Ready for the 2013 NC Oyster Festival?

October 8th, 2013

Maybe you like oysters, maybe you like festivals, maybe you just like the beach…no matter what it is that you’re looking for, the 2013 NC Oyster Festival has something for you!

The festival is scheduled to take place right here in Ocean Isle Beach, NC on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th of this year. The #NCOysterFest is in its 33rd year, and we expect that many of the same activities will be available for visitors again this year – including things like a highly varied assortment of oyster and other seafood culinary treats, entertainment for the kids, live music, food and craft vendors, and the infamous Oyster Stew Cook-Off and Oyster Shucking Contest. Admission fees this year will be $5 per person (kids 8 & under are admitted for free). If you want to keep up with all of the latest news from the NC Oyster Festival, you can easily click this link to follow them on Facebook.

We would love the opportunity to have you as our guest here at The Islander Inn during the festival. Be sure to check our rates and availability online or call us at (888) 325-4753 to make your lodging arrangements. If you have any questions about our hotel, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or on Twitter, or via email at Thanks for stopping by our blog today and we look forward to seeing you soon at The Islander!

***Edited at 3:49PM on October 8, 2013 – If you’re looking for reservations and our site shows “Sold Out” for the time period you’d like to come, please continue to check back with us. Our flexible cancellation policy will allow those with reservations to cancel them until the weekend of the festival, so availability can open up at any time. Thanks for the great response to our post and we are very much looking forward to this event!!!***

Winter Wonderland All-Inclusive Wedding Package!

November 9th, 2012


Winter is a magical time to get married, especially when it’s by the sea! Oceanfront Weddings of North Carolina, in collaboration with The Islander Inn, is now offering the following wedding packages on beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC:

Winter Wonderland All-Inclusive Wedding Package

For up to 60 guests

November 2012 through March 16th 2013

Private Oceanfront Banquet Room (Friday or Saturday)

Ceremony at the Ocean Isle Beach Chapel

Two night stay in Oceanfront Room at the Islander Inn


DJ for the Reception

3 Tier Cake from Seaside Bakery

Ceremony Flowers including bride’s bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquet, 6 boutonnieres, 2 corsages

7 Reception Centerpieces

Buffet for up to 60 “The Wave” Package     (see selections online:

Package includes:  Event planner and staff (e.g, servers, bartender), cake cutting, white floor length linens, linen napkins, porcelain china, glassware and silverware. Gratuity and Tax included in price.  **Does not include alcohol

Total Package Price:       $4993.00 


Winter Wonderland Package Ceremony and Reception Package with Two Nights at the Islander Inn

Private Oceanfront Banquet Room (Friday or Saturday)

Ceremony at the Ocean Isle Beach Chapel

Two night stay in Oceanfront Room at the Islander Inn

Buffet for up to 60 “The Wave” Package

Total Package Price:      $3477.10

Make sure to book your dateTODAY! This special is for a limited time only and there are only so many weddings we can book during this time period. If you know of a friend or loved one who may be interested in our Winter Wonderland Wedding Package, please send them our way!

Oceanfront Weddings of North Carolina, and The Islander Inn, make wedding dreams come true.

Bidding Farewell to Summer

September 7th, 2012


Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re bidding farewell to summer, but never to relaxation and sweet dreams by the sea! We enjoyed a great summer here at The Islander Inn and we sincerely appreciate all those who chose to stay with us. Your reviews have made us the #1 hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, on TripAdvisor!
Talla G, from New York, stayed with us recently and had this to say:
“This was our second stay at the Islander this year, and both vacations were perfect! Everything was very clean, the king sized bed was comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back next year!”

Keep watching our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages  to stay up to date with seasonal specials! After all, the beach is a great place to escape ANY time of the year!

See you at the beach! 




Summer News Update!

June 8th, 2012
Here’s what’s new at The Islander Inn!
  • The Islander Inn oceanfront Tiki Bar is now open daily! In addition to our gorgeous beach, you can now enjoy a drink by the pool.
  • You can also join us at our sister restaurant, The Isles, for live music at their Tiki Bar every Wednesday and Thursday night from 7-until.
  •  Yoga classes are now offered on the beach every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7-8 (weather permitting) – 10.00 per person.
  •  We also have 4 bedroom 4 bath Villas available, inquire at our front desk or call 1.888.325.4753.
  • In addition to being on Facebook and Twitter, we are now on Google+!

