Have a Ball and Have it All During the Upcoming Holidays

20 Top Reasons Why Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the Top Destination Choice This Holiday

DESTIN, FL, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, voted #1 on Florida's beautiful north Gulf Coast, today announced its new activities for this upcoming season and its annual Christmas on the Coast events.

The holiday season is a magical time of year and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort makes it even more memorable. Here are 20 top reasons why this popular resort is a top choice for the holiday season for people of all ages.

  1. A Thanksgiving to for Which To Be ThankfulEnjoy deluxe and roomy accommodations for the entire family, with Sandestin's special rates.  Also, don't miss the Sensational Sandestin Thanksgiving Brunch, which is a feast for the eyes and a symphony for the senses. It's quite simply unforgettable, and will be served on Thursday, November 24 from 10 a.m-3 p.m.  Email thanksgivingbrunch@sandestin.com for reservations.
  2. Shop till you drop!  Nearby Silver Sands Factory Stores, the largest designer outlet center, will have great after holiday sales and even its Midnight Madness event, where stores open at midnight after Thanksgiving. Merchants in Sandestin's charming Village of Baytowne Wharf will also dazzle guests with special offers and sales.
  3. Talk to Santa at Sandestin (free) via SKYPE on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 4- 5 p.m. Santa has been talking to children and families from around the world. Simply call him at SKYPE location name, SandestinResort from November 1-December 18. See www.sandestin.com for complete times and details.
  4. Get a personal visit from Santa in your own Sandestin guest accommodations.  Yes, with Sandestin's novel Santa Tuck-In program, guests receive a visit from Santa, a special gift, and a bedtime story. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots.  Email santa@sandestin.com for details and times.
  5. See the larger than life "Santa's Workshop" Gingerbread house and display in the Grand Sandestin lobby from November 24 through January 3.
  6. Be "cool" at the Village of Baytowne Wharf's Ice Skating Rink. It's now open and is the largest outdoor ice skating rink of its kind in Northwest Florida.
  7. Be enlightened by the Village's 12 Night of Lights December light show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6- 8 p.m.
  8. Watch a Holiday Movie under the stars at the Village event's plaza on November 25 at 7 p.m.
  9. See Santa's official arrival and Village Tree Lighting ceremony on November 26 at 6 p.m.
  10. Listen to holiday tunes at the Village's Wednesday Night Concert Series at 6 p.m. each Wednesday in December.
  11. Be a part of the Holiday Lantern Parade or be a spectator and marvel at the amazing creations on December 17.
  12. Swing into action with complimentary guest tennis on one of the resort's 15 courts. Or, schedule a lesson at this facility which was rated among the top three in the country for tennis instruction.
  13. Have a ball at one of Sandestin's four championship golf courses. Support a good cause for the resort's Tee off For Toys on December 10-11. On these days, receive free golf with the donation of a new toy or gift card with a $15 or greater value. Call 850.267.8155 for details.
  14. Be a part of a "Sail Gate" party at the Resort's Marina Bar and Grill, during evening NFL and college football games. Also enjoy many additional casual to fine dining options at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
  15. Enjoy the pedal power of complimentary bike rental, four free hours each day for Sandestin guests.
  16. For extra fun, trade snow shovels for sand shovels on Sandestin's sugar white sand beach.
  17. Take a well deserved break at the Sandestin Day Spa, with a relaxing hot stone massage, customized facial or a mani/pedi for that special look for the holidays. Visit www.sandestin.com/spa for a complete list of services.
  18. Walk on Water and rent a YOLO stand up paddleboard in the Gulf or in the Bay.
  19. Be #1Book directly with the resort (www.sandestin.com or 1-866-91-BEACH) and see why Sandestin has been named the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. Don't settle for anything else if you want the complete Sandestin experience.
  20. Make the New Year Count. Enjoy the very festive activities at the special Baytowne Countdown on New Year's Eve.

Special Holiday Deals

Need even more reasons to escape for the holidays? Sandestin is making it easy to get away this holiday with a variety of options and deals for individuals and families. Special Christmas on the Coast rate specials include: a FREE Night with the purchase of two. (Code: FREE3); Special Weekly Rates, for families wanting to escape the cold and enjoy the resort for a week during the long school break (Code:  WEEKLY); and HOT Dates and Rates (Code: HOT) for guests that are flexible and want last minute deals, based on availability.
For complete details , visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of 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, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.

The Destin area was recently named one of the Most Beautiful Places by ABC-TV's "Good Morning America. Sandestin was also recognized as one of the top 12 golf communities in the country by Forbes.com.

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