1 . Perdido Key Resort Management

Pensacola, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 940 - 1132

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Discover one of the best kept secrets of the Florida Gulf Coast! Perdido Key Resort Management offers a wide selection of luxury accommodations on an unbeatable island retreat where the white sand shores and cool blue waters are just the beginning. Here, you can indulge in afternoons out on the beaches, take in a swim in the waves or try something more exciting such as surfing or snorkeling. The resort offers opportunities for deep-sea fishing aboard Zeke's Lady, and nature and scenic cruises that let you take in all the wonders of this magnificent location. If you need a break from the beach, enjoy golf at one of three premier local courses, explore the many unique shops at The Market, or find a place to settle down for a delicious meal. When you're not out and about, your spacious accommodation from Perdido Key Resort Management will make you feel right at home. Choose from one to four-bedroom units, each equipped with a variety of modern amenities for your complete comfort and convenience. Full kitchens, cozy living areas, private balconies, and wireless internet are just some of the many touches available. Plus, some units offer access to onsite pools, fitness centers, and are even pet-friendly, making it easy to find a place that's just right for you!

Address

3700 Perdido Key Drive Ste 122b, Perdido Key, FL 32507

Related activities

Visit the National Museum Of Naval Aviation or the Pensacola Museum Of Art for a day out of the water!

Fun facts

Perdido Key is an island vacation unlike any other! The island offers some of the best beaches which have been rated #1 for swimming beaches in the US by Great Outdoor Recreation Pages and was ranked by Dr. Beach as among the nation's top 20 beaches. Perdido Key has also been featured on The Travel Channel's "Top Secret Beaches of the World" series in 2002 as the only continental U.S. destination among the 20 beaches featured worldwide!

2 . Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, Florida

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Bring your definition of luxury to a whole new level when you plan a stay at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach. World-class accommodations, onsite amenities including a waterpark, day spa, and fitness center, are just a few of the things that make this property on of the best in Northwest Florida.

Aqualand is the brand new, gulf-side Water Playground that your family will be begging you to visit. The park features more than 20 water toys and a total of 3,400 square feet of aquatic fun. If you are planning your getaway during the summer, watch out for Pirate Invasions as the activities team hosts Pirate Playtime in Aqualand. The kids aren't the only ones who will enjoy a getaway at the Holiday Inn Resort! There are five restaurants to choose from onsite for enjoying date night with your loved one. The View Restaurant offers local seafood dishes that are simply delicious. The food will bring you in while the scenery makes you wish you never had to leave. After a day full of fun activities, all of your travel companions will enjoy the spacious accommodations of the Holiday Inn Resort. Choose from State Rooms, Family Rooms, Kid's Suites, or Luxury Suites, depending on your lodging needs. Choose from amenities like a private balcony, flat-screen televisions, a spacious living area, kitchenette, and more.

Address

11127 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

Fun facts

This wouldn't be a Polynesian Paradise without genuine island traditions. One such tradition is the Holiday Inn Resort's nightly torch-lighting ceremony. The ritual began in the South Pacific to honor nature's blessed abundance. The ritual continues at the SunSpree to honor and welcome our guests. When you hear the drum beats on our pool deck, look for our own "Polynesian Islander" to set the torches aflame against the dramatic backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico.

Related Onsite Offerings

Holiday Inn Resort's On-Site Activities Include: Splash's Kids' Club, Splash Tuck-Ins, Volleyball, Dive-In Movies, Arts & Crafts, FREE Equipment/Games Rental Program, and So Much More!

3 . The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center

Destin, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 426 - 2604

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Traveling to Northwest Florida offers a bounty of amazing resorts and hotels at which to stay, but for a truly unique getaway your only option is The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center.

