COVID-19 Updates

Friends and neighbors,

Please know that we are eager to welcome you back to the beautiful haven that Alys Beach is to so many, and to extend the good Southern hospitality that is an integral part of our being, while acknowledging that life in general may just not look quite as carefree. While we’ve been apart, we’ve been implementing changes and protocols to reopen Alys Beach services, amenities and  in strict adherence to the CDC’s safety guidelines, and the phased reopening plan being put forth by Florida Governor DeSantis. We have carefully combed through our practices in an effort to support the safety, health and well-being of our associates, owners, guests and the community at large.

Operations Updates:

  • Extended sanitation procedures throughout Alys Beach public, common and service spaces
  • Expanded housekeeping protocols
  • Sanitizing stations in public spaces
  • Physical distancing procedures in all common spaces
  • Restriction of gatherings to 10 people or less
  • Restricted seating configurations at Caliza Pool, Caliza Restaurant and NEAT
  • Modified operations at ZUMA Wellness Center
  • Face coverings worn by all Alys Beach associates, gloves where mandated
  • Adherence to CDC safety guidelines for Alys Beach associates including daily health/temperature monitoring, sanitizing and hand-washing protocols


Amenities and Services Updates:

  • Alys Beach Real Estate Sales Office is open for walk-in guests and by appointment (recommended). Operations will continue with visible cautionary measures, including modifications to our greeting and showing processes in adherence to social safety protocols.
  • Alys Beach Vacation Rentals has resumed accepting reservations beginning Saturday, May 23. Check here for more information:
  • Alys Shoppe is open Monday - Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm, at a capacity limited to 10 guests in-store, and with extensive cleaning and social safety protocols. Once at capacity, patrons of the Shoppe will be required to wait outside in adherence to social distancing standards. Alys Shoppe guests are also required to wear face coverings while in the Shoppe.
  • The Bike Shop is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm with bike rentals and water sports equipment rentals for Alys Beach owners and vacation rental guests. Services will adhere to expanded cleaning and safety protocols. The retail shop remains closed at this time.
  • Beach Services have resumed operation with greatly expanded cleaning and social safety protocols.
  • Charlie’s Donuts is open daily from 6:30 am until sold out of donuts. Extra cleaning and safety protocols are in place and customers are asked to observe social distancing standards.
  • George’s is open daily for lunch from 11 am – 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm – 9 pm. Spell Restaurant Group has implemented Ecolab training for best cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing procedures and also offers the Heartland App for scanning and paying checks and for online ordering. Online ordering and takeout continue to be offered.
  • Piper's Kitchen is open Wednesday - Sunday from 8 am - 10 am for breakfast and 10 am - 4 pm for lunch, with window service available to the public, and beach delivery services available to owners and vacation rental guests.
  • Caliza Pool is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm for owners and vacation rental guests, with greatly expanded cleaning and social safety protocols.
  • Caliza Restaurant has resumed food and beverage services with an abbreviated menu for owners and vacation rental guests in the restaurant and poolside from 11 am – 4:15 pm
  • Caliza Restaurant is open for public dinner service Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 pm – 9 pm. Reservations on OpenTable are strongly encouraged as capacity will be strictly limited. Tables will be limited to 4; parties of more than 4 will be seated separately. Private Caliza dining for a party larger than 4 but not exceeding the limitation on gatherings over 10 may be accommodated upon request in the Red Loggia. Caliza Bar will remain closed for seating and walk-up service and the menu will be abbreviated.
  • MAST is open Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm, or by appointment (850.909.0406). Sanitizing and safety protocols are in place and capacity in the store is limited to three guests. Alys Beach Homeowners are offered a discount on certain floor items. Please follow MAST on Instagram for updates @MastAlys.
  • NEAT Tasting Room is open for outdoor table service and with limited indoor capacity Tuesday - Saturday, 2 pm - 10 pm, with full dining menu available 5 pm - 9 pm; NEAT Bottle Shop is open for retail Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 10 pm at a limited capacity.
  • Raw and Juicy is open Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm & 4 pm – 8 pm; Sunday 8 am – 2 pm. Courtyard Concerts take place Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 10 am – 1 pm. Outdoor tables are available for seating. Orders can be placed online or by phone (850.909.0230) for courtyard pick-up. Safety and sanitation precautions are in place. Staff will wear face coverings and gloves, and observe social distancing. Please visit us online or follow us on Instagram for updates.
  • Reli Title, 30 A is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm, and are glad to arrange to come to their customers or close remotely (850.231.0991). Reli continues to implement sanitary/personal protection measures for the safety of staff and clients.
  • ZUMA Wellness Center is open for owners, vacation rental guests and members only, with greatly expanded cleaning and social safety protocols. ZUMA has resumed normal hours of operation with the exception of a noon - 1 PM closure to allow for full sanitation of facilities. ZUMA Treatments have resumed massage and facial treatment offerings by appointment. Appropriate safety and sanitation protocols will be followed, and safety gear will be utilized. Please contact ZUMA at 850.213.5678 or to schedule a treatment appointment and for more information on class schedules.
  • Events and programming remain suspended: Sinfonia Goes Pops and the Fourth of July Concerts & Fireworks Shows, the Alys Beach 5K & One-Mile Fun Run, and the rescheduled Digital Graffiti Festival (now postponed to May 14-15, 2021) have been canceled or postponed. Please visit our social networks (FB: @alysbeachfl@DigitalGraffitiFestival; IG: @alysbeachfl@dgalysbeach) for ongoing virtual events and experiences.
  • Amphitheatre Splash Pad remains closed until further notice.
  • A 10:00 p.m. curfew for non-resident minors continues to be enforced in an effort to prevent congregating throughout the property.


We are also compelled to ask our community as a whole to please honor safety guidelines while on property and as you travel about our South Walton towns. When enjoying our public spaces and while staying with us in one of our vacation rental homes, please follow social distancing protocols and CDC safety guidelines for hand washing and responsible monitoring of your personal health condition. Please understand that operations for many amenities and services have been adjusted and that restaurants and services within the larger community continue to operate on a restricted basis. You many also wish to bring supplies with you from your point of origin, as supplies in the area are still quite limited. Know that Alys Beach staff will wear face coverings and, depending on contact protocols, gloves while on property, and know that we do so in the hopes that you will feel more comfortable rather than less so, and in the hopes that this effort will continue to encourage the well-being of all. Visit South Walton is an excellent resource for availability, safety protocols and guidelines for visitors to the area.

It is our intent to stay focused on achieving our reopening goals in the safest and most effective manner possible, however, it is important to remember that things may change at any time. Our teams here at Alys Beach will continue to put every effort towards recreating a safe and hospitable environment where our owners, guests and associates can find a warm and sound refuge. We will move forward responsibly and cautiously to return to a place where we can fully enjoy all of the beauty of life in Alys Beach, and with the mindset that we will continue to move through this strange time together, with grace. We are thankful for the support of our Alys Beach friends and family.

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