Sandestin Reports Increase in Seasonal Visitors Snowbird Program in High Demand this Season

Major Benefits for Travelers Seeking Fun, Sun this Fall & Winter

DESTIN, FL, Sept. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, reports increased reservations and room nights for senior travelers for this 2011-2012 season.

These travelers are affectionately known as "snowbirds," because many of them come from the Midwest, and Northern sections of the U.S. and Canada. Snowbirds arrive at sunny Sandestin between November and March, staying an average of 30 to 90 days.

To date, Sandestin has already exceeded last year's total snowbird reservations by 10 percent. Guests wanting fall and winter accommodations are encouraged to book now because of the increased demand.

The resort is a top choice for snowbird travelers because of the destination's location, sugar white sand beach, favorable climate, the friendly local community, special events, and activities including golf, tennis, biking and walking. The resort also offers affordable rates and amenities unmatched by any other destination, resort or rental company.

According to John Skinner, resort sales manager, Sandestin is so much more than a destination for snowbirds. "We want each and every person to feel like this is their home away from home with exception of the weather," said Skinner jokingly. "Here, they can experience the comfort of the mild Florida temperatures."

A complete list of value added benefits awaits Sandestin snowbirds including complimentary bike rentals, fitness center, tennis court time, local telephone service, departure cleaning and exclusive restaurant, merchant and spa and salon discounts. Monthly receptions are also held for snowbird guests November through February.

For golf lovers, the Sandestin program offers an exclusive opportunity to become a member of the Sandestin Snowbird Golf Club. With a small membership fee, Sandestin Snowbirds receive a complimentary round of golf, additional golf rounds for as low as $27 plus tax, free access to Dunes Putting Course based on availability, 50 percent off weekly golf clinics based on availability and other golf discounts.

Sandestin's staff each year welcomes a variety of snowbirds, ranging from many young and active mature adults to the more senior travelers, who enjoys the temperate weather and the camaraderie of others. The resort also has a number of loyal guests who have made Sandestin their seasonal home, some for more than 20 years.

Sandestin offers a variety of beautifully appointed accommodations from condominiums on the beach or the bay, to villas overlooking golf fairways. Included in the Sandestin Snowbird program are personalized reservation and information services including unit selection assistance, information resources and other helpful assistance.

To book a winter snowbird stay call 850-267-8253 or 850-267-4466 or visit www.sandestin.com/extendedstay.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America and has been named the #1 Resort on Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast.  Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages. Sandestin invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member Visit South Walton, the resort features 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, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

For further information:

Contacts:

SarahBrazwell@sandestin.com
850.267.6131

LaurieHobbs@sandestin.com
850.267.8261

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