Whether you are planning a fun-filled family getaway, a romantic rendezvous with your special someone, or your next Spring Break getaway, The Palms of Destin is the answer to your travel questions. The resort offers a three-minute (air conditioned) shuttle to Henderson Beach State Park, where you can enjoy more than 6,000 feet of scenic shoreline. Stay onsite and enjoy Destin's largest lagoon pool. This 11,000-square foot, 259,000-gallon zero entry pool features five dancing waterfalls, walking bridges, and fun for all ages. You can also enjoy an aquatic adventure at the 21,000 gallon heated swimming pools, children's splash area, or whirlpool spa. Get in a quick game of tennis or basketball on the full-sized courts. Complimentary equipment is available from guest services in the resort lobby. If you're simply looking for a place to relax during your getaway, schedule a treatment at the luxurious full-service day spa - The Spa at Silver Shells. Here you'll find an extensive assortment of treatments including facials, massages, and nail care. Your luxurious condo accommodations also offer the perfect relaxing escape with flat screen televisions, fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, and more all overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!

Address

4201 Indian Bayou Trail Destin, FL 32541

Highlights

Whether you want a meal and music, or just a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, you'll find what you're looking for at Brick & Spoon, the onsite restaurant at The Palms of Destin. This is your much-needed neighborhood stop for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, whether you're on a liquid diet, or no diet at all!

Fun facts

The Bean Trader General Store, located onsite, has earned the nickname "The Biggest Little Store in Destin" with over 450+ products and services ranging from Concierge Services to Fishing Charters, Wave Runners, Scuba Diving and much more.

4 . Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa

Destin, Florida

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Northwest Florida is a popular spot to travel thanks to its pristine sandy beaches, exquisite views of the Gulf of Mexico, and a wide variety of lavish resorts. One of these in particular, Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, offers the perfect blend of amenities and activities that will have you coming back year after year.

Whether you are planning your next Spring Break getaway, or just the annual family vacation, Silver Shells Resort has everything you need for a fun-filled trip. La Dolce Vita beach service lets you rent everything you need for a great day in the sand. Grab beach chairs, an umbrella, a kayak, boogie board, or even a wave runner. If you're looking for something onsite, Silver Shells features a 7,500-square foot lagoon pool with waterfall and whirlpool details. The Spa at Silver Shells is a great place to stop for a massage or nail treatment, or head to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for a mouth watering meal you won't soon forget. The accommodations at Silver Shells are designed to fulfill all of your travel needs. Amenities like fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, flat screen televisions, and spacious living areas provide all the comforts of home you'll need. Venture out for your next Florida adventure and contact the Finest Kind Charter Boat. Captain Tommy Browning is the holder of the largest marlin caught in Florida and former record holder of the largest marling in the Gulf. Come create your own adventure in Northwest Florida today!

Address

15000 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32541

Highlights

Learn professional sand sculpting tips and techniques during your stay at Silver Shell Beach Resort & Spa. The lesson is two hours in length and shows you the tools of the trade as well as their usage. You'll learn how much water to add to the sand to create the perfect mixture. Upon completion your group will have a unique sandcastle standing approximately 3 1/2 feet tall, ready for photographs.

Related Onsite Offerings

Escape from the heat and enjoy a fully furnished luxury Cabana, located around the lagoon pool. These convenient poolside Cabanas feature a cable televisions, half-bathroom, and living area with mini refrigerator.

5 . Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Destin, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 622 - 1038

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We can imagine that when you have 7.5 miles of beachfront property between Pensacola and Panama City Beach, a lot of things become possible. Actually we don’t even have to imagine, because the proof is right here at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

There are five resort areas here, grouped into villas, townhomes and condos for the vacation of your choice: beachfront, by the bustling marina, in the bayside village or by the links. There are lots of freebies that come along with it, too, including kid’s activities, bike and boat rentals, tennis and fitness center access. And here are some raw numbers for your ideal Destin area vacation: four championship golf courses on site, 15 tennis courts, a 98-slip marina, 17 swimming pools and dozens of shopping and dining venues. All the fun centers around the village of Baytowne Wharf, which combines its small-town wharf-side charm with a vibrant and eclectic Northwest Florida nightclub scene. Resorts seem to be fond of claiming that they have something for everyone. This one really does!

