So, this summer I had a wonderful opportunity from GROUPON to go the beach. In June 2015 this year, I was looking around different sites for a summer vacation that wouldn’t break the bank. I found THE EDGEWATER BEACH RESORT in PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. The deal on GROUPON was $79.00 a night at this resort. Certainly this must be a dump right ? I know we are all thinking this. So I did some investigating. I looked around Google for pictures and reviews . Now I will tell you I take reviews with a grain of salt since people are now paid to write reviews even if they have never been to these places. So I also asked people if they had ever been to THE EDGEWATER BEACH RESORT. Luckily I was able to find a few people who had been here. They had told me that the resort was really nice and very big. They have three big buildings right on the beach as well am many condos that are on the golf course. So I read the description again. It stated right in the beach.
So I decided I would book it for the second week of July . First off the $79.00 a night special was for the one bedroom. Ok, I can understand that.. But, since I was planning on going with my daughter and my friend and her three little girls also I wanted a two bedroom. So, I looked for the different condos they offer. The two bedroom was $99.00 a night. Still a great deal for a resort right on the beach with beach views. So that’s the one I booked. Since I live seven hours from Panama City I decided to make the drive. I am fairly used to the drive to Florida having been to the beaches in Florida many times.
So the day came and we made the trip to Panama City . We stopped at the reservation desk. They were very pleasant. We received our card keys and wrist bands because it is a resort and the amenities are for the resort guests. We also received linens for the pull out sofa and pillows also. So I don’t need to wonder if the linens were clean. That was actually a nice touch. We also were given a packet that was filled with discounted tickets and many buy one get one free discounts to restaurant and the different things Panama City offers. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much there is to do right on the main strip.
Now, off to our room. We were located on the tenth floor. As we proceeded into our condo, I have to tell you it was really nice. The thermostat we could put to cold or as I like it very cold. Lol. The rooms are big with the master bedroom having its own ensuite. The second bedroom had a door to the full bathroom. So it was like an other master. So I took one side with my daughter and my friend took the other side. We had a queen bed in each room and a queen sofa in the living room. Each bedroom had a television with cable as well as the living room. Even though we arrived after dark I had to check out the balcony because if I am going to the beach it is imperative I am able to view the beach from my balcony. Trust me on this one. I have paid less to be near the beach and it’s not worth it. If you are going to the beach make sure you can view it from your balcony. Views are everything. I like to wake up and drink coffee on the balcony watching the waves crash into the shore of the sandy pure white beach of Panama. Wow, our view was spectacular .
The next morning we went to check things out. First the resort has eleven pools. Each building has a pool and then the there is a large pool in the center of the three front buildings. They had waiters bringing food and drinks. This was nice. They had drinks in a coconut head. I really liked that. They also had deals on drinks either alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks if you purchase the resort cup. That was a good idea. They of course have a restraint which served everything from pizza for $12.00 for a large. Salads and full sit down meals. They had quite a few options. They also have a store to purchase floaties and pool noodles and any condo needs you might need.
The walkway to the beach was right there. The resort offers chairs and umbrellas at a fee for the day.
The fast food restaurant and the gift shops are right outside of the resort. You can walk if you prefer. Lee spent an afternoon just checking the area out. I like be able to see what kinds of things I can do.
The resort does offer golfing and shuttles to the other parts of the resorts. They do offer a spa complete with massages and facials. They also have tennis courts as well as a gym with fitness classes. Everyday the resort offers different events for the kids. One night we stayed after dark at them so. Pool and watched Malificent . It was awesome. They brought in a huge blow up monitor and speakers. It was a great night for the adults and the kids.
This resort offers so much that you really can just head to the walmart which is .less than a mile on the strip and fill up on food and snacks and never leave the resort. I can tell you I was very impressed with this resort and all that it offers. It was very clean, we had washers and driers in the condo which with kids is a must at the end of our week . We had all agreed that this was a great trip and the resort is defiantly a return to destination.
You can book then direct if you prefer but the price is a lot higher.
I have been using GROUPON for a few years. I have always had good success with the and this deal was defiantly a great success. GROUPON also offers different destinations to the Caribbean and Europe. They have deals on local products and services. GROUPON does have an app offered in google play or iTunes. Definitely a must have app.
Check it out you u won’t be disappointed.
Have Fun & Stay Safe…….Mom