I am so excited to share about our recent trip to Captain’s Quarters Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! I spent many vacations as a child in North Myrtle Beach so I was really excited to experience this with my husband and our children! Myrtle Beach not only has a beautiful beach but SOOO many things to do and restaurants to eat at! You will never get bored here.
On our first day, we went straight to Captains Quarters Resort! We picked this resort becauseof how kid friendly it is, in fact it was rated the #1 Kid-Friendly Hotel in Myrtle Beach by Oyster.com! The resort has everything you could possibly need or want on vacation: 15 indoor and outdoor pools, Ship Wreck Waterpark (our favorite), a lazy river, bowling, an arcade, ocean front, and four places to eat! You will see more of all of these in my post! 🙂
After checking in, we went straight to our room to drop off our stuff and we were SO pleased with our room. We had an Angled Oceanfront Suite. It was incredible!! It had two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living area, bathroom, and floor to ceiling views of the pool and ocean!!
After we got settled, we decided it was time to eat lunch. I heard amazing things about a restaurant called Johnny D’s Waffles which just happened to be close to our resort! I am a foodie so I love all different types of foods but it takes a lot to “wow” me, this place definitely “wow’d” me. It was DELICIOUS! I got the Waffle Platter with chocolate chip Belgian waffles with strawberries on top, a side of sausage and eggs. Judd got the chicken and waffles. Both were AMAZING!! We actually enjoyed this place so much, that we came back for a second meal our last day (more to come later).
After lunch, we went back to the hotel and went straight to the pool! Like I said, we chose this resort for several different reasons but their waterpark sealed the deal for me! This pool in particular, the Ship Wreck Lagoon is 2 feet deep all the way around so I didn’t have to worry about Camden and Ella, they could walk around the entire pool without their floaties! They LOVED it! We spent the rest of the afternoon just swimming and having a blast!
We lost track of time but our stomachs let us know it was time to eat, we headed out for dinner and then went to the boardwalk and walked around.
Then, it was time to ride the SkyWheel! We really enjoyed this ride, the views of the ocean and the city of Myrtle Beach were incredible!! I can’t lie, I was pretty relieved when we were back on the ground though. Ha!
The next morning, we woke up bright and early and went to breakfast at the resort. Breakfast at Captain’s Quarters is a buffet at Vista 9 which is on the 9thfloor of the resort, it has floor to ceiling windows while you eat breakfast! It was a great way to start our day off!
We then headed to the beautiful Brookgreen Garden and Zoo! This beautiful place has gardens to walk around and a zoo! I was amazed at how clean and immaculate this place was! We had a great time!
The kiddos loved playing with the river otters! I swear the otters were trying to play with the kiddos, it was ADORABLE!
The gardens were ABSOLTELY beautiful!! We didn’t get to stay as long as we wanted because Camden and Ella got pretty cranky and it was time for a nap! We had a 40-minute drive to our next stop so they took a nap in the car.
Next stop…Broadway at the Beach! I loved going here as a child so I was really excited to take my family here! Broadway at the Beach has so much to do: shopping, restaurants, the best aquarium, tons of entertainment, and the vibe is just fun!!
We stopped for lunch at Wahlburger because we’ve always wanted to try it! It was delicious but the crazy part…I was walking to the restroom and look who I ran into…Paul Wahlberg himself!!! It was his first time at this restaurant and he was just here for 30 minutes to check on things. I introduced myself and asked for a picture, he was SO nice!
We then headed to my FAVORITE place in Myrtle Beach (which is located in Broadway at the Beach)…Ripley’s Aquarium! I’ve been to a lot of aquariums but this one is still my favorite! Their displays, especially the Dangerous Reef Tunnel which is a large tunnel with sharks swimming above and beside you. It is breathtaking.
Camden and Ella kept yelling “SHARK!” and then they’d start singing, “Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo. Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo.” Haha!
We stopped for some ice-cream! Many people tell me that I make traveling with toddlers look easy. I promise you, it’s not always easy but it’s worth it! Example, you’d never know that I had to take this loud child to the car before she finished eating her ice-cream because she was screaming at her brother! haha! You have to just embrace the chaos!
After having such a busy afternoon, we decided an easy evening was needed!! We went back to Captain’s Quarters and bowled a game!
Then, it was back to the pool where we spent the rest of our evening!!
When we’re traveling with our kids, “easy” is everything which is why I LOVE this resort!! We were able to order a pizza from the Tipsy Turtle Pool Bar and the brought it right to our chairs! Pizza + swimming = perfect evening for the Steele Family!!
If I’m honest, Day #3 was my favorite day…because it was the most relaxing one!! We woke up, ate breakfast at the resort and headed straight to the pool!
We swam for an hour or two and then Judd and the kiddos decided they needed a nap! What did I do? Enjoyed 2 hours of silence by the pool with a banana colada!
When they woke up, we ate leftovers by the pool, walked around the beach, and swam until it was time to clean up for dinner!
Can you tell they were having the time of their lives?
We ate dinner at the Loco Gecko Beach Shak which is another restaurant part of the resort. It has such a fun and peaceful open-air vibe! I got a Caesar salad and the garlic parmesan wings which were the best wings I’ve ever had!!
Next up, Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center! My goodness did we have fun here! Not only do they have celebrities made out of wax but each area is decorated with a theme and several had music playing, the kiddos (and us) loved looking at everything. It is such a fun place!
Also, our tickets included Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak (a haunted attraction). We loved the mirror maze! Judd did Outbreak by himself and really enjoyed it.
Our final stop was at Market Commons which is a newer area with restaurants and shops, it’s gorgeous! We walked around and went to Savannah’s Playground. I have never seen such a large and nice playground before! We had such a great time!
On our last morning, we ate our last delicious breakfast at the resort and packed up! If I missed anything, or if you have any questions about Captain’s Quarters Resortor Myrtle Beach just send me an email or message on Instagram, I’d be happy to help! Something BIG that I should mention is they are hosting a huge contest where the grand prize is a condo or $50,000 cash! Almost sounds too good to believe, right? But it’s true! Here is the link for info and to enter.
We headed to North Myrtle because I wanted to show Judd where I spent a lot of my summers as a child. We walked around Barefoot Landing! If you’ve never been here, it’s a beautiful outside shopping area with lots of restaurants. You walk over a lot of bridges that have alligators, turtles, and fish which is always so fun to look at!
We were all pretty tired from the past few days of fun that we decided to get lunch on the way out and head home. We passed Johnny D’s Waffles in North Myrtle and decided to eat there again because it is THAT good!! I got the same thing because I couldn’t turn it down and Judd got the Cinnaroll Waffle which he said was the best waffle ever!
Then it was time to go home!! Until next time Myrtle Beach…
A huge thanks to Captain’s Quarters Resort and Visit Myrtle Beach for hosting us! We had the best time thanks to you!!