See you at the pool! 

Ocean Isle Beach’s Pet-Friendly Oceanfront Hotel!

May 10th, 2012

Just because you’re coming to stay in paradise, doesn’t mean you have to leave your ‘furry children’ behind! Here at The Islander Inn, we want to offer you the option of bringing them along.

Choose from one of our six oceanfront or four sound view rooms for only an extra, one-time, pet fee of $60. Since there are only a limited amount of these rooms available, book your Ocean Isle Beach vacation today! Call us directly at 888-325-4753 or check out our OIB hotel specials!

While you’re staying with us, make sure to check out The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar, located right down the road! This Sunday (5/13) they are hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch sure to please any Mom. So stop on in and tell them that The Islander Inn sent you!

Things to do in the Ocean Isle Beach Area

May 2nd, 2012

Staying at The Islander Inn offers you an array of things to do. On top of having the beach at your finger tips, there are many attractions within several minutes drive:

Today we’re highlighting one that hasn’t previously been mentioned. Located in beautiful Calabash, NC, you will find a locally owned farm, hidden away in the countryside. Indigo Farms is a great attraction to add to your list of places to go while visiting! You will find fresh produce in their market, a variety of flowers in their garden center and animals in their barnyard, with whom you are free to interact with. A great destination for all ages! For news and upcoming events, be sure to bookmark their blog, and stop back here soon for more information on The Islander Inn and Ocean Isle Beach!

Experience the Magic of Ocean Isle Beach

March 24th, 2012

Jacques Cousteau once said, “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

We, at The Islander Inn, know this to be true. We cordially invite you to experience the magic of Ocean Isle Beach, with us, this season. Nestled between Myrtle Beach, SC, and Wilmington, NC, Ocean Isle Beach is waiting for you!

In collaboration with The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar, we’re excited to tell you that we are working on a special “Gourmet Getaway” package! Expect romance, wine, fine cuisine at a ‘Chef’s Table’ and even chocolate covered strawberries brought to your room at The Islander Inn. Keep watching our website, Facebook and Twitter for the launch!

There is something for everyone during your stay at The Islander Inn. Though most never want to leave the seaside, within a few minutes drive you can find the beautiful Pearl Golf Course in Calabash, NC. This golf course was ranked one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places To Play” and offers specials year around.

So what are you waiting for? The magic of Ocean Isle Beach is calling! Book your room at The Islander Inn today and experience all our area has to offer.

Updated Play and Stay Golf Packages in Brunswick County, NC

September 11th, 2011

Myrtle Beach area stay and play golf packageYou may already know that the golf specials at The Pearl Golf Course, which is just a short ten minute drive from our Ocean Isle hotel, includes military and pastor discounts, juniors play for free with each adult and saving money by booking online. But did you know we also recently updated our Stay and Play packages with them?

Together with The Pearl and Fore-Travel, Myrtle Beach, SC’s golf packaging specialists, we created both a 2 night/4 round golf package and 2 night/2 rounds golf package, with pricing for both for the next year. Email for more information or call 1-800-800-1103 today!

Ideas for Your Ocean Isle Beach Wedding

September 9th, 2011

Ocean Isle Beach wedding facilitiesAre you planning your Ocean Isle Beach wedding for next year? Our friends at Oceanfront Weddings of NC have been blogging on some of the latest trends and fashions to make it easier for you to plan your big day! Check out some of their most fun beach wedding poses, unique beach wedding color themes, wedding cake ideas, and even new groom’s golf packages in the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re planning your wedding in Ocean Isle Beach, they have the finest facilities in the area. Simply contact their Ocean Isle Beach wedding planners today for more information!

Last Month for Shallotte Farmers Market

September 6th, 2011

While staying at our hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, we encourage you to venture out to explore all that Brunswick County, NC has to offer, and one of our favorite local events is soon coming to a close. September is the last month this year to visit the Shallotte Farmers Market, which is filled with goods from local vendors such as plants, produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, home goods and more! For the past six years the market has continued to grow and attract newcomers to the area. For a full list of vendors and for more information, visit the Town of Shallotte’s website!

The Market is open every Saturday this month from 8am-12pm and is located at Riverside Park on the corner of Whiteville Road and Main Street in Shallotte, NC.