Panama City Beach, known for its sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters, hosts visitors all year round to enjoy the destination's spectacular weather, along with many special events and activities. Couples and adults who are seeking a relaxing weekend to indulge in some of the Gulf Coast's finest hospitality have a variety of options. With luxury spas and well-appointed accommodations featuring wide balconies and expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico, adults can escape from their nine-to-five routine and experience a truly exquisite vacation.
"There's truly something for everyone here in Panama City Beach," shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. "Our hidden gems of luxury and all around high quality of life offer a sweet escape for adults looking to relax and unwind."
Below is a listing of luxury offerings in Panama City Beach:
The majority of Panama City Beach's accommodations offer picturesque Gulf views, and options range from simple to ultra-luxurious. Roomy beachfront condos like En Soleil allow couples to enjoy a romantic night in with a Gulf view, fireplace and sprawling balcony. Just down the road, Carillon Beach Rentals features a collection of cottages, five private pools, shopping, dining and spa all within a private community. Bay Point Wyndham Golf Resort is a sanctuary for golfers, boaters and those simply in search of a soothing escape located on the protected waters of the St. Andrews Bay. For a full, searchable list: www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/places-to-stay
The Serenity Spa at Bay Point Wyndham Resort has played host to the First Lady and provides soothing facials, manicures, pedicures and Swedish massages. Salon Baliage and Spa in Carillon Beach presents a variety of fresh and tropical treatments meant to satisfy all senses with organic combinations of nature's own anti-aging body treatments that feature coconut, lime, sea salt, papaya, pineapple and mango. The recently updated Aquarius Day Spa at the Holiday Inn Resort offers services that include massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, body scrubs, teeth whitening, waxing and more all at affordable prices.
Paradise Adventures offers a two-hour sail along the Gulf of Mexico to take in the breathtaking sights and sunsets of Panama City Beach. Adults can relax onboard the 55-foot catamaran and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, sangria, cold beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. Gulf World Marine Park is a staple of Panama City Beach and features daily shows with dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and tropical birds. Guests can also arrange private swimming session with dolphins.
Located just across the pass from St. Andrews State Park, Shell Island is an undeveloped, seven-mile island of beautiful trees, white sand and emerald water that is perfect for a secluded picnic, walk on the beach or snorkeling adventure. Sightseeing trips, private charters, boat rentals and an hourly shuttle service make the barrier island accessible to anyone who really wants to get away from it all.
Walkin' on Water (WOW) paddleboards invites adventurous adults to discover Panama City Beach's diverse network of creeks and waterways. Private tours offer basic to advanced instruction and provide a fantastic way to discover the out of the way waterways and natural highlights of the area.
Firefly is a favorite spot for special occasions or a romantic night out. The venue has hosted country music stars, athletes, and even the President of the United States. Whether it is fresh Gulf grouper, lobster, the artisan pizza or sushi, Firefly takes pride in the quality of food and service they provide to its guests. The Saltwater Grill features Gulf fresh seafood, Maine lobster and amazing choice steaks complete with panoramic views of the newly designed 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Saltwater Grill is also the beach's only piano bar and features pianist Michael Rorah Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Boars Head Restaurant & Tavern has been popular with Panama City Beach visitors and locals for over 25 years, serving its guests with fantastic food, wines and live music. The Boars Head is both rustic and elegant as it specializes in world-class prime rib, New York Strip steak as well as signature fried lobster and yellow fin tuna.
For more information on these luxury offerings, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.