- Outdoor Fun
Staying at a hotel helps you shed responsibilities and focus on fun during your vacation.
Hotel rooms are tidied. Fresh towels and sheets magically appear. Buffets and hotel restaurants make choosing where and what to eat so much simpler.
Let these hotels take care of the details while you’re out exploring Destin & Fort Walton Beach.
There’s no need to drive a car while staying at The Island Beachside Resort on Okaloosa Island. Instead, rent a jet ski or boat to steer along the waves from its sister property, Island Time just across the street, and have day after day of fun.
Add the stunning sand and waves of the Gulf, grotto pool with swim-up bar, hot tub, pillow-top beds, gumbo and po’ boys, and you won’t ever want to leave these islands.
With the surf right outside its door, the Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach is a scenic place to stay and play on Okaloosa Island. Spend the day walking the shore, taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool, or working on that beach body in the fitness center.
The 178-room Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island not only sits directly on the beach—it brings the beachy vibe inside with its bright, Gulf Coast-inspired décor. Even the pool, lazy river, and tiki bar are beachfront.
For the kids, bunk beds and Xbox games are available, plus the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is within walking distance.
The 152-room Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island has you covered when you’re not on the beach just outside its doors. Send the kids off to the video game arcade or pirate/mermaid show. Meanwhile, you can revel in the Gulf-front pool with a waterfall and lazy river. For even more things to do, take a stroll to the nearby Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.
When you arrive at the beachfront Henderson Park Inn, a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh grapes, and flowers are all waiting in the room to greet you at this adults-only hotel.
Walk hand-in-hand along the quiet Destin shore that blends seamlessly into Henderson Beach State Park, or cruise along on a scenic bike ride. To take the romance up a notch, make reservations at the inn’s Beach Walk Café, the only fine dining establishment on the beach in Destin.
Overlooking the Gulf and a nature preserve, The Henderson in Destin is a place to recharge. Relax on the private beach or by the adult pool in a cabana. Keep the kids happy with a visit to the family pool and lazy river. And, for added bliss, visit the spa or try yoga on a paddleboard.