Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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Our trip is coming to an end. We arrived at our last stop - Henderson State Park in Destin, Fl. around noon. Weather is threatening but not too bad. We walked the beach which has a red flag flying due to high surf and undertow. The water is so warm, it would have been fun going for a swim. Oh well. We hope to see the sun rise over the Gulf in the morning, then we'll be on the home stretch - 488 miles to Palm Harbor.
We arrived late Friday night the staff was friendly and helpful they allowed me to park my travel trailer with the assistance of their staff. The facilities were clean the bathrooms were amazingly clean. All around great trip camping on the beach. ...
... somehow more natural and less preciously well kept than we remembered which we thought was a good thing.
On the way back we stopped in at Shrimpys to buy some fresh boiled shrimp for lunch.
In the end ...
This huge bank of clouds off across the sea looks like trouble for today. Have now sat watching for half an hour and the direction seems to be to the West of us. Hurrah. There have been big lightning flashes inside the huge cloud but I am always just too slow with the ...
This is more like it. Temperature is a comfortable 30 degrees and sun is out. Girls and Dad are getting out all the beach stuff to see what is useable. We had cinnamon buns for breakfast. Now it's time to chill. Surf is loud today thanks to the storms and there is a rip tide warning so we won't be going far into the sea. More thunder due later but we are going to enjoy while we ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Contrary to what was said in the previous review, this place was incredible. The wife and I have traveled some of the best destinations for sun, watersports, drinking, and dining but this place was great.
My husband and I decided to squeeze a July 4th weekend vacation before our big vacation in November. I have been to Destin years before and remembered how beautiful the water was. We decided to stay at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We have never stayed there before.
My husband & I stayed at the Sandestin Gulf and Beach Resort during May of 2003. We won the trip so we were not sure what to expect since we were unfamiliar with the place. What a great surprise!!! First, the resort is gated so there are not a lot of people running around. We checked into the Inn and received a friendly, warm welcome which was exactly how all employees would act during the stay. The room was great and although our room overlooked the golf course area, my husband & I loved to sit out on the balcony at night and enjoy the breeze. The Village was great little shopping are and although some stores were a bit pricey for me, I did not go on vacation to shop. Oh, you get a crad when you check in that allows you to charge to your room at most places within the resort. It was so nice to not have to keep up with money &/or credit cards. We did borrow bikes one afternoon and rode around the place. We also rented a jet ski and toured the bay while the pilots from the Air Force Base nearby flew overhead-what a rush! We did not take our kids on that trip, but plan to return since the place appears to be very kid friendly. Oh, this may sound strange, but the soap they provide in the bathroom was fantastic. I bought some from the "general store" to bring home and wish I had bought more. All in all, I would definitely give the entire experience 5 stars out of five. Oh, if your are planning to bring kids along, you are really close to Ft. Walton Beach which has a lot of mini-golf and other kids attractions so you can take them to do these things while staying a quiet, relaxing place.
We went for a short weekend in early May. Many of the amenities (some golf, poolside bars, water shuttle) were not available. The pools were all to chilly to swim in ... even little kids who normally swim in anything were put off ... this was disappointing as the weather had been warm for some time. We requested an upgrade and were told there were none available despite a clearly empty resort. We never saw another guest on our floor and our room faced the parking lot rather than the water. The light by the bed kept shorting out and the room needed numerous other improvements. The umbrella and chair rentals on the beach were overpriced and we ended up going to a public beach. We aren't big on golf or tennis, but if these are your thing you might enjoy the place more. Overall I would never go back.
I was born in Alabama, USA and the very first year the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was built (we stayed on Bay side), my parents bought a timeshare. When I was 7 years old (I'm 28 now), we began our yearly stay at the resort. What great memories. I went with them until I was 18 and moved home...other than my parents and cat, the only thing I miss about America is Sandestin and this resort. It brings such wonderful memories down to the wall of water in the check in lobby, the way it smells so fresh and inviting when you arrive, and mini bus rides to the beachside, back in the old days--the Pac Man machine in the on site store, how nice everyone was, how safe it is for children, the activities in and aroudn the resort for kids and adults alike--great resturants with super views, scavenger hunts, bike rentals, long walks in a secured environment, water parks nearby, just excellent. I haven't been for many years now but I tell my husband, whom has never been to America, I hope one day we can save (or win the lottery) and take him and our young daughter to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to show them the best that America has to offer. Thanks for the memories and hope to visit one day in the future!
i just returned from sandestin golf and beach resort. i went with my wife and 3 friends. this is a relaxing, well maintained resort with lots of activities including canoeing, bicycling, tennis, all of which is free for a certain time period every day for resort guests.the beach is beautiful sugary white sand. i stayed 2 nights, i wish it had been four. i enthusiastically recommend this resort.
I was planning a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend's birthday. I decided to go with SanDestin Golf & Beach Resort. I was very pleased of my choice. The staff was very helpful. They gave me a map, and actually explained where everything was on the property. The location and property was GORGEUOS! The beaches were sandy white and very clean. The room was exquisite. I highly recommend this resort, for a romantic getaway or just a family vacation.
Village at Baytowne Wharf
Great place to stay! Lots of activities for the entire family to enjoy!! Bikes, tennis, easy access to the beach and an OUTSTANDING pool area. The rooms are great, the food was good and the atmosphere was perfect, the kids had a blast and so did the adults. Initially, we were unsure because we thought we would prefer to be on the beach side, but I think we got more for the money at Baytowne!!
We had never been to Destin, but my wife and 2 kids went on a spur of the moment trip to Sandestin Resort. We stayed in Beachside Tower 1, in a 2 bedroom condo on the beach.The beach is great, the tides are strong. When we were there in mid may, there was quite a bit of algae in the water. When the kids got sick of the beach, there was a nice sized pool to hit as well.The Sandestin resort is huge and they have a very convienient tram service that will take you all over the resort with just a phone call....it's there quickly. Most of the food choices are in an area called the Village, which is new. The food is a bit pricey but good.The condo we stayed at was gorgeous but not inexpensive ($250/night)All in all a nice resort. The nice thing about Sandestin Resort is they have all sorts of different accomodations at different buildings for different price ranges.
a good place to stay. the only one better was the majestic sun at destin. both were great.