Best Vacation Spots for Groups | Destin and SunQuest Cruises

FlipKey, a Tripadvisor Company, has just named two Destin areas as great for groups and named SunQuest Cruises as one of the top things to do in the Destin area. Their list, that includes top vacation spots with the most rentals that sleep 8+, including Hawaii, Las Vegas and our own Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We couldn’t agree more.
 
Here is what they had to say:
 
“A group getaway sounds like a fun time – but securing a costly block of hotel rooms and dealing with the small space is difficult. Whether traveling with family or friends, book a vacation rental instead. You’ll have the space, privacy, and amenities you’re used to at home, for a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
 
Below we’ve listed the top vacation destinations with thousands of rentals on FlipKey that sleep 8 or more people. We’ve included restaurant, activity, and attraction suggestions, plus one of the best rentals offered in each destination.
 
About Santa Rosa Beach: Step outside your vacation rental onto white sand beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Your group can swim, snorkel, sail, or sun amidst a clear blue water backdrop. Spend your days biking along the Santa Rosa coastline and through the nearby Point Washington State Forest, which includes more than 10 miles of trails. Also, be sure to explore the fine art galleries and museums, enjoy luxury spas, and indulge in world-class dining after the sun goes down.
 
Best option to Play Together: SunQuest Cruises Sunset Fine Dining Cruises
 
About Miramar Beach: Just a short drive from Destin along the Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach offers a postcard perfect Florida vacation. Miramar Beach is between Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park, two of Florida’s most popular attractions. Your group will love the relative romantic quiet of Miramar and the friendly locals.”
 
There are some many different ways for groups to experience the SOLARIS Yacht. What makes SunQuest Cruises one of the best things for groups to do in the Destin area? The location and the award-winning experience.
 
1. All-inclusive Location: SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht is conveniently located at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Your group can stay, dine, shop and play at this award-winning resort, offering property-wide transportation, wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, golf courses, family activities, beaches, water sports and more.
 
2. The Experience: What kind of experience do you want your group to remember as they leave? For over 12 years, our event planners have been treating guests to unforgettable and amazing experiences on the SOLARIS Yacht. In addition to weekly Destin sunset dining and dancing cruises, the yacht can host up to 150 people for any occasion, from Destin weddings to company meetings to retreats, spouse outings, family reunions, anything. Event planners and chef-prepared menus are included in our flexible packages for any size group.
 
The SOLARIS yacht has been an award-winning venue based on testimonials alone, for the past 8 consecutive years. The yacht features 3 decks of indoor and outdoor spaces as well as a full service bar, event planners, special event menus, live entertainment and more. SunQuest Cruises has won the Knot’s Best of Destin Wedding Venues award for the past 8 consecutive years as well as inducted into the Knot’s Weddings Hall of Fame. In addition, the company has won Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best of Destin awards for weddings and the event venue as well as the 2016 and 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award.
 
Whether you are planning a Destin Spring Break beach vacation with your family, a wedding in Destin or hosting a large company meeting or event, SunQuest Cruises offers an all-inclusive, unforgettable experience your group will be talking about for years to come.
 
Contact our event planners today.
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Dine, Dance, Cruise thru Labor Day in Destin Florida

Dine, Dance, Cruise thru Labor Day in Destin Florida

 
Labor Day is the unofficial last weekend of the summer as the sun sets on a memory-filled season of fun in the sun in Destin Florida. How are you going to celebrate?
 
There’s no better way to celebrate Labor Day in Destin Florida than on the water. Here are 3 ways to cruise through Labor Day on the water:
 
1.Kick It Off with Fireworks – our last Fireworks Sunset Dinner Cruise of the season is Thursday, September 1. Cruise into the sunset, indulge in a three course meal, dance to live music under the stars and then enjoy the Sandestin fireworks from the open air sky deck or from inside the panoramic windows.
 
2. The SOLARIS is a delicious alternative to restaurants in Destin. It doesn’t get much better than indulging in fresh local seafood while cruising into the destin florida restaurants seafoodsunset on the beautiful local waters. The 125′ SOLARIS yacht is cruising Thursday through Saturday of Labor Day weekend with nightly dinner and sunset cruises. The fine dining menu is prepared on board by our executive chefs, featuring everything from steaks and seafood to special appetizers such as Wahoo Ceviche Luge Gazpacho Shooters and a Trio of Seafood Ceviche. The value is incredible considering a 3-course meal, sunset cruise and live entertainment while you dance under the stars and on the water.
 
3. Dinner cruises by night, Crab Island by Day. The best of both worlds and the best way to spend Labor Day weekend . For some fun in the sun, ‘venture’ over to our sister boat at the Destin Harbor. The 45-foot sporty SunVenture catamaran cruises daily destin dolphin and crab island cruisesfrom the emerald green waters of the Destin Harbor for dolphin sunset cruises, Crab Island excursions and private cruises.
 
If you’ve never been to Crab Island, you’re missing out on the Labor Day party of the year on the water. Our captains will drive you out to the shallow sandbar at the Destin bridge so you can enjoy a safe and worry-free day of playing and relaxing in the shallow waters. View the daily cruise schedule here.

See ya on the water!

South Walton’s First Eco-Dolphin Cruises

Time is precious – especially when you are on vacation. Instead of spending your time in traffic, spend it on the water as you cruise past the traffic into Destin. Park it at the Sandestin resort and embark on South Walton’s first and only dolphin cruise!
 
SunQuest Cruises is pleased to offer the only dolphin cruise in South Walton on the 125-foot SOLARIS yacht. SOLARIS Eco-Dolphin Sunset Cruises will take place weekly through the summer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina.
 
“Our location within the Sandestin resort offers a convenient option for South Walton visitors and residents to enjoy a family-friendly dolphin cruise,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “This cruise is relaxing, educational, entertaining and a memorable experience for all ages.”
 
SOLARIS Eco-Dolphin Sunset Cruises begin with optional appetizers and cocktails from the full-service bar while everyone explores all three indoor and outdoor decks of the5,200-square foot yacht. Guests can enjoy the coastal breezes from the open-air sky deck or panoramic views from the air-conditioned areas as the SOLARIS cruises into the sunset in search of native dolphins.
 
The SOLARIS Eco-Dolphin Sunset Cruise includes intermittent narration about the history of Sandestin and the South Walton area. Patrons will also learn entertaining facts about the local sea life. Guests can relax to island-themed music while the SOLARIS leisurely cruises the local waters under the sun-kissed sky.
 
Prices for the SOLARIS Eco-Dolphin Sunset Cruise are $38.50 for adults and $20.50 for children, excluding appetizers and cocktails. Weekly schedules vary. For specific cruise dates and required reservations, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.

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