Palms of Destin

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

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

Oct30

Fall on the Emerald Coast is the perfect time of year to spend some quality time with your loved ones hanging out on our pristine, ultra white sand beaches.

Even if the weather is a bit cooler than you might like for swimming, there’s plenty of other great activities the whole family will enjoy doing together that doesn’t involve getting wet. Well, not very wet at least. One of our favorite cool weather beach activities is building castles and other structures out of sand!

It’s great for any age or ability, and takes only a few, easy-to-find tools to make some spectacular creations, and along with a couple of tips from the pros your family is all set!

  • Extremely wet sand is easiest to work with when you make a sandcastle.
  • Work fast so the sand stays wet. Use your spray bottle if the sandcastle begins to dry or crumble.-When shaping and carving, start at the top of your sandcastle and work your way down. This will prevent the loose sand falling into areas you’ve already worked on.
  • Use the drip method by grabbing a bunch of very wet and very goopy sand in your fist and then let it gently ooze (drip) from your fist making a mound or shape as you build your sandcastle. This is great for toddlers to do!
  • Be quick, as soon as the sand that’s dripping from your fingers makes contact with your sandcastle it’s likely to be solid as a rock.
  • You’ll want plastic containers in different sizes, largest to smaller, depending on how high you want to make your sandcastle. Put your biggest molds or shapes on the bottom and make each item above it smaller and smaller as you build your sandcastle. This will give your sandcastles a sturdy foundation.
  • You’ll want your sand to be compressed as tightly as possible, so be sure to compact it with all your might removing any air pockets and any dry sand spots. This will help it all hold together better.
  • If you want to make a sandcastle that you can take home, build it on a hard surface like a board or table so you can carry it home.

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.

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.

So 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 for the perfect backdrop for your family’s time spent in our coastal paradise! Call 1.877.44.RESORT