Tops'l Resort is Tops in South Walton

Tops'l ResortA recent site inspection to South Walton, Florida, was memorable for the experience of seeing the many meeting destinations in this white-beach area (located between Panama City and Destin). In addition to the distinct 15 beach neighborhoods spread across 26 miles of shore, there are plenty of options for hosting a conference or event.

For example, look at Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, a 52-acre property right on the sugary white sand of the Gulf of Mexico. Like many properties in this area, Tops’l doesn’t own the guest accommodations; rather, they manage the individually owned condos, which serves both peak tourism seasons in the summer as well as group bookings year-round. Tops'l also cleverly use its three towers of guest accommodations as potential meeting space, with some of the living area as function space. 

It also manages the resort, which includes a fitness center, a top-ranked tennis complex, swimming pools and, of course, the beach. Although no one knew for sure where the name comes from, it's a likely guess it's the Topsail Hill State Preserve, right next door.

Recently added to the Wyndham Hotel group, this property is best for small to mid-sized meetings. It has function space that can accommodate up to 300. And, as with much of the area, there’s always space for an outdoor event.

As with other venues in the area, Tops’l has many repeat groups that like the condo/hotel way of booking space. Many attendees bring their families and make a vacation out of the trip once the meeting is over. Then it’s time to go out and play.

And I can’t say I blame them.

Learn more about South Walton meeting planning, in the Cvent Destination Guide.

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