Want to take a tour through The Winds without leaving home? Now you can! See our front desk, oceanfront pool, select rooms, the event deck, meeting rooms, gym, the beach and more! Simply click on any of the images below, select black “See Inside” and click though the gallery. To move through each area, use the arrows that appear on the screen, and drag the cursor to where you want to go.
Town officials have agreed to take the next step, but not yet commit, to creating a roundabout to replace the intersection at N.C. 179 and Causeway Drive. The town board has received input from business owners at the intersection and residents at each step since the roundabout was proposed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in August.
The roundabout located on First Street has done a good job of handling traffic and reducing accidents. However, the imposed roundabout would have a more options and receives more traffic, especially from large vehicles that would have difficulty navigating it.
NCDOT engineers state that unless a change is made at the intersection, it will fail within 10 years because of increased use as a result of growth in the surrounding area.
Local government is taking the opinion of local businesses, visitors and residents in to account. Give us your opinion on the roundabout:
Bring your significant other to the beach for a relaxing, renewing weekend of togetherness and adventure with our Couples Getaway Package at The Winds Resort on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
September 2nd, 2014, through September 30th, 2014 the rate per person is from $226.00
October 1st, 2014 through February 28th, 2015 the rate per person is from $175.00
- Two Night’s Accommodation*
- 1 hour massage at Right Touch Therapy (Ocean Isle Beach) choice includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone.
- Tour the Silver Coast Winery with a wine tasting.
- Welcome basket for each room.
- Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet each day.
- Complimentary bikes to explore the island.
- Daily Housekeeping.
- Free Water Aerobic classes.
- Discounts to area restaurants and shops.
Two people in an oceanfront Jasmine Guest Room, Wisteria Mini Suite, Azalea Petite Suite or an Island View Camellia Guest Room.
Optional Add Ons (Available Online):
1) Add a bottle of Champagne to have waiting in your room:
2) Add dinner for two at choice of two nearby restaurants:
Roberto’s Italian Ristorante:
Dinner Includes: Wine and Beer (2 Drinks per person), your choice of Steak, Seafood, or Pasta from The Winds Menu, Salad or Soup, Dessert and Coffee. Reservations are available Tuesday through Saturday.
Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant (overlooking the intra-coastal waterway)
Dinner Includes: Entrees (any menu item), 4 Glasses of House Wine (per two people: 4 people receive 8 Glasses/8 receive 12 Glasses), Salad, Dessert, Non-alcoholic Beverages.
What’s it like to create a piece of art only to have it washed away in a few short hours? Ask the Mazematician! Right here at Sunset Beach the Mazematician creates detailed sand mazes on the beach, lets beach goers help with the process, and lets everyone try to make it through the maze. At the end of the day the maze washes away and he’s left with a blank canvas.
Our two penthouse suites have been completely redone and outfitted with a brand new kitchen, with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and new bathrooms.
We’ve even fixed up our Tiki Bar with new paint and a few upgrades.
We can’t wait to have you back this summer to see all the changes we’ve made.
Check out some new photos in our photo gallery showcasing our upgraded rooms and penthouse suites. We think you’ll love what we’ve done to the place!
Check out this month’s Coastal Issue of Our State Magazine, North Carolina’s premier travel and culture magazine, and you’ll see a 14-page article on The Winds Resort. This year’s Coastal Issue focuses on retro summer vacations. The vacations of yesteryear where the whole family would pile in the station wagon, slather on Coppertone, and head to the beach. A time long before cellphones, wi-fi, and tablets, where the beach was the center of your summer vacation.
The article entitled Ocean Isle Oasis highlights the story of how The Winds founder Miller Pope and his wife Helen stumbled across Ocean Isle Beach and built their own version of paradise. Over the years, The Winds grew from just one building to oceanfront rooms, suites, and beach cottages.
The article then shifts to the present day, where Miller’s kids have taken the reigns and struggle to integrate the anachronistic ideals of The Winds with modern needs. The article also speaks about some of the beloved things guests have come to love about our beachside resort, including the well-maintained tropical gardens and the charming oceanfront Tiki Hut. They also talk about our guests, who generation after generation, enjoy the sense of family and belonging when they make their yearly trek to the beach.
If the article hits on anything, it’s the story of what a special place The Winds is. There’s truly no other place like it!
Everyone knows the North Carolina coast is the perfect spot for a vacation and the folks at The Travel Channel certainly do! The Travel Channel came out with its list of North Carolina’s Best Beach Hotels and The Winds Resort is on it!
The Travel Channel is known for finding unique spots all across the world, and spreading the word about great vacation destinations. So make sure you check out the list and grab your flip-flops for a great beach vacation!
The Winds Resort Beach Club is number one on TripAdvisor! We want to thank you our guests and of course our fabulous staff for making this happen for us!
The Winds Resort also has the distinction of being #1 For Romance on TripAdvisor!
So grab that special someone and getaway for a romantic weekend at The Winds!
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WestJet announced that they will resume their non-stop seasonal non-stop flights Toronto to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 6, 2014, nearly two months earlier than in 2013.
The twice-weekly service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays from March 6 to October 23, 2014, with a change in flight times effective April 27.
“We’re very pleased to return with non-stop service to one of Canada’s favourite vacation and snowbird destinations,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “After a very successful first season, our guests told us they wanted to escape the snow, stroll the boardwalk and shop the outlet malls even earlier this year. And with more than 100 golf courses, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to get an early start to the season.”
Details of the 2014 Toronto-Myrtle Beach service are:
March 6-April 24, 2014
|Thursday||1154||Toronto at 6:45 p.m.||Myrtle Beach at 8:50 p.m.|
|Thursday||1155||Myrtle Beach at 9:35 p.m.||Toronto at 11:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||1154||Toronto at 3:15 p.m.||Myrtle Beach at 5:20 p.m.|
|Sunday||1155||Myrtle Beach at 6:10 p.m.||Toronto at 8:05 p.m.|
April 27-October 23, 2014
|Thursday||1154||Toronto at 9:35 a.m.||Myrtle Beach at 11:38 a.m.|
|Thursday||1155||Myrtle Beach at 12:25 p.m.||Toronto at 2:27 p.m.|
|Sunday||1154||Toronto at 9:35 p.m.||Myrtle Beach at 11:38 p.m.|
|Sunday||1155||Myrtle Beach at 12:25 p.m.||Toronto at 2:27 p.m.|