisor has officially recognized it too!
Myrtle Beach made the TripAdvisor list of Top 25 Travelers Choice U.S. Destinations for the first time this year, coming in at #21.  Two cities in South Carolina made the list with Charleston, our nearby neighbor to the South, landing at #15.
New York City topped the list, followed by San Francisco; Chicago; Las Vegas and Orlando with Houston at the end of the list at #25.

Yearly rankings are tallied based on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor users, including destination popularity and the places that receive the highest ratings by visitors.
“Based on insights from millions of travelers from around the world, the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards help identify the most highly rated and loved vacation spots,” Barbara Messing, TripAdvisor’s chief marketing officer, said in a news release.
TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:
1. New York City, New York
2. San Francisco, California
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Orlando, Florida
6. Washington, D.C.
7. Boston, Massachusetts
8. Los Angeles, California
9. Honolulu, Hawaii
10. New Orleans, Louisiana
11. Seattle, Washington
12. Miami, Florida
13. Sedona, Arizona
14. Savannah, Georgia
15. Charleston, South Carolina
16. Napa, California
17. San Antonio, Texas
18. Lahaina, Hawaii
19. Portland, Oregon
20. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
23. Palm Springs, California
24. Naples, Florida
25. Houston, Texas
source: Dawn Bryant
Screenshot from TripAdvisor's Website
Come visit and see for yourself all that Myrtle Beach is famous for.  We think you'll agree - Myrtle Beach is an ideal destination for your next vacation!  
When planning your vacation, please consider Plantation Resort.  We offer southern hospitality with comfortable accommodations at excellent rates.  Just give us a call at 1-800-845-5039.  We're happy to help you create a vacation that will makes memories that will last a lifetime. 
Hope to see you soon!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Welcome Bikers! Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Events Are Here!

Bikers are Always Welcome at Plantation Resort!

With the sun shining and the engines rumbling, it's time again for Myrtle Beach's famous Bike Week Spring Rally followed by the Atlantic Beach Bike Festival (Black Bike Week.)

The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, Carolina's largest motorcycle event, is May 10th to the 19th. 

Thousands of bikers from all over come to ride the coast from Shallotte, North Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach has been home to “Harley Bike Week” since 1940 with nearly a quarter of a million people descending on the Grand Strand area each May.  The week is packed full of events for all bike enthusiasts.

Nub the painter from the "Orange County Chopper" television series will be hanging out with East Coast Artie and Jimmy Jackson in the PPG Tent at Carolina RV just South of the Harley dealership in Myrtle Beach (and just a few miles North of Plantation Resort.)  Stop by and watch these talented artists stripe and airbrush customers' motorcycles and sign autographs.

Guided Spring Rally Poker Runs head South from Lakewood Campground on the 13th, 15th, and 17th to the Georgetown waterfront, Bucksport Marina, Conway, Medieval Times and then back North on the 14th and the 16th for a visit to La Belle Amie Vineyard, Medieval Times, and Wheels of Yesteryear Car Museum.  Both end at the Myrtle Beach Speedway where motorcycles run pace laps around the Myrtle Beach Speedway (source: Smith Living).  Find out more about events and times online at

Held every year over Memorial Day weekend (May 24th to May 27th), is Atlantic Beach Bike Festival known as Black Bike Week

The Black Beach website claims that Black Bike Week is the largest black bike festival in the world!  Over 350,000 bikers travel to Myrtle Beach for fun, food, festivities and more.  If you love rocket bikes and the people who ride them, you won't want to miss this weekend at the beach.

Over 15 parties are planned, 5 large-scale night clubs are on board and hundreds of MC's descending for Memorial Day weekend all for the event.  Quoting from the website, "Black Bike Week 2013 is going to be one of the best bike weeks ever!"  We have no reason to disagree!

If you haven't already made reservations, Plantation Resort is the ideal location to be close to all the action but a world away when you need to rest.  For more information about accommodations, please contact us at 1-800-845-5039. 

Hope to see you soon!