By: Amaury A. Gelabert
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Duck, North Carolina is the recently renovated Four-Diamond Sanderling Resort. This luxury hotel located right in the Outer Banks, a 200-mile long strip of barrier islands stretching across half of the northern North Carolina coastline, has been the favorite summer destination for families, couples, and even locals. Its fabulous amenities, excellent service and amazing culinary experience are what make this property unique.
After a multi-million dollar renovation, including new water view guest rooms, enlivened restaurants, and new outdoor spaces, the resort has been on the spot as an ultimate vacation destination. The resort features 120 rooms and suites with some of them having a panoramic view of the ocean. The unpretentiously elegant decor, the highest quality linens, and stellar views in each room make the property an enjoyable one in any section. Rooms feature queen or king size beds, a chenille lounge chair or sleep sofa, furnished private balconies, and oversized marble bathrooms. When it comes to dining at the Sanderling Resort, they make emphasis on getting their products locally sourced. The two main restaurants are Kimball’s Kitchen, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant offering steak and seafood cuisine and the only in the Outer Banks to serve Certified Angus Beef, and finally the Lifesaving Station, which consists of a bar and a three meal-menu of contemporary Carolina Coastal cuisine. The property also features a variety of options of venues for social events, wedding, or even a private corporate gathering. The Events House and Deck combines both indoor and outdoor seating for your attendees.
A vacation wouldn’t be complete without the treatment from a good spa. At the Sanderling Resort you will encounter a 6,000 square-foot award-winning spa where guests experience a variety of luxury skincare products from renowned beauty and skincare lines. The spa features 10 treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite, private Vichy shower and eucalyptus steam room. It even includes treatment for men and teens, so all the family can enjoy it together.
Once you’re done exploring all that the resort has to offer, it’s time to head out to the Outer Banks surroundings. From surf lessons to horseback riding, the property offers many options when it comes to activities outside of resort. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, Kitty Hawk Kite (kittyhawk.com) is the one to look for. The Currituck Sound Duck Kayak Tour is a tranquil kayak tour that starts from Sanderling and runs around Currituck Sound. For those looking for more active sports there is a surf lesson of an hour and half to two hours of teaching the fundamentals of surfing. Wild Horse Tour (corollaoutback.com) is a 20 minutes ride from the resort to Wild Horse Sanctuary where guests have an exclusive access to observe the horses in their natural habitat. In addition, the Sanctuary Vineyards (sanctuaryvineyards.com) is a tour led by manager John Wright that is worth checking out.