Sandestin Offers Large Meeting Venues & Team-Building Experiences

Face-to-face meetings and in-person team building exercises are more valuable than ever before, especially after a year of only connecting virtually. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Hotel Effie have unveiled group meeting offers for colleagues to reconnect! According to a Meetings Professional International (MPI) partner, Let’s Meet There, approximately 74 percent of buyers and suppliers feel their employees are willing to travel for business in the current environment.

As planners and groups start to evaluate where they’re going to reconnect in 2022 and beyond, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort serves as one of the best “bleisure travel” (AKA workcation) destinations with 2,400 immaculate acres of property from the beach to the bay, offering fantastic venues, meeting space and team building activities for groups. See below for details!

Meeting Space and Venues – Large and Small

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is one of the largest venues in Florida with 65,000 square feet of comprehensive meeting facilities. Sandestin offers a wide variety of venues, award-winning meeting spaces, and diverse accommodation packages for groups of every size with more than 1,250 rooms. Highlights include the Baytowne Conference Center with 14 meeting rooms and a combined 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and just next door Hotel Effie offers 10 contemporary meeting rooms with a combined 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

Team Building Activities

Sandestin offers a variety of team building for groups to bond and strengthen their professional relationships so they can work together successfully. A popular activity is the Baytowne Adventure Zone Challenge where groups divide into teams and get ready for a valuable group exercise that incorporates problem solving, risk taking, cooperation and communication skills at the Baytowne Adventure Zone with the following challenges offered:

  • Climbing Tower Challenge
  • Golf Challenge
  • Sky Trail Challenge (Ropes Course)
  • YOLOTM Board Relay
  • Zip Line Challenge

These activities are designed to illustrate a variety of lessons including cooperation, ethics, communication, work-life balance, sales techniques, goal setting, leadership styles, and much more.

Pre/Post Activities

Tucked in between the bay and the beach, Sandestin is a prime destination for watersports and a seemingly endless stretch of beach provides meeting goers adventure or some time to take a relaxing stroll on the beach. Groups and individuals can enjoy:

  • Golfing at one of four golf courses
  • Tennis and pickleball
  • Bike Riding
  • Bonfires
  • Fishing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Floating Water Park
  • Waverunners
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Nature Trails


If large group getaways are not exactly what you’re looking for at the moment, consider a workcation at Hotel Effie, a NEW Sandestin hotel that opened in February. Whether it’s in a suite or poolside, working from Hotel Effie will keep you focused, productive, and relaxed. The workcation package includes:

  • Daily coffee or tea delivery
  • 50 percent off any Spa Lilliana services during your stay
  • Two complimentary drinks at Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge
  • And more!

Hotel Effie



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