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If you're dreaming of a vacation that combines stunning natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, and endless recreational activities, look no further than Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Nestled along the pristine shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this coastal haven offers something for everyone, making it the perfect destination for families, friends, couples, and solo travelers alike.

A Beach Lover's Dream

Wild Dunes Resort boasts miles of beautiful, sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun, build sandcastles, or simply enjoy the rhythmic sound of the waves. The beach is ideal for morning walks or jogs, with the sunrise painting the sky in vibrant hues of orange and pink. For those who prefer a more adventurous approach to the ocean, the resort offers activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and surfing. The gentle waves and clear waters make it a great spot for beginners and seasoned water sports enthusiasts alike. They also have several amazing pools including an adults only pool.

Luxurious Accommodations

Whether you’re seeking a cozy room with ocean views or a spacious vacation home for the whole family, Wild Dunes Resort has you covered. The resort features a range of accommodations, from the elegant Sweetgrass Inn (Where we stayed) to the Boardwalk well as rental homes and condos. Each option is designed with comfort and convenience in mind, offering modern amenities, stylish décor, and easy access to the resort’s many attractions.

Golf and Tennis Paradise

For sports enthusiasts, Wild Dunes Resort is nothing short of paradise. The resort is home to two world-class golf courses: the Links Course and the Harbor Course. Both courses were designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio and offer challenging play with breathtaking views of the surrounding marshes and ocean. Golfers of all skill levels will appreciate the meticulously maintained greens and the opportunity to play in such a scenic setting.

If tennis is more your game, you’ll be thrilled with the resort’s top-notch tennis facilities. With courts and professional instruction available, you can practice your serve, improve your backhand, or participate in a friendly match. The resort also hosts tennis clinics and tournaments, ensuring that there’s always something exciting happening on the courts. Pickleball is also an option if you would rather partake in that!

Delicious Dining Options

No vacation is complete without indulging in some delicious cuisine, and Wild Dunes Resort delivers on that front as well. The resort offers several dining options, ranging from casual to fine dining. Coastal Provisions, located in the Boardwalk Inn, serves up fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients in a sophisticated setting. For a more relaxed atmosphere, head to Woody’s Eatery for some classic American fare or enjoy a cocktail at the poolside bar. Another amazing option is Oystercatchers, make sure to get the seafood tower and end your night with a delicious espresso martini! If you are looking for rooftop views head up to The Nest for light bites and tasty craft cocktails. The resort offers twelve different dining options so you can not go wrong with what you choose.

Family-Friendly Fun

Wild Dunes Resort is a fantastic destination for families, with plenty of activities to keep kids entertained. The resort offers a variety of programs and camps for children, including nature tours, arts and crafts, and sports clinics. The whole family can also enjoy biking around the island, exploring the nearby Isle of Palms County Park, or taking a short drive to historic Charleston for a day of sightseeing and shopping.

Relax and Rejuvenate

If relaxation is your goal, you won’t be disappointed. Wild Dunes Resort. The Sand & Sea Spa offers a range of treatments, from massages to facials, ensuring that you leave feeling rejuvenated and pampered. There are also wellness classes offered! We participated in gentle yoga and it was a fabulous class. We left feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day!


With its idyllic location, luxurious accommodations, and endless activities, Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, is a destination that truly has it all. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or quality time with loved ones, you’ll find it here. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to create unforgettable memories at this coastal paradise.

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Welcome, wanderers, to a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Gulfport, Florida – Peninsula Bed & Cocktails a historic hotel with an edge. Picture this: a charming boutique hotel exuding coastal vibes, where every corner whispers tales of relaxation and rejuvenation. Today, we embark on a journey to uncover the magic of this delightful haven, where comfort meets cocktails in the most enchanting way possible.

As you step through the doors of Peninsula Bed & Cocktails, you see a beautiful lobby bar that can make any cocktail your heart desires! The best part is each room is themed a different cocktail. If you are an espresso martini fan there is a room for that, Old Fashioned fan? No worries they have you covered! Our room was the Cosmopolitan room so I felt like I was right in the middle of Sex and the City with Carrie Bradshaw. The lighting in the room was stunning and the pink details just brought the whole room together. Not to mention the bed was so comfortable! It was like sleeping on clouds.

One of my favorite parts of Peninsula Bed & Cocktails was the elevator that takes you to your room. There elevator was made into a speak easy bar! Yes you read that right. No the cocktails are not drinkable in the elevator but it makes the perfect spot for some fun pictures and videos! You feel like you are teleported back in time. Such a fun addition to the hotel.

Gulfport is brimming with activities to suit every taste, from kayaking through mangrove forests to exploring local art galleries, fun bars and boutiques all in walking distance from the hotel. And when you return to Peninsula at the end of the day, you can unwind with a soak in the tub or head in to the lobby bar for a night cap.

I honestly fell in love with the hotel and the city of Gulfport. I will definitely be back soon to explore more! If you are looking to book your stay you can use my Code: laurielivinlife for 20% off your vacation. I can't wait to hear how much you fall in love with Peninsula Bed & Cocktails and the city of Gulfport like I did!

Book your stay HERE.


Hey there, wine enthusiasts and brunch aficionados! If you're looking for a delicious way to support a great cause while indulging in some exquisite wines and delectable bites, look no further than the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction at the stunning Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on March 16th, 2024 from 11am to 4pm.

Picture this: a sunny Saturday morning, gentle breeze from the Gulf of Mexico, and the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingling with the scent of blooming flowers. That's the perfect setting for the annual Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction.

Now in its 34th year, this event has become a highlight for both locals and visitors alike. It's not just about wine (although there's plenty of that!), but it's also about community, philanthropy, and, of course, having a fantastic time.

Let's start with the wine, shall we? Prepare your taste buds for a journey through vineyards from around the world. From crisp Chardonnays to robust Cabernets, there's something to please every palate. And let's not forget about the bubbly! Champagne and sparkling wines will be flowing, adding an extra touch of elegance to the affair.

But what's a brunch without delicious food? Fear not, foodies, because the culinary offerings at the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction are nothing short of extraordinary. Picture a spread of gourmet delights, from fresh seafood to artisan cheeses, decadent pastries to savory brunch classics. Whether you're craving smoked salmon on a bagel or a made-to-order omelet, you'll find it here.

Now, let's talk about the main event: the auction. Get ready to bid on an array of exclusive experiences, fine wines, and luxury items, all generously donated to support local charities. From private wine tastings to vacation getaways, there's something for everyone. And the best part? Knowing that your winning bid is making a meaningful difference in the community.

But the Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction is more than just a fundraiser. It's a celebration of Sarasota's vibrant cultural scene and the spirit of giving back. As you mingle with fellow attendees, sharing stories and raising your glasses in toast, you'll feel a sense of camaraderie that's truly special.

So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready for a brunch experience like no other. The Florida Winefest Brunch & Auction at the Van Wezel is a must-attend event for anyone who loves good food, great wine, and giving back to the community.

Cheers to a day of indulgence, generosity, and making a difference. See you there!

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