Disclaimer: We were provided with a two-night stay to facilitate this review. All opinions presented are 100% mine.
Christmas has come and gone once again, and now all eyes are focused on the New Year! If you are like me, you are probably writing down goals that you have for 2018. Of course, the typical goals will make the list of losing weight and saving money. Those are great goals to have for the new year, and those are two that are always on my list. Another goal on my list this year is to begin creating printables to share with my readers. Our printables will be for both the classroom and families. Would you like our first ever printable? Just click here for access.
Setting goals for the new year is a family event in our home. Doing it together helps us with accountability. Each family member sets a few personal goals, and then we set a few family goals. We try to encourage everyone to think of the family goals as a bucket list. What are the things you have always wanted to do? What kind of activities do you think the entire family would enjoy? Sometimes these bucket list items are a little silly, but nonetheless, we write them down anyway. We want to tailor our experiences for the year around things that create memories, and things that our family members actually want to do. Once everyone has compiled their lists, we try to find common themes. This leads us right to our family travel plans for the new year. If we notice that many of them tend to center around the beach, then a beach trip is planned.
This year my bucket list items consisted of ocean-related experiences. I SERIOUSLY can’t get enough of the ocean. Just listening to the waves crash along the sandy shore and gazing out in complete awe of the vastness of the ocean whisks me away to my happy place. The smell of salt water and sinking my toes in the sand literally rejuvenates me!
This year I had the opportunity to visit a place I have not been to since I was a child, Myrtle Beach. I have fond memories of visiting here with my parents and younger sister. We spent days out on the beach and enjoying the yummy seafood. I’m happy to say that the charm I recall from my youth is still there.
Grab N’ Go Grill and Coffee Bar offers an AMAZING breakfast buffet with a fresh to order omelet bar. Each morning I enjoyed freshly made waffles, warm biscuits, scrumptious scrambled eggs, delicious potatoes, and piping hot grits! Want breakfast meats? They’ve got crispy bacon and sausage!
One of the kid’s favorites and even adults if you really want to the know the truth is Swirl Ice Cream and Sweet Shop. No matter where my family goes, ice cream and candy are just part of our vacation!
Both little and big kids will LOVE the state of the art game room at Crown Reef. With classics such as skeeball and air hockey to the newest and coolest games like Fruit Ninja, everyone is sure to find something that they will enjoy. One of the things that I particularly liked was that there was a video game card. Not only does this card keep the money on it for game use, but also it keeps the tickets. For a parent, this is a sweet perk! No longer do I have to worry about making sure I have change for games. Now the kids can go play their games while momma enjoys gazing out at the ocean.
If having everything you need in terms of eating and entertainment are not enough, they even have a water park that is open 365 days a year rain or shine! This is something makes staying at Crown Reef a must when you are in Myrtle Beach. Featuring 2 four-story water slides that twist and turns all while looking out at the Atlantic Ocean to a 575-foot lazy river that allows you to just drift along and not worry about the day ahead, the water park is seriously something that you have to experience! While the kids enjoyed the slides and lazy river, we enjoyed the hot tubs and outdoor pools during our stay. The whole time I was there I was thinking to myself how I can’t wait to return with my little children so I can see the excitement in their eyes when they get to play in the kiddie water park will be priceless!
We stayed in an Oceanfront Queen Deluxe Suite. This suite opens up to the bedroom that features two double beds. As you continue to walk through the room you enter the full kitchen which includes full-size appliances with fully stocked cabinets with dishes, pots, and pans.
Planning on traveling with your extended family? They also have two gorgeous, ocean view beach houses located right down the street from the resort with full access to all of Crown Reef’s amenities!
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