DESTIN, FL, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today announced recognition from leading national meeting resource, ConventionSouth. ConventionSouth, the respected national meeting resource for planning events held in the South, presented Sandestin with the 2013 Editor's Hot Pick for South's Top All-Around Value Resort. "All-around value resorts have that right mix of on-site recreation and business-focused environments, and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort provides that perfect balance," said Marlane Bundock, associate publisher and editor for ConventionSouth. "Conveniently located on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sandestin has it all. Spanning 2,400 acres with beachfront and bayfront access, the property has an impressive amount of recreational activities such as four golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a marina, shopping, dining and nightlife. And, for meetings, nearly any sized group can be accommodated with its 65,000 square feet of flexible and state-of-the-art meeting space. ConventionSouth is honored to have Sandestin on this year's list of the South's top all-around value resorts for groups." In related news, Sandestin released new quarterly group package offerings for 2013, showcasing Meetings Made Easy with attractive rates and value added items for planners and their attendees. To learn more about Sandestin meetings or to request a proposal, visit www.sandestin.com/meetings or call 850.267.8159. About Sandestin Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort ( www.sandestin.com) was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 condominiums, villas, town homes and some of the best in Destin vacation rentals and hotel accommodations. A member of Visit South Walton, the resort features: seven-plus miles of beaches and bay front; four championship golf courses; 15 tournament-caliber tennis courts; 19 swimming pools; a 113-slip marina; fitness center and spa and the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf. Sandestin offers a variety of attractive meeting spaces. For large events, the resort features the 32,000-square-foot Baytowne Conference Center, the largest ballroom on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast and the most sophisticated meeting facility in the region. In addition to its 13,500-square-foot ballroom, the Baytowne Conference Center offers boardrooms, break-out rooms and functional meeting space on the Grand Lawn. Sandestin also features 24 break-out rooms for meetings of virtually all sizes, a 12,600-square-foot exhibit hall, two bayside conference rooms and four boardrooms, all supported by Sandestin's on-site team of award-winning professional sales, conference services and culinary staff experts. Meeting planners and attendees also have access to two fully-equipped business centers.