Highlights

You can literally be a card-carrying Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort vacationer - beach chair, umbrella and cabana rentals, complimentary hourly rentals of watersports equipment and much more are available by presenting the Resort Key Card you get at check-in.

Fun facts

Sandestin's evening beachfront activities are lit by environmentally friendly torches, and guests are encouraged to keep their balcony lights off during hatching season to protect the rare loggerhead and green sea turtles that live and nest on the beaches.

Related Onsite Offerings

A 70-member culinary crew supports Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Destin, Florida meeting facilities, which total 65,000 square feet on the Gulf and bay.

6 . Adagio Resort

Destin, Florida

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If you’re the musical type - or even just Italian - you may recognize the meaning of “adagio.” In music it tells you to play fairly slowly; in Italian, it means “in a leisurely manner.” At Adagio Resort, it means relax and enjoy!

Even the development of Adagio went fairly slowly, it turns out. It was opened, closed and sold twice before it was reborn into a $58 million masterpiece with three buildings and an infinity-edge pool overlooking the Gulf. Even if you’re not overlooking the Gulf at Adagio, the view is still spectacular; four additional buildings surround a gorgeous 8,000-square-foot swimming pool with waterfalls and fountains. There’s also a private gym here, and plenty of small luxuries like marble floors, tall ceilings, underground parking and wireless Internet. This is a classic beach resort with a modern twist; it’s deceptively simple, and yet takes days to fully experience. It’s also convenient to Destin, Sandestin, Panama City Beach and the Beaches of South Walton.

Extra Stops

Visit the amazing Zooworld in Panama City Beach, shop at the Destin Commons or swim with the dolphins at the Florida Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach. All of them are nearby!

Getting there

Take US Highway 98 to the traffic light at the intersection of Hwy 98 and County Hwy 393, six miles east of Sandestin. Turn south towards the Gulf and continue until the road dead ends at a three-way stop sign. This is Highway 30-A. Turn left and Adagio is located two miles on your right on the Gulf side of the road.

Related Onsite Offerings

The accommodations at Adagio Resort aren’t your standard hotel rooms, either. Instead, they’re four-bedroom Gulf-front or three-bedroom pool-front units, available for three nights or longer.

7 . Boardwalk Beach Resort

Panama City Beach, Florida

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There’s nothing like a nice welcome, especially if you happen to be visiting the largest private beach on the Emerald Coast. That’s what you’ll find at the Boardwalk Beach Resort - a sparkling new welcome center at the heart of your Panama City Beach vacation. And wait until you see the rest!

By that we mean the new 22-story condominium building, complete with an exquisitely-designed outdoor pool deck and a Splash Zone for kids. There’s also an upper-floor sundeck, sauna and steam room. That’s not counting the hotel suites - yes, Boardwalk Beach Resort has those too. Each hotel has its own pool and it’s all connected by a spectacular boardwalk along the 1,100 feet of white sand beach. The Activities Center in the new condominium building is ground zero for Panama City Beach activities including tee times for golf, charter fishing, diving and tours of the nearby Shell Island. The combination of classic - the boardwalk, the beach and the sun - and the new makes a truly festive Panama City Beach getaway.

Extra Stops

Be sure to visit Under the Boardwalk, featuring fresh seafood, tropical cocktails and seasonal live entertainment.

Highlights

The B.W. McCaw’s Kid’s Club features hours of daily arts and crafts, movies and nonstop fun on the beach. There’s even a resort mascot!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Conference Center at the Boardwalk Beach Resort features more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space for events and groups of up to 2,500.

8 . Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

Okaloosa Island, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 947 - 0701

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It’s an agonizing decision to have to make: do you want to vacation on the beach, or the bay? Beach…or bay? Beach or bay…well, it doesn’t really matter. At Destin West, we can assure you that you’re going to be thrilled either way.

