2. Learn Something New
There is no shortage of activities you can try when you stay at Hotel Effie. Paddle in the protected waters of the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay and around the nearby Jolee Island Nature Preserve with a YOLO Paddle Board rental at Baytowne Marina. Paddle Board Yoga classes, lessons, and a kids camp are just some of the fun activities they have to offer. Head to dry land to tee up on one of our four award-winning golf courses: Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, The Links Golf Club and our exclusive semi-private Burnt Pine Club. Each have their own special challenges, rewards and unique characteristics, and you can learn a new skill or fine tune your game at the Sandestin Golf Academy. When it comes to a love of the game, nothing beats playing at one of the top 25 US Tennis Resorts. Take advantage of a complimentary hour of court time offered to on-property guests or practice your swing with private lessons from USPTA and USPTR pros, hitting sessions, and Round Robin tournaments for all skill levels. Try your hand with a different type of racket on one of our six Pickleball courts, open during regular tennis facility hours (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Gear can be rented from the pro shop, and you can call ahead to check availability: 850.267.7060.