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Coastal Flavors Meet Family Favorites

The best restaurants in Fort Walton Beach are right here at The Island Resort. From beachside, to poolside, to signature spaces, discover dining options for any taste, any time of day. Snack on burgers and pizza by the pool at Island Grille. Savor the flavors of land and sea at Coastal Kitchen. Swim up to the Grotto Bar and grab a drink under cascading falls. Bring your best flip flops to the beach and soak in an amazing sunset at Tripp Tide Beach Bar, or get treats to go at Island Food Truck. Unwind, indulge, and live your best vacation life.

The Island Grille

The Island Grille

Embrace the picnic vibes under shady umbrellas at The Island Grille. Breakfast, burgers, pizza and more are just steps from our pools, so you can get right back to play time.

Coastal Kitchen

Our signature restaurant brings tropical flair and island-inspired favorites, featuring fresh seafood, delicious handhelds, and mouth watering pizza, plus daily happy hour specials.

Island Food Truck

Grab loaded tater tots, boozy milkshakes, and more close to the beach at Island Food Truck on the Beach Patio.

Tripp Tide Beach Bar

Cold drinks. Beach views, Can’t lose. Step off the sand to sip a beer or fun craft cocktail like The Tipsy Mermaid, grab a slice of pizza, and enjoy live music at Tripp Tide Beach Bar.

Grotto Bar

Walk up or swim up to the only swim-up bar on the Emerald Coast. Enjoy drinks day and night as water falls from atop our famous grotto pool.

Happy Hour

Why have just one hour when you can have two? From 4-6pm daily, save on wine, beer, spirits, and snacks.

The Island Resort Events

  • Apr17

    Live Music with Alexa Burroughs

    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
  • Apr18

    Yoga

    Meet us on The Island Green to start your day with a refreshing yoga experience overlooking the Gulf.

    The Island Green | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Apr18

    Live music with Second Breakfast

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr18

    Dive In Movie

    Join us for a fun, family-friendly movie projected onto our giant inflatable screen by the Cabana Pool. Weather permitting
    April 2- Zootopia
    April 4- The Little Mermaid
    April 11- Minions
    April 18 -Finding Dory
    Apirl 25- Ratatouille

    Cabana Pool | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr19

    DJ Pool Party

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

    Cabana Pool | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Apr19

    Singo Music Bingo Friday-Lounge

    What's Singo? It's like bingo, but with music! Play for in house prizes!

    Lobby Bar | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Apr19

    Live music with Jacob Mohr

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr19

    Fire Pit and Smores

    Join us at  the fire pit! Make smores and have good conversation! ( While supplies last)

    Tripp Tide Bar | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Misty Mermaid
    Apr20

    Meet Misty the Mermaid

    Stop by the Grotto pool to meet, greet and take photos with Misty herself.
    (Break 12:45-1:15pm)

    Grotto or Cabana Pool | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Apr20

    Karaoke

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

    Lounge | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr20

    Live Music with Ryan Stroud

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr21

    Live music with Esralie Mack

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Apr22

    Live music with Jamah Terry

    Live music with Jamah Terry

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Apr23

    Meet Misty the Mermaid

    Snap a picture with our resident mermaid!

    Grotto or Cabana Pool | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Apr23

    Live music with Daniel Boone

    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
  • Apr24

    Live Music with Jacob Mohr

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Apr25

    Live music with Rick Esguerra

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Apr26

    Live music with Daniel Boone

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May3

    Live music with Eric Stone

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May4

    May 4th Glow Pool Party

    Celebrate May 4th with a "May the force" be with you pool party!

    Grotto or Cabana Pool | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • May7

    Singo! Music Bingo Tuesday-Lounge

    What's Singo? It's like bingo, but with music! Play for in house prizes! Free to play

    Lobby Bar | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • May8

    DJ at the Tripp Tide bar

    weather permitting

    Tripp Tide Bar | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • May9

    Live music with Alexa Burroughs

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

    Tripp Tide Bar | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Misty the mermaid
    May14

    Meet Mila the mermaid

    at the Grotto Pool

    Grotto Pool | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • resort
    May19

    Character Brunch with first mate Mickey

    Character Brunch with pirate Mickey

    Coastal Kitchen | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • May26

    Character Brunch with Misty the mermaid

    Character Brunch with Misty the mermaid

    Coastal Kitchen | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Aloha island party
    May29

    Aloha Island Party

    Wednesday nights during summer are a fun and festive evening of fireworks, music and fun on the beach patio!

    Beach Patio | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • beachside firework show
    May29

    Fireworks

    Join us for Fireworks! Pick your view: Beach, Beach patio or balcony window!

    Tripp Tide Bar | 9:00 PM - 9:05 PM
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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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