Palms of Destin


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.


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


  • 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


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.



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.


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. 



 It’s finally that time again on the Emerald Coast!

The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center, is excited to announce to visitors that the 39th annual Destin Seafood Festival is kicking off soon!

Festivities begin October 6th, filled with live music, activities, and seafood that the whole family will enjoy.

This admission-free event lines the Destin Harbor from the Marler Bridge to Heron Harbors.  The fun begins Friday at 4 pm and continues throughout the weekend.  As you enjoy our wonderful fall weather and sounds of live bands playing, stroll the arts and craft booths that fill the streets.  Don’t forget to treat your taste buds to an array of savory seafood from some of our most talented local chefs.

Choose from a variety of delicious local delicacies including: Grilled Conch, Seafood Gumbo, Oyster Croquettes, Soft Shell Crab, Coconut Shrimp, Caribbean Crab Cakes, Bang Bang Shrimp, plus more than 100 other seafood choices… try them all!

Festival organizers have worked to grow this year’s festival, be sure to check out the 20-25 additional vendors participating in the event. Also, the Heron Harbor Stage will have a full lineup all weekend and AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar will also have their Jumbotron stage.

In addition to the main stage and the Destin City stages, there will be four others featuring music this year, so there’s sure to be something unique for everyone in your crew.

For first-timers or visitors that haven’t attended in a while, The Palms have created a short list of things to remember:

  • Commemorative gear like a festival T-shirt or poster.
  • Experience the VIP life… There are only 250 VIP tickets for the 60,000 people expected at the festival.  VIPers are treated to special tents that contain catered exclusive food, drink, and liquor as well as private bathroom and seating near the main stage. (Tickets are available online only at
  • Watch kid’s toss mingo
  • Enjoy the myriad of food choices: Roasted Corn, Jambalaya, Funnel Cake, Gumbo, and any or all seafood.
  • Watch one of our amazing technicolor sunsets while enjoying the breezes coming off the Gulf while spending quality time with the ones you love.

Head to the gorgeous beaches and spectacular coastal paradise of Destin Florida and experience our unforgettable fall favorite, Destin Seafood Festival!

For more ideas or information about our beautiful home and resort, make your next reservation at the Palms of Destin, the premier coastal vacation resort on the Gulf.

We offer 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 our coastal landscape and the charming village of Destin. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your room’s amenities.

Our state of the art fitness center is ideal for reducing stress as well as any extra calories you have indulged in during your stay.  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.

In addition to miles of white sand beaches and all the area attractions the Emerald Coast offers, such as: sport fishing, golf, shopping and more.  All of this fun can be found moments away from our resort.

This Fall, come take advantage of all the beautiful weather, uncrowded beaches and outdoor festivities on the Emerald Coast, and be sure to make your next reservation at The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center for the perfect backdrop for your family!

Call 1.877.44.RESORT today for more information or to book your stay.