"This was our 1st time traveling to Destin. We had been hearing so much about it, we decided to see for ourselves! Sandestin is a huge huge property with beautiful grounds. The Luau is one of the few resorts in Sandestin that is closest to the beach. So off course it was way more affordable than staying at a hotel that's right on the beach per say. You're basically paying a few hundred more just for the view! So Luau was the next best thing. The walk to the beach was not bad at all. Less than 5 minutes from our condo. We loved the fact that there was a free shuttle service so it was very easy to get to the store, the shops, and all the restaurants at Baytowne Wharf. The condo was also perfect for our little family of 4. It was clean and right on the 2nd floor so it was super easy to get to the pool. Stairs were right around the corner so no need to wait for the slow elevators (yes, you need to avoid these elevators by all means!) We also loved the fact that there was a washer and dryer in the unit, so that was a huge plus. At the beach, you have to have a washer and dryer to clean all the towels and bathing suits used during the week! It was also nice to have access to beach umbrellas, chairs, and cooler for FREE!! That itself will save you a ton of money as opposed to renting the umbrellas and chairs on the beach. Also, if you are staying at this condo be prepared to shop for everything from trash bags, dish detergent, clothes detergent, kitchen cleaner, sponge, hand soap, sugar, salt, pepper, etc! There is nothing in the unit other than a paper towel roll and some toilet paper. So be prepared for that extra expense. It is well worth it though! Also Sharon, the manager, is wonderful to work with. She was very responsive before and during our stay and did a great job at recommending things such as crib rentals, bike rentals, restaurants, etc... We look forward to coming to Sandestin again and off course, staying at the Luau!"
Guest: Valerie G.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 27, 2015