Why Hilton Sandestin Resort is the PERFECT Family Destination

Aside from the very obvious beautiful beach, there are several more reasons that Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa will steal your heart and become a family favorite. But as you’re deciding where to stay in Destin, first let’s consider that very obvious beautiful beach…

A beach that goes for miles
I can’t remember the last time that my family got so lost in the sheer excitement of an adventure together — with no electronics, not even a lot of conversation. We literally just walked and walked the miles of pristine shoreline on the Emerald Coast of Destin, Florida. Just steps outside the hotel, we were able to walk for hours as we enjoyed some of the softest sand that I have ever felt. To this day, my kiddos talk about our time seashell hunting, which brings me to my next point.

Fabulous seashell hunting
If you enjoy hunting for seashells, then you will really love the beach at Hilton Sandestin. My kids found everything from live crabs and sand dollars to large horse conch shells. This was such a wonderful activity that didn’t involve bells and whistles and flashing lights. We so enjoyed spending quiet quality time as a family with nothing but the beautiful sound of ocean as background music.

Where to stay in Destin FL - Seashell hunting at Hilton Sandestin
You’ll find some of the best seashell hunting on the beach right in front of Hilton Sandestin Resort.

Lounge by the water and soak up the sun
Of course, Hilton Sandestin offers some wonderful opportunities to just lounge by the water and soak up the beautiful sun. The resort includes three heated swimming pools (one indoor), one kids’ pool, and two whirlpools.

The beachfront property also includes rows and rows of beach chairs for guests, and for those that would rather play than sit, they can enjoy water sports such as stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

Where to stay in Destin FL - Hilton Sandestin Pools
With 3 pools plus the beach, figuring out where to relax may just be the toughest decision you’ll have to make during your vacation.

Adventure and Fitness opportunities
If your family is looking for a bit more adventure, there are so many options that can be arranged right through the resort, including dolphin watching cruises, boat rentals, sailing, snorkeling, and both deep sea and inshore fishing.

Powerboats for fishing and cruising can be rented for quick one-hour getaways or even for an all-day excursion. Charter a sailboat and spend the day sailing along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast or on the Choctawhatchee Bay. You can even have the hotel prepare a picnic basket for your day of adventure and fun, and don’t forget to bring your camera!

If golf is your thing, the Hilton Sandestin might just be your paradise as beach guests enjoy golf privileges at four championship Sandestin golf courses. Tennis is also an option and the resort boasts access to the Sandestin Tennis Center with 12 HydroGrid clay and three hard courts.

Where to stay in Destin FL - Hilton Sandestin Golf
When you’re deciding where to stay in Destin, FL, consider that Hilton Sandestin Resort offers access to the area’s top golf and tennis facilities.

Local shopping and dining
One of our favorite outings in Sandestin was our visit to The Village of Baytowne Wharf. This quaint little village sits on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida and is just minutes from Hilton Sandestin Resort.

Jump on the shuttle and you are immediately immersed in this wonderful little world of gift shops, specialty boutiques, restaurants and entertainment. We had so much fun just walking around, listening to live music, and watching street performers. The happiness is contagious and the yummy smell from the Candymaker candy shop is intoxicating.

Fun for Kiddos with Kids Krew
Just in case all of the above still leaves you looking for excitement, or just in case mom and dad could use some adult time, the Kids Krew provides the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy custom activities, crafts and adventures. Kids Krew offers supervision for kids ages 5-12 and is available all day long.

They also host a late night Kids Night Out (until 11 pm) which is nice for parents to enjoy an evening out while the kids attend themed parties full of excitement and fun. My daughter got really attached to a few of the Kids Krew employees; they made her time there so special and fun.

Where to stay in Destin FL - Hilton Sandestin Kids Club
The bright, cheery Kids Krew welcomes your kids every day if they need a break from the sun, or you need a break from them.

If you are looking for a family vacation that will offer quality family time without the exhausting chaos of amusement parks and busy schedules, then I would highly recommend Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. It has a very special place in our hearts for sure.

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This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Keri Lyn R. Are you interested in traveling to Destin? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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