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Oct30

Did you start dreading the day in front of you as soon as you woke up?

Did you feel bummed out when your feet hit the floor knowing that work would soon be your reality?

Did you wish your shower could have been a long soak in a jacuzzi tub rather than a blast of reality hitting you in the face?

ClassicFeetPicWho hasn’t experienced that at some time in their lives? Would you like to break away from that grind long enough to refresh yourself, get a second wind, spend some time stretched out and relaxing rather than feeling like a ball of stress wound tight?

We know you’re grateful for what you have but we also know that being grateful doesn’t make the grind any easier. Don’t feel guilty for needing a break. Everyone does. It’s essential to your health and well being. Ask a doctor!

There’s a reason why so many people retreat to the beach every year. Some of our best minds have expressed their thoughts on vacations:

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”  ~Earl Wilson

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”  ~Robert Orben

“I learned a long time ago that trying to manage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.”  ~Anthony Bourdain

TPalmsViewake some time for you and get yourself right. Get excited about the adventures that await you and use that energy to carry you until you can get here! A stay at the Palms will do you and your soul some good.

Located in the heart of Destin, everything you could possibly hope to do is only moments away from you. From water sports, fresh seafood dinners, nature trails and more, it’s all here to make sure you are ready to go the next few rounds when you get home.

Need more “vacation justification”? Call us today at 877-447-3767.

Oct30

Without a doubt the beaches in Destin are the best you can find without a passport!

A fantastic thing about them is not only do they provide a natural stress reliever with their beauty but they also reward us with some of the most amazing food.

Known for some of the most bountiful waters of any where on the planet, Destin Florida has been called the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World because of the quality and quantity of the types of sea life that can be found just off our pristine shoreline in the sparkling waters of the Gulf.

This means our little coastal paradise, renowned for our wide range of freshly caught, delicious seafood, including fish, crabs, and shrimp to name a few, provides the perfect opportunity for your family to savor authentic gulf cuisine at many unique, world class eateries close by to the Palms of Destin Resort.

Another awesome way to savor the local flavors is to head down to Destin Harborwalk, where you will find the largest fleet of privately owned fishing charter vessels of anywhere else in the nation. Yes, we take fishing very seriously around these parts.

At the wharf you can pick up the freshest seafood ingredients, right off the boat from which they were caught, to bring back to your suite’s fully equipped kitchen!

One of our very favorite ways to serve our gulf delicacies, is not only full of bright flavors and fresh ingredients, quintessentially Florida, but it’s also great to serve on one of our hot afternoons as you watch the sun set over our pristine beaches from your private balcony.

Ceviche on the Gulf Of MexicoWe hope you enjoy this easy to make and easy to love recipe!

Gulf Shrimp Ceviche

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups water
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (such as Tamazula)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Place chopped onion in a colander, and rinse with cold water. Drain.Bring 6 cups water and 1/4 cup juice to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until done. Drain and rinse with cold water; peel shrimp. Combine shrimp and 1/2 cup juice in a large bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Stir in onion, cucumber, and remaining ingredients.

Serve immediately or chilled with crispy, salted tortilla chips and guacamole along with a cold beverage like a Lager or Riesling.

For more beach and Florida inspired recipes, be sure to book your next reservation at the Palms of Destin, the premier beachside resort on the Emerald Coast.

Offering 1-3 bedroom suites, each including 2 full bathrooms, our rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our coastal landscape and the charming village of Destin. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your rooms amenities.

The Palms of Destin will love to have you as a guest.Our state of the art fitness center is ideal for shedding your cares as well as some weight and our guests will revel in the refreshing sensation of taking a dip in our zero entry or enormous heated pools, surrounded by lush palms and fragrant blooms.

Of course, miles of white sand beaches and all the area attractions the Emerald Coast offers, like sport fishing, golf, shopping and more, is just moments away. Make your next reservation at The Palms of Destin today and experience the good times for yourself!

Call 1-877-447-3767. Hurry, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.

 

Oct30

At the Palms in Destin, we know how important it is to feel appreciated and delighted when you’re spending your hard earned money and valuable time on a trip to one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

This is why why we work so hard to excel at making your stay along the Emerald Coast one you will talk about for years!

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Our resort, set amidst sugar white sands and crystal clear azure waters, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and exotic blooms, sits right in the heart of sunny Destin, Florida.

Our tastefully detailed and luxuriously appointed suites, complete with fine furnishings, sumptuous beds and oversized bathrooms, host views of the Gulf of Mexico that will take your breath away and create lasting memories.

Relaxing on one of our oversized, pillow top mattresses, dressed with fine linens, while drifting to sleep listening to the gentle rhythm of the waves as they mingle with the orchestra of crickets, night birds and frogs native to our area, will leave your body and mind refreshed.

