There are few things I enjoy more than a relaxing day at the spa. Recently I was a guest at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. As part of a group of other travel professionals, I was able to experience a day at the newly-renovated Serenity by the sea Spa and it was fabulous!
After a yoga session on the beach (my first ever!), Spa director Rhonda Davis started our experience by giving us a tour of the renovated and upscale environment the Serenity by the sea Spa has to offer. The space is stunning, done in seascape tones, with a beautiful waterfall that greets you as enter. The Spa offers a variety of treatments, including facials, body treatments and massages. In addition, there is a full service salon and all-new 24 hour fitness center.
The 16 treatment rooms are warm and inviting. One of the benefits of the expansion has been the addition of enlarged spaces and private areas to accomodate wedding parties, bachelorette parties or events without disturbing other guests. In addition to the Spa renovation, we stayed in the Spa Tower, where the rooms have been completely updated. These rooms offer convenient access to the Serenity by the sea Spa, as well as the beach.
My treatment of choice is always a facial and I’m pleased to report that the Serenity Sea Escape Facial was excellent. My esthetician was extremely knowledgeable and walked me through each of the Phytomer products she was using as she progressed through the facial. She informed me that she didn’t see any concerns with my skin, so we focused on nourishing products and a gentle exfoliation. In addition to Phytomer, the Spa also carries the Skin Authority Line.
Next was a shampoo and blowout at the Salon, followed by the Serenity Ultimate Spa Pedicure. As I enjoyed my day at the Serenity by the sea Spa, I was struck by the longevity of the employees. Everyone I interacted with was not only courteous and professional, but many had 10+ years of employment. You could tell when people genuinely take great pride and ownership in their role in helping to make each guest get the most out of their time there.
The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is located on the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton, Florida. While I’ve been to Florida many times, I’ve never been to this area. It’s the perfect destination for a family vacation or a girlfriend getaway, offering shopping, a casual do-as-much-or-as-little-as-you-want atmosphere. The beach, the Spa and the entire Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa property is gorgeous; I would definitely return to visit.
Disclosure: My stay at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa was part of a complimentary press trip. The thoughts about my experiences there are completely my own.