The weather outside was frightful, at least for this Texas girl and her family but the welcome was warm at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. Join us on our journey to review the Sandestin Golf Club and Beach Resort.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is located in the Destin, Florida area making it the perfect location for a family get away. We were easily able to drive all around the area, quickly locating fun things to do, places to go, and food to eat. Or, considering that the Sandestin is considered to be the most complete resort experience in North America with over 30 neighborhoods, 1200 condominiums, villas, town homes, beach front location and amazingly comprehensive amenities, you may find it hard to want to leave the resort.
Let’s look at some of the amenities:
- 7 miles of beaches
- four championship golf courses
- 19 swimming pools
- 113 slip marina
- certified children’s program (activities, crafts and more while mom and dad explore)
- fitness center and spa (located right in my building – the Luau)
- Village of Baytowne Wharf – where we had “the best day ever!” playing in the adventure zone and dining from morning till night.
Money saving tip: Complimentary amenities include bicycle rentals, fitness center access, tennis court time, resort shuttle (takes you all around the resort as well as to Baytowne!), kayaks, boogie boards and equipped kitchens. I like that we could eat at our leisure and save money on what could have been expensive dining out bills!
There are several different accommodation styles available at the Sandestin Golf Club and Beach Resort. Our particular stay was a two-bedroom condominium with a mini kitchen and full bath in the one bedroom suite which the children enjoyed and then the main suite which included a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, patio, master bed and bath, dining and living room. There was plenty of space for us to spread out and still have some room for ourselves. The girls LOVED having their own room, television and bathroom and with the pullout couch in their room they even both had their own beds. No fighting! No pushing, no shoving and no – “Mommy she’s hogging up the whole bed!”
I enjoyed having the kitchen to pull together a quick snack as we enjoyed movies played on the flat screen TVs and Blu-Ray players. Oh and if you have NetFlix and HULU accounts, make sure to bring your passwords because there is nothing that this entertainmenet system can’t do! I also really liked that I could wash and dry our laundry right before I left. It was one less then to do when I arrived back home.
Did I mention that I never once was woke up by housekeeping and no I didn’t put a sign on the door. I don’t know what magic the Luau building had but I would leave and return to find the room cleaned up and the beds made. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed THAT!
Now, sure I can tell you all the wonderful things we enjoyed (and you can see them here in our video) but our family isn’t the only one that thinks this resort is among the best we have ever stayed at (and we’ve stayed at quite a few) but the Sandestin Resort has quite a bit of acclaim and awards.
Money Saving Tip: Check out the packages available at Sandestin to save you money on your play and stay.
Let’s talk about the Village of Baytowne Wharf. We headed over there to enjoy the Adventure Zone and wow was it fun to play! The girls enjoyed the carousel, the holiday decorations, the sweet treats (okay Mom and Dad enjoyed a sweet treat or two), the bungee jump, the arcade and the zipline. Adventures, dining, shopping and more! There was even ice skating. All you have to do is hop on a scheduled shuttle or drive and you are right in the middle of all the fun in minutes!
The Sandestin resort was a joy for all of us and a whole new way of celebrating the holidays. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle we usually experience at home and actually spend time together, just the family, when the only distractions were, “What are we going to do together next?!”
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Enjoy our short video highlights!