When booking your stay directly with Sands Resorts to stay at the Ocean Dunes Waterpark Myrtle Beach you will get free admission to not 1 but 2 water parks: The Sands Resort Water Park (Seasonal and Sands Guests Only) and the Wild Water and Wheels Water Park (Open To Public, Based on Availability and ONLY Seasonal). The Sands Resorts Water Park is just a 2 minute walk form Ocean Dunes. If you want to stay where the water park is technically located you will need to check out the Sand Dunes Resort and Spa via Sands Resorts just 453 feet away. Both water parks combined provide you access to at least 7 plus water slides, multiple kiddie attractions for under 48″, a wave pool, spray waterfall, lazy rivers and a bubble pool. Although you definitely find water play access understand that Wild Water and Wheels is 14ish miles away from the resort and can be up to a 30 minute drive in traffic. The overall talk is that both water parks are not that big which makes for an overcrowded situation. Regardless, it can be fun for the kids. So here’s the rundown: The Ocean Dunes Resort and Water Park will give you access to 2 indoor pools, 6 outdoor pools, and a kids playground/water play area within the Sands Resort. Wild Water and Wheels will give you access to 2 tube slides, 4 speed slides and 3 mat slides. For kiddie attractions you will find an open kiddie pool area for kids to slide and play, another area with more small slides and a waterfall entrance into a cave and yet another kiddie area with a raindrop fountain, mountain slide and a larger, gang plank slide. Wild Water and Wheels will also have a wave pool with 4 foot waves,a 950 ft. lazy river with waterfalls and raindrop fountains and an adult only lounge pool that you can submerge a chair into – the whirlpool bubbles are pretty cool there. Aside from the water factor you can also enjoy Go-Karts (different kinds for all ages).
Ocean Dunes Resort Accommodations
Let’s talk about the rooms. The accommodations at the Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes Resort consist of no view, oceanview and oceanfront standard rooms (up to 4 guests) and suites (up to 6 guests). The suites have full kitchens. The villas (up to 8 guests) offer 2 bedrooms and full kitchens. To be honest, “some” aspects of this property are 2.5 star quality and because of that don’t let someone talk you into booking here if you would be upset with the consequences that sometimes come along with 2.5 star quality. The old saying goes “You get what you pay for” and it’s true. I’ve been a travel agent for many years and it’s hard to contain myself when I run into someone who made the decision to reserve at a 2 star property thinking it was a great rate only to find out they encounter many problems when they get there. I feel for them I really do but get in the habit of doing your research. Trip Advisor is a great tool for that purpose. There’s nothing worse than being on vacation and running into problems but when you book a $65 a night hotel stay at a 2 star property you can pretty much expect to run into problems with cleanliness, smells, mold, broken tiles, stained carpet, etc. That is not to say this property will cost you $65 nightly or that you will find unkempt things here however some people do (it costs more than that during high season and ranges from $159 to over $200 nightly because it’s on the beach).
Here are some tips when reserving: You will NOT get water park access unless booking directly with sandsresorts.com. When asking for an Ocean Dunes Tower 2 Suite, you will find the lazy river nearby. The oceanfront king “corner” rooms tend to be nicer. Some accommodations here are individually owned so make sure you ask for an updated one as decor may vary. Sunrise views are best on floors 4 and higher. When asking for an Ocean Dunes Tower 1, you will be closer to the ocean. The elevators tend to be slow. Ask for a “newly renovated” room as some are not as new.
Don’t forget that when reserving a room at the Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes and Waterpark via sandsresorts.com you will have guest privileges at all the Sands Resorts sister properties such as: Sand Dunes Resort and Spa (2 Minute Walk), Sands Ocean Club (4.7 Miles), Sands Beach Club (4.9 Miles), Ocean Forest Plaza (1.5 Miles) and Ocean Forest Villas (1.4 Miles). Aside from water park access you will also receive freebies such as golf at Diamondback Golf Course, Getaway Adventure Sightseeing Cruise and admission to Ocean Drive Pavilion Amusement Park. The kiddos will love summer magic shows. The parents will love childcare via the Sands Kids Clubs. Freebies, pricing and availability are subject to change though so make sure you check with the front desk or concierge desk before making any plans.
Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas
- Room Types
- Airport Transportation
- Age Minimum
- Check In Time
- Check Out Time
- ATM Machine
- Resort Fee
- Pet Friendly
- Plan Ahead
- Smoking Rooms
There is a variety of consisting of standard rooms and suite accommodations as well as up to 2 bedroom villas and 3 bedroom townhouses here at the Ocean Dunes Resort and Water Park Myrtle Beach. Some come as oceanview or oceanfront. REMEMBER: You will only get use of the Water Park and free amenities IF you book directly via Sands Resorts (sandsresorts.com).
Airport Shuttle service is provided by this resort and may or may not be included in the resort fee of 11.1% of room rate
Myrtle Beach International Airport is 10.2 miles from this resort and will take approximately 19 minutes of driving time in traffic
Balconies are available.
Check In time is 4pm
Check Out is 11am
Complimentary (subject to change)
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service Available
6.7 Miles from Family Kingdom Theme Park
3.6 Miles from Myrtle Waves Water Park
6.3 Miles from Broadway at the Beach
6.0 Miles from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade
Complimentary Self Parking
Although subject to change there is an 11.1% of room rate charged as a resort fee
Pets friendly accommodations available in the non-smoking main building offering oceanfront accommodations. Dogs must be crated while gone and on a leash when outside of the room. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September during specific hours
Please note that pet information was accurate at the time of this publication but are subject to change. Always check with the property directly when making the decision to bring your 4 legged friend or service pet as there may be an additional cost.
During your stay at the Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes Resort you will find the Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater and Barefoot Landing nearby.
Smoking rooms available at this location but are subject to change
All information including pricing and amenities was accurate when published and is subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly regarding up to date pricing and amenities
- Wireless Internet
- Seasonal Sands Waterpark when booked via Sands Resorts
- Seasonal Wild Water and Wheels when booked via Sands Resorts
- Seasonal Sightseeing Cruise
- Seasonal Diamond Back Golf Course
- Seasonal 6 Days of Magic
- Hall of Heroes Exhibit
- Seasonal Ocean Drive Pavillion Passes
- All freebies can change at anytime and are subject to availability. Check with the front desk to verify and confirm.
- A Pool at Each Ocean Dunes Tower/Building
- Access to 2 Water Parks
- Kids Club Available
- Access to amenities at all Sands Resorts Sister Properties
The Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes Water Park and Resort offers some fun access to it’s sister properties and Kid’s Club. Kids Club offers seasonal fun including Sand Castles at the Beach, Games at the Beach, Arts and Crafts, Duck Races, Ice Cream Social, Water Balloon Games, Tye Dye T-Shirts and are for guests only. Come join the fun! Additional rates may apply.
Guest Room Perks
- Oceanview and Oceanfront Standard rooms with 2 double beds and some with extra long double beds and 1 bath
- Oceanview standard rooms with a king bed and queen size sleeper sofa and 1 bath
- 1 Bedroom Suites with 2 extra long double beds a living room with queen sofa bed and 1.5 baths
- 2 Bedroom Villas with 2 extra long double beds in each bedroom, full kitchen and sofa bed and 2.5 baths
- Oceanview 1 Bedroom Tower 1 Suites with 2 extra long double beds, queen sleeper sofa, murphy bed and full kitchen (this unit typical to a 2 room suite) and 1.5 baths
- Sideview 2 bedroom villas with 2 extra long double beds in each bedroom, sleeper sofa, full kitcfhen and 2.5 baths
- Oceanview 1 bedroom tower 2 suite with 2 extra long double beds, sleeper sofa, “kitchenette” and 1.5 baths
- 3 bedroom townhomes with 2 floors and a full kitchen, 2 extra long double beds, 2 twin beds, extra long double bed and 2.5 baths
With covered parking, Coconut’s Ice Cream Shop and Banan’s Gameroom the amenities truly are endless here at the Myrtle Beach Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas. Having access to the Sands Health Club and other perks such as kids 12 and under eat breakfast free and Sands Concierge service is a plus.