Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hot Rates and Great Deals at Sandestin

Through my freelance writing, I have made some friends in the world of travel. One is the kind, Zandra Wolfgram, Director of Public Relations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. She sent these great deals to me this morning....for those of you that like to travel-you might be interested in this. It looks like a great time to take a vacation-weather is great, no crowds. Jimmy Buffet would say, "Weather's here, wish you were beautiful."

Destin, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2007) – Ditch the winter jacket and head to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, where moderate temperatures and vast stretches of blue-green water and sugar-white sand keep the winter blues at bay. Reserve a great vacation at Sandestin, the southeast's premier resort destination, between Nov. 4 and Feb. 28, 2008 for as little as $99 per night.
Visitors to Sandestin can cozy up in one of the following accommodations: a hotel room in the new Luau beachside tower from $136 per night, as well as a one-bedroom from $148 per night; a hotel room in the popular Village of Baytowne Wharf from $127 per night and in the Bayside Inn for $99 per night. Or leave the details to Sandestin and enjoy any of the following winter packages, which provide 20 percent off published rates.

Bed and Breakfast Packages
The Sandestin Rise & Shine Package is Sandestin's most popular value-added travel package and includes daily accommodations at the Bayside Inn (resort view) and daily breakfast for two adults at the award-winning Another Broken Egg Café from $119 per night.

Romance Packages
The Village Sweetheart Package includes luxury accommodations in the heart of The Village of Baytowne Wharf, chilled sparkling champagne and fresh strawberries laced with fragrant rose blossom petals all delivered personally to the room. Daily prices for two are $152 per night.

For Valentine's Day, a honeymoon, anniversary, or just because, the Sandestin Romance Package is a value anyone can love. This convenient package includes two nights' accommodations in a one-bedroom Beachside condominium; daily breakfast for two at Another Broken Egg Café; a bottle of house wine or champagne, or a fruit and cheese basket delivered to the room; and two therapeutic massages. Daily prices for two are $489 per night.

Golf Packages
With four championship golf courses – all rated four stars or higher, Sandestin is a golf-lover's paradise. For a limited time this winter, pay just $99 per person, per night for the Winter $99 Golf Package. Stay a minimum of two nights in a three-bedroom villa with your foursome Nov. 16-Feb. 2 (excluding Nov. 19-24; and Dec. 22-Jan. 2) and enjoy one round of golf per day at either The Links Course or Baytowne Golf Club, including golf car and unlimited use of the practice facility
Pack your clubs and play the home of the 2006 and 2007 Boeing Championship at Sandestin a.k.a. the Raven Golf Club with the Play Where the Pros Play Package. The package features two nights' accommodations, one round of golf per day, per person, golf car and unlimited use of the practice facility. A minimum of two nights and two rounds required. Prices based on four people in a three-bedroom Dockside villa are from $126 per person, per night. Some restrictions apply.

Choose the Stay & Play Golf Package and enjoy a full golf experience with the most convenience. Stay in a spacious three-bedroom Dockside villa conveniently located within walking distance to the Baytowne and Raven Golf clubs and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The package requires a minimum two rounds of golf and a two-night stay. Prices are $114 per person, per night (based on four golfers in a three-bedroom Dockside Villa with one round per day at Baytowne Golf Club). Golf car, greens fee and unlimited practice balls are included; price is based on Baytowne Golf Club, but course upgrades are available.
Sandestin's winter golf packages (except the $99 Golf Package) are valid Nov. 16, 2007 – Feb. 15, 2008.
Or plan your vacation around one of the many events taking place this winter, including Baytowne Boogie Art Car weekend (Nov. 9-11), Beaujolais Nouveau Holiday Kick-off (Nov. 16), Claus and Paws (Dec. 1), Great Southern Gumbo Cook-off (Jan. 12, 2008), "Krewe of Arfeous" Dog Parade (Feb. 3, 2008) and Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash (Feb. 5, 2008).

Aside from weekly resort festivities and special events, Sandestin guests can skate the night away in The Village of Baytowne Wharf on the outdoor ice skating rink. From Nov. 3 through Dec. 27, an ice rink will transform the Village into a tropical winter wonderland replete with decorative holiday lighting. The rink will be open Monday thru Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $6 for one night and $2 to rent skates.

In addition to the great savings offered by Sandestin's packages, all guests to Sandestin can enjoy a wide variety of daily complimentary amenities, including unique shops and eateries in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, property-wide tram service, the Sandestin fitness center (adults only), four hours of bicycle rentals, one-hour rentals of canoes, kayaks, boogie boards and tennis court time, plus free children's activities.
Give the gift of the beach this holiday season with the Sandestin Gift Card. The gift card is available year-round and was designed to give "Sandestin dollars" that can be used for room nights, dining at Sandestin-owned restaurants, spa treatments, golf, gift shops and many additional Sandestin services or amenities. The gift card can be purchased by telephone, online, or in person at select retailers and restaurants at Sandestin.
Sandestin offers a 10-percent commission to travel agents. Travel agents booking personal stays at Sandestin save 50 percent off rack rates at the Bayside Inn, based on availability.

All Sandestin packages (unless otherwise noted) are based on double occupancy. Gratuities and taxes are excluded unless otherwise noted. All packages are based on room availability and are subject to change. Some restrictions may apply. Golf packages are promotional specials based on course and room availability.
For reservations or more information, call Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 800/470-7389 or visit http://www.blogger.com/www.sandestin.com/pr.aspx.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre destination resort located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City. A member of Beaches of South Walton – a 26-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands and diverse landscape in which 40 percent of the area is protected under state parks – Sandestin invites guests to enter its world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring 1,800 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bayfront, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues. Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management, a world leader in operating and managing destination resorts. For more information, visit http://www.sandestin.com/.
**If you book, please tell your booking agent to tell Zandra Wolfgram that freelance writer, Leigh sent you-make sure you get these rates. THX! (For more information on Sandestin, read about our family vacation on my blog, under vacations!)


HEWY said...

Hye, I'm still here...just lazy.

Leigh said...

come, on man! miss your post. I see your back in your groove today though..