Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Exclusive Grand Opening Offer

Book now through December 2019

Book your next meeting at Hotel Effie Sandestin and get rewarded with savings!

The more rooms you book, the greater the reward.

Book 50-100 room nights – Pick three perks
Book 101-300 room nights – Pick four perks
Book over 300 room nights – Pick five perks

Perks Include:

  • One-hour welcome reception *
  • Comp room ratio 1:40
  • One suite upgrade at group rate per 40 rooms on peak
  • $3 Master Account rebate based on total room nights
  • 10% off published banquet menus **
  • 20% off published A/V prices ***
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the conference center for individual use
  • 20% attrition with 30-day cutoff
  • Complimentary beach bonfire with s’mores

Bonus! Enjoy added value amenities, unmatched by other resorts, with any Sandestin stay.

Details: Promotion is based upon availability and does not apply to groups already contracted at Hotel Effie Sandestin and/or in conjunction with another promotional offer. All bookings are subject to a food and beverage minimum and are based on a minimum 25 rooms per night. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. * One-hour reception is based on our house bar for one-hour with Chef’s selection of four hors d’oeuvres. **Banquet food and beverage discount excludes alcoholic beverages. ***Offered when Sandestin Conference Technology is the sole provider.

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Find Your Place In The Sun

You have so many great reasons to get away. Maybe it’s celebrating a major life event like a wedding (congratulations!), escaping for a well-deserved family vacation or because you’ve earned a place at the corporate retreat. The good news is Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the perfect solution for all the right reasons. Unlike a hotel, our 2,400 acre resort’s collection of 1,250 vacation rentals includes studios to 4-bedroom units, condos, homes, villas and penthouses, giving you an enticing array of options. You also have four resort areas to choose from including Beachside, Bayside, Lakeside and the Village stretching from our postcard-perfect beach to tranquil Choctawhatchee Bay.

It gets even better when you consider all the complimentary perks and amenities we offer you as our guest including the use of bicycles, boogie boards, kayaks, tennis, access to our fitness center and our resort-wide tram service. Then there are all the spectacular activities that have made us so popular including our four celebrated championship golf courses, the Village of Baytowne Wharf and our 7-mile strand (check!) of powdery white sand beaches. Check-in to Sandestin — and find your place in the sun.

Additionally, in Summer 2020, Hotel Effie Sandestin, our exquisite family-owned hotel will open and paired with Baytowne Conference Center’s complete renovation, reopening in early 2020, these two properties will offer over 50,000 sq. ft. of contiguous meeting space including two 13,000 sq. ft ballrooms. Simultaneously, Osprey Pointe, Sandestin’s newest condominium development in more than 12 years, will welcome guests in Spring 2020 with 77-new luxurious 2, 3, and 4-bedroom vacation rentals with captivating views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Accommodations + Meetings

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the premier resort destination for meetings and retreats in Northwest Florida. The 2,400-acre resort features the most beautiful beaches with crystal clear emerald green waters, 1,300 deluxe accommodations, 4 championship golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, marina, fitness center and spa. Sandestin’s Baytowne Conference Center and the newly renovated Linkside Conference Center offer 65,000 square feet of function space on the gulf and bay. Options for mixers and dining abound just steps away in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, offering a variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and retail merchants. In 2020, Sandestin will welcome the addition of a new four-star 250-room full-service boutique hotel which will include 20,000+ square feet of meeting space and feature a 13,000-square foot ballroom. Construction has commenced with completion projected for April 2020.

Meeting Specs

  • Meeting Room Space
    65,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Number of Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Meeting Room
    13,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    7,950 Sq. Ft.
  • Outdoor Meeting Space
    33,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Full Capacity Chart & Floor Plans

Lodging Options

  • Number of Sleeping Rooms
  • Number of Suites
  • Number of Single Rooms
  • Number of Double Rooms

Year Property Built


Year of Last Renovation

2020 Expansion

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is expanding its existing meeting space with the addition of Hotel Effie Sandestin. Opening Summer 2020, the hotel brings 20,000 plus square feet of new meeting space, including a 13,000 square foot ballroom to the resort. The hotel meeting space is contiguous with Sandestin’s Baytowne Conference Center’s 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features 250 guest rooms with multiple room types, a delectable three-meal restaurant, craft cocktail lobby bar, and in-room dining all curated by celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson. It also boasts a luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast.

Expansion Details

  • Hotel accommodations
    250 Rooms, 19 Suites
  • Grand Ballroom
    13,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Pre-Function Space
    1,700 Sq. Ft.
  • Contiguous Meeting Space
    50,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Rooftop Terrace with Panoramic Views
    1,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Spa
    13 Treatment Rooms
  • View More Expansion Details Here


Nearest Airport:  Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Distance from Airport:  23 miles  /  35 minutes

2nd Nearest Airport:  Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

Distance from Airport:  41 miles  /  45 minutes


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