Panama City Beach is a lively vacation destination that's known for its white sand beaches, fun night clubs, and beautiful blue waters. St. Andrews State Park
is perfect for nature lovers, and Pier Park
is the place to go for shopping and entertainment.
For groups that want to enjoy everything that Panama City Beach has to offer, vacation rentals are a great option. Below are just a few options throughout the area.
For groups that want to be at the center of the action, the area around Pier Park is the place to stay. Pier Park is an outdoor shopping venue that has stores and venues that appeal to all ages, from families to groups and couples. There are many great restaurants as well as live music and even an IMAX theater.
The area around Pier Park is filled with high rise condos that often have a number of amenities and great views. The units can be a bit pricier and smaller than other areas, but for many groups, they're worth the price. Below are a few great options for groups headed to Panama City Beach.
Luxury Beach Front Condo
This luxury condo is part of the Wyndham Emerald Beach Resort, which has all kinds of amenities available to guests including several large pools, hot tubs, poolside bars, a fitness center, and more. The complex is about half a mile from Pier Park.
The unit is perfect for groups of up to 6 people. There's a king sized bed in the bedroom as well as bunk beds in the hallway and a sofa bed in the living space.
Emerald Beach Resort
This luxury 1 bedroom unit is on the 5th floor of Emerald Beach Resort. It offers impressive ocean views and is about a mile from Pier Park, near many fun activities. The unit has a nice kitchen and enough space to sleep a group of 6. There's a king sized bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed, and bunk beds in the common space. It's a nice layout and a well furnished unit that everyone can enjoy.
Laguna Beach is a quieter, more tranquil part of Panama City Beach. Groups appreciate the cottages and bungalows in the area, which usually offer a bit more space. The area is much more residential than other parts of Panama City Beach and the beaches are also much quieter and less crowded. There's a grocery store and a casual restaurant as well as public beach access.
Below are a few great cottages in the Laguna Beach area for groups.
Lux Beach-Front Villa
This beautiful villa offers luxury furnishings and enough space for groups of up to 8 people. The house is impressive with 2 private decks, a gourmet kitchen, and a nice living space that the whole group can enjoy. It's also very close to the beach and offers easy access.
This charming 2 bedroom house is about half a mile from the ocean and is in a quiet area. It's the perfect size for a small group that wants to enjoy a tranquil setting but still be near restaurants, grocery stores, and more.
A Wave From It All
Another charming beach cottage, the house is perfect for small groups. There's a lot of character and personality, and it makes the perfect retreat to Laguna Beach. There's a nice outdoor space and a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
Sunnyside is another quiet residential area on the West End of Panama City Beach. It's another relaxing option for groups that want to rent a house in a less crowded setting. The area has many charming beach side cottages, and a few are mentioned below.
This 4 bedroom house is a nice option for groups of up to 10 people. It has a pool, a kitchen, dining room, and living room. The house is about a five minute walk from the beach and offers a peaceful setting for groups.
This 4 bedroom house is perfect for larger families and groups of up to 10 people. There's a private pool with an enclosure that allows the sun in. The house is about a 5 minute walk from the beach or you can reach it in a short drive. The house is simple but comfortable and great for groups that want to enjoy a quiet setting.
Grand Lagoon & Lower Grand Lagoon
The Grand Lagoon region of Panama City Beach offers a combination of nature, restaurants, and lively attractions. Groups that want to get out in nature will appreciate the area's close proximity to St. Andrews State Park. The area also has ZooWorld as well as a number of other fun activities that everyone can enjoy.
The vacation rental below is a great option for groups headed to the Grand Lagoon region.
This 2 bedroom property is in a 2 unit stilt house (the other unit is occupied by the owner). It has beautiful landscaping and is just a short walk from the beach. The lagoon is also right across the street. There are games available that everyone can enjoy as well as a hanging swing and a hot tub. The house can fit groups of up to 6 people.