A Much Needed Summer Vacation


Summer is Almost Here in Destin at The Palms

We are gearing up for a busy season, all that is missing is you. The Palms of Destin offers you a vacation getaway in our resort where you will find everything you need at your fingertips.

Many of our guests opt to extend their vacation into monthly rentals making that time away last as long as possible.

For that reason we have special long term rates in our fully equipped luxury condos. Check out our rooms, amenities and more!

Whether you need a one bedroom, two or three tastefully contemporary furnished unit.

The Palms of Destin Has the Unit For You

On site we have luxurious lagoon swimming pool with 5 dancing waterfalls. Enjoy relaxing in the whirlpool spa and soothing your tired muscles.

There’s easy access to our full service bar where you can enjoy the open atmosphere of our tropical paradise. Here you will find Happy Hour All Day Every Day!

Sago Sports Bar and Grill offers a wide variety of tasty appetizers, juicy burgers, steaks and seafood. All of this is right here in The Palms. Simply walk on down for an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience or just a quick snack! Right next door to the Sago restaurant is” the biggest little store in Destin”, The Bean Trader General Store, where you will find convenient items to make your stay a little more pleasant.

Here we can book a deep sea fishing trip, sell you a prepacked cooler for the beach and numerous other products and services you will want to check out for yourself.

For more information on reservations call 877-44-RESORT

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The Palms of Destin, one of the premier resorts on the Gulf coast specializes in affordable beachfront luxury for you and your family.

In fact we would like to extend and invitation to and your family to take a break from your daily stresses and come stay with us right on the beach in Destin, Florida.

Our resort is thoughtfully crafted amidst our area’s famous sugar white sand and emerald green, crystal clear surf. Gazing out at our stunning beaches from the comfort of your rooms will immediately begin to help you breathe easier.

PinkSunsetThere’s nothing like watching one of our magical sunsets with the ones you love from the tranquility of your own private balcony overlooking the Gulf.

It’s like watching the sky get painted with various hues of reds, pinks, purples, blues and oranges. It’s a sight that will stay with you forever!

Each of our suites are designed to be your sanctuary or home away from home while visiting our beaches. Fine furnishings, outstanding views, cozy beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body. Drift off to dreamland on one of our incredible pillowtop mattresses while being serenaded by a chorus of crickets and frogs mingled with the sound of the surf. It’s hard not to wake up feeling recharged after a night like that.

Not only is our resort conveniently located in the heart of Destin, just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave. Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking 600 ft of private beaches. Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing.

Our concierge services are available to make things easy as possible for you. Anything from waverunners, tee times, reservations, fishing trips and more can be arranged for you. We will handle it all with your comfort and convenience in mind.

4thFirewoksThere is no better place to be than the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida and there is no better resort than The Palms of Destin to provide you and your family with unparalleled comfort and convenience when away from home.

Call today to learn more or to book your stay! Hurry, the 4th of July is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun times to be had! Call 1-877-447-3767


All of the world’s great artists had their secret to producing unique and beautiful work.

Many of the world’s great artists at one time or other likely suffered from some kind of creative block.

That is when writing sabbaticals, artistic retreats and just plain mental health days come into play.

Palms Of Destin Lagoon PoolWhether you are in need of some beautiful scenery to help you work past a writer’s block, an artistic pause, or a simple lack of creative focus in whatever your line of work – a few days in scenic Destin amidst the palm trees can work wonders!

We can’t promise that a few days soaking up the Florida sunshine will get your creative juices flowing, awaken your muses and call forth your great opus.

But, it certainly won’t hurt the effort!

Regardless of if you need inspiration for your next advertising campaign, architectural design, or pastry recipe – we can assure you that our area attracts the creative classes each year for some pretty obvious reasons.

Beautiful scenery. Laid back lifestyles. Friendly faces and fabulous food.

PinkSunsetSpend a few days listening to the hypnotic rhythm of the crashing waves in the Gulf of Mexico or the joyous sounds of the sea birds and dolphins. Become captivated by kaleidoscope of colors in the sky at sunset or the starry, starry sky that follows.

Those muses just might be calling!

Take a couple mental health days to regain your focus, find your center and maybe make that masterpiece! At the very least, we are sure you can find the relaxation and quiet serenity you are seeking this year right here on the Emerald Coast.

Call The Palms Resort and Conference Center today to book your artistic retreat. 877-447-3767


Destin Harbor is home to many delightful marine animals. The most popular is the dolphin!

Dolphins evoke memories of the harmony we feel by the Gulf of Mexico.

During your stay in Destin, you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with these friendly and intelligent sea mammals in their natural setting.

This is an experience not to be missed!