It’s on Okaloosa Island, first of all, a premiere locale in the Fort Walton Beach community. Here, the bay is the stunning Choctawhatchee Bay and the beach meets the vast Gulf of Mexico. And regardless of the accommodations you choose, you’re in for a treat. The condos range from one to three bedrooms, with features including marble tiled kitchens, washers and dryers, bunkrooms that the kids will love and décor that includes artwork and top-of-the-line furnishings. All of this is accented by a 700-foot River Lagoon pool with its own waterfall, plus three whirlpools and one of the finest fitness centers in the region. With its lush, green tropical landscaping, the entire resort is a work of art. Beach or bay, consider yourself lucky.

Total area

Destin West Beach and Bay Resort rests on four miles of Okaloosa Island beaches.

Getting there

From Okaloosa Regional Airport, take a left onto Hwy 85. Stay on Hwy 85 and it will become Eglin Pkwy. Follow Eglin all the way to Hwy 98. Take a left on Hwy 98. Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is located on Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island.

Related Onsite Offerings

At Destin West Beach and Bay Resort, the beach is never far away; an elevated pedestrian dune walkover makes for easy access from either property.

9 . Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa

Destin, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 367 - 1271

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If Northwest Florida is distinguished by its undeveloped forests, beaches and coastal dunes, then the Hilton Sandestin thrives on the beach part of the mix. So along with its adult-oriented aura it’s decidedly family-friendly, with children’s programs, a game room and three swimming pools.

It’s also decidedly golf, with four, yes, four, championship courses on site - together, they take you through all of the landscapes that comprise the unique Northwest Florida region. There’s also the Dunes par 51 putting course, if you need some practice or if you’ve brought the kids along. And no matter who you bring, the Hilton Sandestin will add plenty of luxury to your Sandestin getaway. It’s got the Serenity by the Sea Spa, with men’s and women’s spa areas, exercise equipment and even private massage suites. Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood is Northwest Florida’s first four-diamond restaurant. And a variety of suites in the Emerald and Spa Towers provide nothing but the finest features and amenities.

Related activities

For a taste of urban vibrancy - well, as urban as it gets in Northwest Florida, anyway - make the six-mile trip to Grand Boulevard in Sandestin with its gorgeous park, distinctive shopping and fine dining.

Getting there

From Northwest Florida Regional Airport, take Highway 85 to Highway 20. Take Highway 20 to 293 (Mid Bay Bridge), and proceed across bridge ($2.50 toll) to Highway 98. Turn left onto Highway 98 and proceed to Sandestin. Turn right onto Sandestin Boulevard South.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Hilton Sandestin features more than 32,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space including 20 breakout rooms, a theater and two ballrooms.

10 . Seascape Resort

Miramar Beach, Florida

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 874 - 9106

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Northwest Florida is the least-developed part of the state. So a good expanse of it is exactly the opposite of what you might find in, say, Orlando. There’s plenty of wildlife and untouched natural scenery. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it from upscale accommodations - which is why there’s Seascape Resort.

And a deluxe condo isn’t all you can expect here. Start with 2,000 feet of beach, plus on-site golf, tennis, beach and bike rentals and several restaurants including the Whales Tail Beach Bar and Grill. If it sounds like a resort to you instead of a condo rental establishment, it’s actually both. And the best part is the value: as a guest of Seascape Resort, you get discounts to restaurants, fine dining cruises, golf, watersports, tennis and more. And about those deluxe Destin condos. You can choose from the one- to three-bedroom units at the beachfront Majestic Sun, Ariel Dunes I or Ariel Dunes II towers, or from a vast variety of low-rise lakefront, golf, tennis or boardwalk villas. If you can’t find your ideal Northwest Florida vacation here, you’re not looking!

Total area

Seascape Resort encompasses more than 300 acres of Beaches of South Walton landscapes.

Highlights

Seascape Resort puts its natural surroundings to great use with its par 71, 6,100-yard 18-hole championship golf course designed by the famed Joe Lee. You’ll find a grass driving range, two practice greens ,a restaurant and a pro shop. You can also play its Club 18-hole course at the nearby Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Fun facts

More than 40 percent of the Beaches of South Walton is preserved through state parks. The area’s 17 coastal dune lakes are only found here and in remote portions of Africa and Australia.

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