From Our Family to Yours

Dear Beach Goers, The past two months have taken a swift and severe toll on our country. We have been facing a health emergency that none of us have experienced in our lifetimes. As we continue to flatten the curve and work towards the goal of containing the virus outbreaks, the conversation has started to … Continue reading From Our Family to Yours

Be Confident when Staying in a Vacation Rental

Dear Travelers, On behalf of the entire Carolina Retreats family, I want to reassure you that in times of uncertainty surrounding travel and your vacation, your safety and wellbeing remain our top priority. We understand that many of you may be experiencing stress given the rapidly changing information related to COVID-19, Coronavirus. We want you … Continue reading Be Confident when Staying in a Vacation Rental

Featured Business: Ida Thai Cuisines

A local’s favorite for over a decade, Ida Thai in Carolina Beach is one of the staples on Pleasure Island, NC. An accommodating mix of appetizers, soups and entrees from a husband and wife who’ve worked throughout Thailand and California! This quaint spot sits right off of the main strip of Carolina Beach Rd across … Continue reading Featured Business: Ida Thai Cuisines

Featured Business: The Peak Taphouse and Kitchen

Surf City, NC: Located in the very heart of Surf City, NC, is The Peak Taphouse and Kitchen. A quaint bar and hangout located on Roland Avenue in the center adjacent to the Surf City IGA. This modern era bar is complete with several beers on tap along with a plethora of distinguished IPAs and … Continue reading Featured Business: The Peak Taphouse and Kitchen

Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Awarded $237 Million

Surf City, NC: In wake of the damage left behind from Hurricane Florence and Matthew a year ago, a concerted effort was made to ask for federal assistance. After a yearlong wait, the U.S. Army Corps will award $237 million to North Topsail Beach and Surf City, NC. Many thanks to Senators Tillis and Burr … Continue reading Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Awarded $237 Million

Topsail Beach Resumes Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project

Beginning December 15h, 2019, Topsail Beach will undergo a major beach nourishment and channel dredging project. Contracted to Weeks Marine on October 4th, this project includes dredging a new Topsail Inlet and side channels within the Banks Channel. This is the second phase of the project known as the Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project and … Continue reading Topsail Beach Resumes Storm Damage Reduction (SDR) Project

First Annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Party

Wilmington, NC – Good times and lots of laughs were had at our first annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Costume Party! Celebrated at Waterman’s Brewing in Wilmington, NC, our happy bunch danced, ate, and partied the night away in a wonderful atmosphere. Setting the night off right, President Mike Harrington gave an upbeat speech touting all … Continue reading First Annual Carolina Retreats Halloween Party

Understanding Vacation Travel Insurance: How to Protect Your Investment with Red Sky Insurance

Vacationer Safety Is Our #1 Priority As beach vacation experts for over 40 years on the North Carolina islands, (Pleasure Island, Topsail Island) we have seen it all. From seasonal rain to strong force winds, our sole concern always; is the safety of our guests. We value everyone’s including our own vacation specialists and always … Continue reading Understanding Vacation Travel Insurance: How to Protect Your Investment with Red Sky Insurance

Carolina Retreats is Proud to Partner with TrustPilot for Guest Reviews

Carolina Retreats is over the moon to partner with one of the largest automated review companies in the nation. TrustPilot, founded in 2007, has over a quarter million businesses using customer reviews to drive growth. With so many review platforms out there, TrustPilot is one of the few that offer integrated services such as SEO … Continue reading Carolina Retreats is Proud to Partner with TrustPilot for Guest Reviews

Why A 4 Out Of 5 Star Review Is Actually Better

Before making virtually any major purchase nowadays, we rely on crowd sourced reviews. Reading online reviews before buying is an enormous aspect of purchase behavior. And that research takes shape mainly in two forms: Social Media and Reviews. While similar in many regards the social media relies more on an existing personal relationship while online … Continue reading Why A 4 Out Of 5 Star Review Is Actually Better