Fodor's Expert Review Sanderling Resort

1461 Duck Rd., Duck, North Carolina, 27949, USA Fodor's Choice

This luxury resort comprising three multistory buildings and five large rental homes spreads over 16 quiet acres of ocean-to-sound property that include two outdoor pools (one that's adults only), hot tubs, an indoor pool, firepits, and a boccie court. Grab a drink at the beachfront Sandbar, sign up for kayak tours, paddleboard lessons, and yoga classes, or just relax on your porch and watch the waves roll in. The elegant, dinner-only Kimball's Kitchen restaurant (open May to October) has a wall of windows overlooking Currituck Sound. The resort-casual Lifesaving Station, a restored 1899 former lifesaving station that was renovated in 2017, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round.


  • on-site spa
  • private balconies with hammock chairs
  • in-room refrigerators
  • oversized bathrooms
  • one of pools is for adults only
  • there is an adults-only pool
  • on-site spa with views across the sound
  • oversized bathrooms


  • limited elevator access in some buildings
  • DVD players and microwaves must be requested at the front desk
  • high-priced rooms leave something to be desired
  • service can be hit or miss
  • no elevator in primary building
  • pricey rooms leave something to be desired
  • high-traffic areas like hallway carpets show their age




Phones: 252-261–4111 | 855-412–7866-reservations | 877-650–4812 | 855-412–7866-toll-free reservations


128 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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