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Pros

  • Huge outdoor pool with Jacuzzis and lounge space
  • All condo property with flat-screen TVs and full kitchens
  • Condos have individual temperature control
  • Bunk beds allow 4 to sleep in even the smallest unit
  • Convenient extras include a washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Decor is modern and minimalistic

Cons

  • Hefty cleaning fee
  • Area not pedestrian-friendly
  • Long walk to the beach
  • Some reports of stinginess with towels and other supplies
  • Entire property lacks character and charm
  • Old comforters (not modern duvets)

Bottom Line

Cabana Cay is a bare basics condo-style resort in Panama City. The pool and outdoor spaces are large and attractive, but the view of the Gulf is interrupted by unsightly industrial space and another resort property. Cabana Cay lacks features like a lifeguard and a restaurant or pool bar. The condo scheme means that service is on the scarce side, but units do have full kitchens and washers and dryers. This basic but adequate resort is best for families or couples looking for value over service and a decent jumping-off point for the attractions of the area.

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Location

Within view of the Gulf Coast and 25 mintues from downtown Panama City

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Cabana Cay sits on Front Beach Road, the main boulevard running along the Gulf Coast in this part of the Florida panhandle. Though a car is needed for sure in this part of the state, celebrated golf courses, kids attractions and some of the area's best beaches are all within a half-hour's drive. Cabana Cay is within walking distance of Panama City's white sand beaches, though it is not a short walk.

Panama City is a Florida family beach town with all that implies. The area is full of put-put golf, amusement parks, shopping, and the beautiful St. Andrews State Park. The park has the virtues of white sand beaches, nature trails and plenty of opportunities for water sports. Panama City also has a downtown area with more vintage charm than most similar beach towns. Downtown, one can find seasonal events and art shows as well as live music and shopping.

  • 20-minute drive to NW Florida Beaches International Airport
  • 3-minute drive to Gulf World amusement park
  • 3-minute drive to the Museum of Man and the Sea
  • 8-minute drive to Shipwreck Island Water park
  • 8-minute drive to Holiday Golf Club -- a scenic, semi-private 18-hole course
  • 10-minute drive to Carillon Beach
  • 19-minute drive to fresh produce and ferry rides at St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market
  • 25-minute drive to downtown Panama City
  • 25-minute drive to the Nicklaus course at Bay Point Resort -- one of the most challenging courses in the United States
  • 27-minute drive to boating fishing and perfect picnic spots at St. Andrews State Park

Rooms and Rates

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Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Jacuzzi
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Pool
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Balcony
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Address
17168 W Front Beach Road
Phone (877) 808-4323
Room Types
  • One Bedroom Condo w/ Bunk Area
  • Two Bedroom Condo
  • Two Bedroom Condo w/ Bunk Area

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