Panama City Beach, Florida is well know for it’s famous sugar-white fine sand. The contrast between this powder-white sand, and the emerald green waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast have given it the reputations as having the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”.


It’s no shock then, that this travel destination attracts people from all over the country, and even internationally each year.

The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, serves international destinations, making Panama City Beach, Florida more accessible than ever before.

Panama City Beach Condos are a popular accommodation option for many visitors.

The coastline is peppered with tall condominiums that line the beach, offering beautiful views of the skyline, and easy access the the areas natural beauty.

Not all Panama City Beach Condo’s are equal though, and these 5 helpful tips will help you get the most out of your family vacation.

1. Choose a condo that is directly beachfront.

Some condos are located across the road, or even a few blocks away from being directly beachfront. This means crossing busy roads several times every day, and dodging traffic with your hands full of beach toys, coolers, and kids – not the perfect way to relax.

2. Look for 24-hour service.

You never know when the impossible could happen, and a pipe bursts, or the toilet won’t flush. It’s just good peace of mind to know that someone is there to take care of those things for you should you need it, so your vacation never skips a beat.

3. Avoid Hidden Fees & Charges

Some Condos in Panama City Beach are very upfront and open about all charges. They will provide an itemized breakdown of costs and won’t pad things out like “convenience fees” or “cleaning fees”. You might want to try to avoid anywhere that does try to hide these little extras in there – and stay somewhere with clear, honest, and upfront pricing.

4. Don’t forget the fun!

A beach vacation is supposed to be relaxing, and fun! Many condos lack the planned activities and entertainment concept that hotel-resorts can offer. Think; multiple pools, waterlisdes, a lazy river ride, family games and activities, on-site gift shop, mini golf, watersports etc.

5. Do you really need a condo after all?

You may “think” you are looking for a condo – but let’s take a closer look at what you’re probably wanting; separate sleeping areas, a shared communal area; a full kitchen; a balcony; and a sense of privacy and separation from a typical “hotel” layout.

You may be able to check all these boxes, and not actually need a condo…

Some Resort-Hotels, like the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, offer private beach houses and townhouses which offer all the same advantages of a condo, as well as checking all the boxes listed above.

So before you commit to booking your beachfront panama City Beach Condo, establish what you’re really looking for, and check to see if there are any great alternatives out there.

About the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort.

Also known as the “FUN Place!” The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar offers year-round fun, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Located directly beachfront on Front Beach Road, the Sandpiper is a family-friendly resort-hotel in Panama City Beach, FL with planned activities and entertainment, waterslides, multiple indoor/outdoor (seasonally heated) swimming pools, free WiFi, indoor lazy river ride, on-site Deli, Ice

Cream Shop, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Arcade and more. Offering 24/7 resort services, including housekeeping, guest services, and maintenance.

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