Plan an Escape for your Group
At a conference or event, your attendees expect to be entertained—whether it be through a showstopping welcome reception, a unique coffee break or networking event, or VIP access to nearby attractions.
Group activities and escapes are a staple of every event agenda, and offer attendees a chance to enjoy their surroundings just as much as they enjoy the professional development and networking opportunities at a conference or event.
At Hilton Sandestin Beach, we offer plenty of entertainment options (in a beautiful location) both on and off-property. Let us help you round out your perfect agenda with a unique escape for your group—some of our favorites are listed below!
Indulge in a Spa Retreat or Fitness Break
Retreat to relaxation between meetings with a spa appointment at Serenity by the sea Spa. With a variety of spa services for both men and women, each individual in your group can escape and de-stress for a bit. Indulge in a quick dip in the Serenity whirlpool or spend a few minutes in the Serenity sauna and feel your stresses melt away. The fitness center adjacent to Serenity is also a great place to relax. Access fitness equipment 24/7 or coordinate a group fitness class for your event attendees—we even offer sunrise yoga classes on the pool deck (seasonal)!
When planning a business trip, it’s easy to get caught up in scheduling meetings but at Hilton Sandestin Beach we value playing hard just as much as working hard. Pencil in some “me time” for each of your guests with your next group event.
Host in a Hospitality Suite
Feel on top of the world as your group enjoys an evening in one of our hospitality suites. These suites offer ample space along with a balcony to overlook the unbeatable views of the Gulf and the activity on the deck. These suites are the perfect location for a quick get together before heading to another meeting or dinner. Our banquets staff is able to create an atmosphere that allows your team to loosen up and enjoy a mental break from work. Ask your event planner about booking two hospitality suites with larger groups.
Build a Bonfire on the Beach
Come as a company then gather as a team around a bonfire on the beach. Sit fireside as you toast to a successful business trip where the bonds between coworkers grew just as much as the knowledge gained in meetings. With the setting sun as your backdrop enjoy a cocktail or two and unwind from the days activities. Our recreation team can put together an entire evening on the beach for your group, complete with s’mores and team building activities.
Get Out on the Water
Nearby Destin is known as "the world's luckiest fishing village." Treat your guests to a half-day or full-day fishing excursion and let them enjoy the bountiful marine life. We even offer a catch-and-cook program at one of our on-site restaurants, Sandcastles, so guests can enjoy the fruits of their labor. This is a perfect outing for VIP guests or smaller groups, and offers a fun way to bond while exploring the Gulf. Dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and dinner cruises are also available nearby, and provide a relaxing retreat for your guests. For active groups, paddleboard lessons and excursions can be coordinated on property or just across the way at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Explore Natural Wonders
Coastal dune lakes are rare natural wonders that are only found in Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, the United States Northwest Pacific Coast—and South Walton! We’re lucky enough to be home to 15 coastal dune lakes. Bring your group on an outing to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, and let them enjoy these stunning natural wonders for themselves. Combine the sightseeing excursion with a picnic lunch and some outdoor team building activities for a full day of off-site fun.
Play All Day
Hilton Sandestin Beach is close to a variety of recreation and adventure centers. Bring your guests to Hurricane Lanes for bowling, pool and arcade games. Or, opt for a day at the Track Family Recreation Center—where go-karts and bumper cars bring out the kid in all of us. Both of these locations provide a unique outing for groups, and are perfect for event attendees who chose to bring the kiddos along on their trip. Art classes are also a great way to bond as a team, or provide conference guests with a one-of-a-kind souvenir from their time on the Gulf. Check out the Shard Shop, which hosts group events where attendees make unique artistic creations out of shards of glass!REQUEST A PROPOSAL