Sandestin Beach Getaway

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort - amazing resort in Florida. They have everything on-site. You can park your car and use the complimentary transportation to get around the resort. It is a foodie paradise! SO many great places to eat. I think I'm still full from all the amazing food!
Last month I had the opportunity to take an amazing trip to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida with 7 of my favorite food bloggers. We had the BEST time! We made s’mores at a beach bonfire, ate, shopped, ate, went to the spa, ate, paddle boarded, oh, and ate! LOL!
We stayed in the Lasata building in the Grand Sandestin on the Bayside of the resort. It was close to lots of shopping and restaurants. It was great! I was able to park my car and leave in the garage all weekend. Sandestin has a complimentary shuttle service. You can track the shuttle on the Sandestin app. Very helpful!
Today I am going to share everything we did and everywhere we ate in Sandestin. 

Beach Bonfire at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Florida
 We started the trip with a s’mores party and bonfire on the beach.
Amanda is the queen of s’mores! She brought tons of great toppings.
My favorite was Ritz Crackers, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow.
I also love a Ritz, Toasted Marshmallow and Butterfinger Cup. OMG!
You must make s’mores on Ritz Crackers. You can’t beat the sweet and salty combo!

Sunset Bay Cafe - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort - this place is not to be missed. The food is amazing! You have to get the Southern Fries and Cinnamon Roll!
 Breakfast the next morning was at The Sunset Bay Cafe.
It was SOOO delicious!
Everything was homemade and delicious.
We got the Southern Fries – sidewinder fries topped with bacon, homemade gravy and cheese. I could have made a meal out of these fries. They were ridiculous!
The Cinnamon Roll was topped with Homemade Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. Amazing!
The Chicken and Waffles were huge and plenty to split with a friend.

Sunset Bay Cafe
http://www.sunsetbaycafesandestin.com
 9300 U.S. Hwy 98 W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850-267-7108

We rolled ourselves out of the restaurant and got massages at the Sandestin Spa. SO relaxing!

YOLO Board Adventures - Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
After the spa, most of the group learned how to YOLO Board.
It looked fun! 
(I skipped the lesson. I am about as athletic as Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.)

YOLO Board Adventures
Mike Hayes Dr
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850-267-7877
Marina Bar & Grill - great food on the bay side at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
After working up an appetite paddle boarding, we ate lunch at The Marina Bar and Grill.
It was right next door to the YOLO Boarding place.
The food was really good.
We got some fried pickles and calamari to start.
Several people got the fish tacos – they looked beautiful.
I got a chicken sandwich. It tasted great. I especially loved the fries!
Marina Bar and Grill
Baytowne Marina
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850-267-7773
In suite 5 course dinner from Sandestin Executive Chef, Javier Rosa
Dinner that night was a real treat.
The Sandestin Executive Chef, Javier Rosa, cooked us an amazing 5-course meal right inside our condo. Javier previously worked for the Ritz Carlton and the Miami Heat. He recently came to Sandestin to be the resorts Executive Chef. We were all super excited about the meal!

In suite 5 course dinner from Sandestin Executive Chef, Javier Rosa
The food was out of this world delicious!
First Course
Gumbo “Bisque” Style and Heavenly Farms Crispy Green Tomato, Watercress Salad, Florida’s Orange Vinaigrette, Aged Chevre Cheese Crumble, Truffle Scented 

Second Course
Louisiana’s Crawfish Ravioli, Treasure Farm Roasted Corn, Tasso Ham Chips, “Étouffée” Foam
Third Course
Niman Ranch Pork “Confit”, Brine Jalapeños Stone Ground Cheesy Southern Grits, Red Eye Gravy, Bacon Lardoons, Hickory Smoked Tomato Marmalade
Fourth Course
Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Stuffed Grouper Filet, Red beets Pudding, Creamy Stout Beer Sauce
Fifth Course
Georgia Sweet Peach Soufflé, Spice Pecan Compost, Wild Raspberry Anglaise
In suite 5 course dinner from Sandestin Executive Chef, Javier Rosa
All of the food was amazing. My favorites were the Pork and dessert.
It was a real treat having the chef cook right in our condo.
The Beach House - right next door to the Hilton Sandestin - great food and AMAZING views of the beach!
After working up an appetite shopping, we headed to lunch at The Beach House.
The Beach House is located right next door to the Hilton Sandestin.
If you are familiar with Sandestin, The Beach House is located in the old Elephant Walk location.
You don’t have to be a guest at the resort to eat here. Just tell the guards you are eating at The Beach House, and you can get into the resort to eat some fabulous food.
Everyone at The Beach House was SUPER nice!
They took such great care of us. We sampled lots of great food.
We all loved the presentation of the food. Look at those desserts on the wooden paddle.
The drinks are really good too!
The Beach House - right next door to the Hilton Sandestin - great food and AMAZING views of the beach!
Everything was delicious and you couldn’t beat the view! Right on the beach!
The Beach House
4009 S Sandestin Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850-608-6300
Shopping in Baytowne Village
After some fun on the beach, we got cleaned up and hit up a few shops at Baytowne before dinner.
The Marlin Grill - Baytowne Village at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Dinner was at the Marlin Grill right in the heart of the Baytowne Village.
The food was great! I got the steak and it was delicious.
Even though we were all completely stuffed, we somehow managed to sample all of their desserts. Make sure you save room for dessert – so good!
Marlin Grill
9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd
Destin, FL 32550
850-351-1990
Girls Beach Getaway at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
After dinner, we changed into our PJs and told ghost stories, and laughed for hours.
I had such a great time at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with these ladies!
I have never eaten or laughed so much in my life!
I have to admit, I wasn’t hungry for several days after this trip!
Hopefully, all the shopping and laughing burned off a few extra calories. 😉

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  1. I'd love to ein! I haven't had a vacation since 2008 and haven't been to the Gulf Coast since August, 1992. It's time to go back!

  2. I'd love to ein! I haven't had a vacation since 2008 and haven't been to the Gulf Coast since August, 1992. It's time to go back!

  3. I would love a getaway especially now or soon as we get moved as this is really a strain on our body and mind.

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