Sandestin: Florida’s Gulf Coast as a BFF Getaways
By SMW Staff
Time to get away from the SI, the kids, or the hubby?
Whether it’s a gathering of old college friends, catching up over cocktails and spa treatments, or you and your best buds celebrating a milestone birthday, this great Florida getaway that offers a chance to sneak away for pure R & R…without only your BFFs in tow…
WHERE YOU’LL GO: SANDESTIN. Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons. As a member of Beaches of South Walton, a 26-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands, Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations.
WHERE YOU’LL STAY: Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort (www.sandestin.com) offers the most complete resort experience in North America. The resort boasts more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues. Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management (www.intrawest.com), a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
The Sandestin Day Spa and Salon offers a great selection of fitness classes. Zumba, belly dancing, Pilates and indoor cycling are among some of the favorites. Personal Training sessions are also available.
The Spa also has a popular line-up of spa offerings. And as a special bonus, the Spa is offering free medical skincare consultations on Friday afternoon, with purchase of any Spa package.
And the town is the Gulf Coast’s ideal paradise. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the “heart and soul” of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working along the Emerald Coast. In this vibrant wharf-side village, and explore charming shops and boutiques, enjoy awarding winning restaurants and eateries and party into the wee hours of the morning at exciting nightclubs and bars.
The beaches at Sandestin are where the resort’s stunning beauty shines the brightest. The sparkling sand of Destin, Florida beaches are among the whitest in the world. It’s just one of the reasons why Destin beach is the perfect place to lose yourself for a day, or for your entire Florida beach vacation.
Sandestin offers guests premium beach amenities so that you can truly experience Destin beach in luxury. It includes a convenient beachside service, where you can rent beach chairs, umbrellas and cabanas, and enjoy complimentary hourly rentals of boogies.
WHAT YOU’LL PAY:
“Beach Bliss” package ($290 plus cost of overnight accommodations.)
Includes access to fitness center, Full Session Massage, Hydractive Facial, Spa Manicure & Paraffin Pedicure.
“Traveler’s Retreat” package ($260 plus cost of overnight accommodations.)
Includes access to fitness center, a Full Session Massage, Salt Glo Body Treatment and Customized Facial.
Contact: (850) 267-8000 or (www.sandestin.com)