by Whitney Rife
Set right on a private white-sand beach in Panama City Beach, Calypso Resort features large suites with multiple bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Rooms are modern and present chic designs. Many contain bunk beds for children. Families can take advantage of the unlimited complimentary DVD rentals and high-speed Internet access. Private balconies view the ocean and large swimming pools dot the premises. Guests receive seasonal beach accessories, such as umbrellas and two chairs. Area vendors rent water sports equipment and scuba diving expeditions. Nearby, Pier Park has many shops, restaurants and family-friendly activities. Off the resort, families can play miniature golf, visit water and theme parks or tour the aquarium.
Our Editor Loves
- Private beach access
- Unlimited free DVD rentals
We usually stay at Aqua but waited to book and couldn’t find anything without carpet on a lower floor. I began looking at calypso but couldn’t find a master with balcony access. The afternoon I decided to give up & go somewhere else all together, 601 west tower appeared in my search and I was sold. It’s a 2/2 corner unit with wrap around balcony. Perfectly located across from pier park, we walked everywhere we needed & wanted to go. Our room came with chairs but we brought a canopy, which all have to be set up on the far west side of the beach. We found taking our stuff out through the front of the building and around was easier in the heat and sand. Therefore, I only saw the pools and tiki bar from My balcony, but both looked nice.
We will definitely stay here again and in this exact unit. The west tower seems to be the better of the 2 but the entire complex is well maintained.
The parking situation was a little rough. They require you scan in and scan out so other people can’t use your pass and you can’t buy guest passes. Some people tried getting in before their bar code was activated and held up a huge line of cars.
The carts- while there are many, people take 2-3 at a time and it’s not monitored 24/7. We always do Walmart grocery delivery so only needed one cart. I highly recommend that by the way. People were leaving them in the elevator breezeways but laziness is everywhere.
Calypso is great, Aqua is too. Worth the $ unlike places on the east end of PCB.
I have stayed here many times and never have had the experience that I just received had to switch rooms cause it was so nasty beware of pictures might not be as current as should be then next room was almost as bad as the first!! Very out dated, beds felt like boards, scuff marks every where, no water pressure, air never got cold I would highly recommend renting from an owner not through calypso rental company!!!