Valentine’s Day Beach Getaway Offers Something Extra Special

February 1st, 2011

If you’re looking for an intimate setting for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong an oceanfront room at our Ocean Isle Beach, NC hotel. And for the occasion, we’ve created the ultimate oceanfront getaway package appropriately referred to as the “Message in a Bottle” getaway: 

  • Ocean Isle Beach oceanfront hotelTwo nights in a luxury oceanfront King Room,
  • Champagne or sparkling cider,
  • Gourmet chocolates,
  • A single red rose,
  • Breakfast each morning, an
  • In-room basket of snacks including hot cocoa and popcorn
  • Large selection of classic romance movies to watch in your room, including the romantic classic “Message in a Bottle”

And you won’t leave empty handed! You will remember Valentine’s Day 2011 forever with your own “message in a bottle” filled with sand, rose petals and a special message inside. The message may be customized or taken from our own collection of prose.

You can reserve your room online at our North Carolina beach hotel at our website or call 888-324-ISLE for more information. Our all-inclusive price for the “Message in a Bottle” special is only $250.00 per couple.

Offer valid until April 2011.

Ocean Isle Beach Golf Getaway Package

January 25th, 2011

Ocean Isle Beach, NC hotel The Islander Inn is excited to be included in Brunswick County golf packaging company,’s latest spring golf package! You can choose between a 2 night/2 round or 2 night/4 round package which includes a room at our oceanfront hotel and rounds of golf at Ocean Isle Beach’s premiere golf course, The Pearl. Book this special for March 1st- 31st by calling 800-800-1103 or emailing Jordan Cline at

NC Golf PackageThe 2 nights/2 rounds package sets you up to play the Pearl’s East and West Course and is an amazing price, with prices as low as $172 per player, which includes all greens, cart fees and taxes.

Or you can play 36 holes per day with’s 2 nights/4 rounds package and play the East and West Course each twice for as low as $226 per player! (Which also includes all green and cart fees and taxes.)

Prices are based on double occupancy, but can be altered for a one night stay by simply cutting the price in half!

Carolina Golf Packaging Company Launches E-Mail Campaign

January 21st, 2011

South Carolina Golf PackagesNorth and South Carolina’s premier golf packaging specialists,, is preparing for 2011’s spring golf season by launching their e-newsletter! We are especially excited to see their e-mail campaigns, as they often feature our Ocean Isle Beach, NC oceanfront hotel in their golf packages. And because their specials are only sent to your Inbox once a month, you won’t be overloaded with too many emails! Subscribe to begin receiving the golf packaging company’s specials today!

Golf in the Carolinas: From Riverview to Oceanview

January 11th, 2011

Myrtle Beach area golf package, The PearlMyrtle Beach, SC area golf packaging company has included the Islander Inn, Ocean Isle Beach’s premiere oceanfront hotel, in their latest “Stay and Play” package! Choose between a 3 rounds/3 night or a 4 rounds/4 night stay package which includes a room at the Islander Inn (2 king or 2 queens) with our free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. The 3 round package includes a round of golf at The Pearl’s East Course, River’s Edge and Oyster Bay. The 4 round package includes the three previous courses and The Pearl West Course as well.

Book your golf package for any of the dates below by calling them directly at 1.800.800.1103 or emailing

3 Night/3 Round Package:

  • 3/3/11 – 3/16/11: $322/person
  • 3/17/11 – 3/31/11: $340/person
  • 4/1/11 – 4/30/11: $358/person
  • 5/1/11 – 5/8/11: $381/person

4 Night/4 Round Package:

  • 3/3/11 – 3/16/11:  $409/person
  • 3/17/11 – 3/31/11: $428/person
  • 4/1/11 – 4/30/11: $451/person
  • 5/1/11 – 5/8/11: $480/person

Price includes all greens fees, carts fees, taxes, and surcharges.

Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course Sweepstakes Winner Will Look Sharp on the Course!

January 4th, 2011

Our friends at The Pearl Golf Club in Ocean Isle Beach, NC launched their monthly contest yesterday! December’s lucky contest winner will be playing 9 instructional holes with Class A PGA Head Pro Jimmy Biggs, but this month’s winner will go out in style, winning an Adidas Clima-Warm Fleece Sweater, t-shirts and golf balls. The Adidas fleece is ideal for playing in the winter, as it insulates but is not bulky, allowing your swing to be uninterrupted! To enter, “Like” The Pearl’s Facebook page and click on the “Contest” tab to enter. The contest will only be open for a couple of weeks, so enter today!

