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Create your ideal event

The Hilton Sandestin Beach experience is about more than just the meeting space. We offer a prime beachside location, unique team building opportunities and resort amenities your guests will love. Use our tool below to build your perfect meeting at Hilton Sandestin Beach.

What do your attendees want to do during their downtime?

  • Treat yourself! Serenity by the sea Spa is Hilton Sandestin Beach's on-site, award-winning spa and salon. Located on the lower level of the spa tower, Serenity offers a range of services from massages to facials, body therapies, manicures, pedicures and more. The spa also features a whirlpool, saunas and separate men's and women's lounge areas. Serenity also offers daily fitness classes and a 24-hour fitness center, with personal training services available.

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  • Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy convenient beach access, sugar white sand and stunning emerald waters. Splash in the waves then relax at your reserved beach setup (including chairs and an umbrella), or take a break from the beach and sit by one of our two outdoor pools. Are any of your attendees planning to bring kiddos along? Our indoor pool provides a nice, private escape away from the sun.

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  • Sandestin, as well as nearby Destin, are both home to fabulous shopping excursions your guests will love. Just outside the resort, The Market Shops and Baytowne Wharf (shuttle service provided) both offer a convenient place to shop for swimwear, jewelry and art. A few minutes down the road, Destin's Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to stores including Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. Head the opposite direction and you'll find Tommy Bahama, Brooks Brothers and other exciting brand names at Grand Boulevard.

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  • Condé Nast Traveler magazine named Hilton Sandestin Beach one of its "Top 20 Florida Golf Resorts." And it's no mystery why—guests at Hilton enjoy year-round access to four award-winning, championship golf courses. Each course provides its own unique challenge, and the courses have even hosted an array of national tournaments. Hit the links with your guests and enjoy a little friendly competition on the course.

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  • Looking for some adventure? At Hilton Sandestin Beach, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to partake in. At nearby Baytowne Wharf, book a group stand up paddleboarding lesson. Or, head to nearby Vortex Spring for a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure. Hiking trails through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park are also perfect for a group outing, as hikers explore rare coastal dune lakes found in very few places throughout the world. These are sites your attendees will likely not be able to see anywhere else!

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  • Taste the local flavor! At Hilton Sandestin Beach, we have six on-site seasonal dining venues. Across our on-site restaurants, your attendees will find fresh Gulf Coast seafood dishes of all shapes and sizes. From morning until night, you'll find dishes like the Gulf Coast Benedict at Sandcastles, the Grouper Sandwich at Barefoot's Bar & Grille and even a variety of locally brewed beers at many of our dining venues.

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What types of team building activities would you like to host as part of your event?

  • Enjoy beautiful beach views and a little friendly competition, all at the same time! Our recreation team is known for their innovative team building activities. Let us host a "Beach Olympics" for your group, with rounds of relay games meant to promote team building and build communication skills. Launch water balloons, crawl through obstacles in the sand or test your brain power with some puzzles and games.

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  • Nothing says "beach day" like a good old-fashioned volleyball game. Let your event attendees enjoy some time in the sun with their toes in the sand...just steps away from our ballrooms and classrooms! With a volleyball tournament, small groups have a chance to get to know each other better and enjoy some friendly competition.

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  • Hilton Sandestin Beach is conveniently located near many local attractions. We'll help coordinate transportation to scenic parks or exciting recreation centers like Grayton Beach State Park, Point Washington State Forest, Hurricane Lanes, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, The Track Family Recreation Center and more. There are also a variety of fishing charter services and boat tours in the area, which allow your attendees to get our and enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. If you can dream it, you can likely do it nearby!

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  • Have we mentioned that we're located directly on the Gulf of Mexico? Our beaches are famous for their sugar-white sand. And it's just as fun to play with as it is to look at! Ask our recreation team to set up sandcastle building stations for your group. We'll provide the sand and the tools, you provide the creativity and competitive spirit!

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  • Our beaches are perfect for a range of outdoor activities and games. Enjoy a few rounds of tug-of-war in the sand with our giant tug-of-war rope, or send your event attendees off on a beach-themed scavenger hunt. No matter which game or activity you choose, your guests will love spending some time in the sun and sand.

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  • Nearby Destin is known as "the world's luckiest fishing village." Let your guests enjoy the bountiful marine life on a local fishing charter excursion. Reserve a half-day, full-day (or even overnight!) fishing adventure, or choose to rent your own boat from nearby Baytowne Marina. Our events team can help you plan the perfect fishing excursion for your group.

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What types of dining experiences do you need to include in your agenda?

  • Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood is our on-site, award-winning AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse. Beyond the delicious USDA prime steak dishes and fresh seafood, the restaurant also offers a 600+ label wine list, craft cocktails, captain service and live jazz piano entertainment. Treat your VIP guests to a delicious dinner at Seagar's in one of the restaurant's private dining rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 40 guests.

