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The popular beach town of Myrtle Beach wins numerous awards every year for being a top, family-friendly travel destination, including one of the World’s Most Excellent Cities for Experiences by TripAdvisor and one of the top two beaches in the state by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice, both in 2018. Not only is it known for its miles and miles of beautiful beaches, but also an overwhelming amount of things to do and see including shopping, concerts, live shows, restaurants, nightlife, amusement parks and more.

The city is also home to some of the most amenity-packed resorts in the area, so you don’t even have to leave the hotel to have fun if you don’t want to! Water lovers, in particular, will want to check out these Myrtle Beach resorts that have water parks built right into them!


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Captain's Quarters Resort Captain's Quarters Resort
Captain's Quarters Resort

Captain's Quarters Resort

Captain’s Quarters Resort, located right on the oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, offers a variety of rooms, efficiencies and suites for families of all sizes. But, what really makes this resort unique is the number of amenities that are offered for guests. First, there are several dining options on-site including a breakfast buffet and a poolside bar. Plus, Level 6 – a 2,000 square foot entertainment center, that offers arcade games, a snack bar and a 20-lane bowling alley. But, the real treat, particularly for your summertime visits, is the on-site waterpark that includes indoor and outdoor pools, five whirlpools, a lagoon and an indoor and outdoor lazy river.

Dunes Village Resort Dunes Village Resort
Dunes Village Resort

Dunes Village Resort

The Dunes Village Resort is home to the most substantial indoor waterpark ever built at a Myrtle Beach oceanfront resort. eight-foot-tall are actually two indoor waterparks here, one located in each of the resort’s towers. In addition to kids’ water features like the Silly Submarine and waterfall buckets, there’s also plenty for the adults to enjoy including three whirlpools, two water slides and an outdoor lazy river. Or mom and dad can retreat to the on-site spa to have a little pampering while the kids have fun at one of the Kid’s Club activities like pool games, treasure hunts or arts and crafts. Then, the whole family can relax for dinner at the on-site restaurant, Captain’s Café.

Landmark Resort Landmark Oceanfront Resort
Landmark Oceanfront Resort

Landmark Resort

The Landmark Resort, also located right on the oceanfront, features a variety of different accommodations including rooms, efficiencies, suites and penthouses, as well as a pretty massive list of amenities. First, there are multiple options for on-site dining including a breakfast buffet, a bar and grill, ice cream shop, pizzeria, pool bar and a coffee bar serving Starbucks coffee. Then, there’s the fitness center and nine-hole miniature golf course. But, perhaps the most spectacular part of this resort is the H2Oasis Water Park that features all kinds of water attractions like wading and lap pools, bucket dumps, rain tree umbrellas and an eight-foot spa. The resort also has several other water attractions including an indoor pool, hot tubs and a 300-foot lazy river ride.

Caribbean Resort and Villas Caribbean Resort and Villas
Caribbean Resort and Villas

Caribbean Resort and Villas

The Caribbean Resort and Villas has been a Myrtle Beach favorite for more than 40 years and is made up of several different buildings that feature various types of accommodations. Guests can choose from oceanfront and oceanview guest rooms and condos, or for a more private, quieter stay, opt for the Chelsea Villas, located just across Ocean Boulevard. The real treat here though is in the amazing amenities, which include a full-service spa, a game room, outdoor lawn games, an on-site restaurant, oceanfront tiki bar and even an on-site Starbucks and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream! The resort’s oceanfront water park also features more than 14 swimming pools, water slides, a 200-foot outdoor lazy river, an indoor lazy river and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs.

Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas The waterpark at Ocean Dunes includes a lazy river, slides, pools and a treehouse for the kids.
The waterpark at Ocean Dunes includes a lazy river, slides, pools and a treehouse for the kids.

Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas

The outdoor waterpark at Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas is one of the biggest along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. It’s like going to an amusement park but without having to drive anywhere or wait in any long lines! There are dozens of water features including slides, waterfall pools, a lazy river, bubble pool and even an aquatic treehouse for the little ones to play in. Plus, guests can take advantage of the indoor pool, gift shop, convenience store and on-site nail salon, then settle in for a delicious meal at one of the on-site restaurants like Dino’s Oceanfront Café or Oceanside 74 Pizza and Pasta.

Crown Reef Resort Crown Reef Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
Crown Reef Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC

Crown Reef Resort

Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach has been named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Hotels For Water Fun, thanks to their year-round waterpark that features 278-foot two-person tube slide, a 302-foot single-person slide and even an eight-foot tall slide for the kids! There’s also several swimming pools, Salty’s Splash House and the Silly Sub in the children’s play area, shaded whirlpools, a four-story sundeck and the longest oceanfront lazy river in Myrtle Beach. It’s everything your family could want and more! And that’s on top of the resort’s other amenities like an oceanfront restaurant, coffee bar, ice cream shop and Game On! – a coinless arcade with all your favorites like video games, air hockey and more.

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

The Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort offers one, two and three bedroom condos with oceanfront views and plenty of modern touches like free Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and DVD players with unlimited, free DVD rentals. Guests also have access to the on-site restaurants, gift shop, laundry facilities, outdoor lawn games and the resort’s massive waterpark that includes a whopping 22 water features. There are six indoor and outdoor swimming pools, five kiddie pools, two water slides, hot tubs and three indoor and outdoor lazy rivers.

Ocean Reef Resort Ocean Reef Resort
Ocean Reef Resort

Ocean Reef Resort

Located on the quieter northern end of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Reef Resort features condo units with one to four bedrooms and a long list of guest amenities including a fitness room, gift shop, a game room, lawn games, volleyball courts, a pool bar, breakfast buffet and the Shipwreck Water Park – a quirky, pirate-themed fun zone with water slides, waterfall features and more. There are also indoor and outdoor pools and a lazy river to enjoy.

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