Last week, we ventured out on our 2nd family vacation. We decided that it would be fun to take the kids to Myrtle Beach! Having honeymooned there a few years ago - we wanted to show them the different attractions and restaurants we visited while on our honeymoon.
On our honeymoon we were blessed to have the chance to use a timeshare provided by the best man's family. It was a quiet and cozy resort with a nice gold course. However, this time we wanted to stay at the beach!
Choosing hotel accommodations can be a little scary when you haven't actually visited the location previously or have any recommendations. I researched each hotel along the beach and after two months - decided on Compass Cove.
Though everything seemed lovely and there were a lot of swimming options to entertain the kids - I was still nervous! In fact, I'm always nervous when making resort or hotel reservations if I haven't experienced it first hand. It turned out to be a fantastic stay!
Our room had a balcony that overlooked the beautiful sandy beach. Even though it was vacation, we set our alarms each morning so we could watch the sunrise over the ocean. I love remembering those moments! Sitting on our balcony - sipping our coffee and watching as the night slowly turned to day. I almost wish we could do that everyday.
Compass Cove also had several pools along with a 'lazy river'. Joey really enjoyed the pool with the submarine and other things to entertain kids.
The kids area was large enough to entertain them for quite some time while I relaxed at the side of the pool and kept an eye on them.
As you can see, the water in the kids are was not deep - which I loved! They are old enough and the water was shallow enough that they could walk around on their own and find something to entertain each of them.
I think Joey liked the 'lazy river' most. He spent quite a while simply sitting on his inner tube and floating quietly along. That wasn't in the kids area - but he enjoyed it and spent a lot of time floating around with me.
We never ventured into the indoor water slides - but they looked like a lot of fun! We weren't sure if the kids could yet fully enjoy that time of water attraction.
I'm very glad we chose Compass Cove. We had great service when we needed something. It was a fantastic location! Compass Cove offered a lot for us to do - and it fit within our budget!
I loved that we had a mini kitchen where I was able to bring food with us (or purchase once we arrived). This really helps to keep the vacation budget down and allow us more time at the resort enjoying the amenities and beach!
If we venture back to Myrtle Beach - I will definitely check on the availability of Compass Cove. I may even check on the availability of the room we stayed in - it had an ocean front view! Getting up in the mornings to watch the sunrise over the ocean with my husband is one of my favorite memories of our trip.
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