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Dining at Island Vista Resort

The Cypress Room: Come and enjoy our famous Southern Breakfast or a Casual, yet Elegant Dinner while enjoying a floor-to-ceiling view of the ocean. Our award-winning Lowcountry cuisine, casual fare, and family-friendly menu will please both kids and discriminating palettes alike. We also have an excellent wine list and a fully stocked bar.

The Tiki Hut: Feeling too relaxed to round up the kids and find a restaurant? No problem. Keep your shoes off and enjoy lunch or dinner poolside. Open seasonally, the Tiki Hut offers fresh, casual lunch and dinner options, and a variety of frozen concoctions for adults and kids. Menu items can also be delivered to your room. And if dancing under the stars sounds like fun to you, you’ll love our weekly Reggae Nights in the summer!


Homemade, In-House Pizza Delivery: We offer an excellent menu of both gourmet and kid-friendly pizza selections, made in-house and delivered fresh and hot to your room.



Breakfast   |   Dinner   |   Vista Pizza Room Service   |   Tiki Hut

Executive Chef

Meet Chef Michael McKinnon

Chef McKinnon, a native of Myrtle Beach, began working in restaurant kitchens at the age of twelve, helping out in his father’s restaurant, the Kings 17. He landed his first Executive Chef position in 1988 with the Sea Island Inn, acquiring a lot of hands-on experience, and eventually earning a degree in Culinary Arts from Horry Georgetown Tech. He went on to win numerous awards at the Taste of the Tidelands before proceeding to work in some of Myrtle Beach’s finest restaurants, like The Grande Dunes Ocean Club and the Carriage House Club. He is a very tenacious and energetic chef whose style is French-inspired New American Cuisine with a devotion to using the best fresh ingredients, and implementing a simplistic, stylish technique with dynamic presentations. His goal in returning to his roots at The Cypress Room is to provide memorable dining experiences through passionately created culinary dishes.


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