Take in the dazzling views of the crystal clear emerald waters and sugary white sands of Pensacola Beach from the comfort of your private balcony at this family oriented Holiday Inn Resort. With a location to die for in the heart of Pensacola Beach, the resort offers hours of relaxation and fun and superb facilities within easy walking distance of Pensacola Beach’s main attractions including, water sports, fishing, shopping, restaurants and bars.
Resort rooms are both comfortable and functional with superb amenities including 32” flat screen TV with cable and DVD, mini fridge, microwave, coffee making facilities, in room safe, iPod docking station free Wi-Fi and hairdryers ,separate bathrooms have showers or bathtub combos and complimentary toiletries. Kid’s suites offer the perfect combination of safety and privacy by providing a partitioned kid’s area with separate beds, and gaming console – great for families with young children. At the end of a busy day it’s nice to chill out and relax on your own private balcony and enjoy the views of the Gulf of Mexico or Santa Rosa Sound.
Everyone loves the fun and frolics at the Gulf Front Pool deck with a spacious pool, 250 foot lazy river, cascading waterfall, inviting hot tubs and views out over the Gulf – its where all the action is ! Kids love the organised interactive pirate and mermaid shows and seasonal activities like face painting, bubble blowing contests and much more. Chill out on your lounger while the kids interact with the mermaids, watch the pirate sword fights and get made to walk the plank straight into the pool. And when the sun drops over the horizon get the family together for the Dive in Movie shows held on the big screen by the pool deck – a great way to end your day.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner are served in Riptides Sports Grille serving a great selection of American comfort food. Located in the lobby and by the pool deck of the resort the Grille features 20 HD flat screen TV’s with continuous satellite feeds of popular sporting events – just the place to meet up with friends in the evening.
The resort’s got everything for the perfect holiday – there’s absolutely no need to venture far, however if you do decide to get out and about you’ll find lots to see and do in the surrounding area.
It’s all about the beach about the beach! With miles of sugar white sandy beaches right opposite the resort there’s something for everyone at this stretch of paradise on the Gulf. Kick back for the day, soak up the sun, and enjoy the tropical waters and refreshing sea breezes from the comfort of your Oceanside lounger and If all that lazing about becomes too much to handle then there’s plenty of water sports action available. Hire a kayak or paddle board, learn to windsurf, go snorkelling, bounce across the waves on a jet ski, go fishing on a charter boat or from one of area’s the two piers – the choice is almost endless!
Nature lovers will enjoy a strolling along the Pensacola Beach Eco trail and learning about the local plant and animal life including dolphins, sharks, turtles, birds, plants, fish and more. Informative signage at key locations along the trail explores many of the ecological aspects of the area and many of the signs have additional information that can be accessed by scanning their handy QR codes with your mobile device.
Take the family to Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum and walk in the footsteps of astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glen who were once stationed at the nearby base. With over 150 military aircraft, an IMAX theatre and the MAX flight simulators for you to try out – it’s a great experience for all the family. And if you think you recognise some of the some of the scenery you probably do, it’s where some of the aircraft scenes from Top Gun were shot!
Just across the road from the naval Museum you’ll l find the Pensacola Light House. First lit in 1859 the lighthouse offers a climbing tour, admission to the keepers quarters and a fascinating display of historical exhibits, you’re already in the area so pop on over and enjoy the view from the top. Other historical sites of interest in the local area include the Historic Pensacola Village Houses, the TT Wentworth Florida State Museum and Fort Pickens.
Make sure you visit the Boardwalk before you head home – there’s plenty going on and it’s a great place to pick up some last minute souveneirs.