5 Ways to Reset and Recharge in Panama City Beach

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Any vacation can help you disconnect and unwind from your everyday life, especially when traveling to a destination like Panama City Beach. While there are plenty of things to do, attractions, and entertainment in Panama City Beach, opportunities to relax are everywhere. You can kick-back on the beach with a good book, treat yourself to a spa day, immerse yourself in nature, and more.

Unwind at the Beach

Sometimes all you need to do is nothing, and the beach is a great place to do it. Crooked Island Beach is one of Panama City Beach’s most secluded and relaxing spots. All you’ll hear is the sound of the crashing waves and seagulls above, but be aware that this secluded spot doesn’t have a lifeguard on duty. Don’t want to trek outside of your area? Set yourself up on one of the beach chairs right in front of the Aqua building.


Yoga might be one of the most noted activities for physical, mental, and emotional health, and for good reason. The ancient Indian practice is as popular as ever and is most commonly referenced for its health benefits due to the focus on “breath-to-movement.” The idea is that the mind is able to rest if you’re concentrating on moving in unison with your breath.

Panama City Beach is home to many yoga studios that offer a variety of yoga styles including vinyasa, restorative, yin, power, Hatha, kids, and aerial. Zen Life International Yoga, 23rd St. Yoga, and Yoga Elements are a few of the most popular spots to take a class.

Water Activities

There’s something about being out on the water that is relaxing. Paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing are low-impact and relaxing ways to be out on the water. Water activities in Panama City Beach allow you to get away from the crowds and breathe in the warm air. St. Andrews State Park, Carl Gray Park, Lake Huntington, Lake Powell, and Ecofina Creek are a few of the best spots to launch a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.

Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals in Panama City Beach

Make sure to check out the ARONOV Free Activity Pass that comes with your vacation rental for other great activites free of charge!


Have you ever heard of forest bathing? Simply, it means getting out into nature and surrounding yourself with trees. Nature is healing and Panama City Beach offers access to not only white sand beaches, but also protected forests.

St. Andrews State Park and Camp Helen State Park offer easy trails to explore that are accessible to all levels. There are several other smaller parks as well, including Gayle’s Trails, Conservation Park, and Oaks by the Bay Park.

Spa Day

There’s truly no better way to recharge than spending a day at the spa. Pamper yourself with a massage, pedicure, facial, and even float therapy. Panama City Beach has a wide variety of day spas, including Float Fix, Serenity Spa, and Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

Plan Your Panama City Beach Vacation

Whether you want to unwind in the sun or experience a tranquil day indoors, Panama City Beach is the perfect place to reset and rejuvenate your health and wellbeing. When you’re planning your trip, book a rental at Aqua and embrace island living.

Published on Friday, December 9, 2022