Find Your Zen at The Henderson

Destin, Florida, may not be the remote fishing village it once was, but there’s still plenty of serenity to be found—if you know where to look. PS: We’ll give you a hint: The Henderson

Upscale, elegant, and completely committed to spoiling their guests, this Salamander Beach and Spa Resort invites visitors to rest, recharge, and reconnect along Destin’s sparkling emerald green Gulf waters and miles of unspoiled sugar-sand beach. Perfect for families, couples, and friend retreats, the resort offers plenty of room and opportunities to enjoy moments of quiet reflection or social-distance gatherings.

Away From It All

Check in to check out. Located next to Henderson Beach State Park at the very end of Old Scenic Highway 98, The Henderson offers 170 well-appointed hotel-style rooms, suites, and one- and two-bedroom lofts decorated in a tranquil, coastal-inspired palette. All rooms (and their balconies) offer spectacular views. Some point to the Gulf and nature preserve while others overlook the property’s green space and pools. In-room appointments are divine: Think luxurious linens and pillow-top mattresses, microfiber robes, twice-daily housekeeping, and heavyweight terry towels—not to mention all the plugs you’ll need to stay charged (if you choose). The lofts, similar in style, include fully-equipped kitchens and a washer and dryer—perfect for longer stays.

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Take a dip. Beach or pool? Or how about both? A heated adults-only pool and spa is the perfect place to find a bit of quiet during the day or at night, while the heated family pool offers a lazy river and poolside dining. The beach, a very short stroll away, is private to the resort and wide open for exploration. Chairs and umbrellas are available for day rentals.

Feeling adventurous? The resort rents bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, and boogie boards. For motorized water sports, The Henderson has partnered with a local vendor to provide rentals including jet skiing, boats, parasailing, and more. For guided fishing trips or golf outings, the concierge is happy to assist.

Missing the gym? Get your sweat on in the fitness room with Peloton bikes, weights, machines, and indoor and outdoor workout areas. Or sign up for a class such as high-intensity interval training, stand-up paddleboard instruction, or stretch and yoga sessions.

Did someone say spa? The Salamander Spa draws upon the inspiration of the beachfront venue with its 11 treatment rooms, beautiful relaxation room, and water experiences, including a steam room, salt room, and flotation therapy. You can book massages, wraps, scrubs, and facials. Once you are completely relaxed, visit the salon to help get you ready for an evening of cocktails on the roof followed by dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants.

From celebrated restaurants and a world-class spa to the organic beauty of an on-property nature preserve, it’s little wonder Southern Living included this escape among the “South’s Best Resorts” for 2019.

Dine In. With a bounty of freshly-caught seafood and locally-sourced farm fare, the resort’s chefs create delectable dining experiences. Six restaurants  offer everything from flip-flop casual to upscale dining. Spoil the kids with ice cream at Sprinkles Café, and then
plan a date night at Primrose where you can cap off the evening with a Godiva chocolate dessert martini.

All guests of The Henderson enjoy private beach access, a family day pass to Henderson State Park, and a choice of two hours of select activities per stay. 855.741.2777;

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