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No matter what kind of retreat trip you're dreaming about, we've got you covered. Panama City Beach, named one of the top 3 beaches in the United States by TripAdvisor, has 27 miles of beautiful beach, perfect for your retreat group, to choose from and you'll find a different experience at each stop along the way. Explore as much of PCB as you can including our delicious food and stay updated on how Panama City Beach is keeping our visitors safe. If you love long walks along the beach, you won't find a better beach for it!


Arrive in Panama City Beach!


Check - In at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat

Laguna Beach Christian Retreat is located in Panama City Beach, Florida, serving Christian groups and families from all over the United States. Their campus is on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of the beach. It’s a quiet, uncrowded area of which helps to provide a conducive spiritual atmosphere for ministry, perfect for your retreat. 

Relax the rest of the day away on the Beach!


Coconut Creek Family Fun Park & Gran Maze

Welcome to Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, a great place for retreat groups. Their tropical island theme is complete with cascading waterfalls and a lake with native fish. The park’s beautiful landscaping provides the perfect setting to enjoy their two, 18-hole Mini–Golf courses and the Gran Maze. The Gran Maze, a giant labyrinth about the size of a football field, is the first of its kind in America. Sometimes called the Human Maze, the Gran Maze, offers unique and fun challenges.

Soak up the sun with your retreat group on the beautiful sugar white sand for the rest of the afternoon


Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Shipwreck Island Waterpark has three million gallons of water that you can slide down, splash under, swim in, float down, raft through, or just relax in! Come enjoy their tropical setting! 

TripAdvisor guest reviews gives this park the title of #18 in the list of Top 25 Water Parks in America!  

Shipwreck Island is the perfect place for retreat groups on Panama City Beach to spend quality time together. Enjoy great food, refreshing beverages, and a full day of family fun at one of Florida's best themed waterparks...Shipwreck Island Water Park. 

Local Shopping

As if you needed another reason to visit Panama City Beach Florida on your retreat, not only are the sugar white beaches to die for, and tons of fun activities, but now you can shop for the cutest shabby chic decor and coastal furnishings. Visit a variety of local shops such as: 

  • Coastal Cottage Emporium - This one’s for the vintage enthusiasts. If you’re looking to bring that beachside bungalow vibe to your home, the Coastal Cottage Emporium stocks its space with distressed, repurposed fittings, pastel pops of color and nautical antiques.

  • Artist Space at Mr. Surf's - You may be wondering what one of PCB’s premier surf, kayak, and paddle board renters and retailers are doing on this list, but inside Mr. Surf’s gift shop lies dozens of purchasable paintings, ceramics and accessories from local artists. 

  • Pieces on the Beach - With its conglomeration of enchanting shells, alabaster driftwood and antique goods from 22 talented vendors, Pieces on the Beach is the epitome of coastal-chic. As you wander through the stylish labyrinth of this 5,500-square foot shop, you’ll eventually come across the onsite paint studio.

  • Salty Mermaid Marketplace - A lifestyle and clothing store that exudes the beach life, Salty Mermaid offers an abundance of home décor and unique clothing options. Alongside beach apparel and shirts that celebrates the mermaid lifestyle, Salty Mermaid has a bevy of baubles available, including necklaces, earrings, pendants and more that will inject saltwater into your veins. From local artwork to hammocks, you’ll definitely leave with something to hang on to. 


Enjoy the morning to relax on the Beach

Wild Thang Airboat Tour

This is their most popular day-time trip. You have more time to get to their bigger creeks which are further away. One of these creeks is home to some baby alligators who love to bask in the sun during the day with their mother, who isn’t too far away keeping a close eye out. If you do not make it to one of their creeks, they skim & slide across just inches of water through the marshes out in the bay. While speeding through the labyrinth of needle rush grasses, they often stumble upon old sunken boats. 

They have the most experienced U.S.C.G. Master Captains in the area, are fully insured, and the only airboat company located on the water with their own docks! You can relax under the Tiki hut while you wait or visit their gift shop for T-shirts, jewelry, and souvenirs. They pride themselves in making sure your retreat group has the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Rock' It Lanes

If you're looking for the best entertainment on Panama City Beach, you've just found it. Where else can you find bowling, pool, an arcade, roller skating rink, a sports bar grille and all under one roof? Amenities include:

24 Bowling Lanes

10 Pool Tables

5000 Square Feet Arcade

8000 Square Feet Roller Skating Rink

Sports Bar with new HDTV Big Screen TVs

Grille: features everything from homemade hamburgers to Chef's Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast at family prices

Non-smoking environment

Spotless Mom-friendly Restroom Facilities


Check - Out of the Resort

As you depart for home, enjoy reminiscing with friends about the shared experiences from the past week and begin to plan for your next adventure.


INCLUDED within your stay at the Laguna Beach Christian Retreat

  • 12 Acres of Private Grounds

  • 16 Swimming Pools

  • 4 Heated Pools

  • Full Size Basketball Courts

  • Volleyball Courts On Grounds & Beach

  • 16 Fully - Equipped Commercial Kitchens

  • Home - Style Catering Available

  • 20 Meeting Rooms

  • Air - Conditioning

  • 700 Seat Chapel On Grounds

  • On - Site Gift Shops, Cafes & Coffee Shop

ALSO INCLUDED at the Laguna Beach Christian Retreat if you are part of a group

  • Housing options include dorms for boys and girls, motel-style rooms, or individual beach houses or cottages

  • Private meeting room

  • Food options include: delicious catered meal plan or private commercial kitchen for preparing your own meals

  • Full access to God’s most beautiful beaches

  • On-site recreations include 16 swimming pools, basketball courts, volleyball courts, & Gaga ball

  • On-site Gift Shop, Snack Grill, & Coffee and Ice Cream Shops

Optional Services that can be Included Per Request

  • Transportation (Airfare and or Ground Transportation)

  • Additional Days and Nights 

  • Night Security (Evening Hall Monitor) in the Hotel

  • Extra Meals that are currently not listed as Included

  • Travel Insurance (Cancellation, Medical, Trip Interruption and or Cancel for Any Reason Coverage)

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