Have you always wanted to go to Paradise but didn't know where it was located?
Look no further because we found it on Ocracoke island, Outer Banks, NC.
It is better than Negril, Jamaica!
Price of $500 for the week includes: one private bedroom with either a Queen or Double bed in a private cottage on Pamlico sound with WiFi, washer/dryer, kitchen (fully equipped), bathroom, living room with TV and movies, decks in front and back overlooking Pamlico sound with a picnic table, and you get one set of sheets and pillow cases, and towel set.
Bike rental is included for the week (and we need them to get around without parking hassles).
Order your own kayak for the week and they deliver it but that is extra and on your own (you can get it when you arrive) ~$70.
Look at this deserted beach on Ocracoke. This is my photo from our last vacation in Paradise in June, 2013. Temperature is in the 80's and perfect for bike riding, hiking, no bugs, and the water is warm in NC end of May so we can also go swimming.
You could literally run around naked if it were legal, and it actually is legal in a certain place on the island where there is a nude beach (shhhh!).
Who can see you anyway? Birds? Crabs? Fish? Your mate? (OK, maybe the occasional patrolling police who get off work at 5 pm. )
Ocracoke beach is a long stretch of wildlife refuge with no hotels at all. It's so fabulous, even their wild horses couldn't drag you away.
Look at the quaint village of Ocracoke with it's majestic lighthouse proudly guarding the safety of it's ships.
And the sunsets over Pamlico sound are to die for! We can kayak on the sound from our cottage every evening after dinner.
Eat at great restaurants with friendly chefs.
See the famous Ocracoke lighthouse. And see the Hatteras Lighthouse on your way back. They it saved from being swept away by the ocean years ago. They moved it, thanks to your donations.
My picture from our last visit.
Things to do list: make vitamin D3!, tan, swim, kayak, parasail, surf, bike ride, hike, jog, ride on boats and ferries, fish off shore or charter boat, explore nature, see wild ponies, and we'll go horseback riding on the beach! 4x4 beach and marsh ride. Read a book, if you have time for it. LOL
There is so much to do and so little time to do it all in; we will need to take another vacation just to recover when we get home!
We will meet and greet Saturday night 6-9 pm at SMacNally's outdoor raw pub & grill with drinks, food and live music on Silver Lake (Anchorage Marina). I will give keys and address to those who got the cottage; the rest of us can relax with a cold one and listen to music as we get to know one another after our long drive to paradise (why did they put it so far away?).
Reggie music is playing below.
The Spanish Mackerel is amazing, but get the Red Drum if they have it (Fabulous!). Very affordable food and drinks.
See where they are and what they have to eat on link below.
You can get a private bedroom with a Queen or double bed in our cottage on the sound as shown below. First come, first served.
The cottage shown that is available will be shared with 4 total people, including me for $500 for the week (can stay fewer days but the price is the same). We also have a sandy beach area to launch our kayaks at sunset or anytime of day.
Room includes set of sheets/pillows and one set of towels and set of dish towels for the kitchen.
Can rent a kayak for ~$70 (recommended ahead of time).
Insurance covers a Full refund in the event of inclement weather, e.g., Hurricane.
Contact me for availability and contract to sign. [masked]
Or, get your own place; room in motel, B&B or cottage.
(I can help)
Use Trip Advisor for hotel room or B&B but book it NOW!
They have tent camping and RV camping in three different places on the island.
Do Google search for 'Ocracoke camping'
Beach best place book it now and has nude beach area.
2. Close to town 'Teeter's' near town and our cottage on the sound
3. Outskirts of town
Bed and Breakfasts
RSVP 'YES' only AFTER you have secured a place.
Check in Saturday: Meet and greet at SmacNally's raw pub on Silver Lake with live music in town ~6-9 pm. Give keys and address to cottage people. If late, call me at[masked]
Sunday: Getting to know each other and Ocracoke -
meet at Dajio's restaurant on main drag @ 10 am ride our rental bikes Tour the town ~1 hr (ride our bikes around), see the lighthouse and then go for a short easy hike to see Teach's lair and the beach on the sound where Blackbeard hung out. Go see Blackbeard's museum, which only takes an hour, then we'll see the marvelous wild Pony's and famous deserted beaches of Ocracoke (we drive there). Dinner at the Back Porch restaurant ~5:30 pm and then sunset kayak on the sound ~ 8 pm. Movie night? Name the stars in the sky night?
Monday: Morning on your own on the beach: 12-4 pm afternoon BEACH or 4x4 excursion for four hours in an air conditioned vehicle on the beaches and marsh (3 people can go with me for $40 each) Others go to beach or shopping etc. Can rent scooters and golf carts etc. Meet for 1 hr Nature hike at 5 pm. Dinner at Cafe Atlantic ~ 6:30 pm (some horse back ride 1 hr $60 on beach) & Sunset kayak @ 8 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am meet for breakfast at Dajio's then 10 am leave on boat tour of Portsmouth (all day beach day). Others can go to Swan Island by ferry or deep sea fishing or off shore fishing. Dinner @Back porch or other and sunset kayak on sound ~ 8 pm.
Weds: On your own day - Rain check day for Portsmouth Island tour by boat and land or other activity like Parasailing? Scooters. Beach day. Horse back rides on beach @5 pm and 6 pm only two people each time ($60/hr). (he only has 3 horses and he needs one) Dinner on own or BBQ cookout at cottage.Sunset kayak @ 8 pm.
Thursday- deep sea fishing trip for some, others go on an all day trip to wild life preserve on Cedar Island, others go to beach hang out, etc. Horse back ride on beach. Sunset kayak at 8 pm.
Friday - Last chance for romance! Meet for breakfast then Pack and clean up cottages in morning 10-12 pm or before going to sleep that night. Do your favorite thing with your favorite people and horse back riding on the beach @ 5 and 6 pm. Meet for final dinner together at 5 pm and sunset kayak last time at 8 pm.
Sat - quick coffee and breakfast; clean up final stuff and leave by 9 am.
All Aboard, Mates!