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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has Family Fun from Beach to Bay

July 28, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a premier vacation destination for people from around the world. The ultimate family vacation resort spans 2,400 acres from beach to bay and has fine amenities and activities for the whole family. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf - a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.
 
Dining and Nightlife: If you are looking for filet mignon and lobster, a great burger, a sweet treat, pizza, Mexican food, seafood, or sushi, Sandestin has it. Decisions about breakfast, lunch and dinner are made easy in Sandestin. Start your day at Another Broken Egg Cafe with something “Egg-Straordinary” like a scrambled skillet, pancakes, or an omelet cooked to perfection.

When it’s time for mid-morning snack or an afternoon pick-me-up, pop in Caffe Siena for a pastry or a cup of Joe. Lunchtime is a happy time in Sandestin, with so many choices. Enjoy a view of the Gulf of Mexico from Elephant Walk while you enjoy a shrimp cocktail or a crispy grouper sandwich. Stop by the world famous raw bar, Acme Oyster House, for a Shrimp Po Boy, some Jambalaya, or a dozen raw oysters. Or take the whole family out to Hartell’s Village Diner for a great burger and fries in this classic 50s diner.
 
Dinner choices are vast and varied in Sandestin. For date night, enjoy Bistro Bijoux, a quaint French-style bistro serving authentic "new" New Orleans cuisine from soft shell crabs to tournedos of beef. In the mood for seafood? Marlin Grill is a casual, fine dining establishment specializing in fresh seafood and grilled steaks. For a truly special evening, take your family and friends out on the Solaris Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal and dance to live music under the stars aboard the 125-foot luxury yacht. There are so many fantastic restaurants and options in Sandestin, it’s hard to name them all.

Enjoy dinner and a movie at Carmike Cinemas Boulevard 10's Ovation Club in Grand Boulevard. Kick back and let the staff bring your food and drinks while you watch a movie. Beer and wine is available and the menu has something for everyone (including a bottomless bowl of popcorn). Dining at Grand Boulevard is loaded with great options. Flemings has one of the best happy hours in town, Tommy Bahama has a burger to die for, and Mitchell's Fish Market is always fresh. 
 

 
Marina: At the Baytowne Marina you will find everything you need to add adventure to your vacation. The Marina offers light-tackle fishing charters, pontoon boat rentals, parasailing, dolphin and Crab Island cruises, wave runner rentals, and stand up paddle boarding. After a day on the water, enjoy a beautiful sunset at Marina Bar and Grill as they blow the cannon and ring the bell. And during football season, catch the game outside on the deck while overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. Everyone in the family can find an fun and adventurous activity at the Baytowne Marina.  
 

 
Golf: Sandestin Golf is ranked with the best of the best. There are four incredible golf courses to play in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Burnt Pine Golf Club offers breathtaking views along the Choctawhatchee Bay on the backside and brings golfers through the pine forests and wetlands of the Emerald Coast on the front. Raven Golf Club winds through the marshes, wetlands and pine trees of Sandestin and has been home to the PGA Champions Tour and the site of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships. Baytowne Golf Club takes golfers from beach to bay and was also the home of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship. Links Golf Club has a winding layout against the backdrop of the Baytowne Marina and the Choctawhatchee Bay. With five holes that run along the bay, guests are treated to a links style golf outing like no other on the Emerald Coast.
 

 
Shopping: Sandestin offers the very best of shopping. The Market Shops, The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard are all full of great retail shops from high end apparel, kids clothing and toys, sporting goods, resort wear, souvenirs, and so much more. You can easily spend an entire day just browsing through the shops in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it while shopping Sandestin.
 

 
Weddings: Sandestin is an incredible place for a storybook wedding. The sugar white sand, emerald waters, luxury lifestyle, and amenities of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort put it in a class of its own. Sandestin has hosted thousands of beach weddings over the years and was recently named the “Best of Weddings” for 2013 by The Knot. At Sandestin, you can get married at one of the world’s best beaches without leaving the country.
 

 
Accommodations: It’s no secret that Sandestin is one of the most popular resorts at the beach, but not to worry, there is plenty of room. Beachfront vacation rentals are by far the most popular at Sandestin. But just a stroll from the beach are the beachside villas and townhomes perfect for families and couples as well.

The luxury waterfront condos at The Village of Baytowne Wharf are perfect for those who like to be where the action is. The condos are further complemented by the excitement of concerts, festivals and family-friendly attractions.

Lakeside Vacation Homes are located on the northeast side of Sandestin close to the Baytowne Marina, Sandestin Florida Tennis Resort Center, Jolee Island Nature Park, Raven Golf Club, and Baytowne Golf Club. These homes are perfect for those that enjoy being around activities, but also like to kick back and take in some peace and quiet.

Another option is the vacation condo rentals at Bayside, which are surrounded by miles of hiking and biking paths letting you freely explore the ecotourism aspect of Sandestin. The condos are perfect for hiding away in the cozy, peaceful neighborhoods of the resort’s bayside – perfect for the nature lover. No matter where you decide to stay at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, you will not be disappointed. Sandestin is a premier, luxury resort and the staff takes pride in keeping the grounds and rentals in tip top shape.

 
Signature Events: The Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival takes place in October each year and features a wide range of beers varying in strength and style. Beer aficionados and novices will be able to savor the best in beer selections. The main event features more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling. Live music will be featured throughout the day.
 
The Sandestin Wine Festival takes place each April in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. This exciting event showcases more than 800 domestic and international wines. Four days of unique events include wine dinners with celebrity chefs, preview events, and wine tastings. Enjoy live entertainment, shopping, dining, and more during the Sandestin Wine Festival.

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival takes place in February each year in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Stroll the village streets and sample gumbo from area’s best restaurants and chefs. Enjoy food, fun, and live entertainment throughout the day. Vote for your favorite and stick around to see who wins!

To sum it all up, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a one-stop shop for your dream vacation. You never have to leave the grounds when you stay at Sandestin. Book your stay today to create memories for a lifetime. 

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