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The Island Resort in Fort Walton Beach

Beach Front Resort near Destin in Fort Walton Beach since 1966

Think of us as your friend with the beach house at our Resort in Fort Walton Beach. For generations Our family friendly resort on the Gulf of Mexico has been, and is, your Destin, Fl beach vacation destination. Whether you're vacationing with your kids or marrying your sweetheart beside a beach sunset, book your trip now, let us take care of everything while you make memories at our Fort Walton Beach resort.


Guestrooms – You're at home here

Spacious beachfront suites, or comfortable poolside rooms, our beachfront hotel offers space for every traveler. Packed with familiar amenities including pillow-top beds in every room, beautiful views, and easy access to all our amenities. Book your room at The Island and discover your full service paradise at our hotel near Destin.




A lifetime of memories

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach is the perfect beach destination for your coastal wedding. A beachfront wedding ceremony and elegant indoor or outdoor reception sites set the stage for a truly unique and unforgettable wedding.

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Experience our Amenities

Experience the Grotto! Swim through the cascading waterfall or walk right in the Grotto bar. Yes, there is a bar inside that rock! Forget your sunscreen? No worries, we have your essentials at  The Market in the lobby. Big appetite from spending all day at the beach? Our restaurants and bars will satisfy your hunger. Need something else, just ask the friendly, full-service staff at our Fort Walton resort and they'll connect you to everything you need.


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Discoveries at your doorstep

You never need to drive. That's right, experience shopping and the best area activities just a short walk from your room. Enjoy our weekly activities, Misty Mermaid visits and live entertainment offered right on property or take the family to a marine show at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. For the thrill seekers, Wild Willy's Adventure Zone is across the street.  Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with our event calendar. 

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