We are The Best Resort on the Emerald Coast!

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The Best of the Emerald Coast 2022

The readers of Emerald Coast Magazine have voted Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® as the BEST RESORT on the Emerald Coast... again! In addition to being voted the best resort, check out what else we are the best of:

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Best Golf Course: Raven Golf Club

A natural wonder that presents drama and strategy on every tee. Robert Trent Jones Jr. crafted this unique and visually stunning 6,900-yard par 71 into what he calls “a true modern traditional.” Masterfully carved through the marshes and pine trees of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, golfers can elevate their game with a myriad of exciting shot options. 

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Best Men's Apparel/Shoes: Island Clothiers

With brands like Mud Pie, Vineyard Vines and Southern Tide, for men and women, you’ll find a large selection of apparel from top brands and lines. Whether you’re trendy or classic, there are designs for people of all ages in apparel, footwear, and accessories. From a day at the beach to dinner out and everything in between, Island Clothiers will have you ready for all seasons with the best selection on the Emerald Coast. Island Clothiers radiates Southern charm.

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Best Women's Boutique: Barefoot Princess

Browse the coveted collection in this Lilly Pulitzer exclusive premiere ladies boutique with apparel for women and children. You’ll also find a large selection of clothing, jewelry and footwear. Resort casual, glitzy night on the town, Barefoot Princess has the perfect outfit for any occasion. Your place for Southern lifestyle brands. 

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Best Hotel: Hotel Effie

You’ll find an extraordinary treasure nestled between the white sandy beaches and emerald green water of the Gulf Coast and the living shorelines of Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida. Vibrant and elegant, comfortable and refined. A beautiful, new luxury 250-room hotel. Welcome to Hotel Effie.

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Best Restaurant in Walton County: Ovide

An elegant, culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before.

Romantic Dinner

Best Romantic/Special Occasion Restaurant: Ovide

Join us for a seasonal dining special: Available starting September 12th daily from 5-7 pm.

  • Choose one starter, entrée, and dessert for $50*
  • Add wine pairings to each course for an additional cost
  • Diners receive complimentary valet parking


*No substitutions. Tax and gratuity are not included. The Seasonal Special cannot be combined with local’s discounts or other promotions

To celebrate, we are offering YOU up to 50% off a vacation package, so you can experience the best resort, dining, shopping, golf and more! Book now below or call a reservation specialist at 833.556.8467 today.