Dolphins in DestinConsidered the “king of fish” by many ancient cultures, dolphins are one of the most popular attractions on the Emerald Coast. Cheerfully flipping and swimming in the emerald waters off our white sandy beaches, these animals make even the best day at the beach better!

Anyone who has ever watched a pod of dolphins play in the waves understands the immediate joy felt by seeing these magnificent sea creatures.

One of the most eternally popular artistic muses, dolphins symbolize different things to different people.

Douglas Adams may have been right that the dolphins are trying to communicate with us in some way.

In Celtic symbolism, the dolphin was seen as the highly honored protector of sacred wells and sacred water. Some artists depict dolphin demeanor as a message of well-being to the pure of heart.

This meaning is mimicked in ancient Greek legend where dolphins were compatriots to both Apollo and Aphrodite. Myth also indicates that the fun-loving Dionysus, god of food and wine, was known to turn himself into a dolphin from time to time. It’s also told that dolphins were messengers for Poseidon and sometimes did errands for him.

Pirate lore is also full of dolphin symbolism. Many a pirate sailor believed the spirit of mermaids lived in the hearts of dolphin and ancient stories elevate this friendly creature as a symbol of protection.

Whatever your thoughts on myth and dolphin art, you will enjoy many opportunities to see these magnificent creatures during your stay!

A few great resources for guided dolphin cruises and tours include:

  •         Bayside Watersports for Wave Runner tours
  •         Boogies Watersports for glass-bottom boat excursions
  •         Olin Marler’s Charters & Dolphin Cruises for narrated cruises into the Gulf of Mexico
  •         AJ’s Snorkeling Adventure / Dolphin Cruise
  •         Southern Star 76-foot glass-bottom boat
  •         Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing Adventures aboard an old-fashioned sailing ship
  •         Gilligan’s Watersports tour aboard wave runners
  •         Little Nemo for three hour, child-friendly open boat or private charters
  •         Ms. B. Haven Sail Charters for more private or romantic experiences like the Dinner with Dolphins cruise

NightViewWhether you want to watch from the shore or get out in the waves, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center Concierge staff can help you plan the perfect day of dolphin watching!

Call 1-877-447-3767 today for more information on our area’s sea life or to book your stay.



The beaches of the Emerald Coast make for one of the most marvelous backdrops for the exchanging of the sacred vows of marriage, of any place on earth.

Because our majestic coastal paradise doesn’t require lavish decorations to be beautiful, it is ideal for the couple who wants a fabulous wedding without having to spending a fortune.

Also, against the dramatic backdrop of our lush tropical foliage, fragrant blooms and breathtaking beaches, with our renowned, ultra white sand and sparkling, emerald green surf, brides look even more ravishing as they are bathed in the soft, golden light of the setting sun.

The awesome beaches of the Emerald Coast are some of the most stunning in the entire world, voted in the Top Five Most Beautiful Places on Earth. This means that having a marvelous, exotic beach destination wedding won’t require guests to break the bank to attend or spend weeks trying to get a passport, to enjoy all the festivities. Family and friends will thank you for combining a wedding ceremony with a vacation at the beach that they can enjoy also!

JR-2BR-LIVThe Palms of Destin, a premier beach resort on the Emerald Coast, can help provide you and your guests with unmatched comfort and convenience complete with first class amenities as well as highly personalized service.

Our suites are designed to be unmatched in luxury, affording your guests with a cozy beach hideaway complete with fine furnishings, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and oversized, modern bathrooms combined with a marvelous view of our charming coastal landscape from the private balcony where you can watch one of our stellar sunsets!

Also Included in suite is large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand, high speed internet, phones with voicemail, washer/dryers, fully equipped kitchens and did we mention our private patios??

PalmsViewYour guests will also enjoy time spent  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, or indulge in premium pampering with countless spa services at the beautiful Spa, just steps from our property.

Also awaiting your guests leisure are our lighted tennis/basketball courts and state of the art fitness center, where they  can work up an appetite for our unbelievable gourmet creations at The Brick and Spoon, conveniently located within the resort, or they can take the resort’s beach shuttle service to any number of local eateries nearby that specialize in serving fresh, locally caught Gulf 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, will have you and your family wondering what to do first!

Schedule a day for your guests to explore the wonderfully preserved grounds of a historical plantation and breathtaking gardens or natural springs at Eden State Park, or arrange a birdwatching or dolphin spotting afternoon expedition across the street at Henderson State Park. Other wonderful ways to get your guests in the mood for revelry, that are located conveniently close to the resort, are dolphin/sunset/dinner cruises on luxury yachts, kayaking or paddleboarding Eco tours of the Bay, deep sea fishing, Big Kahuna’s 40 plus water rides, the arcades and go karts at The Track and so much more!

Call today to get started, learn more about having your wedding on the shore and in our grand ballroom and lush lawns or book your stay at the Palms of Destin.