Navigating the travel industry in 2020 has been a head-scratching, Rubik’s Cube-esque undertaking for many families. However, as the East Coast begins to solve the coronavirus puzzle, families finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The inherent need to escape to a faraway beach destination never subsided. In fact, there has never been a more alluring time to visit North Carolina’s Hatteras Island than now. This spellbinding, 42-mile-long isle remains as paradisical as ever. Hatteras Island is hidden from civilization; satellite imagery can barely capture its lanky, sandy shape. Only shrewd travelers know about its undeniable allure, including its powdery beaches, ideal surf, oooh-inducing seafood, and, of course, opulent Hatteras Island vacation rentals, meticulously managed by the pros at Shore Details.
Reasons to Travel in Late 2020 or Early 2021
It’s hard to fathom why Americans need reasons to travel to a remote, idyllic haven off North Carolina’s coast. Still, studies prove that we collectively lose approximately 768 million vacation days every year. That’s all about to change, primarily because many offices are going entirely remote—say hello to the birth of the mega “workcation!” However, most travelers, especially those with eager kiddos, prefer to keep work responsibilities as far away from the beach as possible. To ensure that your next getaway to the open-sea Outer Banks is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled six unique reasons to travel in the next six-plus months.
1. The Semi-Isolation
It’s worth noting that, while the island is pleasingly remote, you’ll still have the opportunity to enjoy plenty of people-watching. But, right now, there’s a perfect balance between isolation and business. Safely social distancing is as natural as a heartwarming Atlantic Ocean sunrise, whether it’s at the beach, on a deep-sea fishing expedition, or at a local seafood shanty.
2. The Edible Coastal Delights
Speaking of seafood: There’s no shortage of juicy, coastal delicacies on Hatteras Island. You’ll always be a short drive or bicycle ride from a plate of fried calamari, seared tuna, crab cakes, or Cajun scallops. Just remember to allot extra time for a beach jog or a stint in a free, nearby fitness center. Three of our favorite local restaurants include Hatteras Sol, Rusty’s Surf & Turf, and Watermen’s Bar.
3. Live like Royalty
There’s a discernable level of sophistication here on the island, especially inside Shore Details’ finest Cape Hatteras rentals, ranging from a Salvo Ocean Dream to Avon’s Alls That and Kinnakeet Shores’ Virginia Dare. Sip cocktails beside your heavenly communal pool, soak in a private hot tub, indulge in gourmet cuisines crafted by a private chef, and share knee-slapping stories beside a cozy fireplace.
4. Inland and Aquatic Adventures
Yes, an entire day at the beach sounds like a dream come true. But there are dozens of ways to enhance your experience, including surfing lessons, oceanfront horseback riding, bicycling near the sea, and some good, old-fashioned 4×4 beach cruising. The sandy, wind-swept Cape Hatteras National Seashore is also an excellent locale for exercise, including hiking, yoga, birdwatching, and beachcombing.
5. Discounts Galore!
Shore Details isn’t shy its various purse-pleasing deals and discounts that are readily available. Discounts are accessible to military members, first responders, repeat renters, and, well, everyone! Because our vacation specialists are currently taking 10 percent off extended stays throughout the fall. We also recently enacted the “Create Your Own Layaway Plan,” ensuring flexibility for those who need it most.
6. An Award-Winning Beach Destination
The Outer Banks is no stranger to accolades. In fact, Forbes pointed out that it’s the “most resilient travel destination” of 2020, calling it the top dreamed-about destination in the U.S. Dr. Beach, meanwhile, recently ranked two Outer Banks beaches as the best in America, including Ocracoke (#2) and Buxton (#5, that’s us!).
We cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces this year (or next) here on sunny Hatteras Island. To learn more about our various amenities, pet-friendly rentals, and vacation services, please visit us online at ShoreDetails.com (or call us directly at 252-357-7121). We’re reinventing property management—so, why not join us?