Father's Day Roundup

Dads work hard year-round, dedicating their unwavering love and support to their family. Skip gifting your dad another tie this year, and give him one of the many special experiences at Hotel Effie Sandestin®! Check out the ways Dad can kick his feet up and relax, enjoy a nice game of golf, or sink his teeth into his favorite steak or local catch of the day.

Guys having Beer at Rooftop

Dads need pampering too! Give the gift of tranquility with the Father’s Day special spa packages designed with men in mind at Spa Lilliana. The Dad’s Escape package is the perfect blend of serenity and ultimate relaxation with a 50-minute, deep tissue massage, pedicure and a whiskey tasting flight. The Father’s Day Journey package is a truly unforgettable experience, with body brushing, a hydrating facial cleanse, a full body massage with dad’s choice of hot stones or CBD oil, a calming scalp massage and a whiskey tasting flight. Add to the perfect spa package experience by snagging the Daily Dose Vitamin C serum by Supergoop to top off your Father’s Day gift. This daily serum protects your dad against the sun by combining vitamin C and SPF 40; perfect for brightening skin and preventing dark spots. 

Guys at the Spa

Cater to your dad’s palate by giving the gift of a culinary experience he will never forget. Fine dining and French-inspired cuisine await at Ovide. Your dad will love the fresh and authentic Gulf Coast flavors prepared by award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson. Ovide offers delectable breakfast and brunch specials, but dinnertime is the spotlight of Ovide’s menu, featuring options from pan roasted grouper to a cooked-to perfection tenderloin or ribeye.


{Putt} wait, there’s more! Ensure your dad does not miss tee time. Sandestin® is home to four of the most sought-after championship Golf Courses – Links, Raven, Baytowne and Semi-private Burnt Pine. Created by iconic course designers, each of these golf courses offer spectacular views that create a truly unforgettable and unrivaled golfing experience. 



a man tees off at Raven golf course

Sandestin® is home to a 223-slip full-service marina. The popular Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is the talk of the town every summer, taking place this year from June 21-25, right here at the Baytowne Marina. Whether you live on the beautiful emerald coast or you are visiting from out of town, be sure to bring dad to this classic family-friendly tournament. Experience the day one kick-off party at Hotel Effie, walk around the Baytowne Marina while sipping on a delicious Bloody Mary, or get an up-close look at the start of the fishing tournament from the Destin Pass Bridge. The BIG weigh-in on Saturday is the main event – one your dad will not want to miss!

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Marina

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® has everything needed to create a memorable fishing experience. There are 72 freshwater resort lakes and ponds, along with the Village of Baytowne Wharf pier, that your dad can enjoy. Deep sea fishing is also available to book, or your dad can charter a pontoon boat for some family fun in the sun while looking out for that big catch of the day. Be sure to stop by the Sandestin® Bike Shop for all your dad’s fishing gear and supplies. Make sure he tries the new Sandestin® Signature Beers that celebrate Sandestin’s 50th anniversary. These lager and ale beers are sure to satisfy on a hot summer day. Learn more about them here.

Man and son fishing

If you have to buy your dad a tie… let it have palm trees! All the cool dads sport the stylish yet relaxing clothes offered exclusively at Island Clothiers. This men’s apparel store features the most popular top brands like Vineyard Vines and Southern Tide, full of classic southern charm, as well as unique accessories and gift sets.

Men sitting in front of store