Hotel at a Glance: Shores of Panama Resort Condos & Beach Club
Stay in one of these spacious, family-friendly condos and you’ll be steps from all that Panama City Beach has to offer—white sand, golf courses, and classic beach-town fun. Every unit on the property has furnished balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico.
- In-room amenities: furnished balcony, WiFi, flat-screen TV, washer and dryer
- Tropical cocktails: Sip drinks at one of two tiki bars onsite.
- Fun for the kids: A kids’ club keeps young ones entertained with activities and games.
- Indulge in a massage, facial, or other spa services.
- Take a dip in the resort’s outdoor swimming pool.
Panama City Beach, Florida: Sugar-White Beaches and Scuba-Diving Spots
Panama City Beach’s slogan—“The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”—may seem boastful. But TripAdvisor helped back up this claim in 2013, naming the local St. Andrews State Park as having 1 of the top 25 beaches in the United States. The park also has two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp, plus nature trails for bird watching. Elsewhere in town, you can arrange a scuba-diving trip to explore the area’s dozens of natural and artificial reefs.
For the majority of the year, the atmosphere is relaxed and geared toward families. There are numerous amusement parks along the 20-plus miles of shoreline. Many of the popular seafood restaurants and bars here overlook the Gulf of Mexico.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds, take the ferry to Shell Island, an uninhabited, 7-mile-long barrier island. On the ride over, you might see some of the bottlenose dolphins that frequent these warm waters. Once there, you can soak in the sun on the empty beaches and go snorkeling. It’s also worth it to visit the nature preserve at Conservation Park, which has 24 miles of trails. One 11-mile trek goes past wooden boardwalks and wetlands; keep your eyes peeled and you might see woodpeckers in the trees and alligators lurking beside cypresses.