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Splash Resort, there is no place like it in Panama City Beach.
There is an awesome view off your eighth floor balcony. White
beaches, emerald waves and year round weather is always great. This
is one of the most popular destinations for vacations on the Florida
coast. A place where you can soak up the sun, stretch out on velvety
white sand and smell the salty breeze, while looking at an unmatched
view but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Panama City!
We have all the amenities of home, which include professionally
decorated by interior design artist, Stan Moser featuring bold
colors and fine english pine antiques and art from local artist.
There is not another unit at Splash like 805A!
The health club, beach bar, outdoor pools and sunning lawn
overlooking the beach are popular. Then add waterslides, game room,
a lazy tube river and a dive in movie, and what more could you ask
for? It is all here. You will be able to park your car in the
garage, slip on flip-flops, and live happily on the beach, with
everything you need in a condominium to make your vacation perfect!
Plus, there is everything on-site you would want, that include Pool
side bar and grill, arcade with a mini bowling alley, ice cream shop
and cafe, and even an Alvin's Island for shopping. Or you could take
in some of our local favorites, Thomas Donut and Snack Bar(great
breakfast and lunch)is within walking distance, Mike's Diner for the
best burgers and sandwiches or Dusty's for the best seafood in town!
Weather was really cold, which meant the heated pool really was heated - based on the kids we saw having a great time. Great ocean view and sunshine is all you really need. Anything else is a bonus. We booked a last minute deal and working with VRBO property manager was a very positive experience. Very responsive and pleasant. This is a huge complex in a convenient location. Covered parking is big plus in hot sun or on rainy days. I would guess that my 4 rating would be a 5 for some reviewers.
We had a great time at Splash resort. I did identify a few problems in the unit that needed fixing (remote control for tv in bedroom was broken where a battery had leaked inside it; light over bathtub didn't work; paint needed touching up in various places; the white cushions in the chairs were starting to look a bit dingy). Despite this, it was GREAT! The biggest reason that we chose to stay at Splash Resort was because of the kids splash area and the assorted pools. The first day that we attempted to use the pools (Sunday) they were quite cool. The lazy river had some warm spots, but the pool in front of the East building was cool. The kids splash park area with the bucket and slides was FREEZING! My son tried to play in the area, but his teeth were chattering. We were disappointed at that point.
Fortunately, over the next few days the pools were much warmer. The pool at the base of the West tower gets water from the hot tub, so it stays pretty warm. The splash area warmed up enough that my son was happy to play there as well.
The resort itself is well-maintained. There were some elevator issues during our time. The left elevator for a day or two wouldn't allow guests to select about 4 floors (8 included). This was repaired, though. Another difficulty that we had was in regard to luggage carts. They were at a premium and could often not be found when needed. This was frustrating when attempting to haul luggage or groceries to the condo.
The condo itself was very clean. The location on the 8th floor was nice for the views. The balcony afforded a decent amount of privacy, and I liked the adirondack chairs and table on the balcony. The provided TVs were a good size. The couch was comfortable. We didn't use the bed in the couch, but when I went to fold it out to show my son, it looked kind of worse for wear. The decor was tastefully done, not too knick-knacky.
My only other issue was that the cleaners surprised us on our last day. We were in the process of moving all of our luggage to the car. We had loaded a cart with all of our luggage and taken it to the car. We headed back to the room to do a once over and remove the bathroom garbage before we left. As I re-entered the room, the door bumped into someone, and the room was filled with a cleaning crew. This was odd to me as checkout wasn't until 11 and this was around 9:30. I got our beach ball, but would have been upset if more of our stuff had been in there.
Still, we had a good time.
We had a great time at the beach and the condo was nice. We would rent it again. The only recommendation I have is to remove the carpet.
My family and I stayed here during the Memorial Day weekend. It was just the right size for my husband, myself, 5yr old and 2yr old. The condo was beautiful! We will definetly be staying there again!
This place was great! Clean, everything you need! Being just my husband and 2 yo we had a blast! The beach chairs and umbrella were a huge help.. It's quiet, the porch is perfect for coffee/ cocktails and the sunset! Up high enough not to here a ton from families on the beach... Can't wait to book it again!! Thanks for a great 1st family vaca!
This was a great place to stay for a family getaway. My wife, myself, and 4yr old had a blast. Perfect views from the balcony. Private beach access. The indoor water park was a blast for my little one. We look forward to booking again next year!
Health Club - on site
Beach side Tiki Bar and Grill
Outdoor and Indoor pools
Water Park with water slides
Lazy Tube River
Dive in Movie Pool
Mini Bowling Alley
Coffee and Ice Cream Cafe