If you like to be pampered, this is the only place on Wrightsville Beach to fit the bill—but you'll pay a premium for the amenities. Supervised children's activities (ages four to 12) give Mom and Dad a chance to sneak away, perhaps for a massage. The rooms are well-appointed; the ocean views magnificent. Don't overlook the third-floor oceanview terrace. The restaurant is missable, but live music on the terrace (Thursday through Saturday in summer, Friday and Saturday
year-round) is a nice end to the day.