Face Mask Ordinance
The Panama City Beach Mayor and City Council approved emergency ordinance 1536-E Thursday, requiring customers and employees in businesses to wear a face mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, applies to indoor businesses including retail, restaurants, bars, indoor amusements, hotel/motel public indoor areas, etc. This only applies to the City limits of Panama City Beach and masks are not required on the beach or other outdoor areas. Punishments for individuals not wearing a mask within a business include a written warning on the first offense, a $50 citation on the second and a $100 citation on the third. The emergency ordinance will remain in effect until Aug, 13, when officials will revisit the topic during the next city council meeting.
Published: July 24, 2020
New cleaning protocols & check-in time
Our housekeeping teams are working harder than ever with new procedures for COVID, and they’ve asked us all for a little help. Providing the extra time necessary for these new protocols requires that we push check-in time to 6 PM. We want to take care of your health and safety, but we also know you are eager to get here, so please feel welcome to arrive on-property any time after four and enjoy the amenities on-property as you await check-in.
Published: June 25, 2020
Great news—vacation rentals are back!
Florida’s ban on vacation rentals has been lifted, and we are excited to welcome guests back to the beach with our normal policies, procedures and hospitality! In addition to that warm welcome, we’ll also be following best practices and protocols for a safe, healthy environment. We’ll see you at the beach!
Published: May 19, 2020
Governor extends rental suspension through phase 1 of Florida’s re-opening
On April 29th, the Governor of Florida announced the continued ban on short-term vacation rentals (Executive Order 20-112) through phase one of Florida’s re-opening. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no set date for lifting this ban. We do not know how long the ban will last, but we do know that as long as the ban is in place, we cannot check you into your condo reservation.
There’s always a chance the ban could be lifted before your arrival date, but as with everything else right now, there is still a great deal of uncertainty. We’re happy to work with you on moving your travel dates; or if you prefer, we will cancel your reservation without penalty. Our staff and the whole community will look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful beaches as soon as possible.
Published: May 4, 2020
Hours of operation update
During COVID-related restrictions, our front desk location and hours are temporarily changed: please check in at 9600 S. Thomas Drive (hotel lobby next door to Boardwalk Beach Condominiums) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Published: May 4, 2020
Panama City Beaches reopened on Friday, May 1.
While non-essential travel restrictions remain in place, we encourage all visitors to heed these guidelines and to shelter at home. Panama City Beach will still be here when the restrictions are lifted. Get the latest updates from the City of Panama City Beach and from Visit Panama City Beach.
Everyone at Royal American Beach Getaways is committed providing you the best-possible service, from answering your questions and managing your reservation to welcoming you back to the beach soon.
Published: May 1, 2020