No need for blaring alarm clock, as the calls of sea birds and warm gulf breezes or perhaps the soft knock of one of our highly trained staff delivering a tasty breakfast, will gently rouse you to begin the days activities.

Should you decide to make it a beach day, allow our concierge services to worry about the details.We will set it up for you from lounge chairs, to fresh towels to coconut scented sunscreen or even a packed picnic basket, wafting with such delectable aromas that you’re sure to be the object of many a hungry beachgoer’s envious gaze.

Oysters in DestinIn the evening, enjoy a meal of fresh gulf seafood at one of the many fine restaurants that are located nearby to the resort. For a finish to a wonderful day, slip into one of our heated pools or hot tubs and let the warm water remove any trace of stress from your body and mind. Wrap yourself in one of our soft cotton robes or curl up on our down comforter and let the night breezes caress your sun kissed skin before falling asleep.

Indulge your senses and get away from everything with a stay at the Palms in Destin, Florida. We have everything you need and do everything we can, to make your trip unforgettable. The only thing that’s missing is you! Call today to get started on the trip of a lifetime! 1-877-447-3767.

Oct30

Summer is among and soon coming to an end…

Which means it’s a wonderful time of year to be in Destin at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center.

Summer means longer days and sunny skies with warmer temperatures.  We know many of our guests from up north are here to escape the long dreary winter they endured for months.  No scraping ice here folks!  We have beautiful sunny skies nearly every day.

That means more time for you and your family to enjoy the beauty of the beach whether you are soaking in the sun or enjoying the day under one of our rental umbrella chairs.

You may find you can literally spend hours at the beach. The kids will love splashing in the ocean waves and playing in the sand.  You can enjoy a cool beverage while relaxing and keeping an eye on them.

Maybe your kids would enjoy building sandcastles. They can be elaborate creations or simple structures, either way this fun activity has entertained kids of all ages for years! Help them out and make an amazing memory of your vacation here. Check out Family Sand Castle Lessons Here! It’s not just a SandCastle Lesson . . . It will be a Vacation Memory to last a Lifetime! Call 303-681-2631 or email [email protected].

Long walks on the beach are yet another way to truly enjoy Destin. There is something about taking a long stroll on the beach that can make your troubles disappear. Find your peace of mind and sort out your thoughts while you walk up and down the shore during your stay at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center.

Call today for more information on rates and availability at 877-44-RESORT.

Oct30

This Labor Day weekend, after you’ve soaked in the sun and surf along the Emerald Coast, why not gather friends and family around for a special meal of freshly caught gulf shrimp and yummy, handmade cocktails with a Florida flavor?

The Palms of Destin has the perfect recipes to make your evening in, surrounded by the comforts and intimacy of our beautiful units overlooking our coastal paradise, one that your crew will be talking about for years!

First things first. When you get back from our gorgeous beaches, you’re going to be thirsty. We love our grapefruit margaritas, the perfect mix of tart and sweet, the ideal refreshment for the final, hot summer days. A twist on the classic, our recipe uses Florida citrus to revamp this treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 10 fresh mint leaves , torn in 1/2
  • 2 shots orange liqueur
  • 8 shots tequila

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Pour over ice and serve.

Next, satisfy your family’s cravings for fresh, gulf seafood with this easy to master preparation that is a snap to fix and a snap to clean up. After all, no one wants to spend more time than they have to on vacation… unless it’s to get seconds. Follow our recipe for our famed Gulf Coast Lowcountry Boil, featuring lots of delicious, fresh gulf shrimp.

Ingredients

  • Crab boil, 2 teaspoons per quart of water
  • 12 red new potatoes
  • 6 (4-inch) smoked sausage link sausage
  • 6 ears corn
  • 3 pounds fresh shrimp, unpeeled

Directions
Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the crab boil and bring to a boil. Adjust the crab boil to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes.

Drain and serve with warm bread and lots of real butter, a crisp salad and peach cobbler for dessert.

After dinner, the Palms of Destin, in the beautiful coastal paradise of its namesake, is in the perfect spot to enjoy all the unbelievable family fun nearby.

Offering 1-3 bedroom suites, each including 2 full bathrooms, our rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our coastal landscape and the charming village of Destin. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your rooms amenities.

Our state of the art fitness center is ideal for shedding your cares as well as some weight and our guests will revel in the refreshing sensation of taking a dip in our zero entry or enormous heated pools, surrounded by lush palms and fragrant blooms. Of course, miles of white sand beaches and all the area attractions the Emerald Coast offers, like sport fishing, golf, shopping and more, is just moments away.

When it’s time to celebrate the end of summer and the working American, make your next reservation at The Palms of Destin today and experience the! Call 1.877.44.RESORT Hurry, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.