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We’re your friend with the beach house on the Emerald Coast. The one you return to year after year to feel closer together, yet far away from your everyday.

Our family-friendly resort has everything you need in one place: beachy bliss, fun for everyone, delicious dining, ice-cold drinks, and all kinds of entertainment. Hunting for the cool, crafty restaurant in town? No need. It’s here. So are gracious, simple answers for the one thing on your to-do list: anything you want. Just get here. You will never need to (or want to) leave. So drop your keys, grab your swimsuit, and spend sunny days soaking in endless good times. Book your trip today.

The Island Hotel

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Endless Experiences

Park your car and never leave. Endless fun is all right here. The best shopping, entertainment, and attractions in Fort Walton Beach are all just a short stroll from your room. Enjoy our weekly activities, Misty the Mermaid visits, and live music here at the resort, or make a splash with a marine show at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park just down the street.

Happening at The Island Resort

  • Misty Mermaid

    *Meet Misty the Mermaid

    Stop by the Grotto pool to meet, greet and take photos with Misty herself.
    (Break 12-12:30) Free for guests available to the public with the purchase of a day pass.

    Grotto or Cabana Pool | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Jul20

    DJ Pool Party

    The volume of FUN turns up at The Island's DJ poolside parties!

    Grotto or Cabana Pool | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Jul20

    *Live music with Jacob Mohr 4-8pm

    Enjoy live music from our local artists as you soak in the sun and the view. Weather permitting.

    Tripp Tide Bar | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Jul20


    Grab a mike and sing the night away! Family friendly!

    Cabana | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Jul20

    *Full Moon Party

    DJ party, fire poi, balloons, facepaint and more! Free for guests available to the public with the purchase of a day pass.

    Grotto Pool | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Jul21

    *Live music with Daniel Boone 6-9pm

    Enjoy live music from our local artists as you soak in the sun and the view. Weather permitting

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Jul22

    Meet Pirate Mickey 3:30-4:30p

    Photo opp and pirate shenanigans with Mickey! You can find Mickey wandering around the cabana and grotto pool deck! You might even catch him in the lobby or beach patio!

    Pool Deck | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Jul22

    *Live Music with Zaq Stiles

    Tripp Tide Bar | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dine & Drink

Raise a Glass to Good Times

Discover our on-property restaurants and bars that are far from cookie-cutter resort fare. Savor seafood and family favorites at Coastal Kitchen. Sip a margarita at Tripp Tide Beach Bar. Stay in your swimsuit and head to the poolside Island Grille for juicy burgers or a made-to-order pizza.

Weddings & Receptions

Make your big day iconic, just like your love story. Say “I Do” with the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop.

A table set for a reception

Meetings & Events

Get down to business or get social. Our beachside spaces and fully equipped event venues flex to fit your needs.


Explore Fort Walton Beach

Journey beyond The Island and explore local dining, shopping, festivals, and attractions.

Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Fly into town and be at our resort in just 20 minutes. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport offers more than 50 flights daily from leading airlines to cities across the nation.
Just Chute Me - Parasailing
Soar 400 feet above emerald waters with this award-winning parasailing company that uses state-of-the-art equipment and exacting safety standards.
Wet N Wild Watersports - Parasailing
Soak in epic views of Crab Island while spotting dolphins from hundreds of feet in the air. Safe and unforgettable, don't miss their early bird deals.
Southern Star Dolphin Cruise
Set out in search of dolphins on an ecotour cruise, or a stunning sunset cruise with prices affordable for the whole family.
Buccaneer Pirate Ship
Be a pirate for the day on a fun-filled cruise aboard a pirate ship with snacks, souvenirs, and plenty of scallywags!
Fly The Beach
Fly above Destin in this sleek two-seater with an experienced pilot for a VIP experience, or book in for some flying lessons.
Destin Seaplane
Seablaster Sunset Cruises
These oversized speed boats offer snorkeling and dolphin cruise combination trips, afternoon beach dolphin cruises, and relaxing sunset dolphin cruises, and Destin Harbor firework cruises.
Timberview Helicopters Destin
See Destin from a fresh perspective with a helicopter tour to spot dolphins, take in fireworks, and more.
Destin Helicopter tours
HarborWalk Charters
Set out from HarborWalk Village on deep sea excursions in the Gulf in modern vessels with air conditioning for rookies and avid fishers alike.
Boat Charter Destin
Cast your line for fun times with Boat Charter Destin, offering fishing charters, Crab Island cruises, and Girls Night Out trips.
Charter Fishing Destin
Make memories to last a lifetime with a family deeps sea fishing excursion. Cruise in a comfortable 53’ G&S Sportfish boat and grill your catch onboard!
AJ's Destin
What began as a small oyster shack on Destin Harbor in 1984 is now one of the Emerald Coast's most popular destinations for fresh seafood, cold drinks, and live music.
Red Door Saloon
Down-home vibes and good times await at this local favorite bar offering drinks, hot dogs, steamed sandwiches & more with outdoor seating and fantastic harbor views.
McGuire's Irish Pub
This lively pub serves hearty Irish classics and in a unique 'Turn of the Century Irish Saloon' atmosphere.
Boathouse Oyster Bar
Happy hour is every hour at this local favourite bar serving up fresh oysters, cold beer and live music every day of the week.
Coyote Ugly
Famous for a certified good time, head to Coyote Ugly for dancing bartenders, buckets of beer and awesome live entertainment.
Coaster's Downtown FWB
Play pool and darts, catch the game on TV and enjoy exciting live acts at local-favorite Coasters.
The Island Resort
Fish Destin
Learn why Destin is known as "the world's luckiest fishing village" with deep sea fishing boats as well as inshore & light tackle bay charters.
The Track
Ride single and double go-karts around an awesome three-level track. Enjoy two mini golf courses, rides, and an arcade for a big day of family fun.
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
The biggest water park on the Emerald Coast welcomes all ages for endless fun, from relaxing lazy rivers to thrilling speed slides.
Henderson Beach State Park
This protected strip of the Emerald Coast features 30-foot, powder-white sand dunes, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, and more.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Explore boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay. Spend a fun afternoon strolling the boardwalk, taking in festivals and farmers markets, and more.
HarborWalk Village
Shop, dine, listen to live music, and get out on the water all from this iconic Destin destination.
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Dive into America's second-oldest marine park and explore 14 marine exhibits and up close experiences like stingray snorkeling, to connect, respect, and preserve wildlife.
Air Force Armament Museum
Tour 29 different aircraft from the WWII era to the present, plus bombs, missiles, and more that explore the nation's military history.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Get the best deals at 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Tory Burch, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors. Stroll shaded covered walks, dine at a number of restaurants, and more.
Destin Commons
A family-friendly al fresco shopping experience awaits with over 85 stores and restaurants, with a monthly market at exciting seasonal events.
Downtown Fort Walton Beach
The vibrant downtown area is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants, Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Emerald Coast Science Center, and much more.
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Enjoy activities including parasailing, jet-skiing, pontoon boats, charter fishing, dolphin cruises and tours, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more.
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