Florida Panhandle


Margaritaville Beach Hotel

Pensacola Beach
This laid-back hotel on 800+ feet of gulf front, inspired by the Jimmy Buffett song, is a minute's drive from Pensacola Beach Boulevard (Route 399) and 5 miles from Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve. Bright, airy rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and work desks. Upgraded rooms add wraparound balconies. Some rooms provide water views. Self-parking is free, and valet parking is available for a fee. Additional amenities include a beachside pavilion and a 24-hour fitness center, plus an outdoor pool with a tiki bar, a beach bar, and a cafe with al fresco dining. There's also seasonal live entertainment.

Portofino Island Resort

Overlooking Pensacola Beach between the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Bay, this expansive condo resort comprises 5 towers and is 9 miles from Naval Live Oaks Reservation. Airy 2- and 3-bedroom units have private balconies with ocean views, full kitchens with washer/dryers and free Wi-Fi, plus living rooms with TVs. There are 7 outdoor pools, 5 tennis courts, 3 restaurants, several meeting spaces and a full-service spa and gym. The property also has a resortwide tram and water-sports equipment for rent. A daily resort fee applies.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Miramar Beach
Located in Miramar Beach, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is connected to a shopping center. Destin Commons and HarborWalk Village are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Henderson Beach State Park and Santa Rosa Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider The Track Family Recreation Center and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. With scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests love the property's location for the nightlife.


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