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A Fun Stay: 6 Hotels With A Lazy River In Panama City Beach, Florida

Paolo
Updated Aug 13, 2018

With its soft white sand and emerald water, this city in Bay County is often considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. After a wonderful time in the sea, you can explore the parks to see the many wonders of nature. Panama City Beach is also famous for its wide range of quality accommodations, most of which are perfect for families. If you want a place where you can relax and have a fun pool experience, then this list will help you choose. Here are the top 6 hotels in Panama City Beach with a lazy river.

1. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Panama City Beach (from 189 USD)

By car, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Panama City Beach can be reached in just 5 minutes from Shipwreck Island, Gulf World Marine Park, and Wonderworks Interactive Museum. As for the luxurious rooms, they all have a seating area, coffee maker, cable television, fully equipped private bathroom, and balcony with lovely sea views. The outdoor lazy river is not only huge, but it’s surrounded by palm trees and tropical flowers as well. You can go for a swim or just unwind on one of the sun lounges. There’s also a restaurant by the pool offering the best grilled dishes in town. Other facilities include a business center, laundry area, gym, and an indoor pool. WiFi is free of charge, so make sure you post all of your fun moments on social media.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Panama City Beach

Address: 12907 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, 32407, USA (see map)

Price: from 189 USD

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2. Splash Resort (from 155 USD)

Splash Resort is only 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) from Shipwreck Island and 2.4 kilometers (1.4 miles) from Zoo World. You can choose from a one, two, or three-bedroom apartment, all of which have a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bathroom, flat-screen television, and balcony. The balcony promises to astound you with unobstructed ocean views. When it comes to swimming, you surely won’t be disappointed. Dip your body into the indoor and outdoor pools or the beachfront lazy river. If you’re hungry, then let the on-site restaurant satisfy your appetite with a wide selection of delightful dishes. Other amenities include a fitness center, sun terrace, games room, surf store, movie theater, and free WiFi.

Splash Resort

Address: 17739 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, USA (see map)

Price: from 155 USD

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3. Shores of Panama by Emerald View Resorts (from 173 USD)

This resort offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, each of which consists of a flat-screen television with DVD player, private bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, and balcony with stunning views. Some units also include a spacious seating area. The 18,000-square feet (1,672 square meter) outdoor lazy river is considered to be one of the largest pools in Florida, and it’s surrounded by picturesque trees. Go for a refreshing swim, relax on one of the sun lounges, or have a drink at the poolside bar. As for the on-site restaurant, it will satisfy your appetite with a wide variety of American dishes. Other facilities include a spa, kids’ club, 24-hour fitness area, souvenir shop, indoor pool with hot tub, meeting rooms, and covered parking area. Watersports equipment is available for rent as well. Shores of Panama by Emerald View Resorts is just 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from Water Planet.

Shores of Panama by Emerald View Resorts

Address: 9900 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, USA (see map)

Price: from 173 USD

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4. Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection (from 396 USD)

At Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection, you can choose from a one, two, or three-bedroom apartment. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with toiletries, TV with DVD player, seating area, dining table, and patio offering awe-inspiring views. Outside, go for a swim in the huge beachfront lazy river or just lie down on one of the sun lounges and savor the fresh breeze. You can also play a game at the tennis court or the 9-hole golf course. As for the kids and kids-at-heart, they will surely love the various Adventure Zone activities. If you want a memorable dining experience, then head to the on-site Ocean’s Bar and Grill. Please your taste-buds with a wide selection of delicious dishes while enjoying live music. Other facilities include a spa and fitness center. The resort can be reached in just 15 minutes from St. Andrews State Park by car.

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection

Address: 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, USA (see map)

Price: from 396 USD

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5. Long Beach Resort Condo (from 408 USD)

Have a relaxing time in Long Beach Resort Condo’s luxurious one, two, or three-bedroom apartments. Each suite includes a television, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, marble bathroom with toiletries, spacious living and dining room, and balcony. The balcony promises to amaze you with unobstructed sunset and sea views. Outside, you can go for a swim in the lazy river or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on one of the sun lounges. There are picturesque trees in the middle of the pool, giving it a tropical feel. If you’re in the mood for a workout, then head to the well-maintained fitness area on the ground floor. Another highlight is the private beach, which is just in front of the building. Dip your body into the emerald water, play water sports, or go for a relaxing stroll on the white sand.

Long Beach Resort Condo

Address: 10511 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, USA (see map)

Price: from 408 USD

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6. 802 Majestic Beach Resort (from 549 USD)

This two-bedroom apartment in Majestic Beach Resort includes a flat-screen television, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with toiletries, spacious living room, dining table, and balcony with marvelous sea views. If you’re looking for other options, the resort also offers equally comfortable one and three-bedroom suites. At the outdoor lazy river, you can go for a swim or just enjoy the serene atmosphere on one of the sun lounges. Adding to the pool’s charm are the beautiful surrounding trees. There are also tennis courts, all of which are well-maintained and free to use. The on-site H20 Bar and Grill is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite with its delightful American menu. Other facilities include a spa, hot tub, and fitness center. Majestic Beach Resort is just a 5-minute drive from the famous Shipwreck Island.

802 Majestic Beach Resort

Address: 10901 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, USA (see map)

Price: from 549 USD

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More options...

Don’t panic if none of the hotels above aren’t quite what you’re looking for. We found a few more hotels located within a 5 minutes’ drive to a lazy river in Shipwreck Island Waterpark. Check them out below!

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Beach Tower By The Sea (from USD 89)

This beachfront property has an outdoor pool and a lazy pool (located in Shipwreck Island Waterpark) is only a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive away. The deluxe room has breakfast included, WiFi, TV with cable, air-conditioning, and a balcony with sea views. If you’re driving into Panama City Beach, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s free parking available.

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Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach (from USD 184)

This Holiday Inn is located near Shipwreck Island Waterpark and is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. The hotel itself has two pools; an outdoor pool with a pool bar and a children’s pool with a waterpark. Each room and suite has a microwave and refrigerator for you to prepare simple meals, and WiFi. All rooms have a balcony with a view of either the pool or the sea.

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Comfort Suites Panama City Beach (from USD 115)

Comfort Suites Panama City Beach has a swimming pool and is 1 mile (1.6 km) from Shipwreck Island Waterpark’s lazy river, which is approximately a 20-minute walk. All suites come with cable TV, WiFi, a microwave, and a small refrigerator.

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Good times await you in Panama City Beach

If you love to party, then March to April is the perfect time to visit. It’s where you can be part of the always exciting Spring Break. The various events and activities will prove to you why the city is regarded as the Spring Break capital of the world.

Whether you’re alone or with your family or friends, Panama City Beach will surely give you plenty of precious moments. So pack your bags, pick a place to stay, and let your dream vacation come to life now.

This article was originally published on Aug 23, 2017

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