“A getaway at Sanderling is a promise of memories, discovery and adventure”

“There is something rare and wonderful in counting on something as simple as promises delivered”

“Cared for under the warmth of an impeccably trained staff, Sanderling is the only full service resort in the Outer Banks”

“Sanderling- charming and romantic, diverse and eclectic, authentic and unpretentious, alive and vibrant. It’s an experience.”

“A one-of-a-kind destination, Sanderling has a magical pull on those who come here.”

“Sanderling- charming and romantic, diverse and eclectic, authentic and unpretentious, alive and vibrant. It’s an experience.”

"A beautiful place for a wedding. A romantic and emotionally, amazing experience. Everything was exceptional."

“Sanderling brings the retreat to the level of art”

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"Spring" Into a Night

April 1 - May 22, 2014

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Buy two nights and Get One Night Complimentary! Based on availability on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday arrivals. More information...

Buy One Night; Second at 50% Off

April 1 - May 18, 2014

FOR A LIMITED TIME - You can't just stay one night. Buy One Night and get the Second Night at 50%. Available for a Sunday-Thursday stay based on availability. More information...

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The Left Bank September 27, 2012

Come visit us Tuesday-Saturday in the month of October for the final days of The Left Bank. When we reopen the restaurant will have the same talented chefs, great staff and amazing food but will have a new name and a new menu concept.

Fall Specials at Sanderling September 27, 2012

Before we close on October 28, 2012 for renovations, we have many opportunities to enjoy The Sanderling Resort and Spa this fall. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every Tuesday in October the Spa is offering 25-minute complimentary appointments to members of our community and guests who are currently,, or have courageously battled cancer. Contact the spa at 252.261.7744 to book your appointment!

Fall Spa Specials - Fruit & Veggie Month September 27, 2012

Lightening Cucumber Facial & Pedicure $175 for 80 minutes - This sun repair facial lightens pigmentation caused by sun damage. Using natural herbs like cucumber, parsley and stonecrop, this facial will also oxygenate and tone the skin. A stimulating pedicure infused with a cucumber foot exfoliation and mask will be the cure for your tired legs. Pumpkin Peel & Massage $165 for 80 minutes - This intoxicating pumpkin and organe exfoliating peel revitalizes dull congested skin. This natural alpha-hydroxy acid peel contains super concentrated extracts of pumpking to smooth the skin's surface, leaving it clear and glowing! This body treatment uses natural whipped pumpkin, which contains Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene, which will exfoliate and nourish the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes and nutrients to truly pamper your body. This service includes 30 minute massage. Carmel Apple Body Wrap $110 for 50 minutes - Exfoliation with Yogurt Power Peel, relax with a Quince Apple body mask and hydrate your skin with our caramel body moisturizer. Delight in the fresh orchard aroma of apple cider and aromatic spices that will warm your spirit. These botanical extracts will detoxify, oxygenate, and exfoliate your skin. During your gourmet body wrap, your therapist will apply a hydrating body lotion and perform a soothing scalp massage. Grape Escape Rejuvenating Facial $100 for 50 minutes - Escape the hands of time during this anti-aging treatment utilizing grapes, apples, blackthorn and other herbs to rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production and strengthening the cells by fighting free radicals with powerful antioxidants. Brighten your complexion with an army of vitamins and bioflavonoids and soften your skin with herbal oils and Hungarian mineral water to leave a silky finish.

Heroes Welcome September 27, 2012

Are you active or retired military, law enforcement, fire and rescue or medical personnel? In the month of October during the week we are offering a $149 HEROES WELCOME rates plus 20% off all spa treatments to honor America's Brave. Please help us share this great opportunity.

"Waves of Change" Part 2 September 10, 2012

The Sanderling Resort and Spa has long had a relationship with the Sanderling Owners Association to allow our guests to use their pool located across the street on the Soundside. It has been a request of our guests to have a pool setting on the oceanside so with the improvements in 2013 we will not only have one but two new pools. The Tranquility Pool will be located near the South Inn and provide an adult- only pool experience featuring a seventy-five foot long heated lap pool and whirlpool spa. Comfortable chaise lounges and food and beverage service will allow guests 21 and over to lounge by the pool, read a book or bask in the sun amongst the dunes and native grasses.

"Waves of Change" Coming Spring 2013 September 7, 2012

The Sanderling is proud to announce exciting improvements to be unveiled in the Spring 2013. Starting October 28, 2012, the resort will close for five months to add new amenities and upgrade service levels to enhance the experience of our guests. These changes and additions have carefully been planned to protect the much loved peace and serenity currently found at Sanderling. Each day we will highlight a new detail: Reminiscent of a gathering area in a large seaside home, the Main Inn Lobby and Patio Deck will be transformed into a central gathering place for guests of Sanderling. Improvements will be made to the front desk arrival area to create an easier check-in and check-out experience while the staircase to the second level will be re-configured to open the lobby space and create a view and sense of place for arriving guests. A brand new Lobby Bar will serve the Lobby and Patio Deck which will also see the addition of a cozy fire pit. The upper level will remain a private retreat for relaxation, reading or a quiet game.

Wine Thoughts from our Left Bank Sommelier August 6, 2012

The Summer 2012 wine program is concentrating on whites from the Loire Valley and reds from Napa Valley. We are discovering the special nuances and differences between Chenin Blancs and Sauvignon Blancs from the Loire Valley that we are currently using to pair with seafood and raw bar offerings (oysters!) These wines truly sing with salty, briney, crisp oysters. Our reds are fruit forward, complex and lingering with strong finishes that are pairing well with our new grilled selections and cheeses on our menu. We are concentrating on Napa Bordeau style blends, Californian Syrahs and Zinfandels. Finish off the evening with our Saracco Moscato D’Asti 2011 – the best dessert moscato I have ever had!