Looking for a perfect getaway to clear your mind or to spend quality time with your family? Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Florida near Destin and scenic 30A, is definitely the place for you! You won’t be disappointed by the memorable stay and the full-service amenities that this beach resort offers. Whether you are a Floridian, an avid beach lover, or simply a traveler seeking to rejuvenate yourself, Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for all your needs.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Review
Location & Resort Overview
Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa is located in the beautiful Miramar Beach, known for its sugar-white beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is situated on a sprawling property on the beach. The resort offers a serene, cozy, and luxurious ambiance, with its exclusive location making it a prime attraction for tourists.
The resort features 590 guest rooms, including 2 presidential suites with a wide variety of amenities suitable for all your needs. The guest rooms feature luxury furnishings, high-quality bedding, and marble bathrooms. And, all the rooms offer a balcony with a great view of the beach that can help you relax and unwind after a busy day as well as a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.
Every room in the Emerald Tower includes a set of bunk beds as seen in the photo above. I recommend that tower for families. Both towers include double vanities, one in the room and one in the bathroom which is very helpful when getting ready.
Amenities and Activities
Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa features several on-site amenities for relaxation and activities, including restaurants, multiple pools (all of which allow kids), hot tubs, a fitness center, luxurious spa treatments, and an award-winning golf course nearby. Moreover, the resort offers a variety of recreational activities, like beach volleyball. Some of my favorite amenities were:
Beach Service: For a fee. you could get two chairs and an umbrella set up for you down on the beach. After 1 PM the price is lower. The beach here is powder white and so soft. You will definitely want to spend some time here.
You can also rent a standup paddleboard or a kayak for a fee. (must be at least 14 years old)
Beach Bonfire: Also, for a fee, you could have a beach bonfire at sunset. It’s a lovely experience and I highly recommend it. The sunset quickly, so I recommend planning your bonfire for at least 30 minutes before sunset if not an hour before.
Multiple Pools: Two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, and a small toddler pool.
Whirlpools: One outdoor hot tub and one indoor hot tub. The best part is the outdoor hot tub is open until 11 PM so after a long day its the perfect way to unwind.
Air Compressor: They have an air compressor next to the towel stand where you can quickly inflate your pool floaties. This is also where they bring left-behind floaties that you can then grab and use complementary. I saw floaties and boogie boards here that were left behind.
Theater: On rainy days they will play a movie for families to water.
Free Shuttle: They have a free shuttle that will take you over to Baytowne Wharf. Depending on which way it drives it will take between 15 – 25 minutes one way.
Fitness Center: The fitness center had fairly new equipment including 3 Peletons. There was row machine, treadmills, and elliptical machines. There were some hand weights as well has some lifting machines. I felt like I was able to get a great workout in.
Yoga Classes: They have yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday and pilates classes on Tuesday and Thursday.
Electric Car Chargers: They do have a few car chargers in the parking garage for electric or hybrid cars.
Laundry: They have a small laundry room where you can do your laundry if needed. The machines take credit cards.
Gift Shop: There is a large gift shop on the property where they sell flip-flops, skim boards, boogie boards, and much more.
The spa is fabulous. It has a sauna, steam room, and hot tub that you can use when you get a service. You can ask for the eucalyptus spray for the sauna or steam room. Sadly, I didn’t realize this until I had already used them. Their massages are excellent. I experienced a relaxation massage which I was worried would be too light of pressure but it was perfect.
Food lovers will enjoy the variety of dining options available at Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa. The resort offers multiple restaurants that will treat your taste buds to a sensory experience.
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
Seagars is a 25-year-old steakhouse and the only 4-star restaurant in the area. They boost more than 600 labels of wine and are well known for their martinis with olives stuffed with blue cheese. They do several tableside items like bananas foster, steak Diane, and Caesar salad. I had the NY strip with butter and peppercorn and it was the best steak I’ve ever had.
There is a dress code, so leave the flip-flops back in your room. You will want to check the dress code ahead of time and make a reservation in advance.
Hadashi Sushi Bar
They have sushi, but they also have pizza! I went with the pulled pork BBQ pizza and it was delicious. Their friend Buffalo cauliflower was also great.
Barefoot’s Beachside Bar and Grill
Here is a huge bar where you can hang out and enjoy the views with a drink. The most popular cocktail is their Rum Jungle which is great, but I thought the pineapple mai tai was fantastic. They serve foot too. I had tried both of their wraps, the chicken salad wrap and the firecracker shrimp wrap. Both were excellent. Their friends are great but if you like mustard potato salad skip the one here, it’s too bland.
Sandcastle’s Restaurant Breakfast Buffet
The breakfast buffet has an omelet station where they will make you a custom omelet or you can have eggs made how you like them. They also had fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, pastries, and more.
The coffee shop serves Starbucks coffee and freshly made pastries each day. I visited at least once a day and each time the pastries varied. If you are looking for a low-calorie drink to order try the low-fat cappuccino. In addition to pastries, they have breakfast sandwiches and wraps that are quite tasty.
Picnix Poolside Market
There is a grab-and-go market next to the pool with ice cream, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and drinks. You can then take your items back to your room, down to the beach, or poolside to enjoy.
Room service is available but sadly, I didn’t try it, so I can’t comment on it.
Unlimited Refillable Mug: You can get a large refillable mug for $25. Any restaurant in the resort will refill it with non-alcoholic beverages like soda, tea, and water.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa is one of the top beachfront resorts in Florida and one of the most sought-after locations in Miramar Beach. With its serene atmosphere, family-friendly amenities, stunning location, and comfortable accommodations, it is definitely the perfect destination for tourists, Floridians, and beach lovers of all ages. So, if you want to immerse yourself in a pampered vacation in Florida, Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa is waiting for you!
If you found this information helpful consider buying me a cup of coffee. Just scan the QR code or click the link. As always, thank you for your support!
Get Travel Insurance
I use Skyscanner to find flights. I use it so much, I wrote an entire guide to finding cheap flights with Skyscanner! My second favorite site to find flights is Momondo, another great site for finding cheap flights.
Book a Place to Stay
If you prefer staying in a vacation rental instead, I recommend VRBO.
Rent clothes for your trip with Travel Style Expert for only $50 a month! The first 30 days are free!
Choose Activities and Tours
To find great activities in any area I use Get Your Guide and Viator. If we are visiting a city with lots of popular attractions I always check CityPass and GoCard to see if they have discount cards available.