The hotel sits right across the street from Henderson Beach State Park, which has more than 6,000 feet of shoreline with white-sand beaches, picnicking and grilling areas, and a nature trail through coastal dune ecosystems.
There are several golf clubs nearby, including Indian Bayou Golf Club, a 27-hole championship course with lots of water hazards.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a free breakfast buffet that includes yogurt, cereal, and fresh fruit as well as eggs, make-your-own waffles, and other hot selections.
The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools, plus an onsite fitness center with treadmills and stationary bikes.
Florida’s Emerald Coast: Deep-Sea Fishing and Soft White Sands on the Panhandle
Along the northwest Florida panhandle, the shimmering waters of the Emerald Coast wash onto white, powdery shores made from millions of quartz crystals. Destin sits in the heart of this picture-perfect outdoor playground, making it a convenient base camp for exploring the scenic area, sunbathing, and swimming. Take a glass-bottom boat tour to get an up-close glimpse of what’s below the sea and, occasionally, of dolphins at play.
Deep-sea fishing charters are popular, too—even novice anglers might snag mahi-mahis or blue marlins. The Destin History & Fishing Museum provides a chance to learn more about the area via vintage photos, exhibits on marine ecosystems, and antique tackle.