We spent the 2nd week of March, 2013 at the BW - Carolinian Plus - Having stayed their 3-4 times over the past few years we knew that the location / on the beach/ and the room (suite in tower building were very nice. Since the weather that week was below normal temperatures, the beach was only a walking tool for us and most people staying at this location. Overall, we have been very happy with this BW, but make sure you try to book around the spring breakers, as we had a very loud neighbor our last night staying here - awake at 3;15 - with doors slamming, and it was due to some late partying by the the younger crowd.
We would recommend making a stop at the "Broadway" shopping complex and the Grand Mall which are both close by and have a lot of shops and a variety of offerings. One of the best hidden gems close to the beach is "Market Commons" - we have made a point of it to go there for their shops, theatre and good eating spots. Also, if you like to walk - away from the beach - a nice lagoon type walking area. If you are very serious about looking to live in this area, they have numerous house building complexes going on and one can take a very low-pressure tour of the house - we like this area very much and might consider buying something here in the future.