Some people are looking for adventure, which is readily at your fingertips in the Outer Banks with our water sports and nature trails among other things. Some, however, are looking to just relax already. No packing up the car and sitting through traffic for hours on end, no 6 AM wake up calls for skydiving, and certainly no non-stop time frames planned for days on end. This one is for you, our easy-going, carefree, relaxation retreat seekers. Take a look at the purposefully un-planned plan of ideas for you to covet over.


Day One

When you wake up…

Enjoy a fresh baked pastry and coffee in the Beach House while you sink into a lush surrounding up the stairs.

Whenever you’re done…

Stroll the beach and find a few treasures to cherish after your trip. Sunbathe on a chair with your toes in the sand.

As soon as you get hungry…

Dig into a yummy lunch at Coastal Cravings. Lounge under an umbrella and enjoy an unreal “BrieLT”.

If you want to…

Stroll to the Waterfront Shops for an easy shopping experience with a view. Browse the book selection at Duck’s Cottage and a sweet treat from Sunset Ice Cream. The boardwalk is a great place to enjoy the weather and the view of the Sound.

To wind down your day…

Indulge in a glass of wine at our Beach House Bar. Freshen up for a dinner at Kimball’s Kitchen. Sink into an unreal view of the sunset with a fittingly perfect dinner of your selections from the raw bar, handmade pastas and Certified Angus Beef.


Day Two

When you wake up…

Enjoy an easy bike ride into the Town of Duck for a local favorite- Duck Donuts. Pairs perfectly with a hot coffee on the boardwalk.

Whenever you’re done…

Ride around town on your bikes or sink your toes into the Sound. Poke in and out of local shops and watch the geese.

As soon as you get hungry…

Order a couple bites to go from Red Sky Cafe and lay on the Town Green while you snack. Soak up the sunshine before riding back to Sanderling.

If you want to…

Book a spa treatment for a fully relaxed experience minutes from your room. We recommend the Soul Mate Sanctuary to immerse yourself completely in calm.

To wind down your day…

Dress for dinner, then wander to the The Paper Canoe where you will find wood fired pizzas and amazing seafood entrees.


Day Three

When you wake up…

Let yourself be waited on at the The Lifesaving Station this morning. Luxuriate in an unforgettable “Eggs Sanderling”.

Whenever you’re done…

Take the morning to lounge around the pool.

As soon as you get hungry…

Pick up a picnic basket from the Sandbar and enjoy a meal on the beach. Come back to the sandbar after for a refreshing drink in the sun.

If you want to…

Take a break from the sun to take a quick nap or just relax in your room before dinner. Let the warm breezes sweep you to sleep.

To wind down your day…

End your dining experiences at the Lifesaving Station on property. Try the Shrimp and Grits to get one more Outer Banks style meal.

If you’re up for it…

Add a sweet ending to your day by posting up around the resort firepit to roast the s’mores from the kit in your room.


For more information on any businesses mentioned above:

Coastal Cravings | Waterfront Shops | Duck’s Cottage

Sunset Ice cream | Kimball’s Kitchen | Duck Donuts

Red Sky Cafe | Spa at Sanderling | Town of Duck

The Paper Canoe | The Lifesaving Station

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About Sanderling Resort

Oceanfront Luxury. Toes in the Sand. Romance. Natural Beauty. Casual Elegance.


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