As our tourism community continues to feel the increased impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we recognize the importance of communicating the latest events with all our guests. Today, the Panama City Beach City Council held an emergency meeting and voted to keep the beaches open. All beaches in Bay and Walton Counties remain open with the exception of Seaside.
We want to assure you that the health and comfort of our guests and staff is of primary importance to us. Given this is the first time our country has ever experienced an event like this pandemic, many of our guests have become anxious and as a result, we’ve experienced an upsurge in our call volume. Please be patient with our staff as we navigate through these unusual circumstances. We will respond to you in the order we receive your request.
Our current policy for cancellation requests is to find alternative booking options should these circumstances prevent our guests from visiting. Although our beaches are open, we understand that every guest’s situation is unique. Therefore, we are handling each scenario on a case by case basis.
We take pride in providing our guests clean properties. As part of our protocols, our housekeeping team has heightened their cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our guests. All linens and terries are sent to a contract launderer and sterilized to hospital standards. In addition, we’ve employed supplemental cleaning tasks to ensure all surfaces are disinfected.
There are currently zero cases of the Coronavirus in Bay and Walton Counties. We will remain vigilant by staying up to date with our local health departments, as well as the CDC. For the most updated travel-related information, please refer to Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
We encourage you to join us in Panama City Beach! The weather this week has been averaging 80 degrees and sunny. One way to relieve some stress is to practice ‘social distancing’ by putting your toes in the sand while listening to the waves crashing on the shore.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation one day at a time and determine how best to continue serving our community, while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our valued guests, our property owners and our team at Book That Condo.
There’s nothing better than being with the one you love in a place that feels like paradise. Maybe you’re about to get married and are looking for a place to go on your honeymoon, perhaps you’ve been together with your significant other for a long time and want to go somewhere to celebrate your anniversary. Whatever the occasion is, we have put together an itinerary just for couples!
1. Romantic dinner
The Bay County area is the home of several local fine dining restaurants. Here are a few that you may be interested in.
FIREFLY. Firefly is an award-winning restaurant that offers a fine dining experience that you will never forget. This unique, gourmet restaurant is located in the Shoppes at Edgewater complex. They are open Sunday-Thursday 5:00-9: 30 pm. and Friday-Saturday 5:00-10: 00 pm. For more information check them out on Facebook @FireflyPCB or visit them at 535 Richard Jackson Boulevard Panama City Beach, FL 32407.
THE GRAND MARLIN OF PANAMA CITY BEACH. This restaurant sits on the water overlooking Saint Andrews Bay. The Grand Marlin features the area’s best selection of fresh seafood. You and your significant other will be pleased as you relax and watch the boats come into the dock. Check them out on Facebook @TheGrandMarlinPCB or stop by 5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL 32408-7907.
THE SHRIMP BOAT. The Shrimp Boat is located in Panama City and overlooks the other side of Saint Andrews Bay. This magnificent restaurant offers fresh seafood caught right out of the Gulf of Mexico. Their hours are Sunday-Wednesday 4:00-9: 00 pm., and Thursday-Saturday 4:00-10: 00 pm. For more information check out their Facebook page @theshrimpboastrestaurant or stop by 1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458.
g. FOLEY’S. Located in Panama City, this restaurant is the city’s premier choice for fine dining. They have an extensive wine list and offer signature drinks for you to enjoy. Their hours are Monday-Friday 11 am – 2 pm., Monday-Thursday 4:30-9: 30 pm., Friday-Saturday 4:30-10pm. Happy Hour: 4:30-6: 30 pm. For more information check out their Facebook page @g.foleys or stop by 3214 W 23rd Street Panama City, Florida 32405 tel: 850-481-0354.
2. Wine and Beer Tastings
CHAUTAUQUA VINEYARDS AND WINERY. Chautauqua Vineyard and Winery in DeFuniak Springs, Florida has been producing award-winning wines from muscadine grapes since 1990. It’s worth the drive to taste their fine wine. They are open 9:00-5:00 daily. For more information go to their Facebook page @chautaquavineyardsandwinery or visit them at 364 Hugh Adams Rd Defuniak Springs, FL 32435.
NIVOL BREWING COMPANY. This is a brand new local brewing company in Panama City Beach. You can try their beers at various restaurants on the beach. They are in the process of moving to a new location. Keep up with them on Facebook @Nivolbrewery.
3. The Spa
Take a break from life and enjoy a great massage from our local massage therapy spas.
BEACH THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND SPA. Unwind from your busy lives and enjoy everything this spa has to offer. They have been in business since 1999 and have kept their great reputation of always pleasing their customers. Their hours Monday-Friday 9:00-6: 00 pm., and Saturday 9:00-3: 00 pm. Stop by 5924 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, FL. Learn more here http://www.panamacitybeachmassagespa.com/
INDIGO EARTH SPA. At this all natural and organic spa you can experience a spa like no other. Their hours are Monday 9:00-6: 00 pm., Tuesday-Friday 9:00-8: 00 pm., and Saturday 9:00-7: 00 pm. They are located at 443 Grace Ave Panama City, FL. Learn more here http://indigoearthspa.com/
4. Water Activities
The Gulf of Mexico is the home of various animals. Here are a few ways that you can see them.
WATER PLANET. Water Planet offers a variety of dolphin swim programs in Panama City Beach. They have been conducting tours since 1994, making them one of the most experienced wild dolphin swimming facilities. For more information, you can go to their website http://waterplanetusa.com/ or visit them at 5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407.
ISLAND TIME SAILING. This boat touring agency will take you and your loved one on a sailing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico. You can watch the dolphins jump and see all of the amazing sites our coast has to offer. Their hours are from 8:00-6: 00 pm. daily. For more information, you can visit their website at www.islandtimesailing.com.
Learn how to get a FREE ticket to Island Time cruises HERE
5. Love bird’s view
See the beach from a bird’s eye view with this next stop on the Itinerary.
PANHANDLE HELICOPTER. This company has been mentioned in one of our previous blogs as the best way to see the coast. From the sky, you lovebirds can see the Gulf, people, and wildlife. You can book a trip with them to their website http://PanhandleHelicopter.com.
Let us know if you use this itinerary when you visit Panama City Beach in the future by using our hashtags #BookThatCondo and #TheBookThatCondoExperience!