• Laiken Howard

Directions to Grand Palms Resort - Navigating to Your Favorite Vacation Destination

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Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.

Need Help Navigating? Or Just Need Directions?

Grand Palms Resort is close enough to Myrtle Beach to give you access to all of the excitement and energy this area has to offer, but it is also secluded enough for you to enjoy some rest and relaxation! This seclusion may make it challenging for those visiting Grand Palms Resort for the first time. We understand that we may not be easy to find. With this article, we aim to help you arrive at your vacation destination with absolute ease! Myrtle Beach can be a high traffic location which is why we’ve gone ahead and included the correct address, secret shortcuts, and tips to finding your way around the Resort.


At the beginning of 2021, we changed the name of the Resort from Plantation Resort to Grand Palms Resort. Read more about our name change here.


Address for Grand Palms Resort

Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.

When it is time to enter your destination into your smartphone or GPS, it is important to make sure you type in the correct address. Grand Palms Resort is located just south of Myrtle Beach in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Please be sure to choose the set of directions that takes you to Surfside Beach (and not ̶M̶y̶r̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶B̶e̶a̶c̶h̶). Below, is the proper address as well as the exact latitude and longitude to help you easily find our location:


**Our address is 1250 US Highway 17 North, SURFSIDE BEACH, SC 29575.

If this address doesn't work on your GPS device an alternative address may be used, 1100 Platt Blvd., Surfside Beach, SC 29575.

Keep in mind that the Resort is approximately 1 mile away from the Front Desk Building where you check-in. The Beach is approximately 2 miles away and is easily accessible via our complimentary beach shuttles. See the Resort's Welcome Magazine for shuttle stops and times.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.
Minutes from the Beach via our Complimentary Shuttles

Address for GPS: 1250 US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575


Latitude: 33.62190 Longitude: -78.9723 N33 37.315 W078 58.34








Various Routes to Grand Palms Resort

Whether you’re flying in or driving in from the North, South or West, we’re here to help you find our location. Click on the links for directions from the various locations:

From the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) I-95 From Savannah, GA driving North on I-95 I-95 From Fayetteville, NC driving South on I-95 US-76 From Florence, SC driving East on US-76 US-17 From Charleston, SC driving North on US-17 I-20 From Columbia, SC driving East on I-20


Secret Shortcuts

Ever hear of a local lane? Well, here’s a few local secret shortcuts for you:


Shortcut #1: If you are traveling from the North Myrtle Beach area, avoid 17 Business (Kings Highway) by taking SC 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) which is a freeway that will take you directly to Highway 544 (Dick Pond Road). But please don’t tell the locals we told you about SC 31; they want to keep it as their little secret.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.
SC 31 - Carolina Bays Parkway - a Locals' Secret

Shortcut #2: Highway 544 (Dick Pond Road), during the summer months and particularly on weekends, can get so busy that it sometimes looks like a parking lot. The final mile from 17 Bypass (near Wal-Mart) to where Highway 544 ends into 17 Business (Kings Highway) is especially troublesome.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.
Grand Palms Resort Marquee Sign

So, as you approach 17 Bypass and you see rows of taillights, take a right (South) onto 17 Bypass, and drive approximately 2.4 miles to Glenns Bay Road. Take a left heading East onto Glenns Bay Road and travel approximately 1.5 miles to 17 Business. Take a left heading North onto 17 Business and in about 1.5 miles, you will see our large blue marquee sign on your left.


You have now driven “around the block” and avoided the worst of the stop-and-go traffic on Highway 544. Even though this “shortcut” adds a few miles to your trip, it will save you minutes and get you here faster.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.
A Round the Block Shortcut When There's Busy Traffic

Tips: Finding Your Way Around Grand Palms Resort

We all know that you are the best driver in the family and probably don’t need any directions; however, we’ve got a few general tips to share with you that you may not even know about!


Tip #1: Take the Shuttle. Of course, everyone loves the beach! Avoid having to find and pay for a parking spot by taking the Resort’s complimentary shuttle bus to and from the beach. Save those parking meter coins for ice cream or maybe a smoothie! But most of all, enjoy your vacation without all the traffic! See our Welcome Magazine for shuttle schedule times and locations.


Tip #2: Visit the Preview Center for tours. A lot of folks stop by our Front Desk Office to check in for their scheduled tour provided by Wyndham. We are happy to greet you, however, you will want to check in at the Preview Center for your tour located behind the Front Office Building (see the map below).


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.
Front Desk versus Preview Center Check-Ins

Tip #3: Look in the Welcome Magazine. The Resort is located about a mile away from the Front Office Building. If you look at the Welcome Magazine, you will see a Resort Map that lays out where all the major buildings are, including your unit! The Resort Map is in the image below.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.

Take a Drive to Grand Palms Resort!

We hope that these tips and tricks have helped you start your vacation off the right way! Instead of waiting in stop-and-go traffic, we want you to enjoy every minute of your vacation from the time you reserve your stay with us. If you haven’t made your reservations yet, please call one of our friendly Reservation Specialists at 888-913-4477 or email them at reservations@grandpalmsresortmb.com and they will be happy to help you plan a memorable vacation. We wish you all safe travels to your home away from home!


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.


Directions to your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort formerly Plantation Resort.