Feeling Fine and Sandy
At Hotel Effie, chances are you’ll be drawn to the coast and all there is to see and do there. Whether you spend the day with sandy toes or under the shade of our rooftop luxury cabanas, any day in or out on the water is good.
Hotel Effie Beach Experience
Experience the stunning emerald-green water of the Gulf of Mexico at Hotel Effie's beach. After making your reservation, take a ride on our private shuttle, where you're then escorted to your location. Unwind and be inspired by the sound of crashing waves in luxury beach chairs, and enjoy a complimentary towel and bottled water. Get your fun on with beach games and non-motorized sports. Do everything or simply nothing at all; we won't judge.
Effie Beach operates from Memorial Day - Labor Day. After Labor Day, guests will have access to the Sandestin Resort Beach and Shuttle. Beach chairs can be rented at Sandestin Beach through the Beach Concierge on a daily basis from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Sandestin shuttle operates from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge
When the pool is more your scene, been seen at Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge. Relax by the pool or team up at our interactive game space for competitive fun, featuring giant chess, Connect Four, cornhole, etc. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, delicious food, and convenient poolside service. With panoramic views overlooking Sandestin, The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Choctawhatchee Bay, you have the best seat on the resort.
Explore the Baytowne Marina
From boat charters to paddleboards, kayaks to fishing, the Baytowne Marina has plenty of your favorite waterfront activities. Enjoy lunch at Marina Bar and Grill and visit Mary Ann, Sandestin’s macaw. Book a beach bonfire and enjoy tasty s’mores as you watch the sunset.
Hotel Effie guests have access to over seven miles of powdery white beaches located on Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Soak up the sun, play in the sand, build sandcastles, jump into a game of beach volleyball, even take part in some beachside crafts, or just take a refreshing dip. The resort shuttle is available for transportation.