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The Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, will host the United Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles in 2012. Adjacent to the coastline, this famous resort provides impressive and comfortable lodging for everyone. Most rooms offer a pleasing view of emerald green waters caressing sugar-sand beaches. This captivating scenario offers a soothing retreat for soaking in the sun, reading a good book, building sandcastles, playing volleyball or throwing Frisbees. Have your cameras available at sundown, because the sunsets are spectacular and memorable!
Edgewater’s 110-acre gated community combines an array of activities and amenities to provide a memorable Feast. This unique property has 11 swimming pools, 12 tennis courts, 11 shuffleboard courts, four hot tubs, a tanning salon, gift shop, game arcade and full-service restaurant. Complimentary tram service is available throughout the resort area, which can transport feastgoers from the oceanfront towers to the festival meeting facility via an overarching bridge. Alternatively, you have the option to take a short, pleasurable walk to services. All amenities are within walking distance, but again, for those who want or need it, a shuttle can carry you around the entire property.
Edgewater’s three high-rise towers offer comfortable condominiums with spectacular views of the world-famous Emerald Coastline, stretching east and west, as far as the eye can see. An inviting wide and spacious strip of sugar-like sand separates the emerald ocean from Edgewater’s Lagoon Pool. Unique landscaped islands and flowing waterfalls wend their way through the 11,500-square-foot Polynesian-style, free-form pool connected and enhanced by 45,000 square feet of deck space. Several captivating whirlpools and reflecting ponds adorn this resplendent tropical area.
The multiplexed Edgewater resort also extends north over Front Beach Road, connecting both major complexes by a 10-foot wide pedestrian walkway. The resort’s north side includes the auditorium facility, which is surrounded by golf villas. The nine-hole executive golf course has nine lakes and several island greens encircling the villas, including a clubhouse and pro shop. Additionally there are 11 plexicushion tennis courts (six are equipped with lighting) and shuffleboard courts. The Edgewater’s health club offers a 1,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with cardiovascular exercise equipment, an aerobics salon and a massage therapy room.
Housing: Nearly 70 percent of the Edgewater condominiums are on the oceanfront; they include studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Edgewater also has comfortable villas located just north of Front Beach Road that are close to the auditorium where we hold services. Long Beach Resort, one mile away, and the luxurious Majestic Beach Towers, one-half mile away, are also managed by Edgewater. Additional housing accommodations are available nearby; some are oceanfront, some offer efficiencies, and others have full kitchens. Please see housing listings and prices that follow.
The long-term success of this site depends on members using the housing listed in the Festival Planning Brochure. The low price for the meeting facility saves the church thousands of dollars each year, and Edgewater Resort trusts the cooperation of our members to use the housing listed in our brochure.
For more information, check out the resort’s website at www.edgewaterbeachresort.com.