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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandestin
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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Property -Going Back ASAP!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

This property is really a jewel in a field of resorts and hotels from which to choose from in this area of Florida. The one bedroom condo we stayed in was attractive, functional, had a view and felt like home away from home. My husband and I will stay there next year. Do not hesitate to spend your money here. You will be in good hands from the minute you check in until you leave.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Paula N
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Paula N,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Sandestin and your recent stay with us. We do have so many different types of accommodations, all across our 2400 acres and we know we have something for everyone. From beach to bay there are amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico to the Choctawhatchee Bay. Both offer our guests sunsets and sunrises like to other. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to you coming to stay and play with us here at Sandestin soon!!

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Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed in Luau tower(3/28-3/30) I and had a studio room w/ king size bed. Room had great view and resort was beautiful and had many amenities. I would recommend to anyone to enjoy a weekend or longer at this resort.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Shivelys,

Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin. We do have much to offer our registered guests. We are pleased you enjoyed your accommodations at Luau. Luau is in a very convenient location and has easy access to the beach. It has wonderful sunrise and sunset views from balconies, pool deck and of course, the observation deck. We appreciate you choosing Sandestin and we look forward to you visiting Sandestin again soon to enjoy even more of our complimentary amenities and the great activities we offer for all.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

After living in South Florida and in the Caribbean for years, I really didn't expect much from Sandestin. In fact - I expected a touristy area with beaches that were not that great.

We experienced the complete opposite. The two bedroom condo our family stayed in (Luau tower 2) was comfortable yet elegant and MORE than ample room. I especially liked the two separate doors for each bedroom, even though the entire suite was accessed by a single door to the main hallway.

The village was charming and tons of family friendly activities abounded. Can't wait for our next trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Sami C,

We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and your accommodations at Luau Towers. We do hope you experienced a sunset from the observation deck while you were here...amazing views and incredible sunsets from that location. Luau has wonderful accommodations and amenities along with a wonderful pool and hot tub area. We look forward to you visiting us again soon to enjoy even more of Sandestin has to offer...maybe even some golf on one of our four award winning courses. We appreciate your business and we look forward to you visiting again soon.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

My family and I recently took a drive from our Dallas home to the beautiful beaches of Sandestin, and stayed at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Florida. With the kids out of school, we jumped at the chance to do something fun instead of doing yet another ‘staycation’. After surviving the drive to the Fort Walton Beach area (no small feat considering my husband’s aversion to being cooped up in a car for any length of time past 15 minutes), we arrived at our destination. What we found was a two-bedroom suite located in the Westwinds Tower where just about every room faced the ocean. The building was clean, parking plentiful, and the views of the gulf from our suite were just the cure for the common stresses of everyday life. Our accommodations were so inviting and everything we could need was in our condo – washer, dryer, 3 TV’s, full kitchen, lovely balcony facing the ocean – amazing!
Once the kids had laid claim to which beds were going to be theirs and we had un-packed and finished exploring the amenities, we decided to venture out and explore. Our first jaunt involved taking the shuttle offered at regular intervals that took guests to the main resort area. We jumped on the over-sized golf cart and headed over to the bike rentals. Since we’re accustomed to getting a lay of the land immediately upon arriving at anyplace new, we figured bikes were the way to go. It gave us a chance to explore the shops and restaurants at the Village at Baytowne Wharf, on the Sandestin property, lagoon side.
Once we arrived at the shops, the kids found the arcade and merry-go-round and any more exploring was going to have to wait while the kids let out some energy!  When the games were done, it was time to eat! We ended up sitting down at Hammerhead’s near the pier, where I had the honest to goodness BEST order of Fried Pickles I’ve ever had in my entire life – the dipping sauce is to die for! Not only did we sit outside any enjoy water views, there was a live musician playing at a small stage near our table. As the sun set and the music played, most of our stress had already begun to melt away; especially as the kids really got into the tunes and sang along.
When the meal was over, we let the girls indulge in the other activities they had their little eyes on since arriving in the village. They played with the remote control boats, had MORE fun in the arcade, rode the merry-go-round and even though they pretended at one point to be brave enough, although, they all passed on riding the zip line – scaredy cats! Before we headed back to our room, we enjoyed a treat at San Gelato & Yogurt.
Tired from the activity and the early day’s drive, we all crashed early that night. The next day, we explored the beautiful beaches, and even though it was a bit chilly, it was so relaxing to stroll on the white sand and look at the crystal clear green-blue water. Later that evening, we capped the day with a visit once again to the village. A bonfire awaited us at a small restaurant just off of the boat dock. With more live music and great food sat Rum Runners this time, we were reluctant to go to sleep knowing that our trip was one day closer to coming to an end. We felt as though we had just begun to scratch the surface of the fun just waiting for us around the corner. With all of the family and big-kid things that Sandestin has to offer, we know it’s just a matter of time before we’re back. And next time, our stay will be much, much longer.
Although we went during low-season, we had a wonderful experience and honestly, this is a year-round vacation destination. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality from the staff, the grounds were beautiful and well-maintained, and there is something for EVERYONE to do, regardless of your age or desired activity level. From lounging to bike riding, tennis, shopping, eating and more, you will never hear the words “I’m bored!” 

