Where To Start?


Destin is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”.

If you’ve spent time on our incredibly white sandy beaches, seen the untouched beauty displayed in one of several state parks in the area, or spent some time eating the delectable delights that can be pulled from the clear, emerald waters then you can see how it must not have been a difficult decision for Leonard Destin to settle here in the 1800s.

Time has moved ahead, the area has grown and there’s so much more to do now! In fact there is always so much to do here on the gorgeous Emerald Coast, no matter the time of year, that you and your family may not know where to start first!

If you want a solid idea on what to check out first then feel free to ask our amazing staff once you’ve checked into your room at the premier resort on the Gulf, The Palms of Destin.Destin sugar sand

Begin the experience with a trip to the phenomenal beaches that captivate the heart and soul of every person that is familiar with them. Best part of this trip is that those very beaches are just moments away from your room! Here, make sure you take advantage of the fantastic beach services that can provide your family with everything from chairs to umbrellas, to arranging access to water toys like jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, parasailing and more.

For the most fun, remember that getting to the beach early avoids the crowds, and leaves time for other exciting adventures.

Once it’s time to dry off, make your way over to the Destin Commons. Here you can browse the wares in all the beautiful shops. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a cool keepsake to take home, cosmetics, designer clothes, sports equipment; you can find any and all of it here! All that shopping is sure to work up an appetite so you can take the opportunity to grab an early lunch or late dinner at any of the marvelous eateries that offer up a range of tastes from the exotic to the homey.

Once you’ve filled up, the day is still going strong and you’re now faced with the difficult decision of what to do. You can succumb to the food coma and relax while watching a movie at one of most popular movie theaters around or you can work off the food in the splash pad nearby.

If you want to continue exploring what the area has to offer you can make your way to Henderson State Park and enjoy a walk along the pristine, protected shoreline where your family can watch native bird species, including bald eagles, scan for dolphins, fish, or simply stroll down a nature trail through the scrub pines.

Once you’ve worn the family out, head over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf, which is a wonderful way to close out the day. For dinner, dine on your choice of fresh seafood, pizza or BBQ, or skip dinner and go straight for the homemade ice cream, Sno balls and candy for dessert. The Adventure Zone will keep the kids occupied with the zipline, ropes course, Euro Bungy, Tower Climb, and Pirate Playground.Come stay at the Palms for beautiful sunsets.

For more fun ideas, be sure to make your next reservation at the Palms of Destin, the premier coastal vacation resort on the Gulf specializing in affordable beach luxury. Call 1.877.44.RESORT for information on pricing and availability. We’ll see you soon!


Can you hear it? Your name is being called!

It’s clear as the skies here! Your name is being called by The Palms of Destin as well as the world-class beaches of the Emerald Coast!

This sounds like the perfect time to load up the family and come down to premier resort on the coast that offers rentals with everything from 1 to 3 bedrooms, all with 2 full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

2BR-KITThe standard of affordable luxury, the suites here are designed with your comfort in mind. Oversized beds with crisp, cool sheets, large bathrooms with modern designs, large flat-screen TVs and a host of movies to watch. Top it off with a private balcony with a sweeping view of the water and it may be difficult to leave!

Each condo also offers a washer and dryer, with plenty of fluffy towels, as well as high speed Internet and a telephone with voicemail, so you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute of your vacation without missing any important details.

If you’re looking for awesome amenities, The Palms of Destin won’t disappoint!

The Palms of Destin will love to have you as a guest.Choose from two incredible swimming pools: our 11,000-square-foot, zero entry pool or our heated 21,000-gallon pool. They are sure to delight even the most discerning member of your family!

After a vigorous day enjoying all the unbelievable adventures the Emerald Coast, don’t forget to finish off your day with a relaxing soak in our giant hot tub, so big it comes complete with its own privacy island! There are also lighted tennis and basketball courts, where you can brush up your skills with our available tennis lessons.

The resort also provides access to a top notch gym, so you can work up a sweat after you indulge in a mind blowing meal from one of the local restaurants that specialize in crafting tasty goodness.

Whatever reason you may need to rationalize taking a vacation is the right one. Need to unwind? Want to treat yourself? Celebrate a graduation? There’s no wrong reason to visit paradise!

Call 1-877-447-3767 to make sure that you don’t miss out on all the fun that’s coming! You won’t regret it, guaranteed!


White sandy beaches. Emerald green, sparkling clear waters. Breathtaking sunsets.

These are the images that come to mind when locals and visitors alike think of Destin.

Downy white sand. Sugar sand. Squeaky clean sand.

It is this quintessential beach powder that has caused many a beachgoer to swoon while sunbathing, beachcombing, or making a picture-perfect sandcastle. This unique sand not only stays cool even in the summer heat, but reflects the sunlight to give our waters that trademark emerald hue.

It is the perfect backdrop for candid and professional family photos and romantic coastal weddings on the beach. The unique look of Destin’s sand is one reason our beaches are consistently ranked among the most beautiful in Florida.

What makes Destin sand so white?

Among the most homogenous and consistently white beach sand in the world, our beaches are actually covered in small quartz particles that began travelling to the Gulf of Mexico from the Appalachian Mountains and the Apalachicola River at the end of the last Ice Age.

