- Outdoor Fun
When you visit the Destin - Fort Walton Beach, there’s a good chance you’ll never want to leave the sugar-white beaches and emerald green waters. The good news is that you’ll never really have to. Whether you’re seeking hotels or condos, budget or luxury, you’ll find countless places to stay on Okaloosa Island that will keep you close to the water with plenty of outdoor fun and attractions to keep you engaged and active.
Each of the one-, two-, and three-bedroom units at Waterscape Resort has a full-size kitchen with private balcony overlooking a stunning 10,000 square foot split-level courtyard. The pools, hot tubs, lazy river, and splash pad provide a fun break from the sand and surf without ever leaving the beach. Waterscape also offers a Kids Club program to keep children entertained.
The Hilton Garden Inn overlooks the gorgeous Gulf and features a beautiful courtyard complete with lazy river, hot tub, and pool as well as a beachfront tiki bar where you can relax and unwind. Book a family-friendly suite complete with bunk beds for the kids, and enjoy an indoor pool and outdoor fire pits when your trip brings you to the area during cooler weather.
Right next door to The Hilton Garden Inn is its sister property, the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Super close to The Boardwalk and The Gulfarium, at the Holiday Inn you stay right on the beach with easy access to fabulous attractions.
The beautiful Island Resort is steps from the beach and offers plenty to do when you’re not on the beach. Located near The Boardwalk, guests can venture out to explore and enjoy Wednesday night fireworks (during the summer) or stay onsite for one of the onsite dining options and the grotto pool with a swim-up bar followed by a dive-in movie night.
Should you choose a condo for your stay in Destin - Fort Walton Beach, top rental agencies like ResortQuest by Wyndham and Southern Vacation Rentals are the first place to go for a vacation planners to see the largest array of condo rental options.
For guests looking to get the most out of their stay, Pelican Isle features a Gulf-front pool, hot tub, and complimentary beach service, as well as unlimited movies, a dolphin cruise, snorkeling, and daily golf for its short-term guests. The property offers one- and two-bedroom condos, whirlpool units, and bunk beds for guests of any age.
Just down the road, Island Echos offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos with Gulf-side pool, beach access, tennis courts, and kayak rentals. Island Echos units have ample space to create home-cooked meals and then enjoy a movie night or game night, complete with complimentary board games.
The Mediterranean-inspired Azure offers three- and four-bedroom units, each with its own kitchen and spacious balcony. Situated on the Gulf, the Azure provides free umbrella and chair service for your visit to the beach and is close the all the great things to do on Okaloosa Island.
Seaspray Condominiums has townhouse-style units with a fully-equipped kitchen on the first floor with bedrooms and bathrooms on the second. The property has a pool overlooking the Gulf and offers horseshoes, shuffleboard, croquet, and volleyball off the beach as well as free daily chair service on the beach.
The Hampton Inn & Suites on Okaloosa Island features a modern decor, complimentary hot breakfast, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll be minutes away from shopping, dining, and of course the crystal beaches of Destin - Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Whether you’re a purist who loves the beach or an adventurer who prefers to explore your surroundings, you’ll find plenty of places to stay on Okaloosa Island and plenty of things to do for vacation exploration!