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Destination Myrtle Beach: Crown Reef Resort opens new waterpark

The newly opened waterpark at the Crown Reef Beach Resort is free for guests!
The newly opened waterpark at the Crown Reef Beach Resort is free for guests!
Crown Reef Beach Resort

Think it's too late to plan a summer getaway? Not true! Myrtle Beach is a super family-friendly and rather budget-conscious destination only around 6 hours from Atlanta. Families flock there from near and far. just named it the top summer U.S. travel destination! While there are many resorts in the area, the newly-renovated oceanfront Crown Reef Beach Resort is one to check out.

With the opening of a brand new $2 million waterpark at the Crown Reef Resort there is sure to be something for everyone. In addition to two new 4-story enclosed waterslides, including the world’s first hotel “EXPLOSION” slide, the waterpark features a kids waterslide, sub play area with water sprays and bucket dumps, and a sun deck. The waterpark was part of a major $7.5 million renovation since last fall, making it one of the area’s largest resort renovations in the last five years.

Can't get there until the Fall? No problem. The slides and other new water features will be enclosed during cooler months and will be open aired during the summer. There is no additional charge for guests to use the waterpark during their stay. Besides these new amenities, the resort offers a 125-foot oceanfront pool, one indoor pool, three kid-size pools, 11 indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, and the longest oceanfront lazy river (575 feet) in Myrtle Beach. Plus, it is ON THE OCEAN.

Crown Reef Resort also opened the new Town Center this spring, which offers dining and entertainment with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. It features a casual restaurant, coffee bar, ice cream and sweets shop, and video game arcade and redemption center. All 514 of Crown Reef’s accommodations have been updated as well. Every room includes an oceanfront balcony and all the comforts of home. Larger families can take comfort knowing that the Crown Reef Resort has suites that sleep up to 8!

Thinking about going? Be sure to check out their special offers!