Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We're Always Making Improvements at Plantation Resort!

We’re always looking for ways to enhance your experience at Plantation Resort so this year we’re making a New Year’s resolution to finish some exciting improvement projects.  When you arrive at Plantation Resort for your well-earned vacation, we want you surrounded by the best in comfort and safety. This year, we are focusing on four large improvement projects that will keep the Resort in tip-top shape and make your vacation as carefree as possible.


New Roofing
A good roof overhead is one of the best ways to stay safe and dry during your vacation. Our roofs are inspected regularly and replaced every 20 years—keeping Santa safe as he sorts through his sack full of goodies.  New roofs additionally improve the appearance of the Resort, enhance energy efficiency and protect the integrity of the Resort’s physical structures.

New Exterior Lighting
No matter what time of day you arrive, we want you to be able to view your vacation in the best light! New lanterns have been installed on several buildings. These new lights create a charming ambiance and provide improved light for walking and safety.  Maybe you’ll even see one of Santa's elves peeking around the building.

New Parking Lot Paving and Sealing
With asphalt, nothing is permanent. Parking lots continually erode due to weather conditions, usage and local vegetation growth (think tree roots and weeds). We want our parking lots to be easy on your car, safe for walking and well-maintained. You can look forward to seeing a new seal coat in front of buildings 205, 207, 213, 214, 215 and 219 since those parking lots have already been resurfaced.

Flat Screen TVs
We are continuing with our commitment to increase the number of flat screen TVs in the units. We have furnished at least 50% of the units with new flat panel TVs. So sit back, relax and watch any of the large selection of DVDs from our movie rental located in the foyer of the Health and Swim Club.

Please come and enjoy these and many of the other improvements that we are making at Plantation Resort!  Call 1-800-845-5039 for reservations.  Merry Christmas from your friends at Plantation Resort! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Celebrate the New Year in Myrtle Beach

Are you looking for a celebration to bring in the New Year? We have you covered with a schedule of some of the best places to be at midnight in Myrtle Beach.  There are even some parties specifically for children, so if you want to drop them off for their party while you go to yours, check out this list:

The Market Common

This “Southern Times Square” party is happening just down the road from Plantation Resort.  Fire-eaters, stilt walkers, magicians and a band—this party will be hopping ‘til the midnight bell tolls, and they’ll finish off the night with a ball drop of their own.  It’s all the fun of New York without the cold or the crowd. The show starts at 7pm, but you can show up early to shop and look around.  There’s a lot to see and do at the Market Common and they will be setting up a tent for those who would like alcohol with their New Year’s celebration.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is throwing an unforgettable New Year’s event full of fireworks and club hopping starting at 7 pm on December 31st.  Buy a ticket for $25.00 and you’ll receive unlimited access to Malibu’s Surf Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottoms and Broadway Louie’s!  They will be serving complimentary champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.  They then keep the party alive with live DJs and one of the wildest karaoke shows on the Grand Strand.

Ripley’s Aquarium

The Aquarium will be hosting a kids-only New Year’s Eve “Glow Party.”  This sleepover for 6-12 year-olds begins at 8pm New Year's Eve and ends at 8 am the next morning.  Tickets are 69.99 where your kids can sing karaoke, dance, make crafts, eat pizza, watch movies and enjoy the midnight ball drop.  Feel free to drop your kids off and then have your own adult celebration.

Barefoot Landing

Come to Barefoot landing with reservations at any of their waterfront restaurants and you'll enjoy fireworks to usher in the new year as they shoot out over the water.  Castano’s Italian Steakhouse will start your evening off with a glass of complimentary champagne.  A variety of performers will entertain at this restaurant from 6pm to midnight and DJ Curtis will keep you dancing from 12 am on.  Try their special New Year’s Eve menu and if you bring a $10 gift card from a local fast food restaurant to be donated to Teen Angel you'll receive a certificate for a free appetizer (a $10.95 value).

Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Beginning at 10 am on New Year’s Eve, bring your kids to celebrate the new year at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.  This “Noon Year’s Eve” party runs until 1 pm and the kids will have tons of games and crafts to play with in addition to a balloon drop with a kid-friendly toast at noon.  Admission is only $5 to the museum that day.

After a fun night out ringing in the New Year, we’ll have your bed waiting for you, right here at Plantation Resort.  After you sleep in on New Year’s Day, come enjoy our New Year’s brunch.  It’s an expansion of the normal breakfast menu where you can take part in a beloved southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas for your first meal of the new year to bring you good luck all year long.  For more information about New Year’s activities and accommodations at Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039.  Happy 2014!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Memories of a Lifetime at Brookgreen Garden's Nights of a Thousand Candles

Fighting Stallions by Anna Hyatt Huntington- Nights of a Thousand Candles

Be Sure Not to Miss Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

They call it Nights of a Thousand Candles, but that number is truly an understatement; nearly 5,500 hand-lit candles delicately twinkle in every nook and cranny of Brookgreen’s beautiful sculpture garden.  Begin the Christmas season with this splendor of light and nature from 3-10 pm every Thursday through Saturday until December 21st. 

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens,
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Bundle up and stroll among the gardens with a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate.  You can buy your drink at the large, heated catering tent along with a variety of foods, from seafood to barbeque, catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet.  For a full menu with prices, click here.  Food is served cafeteria-style from 3:30-9:00 pm each night of the event.
After dinner, enjoy listening to one of the many holiday musical entertainment venues Brookgreen offers.  From Celtic music to pop, Brookgreen has scheduled talented musicians to enhance your holiday experience.  For a full schedule of entertainment, click here.
Brookgreen has pulled out all the stops to make your experience at Night of a Thousand Candles unforgettable.  They even offer a few tips to help you have a memorable time:
·         Consider attending on Thursdays to avoid the weekend crowd. 

·         Plan to arrive between 4-5 pm if you want to see volunteers light the candles.

·         The lighting at dusk provides for some exceptional photographs. 

·         These are just a few of Brookgreen's helpful suggestions.  For the full list of tips, click here.

Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser, Nights of a Thousand Candles
Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone because Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a photo contest where you can win a free 1-year membership to the 30-acre sculpture garden.  For full rules and regulations, click here.
Tickets are just $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 4-12 (children younger than 4 are free).  If you're a Brookgreen member, the price is $12 for adults and $6 for children.  For groups of 15 or more, call (800) 849-1931 or (843) 235-6021 to hear more about Brookgreen group rates.
Nights of a Thousand Candles is the premier holiday event in the South, and it’s just down the road from Plantation Resort.  After a delightful evening in the gardens, you’re just a short drive from comfortably settling into one of our well-appointed condos for the night. To make a reservation, call 1-800-845-5039.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Day, New Time. New Recipes - S'more the Merrier

Now More People Can Enjoy S'more Fun at S'more the Merrier 

Thank you to everyone who has made our S'more the Merrier activity a success so far this fall.  Due to the expressed interest of our guests, S'more the Merrier will now be held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.  This allows for guests attending  the Tuesday Vineyard Tour  and Wine Tasting (keep an eye out for a future blog) to participate in both events.

Over the past two months we've compiled a ton of delicious new s'more recipes from those of you who have already attended S'more the Merrier. To celebrate the new time and day we've included the top five recipes below for you to try:

There's plenty of recipes yet to be created and we would love your input. If you have an idea for a s'more, write it in the comment section or share it with us on Facebook or Twitter (#smorefun)!  To find out more about how you can enjoy S'more the Merrier with us at Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039