Couples Getaway Package

Couples Getaway Package The Winds Resort Ocean Isle BeachCouples Getaway Package

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

 

Package Includes:

  • 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.

Click Here To Book This Package Online!

*Accommodations Are:

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.

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Fall Museum & Planetarium Schedule

Museum-of-Coastal-Carolinas-Fall-ScheduleMuseum Schedule and Programs:

As the summer season winds to a close, the Museum of Coastal Carolina prepares for its fall season. The museum will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm on September 1 (Labor Day) with a Touch Tank feeding at 11:00am, the Odyssey of the Sea Turtle program at 3:30pm, and Family Pirate Games at 6:00. After September 1, the museum will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

On Thursdays at 11:00, interesting educational movies on a variety of topics will be shown in the museum’s Learning Center.

On Fridays at 10:30, the museum resumes its popular Story Time and Puppet Theater for Preschoolers program. As a special treat, therapy dogs from Canine Angels will attend Story Time on September 12, October 3, November 7, and December 5. After Story Time, children and parents are invited to the museum’s Touch Tank to help docents feed the animals.

During the fall, the museum has interesting programs planned with knowledgeable guest speakers:

Fire & Hammer Blacksmithing with Leo Macon – September 6 – 11:00-3:00
Mr. Macon will set up his forge outside the museum where he will answer questions and demonstrate the art of fire and hammer blacksmithing. Mr. Macon first got interested in blacksmithing while doing Civil War re-enactments. He has been blacksmithing for five years.

Wills & Estate Planning with Attorney Douglas W. Baxley – September 9 – 6:00 PM
Mr. Baxley will discuss the basic elements of estate planning such as wills, trusts, living wills, health care powers of attorney, and durable powers of attorney. A former Captain in the USAF, Mr. Baxley has been practicing law in Brunswick County since 1975.

Green Swamp Preservation Walk with Mark Todd – September 13 – 11:00
Meet at the museum at 11:00 for a brief introduction, then drive to the Green Swamp Preserve where Mr. Todd will identify indigenous carnivorous plants such as Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews. Mr. Todd is the Conservation Director and a founding member of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy. He has been relentlessly pursuing the conservation of carnivorous plants for over 10 years. This event involves some driving and walking, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Ocean Isle Beach Shore Walk with Sabrina Woofter – September 20 – 11:00
Meet at the museum at 11:00 for a brief presentation about how the coast functions, then take a short walk to Ocean Isle Beach (1 block away) where Ms. Woofter will identify coastal critters, discuss important habitats, and investigate some secrets of the beach. Ms. Woofter is the N.C. Cooperative Extension Natural Resources and Environmental Education Agent for New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. The Carolina Shore Tour program was created by Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Coastal Reserve with the goal of conserving and improving the quality of coastal ecosystems through education and the cultivation of environmental stewardship. This event involves some walking, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Fin Fun with Dolphins – September 27 – 11:00
Museum Educator Maria Knapik will discuss how researchers and scientists use unique fin markings to identify individual dolphins in the wild. There will be a special make-and-take-home craft for kids.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Annual museum family memberships are available for $80. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

Ingram-Planetarium-Fall-ScheduleIngram Planetarium Schedule and Programs:

Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach will be open on September 1 (Labor Day). After September 1, the planetarium will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

SKY THEATER SHOWS
Movie trailers for all Sky Theater shows can be seen at www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
An asterisk (*) indicates that the movie is followed by a live star show.

Thursday
12:00 – Astronaut *
1:00 – Undiscovered Worlds *
2:00 – Back to the Moon for Good *
3:00 – Seven Wonders
4:00 – Dynamic Earth

Friday
11:00 – Half price! — Back to the Moon for Good*
12:00 – Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea
1:00 – Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
2:00 – Undiscovered Worlds *
3:00 – Two Small Pieces of Glass *
4:00 – Dynamic Earth

Saturday
11:00 – Half price! – Back to the Moon for Good *
12:00 – Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea
1:00 – Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
2:00 – Astronaut *
3:00 – Seven Wonders *
4:00 – Tales of the Maya Skies

LASER MUSIC SHOWS
Playlists for all Laser Music Shows can be seen at www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

September 11 & 25
5:00 – Beatles
6:00 – Laser Vinyl
7:00 – Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

September 12 & 26
5:00 – Laser Country
6:00 – Laser Zeppelin
7:00 – Pink Floyd: The Wall (Not recommended for young children.)

September 13 & 27
5:00 – Laser Pop
6:00 – U2
7:00 – Laser Spirit

EVENING PROGRAMS

September 6 – Shoot the Moon! – 7:00 PM
Come celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at Ingram Planetarium with Planetarium Manager Edward Ovsenik and Planetarium Educator Dr. Robert Morris. Start inside the Sky Theater with a short presentation, then go outside and view the night sky using your own or the planetarium’s telescopes, binoculars, and cameras. Commemorate the evening by being included in a group photo that will be shared with the International Observe the Moon Night community and receive a certificate of participation. The rain date for this event is September 7 at 7:00 PM.

September 20 – Nanotechnology: The Past – 7:00 PM
Nanotechnology came of age with the development of the scanning tunneling microscope that allowed scientists to move individual atoms. Planetarium Manager Edward Ovsenik will guide you through the microscopic world of nanotechnology from a historical perspective. On October 4, Mr. Ovsenik will complete this series with his program on the future of nanotechnology.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Annual planetarium family memberships are available for $80. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

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Check Out the Sunset Beach Mazematician!

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.

Check out his Facebook page to see more images of the Mazematician and his amazing creations. 

Mazematician Sunset Beach Mazematician Sunset Beach Mazematician

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See The Winds Resort Photo Gallery

Penthouse SuiteThe Winds is looking good! We’ve spent all winter remodeling and upgrading rooms. Many of our rooms have new tile and bamboo floors, new paint, and new furnishings.

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!

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The Winds Resort Featured in Our State Magazine!

Our State Coastal Issue The Winds ResortCheck 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!

Read the Full Article Here

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The Winds Resort Makes Travel Channel’s List of Best Beach Hotels

The Winds Resort Makes Travel Channel's List of Best Beach HotelsEveryone 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!

See The Travel Channel’s List of North Carolina’s Best Beach Hotels

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The Winds Is #1 On TripAdvisor!

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!

Here are just a few of the most recent comments:

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Non-stop flights Toronto to Myrtle Beach!

Flights from Toronto to Myrtle BeachWestJet 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

Day Flight Departing Arriving
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

Day Flight Departing Arriving
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.
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See The Winds Resort in Two Superbowl Ads!

The Winds Resort looks good on television! The tropical resort–playing the role of Jamaica–was the backdrop for two ads that premiered during the Superbowl for Charlotte Metro Credit Union. The ads featured couples on vacation solving problems using their mobile phones, but if you’re familiar with The Winds you may recognize a few of its landmarks including the Tiki Bar and the oceanfront pool!

The ads were filmed this past August and aired only in the regional Charlotte area. You can watch both ads below:

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Photos from the Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival PhotosThe 33rd Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival was held October 19th & 20th and just like previous years it was a blast! There was great music, great food, great people and amazing seafood! The Oyster Festival offered a fun mixture of activities for the whole family, including shopping from local vendors, games and rides for kids, fair foods galore and music that kept everyone dancing!

People came from far and wide to visit the Oyster Festival, and although the weather may have been a little rainy in the mornings the sunshine brought everyone out for some afternoon fun! Check out some photos from this years festival below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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