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  • Sandcastles Lounge is the perfect place for a casual cocktail hour or late-night outing. The lounge is open late and features a menu of bar bites, wines, specialty cocktails and local brews. Sandcastles Lounge has comfortable lounge seating and a big screen TV that is the perfect place to catch a big game or award show.

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  • When there's no time to waste, consider hosting a "Lunch and Learn." Our catering team can put together buffet or boxed lunches for your group, conveniently served in our ballrooms or classrooms. With an easy and delicious lunch, attendees can focus on presentations and conference content instead of roaming around searching for something to fill their bellies.

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  • Let your event attendees do what they came to do—make connections! Our catering team can set up a delicious breakfast or brunch wherever and however you please. Whether you're looking for a formal sit-down meal, a "speed dating" style event or casual buffet with high top tables, we've got you covered.

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  • Planning to have a featured keynote speaker wow the crowds during a lunch presentation? No problem! With large ballrooms, we can host a luncheon for hundreds of guests and still be able to accomodate a stage with lighting and all the AV bells and whistles. With a ballroom luncheon, guests can simultaneously enjoy a delicious meal and your amazing conference content.

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  • It doesn't get more stunning than a reception on our pool deck. Aptly named, the Sunrise Deck and Sunset Deck are both able to accomodate groups for an unforgettable dining experience—with unforgettable views, especially at sunset! Let your guests network, dine and enjoy live musical entertainment set against the backdrop of a glistening Gulf of Mexico. Beachfront dining on the deck is a fantastic way to take advantage of our beachfront location. Consider hosting a welcome or send off reception on the deck—it'll be a highlight of your agenda!

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What sort of coffee break / afternoon pick me up would you like to host?

  • If you're looking for a way to get your attendees out in the sun after a morning full of keynotes, breakouts and brainstorms, consider hosting a coffee break on the beach! Our catering and recreation teams can set up coffee, tea, light snacks and beach games right on the beach. It's the perfect pick me up.

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  • Host a volleyball game, tug-of-war or Beach Olympics games on our beach. Or set out some paddleboards and kayaks and let your guests adventure into the Gulf of Mexico. Some time outside is the perfect way to re-energize your group during an afternoon break.

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  • Add something unique to your agenda. A mindfullness seminar is the perfect way to promote positive, in-the-monent thinking that can help anyone be more productive and efficient. Bring a mindfullness expert to your event and have them teach your attendees how to be more mindful through a variety of exercises and activities your group can complete together during the seminar.

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  • Sometimes a break in the agenda is best spent enjoying some quiet time in your room. At Hilton Sandestin Beach, we offer a variety of comfortable rooms and suites with all the amenities your guests need to relax and recharge—from our cozy Hilton Serenity Beds to private balconies, desks and wi-fi access, premium cable TV and so much more.

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  • All of our guests have access to the award-winning Serenity by the sea Spa, conveniently located on the lower level of our spa tower. During your event, let the spa come to you! Treat your attendees to 10-minute chair massages provided by the massage therapists at Serenity by the sea. Our massage therapists will help your guests ease tension and re-focus their mind and body for the rest of the day's events.

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  • Our on-site, New York-style steakhouse is known for its delicious USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood. But Seagar's also features a lively bar and lounge, which is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. Indulge in a Seagar's Sour, French Martini, NY Lemonade and more as you relax by the fire, settle into our cozy lounge seating and listen to the sounds of live jazz piano.

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Let’s talk logistics. What do you need to amp up your conference?

  • Planning to have a band play during a reception event? We're able to host bands at our indoor or outdoor venues, so your guests can rock on during your event. Whether you're looking for a live band or DJ to play at a party on the pool deck or a string quartet to provide the soundtrack to your indoor reception, we've got you covered with all the audio hook ups and capabilities you need.

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  • Our on site AV team is here to assist you in setting up any sort of audio-visual presentation, and ensure your event runs smoothly. Whether you're showing a video, doing a live product demonstration or juggling multiple presentation format's from different presenters, our team of experts can help with all of your technical needs.

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  • One of our more unique event venues is our 106-seat tiered theater. The Theater features a large screen (perfect for events with a technological edge) and each seat includes a fold-up writing desk convenient for note-taking.

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  • Are you hosting multiple demonstrations or breakout sessions at the same time? Our breakout spaces are perfect for smaller group events happening simultaneously. Our large ballrooms can be broken down into smaller, individual rooms and our Heron and Pelican Rooms are tucked away in a private area for more intimate, classroom-style meetings.

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  • Set your VIP speakers, performers and conference organizers up with a private suite where they can relax and prepare before a big keynote. Our catering staff can provide coffee, meals, and snacks throughout the day, and salon staff at Serenity by the sea are available to help speakers and performers look their best before going on stage—all in the comfortable setting of a VIP suite.

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  • Let us do the planning! We contract with Destination Management Companies that can help plan, organize and execute your group experiences and outings. Let our partners—who have the best insider knowledge of the area and all it has to offer—plan your activities, coordinate transportation and handle all the nitty gritty details.

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