Water from melted ice caps 20,000 years ago carried these beautiful little quartz particles hundreds of miles from the rock that forms the Appalachian Mountains. Deposited in the Gulf of Mexico, the quartz sands eventually formed our stunning shoreline.

The sands today continually replenish from the sea, keeping our beaches that gleaming bright white so popular in the postcards of a bygone era and the Instagram feeds of today.

The Palms of Destin offers a seasonal complimentary three minute air conditioned beach shuttle to Henderson Beach State Park, one of the most pristine white sand beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Offering more than 6,000 feet of scenic quartz sand shoreline along the equally stunning emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors also enjoy nature trails, boardwalks, and pavilions for picnicking and grilling, plus air-conditioned bathhouse facilities.

Our Concierge Staff can assist you with planning for any white sandy beach exploration, event or transportation need.

Sunset Plans, Car Rental, Deep Sea Fishing, Beach Rentals, Parasailing and Waterfront Dining Reservations are just a sample of the many services that can be arranged for your convenience. 

Call 877-447-3767 today to learn how we can make your best white sandy dreams come true.



The Palms of Destin is where you want to be!

It doesn’t matter if it’s a honeymoon location you’re looking for or a family vacation, The Palms has just what you need to give you an unforgettable time!

With vacation rentals from one, two, and three bedrooms, all with two full bathrooms, fine furnishings, cozy beds dressed with fine, fresh linens, and LCD flat screen TVs, our suites are like a home away from home.

Spiny Lobster TailsTake advantage of the fresh seafood market nearby and prepare your own delicious dinner from the comfort of your own suite in a fully equipped kitchen. If you spill something on you during dinner, no worries. Take a shower in a modern, over-sized bathroom while you use the in-unit washer and dryer to get your clothes clean. While you’re waiting on them to dry you can utilize the high-speed internet or check your messages on the phone’s voice mail if you missed a call while you were busy.

Gorgeous views of Destin’s largest lagoon pool, the Gulf of Mexico, and the city itself of Destin await you every morning and evening from the comfort of your private balcony, when you stay at the Palms of Destin.

While at the Palms of Destin, enjoy Polynesian island-inspired spa treatments, a leisurely walk along the sugar-white sand beaches, or a work out on in the state-of-the-art fitness center which boasts the award-winning line of Lift Fitness cardio equipment.

If laying by the pool or swimming is more your style, choose from the 11,000-square-foot zero entry pool or the heated 21,000-gallon heated pool. Don’t forget to round off your day with a relaxing soak in the 5,800-gallon hot tub with privacy island.The Palms of Destin will love to have you as a guest.

Also available are lighted courts for basketball and tennis and tennis lessons are available.

There are so many luxuries you can enjoy you may never want to leave but when you’re located in the heart of Destin, everything is readily available for you to try. Come see what The Palms of Destin has to offer you.

If you need help getting here or have questions on policies, prices or dates then we’d love to hear from you! 1-877-44-RESORT.


The beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast are some of the most pristine in the world and because of that, our warm waters are home to wide variety of marine life including the ever popular dolphin.

Dolphins are one of the smartest animals on earth, and it wasn’t until recently that science has begun to understand how intelligent they really are.

Dolphins in DestinThought to be one of only a couple of animal species on the planet that use tools, make art, party and are even self aware, able to recognize themselves when looking into a mirror. Researchers are also beginning to realize that these marine mammals have an extensive language that they use to communicate, and that it appears as if each dolphin even has its own name which other members of the pod use to refer to them specifically.

One of the most popular ways to spot these famous marine mammals is by visiting our amazing Gulfarium, where your family can get up close and personal with our native sea creatures. Watch a dolphin show and be awed by their unbelievable high flying acrobatics and astounding wit. Catch the humorous performance of the resident sea lion as he works through his act with one of his skilled trainers. There’s also a petting zoo of sorts, where your family can touch sting rays and sea stars.

Another fun way to see dolphins and other marine animals in their natural habitats is by spending the afternoon on board a dolphin excursion. Besides dolphins, your family may see manatees, sea turtles and maybe even a shark. Glass bottom boats, also, provide the perfect opportunity to see some of the sea life that is a little harder to see from the surface, without having to get wet!

After your back on shore, you’ll be tickled as pink as one of our unmatched sunsets to be going back to the awesome Palms of Destin to relax and unwind. Our suites are designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and convenience, affording our guests a cozy beach hideaway complete with top notch furniture; cozy, plush beds dressed in fresh linens; large modern bathrooms as well as a calming view of our charming coastal landscape from the private balcony where you can watch one of our stellar sunsets!

palmsTime lounging around our lagoon inspired pools, one of which is a zero entry and the other is heated, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant flowers, is time well spent at the Palms of Destin. Also awaiting our guests leisure are our lighted tennis/basketball courts and state of the art fitness center, where you can work up an appetite for some of the delectable bites crafted by many of the area’s finest restaurants serving the freshest of fish and seafood.

Besides those activities and our wonderful beaches, other nearby area attractions, from shopping at our enormous Silver Sands Outlet or Destin Commons, to a round of golf at some of the best courses in the country designed by some of the top pros, will have you and your family wondering what to do first!

Call today to get started, learn more or book your stay at the Palms of Destin and get away to kick off the summer in style! 1-877-447-3767