Fast forward to our last visit to the Outer Banks. There are now more hotels there than there used to be. Since we were only staying for a few nights and most rentals are weekly, I started looking into hotels. I stumbled upon the Sanderling, remembering it from long ago. Set in the town of Duck, the Sanderling is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Sunrises and sunsets.
A Four-Diamond resort that has been recently renovated, the Sanderling is known for it's service.When you hear Four-Diamond or Resort you might think that it's stuffy. Pretentious. But there's none of that here. You can do as little or as much as you want.
they're available on most of the porches.
We stayed in the North Inn with a balcony overlooking the pool and hot tub. Our room came with a smores packet for smores at the fire pit and our own rubber duckie for the bath. Since we were there off-season, one of the pools was closed as was one of the restaurants. But the spa, hot tub, fire pit andthe Life Saving Station restaurant were open.
We spent our time in the hot tub and the beach chairs overlooking the ocean. We witnessed a sunrise and a sunset. We drove into Corolla for breakfast - if you go to First Light for breakfast, you must, MUST get one of their fist size biscuits. And we enjoyed a glass of wine on our balcony on those out of the world comfortable chairs.
If you're heading to the Outer Banks and you would like to stay at a Four-Diamond resort known for it's service and spa, then give the Sanderling Resort a look. Check the website or give them a call. You never know if you will fall into a special. And then you could be staying at one of the top ten ranked hotels in North Carolina!
This post is not sponsored. I just got a really good deal - first night at off-season rack rate and the second for $29.
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