tips for planning a couple's retreat

Planning Your First Family Vacation To Myrtle Beach? What To Know To Avoid Surprises

If you are trying to plan your first family vacation in the Myrtle Beach area and you aren't sure where to start your search, there are a few easy ways you can get the resort that you need. You want to know that everyone is going to be comfortable and that you can keep the costs low while you're there.

The season when you visit and the days of the week when you book can affect how much you pay, along with what comes with your room. Once you find some hotels that have a beachfront location and a pool, start researching the following.

Investigate the Deposit and Cost Specifics

Some hotels will let you book the hotel with just a deposit or one night's stay in advance, and then you have to pay the rest when you check in. If this is the case, find out how long you have in advance to cancel the room. A hotel that allows you to cancel within 48 hours may be best if an unexpected illness, work delay or other problem could prevent you from going on the vacation. Know what the exact amount due is after you put down the deposit, and when the resort wants it paid in full. 

Ask About Room Details  

If the room says it has a mini kitchen, find out the details. If you are hoping for a refrigerator and a microwave when you get there so you can store your own food, but you only have a coffee maker and a small beverage cooler, you are going to be out of luck. Ask if you can get a pull out bed if you have an extra occupant for the number of beds if they have on site laundry that you can use, and other questions that you may be curious about.

Find Out Amenity Details

Does the hotel say that you can walk to the beach? If so, look at the hotel on the map to make sure that the walk is something that you and your family could realistically do with towels, toys and more. Does is say that it has a pool? Ask if the pool is heated so you can still swim if the weather isn't great when you are there.

You can't always judge a resort by the pictures, so make sure that you take the time to do really research into any place you want to stay for your first trip to Myrtle Beach. The sand is white and the water is beautiful, and you can have a great time if you plan accordingly. 

About Me

tips for planning a couple's retreat

My husband and I had not been on a vacation without the kids for nearly fifteen years. I love my kids, but I also love spending some time with my husband without them around. This year, we decided that it was time for us to get away on a second honeymoon. The minute we made the decision, I began digging through long lists of resorts and found that I had a lot more to learn about planning a couple's vacation than I had known. You can use what I have learned through talking with several travel agents and doing online research to make your arrangements with fewer struggles.


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