Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Spa Resort | Mother of All Family Vacations #HiltonSandestinMoms


The hardest thing for me, as a mother to multiple children, is finding one on one time with my oldest child.

Andrea is my youngest, attends behavioral and speech therapy 4 times a week and is often the center of my attention. Andrew is my first born and tries so hard to understand his little sister’s needs, but also wants to have that special time with mommy too.

Recently, we were invited on a whole new kind of family vacation experience by the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. An opportunity that I have been waiting for, one on one time with my little guy who desperately wanted to feel as special as his little sister.

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For 3 days and 2 nights, Andrew and I were going to experience a full service, beachfront resort hotel on the Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Sugar-white sand beaches, emerald green waters and a recently renovated hotel room with bunk beds that sits directly on the beach. Little did we know, this vacation would be had with Heather from Ourkidsmom.com, her daughter and several other amazing bloggers and their children. It was great to meet so many people that I’ve
been blogging with for all this time.

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There are 598 rooms available at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, we were lucky enough to sample the Jr. Deluxe Suite Guest Room.

Included in our room:

  • Kid’s room| Bunk Beds and included wall TV
  • Open spaced sink area
  • Bathroom with shower, tub, toilet and sink
  • King size bed
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Flat screen TV
  • Couch
  • Coffee Table
  • Beach View Balcony | with Included table and chairs to enjoy the ocean breeze outside

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Traveling with a Food Allergy

Andrew has a life threatening Peanut and Tree Nut allergy, so I took extra precautions upon my arrival to the Hilton Sandestin Beach.

The Hilton Sandestin Beach does offer many accommodations when visiting with a food allergy, but there are a
few things to keep in mind.

  • Contact the resort prior to your arrival, speak with each of the 6 restaurant’s available at the resort to see what they can provide you
  • While visiting with a peanut & tree nut allergy, we were offered special accommodations by the chef at Barefoots Beachside Bar & Grill. Luckily, my son LOVES chicken and french fries. The chef at Barefoots hand crafted Andrew’s meals through our entire visit, hand breaded the chicken with breadcrumbs and prepared them in a fryer away from other food.
  • Breakfast can be a little tricky. We visited the Sandcastles Restaurant for breakfast and it was an open buffet. While there were many options there, many that would normally be safe, there are other food choices there that do contain nuts. Some of them were situated very closely to the “safe” foods.
  • Be prepared. While the Hilton Sandestin Beach did make many accommodations for my son, I didn’t expect it to go 100% to plan. In our suitcases, we packed a few mini boxes of cereal, snacking options and even a few Mac n Cheese microwave cups.
  • Along with the items that we packed, and the considerations made by the resort, I would have to say this was beyond my best traveling experience while trying to keep my son safe. No one at the resort made us feel like we were being unreasonable and Andrew never felt left out.

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I learned so much about the Hilton Sandestin Beach resort while visiting. Here are just a few of the things that intrigued me most:

  • The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the largest full service beachfront resort in Northwest Florida
  • All guest rooms include balconies with either a partial or full gulf view
  • They have recently invested more than $9 million in capital improvements to “Go Green, indoors and out”
  • The Hilton Sandestin has installed more than $250 thousand in habitat friendly lighting to protect the sea turtles and other waterfront animals

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There was a break in our itinerary and us mommies had the opportunity for a little spa time. Luckily, the Hilton Sandestin Beach has a newly renovated Kids Krew program that features a daytime and nighttime children’s program.

Andrew had a blast during his time at the Kid’s Krew and loved all the crafts and games that they played. It’s not every day I can take a little mommy time while on vacation to enjoy something for me.

If my husband had been there too, we could have enjoyed a mom & dad night out at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood while the kids played!

The Kids Krew is ingenious I tell ya!

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3 Days and 2 nights doesn’t seem like a long time, but we had such a wonderful time. So much to experience at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the views were simply breath taking and they really took the time to make us feel like family.

I will definitely be taking my entire family back in the future to enjoy this experience all over again.

I put together a video of my time together with Andrew, his cousin Emma and my sister Heather from Ourkidsmom.com. I hope that you enjoy seeing our experience of a lifetime!

If you will be visiting the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, be sure to take advantage of a special discounted package put together from our mommy blogger event.


*The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa provided accommodations, meals and some travel for this event. All thoughts and experiences are 100% my own. Some of the above photos are courteousy of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Spa Resort.


56 thoughts on “Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Spa Resort | Mother of All Family Vacations #HiltonSandestinMoms

