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The Perfection Vacation: The 30-minute Solution.
Distance from St. Augustine: 38 miles. Drive time: 30 minutes.
200 Ocean Crest Dr.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
The closest Salamander Experience for St.Johns County residents lies just minutes from the southernmost border of the county. Hammock Beach Resort, in nearby Palm Coast is kind of the “resort home away from home” for families and groups of friends looking to solve the problem of “We want to get away, but don’t want to have to travel a long time to get there.” It’s the escape that’s not too far, but far enough to feel like you’re getting away from it all.
Tucked up against an unspoiled stretch of beach that stretches for miles in each direction, Hammock Beach is an ideal weekender spot for St. Johns County Residents. What’s best about this resort is that it offers a choice of accommodations to suit every need — 2100-square feet, 2- and 3-bedroom luxury condominiums located in one of the three towers or the marina, or more intimate single and multi-room suites in Lodge. If you’re a seafarer, you can dock you boat at the fullserivce 209-slip marina and enjoy all the resorts amenities during your stay.
Add to that 7 different restaurants and cafes serving fare to fit every taste, 2 pools — one indoor, and one in a vast outdoor recreation area with a waterfall, slide, and (everyone’s favorite), winding lazy river, 2 championship golf courses — the Ocean Course designed by the Bear, Jack Nicklaus, himself, and the Conservatory Course, designed by Tom Watson — and a 10,000 squarefoot spa and wellness center offering everything from massages to cuttingedge skin treatments to mani/pedis to fitness and yoga classes, Hammock Beach really does have something for everyone.
DINING: When it comes to dining, Hammock Beach reflects the multi-faceted complexion of the resort. From casual (think bathing-suit friendly) to the warmth of a homemade Italian meal to the freshest sushi, the resort has something to meet every taste and style.
ATLANTIC GRILLE An epicurean delight with sweeping, ocean views and an elegant South Florida design to match. For seafood lovers, the “Shore-to-Table” experience, with an emphasis on freshly-caught, local seafood can’t be missed. For those looking for small-plate dining, The Tapas Room’s international menu includes dishes inspired by the flavors of Asia, Europe and the Americas. Pair these up with local beers or wines by the glass tailored to the cuisine’s local flavor. Sit indoors, or relax on the patio outdoors overlooking the Ocean Golf Course.
DELFINOS Family-style Italian with a contemporary twist.
LOGGERHEADS Following a growing trend which seems to be sticking around, Hammock Beach’s mouthwatering gastropub features small batch bourbons, local craft beers, cocktails, and billiards. For sports fans, it’s the best place on the property to watch the big game or sporting event on their giant sixteen-foot TV screen.
SUSHI BAR Small and intimate, serving the finest sushi grade fish, exciting custom rolls, and freshly prepared varieties of temaki, sashimi and chirashi.
OCEAN BAR AND CAFE The Ocean Bar offers Latin-inspired dining selections and refreshing libations, all surrounded by six acres of multi-level pools.
THE TERRACE Offering more standard and approachable, yet expertly crafted selections, including Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp and Grits, Baby Back Ribs, and roasted chicken, The Terrace, overlooking the pool is an ideal choice for those whose tastes run on the simpler, yet no less delicious, side.
LOBBY BAR Relaxing and casual and a bit more than what you would expect from your average lobby eatery, the gourmet Coffee Bar serves a variety of Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees and teas, as well as a selection of breakfast pastries and goods till noon. After that, the fun really begins when the Lobby transitions to hand-crafted, signature cocktails, a full bar, premium wines and a select sushi menu.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Choose from the Lodge’s premium suites, any one of the 2100-plus square-foot fully-appointed luxury condominiums in one of the three oceanview towers, or the 2- and 3-bedroom waterfront marina villas. Or, if you need more room than that, rent an entire vacation home to call your own for your stay.
CAN’T MISS: The 6.5 acre multilevel water complex featuring a lazy river, twisting water slide, and zero-entry sandy beach pool.
INSIDER’S TIP: After playing a round of putt-putt on the south tower lawn, take a leisurely ride down the beach on one of the resort’s bicycles available for rent.
“We are excited to welcome each guest to the newly enhanced Hammock Beach Resort and invite them to an escape that overlook the unspoiled Atlantic shoreline. Gracious hospitality is inherent to Florida’s northeast coastal lifestyle, making it our priority to ensure that every guest feels right at home from the moment they enter the resort.” — Terry Bechtold, Managing Director