We're taking your getaway to new heights. Here's how to vacation luxuriously in the Pensacola Bay Area. 

Stay

A nice room is okay, but full amenities and a gulf front view are even better. Relax with us in these elite accommodations.

Beach Colony West

Portofino Island Resort: 10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach

If you’re looking for the all-inclusive, luxury vacation, this is where you want to be. Portofino has it all; restaurants, shops, a spa and so much more! Guests can enjoy a gourmet chef cooked meal from the comfort of their own room or a massage in an outdoor cabana. If you’re in the mood for exploring, rent a bike or a scooter and jet down to the boardwalk. If you’re looking for something faster paced, try the Adventure Cover Water Park!

Paradise Beach Home: 1008 Ariola Drive, Pensacola Beach

The most luxe private stay on the beach imaginable, 1008 Ariola offers three floors of dreamy gulf-front views. Enjoy the sunset while poolside or from entertaining on the spacious porch, or if you want to stick your toes in the sand, take a walk down your private path to the beach. This spacious home sleeps 36 so make sure to bring your friends.

Beach Colony Resort by Southern Vacation Rentals: 13599 Perdido Key Drive, Perdido Key

This condominium gives you a gorgeous view over the gulf from the comfort of your bed. You can feel at ease from the security of the gated community. The resort also offers all the luxuries of a world class resort including an indoor heated pool, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, gym and grilling areas. You’ll be able to play to your heart’s content with all this resort has to offer.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals: Latitude Adjustment, Perdido Key

For the private beach experience, this rental gives you the home away from home feeling with the benefit of a private beach. Located in Perdido Key, this home offers the most pristine beach and the best seashells to choose from. This home also offers multi-level deck experience so everyone in the family gets the hidden gem view of the haven that is Perdido Key. With five king sized beds, smart flat screen TVs, walk-in closets, dual vanity sinks, a dining table made of driftwood, stainless steel kitchen appliances and a view of the gulf, you’re sure to love your stay. Feeling in the mood for a late-night dip in the pool? This rental is in a gated community with a community pool for your enjoyment.

Lee House

Why not stay where all the action happens? Located in downtown Pensacola, the Lee House Boutique Hotel offers quaint and intimate rooms right in the heart of the historic district. Each room is named after an influential person of Pensacola and offers great views of the beautiful downtown. The rooms all have a unique style and memento to honor the person they are named after. The hotel still has all of today’s luxuries as well with flat screen TVs, magnificent bedding and walk-in showers. The Lee House also offers adorable cottages which allow for a little more privacy.

 

Eat

steak

For those looking for a true farm-to-table experience, we have just the places for you.

Restaurant Iron

While downtown, Iron will provide you with gourmet, mouthwatering dishes. Executive Chef, Alex McPhail, is a Pensacola native who trained under the finest chefs in New Orleans. He took his inspiration from the Commander’s Palace, Restaurant August and the Roosevelt Hotel to create his own unique spin on fine dining for Pensacola. Your dinner will be eye-catching and your organic experience will make a lasting impression. The rustic atmosphere allows for a more intimate dinner.

The Grand Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar

A meal with a view really pumps up that vacation feeling and The Grand Marlin has one of Pensacola’s best one. Located right on Santa Rosa Sound, guests can experience the sunset of a lifetime. The Grand Marlin buys all of its fish locally, so you get to taste the essence of Pensacola’s finest.

Jackson’s Steakhouse

For a fine dining experience, no other restaurant compares to Jackson’s. They are rated in the top two percent of all fine dining restaurants in the United States by the Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Trust me, this accreditation shows in their delicious steaks. You can find them on the corner of Jackson Square.

The Jellyfish Bar

Looking for a lighter atmosphere? The Jellyfish invites you in with their brightly colored restaurant. Its beach atmosphere will give you the energy to make it through your next fun activity. The locally owned restaurant started as a small sushi and martini bar and has quickly become a premier restaurant in Pensacola. The menu has a wide selection of flavors including steaks, sushi, oysters, salads and sandwiches. While they strive to be the best in all their dishes, I recommend their sushi.

 

Play

Hang Ten Helicopters

It wouldn’t be a true luxury vacation without a little out-of-the-box fun.

Hang Ten Helicopters

Ready to take your Pensacola experiences to a whole new level? Hang Ten Helicopters provides the grand tour of all of Pensacola’s best angles. Their tours include Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach and Downtown.

Lost Key Golf Club 

It's tee time all day at Lost Key Golf course. Located on Perdido Key, they offer top-of-the-line Sea Dwarf Grass across an 18 hole course. Each hole caters to every level of golfer with five sets of tees and a unique challenge. When you’re ready for a break, head over to their lounge areas for a full view of the golf course.

Dolphin Cruises and Sailing 

For a thrilling chase with a big reward hop aboard one of Pensacola’s many dolphin cruises. Local captains know just the places to take you to get up and personal with our local residents. If you're lucky they'll jump in the boat wake for a picture perfect moment!

If you're looking to slow down, opt for a sunset cruise with Condor Sailing Adventures. This trimaran offers the smoothest sail on Pensacola Bay and the best views imaginable. 

Spa

Feel new and refreshed after you've had a massage by the pool or a facial in your room. To check out our local area spas, click here

Do you have another way to treat yourself? Let us know in the comments below.