Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, a 2,400- acre premier destination resort in Northwest Florida, makes planning a family vacation easy this summer with the Family Fun Package, offering 20-percent savings and a list of its top 10 family fun offerings. Sandestin’s Family Fun Package offers accommodations in a two-bedroom Resort Classic and a family breakfast buffet at Sunset Bay Café. Daily prices for two adults and two children (under age 11) start at $292 for summer (May 26-Aug. 5, 2006) and from $255 for late summer (Aug. 6-Sept. 4, 2006). During the summer, children under 10 years old eat dinner free at the Sunset Bay Café as well.
In addition to the 20-percent package savings, all guests visiting Sandestin can enjoy a wide variety of complimentary amenities, including The Village of Baytowne Wharf, property-wide tram service, daily use of the Sandestin fitness center (adults only), children’s activities, complimentary use of bicycles and one hour free rental of canoes, kayaks, boogie boards and tennis court time.
Sandestin’s Top 10 Family Fun Offerings:
1.) TeenZone: NEW SooperSlide, Eurobungy and Segway Excursions TeenZone, Sandestin’s program for teenagers, provides activities for teens both day and night. The TeenZone hangout is a “see-and-be-seen” spot on the beach where live music is played in the afternoons and on weekends. Adventurous teens can enjoy the new three-and-half-storey SooperSlide, an inflatable waterslide located on the Beachside Green; the two-story high EuroBungy, where they can use bungee cords and a trampoline to spin, flip and leap; and the Sandestin Rock Climbing Wall. Since Sandestin knows that teens prefer to explore on their own during the day, group activities, such as kayak trips, sailing adventures, electric skateboards and Segway excursions are reserved for the afternoons and evenings during the summer.
2.) KidZone: Age-Appropriate Activities for Kids 3-5 and 6-10 KidZone, Sandestin’s kid’s program, offers two fully supervised day camps, divided between ages 3-5 and 6-10. The half-day camp for ages 3-5, offered Monday-Saturday is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for $35 per child, per day. The full- day camp for ages 6-10 offers activities such as sand castle-building lessons and water games including aqua blast and aqua golf from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The full-day program is available for $55 per child, per day. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the day prior.
3.) Five Miles of Enhanced Sugar White Sand Beaches (*NEW*) Just recognized by Tripadvisor.com as one of the Top Ten Beach Destinations, Sandestin offers families restored sugar-white sand beachfront this summer. Five miles of beaches along the Beaches of South Walton, including Sandestin’s beaches, are being elevated and widened and extra dunes are being added. Sandestin also offers convenient beachside service, offering rental chairs, umbrellas and cabanas, so guests will never lose their place in the sand.
4.) New Kid-Friendly Golf Course; Free Kids’ Round of Golf and Rental Clubs (*NEW*) To tee off the spring season, the Baytowne Golf Club has reopened after an extensive makeover and an official certification from U.S. Kids Golf, declaring it a family-friendly course. The Baytowne Golf Club now features new junior tee boxes and, for the first time, will allow players to walk the course to accommodate golfers without a driver’s license. U.S. Kids Golf rental clubs and merchandise are also now available at the golf shop. As a special offer to kids under 12, Sandestin will be offering a free round of golf and free U.S. Kids golf rental sets at Baytowne Golf Club when accompanied by a paying adult.
5.) Resort Cash Card for Kids and Teens (*NEW*) To give kids and teens freedom to explore Sandestin and enjoy a vacation of their own, this year Sandestin has introduced the Sandestin Gift Card. Adults can purchase the card – in increments of $25 – for their kids instead of giving them cash. It can be used at all Sandestin-owned operations, including such kid hangout spots as the brand new Sooper Slide, The Dunes Putting Course, EuroBungy, Finz pool deck and Starbucks Coffee. The card can be purchased at the resort, online at Sandestin.com or by calling 850/267-8000, ext. 3333.
6.) Family Nature Cruise with Sightings of Birds and Dolphins (*NEW*) Families looking for an educational experience will enjoy the new American Star, now offering narrated nature cruises through the Choctawhatchee Bay. Sailing from March through October, Monday through Saturday, the American Star offers four trips a day, weather permitting, including a sunset cruise.
7.) Sandestin’s Kids Evening Out Program When mom and dad want to enjoy a romantic dinner alone, kids from 3 to 10, can enjoy pizza parties and movies, glow putt and bowling alley excursions from 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in the spring and Monday through Saturday nights in the summer.
8.) Kid-Designed Playground at the Adventure Landing of Baytowne Wharf Sandestin’s kid-designed playground, opened in spring of 2005. Created through the imagination and support of local residents and children, the 9,000 square-foot playground features a castle maze, sunken ship, water tower, dragon wave slides, shark tunnel, lighthouse, rock-climbing wall, amphitheater/ outdoor classroom, obstacle course, tree fort, sea life misters, vertical tire tunnel, tire swing and a small replica of The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
9.) Jolee Island and Its Pirate Ship Playground Jolee Island is home to a pirate ship playground and look-out tower overlooking the island’s pines and magnolias. Kids can also play tag, frisbee or football on the island’s grassy clearing.
10.) Family Concerts, Fireworks and Sunset Cinema Throughout spring and summer the resort features daily family-oriented special events: weekly Mini Gras celebrations, Fireworks, Concert Series and Sunset Cinema family movies. For more details on the calendar of events, visit Sandestin.com.
To make reservations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, call the reservations department at 800/470-7389 or book online at www.sandestin.com.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City. Sandestin invites guests to enter its world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring 1,450 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world- class tennis courts, 18 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, water sports, 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, nightclubs and bars that come alive with strolling musicians, street performers, dancing fountains and lively festivals and events. In this complete vacation world, guests can create their own, one- of-a-kind memorable experience. For more information, please visit www.sandestin.com.
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