2020 Conference Hotel & Area Information

Host Hotel:
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Destin, Florida 32550

​Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort located in Northwest Florida. Sandestin invites guests to enter its world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring condominiums, villas, townhomes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort boasts more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beach and bayfront property, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, water sports, children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants, nightclubs and bars that come alive with strolling musicians, street performers, dancing fountains and lively festivals and events. In this complete vacation world, guests can create their own, one-of-a-kind memorable experience.


We have negotiated significantly reduced room rates for GAPA guests. If you need hotel reservations and have not yet made your arrangements, you are encouraged to do so immediately as rooms may sell out prior to the cutoff dates listed below.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Reduced room rates start at $172 plus tax, but these rates are only guaranteed until July 30, 2020. (Includes 12% resort fee.)

To make reservations, please call 1-800-320-8115 and reference Group Code: 23H8VG or click here.

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Q: What are the differences in reserving Sandestin accommodations via the link above vs. renting through other companies like VRBO, Airbnb, etc?
A: Booking directly via the link above guarantees guests a much more enjoyable and budget-friendly stay.  Please see details below.

Q: Can I enjoy the resort tram if I don’t book directly through Sandestin?
A: Only guests booking via the link above are permitted to use the tram (resort key card is required).  The tram begins picking up our guests as early as 6:30 am and will take you directly to our conference center (runs until midnight).  You can arrive stress-free and enjoy a nice relaxing breakfast and not worry about finding a place to park.  Plus, you’ll never get caught in the rain, and your family can use your car to head to the beach, outlets, and other fun activities.

Owner Fees NA $200+
Service Fees NA $150+
Cleaning Fees NA $150+
Cancellation Fees NA $500+
Resort Tram * FREE – see below Not Available
Health Club/Fitness Center FREE $40/day
Bicycle Rentals (4 hours for 2) FREE $120
Kayak and Boogie Board Rental FREE Kayak $35/hr; Boogie Board $10/hr
2 Pools with Towel Service FREE NA
Tennis Court Time FREE $17/person/hour

Top Reasons to Stay at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

  1. Experience all the resort amenities — 4 award-winning, championship gold courses, three outdoor pools, a full-service spa and salon, free Wi-Fi in guest rooms; and more
  2. Sleep a little later and never be late.
  3. Restaurants on-site for your enjoyment.
  4. Networking at all hours — maybe even on the beach.
  5. All your friends stay at the conference hotel.
  6. Staying on-site allows you to run back to the room to drop off/pick up anything you need.
  7. Don’t get stuck in inclement weather and traffic, and be assured a parking space.

We kindly ask that you make your hotel reservation at our host property. We are committed to these contractual obligations in order to bring the guest room rates down from regular pricing. If you stay at a different hotel, we may fall short of our housing obligations and will be responsible for paying lost income to our hotels. This could mean higher registration fees and fewer benefits for participants. Thank you for understanding and making our educational programs the best they can be.

IMPORTANT: On occasion, travel websites may lure you with minor “discounts,” but please realize there are restrictions and penalties associated with these “deals.” By booking directly with our host hotel using our group code, you’re guaranteed exclusive benefits such as renovated rooms, discounted resort fees, ability to change or cancel penalty-free, and more.

Sandestin is Open!

Sandestin is proceeding with a thoughtful, phased opening for the services we offer our guests now that vacation rental restrictions have been lifted. Private vacation rentals remain the best way to social distance at the beach. We are opening Thursday, May 21 and are ready to take your reservations — come see the new Sandestin!

We have stringent new health and safety standards focused on all touch points for guests and employees. From new check-in procedures that limit contact to increased disinfecting of all public areas, find out more about our enhanced cleanliness initiatives in every area of Sandestin.

In addition to our internal changes, we ask our guests to review your employer’s guidelines and governmental guidance to confirm eligibility to travel and stay at our resort and/or leave their own state. Reservations will not be honored where prohibited*.  

*Sandestin accepts no responsibility for guests’ reservations that do not adhere to guidelines.

As guests of the resort, there are plenty of outdoor activities available to you along with restaurants and retails shops that are once again open for business on a limited scale.


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