I decided to take my wife and kids to the beach for a surprise vacation between Christmas week and New Years. I had read some mixed reviews about the Sandpiper online, and was relieved to see that the negative ones were all much. much older, and the more recent ones [past 12-24 months] are overwhelmingly more positive.
Everyone had a BLAST!
There was LOTS of entertainment and activities for our younger kids [6 and 7] as well as our teenagers [13, 15] - no one complained about being bored, or wanting to leave - we stayed at the resort the entire time! We did christmas themed family crafts, family karaoke, scavenger hunts, bingo games, and the New Years party in the tiki bar on the beach was awesome!
We spent some time talking to different staff who were all friendly and helpful - taking the time to get to know us and make sure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone during our entire stay - as someone who works in customer service, it was very pleasant to see people taking pride in their work.
We're already looking at booking a summer vacation - nothing negative to say. Goof fun, good staff, on-site deli food was surprisingly good, thanks to all the staff there for taking care of our kids so well so that we could enjoy our vacation too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Also known as the "FUN Place!" The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar offers year-round fun, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Located directly beachfront on Front Beach Road, the Sandpiper is a family-friendly resort-hotel with planned activities and entertainment, waterslides, multiple indoor/outdoor (seasonally heated) swimming pools, free WiFi, indoor lazy river ride, on-site Deli, Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Arcade and more. Offering 24/7 resort services, including housekeeping, guest services, and maintenance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Beacon Beach Hotel Panama City Beach
- Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
- Sandpiper Beacon Beach Panama City
- Sandpiper Panama City Beach
- The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort Panama City Beach, Florida