Planning a family getaway can be a huge expense on many families. Fall travel is a great way to enjoy discounts on affordable accommodations and discounted attractions. What I loved about Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is that many family friendly activities are complimentary resort amenities for registered Sandestin guests. On our recent stay at Sandestin, my husband & I both took off of work Friday in order to leave on a Thursday evening & return Sunday afternoon. Since we missed work, that means we also lose income our family needs. This is exactly WHY we too advantage of all the free amenities available to resort guests.
Families can Putt their way to the finish line at Sandestin’s beautifully designed mini golf course themed after Florida’s coastal, evergreen and wetlands landscapes. The Dunes Putting Course is an exclusive amenity for Resort Key Card, Amenity Card and Club Card holders (Sandestin Guests, Hilton, Bayclub, Marriott, Club Intrawest). During fall & winter months, putters can be picked up at guest registration and is located at Beachside Green on Sandestin Boulevard South just beyond the south Security Guard Station. It was a short walk from our condo but depending on where you stay, you can easily take the free shuttle directly to the Dunes Putting Course.
Young children and teens can enjoy a few hours of family fun with their parents as we did. Our family spent Friday morning enjoying the beach and pool until lunchtime. We then grabbed a quick bite to eat and take a VERY long (much needed) nap. Once we awoke we decided to hit the Dunes Putting Course for an hour or so until we took the free shuttle to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for dinner and more family fun.
Saturday morning after breakfast in the condo we decided to rent bikes at the Marina and take a leisure bike ride through the golf courses and other communities in Sandestin. Shuttles to the Marina and other areas start at 10 a.m so we were ready to take advantage of the free shuttle and save our gas for our drive home. The bike rental area has a large selection of options for your family. Whether you need to pull a bicycle trainer for your young toddler or a child seat attached to your bike, the Bike Outlet has the perfect bike for your family at no extra cost for resort guests.
Let’s just say I am not as fit as I would like to be. Renting bikes was a great idea for our family. The entire family (including myself) needed to exercise and enjoy the calmness of a bike ride. We rode throughout several communities, to the a gold course and back to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for a quick bite of lunch. Next thing we know, we spent several hours as a family without our cellphones (except for the pictures I took), television or Itunes music.
The Bike Outlet is open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is located in the Baytowne Marina. Resort Guests receive Two (2) complimentary 4 hour bicycle rentals each day of their stay, per unit. You can rent additional bikes if 2 is not enough.
What is your favorite family based activity when traveling?