Crown Reef Resort! Enter to Win 4 Day 3 Night Stay!

July 21, 2014
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In our house no summer is complete without a trip to the beach. It is something that my whole family looks forward to every year. We are creatures of habit and go to the same beach each year. This year, Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach invited my family to come check out their new resort and killer waterslides (more on that to come!), it was exactly what we needed to break us out of our normal summer beach routine.

The Crown Reef Resort, located in South Myrtle Beach, offers families a great destination right on the beach. Every room in the resort has an ocean view, easy beach access and a view of the great pools.

With 3 waterslides, endless pools, a lazy river and hot tubs the only way your kids will be bored is if you keep them locked in their rooms! My kids hit the pool by 9AM every day and we didn’t make it back to the room until it was time to get ready for dinner. The new waterslides are the best, there is a body slide, a slide you use tubes in and a smaller waterslide/water park for little kids. 

My 6 year old did all of the big slides with no problem, look at that face,she loved it! 


We spent more time on slides and in the pools then we did at the beach this trip. The space is laid out so that kids can move easily from one pool to the other without any problems, there is supervision at the slides to ensure that they are safe and people are spaced going down. The waterslides are truly the gem off the resort, 40 feet above the ground, the Twister Slide is 302 feet long and the Explosion Slide is 278 feet long!

Need something a little more tame? The Kiddy Slide is 8 feet tall and 20 feet long, it's great for kids of all ages. Best part? Crown Reef's waterpark is enclosed for the winter so if you need a break from the cold Crown Reef offers a great option. The Lazy River is 575 feet long, making it the longest one in Myrtle Beach! 


Crown Reef Resort is undergoing a $7.5 million renovation; from the dining areas to the rooms, all 514 oceanfront rooms will soon have a fresh look. There are plenty of room options, we stayed in a suit that had 2 rooms connected by a kitchenette. We had 2 queen beds, a murphy bed and sleeper sofa.


There was tons of space for the 5 of us but the truth is, there is so much to do we didn't spend much time in the room. In addition to newly renovated rooms, the dining areas are undergoing a renovation, the Town Center offers a Grab and Go where you can get a quick breakfast, coffee, snacks, ice cream and a full arcade.

Loco Geko is the resorts full service resturant, they have great pizza and a full kids menu. We took pizza to go one night and ate in the resturant another night. The food was very good and the service was great. We found them to be very accommodating and kid friendly.
If that's not enough to convince you to check out Crown Reef Resort for your next vacation they also offer great special activities including kids crafts/activities all summer, water-sports (tickets must be purchased at Downwind Sails and discounts are offered for Crown Reef guests) and Chief Kamu's Hula and Fire Show. We stayed an extra night to check out the show and it was so worth it! The kids loved the hula dancers, it was super windy the night of the show so we didn't get to see the fire show but I am sure it is amazing! 
For families looking for a great beach front resort that is not only family friendly but also budget friendly, Crown Reef Resort is a great option. With rates starting at $39 a night on select dates you can provide the family with tons of fun without breaking the bank! 

We are thrilled to be able to give one lucky SCMK family a 4 day 3 night ($750 value) stay at Crown Reef Resort, in addition they will give our winner a $100 resort credit! 

To be entered to win head over to the Crown Reef Resort Website and check out the event calendar, leave a comment on this post telling us what activity you think your family will love the most!

Want more chances to win? 

  • 3 additional entries by liking and sharing post on Facebook
  • 1 additional entry by becoming a fan of Crown Reef on Facebook!
  • 5 additional entries for each friend that you refer in the Charlotte area! Send all you buddies the link to subscribe ( and have them put your name in the "how did you hear about us" line and you and your friend will each be given 5 additional entries! So share it far and wide! Post the link on your Facebook page, tweet it out, post it in your Facebook groups and moms groups, the more you share the more chances you have to win! 

  • Winner must be a SCMK subscriber, for full rules check out this link. Winner will be selected at random July 27 and announced in the July 28, 2014 newsletter. 

Here is the fine print  

$750 value for a 4-day, 3-night stay in an oceanfront efficiency and $100 resort credit. The prize is based on availability through December 31, 2014 and blackout dates are Labor Day Weekend. 


For additional information check out Crown Reef Resort on Facebook and You Tube

Have your say


1) Tricia said:
Our family would love fireworks at the beach or love music at House of Blues. And definitely the lazy river!
2 years, 6 months ago
2) Kate C said:
My family would love lazy river!
2 years, 6 months ago
3) Morgan said:
We would love love love the water slides and lazy river!!
2 years, 6 months ago
4) Tammy1409 said:
The kids would go crazy for the water slides!
2 years, 6 months ago
5) Jenny said:
Our family would love the lazy river and the pools!!!
2 years, 6 months ago
6) Karen L said:
We would definitely love the Lazy River.
2 years, 6 months ago
7) Pam Dixon said:
We would enjoy Music in the Streets and Myrtle's Market. My son would be in his own personal heaven in the kiddie pool or on the lazy river!
2 years, 6 months ago
8) Fametta Collins said:
The lazy river is just what my family needs to slow things down a bit.
2 years, 6 months ago
9) Jennifer said:
My boys would love the water slides!
2 years, 6 months ago
10) Sarah said:
We would love to do the music events on the boardwalk!
2 years, 6 months ago

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