Words like tranquility, peace, good health and harmony best describe Koru Village, a four-acre campus in the heart of Avon on Hatteras Island. As if the ocean, wind and coastal beauty weren’t enough to produce such affects, Koru Village was created to further the cause. The over 30,000 feet of facilities includes seven luxury villas, fitness center, yoga program, spa, wedding services and venues, a salon and an outdoor adventure program.

Designed to present a mind-body-spirit experience, Koru Village has so many feel-good choices, there is something for everyone here.  Take a yoga class on the beach, learn to paddleboard, experience facials, body treatments and massages. Experiment with a new hair design. Work out in the fitness center, and shop in the classy boutique.

The villas offer a fully equipped kitchen with living and dining areas, beach cruisers, and complimentary fitness passes, cable TV, laundry, linens, wireless Internet and a private garden in which to wander. All this…situated only 200 yards from the beach. 

7 Best Beach & Fishing Coolers 2017

7 Best Beach & Fishing Coolers 2017

Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage while relaxing on the beach. Nothing is worse than reaching for an icy drink and finding your cans swimming. Coolers are essential for family days on the sand. A good modern cooler will keep food and drinks fresh for days. In addition to beverages, fishermen rely coolers to keep bait fresh, and hopefully the catch of the day. Walk onto any beach or pier in North or South Carolina and you’ll see a plethora of cooler models and sizes. Cooler technology has advanced rapidly in modern years. Top-end hard-sided coolers can keep ice frozen for a week. Soft coolers are easier for one person to carry onto a beach, but can still keep food cool for days. Cooler materials and price points vary wildly, so we put together this guide with our recommendations for your coastal vacation.