Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge

Located atop the luxurious Hotel Effie on the bayside of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort,  Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge is the only rooftop pool on Florida’s coast. Kick back in a private cabana or enjoy a game of life-size chess, Connect 4, or cornhole. And let’s not forget those panoramic views from the top.

Named for the southern constellation, Ara is both a luxurious pool experience and a stylish rooftop lounge where you’ll find the finest wines, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, and a delicious menu. Satisfy your craving with housemade guacamole, a gulf shrimp cocktail, burger or lobster roll.

After sundown, the fun, relaxing vibe eases into a cool, hip one. When the weather’s right, poolside DJs sample chill music by day and up-tempo beats by night.  Keep up with the Ara music lineup, specials and more by following Hotel Effie on Facebook.

Defining coastal luxury like never before, Hotel Effie is located in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Vibrant and elegant, comfortable and refined, this beautiful hotel integrates charm and Southern hospitality in every delightful detail. On the top floor of Hotel Effie, Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge is more than a leisurely day in the sun. It’s the place to see and be seen in Sandestin.  Open daily, hours may very. To view the menu and learn more, visit Ara's website.


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