Sunday, December 18, 2011

10 Best Panama City Beach Resorts

Panama City beach resorts provide awesome opportunities for leisure, fun in the sun and complete, all-inclusive relaxation. Located in Panama City, FL, all these resorts have the great advantage of being located right on the beach, and each comes with its distinctive set of perks. But when the offer is so awesome, how do you know which one to choose? We’ve selected the best resorts on the beaches of Panama City, to help you decide and be happy with your decision.

1. Edgewater

Edgewater is the only full-service resort in Panama City Beach. All suites come with a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. But beyond the confines of your suite comes true luxury. The resort has no less than eleven pools, four Jacuzzis, a shuffleboard court, six tennis courts, a thirty-six hole golf course and ample occasions for fun. Whether it’s parasailing, jet skiing, tennis or beach yoga, Edgewater is ready to meet your needs for R&R.

2. Sandpiper Beacon

The Sandpiper Beacon is one of the best Panama City Beach resorts simply because it’s fun, light-hearted in concept and very family focused. It’s located directly beachfront. It features several heated pools. The little ones will love the Lazy River Ride indoors, as they slide in their inflatable inner tubes. There’s an inflatable waterslide, a turbo waterslide, live music, parasailing, a deli, a tiki bar, a beachside hot tub and lots more. To boot, the shuttle from the airport is free, so you can get there with zero worries on your mind.

3. Grand Panama

The Grand Panama is all about style, luxury and elegance, much like the name and architecture style of the place would suggest. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this fabulous Panama City Beach resort hosts a gated rental tourist community with two spa pools, an ultra-modern fitness center, an outdoor pool, two outdoor grills, a golf course, charter boats and so much more. The Grand Panama is a local favorite for weddings and other special events, and we can certainly understand why.

4. Majestic Beach Resort

The Majestic Beach Resort is also situated on the Gulf of Mexico. It has facilities for water sports, a golf course, tennis courts, a fitness center and a market. The sparkling green emerald waters of the ocean are off-set by the sugar white sands. There are two outdoor pools, of which one includes a safe kiddie pool, plus two heated indoor pools. You can enjoy your favorite gourmet coffee drink at the Starbucks on the premises, or go out dining at the H2O Bar and Grill.

5. Tropic Winds

Tropic Winds is one of the newest Panama City Beach Resorts, which features 23 floors, 164 condominiums, an indoor/outdoor pool, a steam room, a hot tub, a sauna and an exercise room. But the best part about Tropic Winds is its location. It’s only two miles away from all the excitement of Pier Park, but sufficiently far away to be protected from the hubbub and agitation of clubs and bars.

6. The Wyndham

The Wyndham is ideally located, fully equipped with large suites and ideal for family fun, in style. Some condos offer whirlpool tubs in the master bedrooms. They all have ample storage space. And absolutely all of them offer private balconies, with lovely views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This, of course, in addition to the sky bridge bar, the children’s pool with water jets, the tiki bar, and the freshwater fishing compound.

7. Ocean Villa

The Ocean Villa is all about luxury and sophistication. It stands directly on the Gulf of Mexico. All 125 units feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms, which makes them ideal for groups of friends and families alike. there is lush tropical landscaping, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a hit tub, a steam room and a gym with a sauna. Besides, even if you short-term book a condo, you’ll get free access to two beach chairs and an umbrella, for every day of your stay.

8. Sterling Reef

The main attraction of the Sterling Reed is its two-level swimming pool, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing it has to offer. There’s a fitness center, an activity room, water sport equipment rental facilities, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the Shipwreck Island Waterpark is just across the street. Needless to say, all rooms come fully equipped, there is concierge service available around the clock, and, of course, it is located on the beach.

9. Shores of Panama

Shores of Panama features a full spa, a Kids Club that’s all about fun, and, most importantly, a 14,000 square foot gulf-side pool, with a unique shape and plenty of space to splash around and have fun. What’s more, there’s also a gulf-side hot tub, two tiki bars and a grand panoramic view of ‘the world’s most beautiful beaches’, available in each unit.

10. The Holiday Inn

Let’s face it, it doesn’t get much more all-inclusive than the Holiday Inn, when it comes to Panama City Beach Resorts. It’s great for families, awesome for spring break and equipped to cater to the most whimsical of tourists. It features a new gulf-side water playground, several restaurants, a huge tropical lagoon pool, a three-story entertainment cabana with marine life features, a ‘Pirate’s Den’, a spa, a fitness center… It’s lavish, it’s luxurious and it’s all you need to enjoy your holiday.