Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Destin, Florida

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

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2020 Expansion

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort expanded its existing meeting space with the addition of Hotel Effie Sandestin which opened in the Summer of 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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