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Duck, North CarolinaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Sanderling Resort
Newly revived and poised to reopen this spring, The Sanderling Resort is the only full-service resort in North Carolina's Outer Banks, one of the country's best coastlines for sand dunes, secluded beaches, and waterfront wildlife.
North Carolina's Outer Banks, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands along the Atlantic, is one of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. And the Sanderling Resort, unveiling a new look on 16 windswept acres and almost completely encircled by the Atlantic Ocean and the serene Currituck Sound, is an ideal jumping-off point for exploring the pristine coastline—no matter if you're on a romantic escape or with your kids. The 95 accommodations range from double rooms to family homes, with seven brand new poolside rooms having just been added. All are adorned with cedar shake sidings, feature water or dune views, and large bathrooms stocked with plush robes and L'Occitane bath amenities. Travelers in linen pants and wide-brimmed hats unwind by one of the sparkly pools or the beach. You may also opt to head to the painted white porches for complimentary morning coffee.. If you'd rather be pampered, the 6,000-square-foot spa—a Travel + Leisure World's Best Award winner—incorporates local ingredients (sea, salt, and sand), as does topnotch on-site restaurant Kimball's Kitchen. Order from the plentiful varieties of oysters caught off of the Carolina coast.
Grab a comfy cushion near one of the fire pits on the Beach House Deck to enjoy some live entertainment or kick back to watch the sunset.
Don't miss The Lost Colony; an enthralling production about the mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke Island settlers.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
Four Diamonds Award Kimball's Kitchen
Arrive at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) which is approximately 88 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 2 hours of travel time.1461 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Beach Access
- Indoor Pool
- Adults-only Pool
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Family Pool
- Spa on Property
- Yoga Classes
- Beauty Salon
- Fitness Center
- Tours + Activities
- Golf nearby
- Eco Center
- Gift Shops
- Child Care Services
- Private Decks (some)
- Walk-in Showers
- Coffee Makers
- Award-winning Restaurant
- Casual Restaurant
- Outdoor Dining Deck
- 3 Bars & Lounges
- Lobby Bar
- Outdoor Lounge
- Live Entertainment
- 2 person maximum occupancy
Why We Love Duck
This coastal stretch, connected by the scenic two-lane highway NC 12, has charming towns, wildlife sanctuaries, and enough surf, sand, and sun for beach sports such as sailing and kite boarding.
620 Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla.
Outdoor Excursion: Head to the 3,400-acre Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, adjacent to the resort, to see sharp-shinned hawks, black-bellied plover, and Virginia rails, among other birds.
300 Audubon Dr., Corolla.
Must-See Museum: Travel addicts can pay homage to the Wright Brothers at their national memorial, where the visitors' center has a full-scale replica of the 1903 Powered Flyer, and a granite monument is surrounded by green parkland.
1401 National Park Dr., Manteo.
Best Picnic Spot: For more windswept beauty, head to Jockey's Ridge, where you'll find the tallest sand dunes in the eastern U.S.
Milepost 12 on the Hwy. 158 Bypass, South Croatan Hwy.
Why Go Now
April 21-28, 2013
Sign up for beginner kite-surfing lessons at this festival, which celebrates wind sports.
May 25-26, 2013
Outer Banks Spring Festival of Arts and Crafts
Shop for artisan goods at this indoor and outdoor festival.
May 31 - June 2, 2013
Outer Banks Paddle Palooza
Stand-up paddleboarding, bonfires, and family-friendly races are all part of this three-day festival.
November 8-10, 2013
Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K
Join in on these sea-themed races, or cheer the runners along.