Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® celebrates fifty years as the most visited Northwest Florida resort destination for vacationers, group and business travelers, families, and adventurers. In recognition of five decades of experiences, progress, innovations and memories, the year-long celebration includes fresh new experiences, delightful surprises for resort guests, social media throwbacks and trips down memory lane.
When asked about the success of this journey, Sara Becnel, Asset Manager and Vice President of Development shared, “The secret of the Sandestin experience is in the intentional details, smiles, commitment to service, memories passed down from generation to generation, dedication, and a lot of hard work.” Becnel continued, “We have not simply remained relevant, but have led the tourism experience for guests through a balance of tradition and innovation.”
Guests have already begun to capture their #sandestin50 memories by participating in instagramable photobooth pop-ups, regularly updated and themed for each season of the year. Additionally, a special edition refillable cup is available now at Sandestin® retail and food & beverage outlets for $25. After the one-time purchase, soft drink refills are free for the rest of the year at participating Sandestin® food and beverage outlets.
Four signature beers launch at the resort’s food and beverage outlets this Friday, March 17, 2023, just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Sandestin® beers include a blond ale, sour ale, pale ale, and a lager. A signature wine is in development. Guests can expect to find collectors-edition branded merchandise in Sandestin® retail stores including SanestinOpoly to launch later this year. Visit sandestin.com/sandestin50 for celebration updates and historical timelines.
Today, Sandestin® is home to seventy individual neighborhoods with full-time residents and thousands of lodging options spanning the 2,400 acres between the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is all interconnected by miles of pedestrian, bike and golf cart paths that weave through groves of live oaks, past natural lagoons, fountains, lakes, an underground tunnel making beachside and bayside amenities safely accessible to all guests, and the meticulously landscaped fairways of four award-winning golf courses, including The Raven, Baytowne, The Links and the exclusive Burnt Pine private golf course.
Thanks to more than 85,000 square feet of meeting space, onsite lodging, spa, golf, tennis, miles of beach and bay shorelines, activities, the walkable Village of Baytowne Wharf, featuring retail; dining; and nightlife, Sandestin® is also a favorite amongst group and business travelers, in addition to vacationers.
History of Sandestin®