Leave It All Behind


There’s no better place to find relaxation than on a beautiful beach!

There are no beaches more beautiful than right here in Destin, Florida!

[photo 1266067] BedroomBuilt right in the heart of it all, The Palms of Destin offers luxurious, yet affordable, resort living, just steps from the sugar white sand and crystal clear, azure waves our area is known for.

Our suites, overlooking the charming fishing village of Destin, the gulf of Mexico and Henderson State park nearby, have been created with a tropical retreat in mind.  Fine furnishings, large, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, and oversized, modern bathrooms await you and your family’s leisure.

The Palms of Destin Resort.Spend some time lounging next to our huge salt water pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant magnolia and jasmine blooms, or enjoy our beach services for the perfect day soaking in the sun and sea.

Other nearby activities include award winning restaurants, fabulous shopping at our Silver Sands Outlets, sport fishing, golf, parasailing, surfing, jet skiing and even an extreme waterpark, Big Kahunas. Our concierge services will gladly make arrangements, recommendations, and reservations at the request of our guests.

We strive to make your trip an unforgettable one.

So call today to learn more about all that The Palms of Destin has to offer! We have it all except for you! 1-877-44-RESORT.


When you think about the Emerald Coast the first thing that comes to mind is sugar white sand and glimmering emerald waters.

Destin has some of the clearest waters you could ever hope to see in the Gulf of Mexico.

A lot of questions are asked on how our little piece of paradise is so beautiful. Some say that got its name and the beautiful gem colored tone of the water because the narrowest continental shelf in the Gulf is off of our coast.

The DeSoto Canyon extends underwater in from the deep offshore waters toward our little slice of heaven. The part of this undersea canyon closest to the shore is “The Nipple,” an area renown as a fisherman’s paradise.

The canyon funnels clear waters toward Destin while the northern Gulf of Mexico moves in a counterclockwise direction sending the murky Mississippi River waters westward and far from our pristine beaches.

So now that you know about how our waters came to be so dazzling, your next thought might be “how did the sand get to be so white?”

Our beach sand consists of small quartz particles. This sand came from a process involving the Appalachian Mountains and the Apalachicola River 20,000 years ago. At the end of the last Ice Age when the world temperatures began warming and the ice caps began melting, large volumes of water were carried by the rivers to the world’s oceans. The Apalachicola River, rising in the Appalachians, carried water to the Gulf of Mexico and continues today.

This water carried the quartz particles from the rock that forms the Appalachian Mountains and deposited them in the Gulf of Mexico, just 125 miles to the east of what is now Destin. As the sea level began to rise, these quartz sands eventually formed a new shoreline. The sands today continually replenish and reach as far west as the Pensacola Pass, their final destination.

Seeing such perfect works of natural art collide is an experience like few others. It’s no surprise that our natural art inspires artists all over the world

Florida has 1,800 miles of coastline and 1,100 miles of beach. This is more beautiful beachscape than any other state can boast! 

As beautiful as all Florida beaches can be, it is the 24 miles of sandy shoreline here in Destin on Florida’s Emerald Coast that brings the lion’s share of attention to our edge of the water.

Before you head to these beautiful beach works of art, however, be sure to check the forecast for high tides, low tides, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions and other useful information at sites such as tides4fishing.com and know what the beach flag warning colors mean for safety.

TravelInfoHeaderFor more information on our beaches, tide and fishing resources, and safety information, our concierge staff is always available to answer your questions.

Call the Palms of Destin today at 877-447-3767 to plan your sea escape!


When is the last time you enjoyed a taste of the tropics in a relaxed, elegant, yet family friendly and affordable environment?

If you say never, hold on, have we got a plan for you! The Palms of Destin is just what you are looking for, conveniently located in beautiful Destin, Florida.

Close to the most beautiful beaches in the world, which are home to the most white, pristine, fluffy sand you could ever hope for. The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center is conveniently located near the finest area restaurants, shopping and attractions.

palmsslider1Spend a relaxing day lounging by one of our five beautifully landscaped and sparkling swimming pools nestled among luscious palm trees. Sip your favorite adult beverages, or virgin daiquiris, served within walking distance at the bar which opens onto the patio.

Enjoy a luxurious, stress-relieving massage at our full service boutique spa. Treat yourself to a facial or have your mani-pedi done just right. For the full private resort experience, we offer a hair salon and a convenience store. With all of our fabulous amenities, you don’t even have to leave the resort! We even provide a complimentary beach shuttle which takes guests to Henderson State Park; one of nature’s most beautiful gifts to Destin.

AmenFitnessSBNeed to work out at the gym while you are here? No worries, we have a 24 hour fitness center with both cardio and strength equipment available!

Our comfortable units have fully equipped kitchens, dishes and utensils for your convenience. Consider The Palms a temporary home away from home in a luxurious environment. What more could you want? Whether you are in town for business or pleasure you are sure to find peace and relaxation here at The Palms Resort & Conference Center. For more information on rates and availability please call 1-877-447-3767


Between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, just minutes from The Palms of Destin, sits Okaloosa Island.

An unincorporated area on Santa Rosa Island connected by the four-laned Destin Bridge, Okaloosa Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Chocktawhatchee Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. It features the snow white sandy Gulf beaches our area is best known for and includes one unit of the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore.

The National Sea Shore preserves historic and natural resources as well as offering recreational activities. It is comprised of mainland and island regions in Florida and Mississippi, with no national sea shore locations located in the middle state of Alabama. The Florida district includes nature trails, historic fortification areas and offshore barrier islands with that sugar quartz white sand beach that we know and love here in Destin!

Besides the Gulfarium and the incredible food of Old Bay Steamer, The Okaloosa Island Pier is one of the premier attractions of the area.

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An Angler’s paradise, the Okaloosa Island Pier extends near one-quarter of a mile out into the ocean with an octagonal deck at the end. Here you can get top notch fishing opportunities for those REALLY BIG catches that prove that the area really is home to “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”

This is a great alternative to those who want to catch the big fish but can’t or won’t take a deep sea fishing trip!

Imagine the tales you will have to share back home after a day reeling in tarpon, king mackeral, tuna, cobia and sailfish! It doesn’t stop there, pompano, bonito, redfish, jack cravelle, lady fish, bluerunners, Spanish mackeral, whiting and bluefish are also prime for the hunt!

Rental fishing gear is available at the end of the pier as well as a bait and tackle shop specializing in the tools you need for these particular waters. Spectators are always welcome and often spend the magical day people and dolphin watching.

Paradise at the Palms in Destin.For more information on Destin fishing or Okaloosa Island, check with the Palms of Destin. We’ll help you plan everything you need for your days on and by the sea. Call 877-44-RESORT for information on rates and availability!




Relax at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center

There is something so amazingly therapeutic about the beautiful weather here in Destin!

The clear blue skies and sunny days on the beautiful white sandy beaches with the glistening Gulf of Mexico waters in the background are as therapeutic and nurturing as any counseling session!

How many problems have been solved by walking barefoot on the beach up and down and back again?  Calm relaxation under the clear blue sky feels so good to the troubled soul.

Who hasn’t walked the beach for hours just listening to music or talking to a friend and solving world troubles?  There’s nothing quite like just walking in the sand to free your mind.

Somehow the water has a calming effect on us.  We can experience peace just by sitting near the water.

Isn’t it time you packed your troubles away and come experience a truly relaxing vacation at the luxurious Palms?

Don’t you deserve it? We think you do. Relax on the beach, splash in the pool, hit up the tennis or basketball courts and fitness center, follow this by a relaxing visit to the spa while the kids are at the playground or our General Store.


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!? Call us today at 877-44-RESORT