Choosing the Perfect Accommodations for your Brunswick Islands Vacation

In North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to choosing your vacation accommodations. The islands and coastal communities are full of lodging options for every group size and itinerary. Read on to learn more about the benefits of every type of accommodations the Brunswick Islands have to offer and how to find your perfect “home away from home.” You can also visit www.ncbrunswick.com/accommodations for a full listing of the area’s accommodations.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacationing families who want to be near or on the beach can find the perfect fit for their stay with one of the vacation rentals throughout the Brunswick Islands. Beach vacation rental homes often become a tradition for families, and they return to the same house year after year. Along with easy access to the beach, vacation rentals offer the comforts of home with full kitchens, and gathering space for the entire family to spend time together and relax. Choose from cozy condos and beach cottages to grand oceanfront homes able to accommodate a large family reunion. Vacation rental homes along the Intracoastal Waterway or island canals are also a great option for visitors with boats looking for direct boating access to the water.

If you’re new to the concept of renting a beach house, check out our video page for rental experience videos in which families share why they love renting a beach house for their family’s vacation.

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Hotels and Inns

Don’t need the space provided by a vacation home rental or looking for traditional hotel services? The Brunswick Islands offer a variety of hotels and inns to choose from. Locally-owned inns on the islands offer an intimate experience with an array of amenities, all close to the beach. National brand hotels can be found off the islands, making for an easy drive to sites and attractions beyond the beach. Many hotels and inns feature pools, hot breakfasts, bikes and fitness centers adding even more relaxation to your vacation.

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Golf Resorts

Visitors looking to vacation beyond the beach have two golf resorts to choose from in the Brunswick Islands – Sea Trail Resort and Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort. Split your days between golf, the on-site pools and the nearby beach, maximizing your vacation fun! Golf resorts offer spacious accommodations (one to three-bedroom villas), many with kitchens, as well as on-property amenities like fitness and activity centers, pro shops and restaurants. 

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Bed and Breakfasts

For history mixed with southern hospitality, stay at one of the B&Bs in scenic Southport, many dating back to the 1800s. These accommodations offer a unique and romantic experience for couples with charming rooms, several furnished with antiques, and amenities such as delicious breakfasts, and bikes to explore the town and waterfront at your leisure! Southport is an idyllic waterside town and a favorite walking area for many, with Victorian-style homes and live oak trees making for a picturesque stroll. Historic walking and tram tours are also available for those wanting to learn more about the area’s past.

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To begin planning your vacation to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, visit www.NCBrunswick.com. You can also view current Lodging Specials and Packages at www.ncbrunswick.com/specials.

Have Your Wedding Where the Something Blue is a Given

have your wedding where the something blue is a given. The Carolina blue sky. The deep blue Atlantic at the edge of the sand on a barrier island. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a variety of wedding venues for couples to say “I do” on their special day. Whether your ideal wedding is on the beach, walking down the aisle with the sand underneath your feet and a nice sea breeze catching your veil, or a lavish inn or golf resort with romantic grounds filled with southern charm, we have the perfect venues to host any couple’s wedding. You don’t need a passport to celebrate a destination wedding; the five islands that make up the Brunswick Islands are filled with 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, charming accommodations for you and your guests, mouthwatering restaurants and savvy wedding planners who can help with every last detail of your big day. Make our unique coast the ideal location for your memorable wedding. It’s all up to you, but there’s one thing you can count on – North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands can accommodate any fairy tale wedding.

Swing into Nuptials

Whether the groom needs another round before he says “I do,” or you are looking for that gorgeous lushly landscaped venue with a stately clubhouse, our golf clubs and resorts offer both indoor and outdoor space, like Sea Trail Resort and Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. Indulge and relax on your special day knowing everything is being taken care of by the professional staff. And don’t forget to take those gorgeous wedding shots by the green!

Foodie Lover’s Paradise

If food is one of the most important components of your dream wedding, allow one of our many restaurants serve as the host of your wedding. The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar, for instance, has gorgeous views and secluded banquet rooms for your wedding party, and it will also give your guests a savory experience they’ll never forget.

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Feel the sand between your feet with the perfect beach wedding at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Resorts and inns such as The Wind Resort Beach Club, Ocean Isle Inn and The Islander Inn, will take care of all the planning so you can enjoy your special and everlasting moment. Besides, nothing beats a beach wedding on our uncrowded and romantic shores.

Making History

Historical sites and museums are can also be rented for weddings that need a little more of a rustic and unique touch. Imagine a ceremony at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, with the sun peering through the large oak trees around the magnificent ruins of a colonial church. You will be surrounded by the extraordinary history of the site while you begin create your own special moments.

Something Borrowed

Oak Island Vacation Rental HomeFor a casual and family-oriented wedding experience, consider renting a generous-sized beach house. A private wedding is perfect for any bride looking to have friends and family close together to experience such nuptials. There are an abundance of options ranging from “do it yourself” to a perfectly planned wedding ceremony. There are no limits to what your North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach house wedding can be.

Inn-separable Memories

Many of the inns on our islands can make the perfect backdrop for your wedding. For brides looking for a different take on the ever-popular “beach wedding,” The Sunset Inn, an intimate and luxurious inn with porches overlooking nature’s nursery, provides a marsh view perfect for any nature-lover.  Let the experienced staff assist you with all the details of creating your perfect wedding!

A Fresh Start

Maybe you want a blank slate. A clean palette. There are multiple event centers in which will house your dream wedding. The Southport Community Building, with its large event space and waterfront setting, will give you the opportunity to be the artist and transform the space into what you have always imagined.

From fairy tale, to classic, to modern and from beaches, to golf fairways, to lighthouses and sailboats, there is the perfect venue waiting for you at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

For a complete list of accommodations, wedding services, and even honeymoon options, visit here.

Take the Ultimate Fall “Drive” this Season in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

there’s nothing more satisfying than stepping up to the first tee on a perfect fall day in the Brunswick Islands. While temperatures drop in the northern part of the country, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is untouched by harsh weather, making it the perfect destination for fall birdies.   In fact, the average high in October is still a very mild 77 degrees.

North Carolina’s G4.1.1olf Coast quietly features more than 30 championship courses boasting all the pedigree but not the crowds of some other golf destinations. With stunning water-based settings that highlight the natural beauty of coastal southeast North Carolina, the area has drawn some of the world’s top golf course designers intent on making their mark on North Carolina’s Golf Coast.

The possibilities for fall golfing range from stand-alone layouts where golf is the sole focus to multi-course resorts that will keep both golfers and non-golfers happy for days. Many clubhouses also feature pro shops and dining options for those 19th hole purchases and celebrations. In addition, many clubs offer lessons from a trained PGA instructor, with a lower score perhaps another souvenir from the Brunswick Islands.

To complement the fall golfing season, several top golfing locations in the area are offering great fall specials and packages perfect for golf-lovers looking for a getaway this season. For a list of golf packagers click here or create your own golf vacation package with this list of accommodations and courses.

This fall, take the ultimate fall “drive” in the mild temperatures of North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands while others might be taking a swing in the snow!