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
MyDallasMommy,

Wow, you all had a amazing time with us!! We love to see all of our guests enjoying the resort and all there is to do, see and explore. We are so pleased you and your family had a chance to enjoy many of our complimentary amenities. We have many miles of bike paths throughout the resort and you never know what you might catch sight of. We are glad you enjoyed the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the many restaurants and activities it offers. Westwinds is a wonderful place to stay...beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico that can't be beat! We do hope you will choose to visit us again soon!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort went out of their way to make us feel at home. The suite we stayed in was lovely, with plenty of room for the kids to stretch out. The kitchenette included all the pans and utensils we needed to prepare meals and the washer/dryer combo was perfect for keeping our laundry under control. No need to arrive home with a suitcase full of dirty laundry. We stayed in December, during a cold snap, and although it was a little cold on the beach, the view was breathtaking. There's plenty to keep the kids occupied, even in the off season. We walked around the quaint village on the property and allowed the kids to play at the arcade and to zipline. I recommend trying out the breakfast at the Broken Egg. The food was amazing.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
PamWatt,

We are so pleased to see you had a great time with us here at Sandestin, despite the weather. We have so much to do for adults and kids to enjoy and with the convenience of complimentary transportation/tram service you can go from beach to bay and experience it all. We are happy your family enjoyed the accommodations and there was plenty of room for all. We do hope your will join us again soon, during the summer months, so you can be outdoors and explore the resort and all we have to offer. We look forward to you coming to play and stay with us soon!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place! My only complaint would be the lobby where you check in. It was not in good condition and as I was checking in I was having second thoughts about staying there. Im glad I did though. Room was very nice and beds were comfortable. Pool was awesome.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
badmoonrizin,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Sandestin. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and all we have to offer. It seems you checked in to our resort at our Guest Registration location on Emerald Coast Parkway. We do have 24-hr check in at our Grand Sandestin on the north side of the property and we are excited to say we are building a multi-million dollar welcome center that will be open in December. It will house our front desk as well as our entire operation and Sandestin Real Estate. We will be so happy to be in our new building and have everything at easy access for our guests. Please come visit us again soon!!

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Upon our arrival to the resort my daughter and I were treated like royalty. It was my daughter's 12th birthday and I wanted her to have a magical time. Ms. Jackie, Candy, and Diamond Gibson all made our stay very pleasant. Candy went above and beyond and made sure to have a puppy made out of towels on my daughter's bed wishing her a "Happy Birthday!" Diamond heard about our first night and how we did not get any sleep. She went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and found us another room that was more suitable (very quiet...thank you:). Wow and the view was breath taking! Thank you for a wonderful time. We will definitely come back and visit.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Nan M,

We are please to see you enjoyed your stay with us here at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We have so much to offer our guests and we hope you had a chance to take advantage of all we have to do and see. Thank you for your kind remarks on our front office staff. All of these ladies do a wonderful job at making our guests feel welcome and seeing they have a wonderful stay. We are sorry for the inconvenience you encountered and pleased to see our staff was right there to assist and get you settled in an accommodation that met your needs and expectations. We are focused on our guests service and want each guests to have a wonderful experience while they are here with us. We appreciate your business and choosing Sandestin and we look forward to you staying with us again soon.

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Property: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West, Sandestin, FL 32550-7226
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Sandestin
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandestin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 1281
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