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“Blacks Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Black's Island Vacation Resort
Panama City Beach, Florida
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135 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Blacks Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

This resort is amazing. It is one of the best places to go if you are just looking for a place to get away and relax. You feel like you are on your own private island. All the bungalows sit on the water and have amazing views. There is a nice pool and deck area. If you want to take a boat and enjoy the water, they have a dock where you can keep your watercraft. They provide kayaks, if you just want to float around the island. It is only a 10 minute boat ride from the mainland to the island. They will come and pick you up and bring over for your stay, so you do not need your own boat to get there.

The staff at the island is amazing. They are very accommodating to your needs. They take care of you from the time you arrive until you leave. The island only provides beer and wine, but you are welcomed to take anything you want, since each unit has a full kitchen and it is stocked with cookware, plates, utensils, and glassware. You can eat at the restaurant or bring your own food as well. Jeff does all the cooking and the food is very good.

We have been here twice and are going again in November. It is a great place to relax and spend time with friends and family. Once I get here, I never want to leave. Thank you Jeff, Wanda, and Patrick for your hospitality. We love it "there"!!!!!!!

Room Tip: All bungalows face the water......
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Wendy32413
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Niceville, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

We stayed at Black's Island on June 4-6 4pm thru 10am. I wanted to give some feedback on our visit. The island is beautiful along with the clubhouse and place we stayed. The hosts (Jeff & Wanda) are very nice folks. The less than 48 hours we were there were very disappointing. We weren't informed that the "all inclusive" was very limited and what we would consider "sub-par" for the price. In our bungalow, which was beautiful by the way, the TV didn't get reception the whole time we were there. The master bathroom shower didn't work (we were asked to use the other shower). The guest tub didn't drain. There were cobwebs all around and a few lights that were out. The limited menu (that we didn't know about) was to say the least "not" very appealing. What we did have was tasty and enough of. The kayak we used leaked enough that it couldn't be used and the snorkeling gear was broken. It would have been nice to know that they don't serve liquor so we could have brought our own. It would have been a very pleasant stay if things would have worked, and we would have been informed by "No Worries Vacations" (at the very least after you accepted our money) about the menu and liquor. It could have been very easily done by sending an email with the menu included, and letting us know about not serving liquor. That fact that things didn't work wasn't "No Worries Vacations" fault, but the other is, and we did go through them to rent the time there so we would consider their company accountable. The policy of not being able to work on things in the bungalow w/o our presence is understandable but that basically holds you hostage unable to experience what one would want/like to do while there. This was not a very good experience for the price ($499 per night) and we were really disappointed on the money we spent for these services. We could have stayed at a Westin/Hilton like hotel on the beach and purchased our own food and beverages for very "close" to the same amount of money and actually enjoyed ourselves much more. One other thing is when we shared this info with "No Worries Vacation Rentals", we never received a reply from them at all. One thing to note is that the "crew" at Black's Island Resort was great and this (2012) is their first year being open so they should only improve?

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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21 Thank Patrick S
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Additional Information about Black's Island Vacation Resort

Property: Black's Island Vacation Resort
Address: 2049 HWY 30A, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Port Saint Joe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Port Saint Joe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Black's Island is a well thought of island in the heart of Port Saint Joseph Bay. We offer several amenities such as kayaking, snorkeling, full service restaurant, bar, private balconies and private beaches. Black's Island is the only resort island in North Florida within driving distance from Chicago to Texas and along the Eastern Coast. ... more   less 
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Black's Island Vacation Resort Port Saint Joe, Florida

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