Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W | Miramar Beach, FL 32550-7226  [SEE MAP]Miramar Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Plenty of on-site amenities, including tennis courts, golf courses, pools and a marina
Daily resort fee

The massive 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, is a mini-metropolis in and of itself. Travelers come here for the wealth of activities and amenities  four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, several restaurants, multiple pools, a 113-slip marina on Choctawhatchee Bay and a 7-mile stretch of beach along the Emerald Coast are just a few of this compound's biggest draws. A stay at this resort also comes with complimentary kayak, boogie board and bike rentals included in the daily resort fee. As for accommodations, you have your pick of villas, homes or condos in four property categories  Beachside, Lakeside, Bayside and Village  that all offer different vantage points of the Florida landscape and varying in-suite amenities. Regardless of which digs you choose, recent visitors are quick to praise the pristine beach, endless activities, and top-notch staff.

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Location
Miramar Beach, FL
Hotel Class
3.0-star
Property Type
Resort
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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This place is its own little world – with shopping, charter fishing, spas, salons, tennis, water sports, golf, and special events – so it's no wonder newlyweds, conventioneers, and families all find something for them at this 2,400-acre resort. Accommodations are spread across five areas: beachfront, beachside, village, bay side, and dockside.

Smarter Travel

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With activities designed to please everyone from toddlers to grandparents, Sandestin makes a perfect choice a multigenerational resort getaway. A sprawling 2,400-acre recreational resort on the northwest coast of Florida, Sandestin features 7.5 miles of beach, four championship golf courses, a 98-slip marina, 11 pools, and a nature park.

Frommer's

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Set on 2,400 acres and 7 miles of beach, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sprawling complex of 30 different neighborhoods, featuring rental condominiums, villas, town homes, and a wide variety of luxury beach hotel accommodations. It can be overwhelming, yes, but once you're situated, you will find that everything you need is right here – four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, marina dockage facilities, water sports, children's programs, a fitness center and spa, and, my favorite, a pedestrian village complete with shopping, restaurants, ice skating, zip-lining, and actual signs of nightlife.

AAA

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This 2,400-acre resort flanks both sides of US 98 and offers an extensive variety of facilities, including high-rise condos, waterfront housekeeping villas, designer-decorated homes and modest rooms. Multiple food outlets, shopping and beachside recreational activities will round out your resort experience.

Oyster.com

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The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach is a pretty, sprawling property ... It is organized like a little town that can be broken down into four resorts and 30 separate neighborhoods – each with different decor and price range.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2098 have reviewed the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2098 reviews 4.0 (based on 2098 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations are spread out over four distinct neighborhoods – Beachside, Bayside, Lakeside and Village – that offer varying spaces ranging from studio apartments to five-bedroom townhomes. Most accommodations include kitchenettes or full-size kitchens, living rooms and private balconies or patios.
  • Daily resort fee of 14 percent of your daily room rate includes access to the fitness center, the seasonal Sunshine Shuttle, preferred beach parking, beach umbrella and chairs, two 4-hour bike rentals per day of your stay, one free hour of kayak rental, one free hour of other water sports rentals and more
  • Internet access included in daily resort fee

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the Florida Panhandle between Pensacola and Panama City, the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sprawling 2,400-acre property. Guests will find lodging, more than 20 dining options, 15 tennis courts, four golf courses, four pools, more than 40 retail stores and even nightlife on-site. If visitors need to spend time away from the resort, surrounding towns like Freeport are just a short drive away.
  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets are about a mile west of the property
  • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is about 3 miles east
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

With more than 20 distinct dining options on the property – including fine dining restaurants, more casual options like bars and nightclubs, and dinner cruises from the resort's marina – guests have a smorgasbord of dining experiences to choose from. Go casual at Roberto's Pizzeria or Another Broken Egg Cafe. Take in live music, drinks and food at Rum Runners. Enjoy fine dining at Marlin Grill or Poppy's Seafood Factory.
  • SOLARIS dinner cruises in Choctawhatchee Bay in a 125-foot luxury yacht include seasonal fireworks
  • Quick-service breakfast options like Caffe Siena

Number of restaurants27

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

Sandestin is a family-centric resort that offers specialty programs for children and teenagers. Younger kids can participate in junior golf and tennis programs, enjoy arcade games and even play mini-golf. The Baytowne Adventure Zone features a zip line and ropes course, and the 5-acre Jolee Island Nature Park provides plenty of hiking trails.
  • Registration for kids club is required
  • Kids Club hours are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The Destin Fitness Center offers cardio and weight-training equipment as well as group fitness classes and personal training sessions. Facilities include a locker room outfitted with showers, sauna, steam room and hot tubs.
  • Fitness classes are $10 per class or you can purchase a package of three classes for $25
  • Non-guests and members incur a fee for access to the center and classes
  • Guests 16 and younger not permitted
  • Executive Health & Wellness Center features urgent care and routine medical and pharmacy services
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

This resort has more than 65,000 square feet of flexible meeting space across multiple conference center buildings. The Baytowne Conference Center, Linkside Conference Center and Linkside Center Exhibition Hall are all intended for larger gatherings. Take your business meeting outside at the Bayside Sandestin Pool Deck or even on the Solaris Yacht. An Elephant Walk event room provides event attendees with beach views.
  • Largest space is the Magnolia Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,600 people for a standing reception
  • SOLARIS Yacht available for private events

Number of meeting rooms29

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Golf

Sandestin is home to four different golf courses. Take in Choctawhatchee Bay views at the Rees Jones-designed Burnt Pine Golf Club. The Tom Jackson-designed Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club offer Emerald Coast views and challenging courses. Swing like the pros at the Raven Golf Club, which hosted the PGA Champions Tour in 2006 and 2007.
  • Nike360 offers swing observation and golf performance analysis for $90 per hour
  • Instruction, packages and corporate golf outings available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

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