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Voted #2 Emerging Destination in the World

Panama City Beach Voted Number 2 in the World by Tripadvisor 2021

Tripadvisor ranked Panama City Beach as the No. 2 “Emerging Destination” in the world by Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards! Here at Emerald View Resorts, we know Panama City Beach isn’t just another beach, but a destination travelers return to again and again for its breathtaking beaches, turquoise water, and wildlife. This award showcases not only destinations with increasing attention, but the places where people want to abandon the crowds, connect, and explore.

Panama City Beach is home to 27-miles of beautiful white sand beaches, with two beachfront state parks, city parks, and county parks, including Pier Park and St. Andrews State Park, along with 100 public beach access points – our visitors don’t have any trouble finding a place to spread their beach blankets.

Panama City Beach offers some unique experiences you can’t find at many other places and we are so happy to provide 5 highly reviewed resorts to help you plan the vacation of your dreams at one of the top emerging destinations in the world.

What Travelers Have to Say About Panama City Beach Resorts

Laketown Wharf 

“I love Laketown Wharf Resort. They have beautiful ocean views and large balconies. Also, it includes 5 pools from a kids pool to pool with a view of the ocean. There are multiple hot tubs and easy beach access. Included in the resort are several eating options, an ice cream shop, and a candy store. I highly recommend Laketown Wharf Resort.” - Zanetta S.

Shores of Panama

“Absolutely LOVED it here and had such a wonderful family vacation. Our condo was stunning and every room here has a beautiful oceanfront view from the balcony. The pools were awesome, great night entertainment, so close to the beach, it was less than a minute walk from the pool. Their Cafe is so cute and yummy.. we will definitely be coming back again.. without a doubt.” - Shelby K

Origin Beach Resort

“Our experience with the ORIGIN has been all-around excellent. Our family has felt at home and safe during these trying times.” -Deanna P.

Grand Panama Beach Resort

“The Grand Panama Beach Resort is worthy of five stars if for no other reason than the atmosphere that both the setting and the service staff have created. As you walk into the building, you immediately feel as if you’ve stepped into a piece of paradise. The buildings are extremely well cared for, and the staff (all across the board) are all professional and courteous. Even Security walks around with a smile. The views from building 1 are second to none and the pool and the soothing music will lull you to dreamland. On top of this, the resort is extremely dog friendly and offers several areas and amenities where you go can clean up after they’ve done their duty. Just a clean relaxing and hospitable place all around.” – Michael M.

Emerald Beach Resort

“We had such a wonderful stay at Emerald!!! Vanessa at the check-in desk was so friendly, and very informative in telling us where everything was. Our room view was absolutely breathtaking! The rooms were clean, and the layout was just right for our little family getaway! Oh, and the heated pools were perfect for swimming in December!!! Needless to say, we enjoyed every moment of our stay and cannot wait to book another.” -Samantha P.


What Travel Experts Have to Say About Panama City Beach


Featured in Southern Living

A favorite destination for locals and tourists, the Panama City Beach Conservation Park offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation.


Featured in Travel Pulse

"Panama City Beach features 27 miles of beachfront! It's no wonder that TripAdvisor named it the third best beach in the country. This popular Florida destination has it all: fishing, watersports, outdoor adventure opportunities and more." - Travel Pulse

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021