Some years ago I vacationed at a large Marriott hotel near Panama City Beach.The resort had a very small beach but provided a shuttle boat to a nearby island where there was a huge beach.The hotel was near Panama Beach but sufficiently distance from its honky tonk atmosphere.Now Panama City Beach is home to the dreaded spring break.The resort was a good distance away from it and there was an entrance to the property which kept things private.Now all I can find are two vacation settups.Is it the same?
It looks like there was a Marriott Bay Point Resort along with the two Vacation Club properties. It may have de-branded and is now a Wyndham. Here's an article.
As a member of Marriott Vacation Club "points program", we could recommend the Marriott 's Legends Edge, Panama City. You might even want to contact them about a few nights there and visit the villas for possible interest in joining as we did. http://www.my-vacationclub.com - or call