TGAA Tour Selects The Pearl Golf Course to Host 2011 Myrtle Beach Classic

December 28th, 2010

We are excited to announce that The Pearl, Ocean Isle Beach’s premiere golf course, will be hosting the 2011 TGAA Myrtle Beach Classic, one of the most prestigious Pro-Net Tours in the Mid-Atlantic. The thirty-six hole event will be on February 19th and 20th, 2011 and The Pearl will also host the post-event awards banquet.

Myrtle Beach, SC area tournament in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

The Tournament Golf Association of America tour’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Moses, said this of the partnership with The Pearl: “We are very proud of the partnership we have developed with The Pearl Golf Course and are thrilled to have them host the TGAA Myrtle Beach Classic for the second straight year.  They were wonderful hosts to the tour for our 2010 event and it was an easy decision to return.  The players gave high praise to the staff for their attention to detail and to the quality of the courses…Our players are every bit as excited as The Pearl Golf Course and the local Calabash community to have this event”.

Michael Borton of The Pearl is eagerly awaiting the event. “We were able to host their major event in 2010 and are excited to host this event again.  Both courses provide the challenge and setup that these Pro-Net golfers want to see.” We welcome you to “Stay and Play” with The Pearl and the Islander Inn of Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Hope to see you there!

Photography Tips for Beach Sunsets

December 22nd, 2010

NC Beach PhotographerNowadays it seems everyone is an amateur photographer! So who couldn’t use helpful tips from Wilmington, NC professional photographer Stephanie Moore of Moore Photography. Photos of sunsets and sunrises are always popular, so we asked Stephanie to share her tips for photographing at those times of day. Let us know how your photos turn out next time you stay in one of our Ocean Isle Beach, NC oceanfront hotel rooms!

When photographing people during a sunset or sunrise:

  • Choose to start about an hour before sunset or sunrise
  • Point the subjects to the right or left of the sun, not straight in to it
  • Have fun with it! Try shooting a silhouette with the sun behind your subject
  • Try different angles and play with the long shadows that will appear as the sun sets or rises

Ocean Isle Beach, NC Golf Course Launches December Contest

December 13th, 2010

Ocean Isle Beach, NC’s premiere golf course, The Pearl, has begun their monthly contest this month with an exciting prize: one-on-one instruction with a Class A PGA Head Professional, Jimmy Biggs. There are only 2 DAYS LEFT to enter, so visit The Pearl Golf Course’s Facebook Page and enter today!

Retreat to an Oceanfront Room in Ocean Isle Beach after your Holiday Shopping

December 7th, 2010

This year, we want you to ENJOY your holiday shopping by saving money at the local outlet mall in Myrtle Beach, SC and unwind in an oceanfront hotel room in Ocean Isle Beach, NC for the weekend. With the opening of the SC 31 bypass, you can avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic on US-17 you had to endure previously and make it to the ultimate shopping destination in record time!  

Myrtle Beach Outlet MallThe Tanger Outlet Center on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC offers over 100 brand name outlets in one convenient location. All of the brand names you want are there, including J. Crew, GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, along with housewares and home goods, specialty stores, shoes and accessories. Tanger Outlet is also offering special coupons and sales specifically for the Kings Highway location.

When you’re done checking off that holiday list, escape to the beach and let the welcoming staff at the Ocean Isle Beach’s Islander Inn pamper you. Click here for easy-to-use directions to Tanger Outlets from the Islander Inn!

Finding Sand Dollars at Ocean Isle Beach, NC

November 30th, 2010

When you stay at our oceanfront hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, you can’t help but want to walk along the shore in search of seashells. Sand dollars in particular are an exciting find, so we’d like to share with you a few tips on finding sand dollars along the coast.

Seashells in Ocean Isle Beach, NCUnderstanding the tide schedule is especially important to finding sand dollars, as low tide is the best time to find them. If there’s a particular area where you have some luck, return to that area at every low tide, as there could be a bed nearby. After a storm or hurricane is always a good time to look, even in high tide areas where debris could have been pushed upwards. And sand dollars are particularly fragile, so bring along a bowl lined with a cloth or paper towel so you can lay them out individually to avoid breakage.

For tips on preserving the sand dollars you found, check out this handy article on finding and preserving sand dollars!