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  • September 10, 2013 at 10:33 am
    I was lucky enough to visit there a couple years ago and it is fantastic! The beach is just so beautiful. I would love to take a return trip their with my girlfriends...the spa was really impressive. Glad you had a nice trip and thanks for sharing your post. Reply
  • May 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    this looks like a great place to stay, i need a vacation Reply
  • May 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    That looks beautiful. Most important is your son's health needs! Reply
  • May 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    How nice they accommodate food allergies. It's always worrisome, when traveling to eat out when you have allergies. The amenities are great. Reply
  • May 15, 2013 at 10:32 am
    Wow! How awesome! I love the bunk beds! I also the all the other accommodations. Thanks for sharing your family vacation with us. Reply
  • May 14, 2013 at 9:51 am
    It is nice to see that Hilton has kid-friendly vacation spots, I will keep this in mind when I go on vacation next, thank you! Reply
  • May 13, 2013 at 10:33 am
    Nice! Looks and sounds like a gorgeous place for a vacation with great accommodations. Reply
  • May 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    Wow! That looks like a great place for a family vacation!! Thanks so much for the review! Reply
  • May 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    What a great place to spend a vacation with the family. I love that they have the children's program so I could havve some relaxing time to myself. Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    Awesome vacation location! Your planning for some food alternatives to keep your son safe was very wise. I found it hard at times just getting my kids to eat when we were traveling, didn't have to worry about allergy safety issues Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    beautiful! I wish I was there - it's been a long NH winter Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 11:45 am
    We want to take our grandchildren on a beach vacation but it will be a one time thing so we are waiting on them to get a little older. We want them to remember it aswell. It can be hard to find kidfriendly hotels..thanks. Reply
  • May 9, 2013 at 2:59 am
    I haven't ever been here -- but would love to. Look at that white sand!!!! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    What a fun family resort! Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    I wonder if my entire family would fit in one room? or adjourning rooms? Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm
      Well this room had bunkbeds which would fit 2 people, then a king sized bed and the couch appeared to be a pullout. I didn't test it though. There were options for adjoining rooms so that could definitely be an option if needed! Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Wow this place looks awesome! I would love to take my family there. Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    My family needs a vacation soon! This looks promising! Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 11:40 am
    My family would love to stay at this location it looks like a lot of fun and lots to do. The room looks really nice. Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:29 am
    Would love to stay at such a beautiful place. Modern and looks like fun for the kids. Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 10:10 am
    I've never been to Sandestin beach but it looks beautiful and the hotel looks amazing too. I love that they offer accommodations for those who have food allergies. Reply
  • May 8, 2013 at 12:54 am
    This place looks amazing! If I go on vacation any time soon, I'd love for it to be at a place like this! That first picture is beautiful! Thanks for another great post! Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm
      Thank you Austin! It was really like a dream being there, not something I have experienced before. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    I think the bunk beds are very fun for the kids. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Wow I'm so jealous, the place looks beautiful!! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    This looks so relaxing for everyone! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    Nice hotel, great beach area I would love the Kids Krew program so I could get some alone time. Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm
      I won't lie, it was nerve racking to leave my allergic child there in the kid's krew. But everyone was really amazing, calmed every fear and question I had and made me feel relaxed while away from my son. Loved it! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    Sounds wonderful and looks like a fabulous place to go. I love Florida! You have to bring hubby next time to enjoy the steak and seafood Reply
    • May 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm
      Yes! He was a little jealous that we got to go. I wish that he were invited too, Destin is definitely on my list of places to visit with him again. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    oh wow, this looks like an awesome little getaway for you and your son! I'm sure you had a wonderful time and were able to have that one on one time! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    I love the bunk beds, it is so clever and gives kids their own space Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    looks like a great vacation Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Wow, what a beautiful place. It's wonderful that the whole family had a great time. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 11:21 am
    Looks like a fun vacation, my girls would love to see the beach! Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 10:36 am
    Oh I want to go! I love the sand, it is so white. There is no white sand here in Michigan like that. Looks like a great time. Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 8:46 am
    Oooo! That looks lovely. We have never stayed at a Hilton. I would love love love to take a beach vacation soon. The photo of the room looks incredibly modern! And the photo of the food made me hungry. lol Reply
  • May 7, 2013 at 12:19 am
    looks great! Glad you had a blast! I understand how hard 1-1 time can be with the oldest. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm
    Really amazing looking place Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    I've stayed at the Hilton Sandestin and had as enjoyable a time as it sounds like you guys did! Such a beautiful beach and clear blue/green water. I love that area. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    What an awesome hotel and vacation! It's really nice that they were accommodating to andrew's food allergies. I wish more places were like that! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    Beautiful beach and hotel. Glad you had a great time. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    I am actually going to Destin later this month! I wish we were staying at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa though...I'm still excited to go. Thanks for sharing the photos! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Looks great! I would love to go there Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 10:11 am
    I dearly love the ocean, and this makes me 'homesick' to go back!! This resort would be a top pick for us as my grandson also has severe nut allergies. Thanks for sharing your lovely vacay. Vicki Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 9:14 am
    This is just breathtaking! I totally understand about getting one on one time with each child, it's something I'm trying very hard to do as well. Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 8:16 am
    I haven';t been to Sandestin in several years. I'm going to Destin this weekend and hoping for SUNSHINE!! Reply
    • May 6, 2013 at 8:24 am
      Lucky you! I would love to go back. Hoping for lots of Sunshine for you! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 7:51 am
    What a beautiful place to stay! I love the kids bunk beds - how fun! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 7:50 am
    OMGoodnes! What a dream vacation! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 7:39 am
    How wonderful that your were able to spend some mommy/son time! I am sure it was a trip you both will remember always and at such an amazing venue! Reply
  • May 6, 2013 at 7:33 am
    What a wonderful time you too had. I think it's great that they really worked with you to help find foods that Andrew could eat. I love the views and the bunk beds are so cute. What a great place for a family to visit. thanks for the review! Reply

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