Destin and Fort Walton Beaches' Luxury Resorts take pampering to a professional level. Elegant rooms with breathtaking views, fluffy towels, sunken tubs, sumptuous beds, and high thread count sheets await you. Outside the door, pools and whirlpools, massages and manicures, gourmet food, and gracious staff ready to cater to your every whim round out the luxe offerings.
Everyone deserves to be treated like royalty, especially after working so hard the rest of the year. These hotels and resorts are among the best.
Traditionally posh, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa in Destin can be just what guests want it to be: a romantic escape, a fun family trip, a healing adventure — or all of that at once.
Situated overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Henderson Beach State Park, balconies provide the awe-inspiring art of nature. Relax on the private beach, or by the adult pool in a cabana. Play with the kids at the family pool and lazy river, compete in a rousing game of bocce ball, or send them to their own on-site club for fun with new friends. Focus the mind and body with beachside yoga and meditation, a blissful trip to the Salamander Spa, or a new challenge, such as yoga on a paddleboard. Dining choices include a poolside grill, a ‘50s-themed ice cream shop and the Primrose restaurant, which features Gulf-to-Table seafood.
Inside the truly grand building, enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Harbor, and East Pass from the balconies, heated pools, jacuzzi, and spa. For a special touch, rooms can be waiting for your arrival with extras, such as chilled champagne, wine and cheese, or rose petals arranged in a heart on the bed.
Step outside to experience the secluded beach and stroll HarborWalk Village. The center of Destin, the village is teeming with things to do and see, like shopping, watersports, dolphin cruises, the Destin fishing fleet, a pirate ship, glass-bottom boating, live music, fireworks, and some of the city’s most popular restaurants, including Margaritaville and Harry T’s Lighthouse.
Couples or groups seeking a luxury setting should look no further than the adults-only Henderson Park Inn in Destin. The New England-style accommodations are reminiscent of a classic East Coast beach house, and combine resort amenities with a 25-and-up age limit (exceptions are made for married couples).
The stately property spans two buildings, each with room options directly facing the beach and balconies for taking in the sunset or sunrise. Bed sizes start at a queen and go up from there with plush furnishings throughout every room. When it’s time for a bit of recreation, grab one of the complimentary bicycles and cruise down the Crystal Beach neighborhood or make your way to their private beach access on Henderson Beach State Park, located directly outside of this Destin hotel!
A daily breakfast buffet, boxed lunch, and happy hour are all included with your stay. For dinner, make a reservation at Henderson Park Inn’s very own fine dining restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe. A popular spot for proposals and romantic dinners, the restaurant is known for top-notch service and first-class entrees with a one of a kind view of the Gulf of Mexico.