Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Motorcycles, RVS, trailers and buses are restricted on property. At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Guests must be 25 or older to check in. We highly recommend booking your transportation needs in advance due to limited availability. Learn more here.


Holiday Vacations: Thanksgiving, Christmas and More at Hilton Sandestin Beach

Many of our guests who return to the resort year after year, say that our staff becomes like a family to them. At no time is that more clear than during the holiday season. During the holiday season our goal is to make you feel at home and create a special place for you and your loved ones to celebrate. Consider booking a holiday family vacation at Hilton Sandestin Beach, and take part in the festivities mentioned below!

Thanksgiving at Hilton Sandestin Beach

Each year at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa we host an over the top Thanksgiving buffet. This delicious celebration will take place at Sandcastles Restaurant on November 24, 2022, featuring traditional Thanksgiving dishes. We even offer an array of house-made desserts created by our pastry chef, Yasha Becker. Guests can take photos with family among our festive decor, then walk along the shores of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico while contemplating all there is to be thankful for. Our Thanksgiving buffet is a great event for the whole family — whether you’re looking to escape to the beach for a holiday vacation in the fall, or want to avoid the stress of preparing your own Thanksgiving dinner.  *Thanksgiving buffet is only open to hotel guests. 

Christmas and Hanukkah

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, book a holiday family vacation to Northwest Florida and trade snow for the sugar-white sand on our beautiful beach. In December, the resort is decked out in holiday decor — from a gorgeous tree in the lobby, to signs of the season elsewhere throughout the resort. Whether you’re up early on Christmas Day or you decide to sleep in, we offer a delicious Christmas Buffet at Sandcastles Restaurant from 12 - 4pm on December 25, 2021. Make sure to reserve your spot by dialing Ext. 44 from your guest room. If you prefer something more low-key, order room service and enjoy breakfast in bed while you watch waves crash on the beach from your private balcony. Speaking of bed, your little ones will love waking up on Christmas morning in their bunk beds!

New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are amazing times to visit Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa for a holiday vacation. Our neighbors at The Village of Baytowne Wharf throw a huge end-of-the-year celebration, which Hilton Sandestin Beach guests can easily attend via our complimentary shuttle service to the village. At Baytowne Village, enjoy face painting, kids activities, live music until 1am and a fireworks display. If you prefer to stay on property, indulge in some cocktails Sandcastles Lounge, cozy up around our firepit on the pool deck, and then greet the New Year with a sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico — best viewed from your private beach-view balcony, or with your toes directly in the sand!

Planning a family vacation this holiday season? Consider a trip to Hilton Sandestin Beach to celebrate the season!

Please note, holiday events including buffets are subject to change.


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