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.
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
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.
INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS
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)