Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. 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.


Romantic Getaways in Florida

Beach Vacation Ideas for Couples

What kind of couple are you? Maybe you’ll identify strongly with one of the types below. Or maybe you’ll want to mix and match from two or more of these couple categories we commonly see here at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Either way, you can use these suggestions as a starting point for planning the romantic Florida vacation of your dreams.

Active Adventurers:

You can’t sit still for very long, and a relaxing day at the beach for you has to contain more activity than sunning in the soft, white sand. You love sports, thrills and exploring new places. At Hilton Sandestin Beach, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 20 Florida Golf Resorts,” you can take advantage of the four renowned championship courses at Sandestin, plus the 15 tennis courts and biking. After a swim in the calm, clear Gulf of Mexico, or in one of the resort’s three pools, try a water sport like beach volleyball, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. If you want a break from the sun, head inside to our 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center. You don’t have to travel far from the resort for adventure – nearby you’ll find bungee jumping, go-karts, parasailing, wave running, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and a zip line and ropes course.

Nature Enthusiasts:

You enjoy long walks on the beach to check out shorebirds. On vacation, you always seek out the closest state parks and preserves. An ideal romantic date would be spent on the water, fishing together. For you, Hilton Sandestin Beach is just the thing. The beach here provides stunning scenery for those long walks, with its emerald water and powdery white sand. Destin is world-famous for fishing, here you can take deep sea and bay fishing trips, drop a line from nearby jetties or the shoreline, or take a dolphin-watching eco-cruise. The state parks that grace the same coast as our resort are some of Florida’s most naturally striking. For instance, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with dunes more than 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing from the shoreline. You can also bird-watch, hike, bike and swim.

Epicurean Luxury Lovers:

You use vacations as excuses to splurge on extravagant spa days and fine restaurants, to linger over long, unhurried meals, trying different wines with each of many courses. In hotels, you like to order room service and sleep late (sometimes waking only in time for lunch and a tropical drink at the beach or poolside). Happily for you, Hilton Sandestin Beach houses the award winning, full-service Serenity by the sea Spa. In our spa, we offer a Couples Massage, which allows partners to experience massages together in the same room, or you can book the year-round Serenity’s Triple Indulgence Spa Package, which includes upgraded accommodations and the choice of three of our most popular treatments. There are also six distinct dining options on site, including the open-air Barefoot's Beachside Bar & Grill, Hadashi Sushi Bar, Sandcastles Restaurant and Lounge and renowned AAA Four-Diamond Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant – arguably Destin’s best restaurant. And room service, of course!


Destin Voted “Best Beach” by the readers of USA Today!

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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